“The List of Words GM is Banning Employees From Using Is Incompetence At Its Finest”
I can remember back when pointing out that the abuse of hermeneutics — that is, institutionalizing an incoherent system of interpretation — would lead, inexorably and inevitably, into a brand of tyranny and totalitarianism policed by some motivated political consensus and a will to power — was both “fundamentally unserious” (what was serious was getting McCain/Romney elected!) and “pseudo-intellectual,” despite what I’m fairly certain is a more advanced study of semiotic, speech act theory, and the prevailing theoretics surrounding textuality / narrativity than any of my critics.
It wasn’t unserious then and it isn’t unserious now. And it was never pseudo-intellectual.
Sometimes it sucks being prescient. Or at least, educated in areas that others refuse to countenance as legitimate. Because it makes absurdities like this — which were so completely predictable that I found myself shouting about them all the freaking time — that much more difficult to stomach.
Clown nose on!