Skip to comments.The Voice of the Neuter is Heard Throughout the Land
Posted on 01/26/2006 10:46:31 PM PST by Checkers
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This pretty much describes the conservative American's view of France. But it has arrived at a theater near you.
Ahh, but they're spurred into action with Pavlovian certainty...given the correct stimulus.
I have a niece...pod person, as above. I made a negative comment about two guys kissing on TV . She threw a vase at me, and burst into tears. They're an army of effete who will kill like robots for the politically correct reason, then declare insanity. Spooky.
The "Whatever" voice is the symbol of the whole disaffected, amoral, proudly disinterested pack running through our culture. I hear that voice every day in my work and it makes me want to scream. But then, I've been told all my life that I talk like...like I think MY opinion MEANS something, and don't I know that some people don't LIKE that tone in my voice?
Listen to the complete audio of this. And save it. It's a snapshot of a generation. And it sure as hell ain't the Greatest Generation.
" I talk like...like I think MY opinion MEANS something, and don't I know that some people don't LIKE that tone in my voice? "
It's made it virtually impossible for me to work congenially with people of a certain age, because they are enraged by any confident statement of opinion.
You threw it back I hope.
whoa... now that would have been worth having the video camera running - an instant America's funniest home videos classic!
FINALLY!!!! A thorough incisive article which discusses my total disgust with the sounds I hear each and every day.
Totally on target and thanks.
And yet, this same generation has given us these citizen-soldiers who risk all every day for all of us.
I know the type. They are the new "Holier Than Thou" church ladies without a church.
Give people something worth believing in, and they become transformed. Military does that, amongst other things.
This is the same thinking that condemns the entire 60's generation disregarding people that didn't rebel, people like W.
In a way this piece extends the thesis put forth in Bloom's book, The Closing of the American Mind; what drove him to distraction was the fact that his students had no convictions based in what they considered truth as though truth was just another condiment on the buffet tray.
"The "Whatever" voice is the symbol of the whole disaffected, amoral, proudly disinterested pack running through our culture. "
You can hear it every day, all day on NPR.
"You can hear it every day, all day on NPR."
Don't you threaten me. ;^)
"In a way this piece extends the thesis put forth in Bloom's book, The Closing of the American Mind"
It's a shame that book has faded into obscurity. It's a very important work, IMO.
That's it. The sound of an insulated, priviliged class. A dry, world-weary insolence bred of lethargy mistakenas dispassion.
The perfect bureacrats. Insects.
Last night I couldn't sleep and stayed up watching tv. I landed on WHYY, the Philadelphia PBS affiliate. They were airing, evidently having exhausted their usual nonsense, what I suppose they considered filler material: recordings of great performances by great artists, of the greatest works-- artists like Herman Prey, Kathleen Battle, works by Monteverdi and Handel,Strauss, Bernstein, classical ballet with Nuryev--to name just a few I can recall.
It was sublime, and I glimpsed a recollection of what we used to be.
What a difference.
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