Skip to comments.Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer [Gore Vidal Dead]
Posted on 08/01/2012 4:37:16 AM PDT by Perdogg
Gore Vidal, the elegant, acerbic all-around man of letters who presided with a certain relish over what he declared to be the end of American civilization, died on Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, where he moved in 2003, after years of living in Ravello, Italy. He was 86.
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Rabidly Anti-American Liberal as well..... too bad.
He was consistent, he hated America and he left.
The man was great propagandist.
I hope he meets Goebbels in hell.
The hardcore lefty Gore Vidal died, huh?
I thought he had been dead for a while. If the NYT thinks it is a great loss, it isn’t.
The homosexual websites are all wearing fashionable black armbands.
>> I thought he had been dead for a while.
Nah, he just stank as though he were dead. :-)
He will not be missed by anyone I know.
His life one of sound and fury, or at least a life of calculated provocations signifying nothing, certainly nothing permanent, Gore Vidal from beginning to end is a token of the homosexual impulse toward nihilism. A young writer on the make, a celebrity who took on Andy Warhol dimensions as a political commentator famous for being famous and he got to be famous by being contentious and provocative.
Analogous to a young but ambitious homosexual fashion designer who must contrive a way to make his mark, he does it by pushing past the bounds of civility and comity. So a new and more bizarre look is introduced for this year's line. We see the same phenomenon in dance at the high culture level of ballet or at the base level of Lady Gaga. Each performance demands greater deviation from societal norm than the last. This is a calculated and cynical exploitation of the senses which desensitizes them and requires ever more and more sensationalism to break free of the pack careers.
The problem for us conservatives is that Gore Vidal exploited this technique in the political arena where he found a media eager to play a symbiotic game with him by which the media fed the beast with more and more sensational meat. The media was eager to play the game for another perhaps subconscious reason. The cynicism of Gore Vidal matched perfectly the inevitable nihilism of the Critical Theory, a Weltanschauung which is as been systematically implanted in the chattering classes in the course of acquiring their journalism degrees.
Too bad Buckley only threatened to sock that marxist queer in his G.D. face.
Dumb ass Commie!! So he’s dead.....I lost one of my socks ....guess which one I care about more!!!
If the presider over Americas decline is dead, does that mean that Americas decline is dead?
They forgot totally deranged. Vidal did have an interesting style comprised by his insane political beliefs. Like virtually all leftist artistes, Vidal thought he had some sort of secret info about the evil U.S. witheld from the rest of the population. Only geniuses like himself knew the extent of the perfidy. In the end, Vidal’s literary output was almost unreadable blinded as was to his hatred for his own country. He probably never got over getting turned down for some political prize because he was a homo.
correction: comprised is supposed to be compromised.
Live From Golgotha, for example, rewrites the Gospels, with Saint Paul as a huckster and pederast and Jesus a buffoon. John Rechy said of it in The Los Angeles Times Book Review, If God exists and Jesus is His son, then Gore Vidal is going to Hell.
Though I found him loathsome, I pity him today because God does indeed exist and Jesus Christ will be his judge.
” Gore Vidal...declared to be the end of American civilization, died on Tuesday...”
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