I believe it may be subtly educational to newer members/lurkers, to see a moron's "opinions" shot down.
we don't want to become elitist assholes who are too damn close-minded
Quote from: Caffeine on August 18, 2010, 02:38:18 AMwe don't want to become elitist assholes who are too damn close-mindedFar too late for me. I'm the biggest, most elitist asshole here.
I hesitate to universalize my own embarrassing struggle with the need to be "liked," both on Facebook and elsewhere. I will, however, go so far as to say that there is something inherent in our shared human consciousness which pushes us to follow the herd, to court the favor of our peers and the powers-that-be, and otherwise to show ourselves worthy objects of admiration to the world. Yet there is also, I have found (and perhaps you have, too), a liberating, even deliriously intoxicating sense of release and relief that accompanies the conscious decision to forego such approval-seeking pursuits, and instead to fling oneself headlong into sheer, glorious disrepute. There is a delicious delight in ceasing to even try to be attractive or appealing to others, but rather to cutlivate a positive disdain for what the world in its foolishness deems to be "attractiveness"-- to jilt the Zeitgeist and all of its guardians, to hurl defiance into the teeth of all of the principalities and powers of the age, in the haughty manner of a prom queen, yet in the mien of a shabby, smelly, spat-upon, shat-upon outcaste; in short, to upset the balance of corruption and deceit in this world of naught.http://www.alternativeright.com/main/blogs/untimely-observations/thanks-for-nothing/
I'm the biggest, most elitist asshole here.