Well now

It was also imperative to understand how the previous rulers of our land had presented this subjugation as normal, natural and benign; how they had been covertly selling us an American model of success and consumer affluence as the false solution to poverty and misdevelopment.

I’ve always thought that getting rich was a damn good cure for poverty.

11 comments on “Well now

  1. The “Imperialism” of Donald Duck.

    Anybody who could write such shite is an extremely dangerous lunatic. Even Lenin and the gang weren’t this crazy.

    I am more and more partial to the hope that civil war will break out. The sheer wickedness and rank insanity of the left must be curbed before it is able to destroy everything and everybody.

  2. Seems about normal for the time and place. Recall that no UK publisher would touch Tintin in the Congo because of its perceived racism, but the Belgians and French lapped it up.

    Overall, this is on a par with those slow-news-day Guardian stories that accuse Dennis the Menace and Desperate Dan accused of sexism and toxic masculinity respectively.

  3. Can’t help regard Augusto Pinochet as a sort of proto-Ecks. We should our one control of the military & let him get on with it. There’s no shortage of football stadia, either.

  4. ‘terminating his remarkable experiment of building socialism through peaceful means’

    ‘As president, Allende adopted a policy of nationalization of industries and collectivisation’ – Wikipedia

    Nothing remarkable here. Same old socialist idiocy.

    ‘Although Armand and I were indeed university professors – and our research was underpinned by knowledge of Cervantes, Shakespeare, Umberto Eco and Antonio Gramsci’

    Interesting that he cites Gramsci, who had warned 40 years earlier that the Soviet model of nationalization of industries and collectivisation would fail. It would always fail.

    Leftists do the same thing over and over, and expect a different result. Insanity it is. As well as evil.

  5. It was also imperative to understand how the previous rulers of our land had presented this subjugation as normal, natural and benign; how they had been covertly selling us an American model of success and consumer affluence as the false solution to poverty and misdevelopment.

    This quote has the sort intellectual rigor you’d expect of a none-to-bright 19 year old grievance studies major at a third tier private college that holds itself out as ‘almost Ivy League’.

  6. Actually, it would be half the private colleges in Ohio. Schools like Dennison, the College of Wooster, and Oberlin are chock full of kids who were either too stupid to get in on their own merit or whose parents weren’t rich enough to buy them in. So the kid gets sent off to Dennison and everyone in the family pretends it’s the Yale of the Midwest.

  7. “Described in this summary fashion, How to Read Donald Duck might seem like another dreary academic, jargon-filled leftwing semiotic exercise condemning the bourgeois, capitalist, neocolonial cultural impositions.”

    No! Never!

  8. “It was also imperative to understand how the previous rulers of our land had presented this subjugation as normal, natural and benign…”

    There was me thinking this was going to be about the EU, until I noticed the link was to The Graun. #disappointed

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