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Wed, Dec. 9th, 2009 04:50 am
The underclass wants to become the overman!

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H. Duck
Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)

My god, this is exhausting. "Victimhood is over", proclaims white male bohemian artist of upper-class extraction...

I personally think the most interesting things about Japan are its weaknesses, but there again I'm coming from a place where I've had to go to parties with people who study Japan for a living, and are as a general matter the most tiresome exceptionalist pricks. Japan is not so great at showing its wound - I don't think they've yet begun to praxis, in any meaningful way - but hey, that's their bag, and it's very "bad difference" of me to point that out, yes?


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
theorizing about people who theorize

i'm conflicted; while i agree with you about the stubborness of japan--and yes, some of them have a touch of smugness about their exceptionalism, they don't even need western academics to help them point it out either; in these respects i always call them the americans of asia.

but aren't you being a bit blind about your own theorizing tendencies while putting others down for it?


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H. Duck
Wed, Dec. 9th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
Re: theorizing about people who theorize

I'm not putting anyone down for theorizing, just criticizing their theories.


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Dec. 9th, 2009 08:36 am (UTC)
Re: theorizing about people who theorize

You aren't just criticising their theories, and you're being disingenuous in claiming that it is all you're doing. What you are doing is more dangerous. You are dismissing momus' right to have the views at all because of his gender and background. It's a bit pathetic really, and a perfect example of what he is railing against.

You obviously have a cloth ear when it comes to irony.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)

Victimhood will never be over just as long as there are people like you who derive their sense of superiority from it. You can safely ignore the opinion of anyone who doesn't conform to your definition of the virtuously oppressed.

JS


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H. Duck
Wed, Dec. 9th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)

Let's see.. ad hominem unsupported accusation of "smugness" or "superiority"... congrats! You're completely boring.


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