Monthly Archives: August 2022
Why run a race when you could walk the path?
I’m the best, obviously.
Funny how the academics who complain most about “objectivity,” “meritocracy,” and the like are always the most shamelessly in it for themselves.
The Meritorious need a chance to compete.
“Equality of opportunity” is ancient bureaucratic ideology transposed into capitalist market idioms.
What is on that shelf?
Our appreciation of printed books includes their value as cultural capital.
What is that one called?
When they can’t be bothered to learn to pronounce your name, what they’re saying is “I’ll call you whatever the fuck I want.”
What is this one called?
When they can’t be bothered to learn your name, what they’re saying is “I’ll call you whatever the fuck I want.”
Ordinary and extraordinary.
The extraordinary is the ordinary intensified and hence less orderly.
How ironic when the things we are on record as having recently fabricated are mistaken as impossible to change.
You could say critique comes from self-reflexive thought.
I think it comes more directly from working-through anxiety and aggression, dread and outrage.
Wilson Yip, “Yip Man.”
The line about the Japanese lack of understanding of Confucianism was ridiculous—yet no more so than other “moral” and “national” explanations of violence.