A comment on another blog has got me thinking. That...and an article in the paper this morning from the "Ayn Rand Institute" that says we need to celebrate "WESTERN CIVILIZATION" on Columbus day.
I don't think Ayn Rand would put up with the pap that comes from her institute.
The blog, on the other hand, was discussing western thought.
Groucho Marx showed up in the middle of it.
As well he should!
The Marx brothers, especially in Duck Soup. Go about destroying western thought in rather neat ways. What bit of language cannot be turned against itself. What is power when all power can be shown to be ignorance.
Monty Python is another group that shows the end of western thought and civilization. The "Michael Ellis" episode and "Meaning of Life" are the best.
What ground is there to stand on, friends? What is great about "WESTERN CIV"!.
And yet, today, I cast about for an argument to support my "musical elitism". So called.
Isn't it amazing that those defending western ideas, and western civilization are nearly completely ignorant of the art and theater of the "WESTERN CANON"?
As if "WESTERN CIV" is some kind of indoctrination. Which is what "WESTERN" thought is against.
If there is western thought...
Whatever it is, I'm against it.
You'd better hope there's intelligent life
Somewhere out in space
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.
Did Shakespeare say it better? Not that's there's anything wrong with that.