Atlantis Alumni

Friday, September 14, 2012

Clash With Modernity

In regard to the current crisis in the Middle East Dan wrote to ne: "in the countries of the Middle East no one understands the 'American concept of free speech.'" Of course he is right. This is a clash between modernity and the middle ages. The movie is garbage, but par for the course in this country. There is so much of that level of trash out there in the West that one becomes de-sensatized to it living here. Gay people, in particular, have been the brunt of this sort of thing for decades coming from comics like Sam Kineson (now dead), religious bigots, and other homophobes. But while we may demonstrate against a movie like Cruising, we don't go out and burn down buildings and kill people.

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