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reply to post by Kantzveldt
I had to look up the Frankfurt School, never heard of it. As for games, not really my thing, I am currently trying to dissuade my son from putting Monopoly on his christmas list...loathe the game, and most board (bored) games for that matter...though I am partial to Scrabble, and the odd game of Cluedo when the mood hits me. I do have voyeuristic tendencies though, and people watching is a favourite pass-time. I don't laugh when people stumble, I do like to lend a hand though, if it is welcome.
I was fully aware of your prejudices, it colours everything that you write and present on these boards, this thread offered me an opportunity to pick your brain and see how aware you are of that, and I am pleased to see that you lack any real conviction in those views, they are just something that you have adhered too, not something that is deep seated or fanatically based. More a sensitivity of the palette than an acquired taste.
You are clearly a very intelligent young woman, and as I have said before, you have an exceptional eye for finding interesting bits and pieces, but your perception is somewhat rigid and when pressed, you struggle to express an opinion and become guarded, or quote others. You don't trust yourself, or your intuition, and that I think is a shame, because clearly, there is a very passionate and expressive woman screaming to get out. And I for one, look forward to the day that she does, because I bet she is really very, very interesting.
All the very best, and I apologise for raising your hackles (again)edit on 23-11-2013 by KilgoreTrout because: (no reason given)
Well i would know of the Frankfurt School because it can be an aspect of my work, i tend to get sent on inter-communal seminars and such forth, because the general common ground between your average Liberal-Leftist Arts community worker and say a Muslim or Hindu group doesn't extend far beyond Oh yes Nazi's, very bad...but i will always have genuine interest and the capacity to engage with such.
I had noted of course you were getting on my case, that you would compartmentalize me into some card-board box and slap all sorts of labels on it and only let me out on the promise of good behaviour and pat on the head as reward, but i think that's presumptuous and misguided on your part, not that i am mad because it's only based on what i raise and suggest, but still not so good, and so i forced this issue to provide explanation.
I was fully aware of your prejudices, it colours everything that you write and present on these boards, this thread offered me an opportunity to pick your brain and see how aware you are of that
I am not interested in your political and religious affiliations unless they serve to distort your overall perception, such as your inability to acknowledge or recognise semitic cultural influence in the Near East.
...Additionally, with this in mind, we should always be conscious of what predisposes us to reach certain conclusions, and in doing so recalibrate those interpretations accordingly, and it is this that indicated to me that you were predisposed towards a negative view of semitic culture, as you consistently deny or ignore it’s influence. You also have an aesthetic sense that inclines you towards Western idealised notions of romantism, and beauty.