Friday, July 18, 2008

A Simple Point:

From the Nunberg piece I mentioned in the last entry:

the right has managed to reconfigure the polarities of American politics so that economic divisions are trumped by the bogus cultural distinctions of the "red-blue" divide
I think I know how Lakoff would respond, and I'd agree with him:

if it ain't "bogus" to them, then it ain't "bogus". And if you continue to ignore how the definition of "bogus" has changed, or how conservatives work to change how people think of "bogus", and think that you can appeal to a pure Cartesian dualist "reason" in order to sway people to your side?

Well, you deserve the drubbing you'll inevitably get.

No comments:

Post a Comment