Sunday, 1 November 2015

"It is a Strange Cabbalistic World Out There"!

Quote; "Re: The symptom that is Howard Jacobson...

Posted by Gerard on October 31, 2015, 11:37 pm, in reply to "The symptom that is Howard Jacobson..."

"It is a strange, cabbalistic world out there in the celibate darkness of digital resentment forums, where people for good reason denied a platform of their own cling to the coat-tails of those published in the daylight, froth in envious rage, share one anothers small and bitter diatribes and as a matter of principle find nothing funny*, not even when it patently is as for example, Amis' really rather fond description of weedy, nervy, thrifty Corbynites each with a little folded purse full of humid coins. Its that word humid that does the trick and marks the writer his detractors will never be**."

Does he mean "sweaty" or is he dehumanising the process owing to some horrible machine-logic of his own (or maybe we should cut him some slack, "humid" could refer to our current climatic problems suggesting a "dweller on the threshold" -is this so Mr.Amis? If so then a joke only for the cognoscente n'est ce pas?-)?

You can bet it gets "uncomfortable" in there!

*Excuse me!!!!! I mean sorry I'm going a little mutton-jeff..Why publish on the internet at all then...doesn't "one" make some of ones living online? This should be "pinned-up"!

**That would be funny if it wasn't so sad!" Post to MediaLens message board (subject to edit at author's discretion), go to: http://members5.boardhost.com/medialens/msg/1446334662.html
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..and not may I submit as funny as (paraphr); "honestly but naively espousing a version of capitalism that only ever existed in Adam Smith's head!" (said by one of the lady MLMB members about our Keiser!) .

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When I joined the discussion on the MediaLens message board concerning the inbalance in the reporting of  U.S. vs Russian airstrikes in Syria by the BBC's Mark Urban; see latest MediaLens alert:  'Let's Bring In Our Pentagon Spokesman' - Bombing Syria 
Go to: http://www.medialens.org/index.php/alerts/alert-archive/2015/806-bombing-syria.html
I found cause to quote Howard Jacobson's article again; "Take some of the responses to Martin Amis's splenetic and self-consciously snobby dismantling of Jeremy Corbyn in The Sunday Times last week. That the straight-faced of social media were going to throw a blue fit over this would assuredly have entered Amis's calculations. It can be fun for a writer with a comic gift to drive the over-principled into an apoplexy. That's part of what a comic gift is for. Dance, says Martin Amis, and true to expectation, they dance their hobbled dance, outraged by his ridicule, sickened by the position of educational privilege from which he mocks Corbyn's intellectual penury, primly unamused by the unashamedly ad hominem nature of his attack. (No matter that with Jeremy Corbyn a man admired for nothing more substantial than his authenticity ad hominem is all there is.)"

As a literary critic I was trained to "compare and contrast"!  That last sentence is a poorly conceived (and rather amateurish), "mugging" (See the parallels?)! "Nothing more substantial" Condescending prig...strips Jeremy and leaves him without even his name..(and Jacobson gets away with it because he is a self-consciously smug splenetic git himself), ...it must strip him because suffering from his terrible intellectual poverty the rags he stood up in were all he had left...As the "Eton-mess" sashay up the road laughing, joking and wiping the peasant's blood from their stilettos....charmed (as usual), ........ " Go to: http://members5.boardhost.com/medialens/msg/1446725224.html view thread (posts to MediaLens message board subject to edit at author's discretion).

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