Author Archives: Robert

About Robert

English, and a baffling cliche.

What are we Actually trying to prove?

This one, no links, no analysis, just a good old fashioned post-about-a-post, the first and last you’ll get from me, I swear.
“For if Tasso, ‘fashioned in the pure poetry of the atmosphere of antiquity, who showed more judgment and genius than any other Italian for many a long year’, now finds himself ‘in so wretched a state, surviving… Read the rest

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Religion and Capitalism, or: We are all still Christians.

Religion and Capitalism, or: We are all still Christians.

Just the one more, I think. And then I’ll leave you alone.
One
Marx: “They do not know it, but they are doing it.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLp5m9PiQQ0
A question: “Who does he think he is? Who is he preening for? Who does he think is watching him?”
An answer: You. None of that happens without you. Whether you think “Ooh, look… Read the rest

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Meaning Beyond Question, or: Even if there is no God, there is a God.

Meaning Beyond Question, or: Even if there is no God, there is a God.

Uno:
You’ll have to forgive me, this has become quite bloated. I’ve interspersed hilarious Spanish numbers as segment headings. Watch this:

This is an article about how music like the above is neo-atheist-Christian propaganda designed to sell you the concept of an external, immortal soul, manifested in the form of bright lights and light Indie music, and what that… Read the rest

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Germaine Greer, the Moseleys and the Master-Slave Dialectic

Germaine Greer, the Moseleys and the Master-Slave Dialectic

You’ll have to forgive me, I have no idea how to make this link all embedded and sexy and turn you on and make you come. Instead, self-deprecating editorializing! – LET’S GO.

Watching Question Time* recently, with Germaine Greer terrifying audiences with a post-Freudian Freudianism and Peter Hitchens admirably sticking to a party-line of reductive (yet profitable) nonsense, I… Read the rest

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