Monday, October 18, 2010

Again with the IOZ:

Somebody at SMBIVA criticizes anarchy, sort of using IOZ (or, at least words that IOZ chose to put on his blog) as a starting point/almost an example, which prompts IOZ to respond, which prompts comments along the lines of both "why are mommy and daddy yelling?" mixed with "why would two people want to spend time exchanging ideas with one another?"

Is this a product of our catering-to-the-individual consumer culture, or has heated discussion always been frowned upon as a "legitimate" pastime?

1 comment:

Ethan said...

I actually remember ioz posting something a while ago about how Americans like to think we ("we" meaning "a bunch of people including the speaker" and not meant to assume that you're American, since it occurs to me that I don't know if you are or not) are all ruggedly individualistic, but really we all go out of our way to agree with one another as much as possible. I think it's some of that.

Lemme see if I can find the link.

Hmm. Nope. Anyway, that.