We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Melissa Keith, also of KSU, continued the anti-West, anti-imperialist theme by recycling 1970s feminist theory in her paper titled, "Defining the Erotic Mystical Global Paradigm: From Inanna to the Bhagavad-Gita to Audre Lorde." The feminist discovery of the "wild" (thanks to Lorde, Adrienne Rich, and Judy Grahn) dismantled the archetypical story of the West, that of the hero, with God as the patriarch. Lorde's rescuing of the "erotic" from its association with the "pornographic" and overturning--again--the old "dualities" of spirit over nature, was enthusiastically hailed. "Reclaiming" and "renaming" private body parts (this was soon after the Vagina Monologues season, after all) leads to staking out "intellectual space." As for implementation, Keith said teaching the explicit poetry of Judy Grahn in a small class of "mature" students provides "quite an amazing experience."
Judy Grahn, poet for the lame. Against better judgement, I followed the link to her Web page and picked my way through the literary trash she has discarded there like so many empty Coke cans by the roadside.
All I could muster was a little vomit in the back of my throat...
Somehow I'm reminded of a dialogue between Steven Hawking and Shirley McLane back when everyone and their brother was channeling Ramptha and auto-writing the mysteries of the ages. McLane, fresh from writing Out on a Limb, went on at length about her "philosophy" and when she finished Hawking responded by saying he had no idea what she was talking about. It was all very amusing.
Here's the closest I've come on the inner-tubes to reproducing the profundity of McLane's musings: The Postmodern Generator. It fairly reproduces the dreck you quoted above. The page is auto-generated by a Dada engine. Apparently, thanks to modern technology, your computer can channel the spirit of Dada. Refresh the page over-and-over to see completely new dreck spewed into existence. All very amusing coming from a text-generator, less so from actual people.
re. The Postmodern Generator. That was fun. Great time saver when you're in the mood for babble. Have never seen so much gibberish, or so many weird department names, in so short a time. Are you sure these articles aren't satirical?
I wanted to be fair about this, before commenting from an imperialist-bourgeoisie-male-sexist-I've actually got a real job-style perspective.
So I tried to find "Defining the Erotic Mystical Global Paradigm: From Inanna to the Bhagavad-Gita to Audre Lorde", online. I could not. This was fortunate since even reading the summary caused a temporary loss of consciousness.
All I can say is that my initial thought -- someone needs to get laid -- is true.
They are misunderstood nihilists
The receiver is misaligned and evil
Not doing as they require is sexist, racist, or an elitist, unable to understand what's presented
They deserve far better than they have, and its your fault
Once you get past that, ignore them and move onto fruitful things, like enjoying