fasstrack Posted March 6, 2012 Report Share Posted March 6, 2012 I'm a big fan of Ford Madox Ford, and in one of his memoirs I found a blatantly anti-semitic remark. I mentioned to a friend I was disappointed and he said, "Yeah, but if you stopped reading all the anti-semites you'd be missing a lot of great literature." Not only the anti-semites. I remember being amazed in the middle of a seminal orchestration book---so seminal I can't remember the name or the author---a passage that was making some sort of negative comparison and the guy actually said 'such-and-such is like man to nigger'. I was amazed that this got by the censors alone. But other than that it was a great book, so I kept it and hoped the passage was just an unfortunate sign of the times it was written it (early 1920s, I think). I marked the page so I could show people. I'd love to see that book again to know if that sentence was ever removed. Speaking as a genuine psychopath myself, and having opened the door by mentioning and quoting from Roy Campbell, I vow to not attempt to discuss any further here why and how any number of the 20th Century's more talented literary artists -- e.g. Pound, Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, Celine, D. H. Lawrence, Robinson Jeffers, the list (however internally varied each figure might be) does go on and on -- were reactionary, anti-democratic, and in some cases outright Fascist, if only (but not only) because my head probably would explode if I tried. Now, see, if you were a genuine psychopath, you'd have a perfectly linear explanation that tied everything together nice and neat, no ambiguity, everything resolved in advance, and the only time your head would explode would be when a bullet went through it. Fraud! :g He must be a psychopath -- he's a moderator! He's worse: He's a moderator of us.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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