Comments: Urgh

I have been reading Dennis Perrin’s posts ever since I discovered him through this blog for which I am very grateful. I never know what Dennis will be coming up with but it is always worth reading.

It is somewhat amusing how people react to loners or those who do not fully cooperate with accepted social protocol. “What, you didn’t watch the basketball game last night?” You know the routine. I have an uncle who was amazed that I have no interest in organized sports when I told him so about 30 years ago and he still has not gotten over it to this day.

Americans view themselves as rugged individuals yet they all wear the various uniforms of what ever social group they belong to or aspire to. Blue jeans, tee shirts and hiking boots topped with a baseball cap for some, Kaki pants paired with loafers a golf shirt and a sweater draped over the shoulders for others. I suppose it is about what you want to project but these are all uniforms of one form or another. If Americans are actually rugged free thinking individuals I have seen very little evidence that this is at all true. Or look at the majority of support for the Iraq War when it first began, oh sure there are plenty of people against it NOW but it is a bit late in the game for that. So how much rugged individualistic thinking was there during the build-up to the Iraq War, not much, not much at all. Maybe Americans are rugged sheep but that is about all the credit I will give towards the rugged individual theory.

Posted by rob payne at April 18, 2007 06:24 PM

This attempt to analyse people by their writings is so plain stupid...and by the way, it disturbs me that an English major apparently has not read "Titus Andronicus"...hoo boy if you were looking for twisted violence, the BARD had it in SPADES!

Posted by En Ming Hee at April 18, 2007 09:58 PM

If the scare-mongers who want to asign useful predictability to Cho's play's had read any of Joe Orton's plays in the 60s, maybe they would have encouraged his lover to kill him. Oh, wait...

Posted by Jonathan Versen at April 18, 2007 11:54 PM

I wonder what would have happened if he'd had Stephen King for his writing professor.

Posted by Aunt Deb at April 19, 2007 08:40 AM