Derrida’s Tricycle

Now that Godlstein has flown the coop, Dan Collins, bon vivant and stalker about town, picks up the semiotic torch and takes it out for a spin:

Now, as I’ve said, I don’t know much about this guy. I’ve never read a book by any of the three mentioned. Never had any interest, especially in Savage. From what I’ve heard from O’Reilly and Hannity, I’d say they were very pro-religious righties. Still, it seems to me that we are seeing, as commenters noted this morning, the creation of a meme that scrubs (to use the presently favored term) the possibility of anti-Christian sentiment from the meme because of the cognitive dissonance this sets up for lefties, who would rather see this as a symptom of the related clinging to religion and guns that one would naturally expect to find in backassward Tennessee.

The evil correlation of these two elements in radical Islam is the result of root causes, but when it comes to this country, well, face it, we’re downright mean. And this despite the evidence suggesting that this guy blamed some of his troubles with his last ex-wife with the values that she had preached to her in church.

More, despite the obvious differences, the bitterness of this killer toward those who are not like him, the intolerance, is evidenced journalistically in the desire to fit the circumstances into a preexisting paradigm that flatters the intellectual predispositions of the ideology through which they view the world. O’Reilly and Hannity must therefore be hatemongers, if one who committed such an atrocity had them in his library. What those who commit atrocities in the name of Allah, on the other hand, is immaterial, because their violence is due entirely to the misinterpretations forced upon them by root causes.

It’s like baby just had his "intentionalism" and "signifier" training wheels finally removed and now he’s riding with the big boys.


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