Monday, February 21, 2011
Was the last post politically neutral?
My wife says, "absolutely not." She seemed shocked when I pointed out that I did not note--not at all--who boobman might have supported.
"But you DID!" she said.
And it went on like this for quite a surprising amount of time; it began to resemble the Monty Python "Argument Clinic" skit.
Finally I said, "No, YOU read the politics into it, thus confirming my only implicit point--that culture reveals politics. But I nowhere suggested how plastic-boob guy voted. Your sureness that I did simply reveals the obvious--not about me but about him."
And she concluded, "Sure. You didn't say it. Just as Fox and Glenn Beck don't *say* that Obama hates America or that he is a Muslim or was born in Africa or whatever. But they imply it, and you hate their ridiculous stance of plausible deniability. And I'm just saying you did the same. Which is fine with me. I don't care. I like what you wrote. But you should be honest with yourself about it."
So reader, Am I right or what???
.....I ask, perfectly neutrally.