What do you do if you’re a university student and you’ve just finished 2 poorly researched, sloppily written undergraduate essays, neither of which contains even a modicum of critical or analytical thought? Go to the pub and drown your sorrows? Hit the books and start studying your subject so you can do better next time?
Don’t be ridiculous. This is the age of Big Brother and webcams, where every embarrassing moment can be lived out in cyberspace for the vicarious pleasure of neo-voyeurs (I’m not sure what the “neo” prefix signifies, but all trendy writing must now contain at least one such neologism, and I’ve just scored two). You publish your masterpieces on your blog!!
Pointing out that they [KAP:the Black Panthers] were corrupt and involved in extortion, prostitution, intimidation, robbery, etc? Show me a political party or movement that hasn’t been involved in such things.
Show me a political party that has, at least in the liberal-democratic west (but that’s neo-racism, according to Rob). Or this one:
The Black Panthers were criminals, yes. But this was an essay about their political impact, not their involvement in extortion, robbery, prostitution and drug dealing.
All I’ve argued is that violent rhetoric and the threat of revolution was required to bring the problems facing Black America (and not the bourgeois blacks represented by MLK and the like) to the attention of white America.
Or this one:
These essays are by no means good. Like every other undergraduate, my main goal was to finish them as quickly as possible and head to the pub.
Then why did you stop to upload them onto your blog, Rob? I usually try not to get into this abusive style of blogging, but these essays display such egregious, tunnel-vision, unexamined neo-leftie (three!) hypocritical nonsense that I couldn’t help myself. I probably should have gone to the pub too. I mean, it’s not as if most of the neo-rightie (four!) bloggers are renowned for subtlety, wit or intelligent analysis either.