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Ah, yes, of course. "Making new people" = "killing people." You have to wonder what color the sky is in their world.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2010 on And We’re Back at davidthompson
I am intensely creeped out by this persistent collectivist idea that human beings are THINGS. Like, perhaps, hunks of Play-Doh. Mold us, pose us, build aesthetically pleasing little sculptures out of us. And apparently, issue a general recall when it's determined that Play-Doh harms the environment and disrupts the Circle of Life. There are worse crimes than treating people as things, said one of Terry Pratchett's characters. "But they starts," another one answered tartly, "with thinking about people as things..."
Toggle Commented May 20, 2010 on And We’re Back at davidthompson
Hi, David, Someone provided me a link to one of your posts on fluffy, modish postmodernism, and I enjoyed your clear thinking and sharp prose so much I went on a bit of a binge through your archives. Turns out, the comment threads are just as entertaining and thought-provoking as the posts themselves. Thanks very much for providing a space where disagreements stay classy, but never boring. Patita Fea
Toggle Commented May 13, 2010 on A Blow To Us All at davidthompson
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