From: Lee Daniel Crocker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jan 17 2002 - 12:41:30 MST
> Lee wrote, quoting Forrest Bishop:
> > >> Scholarly consensus enables supreme control of the general will
> > >> in preparing for submission to the shared aspirations of a
> > >> participatory global security landscape. Facilitation of
> > >> cooperation rests on a solid foundation of collective strength
> > >> under the generous, charismatic leadership of esteemed public
> > >> policy savants in order to actualize the infrastructure of a
> > >> global governance regime.
> > Is that paragraph really something said by a thinking human
> > being? It reads like computer-generated prose fed by a database
> > of old issues of /Social Text/ or something. If this is typical
> > of the output of a certain organization, I see no reason to
> > take that organization seriously.
> I'm pretty sure that Forrest was writing satirically, perhaps aided by
> a post-modern jargon generator. He was making fun of J. Hughes' article
> by exagerrating its use of academic jargon and political correctness.
> "The holistic mixmaster of catagorical imperative"? I really doubt
> that he meant this seriously.
Thanks, I suspected as much, but I didn't have the mail history to check,
and it seemed that others were replying to it as if it were serious.
I thought I remembered Forrest having more sense than that.
-- Lee Daniel Crocker <email@example.com> <http://www.piclab.com/lee/> "All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past, are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC
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