The odour of sanctimony

Dalrymple on the Pecksniffy, teddy-ursine, oleaginous, psychobabbling, odious pronouncements of Airbnb

Dalrymple on the Pecksniffy, teddy-ursine, oleaginous, psychobabbling, odious pronouncements of Airbnb

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  • WOOF (@WOOFALERTS)  On November 8, 2016 at 20:33

    We at WOOF have long lamented that in its rejection of religion and its compensatory reliance on the imaginary ethics of humanism, the Left has settled for manifesting sanctimony and umbrage almost exclusively, and almost always factitiously, its only authentically felt passion, seemingly, being rage.

    At the level of the herd, as your remarks underscore, this frequently reduces to untenable prescriptions that sound wonderfully humanitarian despite being impossible in praxis. It’s not that the issuers of such pronouncements don’t mean well—it is simply that language as a means of logical formulation was never recommended to them. Thus, you are implored to eschew “judgment or bias” whether interacting with hod carriers in Calcutta or terrorists on a killing spree. Part of the problem is the divorcement from reality requisite to liberalism; but part is the readiness of modern westerners to accept didacticism at the expense of reason.

    As an example: Several of us teach psychology at Universities where the products of contemporary counseling courses come to us spouting assurances that they will never judge their clients. Asked how they intend to assign (mandatory) DSM diagnoses to clients whom they refuse to judge, they are struck dumb. Eventually, someone stammers, “but that’s not what we meant,” just as the folks at Airbnb probably didn’t mean what their syntax meant—they just didn’t think about it—because….sanctimony!

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