Category Archives: illiterate people

Popularity of public hangings

Populist hangout: Tyburn

Populist hangout: Tyburn

Kimmelman makes the Pompidou Centre sound like a new, unpleasant cancer therapy

Dalrymple reports that the architecture critic of the New York Times has described the Pompidou Centre’s ‘breakthrough‘, namely ‘not just the inside-out factory aesthetic but the development of a populist hangout’.

Kimmelman forgets, writes Dalrymple

that public executions were also ‘a populist [or is it popular?] hangout’ and probably would be still if carried out.

Kimmelman’s populist hangout

Something of a prat: Dalrymple writes that according to the architecture correspondent of the New York Times, someone called Michael Kimmelman, the 'breakthrough' of the Centre Georges Pompidou (1971-77, Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Gianfranco Franchini) was 'the development of a populist hangout'. Does Kimmelman mean that those who enunciate mass ideologies, the likes of Heinz-Christian Strache, Ron Paul, Pablo Iglesias, Alexis Tsipras, Nigel Farage, Tom Van Grieken, Marine Le Pen, Manfred Rouhs and Geert Wilders, enjoy 'hanging out' at the Pompidou Centre? No. Does Kimmelman mean that latter-day adherents of the inter-war French literary movement that focused on the concerns of ordinary people prefer to ‘hang out’ at the Pompidou Centre? No. Does Kimmelman pay any attention to what he is saying? No. Should we read Kimmelman or indeed the New York Times? No.

Prattish: the architecture critic of the New York Times, Michael Kimmelman, has written, Dalrymple reports, that the ‘breakthrough’ of the Centre Georges Pompidou (1971-77, Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Gianfranco Franchini) was ‘the development of a populist hangout’.

Grievous discrimination in our courts

They have formed a cabal to keep the unintelligent in their place, deny them their rights, and discriminate against them

They have formed a cabal to keep the unintelligent in their place, deny them their rights, and discriminate against them

Despite all that has been achieved since the 1960s by wise and enlightened progressives to create the happy and just society that we inhabit today, large inequalities persist.

Instance No. 46: the legal profession

There is a deep problem with our barristers and judges. Dalrymple points out that the following groups are scandalously under-represented on the bench:

  • the innumerate
  • the subnormal
  • infants
  • members of the housebreaking community
  • the only averagely intelligent
  • the semi-literate
  • the schizophrenic
  • members of the drug-dealing community
  • the illiterate
  • the deaf
  • the unintelligent
  • members of the dangerous-driving community
  • the demented