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Susan Sontag and the Evil of Banality
Chronicles ^ | 30 Dcember 2004 | Srdja Trifkovic

Posted on 12/30/2004 11:12:30 PM PST by Catholic54321

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1 posted on 12/30/2004 11:12:30 PM PST by Catholic54321
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"the white race is the cancer of human history"...Susan Sontag.

Good riddance.


2 posted on 12/30/2004 11:17:47 PM PST by ETERNAL WARMING
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To: Catholic54321

I knew it. The moment I saw her picture splashed onto the FNC screen, I knew she had to be an anti-war, Clinton buttkissing, hippie.


3 posted on 12/30/2004 11:25:29 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper
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To: Catholic54321

I hate to say this because it seems so un-Christian, but 2004 has been full of unexpected gifts. The demise of this virulent, anti-America, hate-filled and bitterly unhappy woman is just one more.


4 posted on 12/30/2004 11:31:02 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: ETERNAL WARMING
Actually "members of the white race who self hate and are addicted to the virtue guilt feeds and who relish destroying their own culture like Mz. Sontag" are the cancers of human history.

Another Godless messianic humanist harridan who projected her own inadequacies on the rest of us: the essence of what passes for the psyche of modern liberalism.

Hopefully....most will die off with my generation.

PS: why are they all gray haired and usually ugly? i think that is part of the problem. handsome women are happier

5 posted on 12/30/2004 11:34:23 PM PST by wardaddy (Quisiera ser un pez para tocar mi nariz en tu pecera)
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To: Catholic54321
Srdja Trifkovic has truly captured the very essence of Ms. Sontag and her, ah, "career".

He is to be congratulated.

Waiter! A bottle of your best slivovitz!

6 posted on 12/30/2004 11:43:33 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Catholic54321

well thats the probably the best obituatry we can get with someone adding the letters C and H.


7 posted on 12/30/2004 11:44:52 PM PST by GeronL (I am NOT the real bin Laden)
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To: Catholic54321

Understanding liberals:

Some people have such an overwhelming and abiding sense of inferiority and worthlessness that they have to devote their entire lives to proving how intellectually and morally superior they are to everyone else.



8 posted on 12/30/2004 11:49:07 PM PST by MikeHu
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To: Catholic54321

I think I just heard the gates of hell slam shut behind her....Clang!


9 posted on 12/30/2004 11:52:41 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: Catholic54321

I don't suspect that he gave the eulogy. Right?


11 posted on 12/30/2004 11:56:33 PM PST by doug from upland (THE RED STATES - celebrate a great American tradition)
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To: ETERNAL WARMING

With her gone, the world feels cleaner. Like removing a tick from a dog. What an odious parasite!!


12 posted on 12/31/2004 12:04:54 AM PST by aquila48
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To: Catholic54321; Clemenza; PARodrig; rmlew; Do not dub me shapka broham; firebrand; nutmeg; ...
Another self hating white Bitch is dead. Let us hope that ALL self hating white bitches and white bastrads in the world soon follow suit. Let them all drop dead.



13 posted on 12/31/2004 12:22:38 AM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat)
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To: hsalaw

Apparently, you don't hate to say it enough not to say it.

And yes, it probably is "un-Christian" to consider the death of someone you've decided is "unhappy" (among other things) to be a "gift."


14 posted on 12/31/2004 12:26:01 AM PST by Viet_Thuy
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The obituarists described her as "one of America's most influential intellectuals

She was a worthless HACK, who appealed to the rewrite history crowd who will tout her name until they die, and their children until they die. But fewer people are listening to them.

These fools had their century - the 20th century. Now it's time for people to live again.

15 posted on 12/31/2004 2:06:03 AM PST by sevry
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I agree with most of what the author says, although I think it's overstating it to say her death was four decades overdue. I wouldn't wish death on her for being a misguided egomaniac, but I would say that we were at least four decades past the point at which society should have started ignoring her completely.

Sontag, Mailer and the whole crowd of current New York Times-approved literati are the sorriest excuse for "intellectuals" that this nation has ever seen. I am constantly amazed at what passes for "intellectuals" these days. They are, at best, mediocre minds, and most of them haven't written a sentence worth reading since Neil Armstrong skipped across the moon. They are spoiled, self-referential and -reverential blowhards, all holding the same divorced-from-reality views and expounding on them by blithering four-dollar English major buzzwords at excruciating length in a style that critics call "stream of consciousness" but that I refer to as "typewriter diarrhea." They attack concepts such as conciseness and clarity in other authors, sneering at writers capable of conveying ideas cleanly and quickly as "hacks" or "mere craftsmen," because they know that if they could not baffle their acolytes with great, raging tsunamis of meaningless words and disjointed phrases, they might actually have to express clearly what it is they are thinking, and we would all discover just how small, cliquish, cliched and stupid most of their ideas really are.

In the immortal words of Ian Sholes (Merle Kessler), a better writer than Susan Sontag could ever hope to be, "Writers who complain that nobody reads anymore really mean 'nobody reads ME, boo-hoo!'"

Side note: a few years back, my wife played Emily Dickinson in a production of Sontag's "Alice In Bed," and as her driver, I was present for every rehearsal and every performance. The acting was superb, but I deserve more Purple Hearts than John Kerry for sitting through that script so many times.

16 posted on 12/31/2004 2:35:44 AM PST by HHFi
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People like Ms. Sontag don't acquire their worldview because they are ugly, it's the other way around.
The emptiness, immorality, and loathing inside of them makes them become "gray and ugly".


17 posted on 12/31/2004 2:42:34 AM PST by GadareneDemoniac
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"Imagine that Nazi Germany had had no expansionist ambitions but had simply made it a policy in the late 1930's and early 1940's to slaughter all the German Jews. Do we think a government has the right to do whatever it wants on its own territory? Maybe the governments of Europe would have said that 60 years ago. But would we approve now of their decision?"

So by using her own logic, Ms. Sontag should have supported the war in Iraq.
18 posted on 12/31/2004 2:51:36 AM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: Catholic54321

Who?


19 posted on 12/31/2004 3:06:25 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot. New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Pr 10:7). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.
20 posted on 12/31/2004 4:14:13 AM PST by KStorm (blue state, blue county, blue job, red at heart)
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