The Red Arrow wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:35 am
ARGH that TP video makes me so angry.
They never fucking see the basic category errors of their bullshit. They're so fucking LIMITED.
The reply by Robert Saunders is terrific. Bang on.
TP knowingly - or just through blind stupidity (both?) - turn it into 'scorecard' history, which comes from a fundamental inability or unwillingness to see critiquing the past as anything other than 'upsetting the apple cart', rather than being a crucial activity of a healthy society and culture.
The point is, and I know I always bang on about this, is not that they think history isn't a set of stories (they implicitly accept it in their moral ontology, imo, i.e. yes history is facts, but it's also clearly a set of stories that give them meaning), but that it should only be ONE story, and anything contrary to this is inherently threatening and 'political'.
'We are normal, you're all weirdos'.