Saturday, December 28, 2002

Nothing is Funnier than the Unhappiness of Exile

Nobody can fail to recognize the influence of the doctrine of the Noble Savage in contemporary consciousness. We see it in the current respect for all things natural (natural foods, natural medicines, natural childbirth) and the distrust of the man-made, the unfashionability of authoritarian styles of childrearing and education, and the understanding of social problems as repairable defects in our institutions rather than as tragedies inherent to the human condition.
-Steven Pinker FBI, ASIO, KGB, STASI, VB, MI5 ... & & the EYES Have it (For Fun Only)