Saturday, October 18, 2008

Palin as Parmenides

Nonsensical (via Sullivan):
Palin didn't need Greek columns. People react to her because they believe she represents what the Greeks established.
There's very little way in which this makes sense unless this means that Palin is a fan of aristocratic government and general disdain for democracy, the view of Plato and Aristotle, or maybe the elite, male-run, property-owning, slave-society democracy of Athens. Socrates' preferred communistic "city of pigs." Or maybe είδος, the Forms? Or the τέλος of φύσις? How about The One?

It's "elitist" to point out the incoherence, of course, because it involves knowing at least something about something. So, let's assume these generic "people" believe something random about the Greeks which Palin supposedly represents and leave it at its utterly meaningless that.

1 comment:

MT said...

I think they mean she belongs in a sorority.