Recently emboldened by Doc Jawa's recently specious and silly post regarding my motives behind conflating pornography and conspiracy theory, I note this article by Jonah Goldberg looking at Mike Moore's recent film, Fahrenheit 9/11 as a form of pornography. (Courtesy Vodka Pundit)
And since someone else on the internet found it, it must be true.
At any rate, here's a relevant Goldberg snippet on this worth quoting:
"Moore grabs at your base passions to power through his narrative. Which brings me back where I started. The one genre that has mastered the stringing together of unrelated or barely related scenes and facts without much care for the coherence of the narrative solely for the purpose of a visceral response in the audience is, in fact, pornography and Moore is the master of the masturbatory craft.
Based on this, it would seem that one could make the analogy then that pornography is to intimacy as conspiracy theory is to understanding.
Moving a bit further forward with this idea, we do get to the point that the folks who have been most adamant about ignoring the paradigm shift associated with an Out of Context Problem.
All said and done, this is the reason that I've, by and large, ceased most debate on the Iraq issue - speaking to those who signed on to the F9/11 school of thought is like trying to talk about romance and long-term commitment to a 17 year old boy with an issue of Playboy.
So, in other words, I still have a lot to say, but am trying merely to get up a large enough head of steam to put up with trying to wind my way through the muck surrounding the whole debate.Launched by Bravo Romeo Delta at June 29, 2004 12:14 AM