Sunday, March 12, 2006

Making Unspecified Differences, Apparently Just For The Sake Of It

Confronted with cliches about people "making a difference", Billy Beck "moves the discussion forward":

Nobody details exactly what sort of a "difference" they intend to "make", nor from what, exactly. (Let me only point out that Adolf Hitler "made a difference", too.) This is aspiration without direction: a cheap pretense to goals, insititutionalized now in the mere noise that flourishes where authentic language once stood.


Hari said...

What sort of argument are you trying to make?
You need to elaborate more on this.

Mike said...

I wasn't making an argument.

I was either "raising awareness" or "demonizing", depending on yr. persuasion.