for your own good, darling

by uzwi

Words like “misanthropic” & “pessimistic” are coded for political meanings then used to dismiss valid positions as the product of bad temper; I always imagine them being spoken in the naice but rather determined tone with which people divert a toddler from behaviour they find unacceptable. It’s a bland & quietly hypocritical technique in the contemporary style (a meta-hypocrisy of which is to describe hypocrisy as “nuance”) & its use is not confined to neoliberals. Aren’t you sick of having your views patronised that way ? By people who make Louis Theroux seem genuine ?