Friday, January 22, 2021

Emotional Physics 101

For every action, there is an opposing and unequal overreaction.

The case of the microaggression:

The evidence is strongest in the case when the theorized microaggression does not exist, for the overreaction is then utterly out of all proportion to the (non)action.

This case is the most common case.


At 6:09 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

Leftism, possibly taking its cue from Derridean and Foucauldian postmodernism, with its obsessive focus on power dynamics (itself a riff off Nietzsche), seems to traffic in just such asymmetries: for example, an oppressed minority can use the N-word, but never someone of the majority raceā€”not even when quoting, and not even in meta-humoristic jest. To do so is to provoke something like the "opposing and unequal overreaction" you speak of.

At 7:11 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

That's why I never complain, never explain. And I have to do this all the time! What a grind! Oh, never mind!

Jeffery Hodges

* * *

At 2:18 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

I am reminded of I.A. Richards' essay in which he draws a distinction between emotional and intellectual belief.

Interestingly enough, I was working today on the problem of emotional belief for my blog, when I then came across your post. Please click HERE.

At 7:13 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

. . . stranded in the sands of time.

Jeffery Hodges

* * *

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

Don't forgot to bring sunblock!

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

It's burnt to a cinder block by now.

Jeffery Hodges

* * *


Post a Comment

<< Home