From outside one will always triumphantly impress theories upon the world and then fall straight into the ditch one has dug, but only from inside will one keep oneself and the world quiet and true. /FK (Contact: TBONotebooks at fastmail.fm. The Blue Octavo Notebooks welcomes mail, although we cannot guarantee a response. Your email may be posted in part on The Blue Octavo Notebooks unless otherwise requested.) Please enjoy the notebook entries, and thanks for reading.
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
In short, the ISM’s self-serving “answers” to their FAQs offer little reason to regard them as anything other than self-publicizing propagandists. Their rhetoric, as exemplified in these responses to FAQs about their organization, is, to say the least, self-contradictory and intellectually (if not morally) degrading. As such, the ISM does us all the favor of effectively dismissing themselves from any serious or honest discussion about the situation. Indeed, as these FAQ responses show yet again, the ISM’s contributions to such matters offer little more than rhetorical pollution and moral debasement. It's all rather predictable, but so it goes…