Saturday, May 21, 2016

Confucius, and Uncabob, Say

Uncabob Wallace [link] explains how meaningless words and phrases which seem to mean something, but upon reflection, really don't (one of my favorites is "White Hispanic") confuse everybody and distort the public conversation. And he cites Confucius as an authority:



"Trump is a misogynist."

What does that even mean? Trump hates women? I haven't seen any evidence of that.

The only people I know who hate women are serial killers who torture, kill and mutilate them. And rapists.

Speaking of rapists, Bill Clinton is a rapist. He's also a serial sexual predator, and he's married to a drunken lesbian. He not only can't keep his dick in his pants, he can't keep his cigar in his shirt pocket!

Does Bill hate women? It appears he certainly doesn't like them very much.

I've mentioned before there is a philosophical problem know as "concepts and their referents." How do the concepts in our head relate to reality? How we know that car and cat and dog refer to those things in reality? How do we know that a Great Dane and a chihuahua are both dogs? Hows does a dog know that a pug and a rottweiler are the same species?

"Misogynist" is a leftwing word and doesn't refer to anything in reality. Certainly not Trump. Trump, no. Maybe he doesn't take women all that seriously, but then, what smart man does? Women are for making sandwiches and babies (the writer Edith Wharton said women are for "pleasure and procreation." Did that make her a "misogynist"?).

There are some truly ridiculous words out there. "Cis." "Transgender." Those things don't even exist.

And when words lose their meaning, people lose their freedom. Confucius said that, thousands of years ago.
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Quibcag: The girl isn't really Chinese, but she sure is wearing a Chinese dress! She's Kagura, of Gin Tama (銀魂 Gintama, lit. "Silver Soul"), drawn by VileDante. The quote is the original at the top, a loose English translation below. You'll note that it differs from Bob's version. This is because the original Chinese is so terse that it needs to be expanded in English to flow properly.

4 comments:

  1. He is a womanizer, not a misogynist.

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  2. I waiting for Trump to say ''Look, Billy, I pull hotter chicks and I don't do jailbait''.

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  3. A man who rapes women and is a sexual predator is not a womanizer.

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    1. He was referring to Trump, not Bill.

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