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josepp BS: On Bullshit (63* d) RE: BS: On Bullshit 29 Jun 11

////The most representative BULLSHIT must be carefully crafted in the manner of a fine novel////

This, in itself, is bullshit because it has no regard for truth. Where is your proof that someone who is a bullshitter says things that are carefully crafted on the order of a fine novel? Nowhere. The thing about bullshit artists is their transparency. Who, with any degree of intelligence, has ever been taken in by bullshit? You know as soon as you hear it that it's bullshit. Why? Because you can't get anything meaningful out of it. Why? Because it has no regard for truth. Why? Because that's not the bullshitter's purpose. His purpose to is to present himself outwardly one way in order to present himself inwardly as something else.

When politicians talk about how patriotic they are, they outwardly appear to be to portraying themselves as patriots but inwardly they are spewing a certain social agenda. "I'm against gay marriage because it's against God and against what the Founding Fathers envisioned for the United States." This is not really a lie but it has no regard for the truth. Its true purpose is that it lets someone who hates gay marriage know "I'm one of you--a REAL American."

As for the brevity of Frankfurt's book, that's the beauty of it. I don't need 700 pages of crap I will never read--get to the point and I'll take it from there. As for whether Professor Frankfurt is a dick--who cares? He may be for all I know but I still like what he wrote.

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