Discussion in 'The War Room' started by TidWell, Jun 13, 2018.
Read his work sometime.
I'm assuming, based on @alanb's post that something has recently come out re: HP.
I've read some of his stuff. I'm not a huge fan, but I like a lot of stuff created by those he's inspired.
Oh my god. Who. The Hell. Cares.
Probably very few, relativity speaking.
I like it too, but there are undeniably racist depictions in it, just like in Sherlock. Doesn't mean that you should throw away the books or go on a crusade, but facts are facts. I don't see the big controversy in analyzing fiction/authors.
There's this knee-jerk reaction by anti-sjw types to immediately dismiss any type of analysis of writers or thinkers if the conclusion is that there are things that were written or said that were racist.
I thought the charges were dropped?
He's had a resurgence in popularity recently and his racism is apparent if you spend some time with him.
One doesn't need to be an Einstein to understand that he lived in a different era and to apply today's values on the past is quite troublesome.
ahhh, ok, I thought this was something recent. yeah, he was a pretty xenophobic dude.
yes, I'm aware. I thought there was a recent, popular, scandal. Hearing people talk about Lovecraft, regardless of why, would be very enjoyable.
Not at all IMO.
Just seemed that he noticed differences between cultures and he wasn't impressed.
Anybody has the quote for this part? What exactly does he mean?
Found the quote...I guess he wasn't impressed by Asian chicks.
People back then were extremely racist. Jews like Einstein, and all the other color skin folks were not thought of highly by anyone else either.
Ah no not that I'm aware of. I enjoy his work but in small doses for that reason. He always brings One Thousand and One Nights to mind. Vivid yet virulent.
Ultra conformity is basically the whole point of Confucianism. He wasn't wrong on that one.
Pointing out people smell like shit, when they smell like shit, isn’t racist.
It's ok to be racist against Chinese people because they have an economy.
Germans who grew up in the in the late 19th / early 20th centuries have never exhibited any racist traits whatsoever. He must be the first one.
Oh my, what's the play here?
Quite tempted, I am, to lift Trotsky's temp ban. He'd have the balls to say what he's been trained to think, and call Einstein "fucking stupid".
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