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    Who are some authors who you think deserve blatant disrespect? I threw a Thomas Mann book against the wall months ago and proceeded to vandalize it. Then I re-named the book "Stick It to the Mann" and used it for drying some used Tea Forte bags, then leaving other tea bags on it, restarting my pens, putting out incense and other activities where you need disposable paper that don't involve getting anything actually dirty. My opinion of this guy was: he's an awful author who just wrote about how great it would be to be a good author, he helped instigate the first part of the World War and then the Shoah (correct word for the Holocaust) and just sat around analyzing it with the rest of the German intellectuals of the time who just liked analyzing "Oh no, how could such a horrible evil happen, surely someone must be there to stop it? This is truly deeply inexplicable demoniacal evil that we must analyze as a bunch of German intellectual farts!" when they were the ones who could've stopped it instead of analyzing it, as if they saw someone dangling from a cliff and wondered in what universe no one would be around to help them as they gawked with their friends. Thomas Mann is probably the #1 author deserving of your disrespect aside all from the great puns you can make with his last name. At least Americans who aren't brainwashed by the Communazi Ivory Tower aren't buying it at all, and largely haven't heard of Thomas Mann even though he wasn't just known in Germany at the time.

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    Probably an unpopular opinion, but Emil Cioran.
    "Lecteur, as-tu quelquefois respiré
    Avec ivresse et lente gourmandise
    Ce grain d'encens qui remplit une église,
    Ou d'un sachet le musc invétéré?


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    Ainsi l'amant sur un corps adoré
    Du souvenir cueille la fleur exquise"
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    Michael Foucault
    Jean-François Lyotard
    Jacques Derrida
    Fredric Jameson
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
    François-Marie Arouet
    Jean Jacques Rousseau
    Henri-Louis Bergson
    Maurice Blondel
    Ernesto Buonaiut
    Roland Barthes
    Gilles Deleuze
    Karl Marx
    György (George) Lukács
    Theodor Adorno
    Max Horkheimer
    Leo Löwenthal
    Erich Fromm
    Herbert Marcuse
    Jürgen Habermas
    Paul Ricœur

    just to name some of the post-structuralist, modernist and communist miscreants.

    the list's extensive and i'm not even half-way through.
    ipsa scientia potestas est-adaequatio intellectus et rei

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    The thread for authoritarians to get a mental boner.


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    I dunno, maybe Richard Dawkins? I don't usually disagree with him, but for all his criticisms of intelligent design advocates making reductionist arguments, he sometimes makes his own reductionist assessments of his opponents' arguments, in such a way to frame them as idiots so that his own arguments (which are usually dumbed down enough to make his books more accessible to the lay masses so he can claim another bestseller) seem more profound and he can come off looking like he "destroys" them. As a science guy, he sometimes stumbles when trying to make his arguments in a philosophical context versus relying on empiricism.

    There's just a smugness about him that sometimes rubs me the wrong way. At his worst, he reminds me of the people he is trying to crush in debate.

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    Linda Fairstein, who thinks her make believe stories about crime have any weight into real cases. What a complete nutjob.

    Writers naturally have big egos, and a narc sense of self but I think the best writers know how and when to remove that to the objective world.

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