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Those Bilious Bastards... - Elf M. Sternberg
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Those Bilious Bastards...
 The Wall Street Journal editorial page recently had an unsigned editorial about Westerns, the genre, and how much the writer loved them.  "Amidst the moral slump, these movies are a call for good, old-fashioned individualism."
 
What a crock.
 
How would it sound if someone wrote, after Katrina and the storm that slammed into New York, "Admist the moral slump, communities in crisis coming together are an example of good, old-fashioned communalism?"  
 
"This individuality stuff is pure horse shit." - General George C. Patton.
 

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doodlesthegreat From: doodlesthegreat Date: February 14th, 2013 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Oxbow Incident is such a lovely example of how the west was won...
ideaphile From: ideaphile Date: February 16th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)

How convenient!

It's like a 2010 Salon article, but much more concise.

The actual quote, btw, is "This individual heroic stuff is pure horse shit." In its full context, it makes perfect sense.

Maybe not so much sense when edited and taken out of context, though.

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