George Miller on
religious gay nutters.
He makes a wonderful point on the unsustanciated assumption made by effete chatterboxes about the faithful, Americans (or their fabricated notion of them), and their distaste for having to act on their pretrense of tolerance:
«At the very least, Parris can't deal with the fact that the President he refers to is, in his own view, a religious nutter himself. So who is bullying whom in America? This is silly writing and goofy political analysis, though very popular among Europeans at the moment.»
«Parris is lazy and glib in his political analysis, but also amazingly clumsy when using the English language to express his horror of religious faith.»
With that typical lack of awareness of the absence of meaningful thought in the European realm these days, he digs in the ditch of history which is no longer applicable to modern Europeans. He points back to Cromwell, and the events of the reconstruction as proof of some present-day superiority of sophistication in philosophical thought.
What jumps out with Parris like so many false intellectual drips like him, is that he's parrotting thoughtless flippancy about something that even a half-wit realises can only really be understood sincerely and intimately in the first person singular, not the third person plural.