Eagleton: beyond stupid

February 21, 2007 at 10:28 am (Uncategorized)

Terry Eagleton (John Edward Taylor Professor of English Literature at Manchester University), used to be a self-proclaimed Marxist of one variety or another. These days, he’s a pretentious purvayor of vacuous, dishonest excuses for moral and cultural relativism. His crass denunciation of Richard Dawkins’ brilliant “The God Delusion” is but one recent example of this buffoon’s ignorance and stupidity. But his offering in today’s Guardian takes the proverbial biscuit. In the course of completely misrepresenting the terms of the debate about multiculturalism, the learned Professor appears to call Tony Blair a “cultural supremacist” for objecting to the bombing of tube stations…I’m (nearly) sure that Eagleton doesn’t really mean this, but that is, indeed, what he appears to say. As one commentator, “Waltz” (about twenty comments down), says “This is the stupidist article I’ve ever read in the Guardian. It’s…it’s…it’s beyond stupid”.

Considering the pack of idiots and moral degenerates (including Madelaine Bunting, Andrew Murray and Osama bin Laden) that Seumus Milne has published over the years, to call an article “the stupidist” is quite something. But, in this case, I think, justified.

And folks, if you’re reading this on Wednesday 21st February, there’s still time to go onto the Guardian‘s “Comment is Free” website and tell the professor exactly what you think of him.

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