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Scruton sacked as chair of beauty watchdog over ‘unacceptable comments’


Why is everyone so scared of contrarian views. I don't really care what it is claimed he has said, what he inferred, what people decided he meant, which people third parties might have felt could have been offended by his comments, or whoever is actually offended. If you don't like what he said, then you can ignore him or you can confront him with your own opinions. If it turns out one, a few, or lots of people agreed with him (who knows), then you might be the one out of step. How will you know to adjust your views if you don't witness the debate. If everyone has to have identical views or only one basic view within a subjectively narrow range, what hope is there for any of us. That narrow range will eventually strangle you. I would far rather everyone spoke from their gut, and had to defend their opinions against anyone who disagrees. In most other cultures around the world, there is nothing people like doing more than to have a good argument about everything. Only in the new, pathetic West, are we scared of dis-harmony. How primitive are we, and how primitive have our universities become where nothing is allowed to disturb shallow feelings of beauty, harmony and mediocrity. Can only beautiful people, inside and out, serve on beautiful building commissions? Fin de siècle.

Posted date

10 April, 2019

Posted time

3:46 pm


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