Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Institutional dishonesty

Maybe it has always been this way, but it really does seem like we have lost the ability to engage inintelligent academic discourse. There is an "acceptable" position, and any point of view that does not conform is met with vitriol, childish bluster, political machinations, and outright lies that are justified in the name of a self-righteous agenda.

We certainly see it in the blog world as well (and you know who you are).

Thomas DiLorenzo catalogues the outright lies that have been employed against him by his critics - for no reason than that they disagree with him. But rather than refute his argument, they resort to the tyranny of character assassination.

Sic semper tyrannis!


hn160 said...

Don't forget, History is written by the Victors.

Fr Watson SSP said...

DiLorenzo is a man among pigmies. This is why Fr. Hollywood can appreciate him; i.e. Fr.H is a pastor,seelsorger, and theologian, amongst a "synod" [sic] of weasels, con-men, protestants and fools.