Author Topic: Modern Western Morality - brought to you by postmodernism  (Read 66 times)

Xepera maSet

Modern Western Morality - brought to you by postmodernism
« on: August 08, 2018, 03:20:02 pm »

- X is racist, unless my group does it!

- X is hateful, unless my group does it!

- X is distasteful, unless my group does it!

- X is morally wrong, unless my group does it!

- X should be outlawed, unless my group does it!

- X group should have freedom to be who they are, unless they aren't in my group!

Liu

Re: Modern Western Morality - brought to you by postmodernism
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 08:28:35 pm »
Doesn't sound necessarily postmodern to me but just like normal human morality :D
Typical ingroup/outgroup morals.

Welcome back!

Onyx

Re: Modern Western Morality - brought to you by postmodernism
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 10:42:47 pm »
lol
The past is theirs, the future is mine. -Nikola Tesla

Mindmaster

Re: Modern Western Morality - brought to you by postmodernism
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 11:49:30 pm »
I just turn up my misanthropy to 11, it's so much easier that way.  8)

When people are just stupid and hypocritical you really don't need to consider them further. :D

NEMO 93

Re: Modern Western Morality - brought to you by postmodernism
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 12:45:24 am »
Postmodernism is more what was hip in the 90's and was cynical without offering anyhope so it wouldn't be guilty of that. Authors like Bret Easton Ellis and Chuck Palahniuk.

We've seemed to have left that age behind, for better or for worse. The New Sincerity and Postirony that David Foster Wallace predicted seems to have manifested in popular culture for currently for better or for worse. There's a lot of great fiction that offers hope out there, and is probably the best answer to the existential crisis that postmodernism brought, but at the same time post-irony is probably making the behavior you mentioned more cartoonish.