by Mary Jackson (December 2009)
I have never really seen the point of nuance. If something is good, why not say it’s good? The same goes for bad. And if it’s a mixture of good and bad, then say it’s a mixture of good and bad. Say so clearly, indicating the approximate proportions of good and bad in the mixture. But leave nuance out of it – it clouds the issue. Nobody listens to me, though. Nuance is all the rage, nothing is clear cut, and there must always be two sides to every story. more>>>
"he did what any transgressive artist would do, and transgressed over to France"
It's both unsurprising and shocking that so many celebrities defended this beast. Unsurprising because their defense of him is consistent with their character (or lack thereof). But lack of surprise can't take away the moral shock. To these self-appointed guardians of modern culture, being cultured means being willing to defend the right sort of rapist! No wonder the West is in trouble.