Sunday, June 26, 2005

Post-Progressive Blogging

Warning: this is a 'sensible' post, not a 'progressive' post (explanation available).

"The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48"

Modern Mod"ern, a. F. moderne, L. modernus; akin to modo just
now, orig. abl. of modus measure; hence, by measure, just
now. See Mode.
1. Of or pertaining to the present time, or time not long
past; late; not ancient or remote in past time; of recent
period; as, modern days, ages, or time; modern authors;
modern fashions; modern taste; modern practice. --Bacon.
1913 Webster

2. New and common; trite; commonplace. Obs.
1913 Webster

Post- Post- (p=ost). L. post behind, after; cf. Skr.
pa,cc=abehind, afterwards.
A prefix signifying behind, back, after; as, postcommissure,
postdot, postscript.
1913 Webster

Have you noted the recent surge in the use of the construction "post-modern" ? I tell you, my patience for such crap is wearing thin these days. Here we have a term appropriated from architecture now being applied to politics.

Post-modern means "after now", which means "future", which in turn means "de facto how it's going to be". To self-annoint one's ideas as being "post-modern" therefore is, of course, inherently arrogant. If you are "progressive" enough eventually you will arrive at "post-modern". Horseshit, I say. I've got you all beat.

I hereby deem my blog (SOS) to be "post-progressive".