A most disturbing topic.

October 11, 2008 at 12:17 am 5 comments


In general, no matter who you take, the record is nearly always mixed on the average, past performance is no guarantee of future performance, and so on. So, why concentrate on people or studios?

Ladies and gentlemen (and gentledwarves, and GENTLEDELLAS), welcome to moral relativism.

What the author of that statement is saying is this: “Since I don’t know if that show is good or not, why the heck should I care at all?”

Indeed. Why care about animé at all if you’re a moral relativist? After all, you don’t know if the show is going to be good or not, so why bother watching?

This is what happens when you stop looking at people as individually unique and start treating them like some lesser lifeform. You stop caring. And once you stop caring, you’re fucked.

The author of the statement is not just royally fucked, he’s ROYALLY FUCKED. I fear for his life, not because people are going to kill him, but because he’s pretty much throwing it away by refusing to be an active participant in the world and hanging back to throw criticisms wiothout attempting to change the world.

In my opinion, that’s a wasted life. Then again, it’s my opinion and I hold very little objective truth, so why listen to me? I’m just another fish in the ocean.

Then again, why should we care about animé in the first place? We’re interested in the work, yes? If we’re interested in the work, then we are interested, albeit rather shallowly, about the people who created the work.

It’s quite funny that even our shallow interest in the people who made the work means we actually have an interest in the people who created the work. omo agrees with me on this. No matter how monolithic or right-wing the creator/studio is, we’re still shallowly interested in the person because we have an intetrest in the work. It’s a perverse form of interest, but it does show that at the core, we are human after all.

And that is why we care. Because we are primarily human. If zaitcev still wants to persist in thinking he’s better than others and to hold steadfast in his moral relativism, be my guest. Meanwhile, we all are going to enjoy Haibane Renmei 2, forced or otherwise.

(Parting Shot: When a man does something that he does not like, he is not just respected, but will have a good inpression on people. That is why soldiers have a generally good image in Singapore. Can’t say too much about other countries, though, don’t know the groundside situation there.)

Drm Note: People consider blogging as something that has minimal impact, positive or otherwise, on the world. On the contrary, when one writes something that has some sort of a positive impact in his or her little community, he or she has made an impact on people, whether they like it or not. And ironically, by being forced to make a post instead of commenting, I am either proving or disproving whever zaitcev is thinkning when he decided to not allow comments. Though the only thing he is doing is sowing discord and making people very, very angry. I don’t consider myself as making a very big impact on people’s lives, but I count my victories and blessings one by one.

Entry filed under: Anime.

I’m glad someone wrote a COLD GAY ASS betterment post. Sunohara, Y SO RONERY

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. serial  |  October 11, 2008 at 12:25 am

    So, wait, he turned off comments on that post? Isn’t that extremely hypocritical and high-strung?
    OH MAN.

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  • 2. drmchsr0  |  October 11, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Not just that post, but all posts.

    Guess he’s no different than either China or the Roman Catholic Church. And I’d still have more trust in either institution than him.

    Reply
  • 3. The Animanachronism  |  October 11, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Relativism, perhaps, but surely aesthetic relativism, not moral relativism? I’ll grant that the two tend to bleed into one another.

    Reply
  • 4. Tyrenol  |  October 13, 2008 at 7:50 am

    We respect soldiers (atleast in the US). They do the jobs so the rest of us don’t have to. And Bush (who made the wrong decision in sending our troops to war with no clear plan) will leave his office with footprints on his rear.

    With that being said: There are those of us that DO care.

    That’s why; when the anime industry creates and license steaming piles of fresh fertilizer (ToraDora, Code Geass, and Clannad included), it’s called for what it is. No matter how popular it is.

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  • 5. AspiseVoreofe  |  December 18, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Goodday I’m new here
    And it looks like a interesting forum, so just wanted to say hello! :):):)
    And looking forward to participating.
    Going on vacation for a few days, so i’ll be back

    Reply

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