karey1 at charter.net
Thu Dec 11 11:56:26 EST 2008
It's Percy oriented because it was what Percy was writing about. I see
Percy's themes and predictions in society constantly, yet have no one to
whom to offer my comments on the recognition because few read Percy any
more. That's what this listserv is for.
From: percy-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:percy-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Steve Petrica
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:55 PM
To: Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion
Subject: Re: [percy-l] knotheads
You know, this level of political "discourse" is really getting old. Since
it's hard to see what it has to do with Percy-oriented "literary and
philosophical discussion," perhaps you could take it somewhere else.
On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 11:39 PM, Eckert, Robert G SPC MIL USA FORSCOM
<robert.g.eckert at us.army.mil> wrote:
PALIN WAS A CLEAR INDICATION THAT MC CAIN'S ADVISERS WERE NUTS.
THAT CAMPAIN WAS ALL ABOUT TACTICS AND NOTHING ABOUT ANY PHILOSOPHY; AND
SHOULD PUT THE
"NEOCONS" AWAY FOR A TIME.
THE GOP HAS NO LEADERS IN CONGRESS, AND WILL RISE WITH GOVS LIKE BOBBY
JINDAL, AND A FEW OTHERS.
PALIN REMAINS THE DARLING OF THE NUTS, E.G. TALK SHOW HOSTS.
IN THE LAST ANALYSIS REAGAN WAS A PRAGMATIST.
I LIKE THE TERM "KNOTHEADS".
THE NEO CONS WERE NEITHER "NEO" NOR "CON"...
----- Original Message -----
From: marcus at loyno.edu
Date: Monday, December 1, 2008 8:53
Subject: [percy-l] knotheads
To: percy-l at lists.ibiblio.org
> Here's a Percy trace on Wikipedia:
> >From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> According to Rod Dreher and Steven Greenhut, the Knotheads
> are one of the three emerging factions, along with the
> traditional Republican Establishment, and liberal
> Republicans, that will fight for control of the United
> States Republican Party following 2008 election. The
> Knotheads are by far the most right-wing of the three
> factions. In Dreher's words: "The knotheads believe that
> Obama's victory came thanks to the treason of some
> conservative intellectual elites and McCain's failure to be
> more like Reagan, whatever that means 20 years after the
> Gipper left the White House. Sarah Palin is the
> standard-bearer for the talk-radio faction within
> The term knothead first appears in a political context in
> Walker Percy's 1971 novel Love in the Ruins. Although a
> Catholic conservative himself, Percy satirized hard-core
> rightists in the following passage: "The Knotheads had their
> unseasonable rages, delusions of conspiracies, high blood
> pressure, and large bowel complaints." It is not known
> whether Dreher had this passage in mind when he used the
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