#!@%'n leave me alone already

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  1. danbrennan

    danbrennan Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hey, I just discovered there is a word for this: oikophobia!

    https://quillette.com/2019/10/07/oikophobia-our-western-self-hatred/

    "The term was coined in this sense by British philosopher Roger Scruton in 2004, in his book England and the Need for Nations. He calls oikophobia “the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably ‘ours.’” As the title of his book suggests, Scruton is mainly concerned with England, and so within this framework he places the rise of oikophobia after World War II. There is much truth to this, but it is also true, to go beyond Scruton, that the oikophobe occurs and recurs throughout history. The oikophobia that developed after World War II is therefore only the latest manifestation of the phenomenon, and nothing truly new. The reason why we are experiencing oikophobia in the United States today is that we are in about the same phase of historical development now as England was after World War II, or a little earlier: a great power, but on the decline."

    "So oikophobia is a natural outgrowth of the way cultures, and certainly Western cultures, develop. It occurred in ancient Greece, in Rome, in the French and British empires, and now in the United States."
     
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    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Damn, you learn something everyday.
     
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    She's still hot but, her face looks like the Joker. Healthy living and plastic surgery. Interesting combo.
     
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    I'd definitely say you are alive then!! I can only imagine how rough that must have been.
     
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    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I figure the day you stop learning something new is the day you leave this mortal earth.
     
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    I'm not saying it was a cake walk, but I consider myself to be one of the luckiest guys in the world.

    I did ask my doctors if they could put a zipper in instead of making fresh cuts each time though...;)
     
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    You and me both! :):)
     
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    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'd definitely say that you and bfmgoalie are among the luckiest people alive having been through those experiences!
     
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    Brian and I haven't had the opportunity to meet yet, but I'm hoping to pull that off sometime in 2020 (he'll be out of Florida)...
     

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