Notionally crossing the aisle, we find the former Clinton administration chaff-thrower Lanny Davis, who was the target of this fairly concise and accurate tweet: Who is to blame for them?
The opposite view is taken by St. He was the incarnation of smarm, in every self-righteous and self-serving detail: The nature and degree of pain in lower animals is very obscure, and in the necessary absence of data it is difficult to say whether it should rightly be classed with the merely formal evil which belongs to inanimate objects, or with the suffering of human beings.
We can not know that this world is the best possible; and if it were, why, since it must include so much that is evil, should a perfectly good God have created it?
Why did she kill them? Other important satirists in ancient Latin are Gaius Lucilius and Persius. According to the Epicurean Lucretius De Rerum Natura, II, line the existence of evil was fatal to the supposition of the creation of the world by God: Or can the scientists sift the soul through a kind of electronic cheesecloth and remove all the ancient evil traces, the reptilian brain, the lashing violence, the tribal hatred, the will to murder?
This is, as I read it, a fairly correct account of certain social and cultural dynamics of smarm—the ways that ideas of "authorship" and "Brooklyn" are being acted out by people, as a bulwark against insecurity. Nevertheless, there is no department of human life in which its presence is not felt; and the discrepancy between what is and what ought to be has always called for explanation in the account which mankind has sought to give of itself and its surroundings.
Evil is in created things under the aspect of mutability, and possibility of defect, not as existing per se: The question may be stated thus. The practice of cynicism is smarm. If snark is a reaction to this sheer and insulting level of hyperbole, fine.
Fine, but not fine. With the advent of the High Middle Ages and the birth of modern vernacular literature in the 12th century, it began to be used again, most notably by Chaucer. Satirical poetry is believed to have been popular, although little has survived.
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