As an antidote to all the Valenttine’s Day Love I’ve been pushing, a warning to be careful what you approve. I’ve done this with far too many blogs. Egg and my face were in alignment, so to speak.
Here’s an article which shows that one should never compliment a book, especially by an unfamiliar author, too highly before one reads all the way through! I offered high praise to George Bernard Shaw in this article. In particular, I feel foolish in thinking that Shaw was using paradox when Jack Tanner said the devil was father of morality. The fool really believed it! But, who would not believe that he was speaking at least facetiously upon first reading this line?
At any rate, I read this play hoping to eliminate some of my prejudices against authors of different positions, but rather had them confirmed! My opinion that Shaw was on the wrong side was bolstered by watching this clip of Shaw defending Hitler and Mass Murder and another of Shaw saying the Constitution should be abolished. I have to thank Joe_Bakunovic for alerting me to Shaw’s dark…
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