Saturday, October 23, 2010
Auster still asymptotic, I see
Concerning German writer Udo Ulfkotte and his seemingly no-nonsense stance on Muslims, Auster observes:
"...he's saying what I have said all along: Muslims in significant numbers do not belong in any Western society, period."
There's that inevitable asymptotic phrase -- "in significant numbers" -- rendering his "period" following his comma ironic, if not incoherent.
To understand why I conclude this, the reader must, I'm afraid, plow through the following essays of mine:
Auster's Insufficiency and Incoherence
(And, within the above essay, the previous essay linked, The Iron Veil, is of critical importance in this regard.)
Auster's Insufficiency and Incoherence 2
Asymptotic tangles: Auster and Geller
While it seems that virtually every anti-Islam analyst is asymptotic in one way or another (at least every one I have examined, including, for example, seemingly no-nonsense ones like Bill Warner), Auster is perhaps unique in the sense that he claims to be the toughest anti-Islam analyst on the block and finds nearly all others wanting -- even as he shrank back from endorsing my "totalistic thinking" because he wanted to respect the "dignity and essence as Muslims" of Muslims...!