- Jun 8, 2011
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I wonder if he knows who he actually is. And, I thought that Medwed, whether one agrees with him or not, at least had pretensions to taste and to knowledge. It's quite clear that Alex Jones's catamite has neither.Medwed would post a video from that piece of human garbage.
In my experience, pretentiousness is typically a vaneer to hide a lack of knowledge and understanding.I wonder if he knows who he actually is. And, I thought that Medwed, whether one agrees with him or not, at least had pretensions to taste and to knowledge. It's quite clear that Alex Jones's catamite has neither.
Ad-hominem is a completely irrelevant accusation here, a fallacious use of logical fallacy (or 'fallacy fallacy') when the whole point of the rebuttal piece is to seek to understand who is behind the recent attacks on modern architecture, what are their motivations, and what the attacks mean and represent. And the point is that they are not really about architecture. There are and have been serious criticisms both of modernism(s) generally and particular architects and buildings. But these attacks are not really adding anything new here and there's little to be gained from trying to take their critique seriously as architectural critique. For the alt-right, architecture here is really just a stand-in for 'culture' more generally, which is the way in which the alt-right generally talks about race.On the other hand, I cant' take the rebuttal article seriously either. It starts with ad hominem attacks to de-legitimise the video creator & doesn't get much better from there. The author refuses to acknowledge that SOME (not all) Modern architecture is.. well... Bad. Funny how it fails to mention any of the concrete shitboxes that make up a huge amount of the video's content, or Tour Montparnasse (tell me with a straight face that it looks like it belongs on the Paris skyline).