26th November 2009
People can be anti-social in two ways. One in which it’s socially acceptable, for instance if you waste your time on computer games, dress subcultural, criticize Israel, refuse to vote, or hate classical music. What Martin would call “nerds” would fall under this category, as would pseudo-rebels, anarchists, feminists and any type of people who pretend to be different within the social frame of modern liberal society.
The other anti-social method is however socially unacceptable: being proud of your athletic body, telling dumb people they shouldn’t be allowed to vote, following the Christian Right movement, suggesting certain ethnic groups are annoying, upholding capitalism as an ideal, embracing gender inequality, calling Obama an overrated errand monkey etc.