Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The “idolatry” aspect of Arac’s argument really hit home with me. I think that there are quite a few things like that in America today, things like deism, democracy, and the Constitution, things that people get immediately get shot down for even implying that they disagree with. What I wonder, though, is whether or not this is a phenomena somewhat isolated to America. It seems to me that our society breeds idolatry with its fierce patriotism and sensationalized media. Arac seems frustrated with the inability to challenge Huck Finn’s idolatry easily, and it seems to me that nothing could get so concretely ingrained in a society without some underlying sociological issues. Muy interesante.