Sunday, May 08, 2011

On non-thinking

I was reading an article on the Guardian on intellectuals over the weekend. I vaguely thought, I would mind being one of these intellectuals, so I thought I should bang out a post about some pressing issue of the day. Unfortunately, my mind went completely blank. I was free of any thoughts, let alone any deep thoughts.

What I need is some grand theoretical framework such as Marxism that I can use when my brain stops working. I could have put the recent electoral results in my framework and that would have hidden my idea less state. Is this a profound insight, or just traditional intellectual bashing by an Englishman?