April 30, 2015
‘John [Lydon] was fantastic and his brutal honesty made all the affirmative action mistakes melt away’
Gavin McInnes writes:
One of the most interesting things I thought he said was being “absurdly arrogant can be an act of friendship.” That’s profound. Bursting into a room and yelling, “Hey fags” while biting into an apple doesn’t mean you hate everyone. It’s a way of saying, “Let’s do this.” It’s the way you’d talk if you were walking into your brother’s bedroom. You’d jump up on the bed and fart in his face. To be kind and respectful is often a totally patronizing pantomime. A true egalitarian tells you when you suck because he wants you to get better. John told the interviewer she was asking terrible questions and even helped her use the microphone correctly. He wasn’t doing that to humiliate her. He was acting the same way he would if it was his sister and they were alone.
I left a comment about this.