(ch 21, 2 (((hoffmans))) )
Notes: ch 21. rights and rites. does bourgeois civility precede political rights? is decorum tied to the modern bourgeois state? jew radical hoffman affected to find decorum repression. are democratic and judical processes "scams"? hoffman v hoffman, the assimilated and the ostjudge, with hatred for each other's choice. jew krassner, The Realist. formation of YIP youth intl party. dirty jews know the clean jews arent truly assimilated to high WASP ways, and this is their achilles heel. counterculture arises to threaten decorum, all led by radical dirty jews. another example - eastern jews in chicago had schadenfreude over it being rich smart german jews leopold and loeb busted for nasty murder. "When decorum is repression, the only dignity that free men have is to speak out." --Abbie Hoffman. people come to associate rights with acting a certain way. is this how it is? should be? are "all civil rights alienable with the non-performance of civic rites"? ie, do you lose rights if you're not polite? so it works thru the system - is there anything you can do to forfeit rights? the answer is yes. if you bully and insult the court, the Supreme Court says the judge is justified in taking your rights away. CIVILITY is the absolute - rights are relative to your performance of minimum acceptable behavior. this had not been made overt, in question or answer, until these radical jews made an issue of it. "The Supreme Court was putting America on notice that the political culture of civility -- the civic culture -- was a functional prerequisite to the working of its democratic infrastructures." (cuddihy, p. 201). in the end, you have to act right, whether you believe it internally or not, for the system to work. puritans decided this at synod in 1662.