29 Jun '12, 10am

Boom. @AngryMalayWoman asks: "Is @syahredzan intimidated by people who use big words and may actually be smart?"

(This is a response to Syahredzan Johan’s piece, Rise of the Pseudo-intellectuals ) Is Syahredzan Johan intimidated by people who use big words and may actually be smart? I am more than certain he would vehemently respond in the negative to the question above. However his recent article has all the implicit cues that point to a feeling of being threatened by smart-sounding people. More than intimidation perhaps is the curmudgeonly and sanctimonious attitude that can cut through the thick smokescreen of intellectual-wannabes and expose a person who, as it turns out, knows nothing. What does he gain from this? Notwithstanding the personal exchanges via email that prompted the writing of his article, ‘pseudo-intellectual’ is a personal attack on people who read, to varying degrees of depth and comprehension, and synthesise their ideas to produce arguments and opinions. It is ...

Full article: http://www.loyarburok.com/2012/06/29/real-intellectual-pl...

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