Thanksgiving Is Ruined
November 26, 2015
a depth analysis of ruination
Our present age has found it to be axiomatic that no theoretical framework can be considered complete unless it comes to grips with "depth." Thus: depth psychology, deep ecology, the deep state, Chomskyian D-structure, the Habermasian Tiefenhermeneutik, and so on.
So might a worthy component of TiR's annual, ruthless interrogation of our namesake proposition be a plunge into the structure of that which could be termed "deep ruin"?
Perhaps. Unfortunately, we see that most previous investigations of this have been mainly undertaken in metaphysical or, worse, theological terms.
For example, the earliest acknowledgment we find is from Richard Allestree's sermon, "Of the Blessedness of Mourners" (1684):
Later sermons show that a veritable mini-obsession with such investigations came into full flower during the mid-19th century.
[all of the above quotes = reproduced absolutely totes verbatimwe assuuure you]
The lowest hell! You can't get much deeper than that.