Recently, I had a brief discussion with my jewish friend who told me that our society was living in postmodern where we spoke using post-irony. I wondered what that post irony was, and he told that that was a jewish manner of speaking, and it was similar to some kind of a thin trolling; the way of not talking something straight, but wandering circles using words as foxy cobwebs.
According to his theory, the keenest minds always ahead of developing a pretty curving path in the social reality in which we live (and cannot live without it), and the highest level now is using newest ironic styles. As soon as one type of irony arises there appear another one (post level), and we need to hurry to use it.
Having said anything new (Baudrillard, or Eco told about that) he wouldn't surprise me if he wouldn't have added that this irony style would be the only one way of developing our way of living in society, and that we had stuck in this way of thinking completely.
I think that all that he said is a whole irony. What do you think?
I observe a similar thing in Ireland. We are very cynical and ironic here(very decadent?) and I see layers being added to it all the time. After a while though it all gets too much and you crave authenticity leading to- provided sufficient strength- an overcoming of irony. All irony is an attack on something or other. Living ironically takes energy away from living your authentic self and undermines the ways of life that you ironically ape. In Ireland at least we often mock ourselves and our way of life and this wounds ourselves as a people, wounds our culture, reinforces the idea that we are something ridiculous. A consequence of ancestral trauma I think.