Saturday, 9 March 2013

When words fail


I have found that I simply cannot discuss many things that happen nowadays - beyond describing them.

So, if I am pointing-out to somebody the latest, hourly, example of beyond-belief politically correct insanity - I mean sheer indefensible lunacy of the kind that happens everywhere and all the time - then anything more I say beyond the basic description actually detracts from the strength of the statement.

It seems that at some levels of extremity, the attempt to explain craziness serves to dilute the craziness.

Don't get drawn-in!

Say nothing, hold your face impassive - or shake the head, roll the eyes - but don't try to explain why craziness is crazy.

If you are talking to a sane person there is no need; and if you are talking to an insane person, it won't work.

Any attempt to explain to a madman why they are mad will lead them to infer that their madness is debatable.

Some things are beyond rational debate - and many such things are now mainstream public discourse.