Quote of the day

"What can you do against the lunatic who is more clever than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?"

George Orwell


Jim said…
I honestly do not think I know a lunatic more clever than my self.

I have met many people who are indeed more clever than me, they are scientists, and researchers, and doctors of medicine and stuff.

But I have yet to meet a lunatic more clever, I guess cameron and milliband and clegg all fall into that bit, so does osbourne (and I dont mean ozzy) but they only think they are clever, have no life and have never had a life out of politics, There is the difference.

So there you see the on ground problem, Cameron and the conservatives are as weak as ****, labour - well no thank you, never again after that performance
Lib Dem - is this a joke
UKIP - Sounds good, till you see what it is
BNP - Er, No, Just NO
Greens - more left than labour, very dangerous.

So after all i think i shall vote UKIP this time, not because I want them to do well, but to give the tory party the boot up the bum it really needs.
Chris Whiteside said…
Well, that's your decision.

I think Orwell was being ironic when he referred to a lunatic more clever than oneself - the implication being that we have a tendancy to assume that someone who has a different opinion is being a lunatic. But what if it isn't the "lunatic" that is being silly?

It's like Ambrose Bierce's definition of a bigot, which is the way all too many people use the word in practice - one who is obstinately attached to an opinion that you do not agree with.

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