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Journal Simon Brooke's Journal: The US: the largest lunatic assylum on the planet? 1

I've been moderating again this morning. Or at least, I've been trying to. In the end I just gave up. It isn't worth it, and I find I don't even know how to do it.

The discussion? this one. As one relatively sane participant put it:

Every year we get another story or two like this and they still have their hands over their ears going "LA LA LA - I CAN'T HEAR YOU."

How right he was. We find posters claiming:

With people like this, what hope is there for rational discussion? They're all completely, raving, off their trolleys, certifiable crazies! Am I suppose to think any of this is insightful? Interesting? Informative? It isn't trolling or flamebait - they really believe these things. It certainly isn't funny.

When a bunch of people get sufficiently divorced from reality, moderation simply becomes meaningless. I just give up. The whole United States seems to be one big lunatic asylum. And the lunatics have taken over.

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The US: the largest lunatic assylum on the planet?

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  • "Putting the fun in FUNdementalism"

    I'm afraid that with the advent of the Straussian Text [], we now have a generation of politicians who believe that language is reality [], that all is political, and policy can be reduced to an analysis of interest groups.

    This mode of analysis began with Marxism, but it was only a matter of time before it would cross over to the right.

One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means.