Wednesday, July 28, 2010

quote for the day

"The point is that we are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield."

George Orwell
This is what worries me. That when people argue with the unshakable conviction that the other is wrong and refuse to even look at any evidence to the contrary, even when it comes from sources previously agreed to be neutral, eventually one side or the other (or both) will reach the point where they decide that if the other side just needs to go away, preferably in a manner which renders them incapable of any further arguement.

They may reach this point not out of malice, or desperation, but simply because they are weary of the constant, unrelenting, misinformed arguing.


Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Don't start me.

I spend a lot of my time arguing with just such people, it ends as you said it does.


I do wonder why I bother.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Cool header. When was Galagher in town?

daveawayfromhome said...

@ DHG: How far a step is it from just walking away to saying "fuck you" because they dont listen anyway to just simply shooting them? That's my worry.

@ Pooby: I saw that photo and just knew it was header material. Unfortunately, it was also photoshop material to get it to that point.