“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato
You ALL SUCK. My comments will DESTROY YOUR reputations. I'm angry with one tiny deal we did and the overall picture doesn't matter. I'm the seller and F-- all of you buyers cuz' I'm gonna destroy anyone who spouts a single negative word against me. You angry buyers are all DEAD... ALL of you. I'm gonna sell you CRAP and you can't do ANYTHING ABOUT IT NOW. Ha, ha, ha, ha.... hah, hah, hah!!!!!!!!
Have another drink, amigo.
^^^ You're already three behind me.
And... I sympathize with both sides because I've been on both sides... many times.
LOL. How did you know?
“Amazing how the collective morals have declined.”
And along the same line of thinking:
A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively…
what no one believes individually,
or has the courage to be the lone voice saying his mind pursuant to an opposing viewpoint ”
Therefore, we have consensus builders.
People, who individually will not, or are unwilling to take blame,
but as a committee, they will say almost anything,
knowing full-well, the committee as a whole,
is virtually blameless, because it is policy by consensus!
Actually, that is about 180 degrees from what a consensus is.
Robert Heinlein, the Sci-fi author, also sounds like this (Stranger in a Strange Land became a bit of an embarrassment for him later on), though I enjoyed his fiction. Mencken does seem like an interesting fellow...sort of a Mark Twain of his time.