Sunday, February 22, 2015

Nuance or just plain dumb?

If someone tries to 'clarify' their comments by saying that what they said was 'too nuanced' to be understood by the general public, that perhaps their comments were just too dumb to be believed.


Old NFO said...

Or they just refuse to be honest and take ownership for the crap they spouted... sigh

Windy Wilson said...

"Too nuanced for me to understand" means "too hard for me to figure out why I think so, and I can't be bothered to examine my beliefs for fear I'll change my mind."
It's similar to the "It's a black thing, you wouldn't understand" that was common a number of years ago.

If we can't explain our differences, we are stuck with Hitler's belief that only a fight to the death will resolve them, as he outlined in his blueprint for bringing the world agony, "My Struggle", better known as "Mein Kampf".