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Shortly on brevity

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in response to reader comment: Ianus, you remind me of an Abraham Heschel quote

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jun 12, 2010 at 03:08

Lazman ,

If it is your opinion that the value of an argument descreases with its length , then definitely you yourself must belong to the most outstanding writers and commentators on the forum and elsewhere in our world of shortcuts, slogans and summaries . But what is such a success in a virtual world of brevity at any cost often turns out to be a distortion and perversion of the world of verifiable facts and probablities . So you'll forgive me my preference for the latter rather than the former wherever I find a lengthy discourse more adequate to describe reality . It is in the nature of the things that to expose brief Tukish slogans and Turkish lies one needs more than the brevity of their inventors from the Turkish ministry of propaganda and self-glorification .

By the way , I understand also success of such vicious ideologies as Islam or Kemalism with their nonsensical claims in the above context . They are extremely primitive , shallow , improbable and irrational doctrines but at the same time brief and simplistic enough to be imprinted upon the laziest and most inert minds . Hence their mass popularity in the extremely irrational Near East .

As to quoting PC British dictionaries to prove anything , may I ask you what sort of manner of pursuing a discussion our British PC brigade or you yourself with your own PC leanings suggest while dealing with evil, genocide , jihad , perfidy as embodied by Turkey and Tukish Islam ? I will be satisified with a brief one-sentence answer for that matter . Even though it may not be the soul of truth , "brevity is the soul of wit" , as Polonius rightly said , didn't he ?

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