“If there was any consistency to his opinions, it was the consistent lack of consistency, and if he had a worldview, it was a view that proclaimed his lack of a worldview. But these very absences were what constituted his intellectual assets. Consistency and an established worldview were excess baggage in the intellectual mobile warfare that flared up the mass media’s tiny time segments, and it was his great advantage to be free of such things.” Haruki Murakami, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle.
Alas, today we follow the lead of the consistently inconsistent, never forming a clearly articulated thought, because it’s so much easier to provide a scandalous quote.]]>