dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Further notes on the refusal to shave with Hanlon's razor.

If it were not bad enough that we're dealing with a drama queen who labours under the laughable and discreditable misapprehension that having to endure a bit of discomfort for the kids is a hardship so bleak as to require horses to be owned, we have to rememeber that John and Elly spend most of their time screaming in rage at their children for the chaos they create owing to being the dullest, most clueless and aimless offsprings and small ones ever to make other people ask "What the Hell kind of incompetent muttonhead let this kid get this dumb?" If they aren't standing around in baffled horror at the fruits of their children's obliviousness and clumsiness, they're generally screaming in rage.

This is owing to a deliberate failure on their part to admit that Goethe was right to say that "misunderstandings and neglect occasion more mischief in the world than even malice and wickedness. At all events, the two latter are of less frequent occurrence." As an upcoming strip shows us, John is especially unwilling to acknowledge that Michael's brain consists of two neurons tied in a slip-knot because admitting that while ignorance is curable, stupidity is forever means that he can't shout or bully or punch a dullard into not being a clod. Similarly, Elly seems equally reluctant to admit that her clumsy, stubborn, oblivious and slow-witted children do things that inconvenience her because admitting that her children are too stupid to know what they're doing to bug her means that she can't pose as a martyr. Worse, it means that the people who think of her as being a failure of a mother wasting her life raging away pointlessly at stupid, aimless children who don't learn things because they're too stupid to live are right.
Tags: john and elly versus their children

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