You can tell who the people are who have nothing to say. They’re the ones who never shut up. They’re constantly making as much noise as they can, as often as they can, as loudly as they can, as relentlessly as they can, in all the media to which they can get access. When they do that, they’re employing The Woodchipper Effect.
Here’s how it works:
Have you ever tried to examine one piece of anything as it flies out of a woodchipper? The sheer volume of the chips and the speed with which they fly from the chipper make any such examination impossible. And so it is with people who have nothing to say. To conceal their lack of meaning and substance, they opt for velocity and volume.
Madness is the Method
What? That sounds crazy? You’re exactly right. Craziness is the point and the purpose.
Take note of parents who yell at their young children all the time. At some point, the yelling just becomes part of the environment. The sky is blue. The grass is green. Mom’s yelling. It’s all the same. It all exists on the same plane of importance, in the same marginalized field of attention. It’s just there.
That’s why we become immune to the ravings of voluble people. It’s why we’re desensitized to the ubiquitous barrage of madness that comprises the 24/7 information blitz in every medium. If we don’t pay attention, we won’t know. If we don’t know, the folks who don’t want us to know can keep doing what they’re doing.
What do we care? It’s all noise.