I learned a long time ago that the process of making nonsense out of sense is easy. Making sense out of nonsense, however, is impossible.
Unless, of course, you are the person making nonsense.
Let's take rape, for instance. To the rapist, raping a woman makes perfect sense, because, after all, his needs are of utmost importance and his victims' needs are inconsequential.
The sadist justifies his behavior based on his own sense that what he is doing is excusable because he has given himself permission to perform the atrocity.
The victim, however, is left to make sense of the assault. And that will be her undoing, because no matter how long she wracks her brain, no matter how much written material she absorbs about the subject of rape, she will never make sense of the crime that makes no sense.
The only people who can make sense out of nonsense are the people who use excuses and justifications to minimize the impact of their crimes. Only a conscienceless individual can create sense out of nonsense.
As in the case of the rapist, he will convince himself that "She (or he) wanted it. She asked for it. She enjoyed it."
What's particularly disturbing, beyond the crime itself, is his dismissal of the crime and his strict adherence to his own misguided beliefs, all of which are based on falsehoods. He tells himself it's OK to rape and he believes what he tells himself. To those of us with a conscience, his reasoning is nonsense, but to him, he makes sense.
I challenge you to make sense out of nonsense and then show your results to any reasonable, sane person. I guarantee you, it can't be done, at least not by anyone who is sane.
And that completes Day #19 from the A-Z Challenge. Brought to you by the letter, S.
Previous A-Z Challenge blogs:
Amazon Hates Me – Day #1 from the A-Z Challenge
Bored – Why? – Day #2 from the A-Z Challenge
Craziness – Day #3 from the A-Z Challenge
When Your Daughter Develops, DON'T DO THIS! – Day #4 from the A-Z Challenge
Ellen – Day #5 from the A-Z Challenge
Family and Friends – Day #6 from the A-Z Challenge
The Grownup Table – Day #7 from the A-Z Challenge
Happiness & Joy – Day #8 from the A-Z Challenge
Idiots in the Attic – Day #9 from the A-Z Challenge
Jokes Accidentally – Day #10 from the A-Z Challenge
The Kid That Wasn't Named Ker – Day #11 from the A-Z Challenge
Living Out of Suitcases – Day #12 from the A-Z Challenge
Misunderstandings – I KNOW You Didn't Say What I THINK You Said
Networked Blogs on Facebook
The Old and The Elderly – At What Age Do You FEEL Old?
Peacocks Are Not Penguins
Quiz That Changed My Thinking
Reading Les Miserable