"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows." (Orwell, 1984)
The human mind's main function is orthodoxy. The brain wants to make sense of the world around it. But when he mind struggles with a concept, we call this unorthodoxy. Human fears unorthodoxy because they cannot conceive of its possibilities. If you will kindly look to the Elizabethans and the first Thespians; Art was outlawed in England during Shakespeare's time. The actor, ostracized. What we call today our 'finest playwright' was, I am sorry to say, called swine and spit at before he became better off than his fellow prostitutes. But he couldn't really help it, now could he? Unorthodoxy is unconscious.
Literature ruined us, my friends. When the ape learned to think we were all screwed. After all, that is what separates us from animal, correct? The ability to think and to reason (Yes, the jump from animal to human wasn't a large leap for some of you. I forgive you.)? But when man could think and use his ideas and concepts, he screwed himself over. Imagine the poor cave-human that invented the wheel. I am, my friends, willing to admit he was very likely stoned to death for daring challenged society. The woman who invented fire. (And it was probably a woman. Admit it.) Disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Man with a plan is deadly. Look at poor Truman, who found out we had the atom bomb a month before he condemned Japan to mass destruction and the greatest amount of human casualties the country had ever seen. And Naturally. Using this was probably considered Insane at the time. Common place now. So you ask..what turns invention to insanity...back to sanity again?
Why! Man sometimes develops with his brain! (Though often slower than needed) For example. If Liberatchi would have come out now it would be "Duh" instead of "Holy God we're all going to die because the sexiest man alive gives other men rim jobs". Talk to Massachusetts, California about this. Not me. Their unorthodoxy lies in changing the state laws. Yes, man is accepting another horrible shame. Accepting Ace and Gary is as acceptable as accepting Uncle Tom's freedom. But in the end its always the same. Society will always capitalize on unorthodox ideas. MTV now has the Gay-Network "coming out". Shows like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy show us how 'Metrosexual' is the new 'sexual' and Queer as Folk lets us see how accepting homeless gay boys is A-O-K. So being Gay is okay now? I bet even the most racist bigot would agree. Jai is just plain cute.
In the end. Sane is what makes it.
"How can I help it?' he blubbered. 'How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four."
"Sometimes... Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane."