Wot. An anally-challenged logica positivist on Inside Housing ...still. It takes all sorts, I suppose.
I share Ilag's views. Or rather I share many of his assumptions and prescriptions. To confuse what he says with how he says it and then to collectively go off on one about sanity suggests you're criticising someone with criticism which could just as well be levelled at yourself.
In other words, in philosophical terms, you've disappeared up your own anus.
Strip out Ilag's theatrical turn of phrase and I defy you to find a nanomicro hair between his views and those of say, Anthony Giddens, Demos, Frank Field, John Healey and every social housing tenant facing a job with a dog.
I would strongly suggest you guys look at The Wire. It's all there, the really big issues of life and death. Pity is that you'd all self-evidentally pick up on the language rather than the meaning. (Omar is a hero of mine though he has a character flaw - other characters don't live long when he's around)