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Are you fucking insane?... (26.11)

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Chuck: Well, what if I fight? What if I take the humiliation. Lean into it. Proceed despite it.

Wendy: Then you will lose and we will be a laughing stock.

Chuck: Are you sure?

Wendy: Are you fucking insane?

Chuck: Tell me why I am.

Wendy: I'm sure of a few things, first, the Overton Window. That which is an acceptable part of the public discourse. This behavior our behavior is so far outside that window it might as well be on fucking Mars.

The Overton window is a term for the range of ideas tolerated in public discourse, also known as the window of discourse. The term is named after Joseph P. Overton, who claimed that an idea's political viability depends mainly on whether it falls within this range, rather than on politicians' individual preferences. According to Overton, the window contains the range of policies that a politician can recommend without appearing too extreme to gain or keep public office in the current climate of public opinion.