The sign of a true buffoon is thinking that obnoxiousness and provocation is better than having a good idea. The buffoon fails to understand that being boisterous about an idiotic idea doesn’t make the idea any better. He fails to understand that being fanatically committed to an idiotic idea doesn’t make the idea any better. But the poor buffoon is a buffoon, so he becomes more boisterous and commits even harder to his idea, believing this will somehow shape it into a better, more solid idea – an idea even more worthy of his commitment. The buffoon’s devotion becomes his highest virtue. In this way, the buffoon becomes so committed to his idea, he would sacrifice himself, his family and his country to preserve it. He would rather sacrifice everything rather than his idiotic idea. But it is only the preservation of himself – a prisoner of his idiotic idea – that he serves. It is the essence of selfishness and ego. It is abjectly idiotic and destructive to all.