I don't know if we truly appreciate how many wasted words we encounter on a daily basis. Never mind the forests of trees that go to print things which are predictable, repetitious or useless but also the waste of time taken in listening to stuff you can predict will be said is something to consider.
For example, consider sports interviews. The reporter approaches the star athlete and asks his opinion of his team's chances in the upcoming game. What is the athlete going to say? "Yeah, I think we'll get trashed today because frankly we were out partying late last night and we're just not in shape"? No, it's the usual bromides about getting pumping, taking the opposition seriously and giving it one's all.
Or maybe the politician being interviewed about potential government corruption. You know the standard answers will just flow through, from denial to accusation of the opposition politicians. Just once it would be nice to hear someone say, "Yes, you caught us, we're thieves and we'll do it again next chance we get."
Frankly, Donald Trump's stump speeches could be shorter to. All he really needs to do is stand up and say someone outrageous like "All Mexicans suck!" or "All women are sluts!" and then leave the stage. His longer addresses are just variations on that.
Finally there's the example given by the Satmar Rebbes, the latest one being Aaron during a visit to Israel. As usual he had only complaints for his hosts while accusing them of all sorts of crimes and plots against religious life in the State. Settlers are bad. The army is bad. The State is evil and a rebellion against God. Honestly, does he not have anything original to say?
In the lead up to Purim you'd think a religious leader of his stature would try something new. How about kindness to your fellow Jew regardless of his religious position or lack of one? Is that not in the Satmar playbook? How about reaching out to the hated Zionists and trying to influence them positively? Did his predecessor not leave him instructions on how to do that? How about something other than the predictable broadsides against people who, frankly, don't give a damn about what he has to say (and not just because they don't speak Yiddish)?
When we get to the end of the Purim story there is a little clue thrown into it as to how Mordechai's success sat with his confreres. It says that he was popular with rov echav, most of his brethren. Chazal tell us that this means there were those Jews who thought, even after all that had happened, that Mordechai had handled things poorly, that had he just sat and prayed and learned hard enough things would have worked out. We know the value of their opinion since we don't remember their names when it comes to this holiday but it does go to show that there have always been those who think that they have some kind of unique connection or ruach hakodesh that makes them smarter than everyone else and therefore entitled to criticize their perceived inferiors. This Satmar seems to be one of those.
But just as Mordechai's critics were lost to history, so too unconstructive critics of the State will probably disappear into the mists of time. Best not to pay too much attention to them now either.