23 October 2009

Sanity and Shrink-Wrapping

I usually don't completely trust psychiatric analyses, unless of course, they agree with my deepest biases. But I regularly and religiously read this young lady's take on the political shenanigans going on around us. For a long time we have grown accustomed to our hopeful politicians not telling us the whole truth, so much so that we often ignore what they say because we know that they know they are just running for election by running off at the mouth.

Something has changed in recent years and more and more people are becoming worried. Our Washington commissars and czars and führers and gauleiters and dear leaders are becoming not so comical as we had thought. It actually looks like they are saying what they mean and meaning what they say.

Terms like "malignant narcissism" and "sociopathic selfishness" are being used by our friends of the psychiatric persuasion: these are nasty phrases, not just pet names for silly people, among the worst and most catastrophic diagnoses of public figures you will hear from our psychiatric friends. They are not used lightly. Check out Dr Sanity and ShrinkWrapped. Maybe it's too late to batten down the hatches.

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