Tweet Albert Einstein allegedly defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Austin O’Malley looked at the process of insanity: “A sane man often reasons from sound premises; an insane man commonly reasons as well, but the premises are unsound.” And Guy de Maupassant examined that peculiar phenomenon [...]
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Tweet Crazy people have always reflected their own society’s pathologies. In a pre-modern era, crazy people thought they were the Devil or, perhaps, the Hammer of God. In the atomic/space exploration age, insanity tended to involve aliens. People thought they were abducted, thought aliens were among us, or thought that they were themselves aliens. What [...]
Tweet Let’s see if I’ve got this right, based upon the evidence currently available: Obama is a grandiose narcissist Newt is an egomaniac Hillary is a compulsive liar Mitt seems vaguely asperger-ish, with a weather vane in place of his spine Herman is a serial womanizer (assuming, for the sake of argument, that the claims [...]
Tweet I find the video below both hysterically funny and terribly tragic. We should all be worried when the insane are the vanguard of what promises to be a dangerous protest movement. One can sympathize with people who have been on the receiving end of societal and government lies for decades, and one can feel [...]
Tweet Joseph Stack, the man who flew a plane into the IRS building in Austin, Texas, left a long, a very long, pre-suicide/pre-murder screed identifying those issues that drove him to commit his act. The most obvious thing about the screed is that it is the work of someone with cognitive dysfunction, most likely some [...]
Tweet There’s an absolute gem in Jake Tapper’s question-and-answer session with Press Sec’y Gibbs. Before you read it, think of Einstein’s definition of insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Okay. You got that? Here goes: TAPPER: Well, OK. One other question, then. You talked about all the [...]
Tweet During the Middle Ages and right through to the early modern era, crazy people believed that they were witches or the devil (or, at least, doing the bidding of witches and the devil). During the post-WWII space era, crazy people substituted creatures from out of space for the devil. Again, their lunacy distilled core [...]