It might be me or that I’m just getting older and the mind is filling up with cobwebs. I really am forgetting what normal is for us seniors.
In my research lately, what I have found is there is this balance in our minds that says that we all have a bit of normality and abnormality in our human nature. Otherwise we would have reason to question our actions as between knowing right from wrong as we were taught from the time we left the mother’s womb. Since I am not a psychologist any reference to any information concerning psychologists will not be discussed. Everything else written here is pretty much on the sane side — depending on what one calls “sane.”
So where am I going with this? I wonder if I were to ask you what keeps you sane what would be your reply. Every one of us has expressed their opinions about those who act in such a manner that would lead one to believe that their “elevator” isn’t going all the way to the top floor. We can also surmise that not all of all of us has an I.Q. above the 140 range. One may not agree with me, but those are the people I think who really need to see a psychologists anyway.
To prove my point: One can say that there is a relationship between sanity, insanity and common sense. Just look at the candidates running for the presidency this time around? To be sane one must be rational, to be rational one must show common sense, and to run for the office of president when one is so disliked is senseless.
I have found a journalist who has some interesting information on a new idiot culture from Carl Bernstein, an American investigative journalist and author: “We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal.”(Bernstein’s last book, “A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton,” may give us a clue who he is voting for and also has a job on the side working for CNN.) This might be an example of a highly intelligent journalist that might classify him as slightly insane.
“The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is apt to spread discontent among those who are.” — Henry Louis Mencken.
If we substitute Trump in this quote as the dangerous man it might take on a whole new meaning?
“In America, the criminally insane rule and the rest of us, or the vast majority of the rest of us, either does not care, does not know, or are distracted and properly brainwashed into compliance with Uncle Sam.” — Kurt Nimmo
In all my years ever since I started to vote in 1964 I have not seen such a display of misfit presidential candidates that we have now. I do not blame the candidates; I place the blame on a society where “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” has been forgotten.