Hear radar waves

Jackie jandb at netcom.ca
Tue Nov 3 19:40:48 EST 1998

Dirk Bruere wrote:

> Well, it's to do with
> (a) Acting normal so you don't frighten people.
> (b) Being able to look after yourself and function in society.
> Naturally, if one is truly insane but super efficient, highly
> intelligent and good at constantly fooling people as to the true state
> of affairs, you only get called insane after it takes a world war to
> kill you.

Gaddhafi and Saddam are often called insane.

It's a standard technique to disparage your opponents.

(a) is partially true. 

In the military, soldiers who question authority are routinely sent for
"psychiatric evaluation".

Soviet dissidents were treated likewise.


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