SCHIZOPHRENIA: THE NEW NORMAL
I was doing some research today related to schizophrenia and it occurred to me that I had stumbled upon the answer to the question regarding the politicians in D.C. Now, hear me out and see if you agree:
Let's identify schizophrenia: it is a brain disorder that affects the way a person acts, thinks, and sees the world. It causes an "ALTERED PERCEPTION OF REALITY, often a significant loss of contact with reality". Doesn't this describe the behavior of most of the federal politicians?
But wait! Schizophrenia may cause the affected person to hear things that don't exist, speak in strange or confusing ways, believe that others are trying to harm them, or feel like they are constantly being watched. O. K., I guess you could also include Obama's media.
With such a blurred line between the real and imaginary, schizophrenia makes it difficult, even frightening, to negotiate the activities of daily life. In response, people with schizophrenia may withdraw from the outside world (or their constituents and life outside of The Beltway) or act out in confusion and fear.
I have to question common people who are living with this diagnosis. How different is it from what is currently displayed in Washington? I am not making light of having the diagnosis. I am saying that it may be a little more commonplace than we are aware.