Pockets of Insanity

Do you really think these people are sane?

What is sanity? How do we judge what is sane and what is not sane? Is the notion of sanity something to be determined by majority vote? What if you’ve decided, whatever your reasons, that the majority of people on this planet are batshit crazy insane? Just because you’re outnumbered doesn’t mean you’re wrong.

I think all humans have pockets of insanity, call them “blind spots”, among their mostly sane thinking. Allow me to define insanity: The inability to think clearly, i.e., being unable to choose the better from the worse. Voting on which master holds the whip is textbook insanity. Why does anyone think they need a whip-holder to boss them around?

Posted by Dave


9 Comments on “Pockets of Insanity”

  1. Art says:

    Hey Dave – Nice post
    Are all those pols sane? I’d say yes. They do however, fit the clinical definition of sociopaths. Their primary concern is themselves. Empathy for other is practically nonexistent.
    Mendacity is their muse.

    Using the definition of “trying the same thing over and over, expecting different results”, it’s the voting public that’s insane. I know that I’ve got my own “blind spots”, as you call them. Mine don’t include thinking a politician, of any kind, will deliver unto me salvation, sustenance, or succor.

    The question becomes, “How does one escape the asylum?”

    • Underground Carpenter says:

      Hi Art,

      “How does one escape the asylum?”

      Boy, I wish I knew! Spot-on comment and thanks for the kind words.


  2. Craig Cavanaugh says:

    The voting public is definitely insane, and “mentally challenged” as well. The pols, they’re just greedy and evil…

    • Underground Carpenter says:

      Hi Craig,

      Greedy I can tolerate, as long as no one is coerced. When greed turns into robbery, that’s when they step over the evil line.


  3. Crankyyankee says:

    Art nailed it, but sociopath is being kind, Psychopaths have absolutely no concern for others, a more fitting description.

    In 2010 election, 84% of the incumbent trash were returned, where’s the real problem.

    Someone has called those who feel “entitled”, the “Free Sh*t Army”, and they will elect the same “scum”.

    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that
    moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”

    Alexander Fraser Tytler

  4. Dang, I saw the title and thought for sure you were thinking of me, Lol.
    Fuck yeah, every one of them is as crazy as a shit house rat dude.

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