EVERYONE IS CRAZY BUT YOU AND ME AND SOMETIMES I'M NOT SURE OF THEE
- EVERYONE IS CRAZY BUT YOU AND ME AND SOMETIMES I'M NOT SURE OF THEE
By New 10.
Folie a deux (Insanity). The French distinguished mental
alienation from insanity (folie), considering the former in a
generic sense, while they used folie to denote a psychiatric
condition acquired by a person who had previously been in good
Folie a deux (double insanity). Folie a deux has been known
by number names: communicated insanity, induced insanity, double
insanity. Suggestibility plays a part, among other factors, in the
genesis of folie a deux when two persons closely associated with
one another suffer a psychosis simultaneously, and when one member
of the pair appears to have influenced the other. The condition is
not confined to two persons, and can involve three or even more.
Certainly the witch hunts of the 17th Century is a prime example, as
were the inquisition and the crusades. The communist hunts, heavens
gate, the popularity of the KKK in the 1930s, and Hitler's Germany
are all good examples of communicated insanity. We all (at least
those who are as old as I am) witnessed the rise of the Nazi party
that started as a small band of misfits in the 1920s. This was
during the time when Germany's economy was in shambles when it
took a million Marks to buy a loaf of bread. I am sure Hitler
exploited this time to make promises to the German people.
Since the 1950s, Luce, the publisher of Time magazine, told
his editor to "PUFF" a minor preacher by the name of Billy Graham.
This was the beginning of a new wave of insanity culminating in our
present day folie a deux called "Christian Fundamentalism",
(Evangelical) one of the fastest growing religions in the world. In
addition, as you can see, our president, George Bush, is infecting
America with a new rash of insanity. Only historians in the future
will be able to look back at this period in American history to
assess the damage. They may find that this religion has caused a new
DARK AGE. There never will be a Democratic Party again in America as
long as religious fanatics have control of the Republican Party and
the U.S. government. Americans are slowly slipping into the
psychosis of fascist Christian fundamentalism, America will NEVER
recover from this mind set.