Wednesday, March 30, 2005

hyperthymia, constitution, and delusional behavior

Awesome synchronicity just now:

I'm mildly hyperthymic now (after yesterdays dysthymia), so i decided to do a little more research on cyclothymia (it's been a while since I read about it). Cyclothymia is a mild form of "manic depression" or more properly "Bipolar disorder". My cycles seem to be less frequent, which is good.

Anyways hyperthymia is a mild mania, the opposite of dysthymia, which is a negative state of mind, darkened, joyless.

I google hyperthermia, and one of the links is a list of psychology definitions (based off the dsm-iv). As I read further down, I notice "delusional" as a definition:

A false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that sustained despite what almost everyone else believes and despite what constitutes incontrovertible and obvious proof or evidence to the contrary. [DSM-IV]
As I'm reading this, the thoughts of all the bullshit happening now in our political system and the theocratic push that's happening, especially with regards to evolution and the "pro-life" push, as well as "activist judges" (isn't it funny how the right takes exactly what they do, and label their opponent as one who engages in that conduct... Judge not, lest ye be judged, for in the manner in which ye judge, so also shall ye be judged...)

Are not these beliefs in opposition to what constitutes incontrovertible and obvious proof or evidence to the contrary?

So, I had clicked on a link earlier in a metafilter post, and it was open in another tab. I began to read this article by Bill Moyers (already, from the first paragraph, I'm hooked... i recommend it!!!) In it, he says "...one story after another drives home the fact that the delusional is no longer marginal but has come in from the fringe to influence the seats of power."

Exactly what the fuck i was thinking.

how far are we going to go?

this article discusses the "constitution restoration act" the text of which proscribes the federal courts from making any ruling on an agent of the laws "acknowledgement of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty or government."

(Full Text: thomas.loc.gov)

it also has within it, this quote:

In interpreting and applying the Constitution of the United States, a court of the United States may not rely upon any constitution, law, administrative rule, Executive order, directive, policy, judicial decision, or any other action of any foreign state or international organization or agency, other than English constitutional and common law up to the time of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.

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read that again, friends. recently the supreme court ruled against executing those who committed their crimes while still a "juvenile offender". in this decision, they make note of the fact that globally there is a trend in the industrial, western, democracies that find this a behavior that violates standard ideas of human decency. (of course, that's not the legal phraseology :) ) According to this law, if it passed, the supreme court could not apply the constitution in such a way that conformed to modern standards that have evolved over the past century. It would be a frozen, immobile, static block.

these are the ones who hate "activist judges" and yet have people like Roy Moore (who is pushing for this amendment) in their party, and a president and congress that rushes into a last minute session to force the issue of Terry Schiavo to the supreme court in hopes to overturn it... the supreme court refused to look at it. the republican judge who ruled in favor of Michael Schiavo is now being called a crazy by his own party members.

these fuckers are raging, foaming out the mouth, rabid, and completely delusional.

if we hand the world to them, we are 100 percent completely fucked.

but you know what, industry doesn't give a shit, as long as they can make a buck. how much is it going to take before those who hold the wealth itself realizes that these fuckers are completely absolutely fucking bonkers? when will Bill Gates give a fuck? at least Soros is trying. i don't love the guy. he's a cruel fucker who preys on the weak by playing currencies against each other, hoping to make a profit off the backs of those who have lost the most. but, he understands the danger if these people continue their march to power. as long as these super-rich fuckers who run the major industries continue to get paid, and as long as they can forestall armageddon just long enough to make enough money before they die... however the fuck much money that is.