Everything in life is arranged in a hierarchy. Your family, friends, school, work, and many others.
Even the mentally unstable have their own system. When they take a break from being politicians and visit the Happy Place<tm>, they have a strict code that may not be visible to the casual observer. The depressed pick on the bipolars, claiming that the bipolars are trying to one-up them. The suicidal people would be right there with the depressed but they’re otherwise occupied. The multiples (or some of them) pick on just about everybody. And everybody picks on the schizophrenics. This is not at all helpful, as the schizophrenics already think everyone (and everything) is talking about them.
The weirdness, of course, does not stop there. I just came across an even more bizarre example. Get ready… I’m talking ufo research. A certain segment of the population would opine that the concept of ufo research is just plain nuts in itself (great, lefty…. turn off 75% of your readers right off the bat).
Well you’ve got to know that I’m pretty interested in ufo’s. I don’t do research; I just read and listen when I can. It’s a fascinating topic, even if you don’t believe in them. There’s way too much evidence out there to deny that there are many different types of flying machines motoring about the skies, about which we know nothing. And that’s the literal definition – flying objects which we cannot identify. Unfortunately the term UFO has become more of a slur than a definition over many years.
I enjoy listening to Black Vault Radio. John Greenwald, Jr, has the largest collection of documents acquired via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) anywhere. The site is not limited to ufo’s. The segment I listened to this evening featured a fellow who believes that ufo’s and their occupants are not alien; they’re fallen angels, guiding the `abductees’ back to Jesus.
My immediate reaction to this was `HUH?’ I realized at once that this was unspeakably ironic, but my reactions are mine and I have to own them.
I felt like a depressed person picking on a bipolar…