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I'm tending more and more to assuming that our leaders are actively psychotic and evil rather than merely wrong in some abstract academic sense.

If you're aware of massive privation and suffering - and I don't believe the Troika etc aren't aware of what's happening in Greece and elsewhere - the normal human response is to try to minimise it.

If you have some other emotional response you're unlikely to be normal, at least not using the standard metrics that psychologists use to quantify emotional responses.

So at best you're emotionally disturbed and at worst you're sociopathic.

Emotionally the academic explanations don't matter. We're far beyond the point where we should care about what Galbraith or Minsky or Keynes would have said, and deep into economic holocaust territory.

If this seems far-fetched, consider that the UK establishment is now beating up disabled people who collect facts about suicides and other deaths caused by the Tory government's workfare programs, and that some NHS hospitals have been caught receiving extra cash for euthanising the elderly by denying them food and drink as part of what have been called 'death pathways.'

These are documented examples of human rights abuse, and not conspiracy theories or notes from wackyland. They're actually happening in the UK. And I can only assume that anyone who isn't shocked and outraged by them has some serious mental health issues - especially if they're the ones causing them to happen.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Nov 2nd, 2012 at 01:27:12 PM EST
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