Near the Mountains of Madness - Page 2
Like Hildred in Chambers' tale, he sees the conspiracy aligned against him--or Obama--and uses it to justify his own actions, his own beliefs, and his own creation of an "us" and "them." The problem, of course, is that he has got everything wrong.
And he is far from alone, in this regard. The madness extends far and wide, encompassing all sides of the political spectrum. For example, here is Thomas Sowell--a man whom I very much admire, whose depth of knowledge in economics may be currently unparalleled--arguing with a straight face that President Obama has fundamentally changed the nature of America. And Sowell can no more be accused of being "cultish" than can Charles Krauthammer.
So, where do we go for sanity? Aside from that last name I just dropped, I don't see a lot of it, these days. But maybe it's more of a symptom, a consequence of the need to be noticed, to say something new. I hope so. I really do.