If We Stigmatize Aural Hallucinations, Will Only Stigmatics Hallucinate Aurally?
Molly Ivins thinks Bush may be a lunatic. I tend to agree, but for a reason she failed to mention: Let’s not forget, the BBC* reported that Bush said God told him to invade Iraq. And he did, in fact, invade Iraq.
It has also been reported that Andrea Yates said God told her to kill her children. And she did, in fact, kill her children.
Why is it that, as a society, we consider her insane, but not him? After all, they both heard—and obeyed—disembodied commands to violence from a supernatural being.
*Curiously, this story wasn’t widely reported in the US (although the Onion did cover it), while the Yates saga made national headlines for weeks.
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