Saturday 10 December 2016

Time to criminalise the stupid?

Published 14/07/2014 | 02:30

Idiocracy: is it time to criminalise the stupid?
Idiocracy: is it time to criminalise the stupid?

So how many forms of mentally ill are you? Now, don't get me wrong - I'm not talking about people who suffer from depression, bi-polar, chronic stress or any of the other genuinely debilitating conditions which can leave even the strongest soul lying on the ground, hanging on to the carpet for dear life, and hoping everything, and everyone, will just go away.

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No, I'm referring to the kind of mental condition that other people are happy to diagnose - phobias. Or their relative 'isms'.

Anyone with even the vaguest understanding of Soviet history, for example, will know that the best way to shut up those you don't like is to state they are obviously suffering from some terrible psychotic condition.

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