To all the OEN readers: Every time you have a theory on what is happening in the world, please, check yourself against the definition below. Let's stay sane!
…Paranoia is a delirium of interpretation. Each fact, event, force, observation is caught in one system of speculation and “understood” by the afflicted individual in such a way that it absolutely confirms and reinforces his thesis- that is, the initial delusion that his point of departure. The paranoiac always hits the nail on the head, no matter where the hammer blows fall.
Just as in a magnetic field metal molecules align themselves to exert a collective cumulative pull, so, through unstoppable systematic and in themselves strictly rational associations, the paranoiac turns the whole world into a magnetic field of facts, all pointing in the same direction: the one he is going in.
The essence of paranoia is this intense- if distorted- relationship with the real world: “ The reality of the external world is used for illustration and proof to serve the reality of our mind..”
Paranoia is a shock of recognition that never ends.
Delirious New York