Rip Parker
4 min readMar 5


Dictionary definitions:

Sanity: The ability to think and behave in a normal, rational manner; sound mental condition.

Insanity: the opposite.

(Who determines what is “normal” and “sound”? “They”, the crowd of self proclaimed “experts”.)

Rational: Ability to think reasonably and logically; sensibly.

Reason: Application of logic.

Logic: Thinking in accordance with validity.

Validity: valid: based on logic or fact.

Sensible: beneficial thinking with wisdom and prudence.

(Notice the looping definitions of words using the same words to define each other. Subjectivity rules.)

Wisdom: wise: thinking in accordance with experience, knowledge, good judgement.

Prudence: prudent: showing care and thought for the future.

(What happened to “now”?)

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Why delve into this subject of “sanity”? Because we are seeing a great discrepancy in thought, opinions, definitions of reality and truth in our nation, and around the world.

This disparity of thinking and resulting opinions is most easily seen in politics. It has always been present between left and right politics to some degree, but in the last decade it has grown into a monstrous divide, one where violence seems to lurk around every corner.

Serious discussion of civil war is spreading. Steve Brannon, and others, say we are at war now. Who is at war? The extreme right, following Trumps leadership, has declared war against all the rest of us, including our government.

The Trump brigade has declared war on our Democratic form of government, attempting to install dictatorship. They foolishly think they will be favored by a dictator.

Dictators favor only themselves, and those they believe they can manipulate for self benefit.

Each side of this divide thinks the other is insane. According to the guidelines of sanity, it seems clear to this political independent that the far right Trump followers have chosen to be insane. The distinct indication of this is their compulsive reliance on lying.

They are attempting to construct their view of “reality” out of lies. Lies are false, non factual…

Rip Parker

Geophysicist, lawyer, mediator, student of Jung, phenomenology, semiotics