Newsweek Celebrates Mad Pride

The latest milestone in our march to Bedlam is called mad pride. Newsreek informs us that psychosis should be embraced as a “creative force.”

Meet Will Hall, the elite media’s conception of an ideal human being:

The 43-year-old has been diagnosed as schizophrenic, and doctors have prescribed antipsychotic medication for him. But Hall would rather value his mentally extreme states than try to suppress them, so he doesn’t take his meds. Instead, he practices yoga and avoids coffee and sugar. He is delicate and thin, with dark plum polish on his fingernails and black fashion sneakers on his feet, his half Native American ancestry evident in his dark hair and dark eyes. Cultivated and charismatic, he is also unusually energetic, so much so that he seems to be vibrating even when sitting still.

Hall is a leader of the “mad pride” collective, which promotes the idea that mental illness is not an illness but a “gift.” He doesn’t like it that society still discriminates between “crazy” and “healthy” behavior. His own behavior is so far into the crazy zone, he managed to lose his job at an environmental organization due to his “frenetic state.” After that he devoted himself to walking around San Francisco at night, listening to the “furious voices in his head.” He has “bounced in and out of a public psychiatric hospital,” and believes that plants communicate with him. But don’t go passing judgment on the healthiness of his mental condition.

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By embracing his insanity and encouraging other loonies not to take their pills, Hall hopes to “push the emergence of mental diversity.” Newsbleak purrs with approval.

Next on the liberal agenda: evil pride, whereby activists insist we stop discriminating between right and wrong, so that we can celebrate the emergence of moral diversity. But then, we already have the Democrat Party.

Norman Bates celebrates his mental diversity.

On a tip from V the K. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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