Political Relevance of Delusions

Someone’s mental health is relevant when they run for office. If they believe pixies in the garden will give sound advice or come to the rescue from global warming that person is unfit to govern. If they harbour similar delusions about Jesus, we normally don’t consider them mentally ill, but for all practical purposes they are just as impaired. There is also the matter of gullibility. Anyone who believes that Mormon cock and bull story about the gold plates is just too naíve to deal with sharks like Putin.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)