>Therefore, the point is, although not every case is genetic (alternately
>being contaminated), I would recognize that this is less a state of mind
>more a disease. Further more, "random subconscious
>thoughts reinforced for entertainment" I can substitute with diction as
Right spot on, Gina. That helps to explain the futility of trying to change the mind or influence the ideology of a schizophrenic. It may also worry us to know that a significant proportion of the ruling class has above average susceptibility to this disease. I guess the most extropic response to a paranoid schizophrenic (such as Joseph Stalin or Mao Zedong, for instance) involves circumventing them with technology that can surpass their propaganda machines (like the Net perhaps?) until such time as early detection of the disease prevents them organizing against the integrity of man's science.