Tuesday, November 17, 2009

You are now entering the Twilight Zone…

From the deepest reaches of intra-dimensional space, beamed direct from Planet Bizarro aka ‘slackbastard’ in the constellation of Irony here comes a quote from a speculative piece about the Kabbalistic mumbo jumbo known as psychoanalysis…


Pathological Lying: Symptom or Disease?
Charles C Dike, MD, MPH, MRCPsych
Psychiatric Times, Vol. 25, No.7
June 1, 2008

Pathological lying (PL) is a controversial topic. There is, as yet, no consensus in the psychiatric community on its definition, although there is general agreement on its core elements. PL is characterized by a long history (maybe lifelong) of frequent and repeated lying for which no apparent psychological motive or external benefit can be discerned. While ordinary lies are goal-directed and are told to obtain external benefit or to avoid punishment, pathological lies often appear purposeless. In some cases, they might be self-incriminating or damaging, which makes the behavior even more incomprehensible. Despite its relative obscurity, PL has been recognized and written about in the psychiatric literature for more than a century. The German physician, Anton Delbruck, is credited with being the first to describe the concept of PL. He observed that some of his patients told lies that were so abnormal and out of proportion that they deserved a special category. He subsequently described the lies as “pseudologia phantastica”…

Well! Talk about drawing unwanted attention to his own mental disorder. @ndy is a fully accredited member of an organised CULT of possibly Australia’s most notorious ‘Pathological Liars’ known as Fight Dem Back. The line “In some cases, they might be self-incriminating or damaging, which makes the behavior even more incomprehensible” could have easily been written with Mathew Henderson-Hau aka Darp in mind and all the admissions he published about his drug taking, child abuse, vandalism and fits of uncontrollable rage.

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