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Friday, October 08, 2004


While it does make me happy to see this kind of thing published outside of The Onion, that is really where this belongs. Some guy has proposed Political Apathy Disorder to be added as a new diagnostic category to the DSM.

Now, I fully agree that people who don't make themselves at least passably aware of the world at large (including politics) are guilty of glaring stupidity, it's not a bloody disorder. Politics itself is more likely a disorder: it certainly leads to distress, pain, increased risk of suffering or death, and most clearly to a loss of freedom.

Semi-related background music: "Oh Bondage, Up yours!"

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