Michele Bachmann: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Nurse Ratched, where are you when we need you?
Ignoring someone's signs of serious mental illness is not being kind it is allowing the person to suffer.
While some blogs refer to Michele Bachmann and her latest rants as wing nut behavior, this woman exhibits serious symptoms of psychosis. A definition of paranoid schizophrenia on the Mayo Clinic's web site defines it as a form of schizophrenia characterized by delusions of persecution, grandiosity or jealousy. Delusions in schizophrenia are often focused on the perceptions that you are being singled out for something, as Ms. Bachmann's belief that God wanted her to run for Minnesota's 6th district.
The delusions obviously are caused by the persons damaged reality testing resulting in gross distortions of daily events and experience. Delusions can result in aggressive behavior or violence if you believe you must act in self defense against those you believe want to harm you.
Apparently, in Ms. Bachmann's dangerous and distorted world view only she and those who think like her are real Americans. She said as much in the last election cycle.
Her latest tirades, however; should not be tolerated because of the potential for equally disturbed people to respond to her call to be armed and dangerous by acting out violently. Further, she stated, "Thomas Jefferson told us having a revolution every now and then is a good thing and we the people are going to have to fight back if we aren't going to lose our country."
If you choose to ignore the obvious psychiatric symptoms then you can't ignore her statements regarding the necessity to become armed and dangerous and the necessity for revolution as examples of seditious and therefore illegal behavior.
Sedition is defined in the dictionary as speech that is deemed by legal authority as tending towards calling for insurrection against established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent or resistance to lawful authority.
Yea, that is who we need to lead our country.