Friday, December 7, 2012

Etiology of Social Dementia - 8

McTell News
In this series, regular readers know that we have been applying the symptoms of dementia to "crazy things" members of our ruling plutocracy have been doing.

They have been doing those things to us and to the national reputation for over a decade now.

In today's post we are going directly to the heart of the matter.

We are going to do an experiment where we apply to the government the symptoms occurring when an individual experiences Alzheimer's Warning Signs, and do it just to experiment with how "well" it matches up:
"It is critical for people with dementia and their families to receive information, care, and support as early as possible. To help family members and health care professionals recognize warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association has developed this checklist of common symptoms."
(Dementia Today, bold in original). So let's get on with it and take a look at that list of warning signs (from the Dementia Today link), with links to web pages relevant to that issue in terms of official behavior.

1. Memory loss. Do you remember when Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said they had "lost 2.3 trillion dollars" somewhere in the Pentagon?

2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks. When the largest infrastructure bill in U.S. history was passed and signed by the president, they forgot to spend in on the Maintaining infrastructure and keeping the middle class working is a familiar task of the government. So is not conjuring up then going over a fiscal cliff.

3. Problems with language. The government has a difficult time with regular American English, using doublespeak as their tongue instead.

4. Disorientation to time and place. Drilling in the Arctic ocean which is melting much faster than scientists expected, without safety, forgets that we live on a planet that we are destroying. They are setting the house on fire because they don't know where we are in space or time. It is as if some alien robots who do not need the Earth's environment for life support are making policy.

5. Poor or decreased judgment. When nations come together to try to solve major problems the government puppets of the plutocracy drag their feet and fight with those who are trying to save civilization from catastrophe.

6. Problems with abstract thinking. Balancing a checkbook may be hard when the task is more complicated than usual. Someone with Alzheimer’s disease could forget completely what the numbers are and what needs to be done with them.

7. Misplacing things. Our military hardware is spread about within 191 or so nations around the world. It is time we cleaned up our mess and got back into our own yard instead of being a bully throwing the sands of hegemony in our neighbours eyes.

8. Changes in mood or behavior. Everyone can become sad or moody from time to time. Someone with Alzheimer’s disease can show rapid mood swings — from calm to tears to anger — for no apparent reason.

9. Changes in personality. People’s personalities ordinarily change somewhat with age. But a person with Alzheimer’s disease can change a lot, becoming extremely confused, suspicious, fearful, or dependent ...

10. Loss of initiative. It’s normal to tire of housework, business activities, or social obligations at times. The person with Alzheimer’s disease may become very passive, sitting in front of the television for hours, sleeping more than usual, or not wanting to do usual activities. Like congress.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

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