Thursday, November 13, 2008
So, who remembers that day a few years ago in our apartment when we discovered "otherkin" and spent the evening Googling them and wondering how such a phenomenon could happen? And we concluded that the internet is primarily to blame for reinforcing obviously crazy beliefs that would otherwise be suppressed by life in a randomly assorted community of non-crazy people? So, if you're a guy in Skokie, for example, who begins to suspect he is actually a giraffe or a vampire, everyone you know will tell you, no, you are a human, stop being crazy. But, thanks to the internet, same guy in Skokie can now join the Livejournal group dedicated to exploring "feelings of otherness" that demonstrate that people are actually giraffes and vampires mistakenly incarnated in human form, and he can begin to think that, no, he is not crazy (since there are so many people like him), he is just misunderstood and persecuted by the non-otherkin community. Well, apparently, this excellent property of the internet has now been appropriated by psychotics, too, and not just the ones who have Morgellon's.
Posted by Miss Self-Important at 1:03 PM