Perhaps no one is totally free of mental illness. I know a women blogger with whom I agree on most issues, but who has recently devolved into endless man-bashing and endless rants about what she calls our “rape culture.” I don’t know what she means by “rape culture,” since I don’t read her blog posts when she has mental seizures (which is more and more frequently). However I skimmed a few reader responses. Her male readers use courteous and diplomatic verbiage to try and let her know that she has become boring and hateful, and is losing readers. In her dementia she responds by tripling her rants, which drives away more readers, which further inflames her dementia, which drives away more readers. All of this is bizarre, because this woman and I agree on most other things (e.g. Russia-gate).
So it occurs to me that each of us has his own psychosis. No matter how level headed we seem to be, each of us is perhaps insane in one way or another. I know a male blogger who I agree with on most economics issues, but who is quite insane outside the field of economics, with grave mental problems. Actually I know several bloggers like that: intelligent in some respects, and tragically crippled in others.
My point is that each of us is perhaps crippled in one way or another. The female blogger I mentioned above has written about how we should be aware of our own personal bullshit, and our inner echo chamber. I agree with that, but she forgets about it when she has her mental fits, and she lapses into man-bashing. This is more than hypocrisy and self-contradiction. It is mental illness. Maybe we all have this illness individually. Certainly we have it collectively. All societies are insane. They only differ in the form and severity of their madness.
Also, none of us seem to be totally immune from all social fads. The woman above is immune from the Russia-gate craze, but she indulges in the #metoo craze. The male blogger I mentioned is free from the “national debt crisis” hoax, but he indulges in the World War II “holocaust” hoax. I could give many more examples, some of which you will agree with, and some of which you will disagree with. What I’m saying, yet again, is that perhaps these are not mere differences in opinion, but are manifestations of incompatible neuroses.
Of course, it is possible for a person to simply be in error. If I say the U.S. government does not run on loans and tax revenue, and you say it does, then this is not a product of incompatible neuroses. It is a product of your neurosis. Still, whereas you are insane in one way, I am perhaps insane in a different way, involving a different topic.
This is just something we have to live with.