David, you and cj ARE paranoia.
Your diagnosis is not well reasoned; it is inconsistent with known fact.
I think I read someone say that u r a psychologist, by profession ?
Is that accurate ?
There r criteria that define paranoia.
During the last 40 years, I have had 2 distinctly paranoid girlfriends,
in the classic sense. Hence, I have seen it in action.
I have never entertained the concept that I have personal enemies.
I am 100% confident that no one on this planet (nor elsewhere)
has me on any hit list, nor is keeping me under any surveillance.
I have never entertained any delusions of grandeur, nor have I been grand,
nor have any powerful organizations taken any interest in my life.
( no persecution, either )
My only sense of personal
insecurity, from possible criminal predators,
abruptly ended when I got a little lucky in a poker game
at age 8 + a few weeks. My sense of national
on Christmas Eve of 1991, when soldiers of the Red Army
tore down the red hammer n sickle commie flag from atop the Kremlin
and replaced on Christmas Day with the Red, White & Blue of Russia ( not
the USSR ).
The empire of evil was dead; threats from commies, nazis n Japs did not exist.
I have never feared Moslems, tho knocking down our buildings can
O, I almost forgot:
fear Saddam for a few years,
having a known homicidal maniac, a vindictive one, with a grudge against America.
I thought it 'd not be hard for him to put a small nuke on a small boat n detonate it,
as it approached an American port city (like mine, for example),
possibly without making an appointment first; however,
that fear permanently abated when W overthrew Saddam.
, I have had adequate means of self defense for well over half a century,
it is my desire that my fellow American citizens be well armed
(and that incorrigibly violent felonious recidivists be banished from the North American Continent).
I desire to live in a very well armed society (personal armament);
this tends to promote Individualism, libertarianism and to undermine collectivism.
For this reason, I actively promote a pure interpretation of the 2nd Amendment;
I wish to restore the filosofical status quo ante
to the polity;
I contemplate no sense of any personal danger to ME
These motives r not paranoid; if u dispute that,
then please substantiate your diagnosis, Dr. Bunny.