YOUR AFTER AMERICA LETTER OF THE DAY: A TORONTO STAR IS BORN
I can't find a link to it online, but the Toronto Star has After America as the No 1 original non-fiction book in the country this week. The list is on page 15 of the Entertainment section in the print edition.
USE YOUR DELUSIONS
Hi, Mark. I am writing a book about the new breed of Americans with paranoid delusional disorder that is brought on by a total misunderstanding of current events in American politics. I believe you could be a major chapter in my book.
From Web MD's description of this condition, I have determined you meet the following diagnosis criteria:
1.) The main feature of this disorder is the presence of delusions, which are unshakable beliefs in something untrue. This condition is validated by your insistence that the President of the United States is actually trying to actively destroy America.
2.) People with delusional disorder experience non-bizarre delusions, which involve situations that could occur in real life, such as being followed, poisoned, deceived, conspired against, or loved from a distance. These delusions usually involve the misinterpretation of perceptions or experiences. In reality, however, the situations are either not true at all or highly exaggerated. This, too, is confirmed by your opinion that most people in America support Rush Limbaugh and your ideas of how things should be despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.
3.) In some cases, however, people with delusional disorder might become so preoccupied with their delusions that their lives are disrupted. I cannot personally verify this condition, but your body of works on political topics somewhat justifies this claim. You apparently feed off of hatred for America's government despite talking about it as if some sort of "expert". Normal behavior would not have a person specializing in things they hate. More to the point, they (normally adjusted mentally stable adults) only focus on things that make them happy or give enjoyment. This is not the case when someone draws creative energy from hatred.
I can also see a strong presence of the following delusional conditions in your radio and written commentary (*Except for two):
• Erotomanic: Someone with this type of delusional disorder believes that another person, often someone important or famous, is in love with him or her. The person might attempt to contact the object of the delusion, and stalking behavior is not uncommon. (The Rush and Mark "Bromance")
• Grandiose: A person with this type of delusional disorder has an over-inflated sense of worth, power, knowledge, or identity. The person might believe he or she has a great talent or has made an important discovery. (This has too many confirmations to list here)
• *Jealous: A person with this type of delusional disorder believes that his or her spouse or sexual partner is unfaithful. (N/A)
• Persecutory: People with this type of delusional disorder believe that they (or someone close to them) are being mistreated, or that someone is spying on them or planning to harm them. It is not uncommon for people with this type of delusional disorder to make repeated complaints to legal authorities. (Your misplaced and misguided distrust of Government)
• *Somatic: A person with this type of delusional disorder believes that he or she has a physical defect or medical problem. (N/A)
• Mixed: People with this type of delusional disorder have two or more of the types of delusions listed above. (Grandiose & Persecutory)
Thank you for your time. Please see a mental health specialist as soon as possible. There is help for even people like you.
Your name will not be used in my book. I will probably list you as the alias "Rush's Tool".
Dr Mike Hunt
GO BACK TO CANADA, CANADA BOY
I was listening to you on Rush's show the other day. I don't think I like it very much when you are not even an American citizen, telling us how our country should be run and being so disrespectful to the president of my country, not yours. Aren't you just a visitor here? Maybe you should go back to Canada if you don't like the way things are being run here in MY COUNTRY! Just saying!
NO, SERIOUSLY: GO BACK TO CANADA, CANADA BOY
Man, if you hate America so much.........LEAVE. I can't believe Rush allow you to breathe on his show. Maybe he secretly hates America, too.
GO BACK TO MEXICO CANADA… MEXICAN CANADIAN BOY?
Who is "we", mothe##**&?
I heard you the other day on the radio. I "googled" you. I think you are Canadian, but you have a contrived cockney accent? You are a lot like Madonna. She lived in England for a few years, and affected an English accent. I suppose you now claim to be an American. Unfortunately, any piece of trash who moves here and has an anchor baby, which I am guessing is your claim to being an American, is legally American. Don't know why you can't come up with a fake American accent, don't really care. Do I wish you and all the other Mexican Canadians would go home? YES! Please leave, do something in your own country.
Okay, you have decided to stay. Can't say I blame you. It is awesome here. Here is a little advice from a native American. I am disgusted by your criticism of New York, and your Canadian faux British ideas that America has failed in rebuilding the towers. It is none of your business. We, the USA, create and build everything: electricity, cars, planes, space-craft, television, computers, antibiotics, literally everything, so we don't really need the advice of a Canadian with a fake English accent. We, The United States of America, do what we want, when we want, wherever we want.
Born American, Kentuckian by the Grace of God
THE CANADIAN SKID MARK YOU CAN'T GET RID OF
I really do wonder why (1) you talk critically about my president when you are a guest in my country and (2) why your opinion about anything should be important to anyone in the first place.
It's pretty obvious that you have a juvenile sense of humor and an over-blown opinion of yourself. Limbaugh is purely a "toxic curiousity (sic)", but you can't hold a candle to him, though, pant-load. Try as you might, you will never rise much higher than the level of "trivial curiousity (sic)". Please go home to Canada; do not come back to the US again. You are an excellent example of why we must get control of our borders, skid-mark.
WE'RE NOT IMPRESSED WITH YOU DOWN UNDER, EITHER
There is no need for you to feel insecure or unsure of your place in the pantheon of opinion leaders so stop the pukish self-promotion and immature boasting in these web-postings.
Let the quality speak for itself, for, you know, it does.
Perth, Western Australia
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