Serious question: is there a medical term for people who have this kind of paranoia but apparently don't realize that publicizing their paranoia sort of defeats the purpose of running away from society at large? I would imagine this sort of a new phenomena what with the ease of people being able to make videos and upload them, etc.
It's paranoid schizophrenia. Your question makes an interesting point in regards to the influx of social media outlets and their effects. Camera phones and YouTube are a dangerous and cheap mix, and today's weirdos are receiving more positive AND negative feedback than they ever would have years ago. Both types of feedback unfortunately only feed the disease, and encourage them to indulge even more deeply in their insanity. Not sure what's gonna happen, but we already are seeing more and more of these folks (Alex Jones etc) getting air time on real news networks like CNN.
I remember someone used to post rants like this on telephone poles and traffic lights near my house. It's much easier to do the same thing and get feedback from social media. The easy access to both information and feedback makes it easier to reinforce delusions, I'm sure.
Our shitty healthcare system has a lot to do with this. Not that it was necessarily better before when we had a shitty healthcare system that kept these people like prisoners, but a lot of people can't afford to treat their illness.
Personally, I don't just think high drug prices should be illegal, but I think the fuckers that set these prices should be charged with price gouging and spend the rest of their fucking lives in prison. Anyone that would put antipsychotics out of people's reach to make more money deserves fucking torture.
What is interesting is how youtube has allowed mentally ill persons to form whole subcultures of insanity. Gangstalking victims, Morgellons suffers, Illuminati conspiracy theorists, Birthers, etc. now have a place to interact and reinforce their various delusions. They are creating communal forms of insanity.
Also interesting is the interaction of these subcultures with the troll subcultures (which in some instances rival the mental illness of their victims). The elaborate relationship between Gabrielle Chana and her trolls is an example. This sometimes become a kind of experimental form of group therapy.
The way crazy people interact with society and the way society interacts with them has been radically changed by the net. It's fascinating and sometimes heartbreaking to watch.
expsoingsdpd1 is somewhat like a female version of the late Mark Zahn. Her schtick is hearing people say "gangstalking" (or at least she thinks she hears it) no matter where she goes, and getting kicked out of university libraries in San Diego. She also refuses to seek psychiatric help or go into a homeless shelter because she believes they're in kahoots with human traffickers who will sell her into sex slavery (yeah, real likely).
The comments in another video have someone I presume is a sibling trying to get her to call her ailing parents & she tells them to go to hell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSL8Ojz04dg Very tragic.
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