The best strategy for dealing with crazies is to keep your distance.
You try to ignore the ravings of the paranoid lunatic on a street corner, but if he’s waving a gun, you can’t. He may kill himself, but he may kill you. Protecting yourself is your first consideration. You want to get as far as possible from him.
As an intellectual exercise, imagine how the Chinese and Russian leadership look at the United States, its government, and those of its allies. It will get you labeled as a “sympathizer” or “agent,” but take the risk and try seeing the world through their eyes:
We hear the Americans raving about the exceptional and indispensable nation, the American imperium, and maintaining world order. What other conclusion can be drawn: like many lunatics, the US suffers from delusions of grandeur. As we know, it’s difficult to maintain order in one country, and…
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