Screaming Lord Sutch and the Monster Raving Loony Party

by Steve Horowitz

28 October 2010

 

With Election Day coming, some people bemoan the fact that all candidates are too much alike. Whether one is a liberal Democrat with socialist leanings or Tea Party Republican with libertarian tendencies, chances who you vote for will be somewhat sane. That wasn’t always the case—at least in England, where voters had a real choice. Look at this footage of campaigner Screaming Lord Sutch, who paraded his lunacy as a weapon. While many people preach the importance of diversity, where is the true voice of neurodiversity? It lives in the past, but should be remembered and honored. All hail the bipolar, manic depressives, autistic, voice hearing, multiple personalities that have always brought the human race forward. We need crazy, as the sane world we live in promises to normalize us to death.

 

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