In fact, Snezhnevsky had invented “sluggish schizophrenia” as a political tool for oppressing anti-Soviet dissenters. Any anti-state behavior—such as opposition to one’s superiors or overvaluing one’s importance—could indicate mental illness. The logic was simple: If anyone opposed the Soviet state, he was mentally ill, as there was no logical reason to oppose the finest socio-political system in the world.
…tinct to protect itself over assault victims is shameful and odious. Please hear me loud and clear: Any faith that prioritizes institutional power over justice is fraudulent. Pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonheoffer famously declared that “silence in the face of evil is itself evil.” He was right. You are evil indeed.