Wednesday’s open line

I have a theory that we Americans collectively lose our minds from time to time. I’m really not qualified to make such conjectures, nor do I have any real scholarship to back it up. It’s really just a feeling.

On the other hand, how do you explain World War I, flagpole-sitting, goldfish-swallowing, the Fascist movement of the early 20th century, McCarthyism, hippies, streaking, disco, 80’s music, Monica Lewinsky and the daily rantings of various and sundry individuals on this blog?

I used to wonder if I was going crazy. Now I wonder if I’m the only one who’s sane. And that should scare you.

Here’s your open line. Discuss.