BBC website has a pretty good article on malingering.
Point: Amateur malingering is easy to spot. Expert malingering can be damned hard to objectively
detect. Hardest of all, genuinely crazy people often make their craziness seem worse to gain more benefits or leniency.
One sentence caught my attention:
Another red flag for fakery is the suspect who endorses improbable symptoms, such as agreeing with the question, “Have you ever believed that automobiles are members of an organised religion?”
Whoopsie! Another paranoid theory turned to fact. Now that automobiles are "intelligent", they are automatically priests of the Tesloid Cult. The unintelligent human servants of the cult abandon all control and rationality to the four-wheeled Angels of Elon.
Then I read an item
about Elon hiring a former museum press agent as his new Twitter manager. The candidate sucked up to Elon with a clever bit of avatar-switching, turning the icon of his museum employer into the Holy Face of Lord Elon.
The combination leads to a serious question which the $TSLAQ skeptics have already been asking. Is Elon playing crazy to get out of penalties for his obvious and transparent crimes? Or is he just crazy? Or both?
Labels: $TSLAQ, Answered and unnecessarily asked, Deadthink