Oscar Wilde opines that, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.”
Movies often depict people at their best or worst depending upon the story. Unfortunately, the nation is being held hostage by a character whose flaws reach into the deepest and darkest part of the human soul.
The Caine Mutiny is an old movie which directly reflects our current dire situation. The following is a line in the movie where Lt. Greenwald asks a psychiatrist how to label such odd behavior by the Lieutenant-Commander Queeg.
The Caine Mutiny (film)
Lt. Greenwald: Doctor. You have testified that the following symptoms exist in Lieutenant-Commander Queeg’s behavior. Rigidity of personality, feelings of persecution, unreasonable suspicion, a mania for perfection, and a neurotic certainty that he is always in the right. Doctor isn’t there one psychiatric term for this illness?