tangor - 3:32 am on Mar 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
If you deny the truth, especially when it's an absolute truth, it's more mental illness than anything else and should be treated as such, just like any other mental misfire on the fringe.
Most of the time Bill, we think alike, but to equate "denial" as a mental illness we part ways. Denial is a lack of potty training, upbringing, education and, as a semi-medically trained fellow (Army Medic Back Then) I take exception to this small part of your generally on target post. Let us reserve mental illness for real disorders of the brain...not stupidity or self-delusion ... which should never be confused with a more realistic condition called neocortex delusion.
Then again, some folks just might be educationally brain dead (or graduated from liberal-biased academic institution) in areas of their neocortex and, therefore, delusional. :)