Diagnostic Criteria for World Domination Disorder
To meet the full criteria for the disorder, it is suggested that there must be two items present from each of categories A and B, one of which must be item three (acting on these experiences) in either A or B, plus any two items from category C. For partial criteria for the disorder, there must be two items present from either category A or B, one of which must be item three, plus any two items from category C.
A. Unusual Beliefs:
- Believing that you have a divinely inspired mission to rid the world of evil.
- Believing, or claiming to be a democratically elected head of state, and believing or claiming that the majority of the population support you.
- Acting on these beliefs.
B. Unusual Experiences:
- Hearing voices, especially of a religiose or grandiose nature (e.g. hearing the voice of God telling you that you are on a divine mission, and are engaged in a struggle on the part of good, against evil).
- Having the experience that one’s actions and will are under the control or influence of God.
- Acting on these experiences.
C. Moral Insanity:
- Moral Insanity indicated by:
- Failure of, or arrested state of development of, moral imagination (e.g. inability to appreciate the implications of 54,000 civilian deaths).
- Evidence that this is a developmental disorder, and not acquired.
- Inability to distinguish between the values of transnational corporate capitalism and democracy.
- Inability to distinguish between the values of evangelical Christian fundamentalism and democracy.
- No insight.