A Lunatic is by definition a person whose actions and manner are marked by extreme eccentricity or recklessness impetuous irresponsible person. It is also a person legally declared to be of unsound mind and who therefore is not held capable or responsible before the law: a former legal term. A Lunatic is an informal term referring to a person who is considered mentally ill, dangerous, and foolish or unpredictable, conditions once attributed to lunacy. A lunatic is someone who is either clinically insane or just acting really crazy. Someone driving too fast and zinging in and out of traffic is driving like a lunatic. A lunatic is an insane person, madman, maniac, diseased person, sick, and sufferer.
A lunatic is a person suffering from an illness. A lunatic is insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon. A lunatic is afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement. The root of this word is Luna, which means moon. That’s because lunatic originally meant someone who went crazy with every phase of the moon, kind of like a werewolf. Most people these days don’t believe in moon-caused insanity, but we still talk about lunatics, sometimes meaning clinically insane people. More often this is a slang term, used mainly in exaggerations, for anyone who seems wild and out of control.
What can we say when a person is repeatedly saying that he is not the one who wants a thing but rather the people force him always to take up leadership by force? Would it be that he is trying to avoid any responsibility of the wrong doings which will be done during his rule time? Is it possible that that person is trying to pretend so that if anything happens especially a bad one he will then say I am not responsible for such actions, because I was not capable of making any decision over or it’s not me but others? That I was incapacitated in this case? Or I am not able to make any personal and serious decision for this action? Or could it be that person or a leader probably is just a lunatic? So Lunatics can sadly and unfortunately be leaders too.
How can a lunatic become a leader? Some lunatic persons can become leaders through some traditional and cultural handing on powers like in royal dynastic monarchies, where a person can be chosen for leadership without considering any quality or defects he has but rather basing on transmission on power for one generation to anther and for ages. On another hand lunatics become leaders through blood shedding wars and conflicts. The winner has to impose himself on others, because he has become victorious from the ongoing battles. Other lunatic leaders can also be imposed on nations or communities by some stronger and powerful super powers for the reasons which can be only known to themselves alone. Unfortunately and sadly lunatic rulers do more harm than doing good things in their respective communities. Whatever good that the lunatic rulers seemingly do in their territories is never lasting. Their apparent so called progress in their countries or communities is ever fragile and volatile.
Lunatic leaders rule over their subjects by assassinations, killings and terrorism as a way of attracting respect or love to them from their own people or their neighbors, they so think! Lunatics are sick and they do don’t reason well. Lunatic person can make rush and unreasonable decisions that can affect negatively the entire community but seemingly they don’t care! Their mood changes climatically and seasonally and even daily and overnight. The decision made by lunatic leaders are most of the time erroneous and with little sense but they enforce them by powers and by force. Lunatic leaders govern by dictating and imposing only. Their leadership lifestyle is of an authoritarian nature.
Lunatics normally believe in surrounding themselves by armed military groups. Lunatic rulers never project beyond what they see or what they are told by those who are said to be their counselor. But again lunatic rulers are difficult to counsel because they hardly accept other people advices. Lunatic leaders believe that they know it all. People who try to advise lunatic rulers end many a times up risking their own lives at the end, because these same lunatics see usually advice like trapping them. It is hard to find a lunatic ruler who trusts other people. Lunatic leaders believe in themselves so much that, but wrongly, they fail to see any other important people nearby than a lunatic ruler himself.
Lunatic ruler normally portray a picture of being fearless and rough. Lunatic rulers are always harsh towards others. Rarely can a lunatic leader cheer some people around him. If he does so then it’s by fear or presence so that no one is victimized if all he does not show any humor in the presence of his master fool. Usually Lunatic rulers are very much self-protective. It is difficult to tell if a lunatic person is happy or not, because their moods changes anyhow, any time, suddenly and abruptly. People under a lunatic leader are always in fear and not stable because they don’t know always what decision will come from their leader any time of the day or of the night. Lunatic rulers don’t follow any law or it they do it’s not in a consistent way because it always depends on how he has woken up. There can never any consistent order from a lunatic leader. Normally lunatic leaders stay longer. Their rule can go on for a mile and for a while! Watch and see! And damages become normally a norm of their reign too.
When we look around we can found some examples of lunatic rulers who have assumed leadership in this world in past times or who are even leaders nowadays! Lunatics can be pompous, lofty and very boastful. They also like public shows and parading wherever they pass by. They like attractions, attention and admiration in whatever they do. It cannot be easy for a lunatic to hide his character. His actions always betray him. It is rare that whatever a lunatic does is ever clear and clean. Lunatics can be also very argumentative and very hard to convince too. If you have a lunatic ruler who respects human life where he rules, and who is not being accused of gross human rights violations in your country or community, then you must be the luckiest ones! It is very unfortunate to have a lunatic ruler.
Amani Mahoro Peace