No, it wasn't meant as an insult. Of course it wasn't.
There used to be a right dickhead here called 'rimbaud'. He might still be around for all I know. His big attack on me was to claim I was mentally ill and therefore anything I said was not to be trusted. Quite right on the first point - during 2009 I was diagnosed with depression and took medication until late last year. I still struggle with weird lows from time to time, but I deal with it much better now.
But having mental issues doesn't invalidate me, and it doesn't define me. Its just what I have from time to time. Brain chemistry gets a bit wrong, and stuff like that. I can still do huge farts and enjoy peanut butter.
if you want to call me mentally ill, go ahead. It's a label and it helped me get treatment.
If I say Bob has Aspergers, so what? I'm not saying "Bob has Aspergers so his version of 'Rollin' & Tumblin' on Modern Times is a really weak direct ripoff of the original". Which it is, of course, but the two dont share a logic correlation.
And when I say 'Bob has Aspergers' I mean 'I have no proof, but I reckon it's true'
So - Bob has Aspergers.
Now carry on.
Benny, your honesty is most refreshing, as always. And I wish you the best of luck. Lincoln, along with numerous other notables, suffered from depression. And not only are your views valid, they are most welcome. Your talent is vast.
And JP ridiculing wiki? What a joke. She ran to it yesterday to try and trash marijuana about the long term effects, while at the same bragging about her taste in wine - a infinitely more dangerous, and actually deadly, drug. Her hypocrisy and blindness is stunning. I'm always shocked to see anti-pot zealots on a Bob Dylan site - AND in the position of moderator!
Of course, these types are "walking antiques" who have been "bent out of shape by societies pliers". The cruel irony is that the Bob they so love has nailed them to a tree.