Sorry Loki100, I had to look up the difference between paranoia and risk for it seemed a bit of a stretch to connect the two, also will admit I'm no academic, so parsing of words and their meaning does not come easily.
Here goes with Merriam Webster's dictionary definition of risk (n): Exposure and the possible loss or injury: danger, peril. Then there is risk (vb): 1. expose to danger (risked his life)... 2. to incur the danger of
paranoia (n): a psychosis marked by irrational delusions and irrational suspicions usu. without hallucinations - paranoid (adj or n)
Not knowing what psychosis meant got this definition:
psychosis (n): A serious mental illness (as schizophrenia) marked by loss of or greatly lessoned ability to test whether what one is thinking and feeling about the real world is really true
First I would have to ask if you are a medical doctor that can definitively say that a thread has paranoia? Again, I'm no scholar, although I am interested to find out if it is possible?
You forgot this second part:
"a tendency on the part of an individual or group toward excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness of others"
Ie. the fear in this thread from Americans (at least I suspect they are Americans) that they have to soon fight for their freedom in Mel Gibson Patriot -style just because a thread got locked.
You quoted something here that's not in my physical dictionary, so googled for info about what you are talking about and found nothing about what you are relating to. Perhaps I am looking in the wrong place cause it's just your opinion, not mine, thus there was no forgetting a second part. If you had not noticed, I have no fear of posting, maybe others do for a variety of reasons, but I don't. As required by Matrix forum rules I try to abide by them and do not recall any Matrix moderators trying to put words in my mouth, or change the meaning of my words to suit them, it's either a warning or some other course of action that rarely occurs in my case. I'm all for Freedom, How about you??