Voices of Murder [ON HOLD]
"Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence- whether much that is glorious- whether all that is profound- does not spring from disease of thought- from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect." ~E. A. Poe
Insanity is merely subjective; though some would care to argue that point. Madness is simply a diagnosis brought along by man, not objectively stated but supposed. Indeed, a mad man can produce genius if nurtured under the right precepts.
So if insanity is subjective, why do the voices say otherwise? What voices, you ask? Naturally the ones in the human mind. Oh you have none, you say? Nonsense. Everyone has them. Some more than others, others more than some. Yes, some are gifted or perhaps cursed with many more voices than they can truly possess. That, truthfully, may drive them mad. Yes, it did for Benedict Mcalester. He was knowledgeable, yes; he was distinct, indeed; and he was quite possibly the best detective in all of New York, most definitely.
Yes, Benedict Mcalester possessed what man defines as schizophrenia. He was an individual that had been granted more than his fair share of voices. Although he tried to suppress it, use it, train it even, the disease would overcome him completely. He was unstable, in truth, and when tragedy took place he erupted in a catastrophic meltdown.
Perhaps he needed help. Perhaps insanity was not merely subjective. Perhaps it was not high intelligence. Perhaps it was a deadly disease, and the voices would soon turn against him.