The Marty Rathbun Paranoia and Conspiracy

Marty Rathun has expanded his perceived enemies to encompass “corrupt” government and corporate entities, moving from specific to more general threats to him in his “war.”

He also sees spies everywhere.

This is a dangerous development in the direction of paranoid conspiracy fears, particularly in light of his institutional history (he received electroshocks in  1956), alcohol dependence as coping devices, and the passive enabling of a close circle around him reinforcing his fragile self-status.