An asylum run by madmen whose mission is to goad the sane to suicidal destruction - is that not a Think Tank, for example, Freedom Watch? You can imagine the process by which the "physicians" in such an institution are hired, compensated, and managed. You can imagine who funds it. But only the morally insane can empathize. And without empathy can we really "understand"? Perhaps our inability to understand is the advantage the madmen have.