A realist: Someone who insists that people behave as though a false version of reality were reality. The realist looks with condescension and contempt towards what he considers an idealist, or someone who would like people to behave as though reality were indeed reality. If ever the realist were infected by notions of living according to real reality, he prides himself on having overcome such notions, generally claiming to have done so in his late adolescence when he decided to live in what he describes as "the real world," ie the collective world of those who behave as though a false version of reality were reality.
The realist is convinced that since the lunatic asylum is the commonly agreed reality, then one must participate in its mind-games with a devout pride in one's mature attitude to life. An unwillingness to enter the mind games of the lunatic asylum is viewed as a childish avoidance of reality. A subversive might argue that the sanity of a human being will be at the very least tainted by playing the mind-games of the lunatic asylum, and may very likely end in such a person becoming convinced that the mind-games of the asylum, and indeed the asylum itself, are reality in its purest forms. A person in whom such delusions are extremely advanced may describe himself as "a politician" involved in "running the country." This particular class of mental defective, due to his having successfully coalesced his being with absolute belief in the lunatic asylum and an impressive degree of mastery of its reasoning, is often supported by lesser inmates of the asylum who find solace in the identity of their selves with this more advanced lunatic. A group of these higher lunatics may in turn identify their imagined selves with a collective imagined self called "a party."
And from there we are led in the direction of the much greater collective imagined self called a state or nation. Many unfortunate beings sublimate their sense of themselves within this imaginary entity- the State, and this psychological self-immolation before an imagined entity is sanctified under the description patriotism. This surrender of self to an imaginary entity would seem to be both an effort to satisfy an unfulfilled will to power through the apparent achievements of the State, and a misguided effort at self-transcendence. The politicians and their parties can be said to be a breed of parasite which lives off this mental projection of a collective deluded mind.