The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason. A fanatic is a person obsessed with one idea, a person ruled by one dominant compulsion that governs all his thoughts and actions. He is enslaved by one predominant passion that dictates all his motives and decisions. The fanatic makes himself the centre of the universe, since only his passions count. They behave as if there are no other stories in the world except theirs. To be obsessed and enslaved by one rigid idea ultimately distorts the passion for rationality. The sane person does not isolate one truth or idea from the entire body of knowledge. He arrives at conclusions in various ways that examine all the available evidence, a way of proceeding that the word “convergence” best describes. Many roads from different directions all lead to the same place. It is not one isolated episode or one small idea that shapes the mind. The cult of fanatical political followers remains our major problem. There are fanatics in politics, those who intentionally look away from reality because their political party or their man is in power. . These sets of people are the major reason Nigeria is stagnant both economically and politically.