Experience had driven him to hard questions. He hoped that there was something he had overlooked which could resolve the paradoxes.

Perhaps he was crazy.

If he was crazy, Thomas wanted to know about it --- that would give him the opportunity to bring his thinking into touch with Reality.

He hoped it was him who was crazy, because he wasn't a danger to himself, or others. On the other hand, if he wasn't crazy then it seemed certain that millions of other people were suffering from various states of individual insanity, compounded by a deadly form of mass delusion --- and the guys with the nukes were a danger to themselves, and life on earth.

Thomas headed for the White House -- armed with a manifesto, two parables, and a riddle -- to present his perspective of Reality, in search of understanding.