The Narcissist Denies Reality

The US is now in an ever-larger catastrophe due to climate change. California, so hot and dry and windy is going up in flames. Kansas and other fracked states are having earthquakes in their fracked fields. Their drinking water and ground water is contaminated by fracking chemicals and undrinkable. The middle and southern US states are becoming so dry that cannot grow the food we eat. Sea water cascades onto the shore line of many cities, a result of melting ice and hurricanes. Eventually, there will be so much water, it will not recede.

All of this is getting worse due to the burning of fossil fuel. But “45” denies the problem and states that he will take some of the oil from the Kurd region of Syria even though US does not own it. Is that not stealing? He thinks that the US should be proud of the transaction. His sense of entitlement moves him.  Narcissism and criminality flow into each other. It is hard to say where one ends and the other begins.

Trump is confronted by troubled scientists, environmentalists and child activists who beg him to stop.  In response he says that “climate change” is a falsehood invented by the Chinese. He ignores physical events which embody it. Do Senators believe him? No. But they have seen too many people thrown out of office after voicing a contradictory opinion. They think if Trump fails to be re-elected, their own voters will dump them. Republican loyalty has a base of fear.

 The Evangelicals call Trump an immature Christian. They ignore his betraying the rules of their faith. All that matters is that he is against abortion. Trump’s followers blind their eyes to serious miss steps he takes almost every day.

Democracy is going missing.

Narcissism Is a Plague

Is our society narcissistic? Yes. Many of our leaders have the psychological disorder starting with “45.” We no longer call our fellows “family.” A lot of think of each other as of a certain race, religion, sexual orientation, sex.

But narcissism is more than that, it has to do with how people see us. Do we impress them with car, boat, plane, school, dress, vacation, etc. Who has the most stuff is “best.” Seeking admiration to get status is narcissistic.

But getting a full narcissistic label requires that we only care about ourselves. Other people do not count. Not even our children unless we use them to self-inflate. All that counts is our power and position. Self sits on exhausted and polluted nature like a throne. It jails people who fail to gain status. More people are jailed in the US than anywhere in the world, His army murders people called terrorists for fighting back against thieves or for their share of what they sell.  It labels poor people knocking at our gate as pimps, whores, addicts, intending evil, says they endanger us. Narcissistic leaders with their tales of harm on TV, radios, internet keep us in a state of fear to gain power.  

Some narcissists are obvious scammers. Others become quite skilled at manipulating people. They seem so sincere and heartfelt when they tell you what they plan which frequently is a total lie and cover-up. Both types of narcissists, when insufficiently worshiped, scream at non-believers and beg for attention. When threatened by printed truth they call it “fake news.” Everything they do is a play for adoration and power. When they change their mind about anything, their followers are expected to believe it. Some so much fall for that person’s image that they label their leader a new “Christ.”

Narcissism is on the rise right now. Narcissists take advantage of people’s fear and helplessness to take over. The climate crisis needs a total change in how we energize our lives. This need is ignored by a person who profits from oil, coal, gas from fracking.  

Narcissists are at the base of our climate catastrophe. Changing how we make things means spending money on training and tools. A person blinded by greed does not see actual benefit from a world that respects the environment. He attacks people who have been burned out, flooded, ruined by drought; who a run from drug selling criminals. He blames farmers whose fields of grain and fruit and vegetables are turned to ash by the heat that comes from manufacturing.

He is set on still gaining power from burning carbon -trees and coal and oil and gas. “45” demands money to build a giant wall to keep out immigrants. This has nothing to do with climate change? It is a distraction.

Narcissists are never happy. They try to fill the inner hole with things:  All he does calls for more. His hunger is an addiction. You can only fill inner emptiness with love. He cannot trust closeness anyone who will see the hole. He will consume the world instead.

Do not vote for anyone who makes only paltry phony promises. We can save our earth and all that lives on it.  If we allow the power hungry, endlessly empty narcissists to determine what we allow them to do, it condemns us to extinction.

Resist Distraction

I have deep feelings for Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old girl from Sweden. She represents the part of me I need to develop.. It is so easy to turn my eyes and mind away from an emerging disaster by watching a movie, or yakking on the phone.

Greta does not do that.  Her interest in climate change began at age 8. When she was 13, she became seriously depressed about climate change. She saw all life being destroyed by the corporate need to extract and pollute and by the willingness of politicians to allow this in order to make a buck. Her parents, opera singer mother and actor father allowed her to remain home doing this painful study. At 15, she emerged to make a difference.  Greta would sit one day a week in front of the Swedish Parliament with a sign saying “School Strike for the Climate.” Her selective mutism turned into speech. She said, “I feel as if I am dying if I don’t protest.”

All over the world, young people have taken Greta as their leader and are confronting politicians. On March 15, 2019, 1.4 million students from 112 countries joined her calling for a climate strike.  There was a telling interaction of Nancy Pelosi and 12 to 14 year old climate activists, particularly a sister and brother who had a lot to say which really irritated her. Pelosi told them that she had been working on this problem for 30 years and who were they to speak to her about it. She was not happy when confronted by the news broadcast of her egotism and ignorance; what wasn’t mentioned by the corporate owned press, was her sell-out to the corporations. What is her net worth? Do not believe what politicians tell you? See where they money comes from and you will know.

People told Greta she should go to school and do activist things after she is grown, later, later, later. Greta said that we do not have the time. There is no other choice.

Her mental state is labelled high autism, the old name for Asperger’s disorder. That means focusing on what is important. As she puts it, she sees things as black or white. We, who do not have it, need to sweep the distracting garbage out of our mind to put our energy where it is needed. Elect young people without corporate “pockets”. We can meet fellow activists, use music to sing our love for living creatures; what is more beautiful than a Dragon Fly? Send our love to Mother Earth.

                               

Victory for the Bully

Children cling to the hand of a powerful parent. Once grown the child within still rules when fear arises. The child is drawn to an aggressive leader as if parent.

Animals line up behind an aggressive leader. Humans who insist they are not animals, line up behind the bully who says I will protect you from the “enemy,” chosen from his current and often changing group. this “enemy” consists of frightened refugees seeking asylum after being bombed, starved, herded by the aggressive leader’s army; then robbed, raped, murdered by drug dealers next come to profit off their helplessness. The followers of the aggressive leader are so frightened by these so-called enemies begging entrance at their gate that they these people are turned away, imprisoned, their children taken from them and put into concentration camps mostly at the border.

People are afraid of extinction. Climate specialists give us 15 years. The Earth, our mother is falling apart due to our digging, extracting, burning and discarding. People say we aren’t animals. We are lordly humans, a group more noble. But behavior and consequences tell a different story. What do we humans do when things look bad for us? Instead of looking in the mirror and seeing ourselves as cause, we turn to an aggressive leader who will stand in front of the mirror, minimize the problem and blame outsiders.  

Our “leader” says that the sound of windmills causes cancer. Does he really believe this? Says wind power can’t be stored. Does he not know about batteries? Is he merely lying to support his oil interests? He worships oil that can be retrieved from all the protected places on the earth or stolen from helpless countries.

Humans are so shaped by advertising that they are easily led by an egomaniac who sells himself to them. Our frightened inner child clings to the aggressive leader as a good parent and refuses to see that he is ill-informed or lying; to see that he benefits from his lie. The leader claims that he represents the poor and then gives all tax money to the very rich; He promises support and sells them out.

Those who run against an aggressive leader, have to show their strong side. They need to be verbally aggressive truth tellers. If they act like pathetic beggars trying to civilize a brute, they will not be elected. Look at the candidate’s past to ascertain his future. The “corporate- wing” of the Democrats, people in office for a long time, have no aggression, no history of standing up for survival by “going green.” Where does a corporate person’s money to run for office come from and then he/she votes accordingly? Do not choose a “politician” with a corporate chain around his ankles. History repeats itself.

    The Art of Distraction

 

The Republicans have a clown, a man from 3 generations of fraud making outrageous statements, engaging in all kinds of antisocial actions: sexual attacks of women, misogyny, theft, grandiose statements that are false and on and on.

What is the benefit of such a leader? We are horrified as our attention is drawn to yet another transgression. The far-right religious group declares him to be an immature Christian or another form of God to be worshiped); moved to overlook and forget the facts. They overlook a total reversal of his pre-election promises to give them support, health care, jobs. They forget the enormous tax breaks given to the rich, money that would have pad for what he promised. Drawn by our horror over his breaking societal rules, we don’t notice  placement of a flood of judges that will support environmental destruction, put the lower screwed class in jail for almost anything which makes money for prison owners.

What is the clown of distraction for the Democrats who do not do a single thing to reverse the current direction of our government giving it all to the rich while complaining about it, of course? It is the Mueller report being indecisive about whether Trump was aided by the Russians to win the election. The decision about obstruction is left to the senators. They scream about seeing a redacted version. Of course, they should see it all. But there is a lot more going on in addition to Mueller.

Why do they fixate on this report and not upon what 45 is doing to our country from which it will likely never recover? While this compelling circus of the Mueller’s report is going on, 45 fills the pockets of the rich by supporting extractive attacks on the environment. oil pipes and gas pipes are drilled to carry oil and gas, pipes which contaminate the water with endless spills, pollution is dumped into rivers and oceans, Obama’s restrictions are undone. Forest fires spread as a result of carbon burning drought. Islands stink beneath the waves. Coral dries and dies, killing all the living things that live on and among it.

We do not notice because our mind is on the Mueller report. We do not notice because we watch the  clown in office.  And when he is gone, what he has done will remain.

           Lying

 

We live in an era of the lie. “45” started lying from his early years, part of the family way of financially getting ahead fast. Woodie Guthrie, the great song writer lived in one of is Dad’s apartments and wrote a song about their cheating tenants. It was and is family tradition with all the construction workers barely or totally unpaid.

So, fraud is in the air. Politicians whom we childishly regard as highly developed moral folk, are given money by corporations to create bills or sign corporate created bills which support the corporation. Why are so willingly taken in? Why the national regression to childish trust? The papers we read often polish our acquiescence. Papers are owned by corporations and make their money that way, not so much from sales.

We are told by commercial adds and bought newspapers and bought internet and bought tv programs, that those who question lie spouting politicians are some name or another. We act like children with protective parents which they definitely-are not.

And what does our own lying do to us? It makes us false in our own eyes. The more we lie the worse we feel…. and then the more we lie. Lying makes us feel inadequate so then we lie some more. The more we lie the more we think we need to lie as if the truth it will destroy us. It is like covering burning coals with straw which also will soon be aflame so add more straw.

The more we lie to one another, the less the trust them. It is self-referential to think that they hate us as we hate ourselves. Pretty soon we are a mass of liars who see everyone as the enemy. Lying creates isolation which makes us more susceptible to government seen as parent. They lie about danger to take whatever money or its equivalent we are holding on to. Lying makes us susceptible and weak.

Solution. Tell the truth to everyone. Know a lie when you hear it and say that is not truthful. Do not settle for a paranoid solution, you and I back to back against them. Truth and love are the same. Do you want to love and be loved. Be real.

Prison Nation

 

We live in a cruel nation. Most of the jobs once filled by the middle class have been sent to impoverished countries where there are no environmental restraints, people work for 3 collars an hour, a 14-hour day.

So where can the local US one percent make money? In prisons. The US has the greatest number of the incarcerated in people the world. It’s a money maker.

So, what was the behavior of New York’s Riker’s Prison during the recent weather disaster. There was a  loss of electrical power? As a consequence, Rikers had no heat, no showers, no cooking. The place was 30 degrees. I heard on the radio that NY’s Governor Cuomo sent blankets to the place.  Good, I thought with relief. Then I heard the blankets had not been distributed. How could that happen? The laziness of guards in such an extreme situation could not be possible. Could it?

But that news was wrong. The blanked situation had been twisted into a lesser crime. I heard the news say that Cuomo’s blankets were distributed to the intended recipients. It was given to the workers. Only.

Oh no! Oh yes.

The prisoners are there to make the prison money. Inmates are not there for rehabilitation. Not since “rough on crime.”. Got to fill those cells. Elected officials are elected for that purpose. Actually, prisons are run to make money, to collect federal and state and local funding.

Have we heard the Riker’s blanket scandal? Newspapers are largely owned by the same corporations that are owned by the same people who own the prisons. They do not reveal their hand.