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.