Narcissism and Sociopathy The Big Sell Out


What is for sale in this capitalist society? Everything necessary to sustain life. Trees, air, water, animals. The corporate world wants access to whatever it can use. It wants the cheapest way to make their product, to dispose of waste, poisons into what we eat and drink and breathe. It is unconcerned that whales are full of plastic, that animals are dying because what they eat has been wiped out by chemicals or made lethal to them.. “45” offers freedom to his corporate cronies and in return he feels their love.

People who crave adulation go into show business. People who crave power go into politics. “45” by chance went from show business to presidency and now does them both. Because the Democrats thought the much disliked Hillary would walk off with the election, people voted for “45.”

Narcissists think It’s all about me. Their fragile ego needs endless inflation.
Sociopaths have no conscience for the damage that they have done. Their mind does not review their actions. If others blame them for inflicting injury, they call it “false news” or blame someone else for doing it.

Every day another horror is loosed upon the world. Two days ago, restraints on water pollution were removed by “45.” Don’t drink the water. It will kill you. Today, “45” wants to drill for gas and oil in the Arctic Refuge. Some will make a lot of money from this and will love “45” in return. Arctic dwellers and environmentalist beg “45” to spare the Wildlife Refuge. The local tribe, the Guich’in speak of death of the caribou which means the death of their people. We all speak about losing polar bears and foxes and birds and wolves and ….. ourselves.


“45”says that the losses will be small and unimportant. There is no conscience here. “45’s” sons like to kill vanishing species of animals in Africa. They are unhappy about not being allowed to bring back the body as a trophy. “45” may get that law erased.


We need to come alive. We cannot let a few millionaires and billionaires walk off with the spoils while destroying Mother Earth with extraction and with war. Bezos, the richest man in the world pays his workers too little to survive. We buy his goods. We can stop buying.


We need to start fixing or removing what we know is wrong. We need to learn more about the environment, about those people and practices that will destroy it. We cannot get the politicians to join us in our struggle regardless of what they say. They are owned by the corporations which paid the cost of their running for office. Corporate debt controls their actions. Politicians lie about their intentions. If they are on the corporate payroll, they speak only to win our vote. Then back to pleasing their corporate master. We needn’t elect those who want war everywhere and release bombs that destroy the ozone layer. They want money. We want life.

.We need leaders who are free of greed. Like Sweden’s Greta Thunberg, 16 year old whose life is devoted to getting us all to act. It is Greta’s example that got me to write this. It is who she who makes me consider what to do next. Please join us.

Where Are the Birds

I had a wonderful and terrible vacation at my log cabin illegally close to a small river (90 years old before rules about building on a wet lands. The good part was a huge amount of weeding thanks to my putting it off. When I would complete a section, all hot and sweaty, I would put on my swim suit and jump into the river. At first it was quite cold brrrrr coming down from the mountains. I breathed deeply and accepted the feeling. Soon it was just right, paddling in the river upstream seeing the bridge and downstream looking at the meandering river shaded by huge trees. That was the good part.

The bad, terrible part was my bird feeder. It hangs between two trees on a line from which dangle a suit holder, a large mixed grain feeder and a square feeder filled with berries, seeds and grains. Usually it takes a few hours for the birds to find it and then the word is out with an endless series of birds large and small. But not this time! No. Not a single bird was seen, day after day. I had read about the missing food for birds, insects but never put that thought into “my feeder,” Yes. We have Monsanto’d away the bugs as well as making it too hot for them.

No bugs to eat. No birds. What about the whole net of living things? We also are part of it. Every day now I meditate and weep. I apologize for the blindness, the focus on robbing Mother Earth and her denizens, all of them for the profit of a few.

What can I do about this? How to get the greedy ones out of power? I know I and all of us have to recognize time. We have a very few years, possibly as few as ten, to get out of fossil fuels, to stop flying and bombing and polluting and killing. We are all in the same ocean on the same shaky raft. Come together.

A Narcissist Steals and Kills

Narcissists see everything in terms of whether it makes them more powerful and important. The Old Testament was written by a narcissist who created god in his own image. It says that the Earth was given by god to man to take care of. Man interprets this gift as ownership. We own, use, take, destroy. We live in the power of the moment. There is no future in our thinking. Ownership separates the owner from what is owned. There is no family of man.  

Everything is to be used up, ignored or, poisoned if it stands in our way or to earn from our poisoning capacity. Destroying things hurts us less if we remain in the now. Memory is lost. Christina has a photo of a solitary turtle swimming in a pond. I think, how lonely that little fellow is, how sad.

I remember when there were thousands of turtles in the water and frogs perched on the bank waiting to swallow flies. It was so much fun to run to the bank and jump in and to hear splashing all around me. There were so many insects pollinating every blossom, lightning bugs blinking on and off at dusk. There was a chorus of birds at dawn. Not an occasional solitary tweet. 

The mystic businessman who received Earth from god puts earth inside his safe. His banker mentality makes earth a thing to possess, not a living spirit, a Gaia of which he/we all are a part. He creates corporations that sweep up and transform trees, water,plants, animals,coal, oil, man as worker into bucks. Everything has a price. There is no bird song in it. The Old Testament where man owns the earth is a hell hole of destruction. 

We have to give up ownership of life. We need to join the family of animals and plants and life. We need a spiritual connection that does not inflate and separate us. Then we will not want to live in a Mar a Largo at any cost.

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.

Rising Drug Prices – a Legal Scam

Why is medicine cheap and just as good in Canada, England, France, Cuba, China…., places with socialized medicine. Medicine is not a profit making business when taxes pay for social services: medicine, drugs, schools, support for the elderly, etc.. The goal is to make available what is needed for everyone.

The life span is increasing where medicine is a human right. But not in the US where the price of medicine goes up each year and people die earlier. But what about the people we vote for and elect? They say that they are there to protect us? Aren’t they? No. They lie to get elected or surrender to the rule of money later.

Many sell their loyalty to the pharmaceutical industry which pays them back under the table. These elected unstated employees of the drug company allow prices to rise. They accept the corporate lies that rising prices are needed for research. Another lie. Corporations are given our tax money to do research by the government. They are given money and later charge fantastic sums for the drugs they create. The poor do without drugs or if forced to get drugs by severe illness, take money from basics: rent or food. The drug industry creates bankruptcy.

Now there is a bill in congress to make drugs affordable. If the drug industry refuses to come down in its prices, the government, our government can create reliable generic copies.

And for the congresspeople who long ago sold out to the pharmaceutical gang, there is one thing they want from us: to be reelected. They also hope for money on the sly from the drug industry. Tell them to vote for generic copies whose price remains the same from year to year. If these elected people feel too deprived without a drug industry payoff tell them to move on.There is always someone who cares about the common good who will take their place.

We need to act to protect ourselves from thieves.

We need affordable medicine.

Why is medicine cheap and just as good in Canada, England, France, Cuba, China…., places with socialized medicine. Medicine is not a profit-making business. The goal is to make available what is needed for everyone. It is paid for by our taxes.

The life span is increasing where medicine is a human right. But not in the US where the price of medicine goes up each year and people die earlier. But what about the people we vote for and elect? They say that they are there to protect us. Aren’t they?

No. Many have sold their loyalty to the pharmaceutical industry which pays them back under the table. These unstated employees of the drug company allow prices to rise. They accept the corporate lies that rising prices are needed for research.The drug creating corporation was given money to do it by the government. The poor do without drugs or if forced to get medicine by severe illness, take money from their basics: rent or food. The drug industry creates bankruptcy.

Now there is a bill in congress to make drugs affordable. If the drug industry refuses to come down, the government can create generic copies.

And for the congresspeople who long ago sold out to the pharmaceutical gang, there is one thing they want from us: to be reelected. They also hope for money on the sly from the drug industry. Tell them to vote for generic copies whose price remains the same. If they feel too deprived without a drug industry payoff tell them to move on.There is always someone who cares about the common good who will take their place.

Call your Congresspeople and demand they get behind lowering drug prices. Warn them that your vote is not automatic.

Memorial Day – What is There in a Name?

Every name has history that is connected with feeling and intention, with raw and terrible or wonderful past events. Every name wants you to remember that event. When that name is erased or changed, its history is no more. Conquerors take down heroic statues and rename villages in their own tradition. They work to eliminate  memory in order to control the conquered.

Take our national celebration of Memorial Day. Does anyone really know what this national holiday is about? Are we really celebrating the life of all the men killed in war when we go to the beach with our friends and family? Are we celebrating anything outside the pleasure of having a day off?

Some records show that the earliest Memorial Day commemoration was organized by a group of freed slaves in Charleston, South Carolina less than a month after the Confederacy surrendered in 1865. This was their day of great happiness. Shouldn’t we feel that event and share their joy? Their being freed is our history and our freedom too.

But bigotry against the blacks continued. We forgot their freedom celebration until 1966 when the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial celebrating all our men killed in wars. We are to admire these men’s sacrifice. Slaves worked to death for our upper class wealth- forget it.

Knowing your history keeps you rooted and forms your identity. Forced eradication of  your past is the first step in ensuring outside ownership. Let us all own our pasts. Let no one cast a shadow on all that happened which made us who we are.

Democrats Are Acting to Lose

Noam Chomsky woke me up about how the Democrats are arranging to fail. The Republicans are horribly embarrassed by Trump’s outrageous behavior: molesting and insulting women, mocking the disabled, scorning Muslims, maligning people from south of the border calling them druggies and thieves, pseudo parents using unrelated children as a front. He condemns anyone who votes against him and recently threatened violence. While the Republicans can’t stand the man for all of this behavior, the main thing he does makes him their star. He funds corporations and gives tax breaks to the super rich. That is what they want. The Republicans who only appeal to the seriously wealthy, have scooped up the red neck southerners by attacking abortion and the anarchic militarists by supporting guns. The uber rich actually don’t care about abortions or guns. They care about power.

The old Democrats who one time stood for labor, have an open field now to win if they support basic life support. But they don’t. They say little or nothing about global warming, about solitary confinement, putting undocumented immigrants in walled in spaces the size of a bathroom which makes them insane and frequently suicidal. They do nothing about separating immigrant children from their parents, say nothing about Trump and his cronies undoing restraints on pollution. They say nothing about our president being the most dangerous man in the world because he denies global warming and does what he can to increase it. They are paralyzed because their corporate sponsors call the shots.

Instead of focusing on the immanent disaster caused by president and his swamp cronies, the Democrats use distraction. They focus on something unimportant as if it counts. It’s Russia and Putin all the time.  They talk about how Russia affected our election. But the Moeller report does not support this. A hotel in Russia bearing Trump’s name does not buy an election. The vote is affected by who we allow to vote via gerrymandering and by who gets the cash to campaign.

Democrats talking about the Russian influence totally miss the issues; kids attend schools that are falling apart, too few underpaid teachers, too many kids and few supplies; they don’t act to stop kids and older folk from getting shot in school, in clubs, in cars. When they hear about a new mass murder, they ask for a moment of silence. Hooey. They are sorry about unaffordable medical care but do not control or terminate insurance companies that make vast incomes by funding little.  They do nothing about the forests burning and drought turning land to desert, about the rising sea level and endless rains that flood, about the heated air and species dying everywhere.

Why are Democrats silent about the spreading 6th great extinction? Most likely the cause is as it always is: money. The Democrats, once the worker’s party is now on the corporate payroll. The corporations want to sell war toys everywhere. They want to keep digging for oil while oil and gas and coal set the world on fire. They fund the people who run for office. If elected, these money slaves will vote to please their paymasters. Ignore if their product kills a few thousand or millions. Deny if their product kills life on earth.

The old Democrats, the millionaire kleptocrats, may have already lost the election. The new young ones may set alive the response of voters whose needs are totally ignored. Ocasio Cortez and Ilhan Omar and other young senators have to speak for the “little guy/gal,” hear the cries of ordinary people begging for help. Perhaps then, if it isn’t too late, “45” will not be in office again.