No, not the N-Word that immediately springs to the minds of most. Not the N-Word that, for people of non-color (or PONC), is prohibited, while used happily and freely by those who are socially permitted to be keepin’ it real. Not the N-word that charlatans like Sharpton and Jackson await eagerly to fall from the lips of unwitting PONC’s to then used to incite black outrage and drive media attention to their own scary mugs for yet another message ‘bout how whites hate blacks.
The N-Word on my mind, as it relates to our “elected” president, is Narcissist. It’s been on my mind, thanks to Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays that provoke family gathering is often a stomach churning and turning day for many. The seasonal assemblages of the family crazies is a powerfully potent reproductive deterrent. Makes that all important Obamacare birth control coverage obviously redundant.
In my native family, we have that extra zing, since we count among ours a true sociopathic narcissist. I won’t name names but she makes some of the best scratch cheesecake on the planet. I affectionately refer to her as “My N.”
Thanks to her, I have a highly developed “N-Sense.” Like Peter Parker’s Spidey Sense, if my N-Sense is tingling, it’s usually because there’s a narcissist within earshot. If you’ve ever spent any time around an N, no explanation is required. While they aren’t common, and under 1% of the general population have a diagnosis, I can spot one almost immediately.
The relationship with a narcissist can best be described by considering how furniture is treated by its owner. Furniture is owned, arranged and used at will. Of course, to the owner, the furniture has no voice, opinion, or feelings. If Obama is the narcissist, we are the furniture.
The narcissist isn’t concerned with reality…he’s concerned with what he wants and believes things to be. So, it matters not a bit the opinion or belief of anyone else, as long as the narcissist’s “reality” is validated. The narcissist’s desires must be validated, at all times and at all costs. When Nile Gardiner said Obama is out of touch with reality, is extravagant and not in touch with the American People, that’s actually not exactly all that could be said. As a narcissist, Barack would have no concept that others could reasonably hold a contrary position or that they even have a separate thought process. And so, dealing with the narcissist is no walk in the park. If his charm and force of will fail to enlist the cooperation of others, resistance is met with anger. There is no way to appeal to reason with a Narcissist. When things are going his way, he displays an arrogant, demeaning, and dismissive attitude. When things aren’t going the narcissist’s way, he may exhibit a delusional, revisionist memory, along with anger and blame with a desire to punish. Gee, that sounds familiar. There are plenty of convincing articles that detail signs and symptoms of Barack’s narcissism. Apparently, I’m not the only one to notice mental illness when I see it.
The terrifying difference between my wildly irritating family member and Barack is the comparative extent of the influence each exerts. The speech and behavior of my N is mercilessly shocking and abrasive, but it’s simply the stuff of family legend and easy to deflect. As long as she’s kept at a distance, it’s even laughable. In contrast, Barack has the ability and intention, legally or not, to change and control even the most minute details of the lives of every one of us as he and his minions systematically shred the fabric of our society. And he’s doing it intentionally and with little regard for the good opinion of the rest of us. A man who potentially has a medically diagnosable mental condition is pulling the strings for his overlords in the shadows, turning our nation in a direction that many would not want to go. This is the real N-Word we should fear. A narcissist empowered could be the destruction of us all.