|Narcissism runs wild in the White House and D.C. in general from sex-craving, charismatic, heroic, methamphetamine addict John F. Kennedy to sinister sociopath and social justice advocate Lyndon B. Johnson (Roger Stone/lbjkilledjfk.com/coasttocoastam.com).|
|The Narcissist Next Door|
The odds are good that we all know a narcissist -- probably a lot of them. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate -- centers of attention. They make us laugh, and they make us think. The odds are also that their spells won’t last.
Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions of them in the United States alone: entertainers, politicians, business people, our neighbors. Recognizing and understanding them is crucial to not being overtaken by them, says author Jeffrey Kluger, in his provocative new book about this insidious mental disorder.
|Nixon fan Roger Stone outs LBJ|
As a Time writer and science editor, Kluger knows how to take science’s new ideas and transform them into smart, accessible insights. Highly readable and deeply engaging, this book helps us understand narcissism and narcissists more fully. More
“The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed -- in Your World”
Interviewer Larry Mantle (KPCC/AirTalk/SCPR.org, 9-10-14)
We in Los Angeles should be experts at recognizing narcissists. Hollywood is full of them, from Kanye West to Miley Cyrus to all the Reality TV stars at local bars.
Jeffrey Kluger has researched how to identify the narcissistic tendencies of coworkers, relatives, even our own.
The narcissists in the room are the most successful and seductive, but the charm dulls when they lie and cheat in aspiring to their selfish desires [what in Buddhism is translated as a special kind of motivation for bad karma called "evil wishes," where instead of being motivated by hate one might kill just to obtain a desire or strategic objective -- like the cake on the other side of the person pushed out of the way].
- What about our American society is contributing to this?
- How have we handled it in our personal and professional lives?
- Why is this disorder receiving so much attention lately?
- Are we demonizing a trait that helped inspire great leaders and thinkers such as Apple Corporation's ex-CEO Steve Jobs and ex-Pres. Lyndon Banes Johnson?
What is Narcissism?
W. Keith Campbell (University of Georgia), host George Noory (coasttocoastam.com, 9-8-14)
|Greatest WH narcissist: Pres. LBJ killed JFK|
Narcissism is a trait most people have some of in their lives, but when it reaches a certain level, it can be diagnosed as a mental disorder or psychological condition, Prof. Campbell explains. There are certain signs that become more evident over time such as:
- people always turning the conversation back to themselves,
- an arrogant attitude,
- a brazenness about self-promotion.
|Peace? Yes we CAN'T|
- New maniac in the White House calls for WAR on ISIS/ISIL, Syria, Iraq, Lybia, Yemen, Somalia...and he has his eye on Iran (because the Military-Industrial Complex tells him where to put his eye and what script to read, the teleprompter to watch)
- Weighing CIA/Obama’s strategy to attack Middle East Pres. Obama delivered a national address outlining "his" (the Military-Industrial Complex's) strategy to defeat Islamists in Iraq and Syria calling themselves the "Islamic State" and menacing and business and strategic geopolitical "interests."
|I'm not lecturing you; this is a gun in my hand|