…of the 20th Century was the astonishing popular political allure of revolting malignant narcissists around the world. We had a good helping of them in the United States, including Saint Franklin of Roosevelt, who was barely contained, and sometimes not constrained, by the limits of our constitutional republic. Perhaps one of his most vulgar displays of contempt for reality was his narcissistic practice of setting and resetting the price of gold based on nothing more than whim.
I grew up in a home where that silly nasty man was indeed remembered by the elders as if he had attained sainthood. Given my father’s blanket skepticism about politicians and what he called “Potomac fever,” the pass he gave in memory of FDR was all the more surprising. To this day the cult of Franklin Roosevelt is internalized by Democratic politicians and his name is spoken as though he were not just the most amazing incompetent and liar this side of Bill Clinton.
Dr. Sanity is looking again into the malignant narcissism of the strange dude in the White House today, and she’s not optimistic about how that’s going to play out in world affairs:
All the world’s his stage now–a stage he can use to act out those malignantly narcissistic defects manifested in his cold grandiosity and in his “selfless” devotion to pursuing what the left insists on calling “social justice”; but which in the cold light of reality always turns out to be the pursuit of power over others.
Doc obviously threw the post down in a hurry, which I like, because she didn’t have time to tone down the flat hard truth of it.