I am both amused and annoyed by people trying to analyze 45’s malignant narcissist lies.
They aren’t hard to figure out.
His lies are as outrageous and transparent as they seem.
It doesn’t matter if the lies are believable. What matters is the fabricated reality be protected. The lies wrapping up the false existence don’t have to believable or make sense. They just have to provide a protective coating.
President spork finger’s lies have grown to dramatic proportions. I don’t remember the exact number and I am way too lazy to look it up, but it’s something like, over the past month, he’s told more lies than all the humans that have ever existed have told. I might be exaggerating, but it’s not by much.
On a scale from “liar liar” to “pants on fire”, he’s just a heap of ash.
I wrote a while back about collapsed narcissists. I don’t know how long it will take to get to the eye of the storm. What we are witnessing is a narcissist collapsing, a dangerous and frightening collapse.
The lies are going to get even more fantastical and more desperate.
I am positive of this. I have seen it. Not often. It wasn’t often that my father would get cornered and completely trapped by his lies, but when it happened, his reaction was never to retreat. Never.
His reaction was a foaming at the mouth, incoherent melt down.
He would say whatever he had to say to force his reality to be what he needed it to be. He would contradict himself and then swear that he didn’t. And woe to the person who pointed that shit out. Spoiler: That was usually me. It never ended well.
Here is something I know for sure: Even though my father professed to be the strongest, biggest, baddest motherfucker who ever walked the planet, he wasn’t. He was broken. Hollow. There is no doubt that he was dangerous, but he was still only a man. And while one man is certainly capable of doing a shit ton of damage, he was still only one broken man. He didn’t get to win. He doesn’t get to win.
The president is no different.
Well, other than he’s president and that certainly poses issues for every breathing creature on the goddamn planet, but he is just a man.
Well, okay, he’s also propped up by criminals stuffing their pockets with our money as fast as they can, but still.
He doesn’t get to win.
They are just a handful of humans. With a lot a power, sure, but we are many and they do not get to win.
Pay attention to the lies. I think you might be stunned at how out of touch this will get.
I won’t, though. Other people who have watched narcissists collapse won’t be stunned. We’ve seen it before.
I am still afraid. I remain convinced that we have not seen the worst of this yet. But I am also absolutely positive that we will come out on the other side of this with more strength. Hopefully with more compassion.
It’s going to be rough.
Hold on to each other. Look for beauty. Create art. Make food. Laugh. Hold each other.
And if you’ve been on the fence about maybe adopting a rescue? Go do that. Go. Think of the cuddles, man. The cuddles help a lot.
I don’t think I’ve told you all this recently, but I love you all. I appreciate you all. I hope you understand how much you’ve helped me over the years just by listening.
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