theodore M I R A L D I mpa ... editor, publisher, writer. katherine molé mfa ... art director

Friday, January 8, 2021

Sick of Narcissistic Leaders?


Sick of self-serving individuals who will say and do anything to get attention? You know they have hit the pinnacle of their petulance when Elected Government Officials release statements so egregious and dysfunctional only to get validation from their specific group. We have stimulated a primitive behavior by accepting without consequence outlandish language and gutter vitriol. What once was normal interpersonal interaction has been deemed, systemic racism or inappropriate language by the Language Police and History deniers.

What's even more disconcerting are the nasty individuals making the loudest noise.You know who they are, the ones screaming racism not stop! 

Even though the mythological figure Narcissus was a male figure, the moral of this story should not be lost on gender. In Greek Mythology the male figure was Idealized. The female form now sets the standard of beauty and in many quarters personal behavior as well. Serving up vicious personal attacks has long been gender-driven and has now reached across nearly the entire culture. Let's face it, the Cretins are making a lot of noise...and staring at themselves in the mirror.


Narcissus is a figure from Greek mythology who was so impossibly handsome that he fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. Even the lovely nymph Echo could not manage to tempt him from his self-absorption. Then, Narcissus gets punished for his own vanity and gets a curse of his own. Source: › Narcissus

If you're dogmatic, you follow the rules. You're living in the world you want, and acting a little stuck up about it. Seem familiar? Mixing gender roles has only increased dysfunctional behaviors...


Mechanical solidarity is the social integration of members of a society who have common values and beliefs. These common values and beliefs constitute a “collective conscience” that works internally in individual members to cause them to act in unison.  

This GROUPTHINK mentality turns the individual into a member of the hive. Not able to think for themselves and ostracized if they do. This form of behavior has been around since time began. It is the reason many indigenous people were constantly at war with their neighbors.

What our government has been doing by suppressing individual freedom is a regression into Fight or Flight Response.

The Fight or Flight response is an automatic physiological reaction to an event that is perceived as stressful or frightening. The perception of threat activates the sympathetic nervous system and triggers an acute stress response that prepares the body to fight or flee. Source: response

Is our government playing physiological games with the public? While some say Lockdowns and Prisoner Release is for the Public Good, I for one disagree.

It's akin to cornering a rat, it will either run away or bite you!

Blame Congress for its intent to do harm for political power. We assumed they knew better!

Art: Narcissus by Caravaggio


  1. Liberals will agree releasing criminals if okay until their families are violated.