The Narcissistic Truths – No. 141


8 thoughts on “The Narcissistic Truths – No. 141

  1. narc affair says:

    Lovebomb, seduce …engulf. pushing all the right buttons to create an addiction in just the right victim.

  2. ;peace out says:

    i was thinking what more radical level of honesty you could achieve HG. so, instead of taking yourself overly seriously (even if the effects on others are real), and saying

    “you were dead when you met me”

    you could also say

    “the pleasure of vulnerability is an inaccessible state to me and the very idea of being affected in anyway by others is an existential threat. therefore i must make you worship my impotence. call me”.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      No, I shall save that one just for you.

      1. ;peace out says:

        i was just transferring remnant feelings about ex-narc who i forced a discard with, because i was kept hoovered. small moment of catharsis, i thought that’s what these triggers were for? it helped!

        1. HG Tudor says:

          Good to know.

  3. ;peace out says:

    British culture used to have this emotionalist social philosophy, which resulted in humour (from the heart, not just wit, from the mind) — that could subversively strike at the impotence of power.

    They kind of lost / are losing that, that’s because of cultural suicide under neoliberalism.

  4. ;peace out says:

    i don’t mind it when people commit *suicide, i just wish they wouldn’t drag everyone else down at the same time.

    *i don’t mean to end suffering, but killing the existential self by proving you exist at the most basic level (the narc’s extreme social detachment results in an extreme reduction of their self):

    “…sense of futility that comes from doing anything merely to prove to yourself that you can do it. […] Do we continually have to prove to ourselves that we exist? A strange sign of weakness, harbinger of a new fanaticism for a faceless performance, endlessly self-evident.”
    — Baudrillard

    Otherwise seen in the US’s reponse to 9/11 by denying the consequences of its actions and Brexit, a symbiotic relationship between Britain’s now defunct colonial imperialism with the US’s mercenary-military imperialism. The suicide of consumer culture where obligatory pleasure competes with other social values, by manipulating people through compulsive addictions.

  5. Jenna says:

    ‘Engulf’ is certainly the correct word.

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