The Narcissist and Covid-19 : The Narc Interviews
“Hello, this is Seymour Storees, reporting live and in your (masked) face for Channel 19 News. As the world dons its own mask and continues to hunker down and isolate in order to tackle the growing menace of the invisible enemy that is Covid-19, we wanted to find out, from around the world, what people thought of the ongoing crisis.
Governments battle to contain or slow the spread of coronavirus, stimulus packages are released in order to try and steady the panicked financial markets and Battle Royale : Bumwipers slugs it out with The Toilet Paper Games : Mockery for audience share across record viewing figures as people are forced to remain at home, we, the valiant news team from Channel 19 News sought out the views of a cross section of society.
We wanted a soundbite from each individual interviewed that summed up their attitude towards the pandemic. What follows is a range of responses that provide a fascinating insight into the way that human beings are dealing with the unprecedented events around the globe.”
Number One : Lower Lesser Narcissist
“Our first soundbite arose from finding a man wandering around, clearly inebriated at 10am in Narcville, wearing a string vest, camouflage pants and a permanent scowl. This is what transpired.”
“Excuse me sir, hello, Seymour Storees, Channel 19 News. Should you be out here, there is a mandatory lockdown situation in this town as a consequence of the coronavirus, it is essential business only otherwise you face a fine or even imprisonment.”
“Let me tell you Seeemooooor, nobody, no person, no government and no goddamn virus from Chinaland is stopping me from my ess, essen, er, beer. Fuck the virus! You gotta a few bucks for a guy down on his luck, buddy?”
Number Two : Middle Lesser Narcissist
“Our next soundbite came from a resident in a Haz-Mat suit we found boarding up the windows on his house and placing orange rubber webbing around his house. We approached him to find out what he was doing.”
“Hello sir, Seymour Storees Channel 19 News would you mind telling our viewers what you are doing here?”
“I sure will. I have been studying this here virus online and instead of spraying disinfectant and washing your hands, which you have to keep doing, what you need to do is to take the fight to the virus and tell it, you shall not pass! So, I am boarding up the windows so the virus cannot crawl into my house.”
“Interesting approach sir and what is this orange rubber webbing for?”
“Copper kills the virus. It lasts a long time on metal and plastic, but not copper.”
“But, this isn’t copper, sir”
“Copper is kind orangey, I couldn’t afford no copper webbing, so I figured that the virus hates orange so this orange rubber webbing will work just as good. I know these things (taps gas mask with gloved finger), you can have a roll for your news truck if you like, two hundred bucks, for you and can you deliver a roll to my mom in the next town for me?”
Number Three : Upper Lesser Type A
“We next spoke to an excited looking young man who was clutching a six pack of beer and was with a group of other men swaggering along the otherwise empty street. A heady brew of alcohol and cologne wafted from the group.
“Hi there, gents, Seymour Storees, Channel 19 News, why are you not at home social distancing because of the coronavirus?”
(Hands beer to his friend who is wearing a Homer Simpson suit, grabs mic with both hands and stares into the camera)
“Hoo ha! We’ve been all sent home from work so that means it is party time! Yeah man! Don’t worry about this virus, it is time to grab some cold ones, hunt down some laydeeez and rock this place! Partay! Partay! Partay!”
“But sir, are you not worried about catching the coronavirus by socialising in this way?”
“No way dude! I move too fast for the virus to even latch onto me, I have skills!”
(Drops mic and performs a series of surprisingly well-executed karate moves.)
“You want to come with us? It is hot tub time my man!”
Number Four : Upper Lesser Type B
“We next contacted Mayor Ivor Temper for his views on the ongoing crisis. He had this to say from city hall.”
“We have the situation totally under control. There is no need for anybody to be concerned. No need at all. We are doing a good job, a great job, a great, great job. A better job than anywhere else. It is business as usual here in Bluster City. We have successfully implemented the measures to defeat the Chinese Virus. Bluster Big Pharma´s, CEO has confirmed to me personally, me myself, to me, that a vaccine “Bluster Blood Vessel” will be available in 24 hours and all residents of our magnificent Bluster City will receive free vaccinations, not that they need it of course because we have kept the virus out already. There is no virus here. No virus at all. It is a bad, bad virus, very bad, but it is not here.
“But Mayor Temper, Channel 19 News has seen confirmation from Professor Ai-Ku of the regional health authority that there are 460 confirmed cases of Covid-19 infection in Bluster City as of 9am this morning.”
“Nonsense, who is this Hi-Karate fellow? Never heard of him. Sounds like he needs locking up.”
“Professor Ai-Ku, Mr Mayor, he is the eminent head of infectious diseases and epidemics at the University of Sensible Measured Analysis.”
“Oh one of these so-called experts with more letters after his name than I have in my alphabet soup, which is good soup, very ,very good soup, great soup for stopping viruses and that is a fact. Though there are no viruses here, except the ones we allow. Let me tell you, people have had enough of these experts. What they want is evidence, well I will tell you, the coronavirus is not in Bluster City, has never been in Bluster City and will never be in Bluster City. That is the evidence, because I am the evidence. Now, take your fake news and get out of my office!”
“Well, an explosive reaction there from Mayor Temper of Bluster City and another fascinating fact frenzy from us here at Channel 19 News. Stay with us, after a commercial break for health insurance, huge reductions on Narc Knowledge by using code toiletpaper19 at the checkout in The Knowledge Vault, funeral plans and toilet roll, because we will be back with more Covid-19 Soundbites from the residents of planet earth.
Get ready for the Corona Moaners!
I’m Seymour Storees, this is Channel 19 News and remember, don’t turn off, until your last cough!”
“Welcome back to part two of The Covid-19 Soundbites, with me, your host, Seymour Storees, Channel 19 News with more fascinating insights about planet earth’s denizens and their views about the Covid-19 Pandemic. In part one, we heard from a Lower Lesser who was dismissive and defiant about the virus. We met an interesting resident who decided that orange was the new hack to halting coronavirus´march. We were invited to party central with the Upper Lesser Type A who clearly felt impervious to the risks posed by this infectious disease and was intent on using his downtime from work to quaff beer, kiss women and party like there was no covid-19 at all. Finally, we received a fiery message from Upper Lesser Type B, Mayor Ivor Temper who despite all evidence to the contrary was adamant that Bluster City is a Covid-19 free zone.
Now, it is time to speak to more people and find out how the pandemic is affecting them.”
Number Five : Lower Mid Range
“Joining me by telephone is Mona Lotte, an administrator for a restaurant chain and mother of two children who are currently at home because their school is closed. Hello Mona, how are you all managing at home?”
“Hello Seymour, well it is hell. I mean, what are the authorities playing at? I am needed at work, these closed restaurants will not administer themselves you know and instead here I am playing nursemaid to these two when they should be in school I pay my taxes and it is all very well the teachers getting an extended Easter Break and let’s be honest, I know they do a good job and all that, but they get long enough off school as it is and now… Cornelius, Cornelius! No, you cannot make a testing kit from the cleaning cupboard, no you little sod, put that down, put it down NOW!”
(Sound of disturbance, a slap and a crying child then heard.)
“Sorry about that Seymour, you see, that is precisely my point, they are leaving it to us parents to care for and discipline the children when that is not out job.”
“But surely it is, Mona, after all, you are the children’s mother?”
“Oh what would you understand, you probably don’t have any children do you, swanning around in your news van thingy, I know your type. What I mean, if you actually listen to me, is during the day the schools look after the kids and we have them after that so we can work. How on earth will I afford one of those robot cleaning things if I have to stay at home looking after these two…Charity, will you just go and amuse yourself, mummy has a very important telephone call to make, this is the news man and I need to finish this, tell all my friends about it so they can watch it later and yes, yes then we can watch Kitty in the Well. Hush, shut up, I am talking. No, later. Sorry about that Seymour, honestly, I do the best I can with these two and as I was explaining, they should not be my responsibility not during the weekdays. It is really mayhem isn’t it, I have to look after those two, the shopping needs to be done and I can tell you Seymour, in fact, can I just use this Seymour to tell your viewers that they should not panic buy. It is irresponsible, selfish and downright stupid until I have been able to go to the supermarket first, can I tell them this Seymour?”
“I believe you just did Mona, but how are you planning to keep the children entertained during this period of uncertainty. The cinemas are closed, sporting leagues have shut down, play areas are no go areas now, how will you keep your children amused and occupied?”
“All I can say Seymour is thank the Lord for the internet, whoever invented that should be given a knighthood. It is an absolute saviour. So long as they can watch that building block thing on YouTube and Charity can upload dubious videos of her dancing in her bedroom from anyone to view, so long as they are glued to their tablets and I can get on with the more important matters then I think we will be okay. Well, I say okay, but I have to ask, where is the government in all this? No doubt living it up at banquets whilst we are all forced to eat dried pasta, if you can buy any of course, I say it is time to bring in the troops, use the army. You cannot shoot the virus so what are all these squaddies going to be doing anyway? Let’s make use of them, get them on the streets, in fact, they could look after the kids couldn’t they Trained Killer Kindergarten, actually, I am going to have to go Seymour, I need to call the Ministry of Defence with this idea before you steal it.”
“That, er , was Mona, clearly having never heard of the British “Keep calm and carry on” and one of the many Corona Moaners that have been jamming the switchboard here at Channel 19 News.”
Number Six : Middle Mid Range Type A
“I am joined from our quayside studio by Ernest Endeavour. Hello, Ernest, thank you for being with us today at these testing times. Now, I understand that you have organised an outreach programme called Shopping Saviours, tell our viewers amore about this.”
“Thank you Seymour and may I just say what an honour it is to be on your show today. Always enjoyed what you do. Yes, Shopping Saviours is my brainchild. I spend a lot of time on social media anyway and even more now that we have to stay at home because of his terrible virus. May I just say that I everybody is in my prayers, Seymour, I am praying every hour and know that we have the strength to get through this test and it is a test, sent to us but together we will overcome it. As I was saying, I spend a lot of time on social media and I saw that people were offering to help the vulnerable in their communities, you know, run errands for them, offer to walk their dogs, clean their windows, fetch medication and I thought to myself, “I love to interfere in people’s lives and be busybody so why I don’t I do something better and offer to run errands to the shops for people, whilst walking their dogs and getting their medication leaving them free to clean their windows, so I set up Shopping Saviours. There is a Facebook page, Youtube channel with over 22 subscribers so far, Instagram page, Twitter account, Snapchat, blog page and online store with branded goods, like this copper helmet, just 100 euros and this facemask branded with the SS logo, just 50 euros and as you can see I am wearing the SS uniform similarly branded. You cannot buy that, it is mine.”
(Stands up to show off regalia and looks uncannily similar to an historical organisation that used similar initials)
“Er, yes, you have certainly stolen a march there on others providing exactly the same service, Ernest, have many people used what you are offering?”
“Oh, I am run off my feet, let me tell you, but I do not mind, I really do not mind. I am not in this for the money, that is just a happy side effect and someone like me does not really need money, just the stuff it buys. No, I do this because I want to help people. When I saw those pictures on your channel of people fighting over hand sanitiser, I just knew I had to do something. I could not stand by and let the human race tear itself apart. I had to do my bit, I know it is just me and it is just a start, but from little acorns grow mighty oaks.”
“That was on Channel 7, one of our competitors, actually…”
“Oh was it, gosh, I am so sorry, me and my memory. It must be the lack of sleep, I have been working around the clock, doing my bit for humanity.”
“All very laudable Ernest, so tell the viewers what it is you have been doing around the clock.”
“Oh where to begin? Well, I had to design the website and all the social media platforms, that was not an easy task but sooooo rewarding. Then I had to organise the branded goods, getting suppliers was not easy especially with poor old China having to shut down completely. Isn’t it awful, how are they managing, does anybody know? It is all very well worrying about Italy and France and Spain but what about our friends in China? Pray for them, they could all be dead for all we know, I hope not, I truly truly hope not. Sending you love China, be safe and be well. I know people say it is all your fault, but do not listen to them, hatred is not needed right now, love. love is the answer, love and deliveries.”
“Well, it is clear that care about everybody around the globe Ernest, but going back to Shopping Saviours who have you helped. Tell me more.”
“What you need to understand Seymour is that you cannot rush something like this, you need to plan, think about others, consider their needs and make sure they are all attended to. If you can see behind me, I managed to go to several supermarkets and ensure that I have stocked-up on provisions of toilet roll, wet wipes, tinned tuna, pasta, hand sanitiser, tissue paper, paracetamol, more toilet roll, kitchen roll, Swiss roll and sprinkles.”
“Do you plan to deliver these items to those who are unable to leave their homes and are amongst the most vulnerable to this outbreak of disease Ernest?”
“Absolutely, once I have completed the podcasts and videos telling everybody about my service, the leaflets have been printed and I have composed the mail shots to send out. Oh and composed a song for people to use when they are washing their hands, it is called Washing My Hands Of All Of This, would you like me to play you a little of it?”
“I am sure it is very entertaining Ernest but we are short on time, thank you for joining us”
“Thank you Seymour, stay safe everybody, wash your hands of all of this (breaks into song and then the broadcast is ended)
“That is part two of Covid-19 Soundbites viewers, time for more unnecessary advertising apart from the excellent bargains to be add in The Knowledge Vault by applying code toiletpaper19 and after that we will return with more revelations as to how Planet Earth is dealing with coronavirus. Join us in part three when we speak to Cat Astrofy who was one of the first to go into self-isolation and Tera Nuwan who is leading the battle against Covid-19. Stay with us please until you sneeze!”
“Welcome back views to Covid-19 Soundbites on Channel 19 News, with me, Seymour Storees. In part two we were exposed to the working mum grounded by the virus and that Lower Mid-Range Narcissist certainly ensured that we knew all about her views about the current situation whilst doing her best to avoid her actual parental responsibilities. Thereafter, we hooked up by video link with Ernest Endeavour and his apparent unique and never thought of before Shopping Saviours as he worked hard on self-promotion behind his veneer of apparent rampant empathy. So, who do we have for you in part 3? We are live by video link with Cat Astrofy who did not want to tell us where she is, in case other people found out where she is and caused problems with her isolation routine.”
Number Seven : Middle Mid Range Type B
“Hello Cat, you are live on Channel 19 News, how are you dealing with the pandemic?”
“Hello Seymour. Well, as you no doubt can see I am sat in my communications hub and I must say I am pleased to hear from you as it is very lonely here and I am very concerned about my safety.”
“Why is that Cat?”
“Well, I knew that this was going to be a pandemic last March because I had been reading How To Know That You Know : The Cassandra Chronicles and I predicted that this virus would originate from Asia and sweep the globe. I had to go into therapy because of the shock of it all. I found this knowledge really overwhelming and it is just such a worry to know that everything I have ever done will shortly not matter.”
“Why do you think that, surely to think that way is to catastrophise? Yes, it is a serious matter, but it is not a doomsday scenario.”
(Cat begins to cry and reaches to a box of tissues to mop away the flood of tears)
“Sorry, sorry, please do not use the d word, I find it very triggering. I am just so worried, worried for my family. I had to leave them in their homes when I made my exit to this isolation spot. I am worried for my colleagues, I do not know if they will have any jobs when I return, if I return. The economy is in meltdown, everything is closing, there are not enough hospital beds. It is a truly terrible state of affairs.”
(The crying starts again.)
(Seymour tries to ask a question but is drowned out by a wailing noise erupting from Cat´s mouth.)
“Oh why has the universe done this to me? Why now? The world has always hated me and now I am forced into hiding, driven away from those that I love and care for. Exiled from my homeland and forced to take refuge in a far away land where I know nobody and nobody knows me. The imposition is so great , I am not sure I can go on. Perhaps it would be better to escape it all now, before that slow, lingering death from the unseen virus.”
(Another wail escapes from Cat´s mouth and then there is the electronic beep of a text message.)
“Its my friend she is letting me know that she is okay. My phone and my laptop are my lifeline, they are my only links to the outside world. I am updated every minute with regard to world events, I have an app which tells me how many infections there are worldwide, within this country, in the locality and the neighbourhood on a live basis. I have stockpiled and I want to make this clear, I did this way before anybody else started raising the shelves in the supermarkets. I am writing a blog explaining how I am managing in isolation and providing updates to all my followers on social media. I just want to say that I am humbled by the messages of support that people are sending me, you truly are all an inspiration and I just hope I do not let you down by succumbing to this terrible disease. You don’t understand how much of a burden it is, how crushing it is having this impending sense of misery and obliteration. Everything I have tried to achieve will be erased, removed and eradicated. It as if I have not existed, this is why it is important for me to stay in contact with as many people as I can. Anybody can contact me, especially if you are alone out there and you need somebody to talk to, to share tips with, to ease the burden of isolation, let’s see this through together you can find me on my blog Hidden Yet Visible or use one of my social media platforms, Cat´s Covert Covid.”
“You seem very pessimistic Cat, do you see this as the end of the world?”
(Cat starts to speak but then halts as if some overwhelming thought has engulfed her. She sobs and then puts her hands together as if in prayer)
“I think, if we all stick to our plans, we might, just might, make it through but the world will be a very different place for many, many people.”
“Well that sounds a little more encouraging, perhaps you do actually feel, after all that there is some glimmer of hope? How do you see the world after Covid-19?”
“Why are you asking me that, I haven’t read that chapter yet?!”
“Oh, I see, well, for the benefit of our viewers, perhaps you could share with us your thoughts on the future anyway, given that you apparently saw all of this coming, some months ago.”
(Cat gives a dramatic sigh and starts to speak when her “communications hub” suddenly floods with light as a door opens. A man enters and speaks.)
“Cat, your dinner is ready, I was shouting but I don’t think you could hear me since you have put all these egg boxes on the walls, why have you done that?”
“Daaaaaad! I told you not to come in, I am doing a very important interview and you have ruined it, just like you ruin everything and you have ruined my life.”
(Cat slumps onto her desk, shoulders heaving as the sound of manufactured misery escapes from her mouth. Her father comes over and puts a hand on her, peering into the camera, “Who are you talking to? Are you doing that prophesy nonsense again? What did I say about all of that, come on it is time for dinner, stop all of this sobbing it will get you nowhere.”
“Well, looks like Cat´s corona bunker has been invaded, but not by the virus but by Papa Astrofy. Let’s shift our focus and move to somebody who rather than er, hiding from the virus is right on the front-line . Joining me now, by live video link as she is unable to come away from her place of work to be interviewed in the studio, is Dr Tera Nuwan.
Number Eight : The Upper Mid Range Narcissist
“Dr Nuwan joins us from Santa Salvatore Hospital which is at the epicentre of the European outbreak. Dr Nuwan, thank you for giving us your time which is obviously at a premium, indeed we can see you are still dressed in your medical attire. How are things at the front line of combatting Covid-19?”
“Thank you for inviting me onto the programme, Seymour. As you can imagine, we are facing an unprecedented demand on our resources here at the hospital. Since the outbreak intensified here, we have had a steady influx of the most vulnerable patients who require immediate and intensive treatment. We are working around the clock. I have not been home for ten days, preferring to remain here at the hospital, working back to back shifts to ensure that everybody is treated as far as we are able.”
“I am sure that your patients and the residents of the city are most grateful for your dedication, Dr Nuwan. Do you think that more could have been done to contain the virus so you were not having to work to the extent that you are?”
“That is not for me to say. My role and that of my team is to deliver acute care. This is what we trained to do. I am proud of the commitment exhibited by my team and that of colleagues within the hospital. It is, naturally, a testing environment, but one in which those of us who are destined to be effective, are indeed effective. It is rewarding ensuring that the people who need us most are being looked after.”
“How does it feel, Dr Nuwan, knowing that you cannot save everybody?”
“That is not something I contemplate. Everybody who comes to me will be looked after to the highest standards.”
“Yes, but surely, given the level of demand and existing need for the hospitals resources, it is impossible for you to ensure that everybody survives.”
“It is inevitable that some of those who regrettably submit to the virus will not survive but that is not from a want of care or expertise. Many of these people will have, unfortunately, died from pre-existing and underlying conditions.”
“But over 2500 dead in your country, over 700 in your region. It must be disheartening to be faced with such losses when you are working flat out.”
(A just discernible shake of the head from Dr Nuwan at this question)
“Not disheartening, not at all, it only bolsters our resolve to do more. It is also worth pointing out, that within the official statistics, there are those who have died who have tested positive for the virus but they did not die because of the virus. They had an underlying condition which caused their demise and they also caught the virus. It is important to maintain a proper perspective on this and to present the information responsibly.”
“Are you suggesting, Dr Nuwan, that information then, is not being used in a responsible fashion?”
“That is not for me to say. I am a medic, I save lives, I will leave it to the politicians to decide how the information is presented, after all, I do not need votes to remain doing what I do.”
“Absolutely not, although if you did, I am sure you would obtain a landslide victory.”
“Not relevant as I said, Seymour. The only victory we are committed to is the one over Covid-19 and I will continue to lead my team here at this hospital to achieve that. Now, if you will excuse me, I have patients who require my help. Good day.”
(Dr Nuwan nods and walks briskly away from the camera)
“A busy and effective Dr Nuwan of Santa Salvatore Hospital, doing a superb job of treating those infected with Covid-19. That brings us to the conclusion of Part 3 of Covid-19 Soundbites, but whilst you have a few minutes to pick up some world class knowledge in The Knowledge Vault using code toiletpaper19 don’t go anywhere because when we return in Part 4, you will be hearing from the big hitters as we turn the dial to 11 and speak to some very famous and successful people and receive their thoughts and views about the pandemic. Stay with Channel 19 and keep those hands clean!”
“Hello and welcome to Part 4 of The Covid-19 Soundbites. I am your host, Seymour Storees. We experienced Cat in her supposed bunker of isolation which was readily penetrated by her father, so good luck keeping the virus out also and we also heard from the industrious and committed Dr Nuwan who was upto her gloved elbows in fighting the virus on the frontline in one of Europe’s hospitals where the virus has taken a firm hold but as we heard, Dr Nuwan is not one to give up. Go get that virus Dr Nuwan!”
“Now, we delve deeper into the views of those affected by the pandemic and in a number of recorded exclusives, we bring you exclusive interviews with the powerful and influential. To obtain this prime material, all you need to do is use this link and for a small fee of US $ 5, you will access fantastic information. I look forward to sharing it with you.”
118 thoughts on “The Narcissist and Covid-19 : The Narc Interviews”
Excellent read, enjoyed the humour in it
Pleased you enjoyed it.
In the past, you had certain articles with pictures of people wearing gas masks. I understood the message you were conveying, yet the pictures were very disturbing to me. Foreign, cold. It is so sad those images have now become our reality. Even though it is for the greater good, these masks pull us further away from one another. They hide us. No smiles to be seen. No familiarity. We are all hidden. Robbed of the most beautiful gift, breathing fresh clean air freely.
I used to watch the WH briefings daily. I hung on to every word, hoping to gain more understanding and insight . Then slowly it started to sink in. I was not watching news about the latest science, data, and economics. I was watching a reality show mashup. At times I stared in disbelief. Was this really happening? Now I only watch the Hallmark channel. Oh and I just saw Meghan Markles romantic flick, pre-royal times.
How was it? I tried to watch the CW puff piece, but gave it up after about 5 minutes. I couldn’t even bother to figure out a way to turn it into a drinking game. Rather watch a My Pillow infomercial.
Violetta, it was a cheese fest. But then again, what Hallmark movie isn’t? I saw the My Pillow guy in one of the WH briefings. And I wasn’t even high, it was real! 🤩
This was hilarious! I loved all the characters! Unfortunately the link to Part 4 doesn’t work. How can I get it?
Enjoyed reading the 3 Greater’s interviews. Puts a lot into perspective.
the Greater CEO is familiar. I wonder who he was characterized as 😌
People asking a Narcissist (HG) for advice is Ironic. Most of those asking questions/making comments are clearly narcissists (also ironic) *exasperation emojii*.’Seymour Storees COVID-19 soundbites’ were interesting & entertaining…..was obvious who some of those ‘interviews’ were based on. Going to make a coffee & listen to Stone Sour.
1. It doesn’t appear that you understand what irony is with regard to your opening comment. People seek advice based on expertise.
2. ‘Most of those asking questions are clearly narcissists’ – name who they are and explain why they’re narcissists and lets see if YOU can actually be specific rather than making a generalised comment. Let’s see if you can do this or whether you’ll fail.
🖐🏻 This is my day today if it happens
We will see if we get a precise answer or the usual deflection or no response at all
Hahahaha…I have noticed three festive personalities posting today; never a dull moment.
Hey, did Abigail ever grace us with a response following her outburst? Did we receive a carefully constructed response to our observations? Did we receive a message of reflection and apology perhaps?
Of course not.
She said I was a psychopath. Gave no reason.
WHAT! Lmao! Boy they just love you , eh Lorelei?! 😆
I love you Woke!
Do we have to go into that whole “I’m Spartacus” routine again?
I think Abigails response is still in moderation. 😉
No, it´s not.
“Home Secretary Priti Patel has pledged to protect victims of domestic abuse, who she says are particularly at risk because of the need to stay at home.”
Someone in UK paying attention …
What are all the victims of abuse stuck at home in isolation supposed to do?!???
HG, I’ll be very glad when you’re back. The Sussexes’ latest shenanigans are serving as some much-needed comic relief from the havoc wreaked by the pandemic.
So I have had it! I have had the Covoid 19 hoover. My brother, previously unidentified narc, outed by HG with whom i am nearly one year no contact decided to contact me. Best bit… not only knowing exactly what it was and why it was but i feel absolutely no guilt in not responding. Previously i would have guilted myself or told myself i had to ‘be the better person’. No more hair shirts. I have learned my lessons well!! thank you
HG, there is a huge contrast between NY Gov Andrew Cuomo’s briefings vs. Trump. Is Cuomo an normal or even an empath? He seems to be very informative. His delivery is factual while also offering compassion. I’ve had to stop watching Trump because it only scares me more. What does it say about the recent US Poll that showed Trump had a 60% approval rating? I don’t understand how so many people can be convinced that Trump is handling this well at all.
I have not studied Cuomo, Guera714.
Some people identify with Trump because they cannot stand the alternative. Some identify with him because they believe, from their perspective that he is excellent and a victim of a media witch hunt. Some are incapable of appreciating any evidence placed in front of them and are just set to “send” rather than “receive” and bellow from the echo chamber. Some identify with him, recognise he has faults but still think that overall he is worth supporting (plus or better than the alternative). It is quite common to see when somebody criticise Trump that his supporters ignore the complaint and respond with comments such as “And you think Killary would have done a better job?” or “Biden has dementia, you want him as President.” At times that does smack of pointing out to somebody “Hey, you do realise you are drowning!” and they respond with “You are drowning faster!” which may or may not true but ignores the problem that is in front of them!
It is very difficult to find a non-narcissist politician. I do not care for either Trump or Cuomo, but I have a sense that G714 is sensing the difference between an upper lesser type B (Trump) and a midrange narcissist (Cuomo). There is ample evidence that both are not forthright, both deny and deflect the facts, both rewrite history, the list goes on. Cuomo edits on the fly to make his comments more in keeping with the facade he desires to project and Trump does not have this skill. We need far better statesmen on both sides of the aisle, ideally who possess empathy and intelligence — but why would someone with such qualities subject themselves to the pit of snakes?
You are correct. There are empathic politicians but they tend to get chewed up and spat out because politics attracts so many of our kind.
HG, Very true. Thank you for the confirmation.
‘It is quite common to see when somebody criticise Trump that his supporters ignore the complaint and respond with comments such as “And you think Killary would have done a better job?” or “Biden has dementia, you want him as President.”’
Et tu quoque. A beginner’s logical fallacy, subset of the argumentum ad hominem.
For instance, De Blasio has been breaking up Hasidic funerals and driving around ordering people who violate quarantine to go back in their homes with the zeal of Saul (pre-Damascus conversion) dragging practicing Christians out of their homes. Both his driving around and poncing off to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park with his wife (whom he gives one nepotistic sinecure after another, much as Trump gives Ivanka-another et tu quoque), when they have Manhattan’s Carl Schurz Park in their back yard are hypocrisy.
Nevertheless, quarantine may be effective. The trick is to evaluate the argument, not merely the source of the argument, although ethos is a consideration.
Still alive? Me, too.
The TV told me yesterday that about 550 people have died in the U.S. of this virus.
I believe that our population is around 35 million.
HOW is this a pandemic? The odds are pretty good for survival for most of us.
“They” are probably having a good snicker at all of us freaking out.
It is a pandemic because it matches the definition as prescribed by WHO.
The population of the USA is 327 million.
HG if I’ve missed your opinion on this I apologize but I’ve often over the last couple of weeks wondered what it is.
I did ask if they are trying to collapse of the economy and you said no. It appears to be a nasty virus not one I would want to catch certainly and so taking precautions makes sense. Do you think there’s more to what’s happening now than just a virus
Be specific please.
Do you think the government is using COVID as a springboard to socialism OR the editing panic &/or lockdowns as a convenient red herring for something?
This was Wokes post but can I ask, what do you think it is – just a virus? And no speculation should be entered into unless there is evidence to the contrary?
If it keeps up and the Feds keep printing money, goodbye economy as we see it today.
It is a virus.
Do you think the pharma really did all this then to make billions?
Well that will teach me to ask two linked questions at the same time allowing you to attempt to frustrate me.
hmmm and did you purchase your shares in time?
Yes, it is very much a time for buy and hold.
Interesting. The N I very much believe to be a greater does this to me from time to
Time. I’m interested to know what causes this. I will do a consult on it I think. Thanks HG
I look forward to consulting with you.
People have been speculating that the Chinese government or the CIA created this virus to Take Over the World (why they think it’s worth taking over is another question).
They said the same thing about AIDS, but that virus exists in primates, and there are tribes who eat them. Meanwhile, Coronavirus exists in bats and snakes, both of which are eaten in China. There some indication that it would have to mutate to infect humans, but viruses are very good at that.
I’m not saying that our governments aren’t perfectly capable of deliberately infecting us or using us as unwitting guinea pigs: there was a notorious experiment in the NY subway that involved giving ordinary citizens pneumonia. It’s just that, as an article I read lately argued, our interactions with wildlife and destruction of wild habitats unleash all kinds of microscopic things that have been sitting around for centuries, until we stirred them up.
Violetta, there’s another conspiracy theory about the laboratories in Wuhan being funded by Bill Gates. This laboratory experimented with many viruses and studied about hypothetical world pandemics. A Harvard professor connected to that laboratory was arrested last January for lying about his ties with China. The theory is that the Corona virus was created in that lab and released to force people to rely more on online lifestyle. Bill Gates is also funding and supplying test kits that can be used at home. But that is the conspiracy theory, the only thing that I can say is a fact is that the Harvard professor Dr. Charles Lieber who worked at that laboratory was indeed arrested for lying about his ties with China and his house was raided by the FBI but he is not accused regarding the Corona virus.
Ok thx HG for answering I have a follow up
Do you think there is a large paradigm shift in the post-COVID horizon? Age of Aquarius type shit?
No. I can understand why you may think that, but the lizards from Planet UmBongo who are disguised as the world’s royal families, pop stars and the CEOs of tech industries will always prevail!
The problem with Age of Aquarius shit is that it is vague shit, it is so amorphous as to be meaningless. It is interpreted to be so many different things either current or about to happen, to be of no useful application.
Ok HG , thank you, so would you say there is about to be a massive paradigm shift post-COVID
(W/o Age of Aquarius jibberish)?
Already answered, no.
Ok thanks HG
You are welcome WAF.
I always find it amazing that you don’t tend to any kind of conspiracy theories, HG.
I have learned through the exnarc to believe in the evil of mankind, and believe premeditated, planned evil now absolutely possible. And long term plans, and ultimate control.
However, I watch what happens, and first, laws were changed i. e. more control over people permitted, first with terrorism, and now with COVID, there is now more control and surveillance than ever. Laws have been changed all over the world, to have power over indivuals in an even greater measure, there is no data protection when someone has been on a certain flight for example, they control who is allowed where.
Police have more entitlement than ever before on the grounds of “good faith”, — that happened first with terrorism (someone looks suspicious to police person? Can be searched now incl. their home, at least in certain countries), now it happened with COVID, where people can be detained and imprisoned!! now on the grounds of good faith, of not even qualified people, and even when virus not proven in them.
That control ruins small businesses, as always, big corporations make fortunes.
How come noone mentions antiviral natural remedies which have kept mankind alive for way too long?
I for the life of me I can’t understand why there is no call for antibody testing, and lockup of vulnerable only, instead everyone is detained now.
So, reasons given for that are based on percentage of fatalities in relation to proven cases — not on real numbers. While the numbers of confirmed cases in the country where I am living atm, is nowhere near the numbers of the flu for this winter only! Not speaking here of nr. of deaths from Coronavirus, but the overall number of any proven cases.
But complete lockdown and legislation were justified based on those numbers, not on real percentagewhich is unknown at present … noone cares at the same time about causes of lifelong conditions. Telling me that Coronavirus is really convenient.
Either way, the consequences are new legislation, detention control over people, affecting EVERY !!! area of their lives, and no group meeting whatsoever anymore. Yes, I suppose internet can be controlled or supervised a lot better. Like Facebook forbid me to post links, I had wanted to share in private messages … just one example, there are bots everywhere.
In other parts of the world, people have to agree to having their temperature taken, and scanned bodyheat, etc.
Not starting on RNA vaccines.
To me personally, it seems also like a great test, of how far governments can go, and what people will take, accept, and believe.
Yes, I do know that this is new, spreads fast, care is not sufficiently available, and no antibodies in most people yet, so leading to fast deaths. By now in “my” country – not even half the number of flu deaths this season.
I think some claim that the virus must have been existing “before China” in other parts of the world already, incl. UK and USA, based on the time it takes to reach the confirmed spread. Loads of cases must go undetected, and esp. before it became this crisis. Nor do I understand how they can compare different countries, as a) different testing (or no testing), b) different demographics (esp. age), c) cultural habits and reactions to first warnings. So, I don’t know why this isn’t mentioned in mass media. Instead, panic was created and fired on.
I meant in other post, why did they close borders and flights too late? Could have been done MUCH earlier, and more consequent, such as is done now e. g. in Australia, and still not in London. But it wasnt, but then, when it kind of doesn’t even matter anymore, borders are closed shut, and all movement made impossible.
And hardest on victims of narcs post escape. Or locked in with them I suppose.
Hmm. Age of Aquarious was what to my mind is something that has been and gone. Manson saw clear to that in 68? 69?. However seeds were planted that led to the New Age movement.
I believe what MIGHT have happened is that in the last year, we had another revolution.
I know this sounds amorphous but its because it is yet so new. I think we saw this in the massive uptake in vegetarianism last year coupled with that dreadful phase, ‘woke’. When you are in the forest, you are in the midst. Only when you leave you gain clarity and perspective.
I do agree with HG in that alot of this stuff is wishy washy shit. I had to rub shoulders with a lot of the crustie movement and they are capable of saying utter bollocks, so I largely avoided them. Really were the ‘Gay Whale’ brigade.
However, we were due for a really bad virus event and it coincided directly after the above.
But but..what is NS other than a platform for understanding DA? I read an article a while ago in a 70s paper. A select committee saying we need to tackle DV. Barely anything has really changed. It has started to now though.
You’ll know I’ve gone crackers when you see I’ve painted myself green and having sex with a tree.
That ship has already sailed Renarde, you can save the paint and the tree!
Phew! I bet oaks really chafe as well!
Funny you should bring up sex and trees. I had this dream the other night….
Its Beltane after all!
I don’t think this is a matter to just only look at your own country statistics with all due respect . If you look at Italy where in 24 hours 800 people died and it might wipe out a whole generation in that country .
Agreed HG . Last comment.
HG I identified a little too much with Dr. Terra Newun lol. I am an M.D. and only wanted to respond to one commenter who mentioned this being a conspiracy by Big Pharma to make money. The irony is that the two medications that are currently being used to treat Coronavirus, Azithromycin and Plaquenil, have been off patent for years and really aren’t making anyone much money, some yes, but piddly profits on generic meds compared to newer heavily marketed still under patent ones. That’s why honestly the best meds are often the “oldies but goodies” and we didn’t really “need” the newer ones. Not always, but often. So there goes that theory, Big Pharma is probably taking a massive economic hit just like everything else.
Hello Ester, I am always pleased when some evidence comes along with regard to conspiracy theories. Thank you for your contribution.
HG, is it usually the greaters who don’t give much thought or energy to conspiracy theories?
Yes. Conspiracy theories are the preserve of Lesser or Mid Range Narcissists.
Is that because greaters are actually ‘doing’ the controlling and manipulating and at the heart of some conspiracies?
I ask because I’ve seen it first hand not on a global scale but I’ve seen it not heard it second or third hand – seen it!
So the lessers and mids couldn’t pull it off and their inherent paranoia causes them to think everyone is plotting and scheming. Many of the conspiracies are far fetched I agree and until xx years ago, I would not have paid any attention to them. I do not look into conspiracy theories but I have a general awareness of the degree of corruption at the top and that’s enough for me.
1. Yes, Greaters are at the heart of the controlling.
2. Conspiracy theories originate from those who have little control, but want it and then spread to misguided normals.
3. Your final paragraph is largely correct. Corruption occurs, absolutely, but that does not mean it amounts to a conspiracy theory. Most things that occur which people ought to know about, they do not know and instead people are mislead by ill-conceived conspiracy theories generated by Lesser and Mid-Range Narcissists, it relates to “The Mid Ranger Who Would Be King” Syndrome.
I will be writing further about Narcissists and Conspiracy Theories.
I look forward to hearing about Narcissists and Conspiracy theories…or reading about,.rather.
Thank you so much. I will very much look forward to further information on Ns and conspiracy theories.
I’ve heard some crackers! many which make them sound as though their bordering on the psychotic!
Thanks HG, good to know. Expected as much.
Does Sitting Target go into detail about the Es profession, intellect, cadre/school as to what kind of N they will attract? Furthemore have you found that it usually aligns with Es N parent, or similar?
Sitting Target details what the narcissist looks for.
It is not based on the parent of the empath.
Sitting Target is one of my favourite books.
It answered a lot of the where, how and what questions regarding a narcissist’s pursuit of particular sources. It was a real eye opener for me when I reflected on my own entanglement.
A pandemic is when the virus affects the whole worlds population not just America.🙄 I believe the death toll for Americans is way way higher than anywhere else in the world so you should be worried perhaps read a book or actually learn what pandemic means before commenting. Just a thought.
I have the type that posts on Facebook how much “we need to respect quarantine and be careful” and then goes on biz trips for 3 weeks( two european countries) and wanted to pick up the kids straight from the airport. I said no and was accused of Parental Alienation even with an email from the pediatrician. He also has been posting how “amazing is to see families together and parents hugging their kids closer ” kind of bs while not calling even once during those biz trips and meeting the woman he left his family for during those days. He got two like, one from a subordinate another one from the woman. People just are getting fed up of his BS and getting away from him.
I think there will be a multitude of Mid-ranger narcissists will be wailing about ‘Parental Alienation’ soon because the Covid-19 regulations impinge upon their perceived rights (read “entitlement” here) to have contact with their children.
I asked my ex (lesser midrange) narc if he needed anything and sent him a bunch of information about how to obtain a larger supply of the psychiatric medication he takes, thinking it might be harder to come by soon and he would be appreciative I thought of him.
He made jokes about how trivial he considers coronavirus to be and did not thank me at all for my effort to help him secure a medication he really needs.
I feel stupid
Do not feel stupid. Feel validated that your empathic act was met with one of control and use that knowledge to apply no contact and maintain it.
He’s the stupid one Wendy. Because guess who won’t be there to help him when he needs it next time xxx
Why, he’s the idiot, all day long. Hug yourself!
Hahaa that mayor sounds a lot like Donald Trump.
Must be a coincidence Jolene.
My daughter’s father, who is an upper lesser, is becoming more and more histrionic, paranoid, and mentally unwell. Even though I am broke, and seem to never get ahead, I hired an attorney to file an emergency motion to demand he stay in our county while he has our daughter while this pandemic is going on. I have a gut feeling that he is thinking about fleeing with her to who knows where. I love my new attorney. She is actually an emapth, and so so sweet, but she has been destroying the narc attorneys in court.
“I hired an attorney to file an emergency motion to demand he stay in our county while he has our daughter while this pandemic is going on. I have a gut feeling that he is thinking about fleeing with her to who knows where.”
Good thinking on your part!
Yay! – re: the new attorney.
I ended up not filing anything. after looking over the paperwork, I saw it was a motion for emergency custody. I would then have to file a motion to modify final orders of custody. This isn’t a good time to do something that major. I have a few things I need to gather against the narc before then, and a few things I need to do to make my position more in favor to the judge. Before this month, the Lessor was trying to prevent my daughter from getting dental care when she had tooth decay. This is also grounds to file for emergency custody, and I chose not to. I need to gather more about the ongoing issues before I file. this includes retaining a PI to look into a few things about the narcissist’s private life, before motions are filed.
Your Lesser sounds ‘fun’…I am sorry that he is interfering with your daughter’s healthcare, that’s pretty unsavory. I read your comment and just feel a huge internal groan – dealing with these individuals through the court system takes stamina. I am surprised, yours being a lesser, that he is still that involved? (I know that sometimes is more the legal system than the particular ex, but it still surprises me.)
I can’t %100 percent recall (sorry) but have you consulted with HG re: the legal stuff?
I think you made a good call; it is definitely not a good time to modify a final order unless a complete emergency.*
*Sorry if this comes through multiple times! My phone is being annoying.
Seen some recent news stories about narcs exes trying to get custody of children away from parents who are first responders, particularly health care workers, “to reduce the child’s exposure to Covid-19,” of course. (Naturally, these are often exes who couldn’t be bothered to acknowledge they have offspring most of time.)
Narcs: the Energizer Bunnies of Personality Disorders. They keep going and going and going…
Yes, I have consulted with HG, and his advice is accurate, and spot on, or else I wouldn’t have followed his work for so long.
In my humble opinion, an example of a Lesser Narcissist with money in a protracted custody battle would be Alex Jones from Info Wars and his ex wife Kelly, who is a Magnet Empath. They enjoy the conflict.
Actually, look at any of Alex Jone’s legal battles, there are many, and it will show you what court with a Lesser with money looks like. He is embarrassing to himself.
Good to read Anm. One of My ULN’s attorneys was a narcissist (he went through three of them).
HG, I am currently quarantine at my parents ranch in AZ for now. There are quite a bit of Lessers in this area. One of the things that amused me the most, I was scrolling through the communities facebook gossip page, where lessers hop on, and vent. I couldn’t believe one post…. in all seriousness, a lesser narcissist posted a few weeks ago, ‘you guys better stop buying all of the stuff off of the shelves at the store. The government is about to make us go on a lockdown because this is getting out of control.”
I think the Lesser knew that there was a virus because were freaking out about, but he didn’t understand that people were starting to quarantine to stop the spread of a contagious disease. He thought this was prison, where the entire population goes on “lockdown” because a few have been misbehaving.
WhoCares, right? I need to get out of here before I start breeding with this kind.
Haha Anm so funny please share any other funny stories of the Lessers!
I have one. Female, victim. Talk about shrew. Happened today although the situation has been rumbling on for some time.
She is OBSESSED with control which she passes off as concern for her poor dog. Which laughably, she has zero control over.
So pretty much every day I get greeted to this.
Milo, come here. Milo! MILO!!! MIIIIILLLLLOOOOOO! Repeat. Dogs fucking loving it. Hes out, hes a running!
But she has become obsessed by the gates. She likes to ‘keep everyone in’
Today, I saw her directing children to put the barrier in place. I yelled out ‘No, stop, people need to get in and out!’
Oh dear. I’ve never seen a narc engage in such hypocrisy.
She ushers the children away yelling ‘Not in front of the kids’. Then she turns to me and the invective! Fuck you this, fuck you that. I’ll do what I fucking want!. When she wound down I pointed out that she was using TERRIBLE language in front of the children, she went off again!
She has gone VERY quiet tonight. I daresay she will apologise tomorrow, she always does. Too much of a victim.
She is so tiny and small, I’ve been toying with placing her on a Grundon. I think next time she will be placed IN one.
Tell me, HG. Is it possible to social distance and fuck at the same time? If not, this pandemic must be a somatic narcissist’s worst nightmare.
Hello Eric, well yes on the basis that the narcissist has an intimate partner at home or (as some narcissists are willing to do) the narcissist can reach an intimate parter through flouting the conditions of a lockdown. If neither are applicable then online sexual interaction will be turned to but that will only sustain the narcissist for a finite time period. After that, well, Fido had better make himself scarce.
Jesus HG, you’ve just fucking triggered me!
The UMS once accused my LM brother of fucking the family Beagle!
Renarde……I have tears rolling down my face from laughing. Not usre if I am going tohell faster now but OMG I am rolling.
(please tell me the act did not truly happen)
It’s one of the Universes’ Greatest Mysteries.
All I know is that the UMS said it about my brother.
Renarde, I thought that said bagel. I was thinking what a waste of a perfectly good bagel
Indeed it would be!
What about the narcissists with domestic protection orders against them during this time? They are prevented from Hoovering and they cannot cultivate new supply. How do they survive?
Hello Laura, read The Narcissist and Covid-19 which you will find in The Knowledge Vault (which is in the blog menu).
Oh god! That’s disgusting! But made me laugh in a cringey sort of way!
I’m guessing most elite and somatic Ns would be willing to flout the conditions unless they have underlying health conditions or over a certain age?
Would that be largely correct HG?
The school and cadre is relevant to the issue of willingness to flout lock-down conditions, combined with the situation of the fuel matrix.
hmmm well that was helpful! can you write another book on this one please Sir.
I have heard a newscaster mention that the prostitution industry is badly hurt by all of this.
I would ask that newscaster to explain how he knows.
Bahaha HG I did wonder how he knew and why he randomly brought it up. 😂
Indeed MP, keep a close eye on that one, he is a rascal, no doubt about it!
Haha you’re too funny HG!
I think whatever makes people happy as long as it’s legal and doesn’t harm people.
But I agree he does look like a rascal! 🤣
Randomly brought it up……LOL
He’s living in the wrong era, then. According to Kathleen Winsor (who heavily researched Forever Amber):
The prostitutes had never been busier. A rumour began to spread that the surest protection against plague was a venereal disease and the whore-houses of Vinegar Yard, Salfron Hill, and Nightingale Lane were open twenty-four hours a day. Harlots and customers often died together, and their bodies were carried out by a back door to avoid offending those who waited in the parlour.
Eric, my narc broke his period of disengagement from me because of the pandemic. Clearly, internet porn wasn’t as much fun as the real thing. He broke his “social distancing” for a quick knee-trembler, and like the idiot I am, I allowed it. I am still addicted, unfortunately. And I expected it, knowing he was isolated and bored. His potential new IPPS isn’t reachable at the moment, she is in another country, so I guess I am better than nothing. I do feel he will be looking at this as positive now though, partly because he hoovered me back so easily and partly because he loves risky situations. He has re-instated me as shelf secondary supply, but will still be reaching out to other potential new victims with plenty of time to build up information and a relationship with them online, so I have no doubt I will be promptly smacked in the face with a shiny new partner as soon as the no contact ban is lifted.