“What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists, is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.”
“Fundamentally, narcissists are stuck emotionally at the approximate development stage level of a three-year-old, and consequently they lack the most basic ability to care about the feelings, needs, and perspectives of others. Yet, as savvy adults, their powers of manipulation are off the charts… feeling sorry for the narcissist is an invitation to being abused and victimized-idealized, devalued, and rejected; or, worse, agonizingly anchored.”
Julie L. Hall
“Narcissists have secret lives. They lie effortlessly. They are two faced-appearing with a perfect public image that most people believe.”
“It seems that under the overwhelming impact of rising power, humans are deprived of their inner independence and, more or less consciously, give up establishing an autonomous position toward the emerging circumstances. The fact that the foolish person is often stubborn must not blind us to the fact that he is not independent. In conversation with him, one virtually feels that one is dealing not at all with him as a person, but with slogans, catchwords, and the like that have taken possession of him.
He is under a spell, blinded, misused, and abused in his very being. Having thus become a mindless tool, the stupid person will also be capable of any evil and at the same time incapable of seeing that it is evil. This is where the danger of diabolical misuse lurks, for it is this that can once and for all destroy human beings.”
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Stocks were walked up again today, keying in on the SP 500 futures.
Interestingly the dollar was walked up a bit as well, with gold and silver falling commensurately.
I am puzzled about the support for the dollar at these levels. It is not clear to me what officialdom is thinking, since a weaker dollar is so obviously favorable to real economic recovery. Even Trumpolini understands that.
But some do benefit from it, and one has only to follow to money to see who it is that they are.
We have so many soulless people in positions of power now that when evil makes its presence public it just fills the void and has its way with them. And the weak willed and the morally indifferent follow. Such is the root of our misery.
The rest of the world is deeply concerned, as well they should be. We would be more concerned if we were not so close to it. We are taking more and more outrageous things in stride.
This is nothing new in history, of course. But the moral vacuum is of an ascendant size and quality now that is seen only once in a generation or two. And the results of this are often memorable.
‘And they were utterly astonished, for they did not understand the miracle of the loaves, because their hearts were hardened.’
Have a pleasant evening.