Moral Narcissism Part 1

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V. Saxena reports that liberals often say one thing but act in an entirely different manner. What you have observed is what author Roger L. Simon calls moral narcissism.

In a review of Simon’s latest book, “I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already,” American Thinker contributor Richard Kirk explained that moral narcissism is the belief that “it isn’t how one lives one’s life that counts; it’s the political and moral slogans one mouths.”
Consider for instance the ill-informed millennials who proudly tout Che Guevara as a hero over his desire to form a socialist utopia, but then ignore how he enslaved the Cuban people in a totalitarian state and then murdered God knows how many of them.

But moral narcissism extends beyond just a differentiation between words and actions. According to Simon, it also offers “a way of explaining away evil” that pins “all [of society’s] ills on social causes.”

Now think of “Black Lives Matter,” a Democrat-championed organization that blames the usually justified consequences faced by black criminals on white racism and supremacy, regardless of the facts.

As a result, Ferguson thug Mike Brown shall forever remain innocent in the minds of the most hardheaded liberals, as accepting his culpability would mean admitting that it was not racism that killed him; it was his own decisions.Moral narcissism is in many ways nothing but an attempt to hide from one’s own shortcomings and failures. Rather than admit their own lack of drive and opt for change, for example, far too many liberals pine for handouts instead.

  • “I deserve food stamps!”
  • “I deserve welfare!”
  • “I deserve free tuition!”
  • “I deserve this!”
  • “I deserve that!”

Sound familiar? It should, as we hear this exact rhetoric from liberals all the time. Instead of admitting that they need to change and better their own lives, many liberals invariably play the blame game, claiming that society screwed them over and thus owes them.

Except that society owes neither them nor their special friends (illegal immigrants, drug dealers, promiscuous women, etc.) nothing but a cold, hard dash of truth — the truth being that they might want to talk to a therapist about their clear-cut moral narcissism! (Federalist)

Another Example:

On Monday, Donald Trump gave a speech on terrorism and immigration in which he said:

We want people to come into our country, but they have to come in legally, through a process…. No one has a right to immigrate to this country.

Now, Hillary Clinton says there is such a right, at least if a tweet from her campaign headquarters can be taken for a policy pronouncement.

Shortly after Trump’s speech, the Clinton campaign in Ohio tweeted out the story of a Libyan who came to the Unites States on a student visa in 1994, was not able to renew it, and simply stayed in the country illegally. He didn’t exactly live in the shadows, settling in Dayton and founding the Islamic Federation of Ohio and the Islamic Center for Peace. After two decades, he received permanent residency in 2015. In the story, headlined “Donald Trump would have kicked my family out of the country,” the man’s son, whose name was given as Mohamed G., wrote, “There was no way that I could let a person that disrespects my father and other immigrants win the White House.”

On Monday, the Clinton Ohio campaign tweeted Mohamed G.’s picture with Trump’s quote, “No one has the right to immigrate to this country.” The campaign added the comment: “We disagree.”

The same day, the main Hillary Clinton campaign twitter account, @HillaryClinton, retweeted the “We disagree” tweet.

The world right to immigrate to the United States does not appear in the section on immigration on Clinton’s campaign website, nor does it appear in her major pronouncements on the subject. And perhaps a single tweet, although clear in meaning, is not policy. But it is something Clinton might be asked about, perhaps even at the first debate Monday night.(Byron York)

Naw, the Media will be throwing Nerf balls at Clinton, and all-out Armageddon at Trump.

And besides, if Trump brings it up its because he’s a racist! 🙂

America, what a country. 🙂

 

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