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Saturday, 10 February 2018



The article below caught my eye recently.  I thought the author’s take, on the self-serving and somewhat callous and socially abusive attitudes of the British Political and Managerial Establishment, as well as that of globalists and internationalists, is rather well explained in the article.  Although the author has fallen into the regrettable jargonistic approach of all too many academics in British universities who seem to take a somewhat snobbish view about explaining things in language that could be easily understood by lay people. 

I am not a psychologist or psychiatrist but when I was at university I was interested in psychology and did do a course on it before deciding that I didn’t think that Freud and Jung etc., really offered both useful insights into human nature.  Also I realised that their theories came with deeply demoralising, not to say amoral, philosophical core.   Even so it is interesting to see the theory of “Narcissism” being applied rather effectively to criticise management and politics.

The thought provoking article also prompted me to wonder whether the same theorising could be applied to the petulant, spiteful and socially abusive behaviour of Remainers, who are exactly the sort of people to whom this theory of Narcissism should be applied.  This behaviour is exactly the sort of behaviour that the theory of Narcissism would predict that a self-serving elite would react in this way when they didn’t get their way and when they felt deprived of their sense of entitlement, both in the case of the vote for Brexit in the UK’s EU Referendum and also in America as a result of the election of Donald Trump!

Consider this:- 
"Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which there is a long-term pattern of abnormal behaviour characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of understanding of others' feelings.  People affected by it often spend a lot of time thinking about achieving power or success, or about their appearance. They often take advantage of the people around them."
Sound familiar?
Then consider this:-

Signs and symptoms

"Persons with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) are characterized by their persistent grandiosity, excessive need for admiration, and a personal disdain for, and lack of empathy for other people. As such, the person with NPD usually displays the behaviours of arrogance, a sense of superiority, and actively seeks to establish abusive power and control over other people. Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition different from self-confidence (a strong sense of self); people with NPD typically value themselves over other persons to the extent that they openly disregard the feelings and wishes of others, and expect to be treated as superior, regardless of their actual status or achievements. Moreover, the person with narcissistic personality disorder usually exhibits a fragile ego (Self-concept), an inability to tolerate criticism, and a tendency to belittle others in order to validate their own superiority.
The DSM-5 indicates that persons with NPD usually display some or all of the following symptoms, typically without the commensurate qualities or accomplishments:
  1. Grandiosity with expectations of superior treatment from other people
  2. Fixated on fantasies of power, success, intelligence, attractiveness, etc.
  3. Self-perception of being unique, superior, and associated with high-status people and institutions
  4. Needing continual admiration from others
  5. Sense of entitlement to special treatment and to obedience from others
  6. Exploitative of others to achieve personal gain
  7. Unwilling to empathize with the feelings, wishes, and needs of other people
  8. Intensely envious of others, and the belief that others are equally envious of them
  9. Pompous and arrogant demeanour

What do you think? 

Here is the full text of the article:-

Narcissism is increasingly being observed among management and political elites. Recognising how it underpins policy making and how it becomes increasingly prevalent in socially destructive ways is key to re-engaging citizens with the political process, writes Marianna Fotaki.

Derived from the ancient Greek myth of a beautiful youth Narcissus, who died through falling in love with his own image, the term narcissism – coined by Sigmund Freud – has travelled widely in the past one hundred years, shaping popular culture, business and public policy.
Psychoanalytic ideas present an important framework for understanding the rise of the culture of narcissism in work, management and organisational settings. Narcissism, is applied to individuals who are incapable of empathy, unable to relate to and totally unaware of other people’s needs, or even their existence. Under growing uncertainty and the ruthless striving for innovation that characterises late capitalism, it is increasingly observed in business leadership. In 2000 Michael Maccoby argued narcissists are good news for companies, because they have passion and dare to break new ground.

But even productive narcissists are often dangerous as they are divorced from the consequences of their judgements and actions, whenever these do not affect them directly. They will strive at any cost to avoid painful realisations of failure that could tarnish their own image and will only listen to information they seek to hear, failing to learn from others. Popular portrayals of corporate figures as ‘psychopaths’ who unscrupulously and skilfully manoeuvre their way to the highest rungs of the social ladder are presented as fundamentally different from the rest of humanity. However, this is a misconception obscuring the pervasiveness of narcissism and mechanisms that enable it.

Susan Long has persuasively argued that whole societies may be caught in a state of pathological perversion whenever instrumentality overrides relationality – that is, whenever narcissism becomes dominant, other people (or the whole groups of other people) are seen not as others, like oneself, but as objects to be used. For instance, when markets are seen as anonymous ‘virtual’ structures, employees may be seen and treated as exploitable commodities. Such behaviours are pathologically perverse in that people disavow their knowledge of the situations they create through narcissistic processes.

Public policies have been subject to these pathological perversions. Separating risk from responsibility in the financial sector was not merely about creating perverse incentives enabling people to engage in greed through financial bubbles that were bound to burst, but about disengaging policy makers from the all too predictable consequences of such policies.

Another example is the dramatic shift in public policy that has occurred in Europe where instead of ensuring liveable wages, access to affordable health care, public education and a clean environment, there is an increasing preoccupation with how to unleash the alleged desire of citizens to enact their preferences of how public services should be provided. The justification is that citizens want to choose between different providers to ensure that they get the best quality. However, at least in health care services, this is not borne out by the evidence. In reality, the logic of consumerist choice valorises individualism and narcissistic self-gratification by undermining the institutions created to promote public interest. The re-modelling of the public organisations as ‘efficient’ (read flexible and dispensable) business units, the widespread privatisation of the Commons and the diminution of the value of the public good are just a few of the means by which this have been achieved.
We see the effects of these changes in the NHS: imposing a market ethos on health care staff, and a focus on indicators and targets, has led to the distortion of care. Studies have shown the long term reality of the suffering, dependence and vulnerability of mentally ill patients is disavowed, and the complexities of managing those in psychological distress are systematically evaded. It is replaced by work intensification and demands on the overworked front line staff to show more compassion. Equally, the needs of patients for relational aspects of care are ignored as they do not fit with the conveyer-belt model of services provided in 10-minute slots by GPs in England.

The institutionalisation and systemic sanctioning of such practices involving instrumentality, disregard for sociality and relational ties, and pathological splitting from one’s own actions – all originating in individual narcissistic processes – constitute a state of pathological perversion on a societal level. The increasing narcissism among management and political elites is also enabled by the public at large, who may be projecting on to them their own desire for power while splitting off ambivalent feelings emerging from this desire. The progressive marketisation of public services illustrates both the insensitivity of policy makers to the impact of their policies on those who are less able to benefit from them (i.e. the less affluent and less-well educated citizens) but also in appealing to the narcissism of voters. Thus the issue of how much choice is possible and what are the inevitable trade-offs involved (between choice and equity or quality and efficiency in public health systems) is sidestepped by politicians and their constituencies.

A narcissistic denial of reality deflects the citizens’ attention from a much needed social critique. Understanding how narcissism underpins policy making, and how it becomes increasingly prevalent in socially destructive ways of managing employees and manipulating the public, is therefore a necessary first step towards re-engaging with the political process.”

(Here is a link to the original article >>> Narcissistic elites are undermining the institutions created to promote public interest


  1. What proportion of the adult (voting) population are considered to be affected by narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), not 48% surely?!

    "From the 48%" but somewhat confused, is there something more subtle going on there?

  2. Remoaners/Remainiacs may or may not be narcissists, but one of them has come up with an outlandish theory. Prominent remainer Professor A.C.Grayling appears to suggest the Government’s plan to send a frigate, HMS Sutherland, through the disputed South China Sea is in expectation that it will be sunk by the Chinese, thus drawing attention away from Brexit. On twitter Professor Grayling states: “. . . smacks of an effort to distract from home news. A sunk frigate would eclipse EU talks nicely.”
    Desperate or delusional?

  3. Bearing in mind how these remainers seem to be in the La La Land inhabited by Tony Blair, Robin, you may be interested to know, if you don't already, that this is exactly the condition under which Tony has been diagnosed as suffering. The fact that he is still to express his opinions just shows that the establishment is composed of such has he, ie.narcissists/sociopaths.

    To another point, I think that most of the natives of England were stunned by the 43 year sentence doled out to Darren Osborne for his "terror" attack on the gent outside the East London mosque. There is still a doubt as to whether the gent died of natural causes. All the witnesses may have been a trifle biased and Katie Hopkins - more anon - tells us that the local imams there decide who becomes a copper to police them.

    I checked out the rather un-English sounding name of the judge in the case and discover she is an Asian lady called Parmjit Cheema of Indian "heritage". So an Asian is the judge in the case of the death of an Asian at the hands, allegedly, of a Welsh native.
    Are we sure that the judge was not influenced by the institutional racism?

    It is now becoming obvious to all that the West is now totally dominated by the Marxist one world revolution and that it is almost complete.
    This revolution seems to involve the White Holocaust as one of its primary aims. The interesting thing is that it is being backed and furthered by such as George Soros, including the "refugees" pouring into Europe. Putin has already explained who were the bulk of the revolutionaries in 1917 - they were not Russians. And the money to bring about the revolution flowed from the East Coast of America. The aim was probably to turn the whole world communist. After the War, the oligarchic backed Marxist revolution continued but in a slightly different form and now Europe is almost powerless to counteract it. Anybody who opposes the "narrative" will be banged up for hate speech or worse.

    If you watch RT then you will know that the Kremlin, if it is meddling, is doing so to reverse the fate that imprisoned Russia for almost 70 years and support nationalists.

    And now back to Katie Hopkins who, a tough woman like Marine Le Pen, has launched a call to arms to fight the Marxist narrative. I have been sent a speech she gave in America. She begins saying that as a white woman, married to a white man with three children she is an endangered species. Most whites have begun to realise what one of the aims of the One World revolution is. Her articles on what has happened to Britain have caused her to be questioned by the police for hate speech and anti-muslim sentiment and social services have threatened to take her children away for her views, even thought she tells the truth. How Soviet block is that? In a recent Islamic terror trial it came out that the defendants were planning to kidnap and decapitate her, ISIS style. She has been nearly killed in the Calais jungle finding out how our lorry drivers fare as the mafia run the people smuggling business and bribe the French flics to turn a blind eye and an Arab woman dressed her daughter as a boy to stop here being snatched and trafficked.

    And she has been with the Swedish fire service who have to barracade their fire stations as Afghans, Eritreans and others fight one another and run amok. The firefighter said that eventually native Swedes will have to build enclosures to live in to survive against attack like the Boer farmers of South Africa.

    England is collapsing, Europe is collapsing and North America is collapsing and we all know this. This is not the one world dream it is the one world hell for Caucasians. Hopkins praises Poland, Austria, some in Germany and she could have added Hungary for resisting the "narrative". As Francis has said, mass bloodshed is just a hair's breadth away.

  4. Thank you Robin for bringing this subject matter up.Initially,I started out with the intention of focusing my attention exclusively on NPD.However,as I began to research the subject I soon realised that psychology and the application of it, played a huge role on both sides of the political/ideological divide.
    Before commenting on this particular article,I will instead provide a second comment to do that.For now,I will provide what I believe is a necessary,albeit limited historical context, concerning both early to recent psychological publications that should serve as relevant terms of reference when trying to make political/ideological sense of the NPD phenomena.
    It is generally accepted that the foundation publications behind most of the Left-Liberal-Progressive thoughts and actions since 1950-1971 respectively,were as follows -
    1) The Authoritarian Personality (1950)
    by-Theodore W.Adorne,with contributions from other members of the Frankfurt School.
    2)Rules for Radicals-by-Saul Alinsky. (1971)
    Both publications concern themselves with marking out all Nationalists-Conservatives as fascists.Both these publications and the fact they have been applied literally at the Institutional Level,to include,Gov't,Civil Service,the SECURITY SERVICES,Police,Schools and crucially at the Community level.Needless to say,for we all know it The ruthless implementation of these psychological applications by the Left and their collaborators has been nothing less than catastrophic on the once Nation State,Traditions, Culture,Family Life and Christianity.

    continued in next comment---------

  5. ---continued from first comment!
    Most shameful for us Conservatives/Nationalists is the fact that these two destructive Marxist publications and their contemporaries,have not been challenged in any highly successful way,until relatively recent that is.
    Two recent publications by conservative authors,albeit late in the day,have,along with some smaller Nationalist Publications managed to take on and humiliate the Globalist Marxist Monster.The two publications are as follows:----
    1) The Liberal Mind:The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.-by Jr M.D.Lyle H.Rossiter.
    2)The Big Lie-Exposing the Fascist Roots of the American Left-By--Dinesh D'Souza.
    A cursory study of the main abstracts of both books should provide just enough insight,sufficient to realise the incredible,shocking extent of the NPD phenomena upon Nationalism and the Trans-National (WHITE) European Race and its Geo-National Locations across the whole Western Hemisphere.
    Continues in the final concluding comment that covers the subject of-Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

  6. Continuing from comments one and two that provide a very basic historical context.
    Dr Craig Malkin author of'Rethinking Narcissism'makes it very clear on YouTube,that we all have narcissistic tendencies,with most people meeting to the Healthy definition.The problem people sit at the opposite ends of the NPD spectrum,as either extreme narcissists or as Echoist responders.
    Extreme NPDs,many in positions of influence or power exist'paradoxically'at either end of the NPD-"Victimhood" spectrum,either as the victim "The Oppressed" OR the victimiser "The Oppressor".At the core of their pathology is the,very important to know :--
    EE-as-the 'Exploitation Entitlement Syndrome'.This EE is based on the NPDs sense that the world (certain people-whites)have wronged them and those people have got to pay for their past/present ongoing wrongdoings.As a result the NPDs feel that they are fully entitled to manipulate by any means to obtain pay back "Justice" for the torts committed against them.
    It does not take much in the way of imagination to identify the individuals or groups that were/are situated as extreme NPDs within the previous/current Globalist-Marxist-Liberal Cartel Democracies and their Diverse Community 'necessary'counter parts.
    The shocking truth is,that these supposed to be opposites are in fact working in tandem, doing the diversity dance, to the detriment of the White Ethno- Nationalists in the middle,being slowly crushed by this Workshop like NPD Bench Vice.
    The NPD Diversity Conspiracy/Collaboration must be challenged from this point on. The latest evidence shows that we are,as Nationalists the real victims in all this.Totally unacceptable is the knowledge that we are being destroyed by a population of mentally ill-deranged NPD Psychopaths.Enough is enough! Says Bill from Harold Hill.

  7. NPD is a serious problem today and will be for some time. Its not only remainiacs who are narcissistic, but many lefties, wet tories, ethnic minority pressure group leaders plus many blacks and muslims. Consumerism and the victimhood culture fully develop this NPD in many people.


  8. A purely coincidental article written by the highly regarded Jewish intellectual Gilad Atzmon resonates/concurs with the subject matter presented by your self Robin and the third of thee comments,authored by myself-as Bill from Harold Hill.
    What could arguably be classed as an "endorsement" of sorts,albeit a coincidental publication,can be found on the authors own website,as follows:-

    Article title:-'The Final Stage of Chosen Narcissism'
    Author-Gilad Atzmon