Long time readers will be aware that I have regularly maintained that the Western crisis can ultimately be traced back to Platonic roots, as mediated to the West through the Augustinian tradition of Christian philosophy. The Platonic roots lie in the conundrum of the One and the Many—insoluble and dissolvently skeptical in its implications on Platonic grounds. The Augustinian tradition attempted to salvage human contact with reality with a theological patch—the idea of “divine illumination” of the mind on the occasion of contact with the real world. But a theological patch to a philosophical problem is ultimately unworkable (see MiH references
Thanks Mark - excellent.
Tom Luongo talked a fair bit about narcissists earlier this year. One of his points was that “Narcissists never back down. They double down”. I find this to be an important insight in dealing with them. There is no reasoning with them and grace-giving must be done with great care.
There is a wise writer over at The Burning Platform who calls himself Hardscrabble Farmer. He sees where this is heading and has gone there willingly.
Can narcissists be reprogrammed or once a person becomes a narcissist is that it for the rest of their lives? Can God save them?
And connect this with the increased “fortifying” of elections to get the right results in the US.
And the more people get frustrated with our idiot corrupt government, the more the election process gets fortified/ screws tightened, which enraged people even more. As they lose more and more trust in our election system.
Rasmussen polls just commented election fraud is making election polling unreliable.
Todays treehouse polls on uniparty election fraud to get rid of Trump is timely.
Can this be summarized as ‘It is not politics. It is psychiatry?’
Amazingly accurate and sadly 100% applicable to my children, who were destroyed by public school and a private university. And, I must assume a share of the responsibility, though in contrast with my own parents I tried to convey values by the example of my life. That was a failure and multiple narcissists resulted.