My naming of the fictitious State of ‘Narcisstate’ for the book came about as I observed very similar, often precisely the same behaviours demonstrated by Imperialist-mindset government as those I’ve witnessed in typical narcissistic abusive partners…
Unrivalled experts in Machiavellian smiles, misdirection agendas and projection of own insecurities. All whilst convincing the abuse-targets, that their interests are housed in the abusers.
They claim moral and ethical superiority whilst instilling psychological inferiority in others.
They’re pathological hypocritical liars; with invented pasts, that omits their own failings and indiscretions whilst amplifying those of others.
They embellish their own ‘achievements’, often claiming credit for the successes and labours of others, whilst denying and denigrating the opinions of those same ‘others’ that they also encourage the ‘othering‘ of.
They are psychopathically self-entitled beyond obsession for possessions of others; and reserve the right to humiliate, denigrate and steal their dignity – without reply.
They gaslight starve, stymy and shame to choke off others psychological and physiological self-esteem needs.
Through this journey of ‘Gaslighting Gilligan’ I’ve learned that fascism is by group-extension housed in narcissism.
But whereas narcissism is individually innate, fascism is ‘Its’ fabricated ‘Big Brother’; it’s characteristic-cousin, amplified by deliberate media-manipulation.
Because fascism is not organic. It’s not an accident of fate. It’s an applied ‘narcissistic neuroscience’ driven by ‘democratic’ State policies and legislators working hand-in-glove with trusted, TV prestige presenters through body and verbal language; mixed with words and intonation (and interruption).
All to produce powerful fabricated ‘feelings’ to invoke a predetermined mass ‘hive-mind’ behavioural response, through the collective ‘emotionalised-empowerment’ of the masses.
When questioned or challenged; they will claim victimhood as first and last resort, often becoming enraged as a result of their own actions.
In doing so, they project permission for their enablers – the masses – to follow suit, bathed in victimhood and hell-bent on vengeance for the very beast they created in the first place.
However victimhood is drug to them; this compels the individual narcissist/fascist State to take unnecessary risks that may well get them caught.
But they do so regardless knowing they’ll succeed in either getting their insatiable superior-need ‘fix’ via their principal agenda or if outed and exposed, through a victimhood tantrum or by stage-acted self-pity in order to put the real victims on the back foot, compelling them to forgive and to most definitely forget.
They are quick to anger when their sense of entitlement and inconsistent versions of events are questioned.
They’re even quicker to anger when their current behaviours, reflected in their past behaviours are called out; yet expects others to ‘move on’, ‘get over it’, ‘stop dragging up the past’.
They diminish their own behaviours and the effects whilst belittling and diminishing the consequence-effects on others.
Any persistent, counter-critical logical thinkers and questioners will invariably send them into apoplectic rage.
But for an individual narcissists/fascist State to thrive, they require enablers who are acquiescent accomplice appeasers.
Appeasers are a combination of followers who do so through a combination of social-compliance and/or superior-mindset conditioning.
Those who recognise the hypocrisy-inconsistencies of the individual narcissist/fascist State to the detriment of others – especially children – but avoid confronting or even defend them, either to avoid being at singled-out risk to the ‘rage’ or simply to maintain their conditioned belief-system, do so themselves as hypocrites.