By Roger L. Simon
Forget Narcissus and his mirrored image, ethical Narcissismthe nearly schizophrenic divide among intentions and effects now pervading our cultureis the hot process for feeling reliable approximately your self. It now not concerns how whatever seems so long as your intentions have been solid, that you simply have been moral.” And, simply as importantly, the single determinant of these intentions, the single person who defines that morality, is you.
I recognize Best is going past Lasch to put naked how this ethical narcissism is in the back of all these scandals from Obamacare to the Veteran's management to the IRS, Benghazi, Bergdahl, Syria and past. every little thing the Obama management did and does was once approximately making them be ok with themselvesthe effects be damned.
And they've got as their allies these excellent ethical narcissists within the academy, media and Hollywood, ever keen to ratify these sturdy intentions and forget about those self same results.
But I be aware of Best isn't just in regards to the Left. ethical Narcissism impacts the appropriate besides, even if they don’t are aware of it. it's a actual epidemic that needs to be cured so as to shop our democratic republic and our futures.