Narcissism and Victimhood
Dr. Helen considers a common thread between the Binghamton and Pittsburgh shootings -- narcissism.
...Freud explained narcissism as a failure to grow up. All infants are narcissists, he pointed out, but as we grow, we ought to learn that other people have lives independent of our own. It's not their job to please us, applaud for us or even notice us--let alone die because we're unhappy...
A generation ago, the social critic Christopher Lasch diagnosed narcissism as the signal disorder of contemporary American culture. The cult of celebrity, the marketing of instant gratification, skepticism toward moral codes and the politics of victimhood were signs of a society regressing toward the infant stage.
Read the whole thing, and consider what it means to have one's Dear Leader afflicted with the same malady.