posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 07:35 AM
I know this guy who is an old rock and roller from the 60's and 70's. He played in some bands you may have heard of, and he certainly enjoyed
professional success. He also enjoyed his lifestyle, perhaps a bit too much. Today he is, if not a burnout, certainly permanently altered by the
drugs he has done.
The funny thing is that he is the most offensively right wing person I know. This guy, who lived the hippy lifestyle, dodged the draft, and partied
with the stars is a hard core Republican. At first I thought it was a pendulum thing, that being so lefty when younger led to him going the opposite
direction. But no, as I got to know him, I learned that he was always right wing.
What I finally realized is that he is fundamentally a narcissist. His right wing beliefs come from his "all for me, none for you" attitudes. He
sees no contradiction between the moraliity he seeks to impose on others and his own self-indulgence. He is, in essence, the total opposite of a team
player -- he is entirely a taker, not a giver.
Once I figured this guy out, I realized I know others like him, though none so extreme. Ted Nugent is the PERFECT example of the type. He wants the
right to do any damned thing he wants, any time he wants, but he wants you to conform to his vision of what you should be, which is really just
another form of his selfishness. A person like this is either a psychopath or a sociopath, and for the Republicans to align themselves with him in
any way is embarrassing and very telling.