Cirque du Soleil cancels all shows in North Carolina
SMH…*sigh* And I really wanted to go see this. This must come to a stop. This in insane y’all. Economic boycotting reveals one thing: narcissism.
It’s an effort seeking to impose a change in what someone, or a group of people, do not believe in. In turn, if these people do not get what *they* want, they will refrain themselves from the rest of those who oppose them – and affect those who are with them – (instead of working things out to come to a compromise).
I lived with this kind of “relationship” with my family of origin for 20+ years.
If it didn’t suit my family of origin, they pulled their love from me. It’s the same tactic with economic boycotting. When a state, company, small business owner, etc. doesn’t do as the company or a person desires, they pull their *support* (money) from them.
This is the same behavior as discrimination, only on the other side of the same coin!
The more this year presses on, the more I am seeing narcissism being revealed over and over and over again. Many firmly believe narcissism is just all about selfies, but friends…it goes much deeper down the rabbit hole than that.
Narcissism a spectrum behavior.
We all – all humanity – have elements of these behaviors; only some enable the behavior over and over again by not facing themselves, their decisions, their feelings (particularly the bad).
Instead, these people shove it onto someone else – for someone else is always to blame in a narcissist’s perspective. In these peoples’ eyes, they’re “never wrong” and “always right.”
Narcissists do not take responsibility for their own feelings, actions and behavior. Ever.
It’s always someone else’s fault in their eyes. And with the push with the LGBT movement lately, and now corporate companies falling in line with the boycotting, narcissism is being exposed beyond measure (yet it’s constantly being overlooked; for hardly anyone wants to call the kettle for what it is. It’s time to call the kettle black, y’all. We are all a mix of kettles and pots…so we are all black. But a narcissist will seek to convince everyone they are white when they are so black themselves).
It’s time to end this madness. It really is. *sigh*
- I am a Christian woman.
- I am a mother of a son whom I protect with faithful fervor.
- I am a woman in recovery from emotional/narcissistic abuse and emotional neglect from her family of origin.
- I am for safety for *everyone* – not just *one* select group of people. This includes straight women, straight men, boys, girls – as well as all LGBT people.
It unnerves me that groups of people seek to “define“ who I am in their eyes to suit their own agendas. Some, yes, may have the agenda of hate and discrimination within them concerning the legislation the state of NC passed blocking the bathroom ordinance my own city passed (and mind you, they did so without even allowing the people of the city – people like myself and my husband – to vote on it). However, just because one person – or a select handful of people – hold within them this contempt, doesn’t mean everyone in this state does.
I know discrimination, friends. I have been a victim since I was a kid.
Beat up and vehemently slandered when I was 11 years old for a whole school year by a “friend” at one point because she found out I was Jewish, I know religious discrimination.
Now being a Christian, and have been for 12 years, I am now being lumped together with those who take Christianity and contort and twist it to their own agendas (again, in narcissistic ways – narcissism is no respecter of person’s here) and labeled “just as bad as them” because I am affiliated with the same religion.
Friends, discrimination – just like boycotting – is bias.
Plain and simple…it’s narcissistic.
Discrimination seeks to project blame onto a group of people based on their race, gender, religion, disability, or any other number of things that either are out of their control (or have been within their control, but chose a different path for their lives).
Boycotting does the same projection of blame, based upon what *they believe is wrong in their eyes* in effort to make change happen how they want to see it happen.
Again, I know discrimination. I have been exposed to it the majority of my life.
Therefore, I know what it’s like to be a victim; but I also know what it’s like to live victoriously.
I know what it’s like to live free from victim mentality and blaming everyone else for my problems, taking responsibility for myself, and seeking to make sure I live my life better than it was given to me.
In turn, I seek to encourage others to live victoriously.
Victim mentality that isn’t healed leads to narcissism, and in turn discriminates or boycotts.
Fire cannot be fought with fire. Being a former firefighter, I know this from experience. And all economic boycotting (as a response to their perspective of discrimination here) is doing, is seeking to fight fire with fire. This mindset is competition, not connection.
It’s, again, time to call the kettle for what it is – just like all the pots (because we’re all guilty of something in our lives). We’re all black, but we all have responsibility to embrace all that we feel, see and believe – and even embrace what has been done to us, as well as what we have done to others – and learn how to become better; not bitter.
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