Warning: Be Careful To Whom and What You Give Power To
Power is not only abused but can simply be wasted on what we as a collective have conjured as concepts that are not fundamental and endearing to our psyche; it is too, often enough destructive and divisive to our interdependent well-being. Power is also oftentimes incredulously unutilized for our universal benefit and wider cause. I struggle with to whom and to what has been conferred unrequited power that is not magnanimously reciprocated or reciprocal.
There is this inconspicuous pattern of rewarding and rationalizing narcisssim as this sexy and worthwhile personality trait and it comes from a less than conscientious narcissistic supply. This unconscientious set essentially enables authoritarianism and its figures to flourish. And with that comes a rhetoric that only seeks to impose explicit biases that serves to disadvantage, subjugate, marginalize, segregate and make impotent in particular the out group while seizing unwarranted privileges and advantages at their very expense by way of consumerism, ballot, or likes.
For instance it is not healthy to consume the extremes that narcisssim emanates or imbues from what former President Trump or the celebrity Kanye West for example is serving. Once consumed, not only is it hard to digest, it becomes toxic and the resulting excrement directly affects our homeostatic sociocultural environment. And neither is it healthy to consume the narcissistic and problematic extremes of woke and cancel culture inveighing on those who are are equally proud to be unabashedly human in their rightful and respectful expressions of freedom and equity sought and entitled.
The paradoxical calling out concept has easily become an exclusionary practice that ends up canceling out the intended cause. In these instances the oppressed becomes the oppressor as is evident in the Dave Chapelle debacle over his art as a comedic theorist and egalitarian. Further contemplation of this matter would suggest that Dave Chapelle was absurdly granted unsolicited power to disenfranchise others through comedy. I don’t think we should consider any of this at all appetizing or prudent to just give out unwieldy power to simply consume and not thinking for a moment what it is we are consuming. It is not good for us and we should avoid these recipes for disaster.
Be mindful, be careful.