A ridiculously high percentage of Obamacrats appear to suffer from attention-seeking personality disorders. And by “suffer from”, I really mean “make us suffer because of.”
The “victim” form underlies Rachel Dolezal’s antics, including the latest revelation that she sued Howard University in 2002 for discriminating against her because she’s white.
Her lawsuit claimed school officials blocked her appointment to a teaching assistant post, rejected her application for a post-graduate instructorship, denied her scholarship aid while she was a student, and removed some of her artworks from a February 2001 student exhibition because the mostly black Howard University was “permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult” for her whiteness.
Shorter Rachel: “I didn’t get what I wannnnnt so you must be raaaaaaaaaaaaaaacists!”
The courts did not agree and, a few years later, Rachel transitioned herself into a “black” person making a lifetime career out of her “victimhood.”
An article in Psychology Today says, “Excessive attention seeking is not a character flaw. It is a brain wiring response to early developmental trauma caused by neglect.”
Oh. So it’s her mommy and daddy’s fault she’s a serial liar?
Pbblt. I’m sorry, but that just doesn’t fly with me.
Obviously, childhood helps shape a person’s character, but from the age of reason on up, a person’s own choices are what matter most.
My daughter once repeated that self-esteem mantra her generation was steeped in. “Just because he did bad things doesn’t mean he’s a bad person.”
I told her, “That’s only true until you’re seven. After that, you’re capable of knowing right from wrong and the things you do begin to shape the person you are. So, if you consistently do bad things, knowing they are bad and not caring how they hurt people, then you become a bad person.“
Sure, a childhood marked by neglect can leave a person feeling excessively needy. But so too can a perfect childhood leave a person feeling excessively privileged. Either of these conditions could lay the framework for a sinful life of attention-seeking. But they could also lay the framework for a holy and generous life.
- A person who knows how awful it is to feel unloved can become a person who either demands constant approval from everyone OR is deeply empathetic to those who feel the same way.
- A person who knows how wonderful it is to feel loved and nurtured can become a person who either demands that every desire be fulfilled OR is committed to providing the same love and nurture to others.
The real problem with Rachel and the other disordered Obamacrats ruining our nation is not a mental disorder, but a spiritual one.
God calls it sin.
And He sent His only Son to fix it.
All we have to do is ask.