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July 4, 2019 This book is action oriented. You'll be expected to do more than just read it.
Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2019
I’m a soccer referee by trade and I think that this gives me a unique point of view from which to analyze Bill Eddy’s, Why We Elect Narcissists And Sociopaths. The referee in a match is far too often the one who is most trying to apply the Enlightenment’s ideas embraced by Mr. Eddy that our Declaration of Independence is based on. Far too often the partisans reject the application of logic to a decision when their emotions wish to rule the day. Yes! Mr. Eddy’s goal is to inject logic into a political system that has been torn asunder by the machinations of narcissistic politicians (Wanna Be Kings) who play the game of politics following the Machiavellian play book of win at any cost.
On this 243rd anniversary of the signing I woke up feeling distressed. The POTUS apparently congratulated a U. S. Navy Seal on his acquittal of murder charges that he bragged about committing. This is the same person who took out full page ads to execute the “Central Park Five” in 1989. Mr. Eddy warns us to not diagnose folks, but when I hear of the treatment of refugees in our beloved country, I feel distressed.
Mr. Eddy’s historical analysis is excellent. He connects the dots from Huey Long to Nixon to the present occupant. I’ve visited fascist countries and recent trends are not exactly encouraging, but Mr. Eddy’s approach makes a lot of sense to me. Especially here in the U. S. we need to show much greater respect to each others’ views and perspectives. We must avoid being split from our natural allies; we must reject claims of crises that shift our focus from logical to emotionally based actions. And we must not believe in heroes and villains. That’s not to say that folks in other countries should not follow these principles.
The most difficult part is to combat inertia. We have to reach out to the “dropouts” to the 40% of eligible voters who are turned off for one reason or another. So pick up this book and see if you can find some common ground with the majority who would like to have leaders who make us proud.