Tuesday, March 02, 2010
The impact of narcissistic neurosis
I loved the line and had to use it, from an op-ed entitled the The Narcissus Society in the New York Times, where the author attempts to suggest that his recent experience as a juror with 11 other citizens showcases our need to socialize the healthcare system. What I love more than anything is that in an attempt to pat himself on the back for having debated, learned the nervous ticks of his co-jurors, and come to some collaborative conclusions as a group ... that the lesson is Americans should let Democrats shove Obamacare down our throats.
What of the debate? What of the fact that most Americans are happy with their healthcare and would prefer less government interference which tends to drive up costs? What of the need to find working solutions to lawsuit reform and interstate competition? Lets act like those 12 jurors and debate, cajole, badger, speak freely ... and only then collaborate on a solution. Remember 12 Angry Men, they didn't agree at first.
No the author makes fun of narcissists in society, while perfectly framing the definition. Thank you Mr. Cohen you are hereby nominated for chairman of your society.