Thursday, 10 September 2015

Satanic Guidelines

I was once told that the gist of the satanic religion was to take the seven deadly sins of Catholicism and turn them into virtues. Setting aside the truth of this for a moment I want to talk about OCD, ADD and narcissism.

Somewhere around 2004 I noticed selfish people. Mostly I had avoided them but we all go through phases of experimentation in our lives. It was about then that I saw OCD, (meaning Obsessive Compulsive Disorder from the DSM-4 medical book) being used both as an explanation and a substitute for, "Its a pet peeve of mine" and "I'm not going to apologise because I'm like that"; the latter of which boils down to, "I didn't ask to be born".

Now we have the song Sail, by AWOLNATION - which I really like, and then the last straw, (that lead to this entry) was the use of the term narcissism as a positive self description of a character in a television series, (The Blacklist.)

Have we really run out of superlatives? Do we have to abuse domain specific terms in this way? Well I (unironically) think its totally gay.

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