Date: 2017-04-15 06:30 pm (UTC)
mecurtin: Doctor Science (Default)
From: [personal profile] mecurtin
I've been thinking about this too, and about how very different the current Resistance is from the many revolutions/resistance movements I've read in stories.

I wonder how much of our preference for charismatic narcissist leaders is cultural conditioning. Think how many TV shows and movies with a "team" are centered around a charismatic leader, not a humble one. Even when the leader isn't narcissistic, the plot often is centered enough around him (and it's always him) that it becomes a narcissistic fantasy.

My impression (which may be biased) is that this cultural pattern has if anything gotten *worse* in recent decades. I think it has a lot to do with the prevalence of narcissists among the Hollywood greenlight boys: they *love* narcissistic fantasies. But it's also laziness, because a charismatic narcissist is easier to write than a good, humble leader.
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