They always tell us to follow the science while they never do. So, I was thinking about this follow the science thing and I wanted to apply that to the science of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s ego. Looking into his dead eyes made me think about the brain science that is behind his narcissism. It is a familiar dead eye look. We see this same deadness in the eyes of Bill de Blasio, Nancy Pelosi, Chris, and Andrew Cuomo. I wonder if there is a genetic trait in Italian Americans that brings this out in them? I know they are not the only ones who suffer from narcissism, but maybe through DNA, they might have a higher level of this factor in brain science?
I read that in psychoanalytic theory, that portion of the human personality that is experienced as the “self” or “I” and is in contact with the external world through perception is what ego is. Narcissism I learned is that excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one’s physical appearance. Think Fauci at the pool on the cover of that magazine. Think him live on TV with Andrew Cuomo musing out loud that Brad Pitt would play Fauci in a movie about his life.
In Psychology, it is the study of the mind and behavior. Things like selfishness, involving a sense of entitlement, a lack of empathy, and a need for admiration, as characterizing a personality type fits Fauci like a glove. “Following the science” and according to Wikipedia: Psychoanalysis is a set of theories and therapeutic techniques that deal in part with the unconscious mind, and which together form a method of treatment for mental disorders. Dr. Fauci‘s self-centeredness arising from failure to distinguish the self from external objects, either in very young babies or as a feature of mental disorder is in fact following the science.
I am just guessing it all of this, but it seems to fit. When told that he has lost all respect from half of this nation and that nobody was listening to him anymore, the good doctor seemed to care less. When asked would he step down so a person could come forth that people can trust, Dr. Fauci sat there in denial completely self-unaware. He was pressed and told that stepping down could result in more people getting that vaccine and saving lives, he just responded with his raging sense of entitlement. I am just trying to follow the science here.