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Feb 6 11 tweets 6 min read
My governor, @GovKathyHochul, touted a maskless NY school visit via Facebook. Then she restricted the post. The next day, the rules changed. Now, she requires 24-month olds to wear masks while she routinely appears maskless in a crowd. This is not leadership in any form.

Stacey Abrams is a popular politician. She visited a Georgia grade school without a mask. Rather than speak to concerns of hypocrisy, the school principal (a PhD) deleted her tweet, then deleted her 13-year old Twitter account.

Neither action is leadership by example.

Around the world, political leaders are having gatherings that violate their own lockdown rules and are putting on masks only for the brief moment that TV cameras are rolling:… - They travel freely, wine and dine like VIPs and bask in their celebrity.

This is not leadership; it is narcissistic abuse.

Blame-shifting is a tactic commonly used when a person in power loses control of a situation. He/she stokes guilt and division within the abused, and creates a co-dependency.…

A narcissist's greatest fear is to be abandoned.

He/she directs a majority of the abuse at the youngest and most vulnerable. This could not happen without the enabler, who is also a victim, but has some power. He or she does not exercise it.


I do not want to be a narcissistic enabler.

School-aged children are nearly five times more likely to die from the consequences of addiction and depression than from COVID-19. The situation is worsening.


A generation abused becomes a generation of abusers:

It's a vicious cycle that varies in intensity and acceleration:

Trauma -> Addiction -> Narcissistic Politics -> Dictatorship -> War -> Trauma -> Addiction -> etc.

By remembering the lies, manipulation and the abuse, an enabler can regain a sense of gravity and reality:

These things happened. Science didn't dictate the politics; the power-hungry dictated the "science."

When confronted with a reasonable person, a logical argument, or an indisputable fact, a narcissist (or more commonly, an enabler) employs the DEAD-man strategy: Ad-hominem attacks intended to distract, embarrass, anger or discredit.

Sadly, this tactic is often effective.

Yet, a seed planted by an imperfect gardener does not make its flower any less beautiful. And when an imperfect gardener shares washed seeds with others, they too can cultivate a more beautiful world.

This is my seed of truth:…


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More from @johndefeo

Feb 4
The percentage of a child's life lived during the pandemic:

Age 1 - 100%
Age 2 - 100%
Age 3 - 67%
Age 4 - 50%
Age 5 - 40%
Age 6 - 33%
Age 7 - 29%
Age 8 - 25%

Segregation, inequity, forced dress, anti-socialization and "us vs. them" thinking is being presented as "normal."

History may not repeat, but it echoes.

The 1918 pandemic claimed 50,000,000 lives.

The civil unrest that followed it claimed 75,000,000 more.

In between, there was 20 years of addiction, blame, resentment, dehumanization and self-righteous morality.

Major conflicts over the last 200 years have a commonality: They were heralded by a rise in the use of the word "enemy" within literature. Today, it happens on social media.


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Jan 18
A chronology of my COVID-19 bookmarks: It highlights the missed moments, the reversals, the inconsistencies, the false sense of control, and the gaslighting that we've endured over two years.

Note: Endorsement/refutation not implied by tweets in timeline.

July 2019 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants continued funding to EcoHealth Alliance, in partnership with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, to conduct "in vitro and in vivo infection experiments" of bat-origin CoVs:…

Dec. 2019 - Promotional video for the Wuhan CDC shows a technician without appropriate protective gear: -…

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