Geller’s pathological narcissism
(Note: a reader has said to me, with reference to technical details I don’t understand, that Geller did not create the superimposed image of herself next to that of Mark Steyn, but that the image was generated automatically by YouTube. However, even if this were true, the fact would remain that Geller chose to post the YouTube with that particular image on it. Further, how would YouTube create a combined image of Geller and Steyn to begin with? If anyone has further information which can help clarify the issue, please let me know.)
At her website, Atlas Shrugs, Pamela Geller links a radio program in which Roy Green interviews Mark Steyn about the cancellation of his speaking appearance in London. Look at the initial image in the video box, in which Geller has added her own image alongside that of Steyn. Note that Geller is not in the interview, and that Geller has nothing to do with the interview; she is merely linking the interview at her site. Yet such is her egotism that she could not refrain from superimposing her picture onto the picture of Steyn, as though she were trying to identify/equalize/merge herself with him, making it seem that the interview is as much about her as it is about him.
As I’ve remarked before, if Geller did a blog entry about the signing of the Declaration of Independence, she would PhotoShop herself into it, standing alongside Thomas Jefferson.
Is there anyone in Geller’s circle, anyone she trusts and will listen to, who will point out to her how inappropriate her narcissistic behavior is, how vulgar and cheapening to the anti-jihad cause?
The problem with my idea, of course, is that Geller’s circle effectively consists of just two people—herself and Robert Spencer, whose narcissism is as all-consuming and unconscious as her own.
By the way, various people in the anti-jihad movement privately share the same concerns about Spencer and Geller, but I am the only one who states them openly and thus incurs the wrath of the Geller/Spencer faction. I should be called Dirty Larry—meaning, like Dirty Harry, I do the dirty jobs that no one else will do.
Speaking of which, who knows—maybe Fjordman will once again call me “immoral” for criticizing Spencer and Geller. (
A reader writes:
“I should be called Dirty Larry”LA replies:
Ha ha. Thanks a lot. But who will be there for me when I’m getting shafted? :-)Reader replies:
Can you be more shafted than you are already?LA replies:
Oh thanks a lot, you are a great comforter.Karl D. writes:
In reply to the reader who states that Geller did not create the image of herself combined with Steyn’s, here’s why, whatever the technical details, my statement about Geller’s narcissism holds up.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 01, 2010 02:36 PM | Send