15 / February
15 / February
The Bonfire of the Vanity

Christopher Dorner penned a manifesto, imagined that celebrities desired his affirmation, used the word "I" way too much, believed his reputation outweighed the lives of others, and held grudges against his high school vice principal all these years later. Before he became a murderer, Dorner became a narcissist. Read my article @ the American Spectator on how one that seeks to go out in a blaze of vainglory usually gets his wish.

posted at 09:15 AM

Not at all ironic that he admired and sought the approval of many famous lefties in Hollywood and the media.

Might he be considered a "left wing" nut!?

Not as far as the media goes. Nothing to see here.

Posted by: asdf on February 15, 2013 10:48 AM

"A deficit of self-awareness curses those with an excess of self-esteem. People who stare in the mirror look long but never deep."

I like your work, Dan, but I feel like you slip into fortune cookie-speak a little too often. I don't disagree with any of it, but I feel like the style wears thin pretty fast. Just my (a non-writer who doesn't have a clue) attempt at helpful criticism. If it's unhelpful, then I'm sorry.

hmm...Am I a narcissist for even thinking that I would have something helpful to say about this?

Posted by: Homer J. Fong on February 15, 2013 11:39 AM

I don't know about that. Would you say that de Tocqueville or Franklin spoke in "fortune cookie"?

Posted by: asdf on February 15, 2013 12:23 PM

You may be right, Homer. The short pieces demand efficiency, and the "fortune cookie" comments are just my way of trying to say a lot with a little. My forthcoming book will have less of that aphoristic style, so if fortune cookies aren't to your liking you may like the book.

Posted by: Dan Flynn on February 15, 2013 01:11 PM

A simple man is complex and a complex man is a fool.

Posted by: DirtBagJack on February 17, 2013 08:55 AM
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