The U.S. Marine Corps has long been a source of pride of most patriotic Americans. Its members have a long history of service to this great nation. So it was with a great bit of consternation when I read that our president had dispatched our highly trained Marine aviators to fly to the White House and pick up the royal dog, Bo. They were to pick him up in a multimillion-dollar hybrid aircraft known as the Osprey and bring him to the royal family's $7.6 million mansion, where they were vacationing in Martha's Vineyard.
Given the current state of affairs this nation is currently in, I found this to be a little over the top or just in your face America. The president must feel that he and his family deserve special treatment regardless of cost to the American taxpayers. This type of behavior is indicative of something known as narcissistic personality disorder.
Because of space limitations I can only list some the points of comparison:
* They have a right for special treatment.
* They may seem arrogant.
* They need to be admired all the time.
* They respond to criticism with anger.
* They believe that only other "special" people really understand their uniqueness.
* If others have to be taken advantage of to achieve goals, that's OK.
Think about the phony scandals, as the president calls them, e.g. Fast & Furious, IRS, Benghazi, and the NSA spying , and then tell me he is not suffering from NPD.
William D. Coulson