“Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a Cluster B personality disorder in which a person is excessively preoccupied with personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity, mentally unable to see the destructive damage they are causing to themselves and to others in the process. It is estimated that this condition affects one percent of the population. First formulated in 1968, NPD was historically called megalomania, and is a form of severe egocentrism.”
from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder
Haron Monis was a personality disordered person, exhibiting narcissistic personality disorder with associated pathological self righteousness, violent misogyny, and delusions of grandeur who was likely also fueled by some level of PTSD. When charged with sexual assault in March this year, he had set himself up as an expert in “astrology, numerology, meditation and black magic” services, which seems completely at odds with his vision of himself as a devout muslim of any kind whatsoever. My view is that like anyone with significant personality disorders underpinning their deranged behaviour, he was a mentally ill person. We can hate and demonise Haron Monis as much as we might any psychopath, any severely personality disordered human being in the wake of the damage done. But until we face that we are overlooking many many many personality disordered people as those with mental illness, we will not deal appropriately with those who are born, or become this way before they do these deeds.
TO: Barry Spur
FROM: (CLOSE FRIEND)
Goodness, what different times.
Today, (A COLLEAGUE) told me of a problem at (A COMPANY). Some harlot (A WOMAN) went back to a room party when her key would not work and waiting, went to sleep on the bed. Another (PERSON AT THAT COMPANY) put his penis in her mouth, as you do, and she called the police.
I told (MY COLLEAGUE) she was a worthless slut who will now cause this poor chap, who certainly did not adhere to Debretts, years of imprisonment with big black chaps because she is a worthless slut who should not have been there. In Dubai, she would be locked up as well. The muzzies are not all wrong about this.”
Professor Spurr replied to the email the following day.
Reeling from that story. Ye Gods. I think she needs a lot put in her mouth, permanently, and then stitched up.
When I was born, my parents lived in a rented house at 7 Rowell Ave in Camberwell. They moved when I was a week old, first to Thornbury, then to Regent, and then in the summer of January 1972, when I was 8 years old, my family moved from the small rented house into a big two story house at 664 Bell St Preston. By mid 1972 they had put in a built-in swimming pool, well supplied bar, snooker table, chandeliers, mirror walls, and filled with antiques and racks of guns displayed openly on the walls. There was a revolver in the drawer of the front dresser just inside the front door. Read the rest of this entry »