2 Timothy 4:2-4
“ For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths”.
Fables were written to tickle our ears and convey a story of human personality traits by the words and actions of fictional characters brought to life through Bible verses and Aesop fabulist.
Philippians’ 2:3 “do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind one another as more important than yourselves”.
Luke 6:30, “treat others the same way you want them to treat you”, 22:26 “the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest and the leader like the servant”.
Have we become a village, a nation, a global society trapped in a psychological stew of myths, fables, and fairytales to tickle our ears, to avoid the truth of mediocracy of life’s existence?
The Apostolicism chose the word of God to convey a belief of hope for eternal salvation through bible passages that rendered logic and reason for his flock.
Greek fabulist stories and Westernization of the human culture with twenty-first century digital devices has enabled childhood fantasy escape for every man, women, and adultescence, for the better or worse.
Are we stuck between two barrier walls: fantasy and reality?
Has a neuroses of thought distinguished what is fake verse real and distorted our rational mind with confusion, followed by paralyzes, not knowing which way to turn, and how to make an intelligent judgement call?
With the lack of sound judgement, could we be prey upon our personality disorders; Narcissism, Pathological Disorders, Stockholm and Authoritarian Syndromes?
Apparently, the Disney Corporation thinks so, feebly, raking in billions with a strata cluster of animated fables, from Cinderella to the Beauty and the Beast.
Well, this Halloween 2017, it seems we are victims of Stockholm syndrome by our Commander In Chief, the Donald! Initially, Trump created a feeling of hope for the fable loving Americans with the belief that the wall of reality separates the good from the bad, the real from the fake; a fantasy, a mythical childhood escape, continues all along.
The psychological appeal for an authoritarian bully, The Donald, has firmly established a populous of Stockholm victims, consisting of approximately 50% of the electorate.
This spawned Filomena was ripe for the picking and the Donald’s campaign shamelessly exploited the vulnerable in order to covet the Office of the Presidency!
Trumps symptoms are paramount to Beauty and the Beast story: Gaston with his self-center, narcissistic grandeur coupled with the taming the Beast’s authoritarian bully often something lacking; not good enough or doesn’t size up to daddy’s persona, an emptiness inside causing The Donald to lash out and hold his base captive with an endless flow of propaganda rhetoric!
Or does he have the Pinocchio syndrome, a classic “childhoods conduct disorder” an anti-social personality disorder?
Or is he a pathological liar and can’t help himself by diverting this impulsive behavior?
As Luke cited, Jesus’s words in the Holy Bible, “treat others the same way you want them to treat you”!
For those sensible fable lovers and love of the written word, keep tickling your ears!