Monday, March 02, 2009

Curing my dysfunctional co-dependence on my country

Co-dependency - a relationship in which one person is psychologically dependent in an unhealthy way on someone or something -- such as the nation -- that is addicted to a drug or other self-destructive behaviors such as an uncontrollable lust for global domination, or untempered greed that sucks its citizen's wealth into the private coffers of a few (in offshore accounts like Swiss banks).


The following is a list of characteristics of my co-dependency with
my country (with the cracks in my co-dependence in parentheses):

1. My good feelings about who I am stem from seeking -- and recieving -- approval by you. (Only because it keeps me from being behind bars.)

2. Your struggles affect my serenity. (i.e., I've come to realize your greed and your war on terrorism abroad has created a far greater source of domestic terror -- the total collapse of the nation from within!)

3. My mental attention focuses on solving your problems or relieving your pain. (Well, mostly solving your problems, "Fuck your pain.")

4. My mental attention is focused on pleasing you.*

5. My mental attention is focused on protecting you.*

6. My self-esteem is bolstered by relieving your pain.*

7. My good feelings about who I am stem from being liked by you.*

8. My own hobbies and interests have been put aside. (Instead of creating wonderful pieces of art, spending more time outside in the yard with my dog, I blog to try to save you from your own self-destructiveness. Granted, with absolutely no success.)

9. My time is spent sharing your interests and hobbies (...with others who increasingly disapprove of them, too.)

10. My social circle diminishes as I involve myself with you. (Actually, the inverse of this is now true. That's because as you destroy the lives of more and more Americans, we are beginning to see ourselves in each other and less in you!)

11. The quality of my life is in relation to the quality of yours. (This last one is becoming the biggest fallacy of all for the more and more of my tax dollars you pour into saving the Wall Street, K Street, and the Capitol Hill bastards or mainstream media who created, permitted, or promoted my misery, the less and less I give a fuck what happens to you!)

* Nos. 4 - 7: These have become hilariously funny -- LMAO!


Border Explorer said...

I need a support group!

Dada said...

With apologies. I wrote this after reading of SoS Clinton's vow to send $300 million to Gaza to help it rebuild. How generous, considering we send $billions to Israelis to blow it up!

I wrote this after reading Madoff asking the court he be allowed to keep his $65 million NY penthouse. And why not, after ripping off $billions of (greedy-assed) investor's savings and retirements?

I wrote this after hearing George Stephanopoulos' guest on his ABC "This Week" show Sunday morning was Karl Rove, criticizing Obama's attempt to save the nation from total economic collapse. And why not, who better to ask than a war criminal, grand contributor to the nation's bankruptcy and fellow now standing in contempt of Congress?

I wrote this to remind myself why I no longer sweat bullets for some of the actions of this god-damned country.

(Funny, I wrote this comment to apologize, but I'm angrier then hell all over again...a sure sign my intentions aren't working?)

Fran said...

If the country were an elevator, we are *Going Down*.

It does feel like we are stuck in a vortex downward spiral, with it's own powerful inertia, spinning in a direction we can not stop or slow.

Reality check r Doom & Gloom? You decide.