by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
“Self-supremacy” is a term that aptly describes an out-of-control craving for personal power. It’s the main source of pollution in today’s political landscape. One example is New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who recently lit the World Trade Center in pink to celebrate the signing of his infanticide bill. After all, how better to show off your personal supremacy than to play God by exercising your power to snuff out the innocent lives of full-term babies?
Another stubborn case of self supremacy is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who literally orchestrated cues to her Mean Girl Caucus of Democrat women clad in white at the 2019 State of the Union address. As Pelosi reminded us during the 2018 midterm elections, her whole raison d’etre is personal power, best served raw and directly to her. Here’s how she explained to Rolling Stone why she was excited at regaining the speaker’s gavel: “Awesome power. The speaker has awesome power.” …
… The terms self-supremacy and self-supremacist capture the intent and the ultimate agenda of power elites. Self supremacists are, quite simply, control freaks. They have an insatiable appetite for power, and act on it. If they could, they’d gobble up the entire public square for themselves, and make sure nobody else is heard without their permission.
They view independent thought as problematic and the First Amendment as nothing but an impediment to their power. They are in the business of silencing others, usually through smears. And here’s the kicker: they’ll accuse you of doing exactly what they intend to do to you. As a mental condition, self-supremacy is like a classic case of psychological projection.