TEA Cup 2: The Richmond Progressive Alliance

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A Narcissist's Political Club

 

To keep things simple, this series focuses on Gayle McLaughlin's campaign manager and chief strategist, Juan Reardon, and Gayle's former Chief of Staff in Richmond City Hall, Marilyn Langlois. Both consistently demonstrate behaviors found among dark triad personalities.

Part 3: The Apaths Strike Back

"I need Malia and BK for my campaign team... and they're nice to me, so I'm staying" Ada Recinos explained to me in our last phone conversation, after I challenged her to wake up to the patterns of narcissistic abuse happening at Richmond Progressive Alliance. If rich, "socialist" narcissists can recruit people of color who can in turn, "be nice" to other supplies of color, where does the chain of tokenism end? With awareness, that's about it.

Part 4: Real Can Heal Organizing/Fake-Free politics.

It's not easy for this white guy to potentially throw away 10 years of work as a campaign organizer by confronting one of the most credible local grassroots groups in the country with charges of narcissistic abuse and tokenism. With Donald Trump as President, I hope folks can take this opportunity to defeat, "toxicity" which doesn't need to be a mystery, with awareness of how dark triads seek to hijack your organization.

 

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