Psychologists warn of unforeseen consequences as Schadenfreude reaches toxic levels in Dublin South, South-East And Laois Offaly.
Psychologists today warned of the dire consequences if the near-toxic levels of schadenfreude caused by the PD’s demise continue.
For many socialists, liberals, libertarians and plain old democrats, the PD meltdown was a hidden diamond in the race to the centre-right that was election 07.
The removal from office of so many hubristic, egotistical demagogues in one fell swoop has caused celebration for all on the left of politics in Ireland. However, this schadenfreude is now reaching epic proportions, with psychologists warning that, in extreme cases, it could render those afflicted almost as deluded and self-important as the average PD. Although, they point out, that state of mind is rarely attainable by those without sociopathic tendencies.
To reduce schadenfreude, merely consider another five years of the same party in government. Also, watching Fianna Fail’s current antics should result in an immediate reality check. As, in their attempt to cosy up to anyone that will go into government with them, they resemble a jock on prom night, winking at every woman in the room. He may want the cheerleader, but, come 3 in the morning, he’d go home with a lamppost if it was wearing the right lipstick.