There's a term in the psych world called an "Energy Vampire." It's actually used quite often in random convos with certain intellects. Even Oprah did a full segment on the topic of these leeches that go after a person's good character and intentions for manipulative purposes.
What is an Energy Vampire?
If you've never heard of the phrase, an Energy Vampire is someone who literally just sucks the positive, lively, optimistic and good natured energy right out of ya whenever you are in their presence.
The relationship starts off good, of course. You may find a common ground to be pals or more, but then, it's like they turn into an alternate of themselves, through passive aggressive narcissism. You could ask them how their day is going and its like, "Good... but..." And as soon as you hear that "but" you find yourself looking for the nearest exit. Sometimes you even start contemplating your own demise just by the mere mentioning of their name. You even start asking G-d, or any deity of sorts, why this person even breathes oxygen, if they're going to complain about it all the time. And it's so weird, cause you like these people. Maybe even love them! They're attractive, intelligent, sometimes a little witty. They even have an air about them that makes you feel like you need to be around them- typical of a vampire... but at the end of every meeting with them, you have no emotional or physical want to find any joy in the rest of your day, and you feel so guilty about even BLAMING THEM for it. You'd rather go home, sit in loneliness, and stare at a wall- because not only did they suck all of your good energy out, they left you with their negativity (kinda like how a vampire bite turns it's victim into a vampire, too).
You know these types of people. Most would say they're Liberals... which I agree with to a certain degree, but in actuality, they can be anyone. Energy Vampires lurk within the shadows of what we find to be normalcy... and then they strike when we least expect it. A friend of mine just got out of a 10yr relationship with an Energy Vampiress. LOL! (I have to share his explanation because it's hilarious. NOTE: He's a super "MAGA" dude. Total good ol' boy, beef cake that loves his country and his mama. I've watched him look a buck in rut, square in the eye and dare it to charge.)
"Every little thing I did was wrong, and she made me feel even worse when I tried to make it better, by using some sort of compliment that ended up with her complaining about more of the things I did wrong! I stayed confused whenever she smiled, but I felt like I needed to be around it and just wait for more. Then, after a while, I found myself doing the same to my employees! Work was where I went to escape that kind of crazy, but then I became what I was running away from. No ring is worth all that! That's the best way of putting it."
I laugh hysterically at that. We women have our quirks, but I know of some men with the same characteristics. What's described above, though, is exactly what an Energy Vampire does to their prey. Manipulative little suckers.
You've probably gotten to this point and are like, "What's any of this got to do with the 2nd Amendment, Jill!?!"
Well, when you think of the political propaganda The Left uses, overall... they're a bunch of Energy Vampires. Look how they've labeled White Males lately. They've taken the basic aspects of those who have done horrible things within our society, and they've used it against us in their politics. Gun Grabbers THRIVE off of this tactic.
Example: (How a typical headline would go if Energy Vampires didn't own the media. NOTE: These are hypothetical- fake scenarios- used as an example.)
Tragedy at Walmart: Many die after armed assailant opens fire
That's how headlines used to look. Straight, to the point. Allowed us to come to our own conclusion on the matter.
Now, the media sucks the energy right out of us...
White Male with AR-15 opens fire at Walmart. 10 Latinos dead.
And many of their headlines leave you questioning your own thoughts... In other words, they manipulate the headline for you by giving you a conclusion THEY have decided on, but by making you feel guilty for not questioning it at the beginning of the headline- so they do it for you.
White Male with AR-15 opens fire at Walmart. 10 Latinos dead. Acts of White Supremacy?
The last headline probably made you a little mad (cause I'm sure 90% of who reads this article/ blog- you're more than likely a Conservative) and you find yourself questioning why the hell a news headline would even insinuate those things without all the facts. I'm sure, within an instant, if you didn't pick a political side, the bottom two headlines made you look at your own race and gender, wondering, "Am I a problem?"
NOW! Just imagine someone more naive to politics reading it. Their "La La Land" living just got metaphorically raped of it's innocence. They look at their skin color and feel guilty and confused as to why they were born with such a permanent atrocity... the only way they can make up for it is to befriend groups that these headlines victimize- that they've never even considered befriending before in all actuality. They were like the rest of us, just living- day to day- not really worrying about racial issues or gender preferences. They meet a new person of a different race or background, they're like, "Hey! You're cool... I'm cool... let's carry on being cool together." NOW... They immediately start shaming themselves for being WHITE or for ever having any Conservative stance, whatsoever. Their once and lovely way of living is now a beautiful memory, shattered by the idea that in order to not be considered a "White Supremacist" by their newfound friends of color (or the media)... they must comply by making a public mockery of themselves as part of their own give back. They now choose to live in an unhappy, disarray of crazy notions that they have NO IDEA WHAT THEY'RE FIGHTING FOR!!! Their individual energy has been sucked dry... and they are now an Energy Vampire, too.
Example of before having the positive energy sucked from their being:
"Oh wow! Butterflies are lovely and so free. I am so glad that butterfly sanctuaries exist. We must protect them and love them and encourage them to breed and grow and live."
Example of AFTER having the positive energy sucked from their being:
"Look at that damn light colored Swallowtail butterfly! Look at it! Flying higher than that darker Monarch. Ugh! Look! There's like 5 more than the Monarchs! They need to stop. Where's the manager of this 'sanctuary!?!' More like a bigot butterfly exhibit! They don't let any moths in here, I bet! Where's the manager!?! We need to tell them that they need to stop letting these lighter colored Swallowtails overpopulate, cause they're killing the darker Monarchs with their supremacy!"
(NOTE: Monarchs tend to be a more "aggressive/ territorial" butterfly than most. They've been known to "wrestle" for territory, oftentimes resulting in one dying... and Monarch caterpillars will even eat the egg sack they were born in... as well as get hungry and kill off a brother or sister piller before they hatch- which is why in some sanctuaries, Monarchs tend to be more scarce. Doesn't mean that all butterflies don't do it. Monarchs are just known to do it more and I can't believe I studied that prior to this article.)
Anywho... with the way the media is sucking the energy and ability to rationalize out of the minds of the most feeble, it's NO SURPRISE to me that there's a group of Liberal lawmakers in San Francisco, CA that declared the NRA a "Domestic Terrorist Organization"... before they did such for Anti-Fa. ANNNNND especially when the declaration that labeled the NRA as such was written by San Francisco Supervisor, Catherine Stefani- district leader and director for none other than... drum roll, please...
MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA.
As soon as I finished reading the headlines on this mess, I pulled up a chair and stared directly at a wall and asked how it's day was...
We have work to do, #2ADefenders!!!
How some folks leave an Anti-Fa rally....^^^^
How some folks leave an NRA rally.... ^^^^