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Heartless Hurricane @AnnCoulter Wreaks Havoc

For over two decades, self-described controversialist Ann Coulter has been an ambulance chaser, exploiting local, regional, and national tragedies for partisan, political, and personal purposes.

Thereby, Coulter has exposed the callousness of her own heart, showing apathy for (indeed, cruelty toward) those innocents who are suffering these tragedies or those who are unwitting victims of her wrath.

Since at least 1997, Coulter has betrayed a host of people from friends and colleagues to speech sponsors and other organizations. As a direct consequence of her treacherous behavior, most of her peers, sponsors, media outlets, and fans have rejected her.

Moerover, Coulter once doxxed Lydia Cornell for a whole year, ruthessly terrorizing her and her family.

Praying for Disaster

Coulter’s tweets during Hurricane Dorian are illustrative of her “compassionate” nature toward humanity. But first, let’s revisit her views on natural disasters as expressed in 1996-97. (They haven’t changed, nor has she.)

In 1996, Coulter conceived this novel concept:

What? People would be praying for disaster? In order to not pay taxes?

Clearly, Coulter has no conception of the horrors that afflict people in these disasters: from the irreplaceable loss of property and personal possessions to bodily injury and loss of life, not to mention the trauma accompanying such catastrophes.

Extended Riff on Disaster Relief

Ann Coulter (9/8/96):

“Well, I have a slightly novel twist on it. I always thought that because there are a lot of disasters, I mean, this year alone there has been an enormous number, and the federal government, you know, jumps in and gives all of this financial assistance – which is, of course, taken from us to begin with. It’s not like the government is a profitable institution or a philanthropic institution. The only money it has comes from us. How about, any area hit by a disaster doesn’t have to pay taxes for the next five years? People would be praying for disasters in their areas.”

Continuing:

“They’re stealing our money, funneling it through Washington, and then sending it back to certain isolated areas. If we’re gonna designate the isolated areas anyway, we should say ‘No taxes.’”

Ann Coulter (5/24/97):

“That is one of the most pathetic things about this whole system and that is the American people are so dependent on the federal government for, you know, their needs when a disaster strikes. Well, if the federal government weren’t stealing half of our money to begin with and then doling it out here and there in little favors, and the Democrats demagoging on this.”

Continuing:

“Don’t you think it seems to be incredibly stupid and inefficient for a centralized government to be sucking up all of our money and then having to take a vote to distribute it back to us on an as needed basis? Why should they start with our money?”

Coulter is correct that the federal government has intruded into far too many areas of the lives of American citizens and, I’m sure she is well aware of the impressive ways private charitable organizations step in to help in times of tragedy. However, Coulter seems ignorant of two aspects of natural disasters.

First, federal, state, and local governments have crucial roles in alleviating suffering and mitigating the dynamics of those particular disasters.

Second, Coulter utterly ignores the immediacy of the needs of the people experiencing these emergencies.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Coulter’s callousness toward the castrophic effects on the lives and livelihoods of people as a result of natural disasters was evident when Hurricanes Harvey and Irma targeted America in 2017.

In one tweet, Coulter obliguely claimed God’s wrath was being poured out on Houston for “electing a lesbian mayor.” Then she denied doing so. Coulter was roundly mocked for her suggestion and was also proven wrong about the identity of the mayor!

Many people on Twitter used her own style to mock Coulter.

But Coulter was not yet finished. In the midst of the carnage, Coulter offered this “joke”:

Upon hearing that illegal aliens might die in the disaster, Coulter tweeted: “It’s sucks to break the law.” (Misspelling in the original.)

Having learned absolutely nothing from her experiences, Coulter then mocked the impending disaster posed by Hurricane Irma, tweeting (in caps!): “HURRICANE UPDATE FROM MIAMI; RESIDENTS AT RISK OF DYING FROM BOREDOM.”

Coulter was lambasted for her “heartless humor.”

Two years later and nothing has changed. Coulter remains impenitent and heartless.

Hurricane Dorian

In a series of tweets, Coulter showed a total disregard for the magnitude of (and potential devastation that could be caused by) Hurricane Dorian. Instead, she politicized this event, using it to berate President Trump, attack Delta Airlines, excoriate illegal aliens, and mock the hurricane itself.

In her last tweet, Coulter ridiculed the stationary position of the hurricane over the Bahamas, ignoring its devastating impact on the chain of islands. Again, Twitter reprimanded Coulter.

Why does Coulter persist in such nonsense?

Could it be that Coulter has a heart problem?

YES!

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis of Coulter’s worldview and character flaws which have led her to be so wrong in so many areas in which she regards herself as an expert.

Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Ann Coulter that we know today and it highlights both the positives and the negatives of Coulter’s life and career.

Meet @AnnCoulter, Sociopath

Erstwhile conservative icon Ann Coulter can be charming and engaging, yet her inner sociopath often erupts in Twitter tirades, employment of elimination rhetoric, attacks on the recently deceased and bereaved, and vilification of whole swaths of humanity.

Yes, Ann Coulter can be – and often is – cruel!

Degrees of Sociopathy and Psychopathy

There is often a correlation between narcissism and sociopathy and/or psychopathy.

Coulter registers at the high end of the Sociopath Scale and is probably mid-range on the Psychopath Scale.

I have never seen Ann express or exhibit guilt over hurting people, whether personally or professionally. Indeed, she takes delight in provoking people, enjoys employing elimination rhetoric, and loves attacking the recently dead and grieving.

Ann experiences no guilt over anything and exhibits no shame in attacking and wounding others. But she does experience shame when it comes to herself. She hates criticism of herself, hates being viewed as a liar, racist, or fool. She feels shame when she fails to measure up to her various self-identities, such as beauty, brains, and balls. She feels shame when her jokes fall flat, her witticisms are proven witless, and her credentials are credibly challenged.

In other words, any shame Ann feels is because of how people view her as opposed to how she treats others. Her shame in inward-oriented, not outward-directed. The world could end tomorrow and she would be fine with that as long as the world loved her.

Twenty years ago, Ann boasted that she was obsessed with biographies of serial killers (“studies of serial killers”), saying, “I actually am sort of interested in it.”[1] Would she, herself, kill anyone? I doubt that. Does she take pleasure in the death of other people? Quite often. Did she, as a child, exhibit cruelty toward animals or insects? I don’t know. But, throughout her career as a journalist, she has exhibited cruelty toward her fellow human beings.[2]

Was Ann Coulter raped? Perhaps in college? (That could certainly be a causal factor.)

If so, that would explain her three-decade-long enmity toward feminism and ire over rape hoaxes as well as her zeal in advocating for and owning guns. As she emotionally vented on MSNBC, “Men’s hands are lethal weapons. … Every male I walk past, every male I walk past, I look at him knowing with his bare hands he could kill me, and I can do nothing. … But I have no option. I can’t kill somebody with my bare hands.”[3] (It is noteworthy that she was off-the-clock for that segment; she stayed longer to express her views, without being paid for her time.)

It might also explain her repeated claims of being raped not just as political allegory but, perhaps, as a means of subconsciously admitting to actual rape.

It might also explain her desire for rough sex (in which she wins or takes revenge). The Internet is populated with images of Ann as a dominatrix (created by fans and foes alike).

A psychologist clarified this for me (emphasis added): “Personally, she’s functional and most likely doesn’t kill people and animals by some driving need to do so, but her ideation probably veers in those directions. … Think fatal attraction material without the actions. … One can o learn to hide it if they aren’t committing violent acts. Many people who are sociopaths or psychopaths are very successful in life, but they aren’t serial killers or criminals, but they think like one. They restrain their darker impulses, however.”[4]

While Coulter is certainly not on the violent/homicidal end of the Psychopath Scale, she is certainly well positioned mid-range on that scale.

Simply put, she enjoys hurting people. Her words wound. They are calculated to do so with maximum effect. She wants her foes to be sputtering in rage.  Coulter is certainly a narcissist with a strong sociopathic streak and psychopathic tendencies.

There is an interconnectedness among narcissism, sociopathy, and psychopathy. The following chart compares and differentiates among them.

Another important aspect I’ve discovered is this:

Guilt is relational; shame is image-based, identity-based.

We see throughout Coulter’s life that she fails to express or exhibit guilt over her wrong behavior toward others. Guilt is utterly absent. But she does feel shame – shame over public exposure of her behavior and shame related to credible challenges to her own, deep-seated, self-identities.

The Clinton Affair

The 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s impeachment generated a slew of documentaries, some of which featured Coulter. Among them, Scandalous (FNC) and Truth and Lies: Monica and Bill (ABC).

Naturally, Coulter considered ABC’s to be the best of many such documentaries, primarily because she was heavily featured in it with close to a dozen segments featuring her.

Notable in ABC’s documentary were the number of Coulter soundbites in which she laughed as she was talking about the various ways in which Clinton harmed his female victims. I was reminded of some of Coulter’s appearances on MSNBC in early 1997 when she would gleefully recite from memory various portions of Paula Jones’ legal brief against Clinton, laughing at the accusations against Clinton – not caring that a real human being had experienced such pain and anguish.

 

Quadriplegic Lady or Dead Dog?

Sociopathy could have developed as early as infanthood when Ann was in an incubator for several weeks. Sociopaths have little to no empathy, but they can learn to fake empathy and thereby manipulate other people.

The real Ann Coulter was on display during a 2015 radio interview[5] which demonstrated, like Animal Farm, that some people are more equal than others and that Ann is more equal than everyone else.

At the beginning of the interview, Ann was told the heartbreaking story of an innocent woman who was struck during a high-speed car chase, becoming a quadriplegic. Utter silence from Ann. Shortly thereafter, she made jokes about car chases and joked about a suicide.

Then Ann was told about a tragedy concerning a dog. She asked, “What happened to the dog?” Hearing that he died (burned to death on live television), she replied in shock, “Awww!”

Moments later, Ann said, “I feel sorry for the quadriplegic lady, too. I don’t want you to think I’m only worried about the dog [laughs]. That was just kind of a surprise ending.”

Coulter is so intellectually agile that she immediately recognized the disparity in her reactions to two very similar tragedies and she knew the audience would take note at well. So, she instantly went into justification mode, trying to put out the flame before it became a raging fire.

Note that Coulter is more concerned with what people think of her than she is about the tragedies which have befallen others.

That segment of that interview strongly reinforced my conclusions that, for Ann, most people are worthless (worthless = worth less than Ann). To her, they are invisibles. She cared far more about the deceased dog than about the quadriplegic lady – but doesn’t want us to know that.

[Much more on this subject can be found in Character Study: Narcissism in my new book, Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged.]

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter has become the polemicist whom people either love or hate.

Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Ann Coulter that we know today and it highlights both the positives and the negatives of Coulter’s life and career.

Endnotes:

[1]              Ann Coulter, Rivera Live, CNBC, 7/28/99.

[2]              See Lydia Cornell’s harrowing experiences at the hands of a wrathful Coulter (The Wrath of Ann) in her Foreword. Consider Coulter’s approval of attacking President Obama’s daughters!

[3]              Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 11/10/96.

[4]              Author interview.

[5]               Ann Coulter, The Drive Home with John & Jillian, KABC, 9/2/15.

How Ann Coulter Became a Psychopath

Ann Coulter has long been recognized as a high-end narcissist.

Where is Coulter on the Narcissism Spectrum? The following chart offers my perspective.[1]

Narcissism Spectrum

Coulter could learn much from George H.W. Bush. Sen. Alan Simpson’s tribute to the later George H.W. Bush included these words: “He was a man of such great humility. Those who traveled the high road of humility in Washington D.C. are not bothered by heavy traffic.”

But Coulter won’t. For her, other people are merely “’objects’ that [she moves] around to meet [her] needs.” This objectification of people falls in well with the sociopathic and psychopathic traits discussed below. It also explains Coulter’s willingness – even eagerness – to betray friends, colleagues, and other people who trust her!

Narcissists have shame over public exposure of their faults, but they project their personal (private) guilt (if they have any) onto others. For narcissists, appearances matter far more than reality. They want to feel good about themselves.

Coulter gets her validation and approval – and her sense of self-worth – through praise, book sales, talk show appearances, red carpet events, networking and cavorting with elites of all kinds, her socio-economic status, being seen as a mover and shaker and as a sex symbol, and wielding the power of a provocateur to provoke others (controlling their emotions) while remaining unscathed from the consequences.

As a narcissist, Coulter has a desperate need to control everything so that nothing can bring her shame.

Coulter was raised in a shame-based family and religious culture and shame is her greatest fear.

Did you know that Coulter also ranks high on a scale for sociopaths and that she is a mid-range psychopath?

Degrees of Sociopathy and Psychopathy

There is often a correlation between narcissism and sociopathy and/or psychopathy.

Coulter registers at the high end of the Sociopath Scale and is probably mid-range on the Psychopath Scale.

Sociopath and Psychopath Scales

I have never seen Ann express or exhibit guilt over hurting people, whether personally or professionally. Indeed, she takes delight in provoking people, enjoys employing elimination rhetoric, and loves attacking the recently dead and grieving.

Ann experiences no guilt over anything and exhibits no shame in attacking and wounding others. But she does experience shame when it comes to herself. She hates criticism of herself, hates being viewed as a liar, racist, or fool. She feels shame when she fails to measure up to her various self-identities, such as beauty, brains, and balls. She feels shame when her jokes fall flat, her witticisms are proven witless, and her credentials are credibly challenged.

In other words, any shame Ann feels is because of how people view her as opposed to how she treats others. Her shame in inward-oriented, not outward-directed. The world could end tomorrow and she would be fine with that as long as the world loved her.

Twenty years ago, Ann boasted that she was obsessed with biographies of serial killers (“studies of serial killers”), saying, “I actually am sort of interested in it.”[2] Would she, herself, kill anyone? I doubt that. Does she take pleasure in the death of other people? Quite often. Did she, as a child, exhibit cruelty toward animals or insects? I don’t know. But, throughout her career as a journalist, she has exhibited cruelty toward her fellow human beings.[3]

As noted on Quora (emphasis added): “Her pronouncements may seem outlandish and are often astoundingly untrue, but she has a sociopath’s flair for framing her actions in a moral or noble way. When she is exposed in a lie, she dramatically plays a martyr. … I think she cares about having lots of attention and making lots of money. When she inevitably loses popularity, she will become ever more desperate, even clownish in her attempts to get the attention that every narcissist needs so badly. Intelligence and self-insight don’t always go together. I think she is capable of experiencing triumph, but never peace or true happiness.  It is sad.”

So sad. Ann is truly to be pitied.

How, why, and to what extent did Ann Coulter become a psychopath? For in-depth answers, see Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged!

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter has become such a warped human being.

Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Ann Coulter that we know today and it highlights both the positives and the negatives of Coulter’s life and career.

Ann’s brokenness provides an object lesson for all of us and, hopefully, this book will act as an intervention to help Ann face her deep brokenness and motivate her to seek healing and restoration.

Endnotes:

[1]              See also https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-it-together/201708/narcissism-and-capacity-change and https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/reading-between-the-headlines/201702/remembering-jodi-arias-poster-girl-narcissism.

[2]              Ann Coulter, Rivera Live, CNBC, 7/28/99.

[3]              See Lydia Cornell’s harrowing experiences at the hands of a wrathful Coulter (The Wrath of Ann) in her Foreword to Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged! Consider Coulter’s approval of attacking President Obama’s daughters!

Death is Sexier Than Sex to Ann Coulter

According to one psychologist (emphasis added): “[Ann Coulter] most likely cannot achieve sexual satisfaction without extreme fetishes if at all, her interpersonal relationships are probably rocky with few real friends, and she is most likely an insecure, lonely, aging wreck at the end of the day. Think fatal attraction material without the actions.”[1]

ConvertOrDie

This column’s title, “Death is Sexier Than Sex to Ann Coulter” is borrowed from my friend, Lydia Cornell from her 2005 column. Her “facetious” title is far more accurate than anyone could have grasped at the time and, indeed, is prescient regarding Coulter’s devolution of character and descent into darkness.

Coulter responded to Lydia by doxing her on the front page of Coulter’s website with the caption, “Death is certainly sexier than Lydia Cornell. Wait until I tell her about the death camps I have planned for liberals.”

Wow! Elimination rhetoric to the max. (Coulter left Lydia’s private information on her website for a full year, encouraging an abundance of hate mail and stalkers.)

Lydia concluded, “I didn’t realize the extent to which hate and death are such a turn-on for Coulter.”

Coulter does, indeed, have dark fantasies. She has an obsession with making bogus rape accusations (with herself as the victim) to achieve her political ends. She frequently delights in fantasizing about liberals being sodomized in jail.

Coulter Gang Raped

In a shocking interview, Coulter told Sunday Times Magazine (emphasis added): “I like being sexually assaulted.”[2]

Discussing the #MeToo movement, Coulter boasted (emphasis added): “I’ve had very, very aggressive men push me beyond where I’ve wanted to go. I thought it was a great date. I don’t think of it as an assault. I have fond memories.”

In light of that, Coulter’s familiarity with anal sex and fisting give one pause. Coulter as dominatrix has been a popular meme for twenty years.

Coulter - POTUS

For over fifty years – beginning as a kindergartener – Coulter has engaged in a battle of wills to achieve political supremacy and victory.

Apparently, her political confrontational style has crossed over into her romantic and sexual relationships, wherein she seeks a worthy opponent to subdue (or be subdued by).

Now, she confesses that she is “dying to be date raped.” Wow! (What would Mother think? Father?)[3]

No wonder Coulter employs elimination rhetoric so often, never misses a chance to taunt the recently deceased and bereaved, and appears utterly devoid of empathy. Remember, in 2006, Coulter was already being called “cruel.”

Death

How did Coulter become so cruel? Why are hatred and death such turn-ons for Coulter? Why has the dark side taken over so much of Coulter’s heart, worldview, and life? For answers, see Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged!

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter has become such a warped human being.

Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Ann Coulter that we know today and it highlights both the positives and the negatives of Coulter’s life and career.

Ann’s brokenness provides an object lesson for all of us and, hopefully, this book will act as an intervention to help Ann face her deep brokenness and motivate her to seek healing and restoration.

Endnotes:

[1]              Author interview.

[2]              This may be why Coulter has become an authority on anal sex and fisting.

[3]              According to multiple sources, at least one of Ann’s lovers was abusive and liked S&M. Author interviews.

Ann Coulter’s “anti-logic” is illogical

A striking comment in Ann Coulter’s latest column deserves comment. Coulter wrote, “This is something I don’t recall encountering before. It’s anti-logic.”

Yet, in Demonic, Coulter wrote: “Liberal logic is exactly backwards. They think: How do I know Lebron James just made a great shot? Answer: Because the cheerleaders cheered him. They have no capacity to reason in the absence of thunderous applause or booing from the bleachers indicating what they should think.”

Wouldn’t that be anti-logic?

anti-logic

On Tuesday, I urged Coulter, “Let’s be Logical, Ann.” The next day, she claimed to have encountered for the very first time something she calls “anti-logic.”

Let’s be logical. Coulter employs anti-logic all the time.

Repulsive Women

In Slander (2002), Coulter asserted, “More than any of their other hate speech, the left’s attacks on women for being ugly tell you everything.  There is nothing so irredeemably cruel as an attack on a woman for her looks. Attacking a female for being ugly is a hideous thing, always inherently vicious.”

Yet, in that very book, Coulter repeatedly attacked the looks of liberal women. Bella Abzug is high on her list. She wrote, “A blind man in America would think the ugliest women ever to darken the planet are Paula Jones, Linda Tripp, and Katherine Harris. This from the party of Bella Abzug.”

In Guilty (2009), Coulter explicitly called Abzug “physically repulsive.” In Godless (2006), Coulter wrote, “Miss Landolph, to put it as charitably as possible, is physically repulsive in appearance.”

Is it logical to condemn attacks on women’s looks – calling it “irredeemably cruel,” a “hideous thing,” and “inherently vicious” – while doing so yourself? Frequently. As occasion permits?

Stupid Liberals

Is it logical to condemn attacks on the intelligence of people – calling it childish – while doing so yourself? Frequently. As occasion permits?

In Slander (2002), Coulter wrote, “This is how six-year-olds argue: They call everything ‘stupid.’” But, also in Slander, Coulter asserted, “If a conservative says you’re stupid, you’re stupid.” And, in that very same book, she proceeded to identify all those she regards as stupid.

During her Slander book tour, Coulter spoke of liberalism’s big lie, saying, “The big [lie] and the one I, I, that is really all the same lie is – don’t listen to conservatives. They are stupid or they’re nuts.”

Coulter charged, “This is how liberals respond to arguments, to principled arguments, to facts, to figures, to studies. They respond by calling the conservatives stupid, mean.”

Continuing to elaborate on her point, Coulter said, “This is one of, I think, the biggest lies. Liberals are incredibly vicious.”

Having accused the Left of viciousness in their lies – just as she had accused them of viciousness in their attacks on women’s looks – Coulter claimed, “They accuse Republicans and conservatives of every malfeasance imaginable and then they sit back and say, ‘Oh, both sides do it.’ Both sides don’t do it, as I demonstrate in my book.”

Here again, Coulter is wrong. Both sides do do it. Coulter does it.

Resources:

Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.