It's fairly safe to say that Lin Wood did not have a Happy Thanksgiving. He's been on an epic day-after-day-after-day Saving Face Rant since before Thanksgiving that resulted in his Telegram followers decreasing by 7,300 in five days and counting...counting down.
When I dashed off last week's article Lin Wood, Bible Thumping Victim Player: JUST STOP, it was casual and off-the-cuff. I had no idea anyone else would write nor talk about Lin Wood last week but they did.
For me, Kyle Rittenhouse's claims are, actually, neither here nor there. He was just the catalyst that put Lin Wood back on my radar after not thinking about him for six months. Kyle's interview with Tucker merely reminded me that I never liked nor trusted that Lin Wood character and, maybe, I should share my observations with the Patriots.
So when Lin claims that all the patriots speaking negatively about him are "Mockingbird Media" or Deep State well, Lin, you're wrong again. This isn't about the Deep State. This is about the man with the cold, steely eyes staring back at you in the mirror.
By Sunday night, Lin had revealed the personal phone number for Joe Flynn, listed almost every famous Patriot as being Deep State and even forwarded a post that counted the number of times each famous Patriot mentioned the name of Jesus on their Telegram channel. (Lin, of course, "won" as if it's a competition or proves anything. Pfft! But more on that later.)
By Tuesday night, Lin had painted himself into a corner as the only true non-Deep State Patriot in existence. (Well, almost.) The only Patriots he hadn't harrassed, defamed, doxed or accused of being Deep State or Commie was President Trump and Candace Owens! (What a shame he didn't take down RINO Ronna "Benedict" McDaniel for betraying President Trump instead of attacking Seb Gorka, Dan Bongina and Charlie Kirk! Ronna actually deserves it!)
Worst of all, he was willing to fracture and embarrass the Patriots/MAGA/Republican Party to save his own ass. Willing to sacrifice us on the altar of his pride while subjecting us to the mockery, scorn and derision of the entire world.
That's not Patriotism, not MAGA and it's certainly not Christian behavior. Oh, how the Deep State must be loving Lin right now!
I write about Lin again not because I'm particularly interested in him, one way or the other, and certainly not to give him the attention he so obviously craves but for one reason: I learned a lot from 3+ decades living with narcissists and if I don't share with you that my "Narcdar" (Narcissist Radar) is pegging out about Lin Wood, and why it is, then I'll have done you a great disservice. This is about redeeming 3+ decades of senseless, needless pain by using it constructively to protect others.
Through my previous blog, Narcissism Meets Normalcy, I fought Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) for five years while trying to facilitate healing for victims of Narcissistic Abuse. Oh, how I loved writing that blog. Lin Wood is merely the catalyst to continue doing what I love.
Though not formally diagnosed (like 99% of narcissists), in my personal unprofessional opinion, Lin's behavior since Tucker's interview with Kyle is exactly how every narcissist behaves while suffering a Narcissistic Collapse. Lin perceived Kyle's allegations as a danger to his carefully constructed false persona and panicked --- scapegoating, projecting, deflecting, doxing, blaming, Bible-thumping --- yeah, Lin employed pretty much every tactic every Narcissist, devout or atheist, uses when they are Called Out.
His behavior was so quintessential, so textbook, I found it sadly amusing. I could almost predict what Lin would do next. The more he said, the worse it got and the more subscribers he lost! But when he changed his avatar to Ol' Honest Abe with Lin Wood's face (badly) photoshopped under the stovepipe hat, well! I rolled my eyes so loudly you could hear 'em!
Once upon a time...
The year was 1995 when something happened in my family. To this day, no one has paid me the respect to tell me what happened that Autumn morning but it was "the day the music died." Our ostensibly happy, halfwise normal family went batshit crazy that day and never recovered.
Dad's blackout rages went from occasional to frequent. Mom and I lived in tension and fear so acute we both quietly developed C-PTSD and coped with OCD. Worst of all, at the most difficult juncture of my teen years, my father accused me of "bringing him under demonic attack."
You see, when a narcissist finds themselves the butt of blame, any blame however small or large, they freak. It's called Narcissistic Collapse. They're basically suffering the death of their fragile, nearly non-existent self-esteem shored up by a brittle False Persona they've created as their Public Face. Any accusations, regardless how trivial, feel like death to them. It destroys them.
They also fear the loss of the admiration of their adoring public and the ability to control them. We call this Narcissistic Supply. Their False Persona feeds off it. They must have it!
Hell hath no fury as a narcissist whose carefully crafted False Persona is threatened with destruction. And if Christianity is part-and-parcel of their False Persona, they always claim the Devil is attacking them and will even accuse their spouse (my mother) and fifteen-year-old daughter (me!) of being in league with the Devil.
Years later, I witnessed this again after my grandmother, also a narcissist, experienced a small stroke that left her healthy and unscathed. I'll never forget how my stomach lurched when she turned to me and exclaimed: "Lenora, I had that stroke because I do so much good for God, the Devil is attacking me." Her humility blew me away. (NOT!) Actually, Grandma had spent decades tearing her own family apart and then playing the victim. Now she rests under a granite headstone engraved not with "Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother" but rather engraved with "Forgiven Saint"...and don't you forget it! She was a saint! My ass! (Why does a "saint" need forgiveness anyways!?! Wouldn't "Forgiven Sinner" be more accurate? But I digress.)
With my background, I have an angle on Lin Wood people from nice, normal families may not immediately see. I knew exactly how he would behave even before his epic Thanksgiving rant because I could feel his Narcissistic Collapse in progress. True to form, he hasn't missed a trick. Not one. Nor has he particularly displayed the Fruits of the Spirit.
Sure, this article may piss off a bunch more of my blog subscribers but Truth matters more than popularity. Luckily, the more Lin Wood attempts to do Damage Control on Telegram, the more patriots see him for who he really is.
Of Bragging and Blasphemy
In retrospect, I wish I'd defined the term "Bible-thumper" in my previous Lin Wood article so this my chance to "clarify my terms" à la C. S. Lewis. But for that, you need to know one thing: I spent ten years in a Baptist school where the pastors preached, yelled, sweated and pounded the pulpit every Tuesday at the student body, shaming us for everything, even saying the word "nuts." Meanwhile, they groomed and raped my classmates. Committed adultery. One PK paid the underage sister of his fiancée to acquiesce to be sodomized. Another had his longtime marriage annulled because "God doesn't like divorce" (as if He is fooled by paperwork) so he could wed the teenager he'd publicly groomed.
All of these so-called "Christians" are still in positions of leadership in the church. The other teachers turned a blind eye. Only one perpetrator was ever was reported to the authorities and is now on the list of registered sex offenders...he's free and still has that Epsteinesque creepy pedo smirk.
But the education at that school was excellent!
In my albeit jaded experience, the more a person pridefully throws around the name of "God," especially while facing accusations, the less likely they are to actually know Him. That is what I call a "Bible-thumper." Someone who proclaims onto themself the approval of God, as if we can know exactly what He actually thinks about them.
The more they claim God is in their corner and they have His approval, the less likely that is to be true but it is quintessential narcissism. There is no greater salve and boost to the narcissist's ego/False Persona than to identify with God, place themselves on His plane and ascribe to themselves a little bit of His deity. Lin Wood seems to do this repeatedly on Telegram.
In fact, his former law partners have claimed he even suggested he might be the Second Coming of Christ, albeit a flawed Christ. That is double blasphemy!
Personally, I would like to hear what Mrs. Wood #1 of 4, Mrs. Wood #2 of 4 and Mrs. Wood #3 of 4 experienced while being married to Lin Wood. Oh, I know, I know, I know. Lin Wood would be quick to remind me his numerous adulteries have been forgiven and he's a new creation in Christ.
My narcissist loved that "new creation" Bible verse too. He also loved to project his pre-conversion sins onto me. Very quintessentially narcissistic. It begs the question why sins forgiven by Christ have to be projected onto anyone else if they're washed away by the blood of Christ!
Claiming the name of Christ, frequently and loudly during a Narcissistic Collapse, doesn't reflect well on Christ. It's certainly not attracting anyone to the Cross either. In my opinion, Lin Wood is besmirching the name of Jesus by his embarrassingly Bible-thumping Telegram posts. If you're going to shout Christ from the rooftops like some Jimmy Swaggart or Jim Bakker, then it's incumbent on you to be as clean, as respectable, as dignified as possible so as not to embarrass your Lord and Savior.
Lin Wood is doing the opposite and that attracts no one to God. It just makes God look ridiculous.
What Mama Rittenhouse Said
While Lin Wood has been condescendingly "forgiving" Kyle for being a naïve pawn of the Deep State or whatever, I stumbled across an April 2021 video of Wendy Rittenhouse in which she confirmed and explained exactly why Lin Wood thought it best to let Kyle rot in jail.
I had assumed it was because Lin feared Kyle might be the victim of mob justice. A lynching.
Actually, it's a weirder than that. According to Wendy, Lin declined to post bail for Kyle because he expected "Armageddon" to break out after Election Day 2020 and he said Kyle would be safer in prison, apparently, from post-election violence.
Here's the video from April 2021.
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