No, you don't get it. I am a better person than you in the sense that I am morally superior to you. Your needs and desires are irrelevant to me, except in so far as they might advance my own. I do not need to follow rules that you must follow. I am right because of who I am and not because of what I do or what you think. And it is not just you - I am better than everyone.I think we can agree that the view expressed by this acquaintance is pathological and that we would probably not want to maintain a relationship with someone who operated this way. So why do we have such a difficult time not recognizing that we are doing this on a national scale?
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