Dorothy: Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!
I was reading a status update on Facebook from my new friend Martha. She wrote that the “flying monkeys” at work were starting to be nicer to her, probably because the Narc was either losing her grip on them, or had moved on to another victim. They had been shyly asking for her help and gravitating towards her for some time and she was still avoiding them at all costs. She’s a smart lady. She knows, just like I know, that once you’re a flying monkey, you’re always going to be a flying monkey. Flying monkeys never change.
Scarecrow: First they (the Flying Monkeys) took my legs off and they threw them over there! Then they took my chest out and they threw it over there!
Tin Woodsman: Well, that’s you all over!
Flying monkey is just another description for disciples of the narcissist and they support the smear campaign being waged against you. They have no problem listening to the lies and slander and maybe even adding some of their own to the pot of swill being served to anyone that will listen to them.
Glinda, the Good Witch of the North: You have no power here! Begone, before somebody drops a house on you, too!
I have written several articles about disciples just trying to understand who they are and what makes them tick. I am no closer to the truth of them and I’m kind of happy about that.
“Another thing you should always keep in mind is that the most diabolical sociopaths also have disciples. That was something that continued to stall my progress for years when I was trying to get away from them. I never understood the disciple part of the psychosis. A disciple is someone that has been groomed by the sociopath to support him throughout his fantasy life of lies. They may not believe everything he says, but they will go down fighting for his right to be able to continue his reign of terror because that’s all they know how to do. Usually a disciple is someone with low self esteem that the sociopath can stoke up with compliments or admiration. They are close to the sociopath, not in a caring way, but in a needy way.”
When you have been subjected to a narcissistic smear campaign and you know the people that supported the narc’s rage against you, never, ever let them back into your life. You can be cordial. You can be polite. But leave it at that. Don’t think for a minute that you will ever be able to trust them, because you can’t. Don’t despair when the flying monkeys come calling though. Just sit back and marvel at how aware you are now of their existence and try to have a bit of sympathy for them. These are people that are clueless when it comes to recognizing the difference between something genuine and something totally fake and unworthy. Your life has moved onward and upwards and you are better for the experience because now you know the truth. They will never figure that out. When the flying monkeys come calling, just click your ruby slippers together and remember that even narcs can be defeated once you know the truth.
Wicked Witch of the West: You cursed brat! Look what you’ve done! I’m melting! melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? Oooooh, look out! I’m going! Oooooh! Ooooooh!