A SOBERING REMINDER FOR TODAY’S AMERICAN VOTERS,
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MY OWN THOUGHTS ON THE PRECEDING YOUTUBE VIDEO RECOMMENDATION:
Despite his obvious near venomous perception of Barack Obama -- as Obama rose to power -- perhaps Glenn Beck was still a (metaphorical) prophet in his own time.
After all, as I have remarked elsewhere on this blog, Barack Obama appears to display the behavior traits of a pathological narcissist -- and woe to anyone, or any voter, who falls under the spell of such a superficially charming fellow.
For example, read the following excerpted words of Samuel Vaknin, Ph.D. , an expert on narcissism.
"Narcissists are empty in substance but full on promises. Obama has not proposed a single concrete workable plan, but he has raised the hopes and expectations of millions of people with his promises. The glorious tomorrow that he offers is no more real than the Styrofoam Greek columns that adorned his image during his acceptance speech.
“The narcissistic leader prefers the sparkle and glamor of well-orchestrated illusions to the tedium and method of real accomplishments, His reign is all smoke and mirrors, devoid of substances, consisting of mere appearances and mass delusions. In the aftermath of his regime - the narcissistic leader having died, been deposed, or voted out of office -- it all unravels:
"The tireless and constant prestidigitation ceases and the entire edifice crumbles.
"What looked like an economic miracle turns out to have been a fraud-laced bubble. Loosely-held empires disintegrate. Laboriously assembled business conglomerates go to pieces ... Ill-conceived [social-engineering] experiments end in mayhem.”
"The narcissist who regards himself as the benefactor of the poor, a member of the common folk, the representative of the disenfranchised, the champion of the dispossessed against the corrupt elite -- is highly unlikely to use force [eg. executive orders] at first.”
"However, the pacific mask crumbles when the narcissist has become convinced that the very people he purported to speak for, his constituency, his grassroots fans -- the prime sources of his narcissistic supply -- have turned against him."
"At first, in a desperate effort to maintain the fiction underlying his chaotic personality, the narcissist strives to explain away the sudden reversal of sentiment: The people are being duped by the media [e.g, Fox News], big industry [eg., the Chamber of Commerce], or even the military [e.g., his generals].
"When these flimsy attempts to patch a tattered personal mythology fail - the narcissist is injured. Narcissistic injury inevitably leads to narcissistic rage and to a terrifying display of unbridled aggression ... That which was previously idealized [for example, American voters & compliant media supporters], is now discarded with contempt and hatred.
"I hate to sound alarmist, but one must be a fool if one is not alarmed. Many politicians are narcissists. They pose no threat to others. They are simply self serving and selfish. However, Obama evinces symptoms of pathological narcissism, which is different from the run-of-the-mill narcissism of a Richard Nixon or a Bill Clinton, for example"
“When the pathological narcissist reveals his true colors, it is usually far too late. His victims are unable to separate from him. They are frustrated by this acquired helplessness, and angry at themselves for having failed to see through the dangerous narcissism earlier on.”
"The majority of people base their most important decisions on emotions, rather than on rationality. The first impression is often the lasting one."
"Of course, first impressions can be wrong. However, when I prove to Obama devotees that all their arguments to support him are logical fallacies, they tell me that they know Obama is the right man, because that is what their intuition tells them and they trust their intuition. That is yet another fallacy. If a belief is not backed by logic, it is not intuition but blind faith. The followers of Jim Jones cheerfully committed suicide because they relied on blind faith that they mistook as intuition."
"America is the bastion of freedom. The peace of the world depends on the strength of America, and its weakness translates into the triumph of terrorism and victory of rogue nations. It is no wonder that Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, the Castroists, the Hezbollah, the Hamas, the lawyers of the Guantanamo terrorists and virtually all sworn enemies of America were so thrilled by the prospect of their perceived "friend" in the White House ... America is on the verge of destruction. There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological narcissist as president ......
MURRAY SOUPCOFF AGAIN:
In my opinion, wise words. However, based on the disastrous domestic and foreign policy failures of the last two years, wise counsel that comes too late!
Nuff said for now, on this topic, I would think.