OBAMA THE NEVER-ENDING NARCISSIST – AMERICA’S ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT ME’ PRESIDENT
By Murray Soupcoff
Oh my goodness. Talk about missed opportunities and mangled legacies.
On March 22 2016,
And where was America’s self-appointed savior and monarch, and what did he do in response?
Well, he was watching a baseball game with Cuban dictator, Raul Castro – another narcissistic “legacy” bucket trip – and he stopped watching for a few seconds to make a statement to ESPN sports reporters about the bombings, and then quickly returned to doing the wave with an adoring crowd of Cuban baseball fans and watching the game again.
What? No request for an immediate trip home to Washington, to convene the National Security Council and consult with the Pentagon – about supporting NATO ally Belgium with a military attack on Isis strongholds in Syria (according to the NATO charter) and beefing up homeland security in the United States?
No surprise, then, that even long-time liberal newscaster and Obama worshiper, Tom Brokaw, criticized the President’s decision to not head home and do something to right the Belgium wrong:
Appearing on MSNBC’s early-morning TV show, "Morning Joe", the veteran NBC newscaster questioned President Obama‘s decision to stay in Cuba and watch the baseball game, saying that he (Brokaw) expected the President to cancel his baseball appearance, in response to the Brussels attacks.
“So much of politics and national security is a combination of symbolism and reality,” he said. “The reality is that we did have that attack yesterday. It was unnerving to us, it was devastating in Europe.”
And just as an aside, it was also unnerving and devastating for the four American families who were mourning the loss of their loved ones, due to these same Brussels’ acts of terrorism.
But the past unfortunately is the past. So now to the future, and what America’s narcissistic choker-in-chief could have learned from the tragic events in Brussels – so that he could avoid similar future attacks in the American homeland.
Most important, he could have rescinded his executive orders to resettle at least one hundred thousand middle-east refugees in America (often single males, it turns out). Not to mention his latest attempt to curry to the favor of the “bleeding-heart” leftist wing of his political party:
In a brief Easter weekend radio address, President Obama vowed to decimate the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but using a unique weapon only available in the metaphorical quiver of such a brilliant military leader – admitting more Syrian refugees to America!
Of course, if you ever want to know what Obama is going to do in any situation, just think of what would be the worst decision anyone could possibly make. Then bet it’s exactly what he’ll do!
After all, even an anonymous Isis operative recently admitted that Isis agents use “compassionate” European immigrant resettlement initiatives as a means to masquerade as innocent middle-east immigrants, avoid detection by intelligence authorities, and then easily access Europe’s key urban centers (eg., Brussels, Paris & Berlin) without the knowledge of local -- or trans-border -- intelligence agencies.
And then they make their way to established Isis safe houses in the many “segregated” Muslim enclaves (ghettoes) that have cropped up in France and Belgium in particular – not dissimilar to what’s happening, under the radar, in America.
In America, you ask (trying to recover from your shock)?
Exactly, naïve ones!
For example, in a report published on March 31 2016, the Clarion Project’s Ryan Mauro contends not only that the segregated Muslim enclaves of Europe could spring up in America, but that this divisive phenomenon is already happening here, and has been for some time.
In particular, he points the finger at "Jamaat al-Fuqra", a Pakistani Islamic-supremacist group that has rebranded itself as “Muslims of the Americas.” The group claims to have established 22 “Islamic villages” in the United States, the best known of which is “Islamberg,” the group’s headquarters in upstate New York.
Mauro’s report, using Fuqra’s own literature, demonstrates that the purpose of these villages -- which are deliberately set up in rural areas remote from big cities -- is for Muslims to separate themselves from Western society and govern themselves according to the prescriptions of Sharia law.
And shockingly, despite the great job that Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson claims he is doing, this “Sharia” initiative includes setting up Islamic courts and implementing some of Islamic law’s corporal punishments [although not chopping off heads or severing limbs, which would be such obvious violations of American criminal law that they would surely prompt police action in response – though, these days, it’s difficult to know whether even that kind of response would occur under the current politically-correct White House regulations, metaphorically hamstringing America’s police forces].
And what else could America’s community-organizer-in-chief learn from the escalating possibility of all of Europe becoming a continent-wide subset of the next Muslim caliphate – because of most E.U. nations’ expensive cradle-to-grave socialist policies, maintained at the expense of anything but token spending on their military forces and on capable intelligence services?
Well, perhaps such knowledge could spur America’s first black president to (1) end his many actions to cut spending on America’s military; (2) end his executive orders to the Pentagon and American intelligence services to “scrub” reports of any real-life evidence of the Isis “JV team” achieving territorial gains around the globe (or their winning the war against America in the Middle East); as well as (3) ending his administration’s self-defeating policies of tolerating American “sanctuary” cities as a haven for America’s immigrant criminal element – not dissimilar to Europe’s indifference to its Muslim urban ghettos which are the breeding grounds for its terrorist elements.
And finally, referencing all of the above, let me try and finalize my case for the heading of this
'Liberty North' op-ed: "OBAMA THE NEVER-ENDING NARCISSIST – AMERICA’S ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT ME’ PRESIDENT!"
First off, why would I label America’s self-anointed “philosopher king” as a narcissist – someone who is actually, in my opinion, a sociopathic narcissist who presents a superficially charming (if not charismatic) persona to the world, all the while hiding a lack of conscience for anything he does – no matter how damaging it can be to others.
Well how about we check the views of Dr. Sam Vaknin – self-described foremost expert on narcissism in the world, and author of the supposed best-selling monograph on this subject, “Malignant Self Love”.
This so-called doctor/psychiatrist is likely a fake ( http://narcissism-support.blogspot.ca/2009/03/sam-vakin-diagnosed-psychopath.html )
But yet based on my own previous research as a PH.D graduate student, when I did a full practicum with the psychiatric department of the University of Toronto medical school, he is still probably 99.9% accurate since he is likely a sociopathic (conscience-free) narcissistic psychopath himself.
And as the proverbial saying goes: "It takes one to know one".
And my own extensive reading of a true classic monograph on narcissists, "Prisoners of Childhood" -- by Swiss psychoanalyst Alice Miller -- backs up the so-called doctor's behavioral descriptions of Barack Obama's narcissistic personality, and what Alice Miller would describe as Obama's "as if" behavioral patterns -- acting as if he had accomplished his grandiose ambitions for himself, even though he hadn't!
According to Mr. Vaknin, a narcissist “ignores data that conflict with his fantasy world, or with his inflated and grandiose self-image” (does the latter phrase remind you of a certain current American president?).
Mr. Vaknin has further posited that this narcissistic inner psychology is related to what our fake doctor calls “magical thinking”.
Hence, before even running for office, Obama already saw himself as president, because his interior psychology was rooted in the narcissistic belief that his dreams, thoughts, and wishes could magically affect reality.
Additionally, he was capable of ignoring the gap between his “fantasies” about himself, and his actual modest real-life achievements (acting 'as if' he had actually achieved his wished-for accomplishments).
Fantasies, not reality?
Well, yes. For example, as a U.S. senator Barack Obama accomplished very little except masquerading as a “centrist” while still committed to the shared anarcho-leftist vision of his best friend Bill Ayers (to remake America into a socialist utopia like Cuba, Venezuela, or even the pre-Khrushchev Soviet Union).
And in the 12 years of his much-celebrated career as a legal scholar at Harvard University, Barack Obama did NOT publish a single scholarly paper or book.
[Don’t believe any of this? Then check out the following Web site for yourself: http://www.conservapedia.com/Barack Hussein Obama ]
Indeed, throughout his career as America’s president, Obama’s “reign” has been a narcissistic disaster.
Every mistake, or screw up, is someone else’s fault -- never his.
Blocked off from real-life evidence by his narcissistic “fantasies” and “magical thinking”, about his role in office, he has acted as if the economy has been booming under his wise stewardship (while the annual GDP has often been well below 1%, and the real-life unemployment rate has now reached 15%).
And here’s where the sociopathic elements of his narcissistic “magic thinking” most destructively kick in (for others, that is):
The very demographic minority (American blacks), to whom he presents himself as their advocate, if not savior, have suffered the most:
Recently, even liberal black broadcaster Tavis Smiley criticized Barack Obama for failing America’s black populace.
As Mr. Smiley (not smiling) told ‘HuffPost ‘ interviewer, Alyona Minkovski: “Sadly — and it pains me to say this — over the last decade, black folk, in the era of Obama, have lost ground in every major economic category.”
In fact, based on the Obama administration’s own statistics, reported as recently as March 24th 2016, black Americans are generally worse off NOW than when Obama was sworn in on January 20, 2009 and began his presidency!
For example, (1) the seasonally adjusted labor-force-participation rate for black Americans, in general, has slipped from 63.2 percent to 61.7 percent — down 2.4 percent; and (2) the seasonally adjusted labor-force-participation rate for black teenagers also sagged from 29.6 percent to 28.8 percent — down 2.7 percent.
Likely, the most important statistics of all?
(1) During Obama’s tenure, the percentage of black Americans struggling below the poverty line has ADVANCED, according to the most recent Census Bureau data, from 25.8 in 2009 to 26.2 in 2014 — up 1.6 percent.
(2) Real median income among black households during those years, according to the Census Bureau, sank from $35,954 to $35,398 — down 1.5 percent.
(3) The number of black food-stamp participants exploded across that time frame from 7,393,000 to 11,699,000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture—UP 58.2 percent!
(4) Additionally, the percentage of black Americans who own homes has DROPPED from 46.1 percent to 41.9 percent, according to the 2015 Census — down 9.1 percent.
And yet America’s president does NOT appear to feel guilty or care -- the classic trait of a high-functioning sociopath, seemingly possessing no conscience.
Further, he continues to forge ahead with high taxation policies which could bankrupt the middle class; and he wallows in passive inaction against middle-east terrorism, lest his narcissist-driven “legacy” as a world peacemaker be spoiled.
And in that regard, how can we not reference what this reality-challenged president considers will be his greatest historical legacy (to be celebrated by future historians, deluded left-wing academics, and the Nobel peace-prize committee again) – his “peace-making” deal with Iran.
And, indeed, his “legacy” nuclear deal with Iran is indeed based on pure fantasy about the nature of his new “frenemies” – with America’s president consequently ready to metaphorically give away the store to new his new allies (who continue to “disrespect” him before a global audience, blatantly breaking as many conditions of the original agreement as they wish – for example, conducting banned missile launches & financing such middle-east terror groups as Hamas & Hezbollah).
In fact, sometimes “narcissistic grandiosity” doesn’t even begin to describe Barack Obama’s perception of his powers to impact the planet.
After all, remember his own platitudinous assessment of the beginning of his new presidency – “this is the moment we will see the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal”.
And now back to Mr. Vaknin, the self-described clinical expert on narcissism and author of “Malignant Self Love”.
Not surprisingly, I guess, Mr. Vaknin -- perhaps as act of hero worship -- penned his own perspective on the narcissistic traits and behavior of America’s first “hope & change” president (lots of hope and little change).
In a classic essay on what our fake psychiatrist described as “the anarchistic psychology” of Barack Obama, Mr. Vaknin hypothesizes that Obama “feels that he is above the law” – hence Obama's many arbitrary & unconstitutional executive orders.
Other behavioral traits, of America’s current leader, also qualify him for the diagnosis of self-serving (and self-deluding) narcissist, according to the fake doctor:
(1) Someone who talks about himself in the 3rd person singular or uses the regal “we” and craves to be the exclusive center of attention, even adulation.
And indeed, in celebrating the many “achievements” of his non-achieving administration, it always is about Barack Obama, not about his cabinet or military or intelligence advisers.
And even when supposedly chronicling the life of his father (in his book, “Dreams Of My Father”), the number of references to himself almost exceed the number of stars in our galaxy.
(2) Has a messianic-cosmic vision of himself (and his life) and his “mission”.
And in my opinion, that would include establishing such a self-perceived historical "legacy" as a peace ‘deal’ with Iran (to supposedly end their nuclear weapon development), no matter what the present & future risk to innocent civilians in Israel & other nations in the Middle East.
Not to mention showering the criminal Mullahs of Iran with tons of cash to finance terrorist attacks on Israel and America (and finance Hamas & Hezbollah).
(3) Sets ever more complex rules in a convoluted world of grandiose fantasies, expressed with his own language (jargon) – for example, in my opinion, robotically echoing the same reality-challenged promise that he will chase these inhumane “people” -- who savagely beheaded Christians -- to the ends of the earth until their unacceptable “behavior” is “constrained”.
• Displays false modesty and unctuous “folksiness” but is unable to sustain these behaviors (the persona, or mask) for long. And so, again in my opinion, this “mask” inevitably slips and the true Obama is revealed: haughty, aloof, distant, and disdainful of the "simple folk" (not possessing Barack's superior intellect) – for example Mr. Obama once criticizing ignorant Republican voters for “clinging to their guns and religion”.
(4) Sublimates aggression and holds grudges – for example against former New England Senator Joe Lieberman, for Lieberman’s opposition to some of Obama announced policies.
(5) Behaves as an eternal adolescent.
And in my opinion that would be in terms of (a) his choice of language; (b) the youthful image he attempts to project, particularly in his first presidential campaign; and (c) his feeling of “entitlement” (deserving special treatment), even though his objective accomplishments do not justify it – for example, expecting to win another Nobel peace prize and go down in history as one of America’s most accomplished presidents.
Is Barack Obama the new Abraham Lincoln, or just a more bungling narcissistic version of Jimmy Carter?
I’m advocating for the latter description (America’s bungling new narcissistic version of Jimmy Carter), no matter the exact opposite (positive) image which “New York Times” editorial writers continue to propagandize these days!