[StBernard] Narcissism and Obama

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Sun Nov 2 14:24:17 EST 2008

I try to check these things out before forwarding them. This one is true.
You can Google Dr. Sam Vaknin and get the same information. This is the
most frightening one yet. Maybe because it is more clinical than political.

Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer

By Ali Sina

I must confess, I was not impressed by Sen. Barack Obama from the first time
I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked
youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident, a wholesome presidential
package. I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness but also
because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling.
His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. Obama's
speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history.
Never a politician in this land had such a quasi "religious" impact on so
many people. The fact that Obama is a total incognito with zero
accomplishment makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama is not an
ordinary man. He is not a genius. In fact, he is quite ignorant on most
important subjects. Barack Obama is a narcissist. Dr. Sam Vaknin, the author
of "Malignant Self Love," also believes, "Barack Obama appears to be a

Vaknin is a world authority on narcissism. He understands it and describes
the inner mind of a narcissist like no other person. When he talks about
narcissism everyone listens. Vaknin says that Obama's language, posture and
demeanor, and the testimonies of his closest, nearest and dearest suggest
that the Senator is either a narcissist or he may have narcissistic
personality disorder (NPD).

Narcissists project a grandiose but false image of themselves. Jim Jones,
the charismatic leader of People's Temple, the man who led over 900 of his
followers to cheerfully commit mass suicide and even murder their own
children was also a narcissist. Charles Manson, Joseph Koni, Shoko Asahara,
Joe Stalin, Saddam, Mao Zedong, Kim Jong IL, and Adolph Hitler are a few
examples of narcissists of our time. All these men had a tremendous
influence over their fanciers and followers. They created a personality cult
around themselves, and with their blazing speeches elevated their admirer's
souls, filled their hearts with enthusiasm and instilled in their minds a
new zest for life. Those men gave their followers hope! They promised them
the moon, but alas, they invariably brought them to their doom. When you are
a victim of a cult of personality, you don't know it until it is too late.

One determining factor in the development of NPD is childhood abuse.
"Obama's early life was decidedly chaotic and replete with traumatic and
mentally bruising dislocations," says Vaknin. "Mixed-race marriages were
even less common then. His parents went through a divorce when he was an
infant (two years old). Obama saw his father only once again, before he died
in a car accident. His mother re-married and Obama had to relocate to
Indonesia, a foreign land with a radically foreign culture, to be raised by
a stepfather. He was raised as an only child, full of himself and no others.
He never had to share the spotlight with any siblings. At the age of ten, he
was whisked off to live with his maternal (white) grandparents. He saw his
mother only intermittently in the following few years and then she vanished
from his life in 1979. She died of cancer in 1995."

One must never underestimate the manipulative genius of pathological
narcissists. They project such an imposing personality that it overwhelms
those around them. Charmed by the charisma of the narcissist, people become
like clay in his hands. They cheerfully do his bidding and delight to be at
his service. The narcissist shapes the world around him and reduces others
in his own inverted image. He creates a cult of personality; his admirers
become his co-dependents.

Narcissists have no interest in things that do not help them to reach their
personal objectives. They are focused on one thing alone, and that is power.
All other issues are meaningless to them and they do not want to waste their
precious time on trivialities. Anything that does not help them is beneath
them and does not deserve their attention. If an issue raised in the Senate
does not help Obama in one way or another, he has no interest in it. The
"Present" vote is a safe vote; he used the "Present" all the time as a
member of the Illinois legislature. No one can criticize him if things go
wrong. Why should he implicate himself in issues that may become
controversial when they don't help him personally? Those issues are unworthy
by their very nature because they are not about him.

Obama's election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review led
to a contract and an advance to write a book about race relations. The
University of Chicago Law School provided him with a fellowship and an
office to work on his book. The book took him a lot longer than expected and
at the end it devolved into., guess what? His own autobiography! Instead of
writing a scholarly paper focusing on race relations, for which he had been
paid, Obama could not resist writing about his most sublime self. He
entitled the book "Dreams from My Father."

Not surprisingly, Adolph Hitler also wrote his own autobiography when he was
still nobody. So did Stalin. For a narcissist no subject is as important as
his own self. Why would he waste his precious time and genius writing about
insignificant things when he can write about such an august being as
himself? Narcissists are often callous and even ruthless. As the norm, they
lack conscience. This is evident from Obama's lack of interest in his own
brother who lives on only one dollar per month. A man who lives in luxury,
who takes a private jet to vacation in Hawaii, and who has raised nearly a
half billion dollars for his campaign (something unprecedented in history)
has no interest in the plight of his own brother. Why? His brother cannot be
used for his ascent to power. A narcissist cares for no one but himself.

This election is like no other election in the history of America. The
issues are insignificant compared to what is at stake. What can be more
dangerous than having a man bereft of a conscience, a serial liar, and one
who cannot distinguish his fantasies from reality as the leader of the free

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. [Witness Al Gore's Income Tax; it reveals that he
gave away NO MONEY to charities, not even to a church!] Obama evinces
symptoms of pathological narcissism, which is different from the
run-of-the-mill narcissism of a Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton, for example.
To him reality and fantasy are intertwined. This is a mental health issue,
not just a character flaw. Pathological narcissists are dangerous because
they look normal and even intelligent. It is this disguise that makes them
treacherous. [Look up the word 'treachery.']

Today the Democrats have placed all their hopes in Obama. But this man could
put an end to their party [and to this great nation]. The great majority of
blacks have also decided to vote for Obama. Only a fool does not know that
their support for him is racially driven.

Let us call a spade a spade [No pun intended]. This is racism, pure and
simple. The truth is that, while everyone carries a misconceived collective
guilt towards blacks for wrongs done centuries ago by a bygone people to a
bygone people, the blacks carry a collective rancor, enmity or vendetta
towards non-blacks, and to this day want to "stand up" to the white man.
They seem to be stuck in 19th century [encouraged by race baiters like Al
Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and others].

The downside of this is, that if Obama turns out to be the disaster I
predict, he will cause widespread resentment among the whites. The blacks
are unlikely to give up their support of their man. Cultic mentality is
pernicious and unrelenting. They will dig their heads deeper in the sand and
blame Obama's detractors of racism. This will cause a backlash among the
whites. The white supremacists will take advantage of the discontent and
they will receive widespread support. I predict that in less than four
years, racial tensions will increase to levels not seen since the turbulent
1960s. Obama will set the clock back decades. Americas 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 Maoist
Castroists, the Hezbollah, the Hamas, the lawyers of the Guantanamo
terrorists, and virtually all sworn enemies of America are so thrilled by
the prospect of "their man" in the White House. America is on the verge of
destruction. There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological
narcissist as president.

R. Daniel

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