Skip to comments.Psychology of a Killer
Posted on 05/23/2012 2:30:52 PM PDT by No One Special
This article, A Shrink Asks: What's Wrong with Obama? doesn't provide a very good psychological analysis, but it mentions this much, which is worth considering to get to the correct conclusion about Barack Obama:
Obama himself is a strange bird. He doesn't fit easily into any diagnostic category. Many people attribute Obama's oddness to his narcissism. True, Obama has a gargantuan ego, and he is notoriously thin-skinned. Yet a personality disorder like narcissism does not explain Obama's strangeness: his giggling while being asked about the economy; his continuing a shout-out rather than announcing the Ft. Hood shootings; or his vacations, golfing, partying and fundraising during the calamitous oil spill.
Take also Obama's declaring on the "Today Show" that he wants to know whose ass to kick. Consummate narcissists would never stoop to this vulgar display of adolescent machismo.
Obama is flat when passion is needed; he's aggressive when savvy is required. What's most worrisome is that Obama doesn't even realize that his behavior is inappropriate."
The author is correct: despite all the claims that Obama is a narcissist, that designation is completely wrong as an identification. Narcissism is "excessive self-love". There's nothing about himself that Obama loves, and nothing worth being excessive about; he is dominated by a well-earned self-loathing.
The meaning of that is significant, and not to be dismissed as a harmless aberration. Quoting John Galt in Atlas Shrugged,
"You who've never grasped the nature of evil, you who describe them as 'misguided idealists'—may the God you invented forgive you!—they are the essence of evil, they, those anti-living objects who seek, by devouring the world, to fill the selfless zero of their soul. It is not your wealth that they're after. Theirs is a conspiracy against the mind, which means: against life and man…
"It is a conspiracy without leader or direction, and the random little thugs of the moment who cash in on the agony of one land or another are chance scum riding the torrent from the broken dam of the sewer of centuries, from the reservoir of hatred for reason, for logic, for ability, for achievement, for joy, stored by every whining anti-human who ever preached the superiority of the 'heart' over the mind.
"It is a conspiracy of all those who seek, not to live, but to get away with living…
"...a conspiracy that unites by links of evasion all those who pursue a zero as a value:
"The professor who, unable to think, takes pleasure in crippling the mind of his students,
"The businessman who, to protect his stagnation, takes pleasure in chaining the ability of competitors,
"The neurotic who, to defend his self-loathing, takes pleasure in breaking men of self-esteem,
"The incompetent who takes pleasure in defeating achievement,
"The mediocrity who takes pleasure in demolishing greatness,
"The eunuch who takes pleasure in the castration of all pleasure —
"and all their intellectual munition-makers, all those who preach that the immolation of virtue will transform vices into virtue."
Except for the businessman, Obama is all of these (and he deals with those kinds of businessmen -- the George Soros / Warren Buffett / Solyndra variety).
The real reason many people promote the narcissist term -- aside from ignorance of what it means -- is that they want to denigrate self-interest as such and attack such self-respect as any man or woman may have earned for themselves.
The article goes on to examine Obama's dysfunctional childhood and ask if there's some blame there for what he's become, but no definitive conclusions are offered.
The answer, in my opinion, starts with the one I've given for years: Obama is a megalomaniacal power-luster:
meg·a·lo·ma·ni·a (m g -l -m n - , -m n y ). n. 1. A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
Consider that monster designation — as the old Jesuit saying goes, "Give me a child for the first seven years and you may do what you like with him afterwards." His parents, grandparents, mentors, associates—had Obama for an entire lifetime.
Victor Hugo, in his novel The Man Who Laughs, put it this way:
…The comprachicos, or comprapequenos, were a strange and hideous nomadic association, famous in the seventeenth century, forgotten in the eighteenth, unknown today.
…Comprachicos, as well as comprapequeÃ±os, is a compound Spanish word that means “child-buyers.” The comprachicos traded in children. They bought them and sold them.
They did not steal them. The kidnapping of children is a different industry.
And what did they make of these children?
The people need laughter; so do the kings. Cities require side-show freaks or clowns; palaces require jesters …
To succeed in producing a freak, one must get hold of him early. A dwarf must be started when he is small …
Hence, an art. There were educators. They took a man and turned him into a miscarriage; they took a face and made a muzzle. They stunted growth; they mangled features. This artificial production of teratological cases had its own rules. It was a whole science. Imagine an inverted orthopedics. Where God had put a straight glance, this art put a squint. Where God had put harmony, they put deformity. Where God had put perfection, they brought back a botched attempt. And, in the eyes of connoisseurs, it is the botched that was perfect …
The practice of degrading man leads one to the practice of deforming him. Deformity completes the task of political suppression…
The comprachicos had a talent, to disfigure, that made them valuable in politics. To disfigure is better than to kill. There was the iron mask, but that is an awkward means. One cannot populate Europe with iron masks; deformed mountebanks, however, run through the streets without appearing implausible; besides, an iron mask can be torn off, a mask of flesh cannot. To mask you forever by means of your own face, nothing can be more ingenious…
(translation by Ayn Rand)
"Power, Petey." ...Toohey was smiling, almost indifferently.So it is with people today. Toohey goes on to elaborate how one achieves power, and among his methods,
"You...always said..." Keating began thickly, and stopped.
"I've always said just that. Clearly, precisely and openly. It's not my fault if you couldn't hear."
"Then there's another way. Kill by laughter. Laughter is an instrument of human joy. Learn to use it as a weapon of destruction. Turn it into a sneer. It's simple. Tell them to laugh at everything. Tell them that a sense of humor is an unlimited virtue. Don't let anything remain sacred in a man's soul--and his soul won't be sacred to him. Kill reverence and you've killed the hero in man. One doesn't reverence with a giggle. He'll obey and he'll set no limits to his obedience--anything goes--nothing is too serious.There you have the explanation for Obama's giggles. Quoting Galt once again,
"Every dictator is a mystic, and every mystic is a potential dictator...
"Make no mistake about the character of mystics. To undercut your consciousness has always been their only purpose throughout the ages—and power, the power to rule you by force, has always been their only lust...
"A mystic is driven by the urge to impress, to cheat, to flatter, to deceive, to force that omnipotent consciousness of others. 'They' are his only key to reality, he feels that he cannot exist save by harnessing their mysterious power and extorting their unaccountable consent, 'They' are his only means of perception and, like a blind man who depends on the sight of a dog, he feels he must leash them in order to live. To control the consciousness of others becomes his only passion; power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind...
"A mystic craves obedience from men, not their agreement. He wants them to surrender their consciousness to his assertions, his edicts, his wishes, his whims—as his consciousness is surrendered to theirs. He wants to deal with men by means of faith and force—he finds no satisfaction in their consent if he must earn it by means of facts and reason. Reason is the enemy he dreads ...
"...the feelings that move him from then on are hatred for all the values of man's life, and lust for all the evils that destroy it, A mystic relishes the spectacle of suffering, of poverty, subservience and terror; these give him a feeling of triumph, a proof of the defeat of rational reality. But no other reality exists.
"No matter whose welfare he professes to serve, be it the welfare of God or of that disembodied gargoyle he describes as 'The People,' no matter what ideal he proclaims in terms of some supernatural dimension—in fact, in reality, on earth, his ideal is death, his craving is to kill, his only satisfaction is to torture...
"there is no way to please him; when you obey, he will reverse his orders; he seeks obedience for the sake of obedience and destruction for the sake of destruction. You who are craven enough to believe that you can make terms with a mystic by giving in to his extortions—there is no way to buy him off, the bribe he wants is your life...
"Death is the premise at the root of their theories, death is the goal of their actions in practice—and you are the last of their victims."
Toohey was more direct, in explaining what he wants to do to independent men:
"I don't want to kill him. I want him in jail. You understand? In jail. In a cell. Behind bars. Locked, stopped, strapped--and alive. He'll get up when they tell him to. He'll eat what they give him. He'll move when he's told to move and stop when he's told. He'll walk to the jute mill, when he's told, and he'll work as he's told. They'll push him, if he doesn't move fast enough, and they'll slap his face when they feel like it, and they'll beat him with rubber hose if he doesn't obey. And he'll obey. He'll take orders. He'll take orders!"
I would agree 100% except I don’t think he was made into monster.
I think he is a natural-born a monster who was trained to be an übermonster.
That is the scariest thing I have read in a long time. And, considering how many scary things have been happening the last couple years, that’s saying a lot.
The only important concern is the stage of tyranny at which a substantial number of citizens will declare, “No more.”
I think it is an easier diagnostic to just call the man what he is.... a sociopath
It disturbed me too and for a few seconds I felt hopelessness but then I remembered that I could pray.
Coud be. I don’t think he’s at all capable of changing which, if true, I think makes him very unusual.
“Obama’s mother was a radical, revolutionary communist. So was his birth father (who died while trying to overthrow the Kenyan government, and who worked for the KGB). His adopted father was a communist revolutionary. His own admitted mentor was a communist under KGB control (Frank Davis). His grandparents were communists (probably under KGB control). Etc. The man’s entire life has been spent in that red-light district, and it produced a lifeform dominated by one emotion: hatred for anyone of ability, hatred for anyone with a love of life.”
I want to know the sources for the above, which I believe questionable, at best.
Sounds plausible. I sometimes think amphetamines or cocaine could explain the ups and downs and flats and peaks of his behavior.
This article, A Shrink Asks: What’s Wrong with Obama?
Long useless article.
There is a simple answer
Obama is the American President and he is not an American
Nothing to do with here he was born. He is not an American in thought, action, belief, or foundation.
How can you guide America and Americans when you have nothing in common with most of them??
It’s a Shrink. Who Cares what it thinks?
“The psychiatrist who accused Ronald Reagan of diminished mental capacity has now been accused of the same.
Louis Gottschalk gained prominence in 1987 by claiming that his studies of President Reagan’s speech patterns showed Reagan had been suffering from diminished mental ability as early as 1980.
Gottschalk’s son claims, in a lawsuit designed to save the family jewels, his father (a renowned psychiatrist) “lost up to $3 million over 10 years to a Nigerian Internet scam.”
Obama's biographies validate every claim referenced as to his parentage and upbringing. They are questionable only in the sense that the man himself is questionable.
Sounds like Hannity's characterization of The Won ... "If only Obama knew what effect his policies are having...".
Surprisingly, many Soviet citizens did not realize who was responsible for the madness, thinking it was due to some breakdown in the system or officials who had gone off the deep end. People would say: "If only Stalin knew!" Sometimes concerned citizens would even try to write Stalin with complaints, an action that was likely to prove a grave mistake. Stalin often scribbled comments on documents and letters that went across his desk; when he received pleas from citizens in desperate distress, he would scrawl mocking or contemptuous remarks on them -- and often order the arrest of the authors.
Above from here.
Obama’s biographies...which have been, over and over again, proven to be fake.
I do not believe his white grandparents were communists.
What do you base this on? They consorted with known communists.
According to who?
According to Obama himself. He mentions in his own writings a friend of his grandfather by the name of Frank, who is certainly Frank Marshal Davis, a known communist with an FBO jacket. Frank had Commie friends, all commies have commie friends, it goes with the territory.
If you’d like an internet link, see Wikipedia’s entry.
You can also do a search on Frank Marshal Davis and come up with a lot more. He was also a sexual deviant.
BHO2 is a liar. He lies about damned near everything. Since William Ayers has acknowledged writing BHO2’s first ‘autobiography’, I also assume the story of Frank Marshall Davis is more apocryphal than true.
Stanley Armour Dunham was a Quartermaster in the Army Air Force during WWII, and his wife, Madilyn Paine Dunham, worked on a Boeing B-29 assembly line in Wichita, Kansas. These were church-going people, Methodists, I believe.
There is a family portrait of Stanley Armour, Madilyn, and Stanley Ann which was taken about when Ann was 10-years old. Stanley Ann is dressed in a private girl’s school uniform and perched on a sofa arm next to her Dad while her Mom is on the other side of him. Stanley Armour is dressed in a well-tailored suit (fine suiting material; it drapes well) and Madilyn is dressed in a very elegant, close-fitting high necked, full sleeved dress made of burnt-out silk velvet - very expensive material even today.
The school uniform is that of a private girl’s school in Beirut, Lebanon, and the clothing of Mr.and Mrs. Dunham is very expensive for a couple working as a fruniture salesman and a bank escrow officer in Kansas but this type of dress would not have been out of place in Beirut, 1952. It is far more likely that Stanley Armour Dunham worked in some capacity for the U.S.Government and was stationed in the embassy in Lebanon.
Now, does that sound like commie chums to you?
The State Department during that time was FILLED with commies. Actually, your theory fits perfectly with the Dunham family were commies theory.
Perhaps the Obama Joker poster was more accurate than we initially thought? He knows he's a monster, he knows the people who have been using him have been covering for him, to conceal from the world just how unexceptional his intellect is. He just wants to bring it all down.
Their lifestyle would not fit that of a government employee in the 1950's. At least not for somebody only getting checks from the UNITED STATES government.
Are you really that dense?
Am I dense? Oh no, far from it.
I used to work for the Navy Security Group as a linguist and cryptanalyst, working a desk involved in North African, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern intelligence. A part of my job involved reading reports from various intelligence agencies, some of which were military, others not.
This is really dicey, as I cannot directly tell you how and what I know from my experience in government, but I can tell you an experience I had afterwards.
About ten years after I was honorably discharged, one of my civilian coworkers, a naturalized citizen originally from an equitorial African nation, told me how the U.S. government treated him when he attended university in the U.S. He was squired around at U.S. expense, and shown all the great things and places that existed in the U.S. He was so impressed he told them he was applying for naturalization. The Feds tried to talk him out of it, but he went ahead and the velvet gloved treatment ended abruptly.
Later, when he paid a visit to his folks back in the old country, he happened to encounter one of his former classmates from university. This former classmate told him the U.S. government pressured him to work as an intelligence asset for them when he returned and acquired a government job, but he refused.
By the way, my coworker is a conservative Republican and applied for, and was accepted, to Navy OCS (Officers Candidate School). He is now a Naval Officer and a licensed engineer.
There exist three photographs which I believe back up my thesis.
Are you assuming that we should dismiss all of the domestic chatter in Obama’s bios? His grandparents were active in leftist social circles. That is independently verified by their Unitarian connections. His grandfather was best friends with a pedophile who was a card carrying Communist. These were O’s primary influence during his teen years. I will have to do a bit of digging but I remember references to his Grandmother as a communist sympathizer.
Your story is interesting. How is it enlightening? Are we to draw the inference that O was being cultivated by our own CIA? Never heard that one before.
“Are you assuming that we should dismiss all of the domestic chatter in Obama’s bios?”
Absolutely! I have noticed over the past four years that whenever BHO2 says something, we can all expect the opposite to be true. Haven’t you noticed that? And as for the Unitarian Church, why wouldn’t they lie if threatened or worse, agree with BHO2’s agenda?
Stanley Armour Dunham died 20-years ago. He is buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery), which serves as a memorial to those men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. It doesn’t mean he wasn’t a communist but it does mean he was a patriot. And THAT is, to me, the spark to Obama’s burning hatred.
The family mentioned in BHO2’s biography are, by the most part, all dead. His grandparents, parents, and stepfather are not here to dispute the autobiography. BHO2 can say anything he wants, correct?
Pertinent facts to me: BHO2 hates the United States. He hates white people. He is a Marxist-Leninist and an atheist (he is only Muslim or Christian when it is politcally expedient) - so he hates all forms of religion and faith, and hates capitalism. His grandparents are white, grandpa is a military vet and grandma is a vice president of a bank. American, white, and capitalist serving plus they were church going folks. His hatred burns hot.
The shrink who wrote the article got this fact perfectly - BHO2 is self-loathing. BHO2’s comment about abortion, “I don’t want my daughhters punished with a baby,..” is truly unfinished, as I believe he meant to add “...like my mother.”
Barack H. Obama Sr. was deported. He was kicked out of Harvard for reasons that to me are ridiculous because being a womanizer is no crime. But if that behavior might make you blackmailable in the future, say by the KGB, then yeah, I can see why Obama Sr. was booted.
The Dunhams paid a high price. I believe that Stanley Ann met both her future husbands through her father. Unfortunately, she probably trusted BHO when she should not have and allowed herself to be seduced. She became pregnant and that put her father in a terrible predicament.
Her parents cajoled BHO into marrying their daughter and they paid for the trip to Kenya. Perhaps it was their idea or maybe it was their daughters; but she went to Kenya with the objective of persuading the Luo tribe to take the baby. They said NO! By the time she decided to return to Hawaii her pregnancy was too far along and BOAC said she couldn’t fly out of Nairobi.
Theirs was not a love match. She never met up again with BHO until 1971 in Hawaii, and her body language is, well, emphatically negative. This particularly makes me believe he raped her in November of 1960.
So, no one wanted little Barry - not his grandparents, not his mother, his father, not even his tribe.
No wonder he hates himself! The only person who probably showed any interest in him as a small child was Lolo Soetoro, his stepfather/adopted dad later in Indonesia. And that did not end well, either.
I'm not quite convinced about Grandpa Dunham not being a Communist, but I agree with you about the likely source of his inner rage.
Barry was not wanted by his mom. As soon as Ann and Lolo had their new baby Maya, when Barry was 9, they made plans to ship Barry back to the US the following year. They had no time for him and no interest in him (at least that is how a 10 year old would see it). That had to have scarred him badly.
So glad I asked. The aprobation sociopath fits your thesis nicely. Barry is a Manchurian candidate without compare. It is remarkable that the worse one can imagine about Obama turns out to be incomplete and insufficient. He is so much worse than can be imagined.
This could explain why the marriage foundered. Nothing can damage a marital relationship quicker than an emotionally damaged stepchild. But it is only speculation on my part.
That would also explain why the hurried exodus of 10-year old Barry from Indonesia, his status as an Indonesian refugee, and the rush to annul the adoption. These were efforts to put him beyond the reach of Indonesian authorities. There does exist an INS file for Barry Soetoro, subpoenaed for a courts martial but ultimately denied by Homeland Security. Janet Napolitano supposedly has possession of said file. The following link explains the name ‘Barry Soetoro’. (Note in the article “the two gentlemen from Virginia” who are mentioned. Curiouser and curiouser!)
Note: when BHO2 received an American passport as part of his Senate election, he said it was the first time he had ever had an American passport. So, how did he travel to Asia prior to becoming a Senator? He used an Indonesian passport. It is certainly suspect, that he is still an Indonesian citizen.
I've always suspected that the secret to BHO2 lies in Indonesia, the place of his formative years. There must be a reason why the Democratic Party, in the summer of 2007, sent a member to Jakarta to buy up all BHO2’s records and family photographs. See:
Holy crap! My mother’s maiden name is Armour—this better not be part of my family. I’m really gonna be pissed then!! I have never heard of relatives out west tho.
Stanley Armour Dunham was born in Kansas.
If you go to Wikipedia, they provide a geneology of the Dunham forebears, which details how the Armour family relates.
I just haven’t kept up with this issue as I should have. This shouldn’t have been a surprise to me. I have neglected this issue of obvious treason and destruction of the Constitution.
But thank you for the info.
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