Skip to comments.Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer
Posted on 05/08/2009 8:24:37 AM PDT by unique
I was not impressed by Sen. Barack Obama after 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. It is so instinctive for most people to want to see blacks succeed. It is as if all humanity is carrying a collective guilt for what the ancestors of blacks endured. However, despite my initial interest in him, I was soon put off, 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.
It is surreal to see the level of hysteria in his admirers.
We are so screwed, America.
When I finally sat down long enough to actually listen to him; I was shocked and put off totally.
Though he spoke plenty, he said nothing!!!
His words were empty as I believe his heart is now. Empty, but for the hatred of this country and all who seek to make her great.
Starts with a messiah complex—being the only one to save the world by making the sheeple see that one person can make the change for the better—Hitler had it; Obozo has it. Next is having unlimited, unchecked power—Hitler had it; Obozo has it for 2009-2010 since demoncRATS control the WH & Legislative Branches and hope to have the Judicial Branch with the latest SCOTUS appointment.
The prick will eventually fail and the crash will be thundering!
Agreed. We would be much better off if Obama's heart and his head were as empty as his words. His heart is filled with things that are poisonous to our country, and his head has far too many ideas on how to get from today's freedom to the "change" that he hopes for.
My Mom (bless her soul) always taught me to be respectful of people, even those who abuse their power. That being said, I do agree with you that President Obama is headed for some type of fall. If the Lord wills, his thundrous fall will not hurt toooo many people...
I said it before and I’ll say it again. Obummer’s presidency: one small step for man, one giant goosestep for America.
I said it before and I’ll say it again. Obummer’s presidency: one small step for man, one giant goosestep for America.
THE OBAMA PATHOLOGY
The idea of the Authoritarian Personality originated in The Frankfurt School as a means of undermining the position of the father within the family circle and thereby undermine the family itself and ultimately the nation as a bulwark against communism. It was heavily larded with pseudo-Freudian analysis and was expanded to subvert all institutionalized authority. Every season we see an article, usually by some college professor with too much time in his hands or sometimes by psychiatrists acting either singly or in gaggles, opining that the current president, if he be Republican, is somehow psychologically deficient. No Republican president or Republican candidate in my lifetime has escaped this ritual psychoanalysis.
A recent excrescence of this genre is the book by Naomi Wolf in which she ludicrously argues that America, led by George Bush, is on the verge of descending into fascism. I have posted my objection to this sort of pseudoscience and I have tried to debunk this cheap propaganda so I am reluctant to engage hypocritically in the same game now. Well, I am going to do it anyway. I aim to indict about half of our whole society. The half, and likely more than half, that will vote for Barak Obama. My psychological conclusions do not pretend to the trappings of the "science" of the psyche and adorned with the word games of Freudian analysis, rather they are rooted in common sense.
The conclusion of anyone with common sense who has seen the films of innocent children singing their Obama songs or who has watched the quasi-military chanting and saluting of the Obama Youth in military garb must conclude that there is something very, very wrong with these people. I remember when I first saw the YouTube Children singing their Obama song I became conscious after a while that my mouth was gaping open, so appalled was I. My reaction to seeing the paramilitary gang marching into the karate hall was a mixture of embarrassment that these kids would make such fools of themselves and anger that adults would so brazenly manipulate children. Then I felt a creeping sense of unease that there was something potentially very sinister going on. Dear merciful God, this is Orwellian!
Beyond a very healthy repugnance to the spectacle of brainwashed children put on display, beyond the inescapable Maoist symbolism of it all, a commonsense person asks, what kind of man would permit this to go on in his name? What kind of parent would not seek to protect his child from such a man? What kind of pathology would lead parents who presumably love their children to consign those children to the demons of mind control? How could Americans fall for such a transparent cult of personality?
Unfortunately, we need not be uncertain about what kind of man would permit this grotesquerie to be advanced in his name. History provides us with plenty of examples: Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Kim Jong-Il come to mind and now we add Barak Obama to the list. Why has he not spoken out and repudiated this? Would not a decent man do so if only for the children?
If Obama will not speak out now as a candidate when a little modesty, even false modesty, would advance his chances, what will he do when he gains office with no resistance anywhere on the horizon; no opposition in either the House or the Senate, no voice in traditional media to be raised against him, no institutional resistance on a national level of any kind organized to discourage him? Because he condones this obscenity one must ask, Is Obama really a narcissist as has been claimed? If so, how far will he go when he has the levers of power in his hands when there is no effective resistance to his ego?
How dangerous is Barak Obama?
Is he too dangerous to be put in a place where he could literally get us all killed? Or Is he the indispensable man in some sense? I do not think so. There is nothing in his career that suggests that he is the man for this season. In a time of war he has no military experience. In a time of looming financial disaster, he has no economic credentials. If he is potentially dangerous and if he is not indispensable, why would so many people want to put him in a position where he could do us harm, even get us all killed?
My commonsense explanation is that there must be a pathology, a mass psychosis, that brings people to the point where not only are they eager to make him the most powerful man in the world but they are invoking his name and calling upon him to be their savior. This they do rather than falling on their knees out of fear of The Real God.
This is the Obama pathology.
To a middle-class conservative who instinctively rejects conspiracy theories and normally wants to think the best of people because that's what he learned in Sunday school, this deification of an empty suit is as bewildering as it is frightening. What in the world are these people thinking? Do they not weigh the risks of consigning their fate to an unqualified man, worse, a person tainted his whole life with stunningly dangerous confederates including felons and Communists and terrorists? What is the upside? What is it about this man whose career is utterly uninterrupted by any accomplishment which would motivate these people to risk their children and my children to whatever he might do to them? How do they know? How can they be sure? Don't they have any doubts?
My problem is that I am seeking after that which I cannot find. I want to find an explanation in logic for a phenomenon of emotion. It is easy for middle-class conservatives to overlook the power of emotion even though history provides plenty of examples even within our own culture in America. Can logic explain why so many drank Jim Jonse's Kool aid? Why Charles Manson commanded such blood loyalty? How many cheered OJ Simpson's acquittal? Why did princes Diana's passing traumatize a nation? These are not questions which are answered with everyday commonsense. One almost has to go to the Bible to see the answer in Old Testament allegory which lets us know that evil is and there will always be worshipers of the golden calf.
I fear that in November we conservatives might find ourselves involuntarily embarked upon a journey that is foreign to our epistemology. We may be going into dark places and we might well be pushed into a netherworld where our common sense values are of no use because it is a place where down is up and black is white, a place where gravity does not pull but pushes, a place where we will need a pocket translator in order to converse in English with our government, our children's teachers, and our keepers even though they superficially use the same words we do. We sense we are about to be overwhelmed by forces guided by the ghost of Saul Alinsky.
I fear the downside of the Obama Pathology after his election may extend to dimensions we cannot begin to fasten to our everyday understanding or to our common sense. We have no way of knowing what will come because we don't know anything really about Barak Obama. We do not know if he is purely evil, we do not know if he is a committed communist, we do not know if he is a racist, we do not know if he wishes to see the submergence of the United States into a greater world order, we do not know if he is a megalomaniac, we do not even know, God help us, if he hates America. We do not know, in short, if we are backs - to- the- wall confronted with the Liberals' quadrennial nightmare: A real Authoritarian Personality.
We do know that Barak Obama has already encouraged a cult of personality whose implications are truly frightening and fundamentally un-American.
It is so instinctive for most people to want to see blacks succeed.....
Not if the black in question is destroying the country! I don’t care what color they are! The simpletons that voted for him fell prey to this idea! Isn’t it great to see a black man in the White House?.... Not if he takes the country over a cliff! Wake up folks!
His hautiness and posturing remind me more of Benito Mussillini than Hitler, though both share philosophy and the narcissistic personalities.
His paraphrased answer:
"We do need to cut the budget. We cannot survive with these massive deficits. I would cut the budget in the following ways: I would invest in roads and bridges; I would invest in education and healthcare, and most importantly, I would invest in new, Green Technologies that hold the promise of giving a better future to our children."
People actually thought that was a brilliant answer. Of course, McCain was aksed the same question, and his answer was much simpler: "Defense."
I knew we were in trouble right there.
I see that often and it is so defeatist that I suspect the motive of the poster. Sure we have a major challenge in overcoming this administration but Americans have overcome more in the past.
I agree — I’ve said that he was Hitler from the beginning.
Hitler would not be amused!.....
I agree with you - screwed meaning - for now when I post it.
There will be an opportunity in 2010 to take over the house or senate or a least increase the Republican numbers so that it’s a little harder to screw most Americans.
On the other hand, Conservatives don’t even have a party - we must depend on the Republican Party, so even at that level we seem screwed at least for now.
Realistically, most posters here cannot agree on national candidates - “100% Conservative or nothing” - just post any sort of compromise and all hell breaks loose right on top of the poster - been there, done that.
So, yes we are so screwed.
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