Skip to comments.Demonization is merely a symptom
Posted on 03/26/2009 3:54:51 PM PDT by Als Politics
Demonization is just as symptom of something larger. Its very much like the acquaintance you have that feels its necessary to cut down someone to make him/herself look better, of course thats only in his or her eyes. Others see this person for what they are, and yet the perpetrator never sees his/her actions as objectionable.
Everything comes in levels, and Im sure every one of us has seen this behavior. Usually this behavior stems from insecurity. Demonization is something entirely different, it is clearly meant to do damage. We are seeing this behavior from our seated President. He sees ANY critical questions as a personal attack on his being. He does it for reasons we dont understand, the attacks dont seem rational, they seem to be taken farther then what seems to be rational.
Many people have the problem President Obama has, and to the typical person he appears to have the god complex, or egotistical and in many ways they are right. Unfortunately it goes much deeper then that. Many Presidents and powerful people have this problem, and it was usually the cause for their downfall. NPD, known as Narcissistic Personality Disorder is very common, and becoming more common as the generation of the entitled comes into maturity.
Being a Narcissist isnt being in love with ones self, as most people think, it is being in love with the image they portray. This image is never realistic, but is how the narcissist thinks of him/herself. No challenge to intelligence/ thought process, or general issues can be passed up, the NPD strikes back with undo ferocity. The thought process becomes tainted, where the image is always the most important thing, NOTHING else is important. This grandiose behavior manifests itself in less then 1% of the population. They talk as if they are the only ones who matter, or whose opinion matters, they have a very exaggerated sense of self-importance. They use others and discard them with no feeling, when their purpose is done. The narcissist is a skilled communicator. He uses language as an instrument to obtain Narcissistic Supply or as a weapon to obliterate his "enemies" and discarded sources with.
The NPD sees himself as the center of the universe, and all people and issues revolve around him/her. Unfortunately most NPDs go undiagnosed and therefore untreated. The NPD never sees the problem as his or hers, they always practice transference even if they are diagnosed, the treatment is almost never successful, as the ingrained behavior is so cunning and refined at that point, it is mere childs play to deceive. Nothing is worse than living with an NPD, and until you do its hard to judge its devastating effect on those around you. Its not the color of your skin Mr. President its the thinnest!
To read more about this problem go to http://www.halcyon.com/jmashmun/npd/dsm-iv.html#npd
To read an actual forum for NPD survivors http://thepsychopath.freeforums.org/asperger-or-npd-t1646.html
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We have seen two democrat ‘presidents’ in a row who’s fathers abandoned them. I think they both have something to prove as a result of that abandonment.
Bears repeating. So true, so true!
Yes, I wrote this article because I lived with an NPD for 27 years, at least a president has a two term limit thank god!
I guess I haven’t seen enough of Obama to judge if he has NPD. Clinton certainly had it.
Having been raised by a mother with NPD, I usually pick up on it fairly quickly. I think people who’ve had to spend extended amounts of time around people with NPD are pretty much immune to their charm (and they can be quite charming).
Someone with NPD is absolutely convinced that everyone else adores them and is fawning all over them. They literally have no empathy, no understanding that other people might have goals/motives/desires that are completely independent of the narcissist. They also see no fault in themselves, and, perceiving themselves as geniuses, cannot accept any criticism because their ideas are perfect.
Clinton was in love with himself, and wanted popularity above all else.
Obama—as I said, I’ve not seen too much of him, but my impression is that he is a true believer who will stop at nothing and will justify any means to achieve the goal, which is totalitarianism. I’m not so sure that’s narcissism so much as megalomania.
Maybe this article will help