Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Coolest President Evah!

I have a friend who keeps saying that. There is no changing his mind, I don't even try. I don't even bring up the subject, but "he's just so cool!" There are a lot of people like that. A lot. I hope it is not too late when they realize the truth. The writer of the following articles - Ali Sina - has got Obama's number. For sure.

Understanding Obama

There are other disturbing similarities. Like Hitler and Khomeini, Obama also likes to create a cult of personality around himself. As stated above, when a large number of a population is discontent, a charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and present himself as the agent of change. He can create a cult of Personality by associating himself with the idea of change. He convinces everyone that things are terrible and a drastic change is needed. He then casts himself as the only person who can deliver this revolutionary transformation that everyone is waiting for. He portrays himself as a benevolent guide; the only one who cares about people and their needs and can pull them out of their alleged misery. In reality, they have no clue about how to address the problem - have no experience, no track record. But they are convincing because they are self assured.

These revolutionary leaders need foes. They exaggerate the problems. They make everything look gloomy. They lie, cheat and slander their opponents while casting themselves as the saviors of the nation. Hitler chose the Jews to blame for everything that was wrong in Germany. Khomeini made the Shah and his westernization plans his scapegoats. Obama has chosen President George W. Bush to smear. He can rally people around himself, as long as he can instill in them the dislike of Bush and equate his rival, McCain to him. Sigmund Freud wrote, "It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggressiveness" (Civilization and Its Discontents).

A cult of personality is excessive adulation, admiration and exaltation of a charismatic leader, often with unproven merits or achievements. It is similar to hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders.

What Will The Future Bring Under Obama?

The above are nine of the world's most famous narcissists (Jim Jones, Charles Manson, Joseph Kony, Mao Ze Dong, Barak Hussein Obama, David Koresh, Adoph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Saddam Hussein.) All these men were adored by those who fell under their spell and believed in them. Obama is still an incognito. The rest were demented. Their power came from their believers. The devastation was caused by their believers. Their dark souls were hidden behind their charismatic masks. They raised hopes, but brought death. The one in the center has the potential to cause more harm than all of them combined, because he would be the most powerful man on Earth with access to the deadliest weapons ever invented and because the number of people who believe in him exceed the votaries of the rest. Today, Obama is the most popular man on the planet. His followers lie, cheat and break the law for him. Good people will do evil things under the spell of narcissists with clear conscience. That is the surreal power that narcissists have - the power to deceive.

Fasten your seatbelts and keep your head and arms inside the car at all times.

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