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
the Malignant Self Love, also believes, 'Barack Obama
appears to be a narcissist.'

Vaknin is a world authority on narcissism.
He understands narcissism 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, dearest and nearest 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. David Koresh,
Charles Manson, Joseph Koni, Shoko Asahara, Stalin, Saddam,
Mao, Kim Jong Ill and Adolph Hitler are a few examples of
narcissists of our time. All these men had a tremendous
influence over their fanciers. They created a personality
cult around themselves and with their blazing speeches
elevated their admirers' souls, filled their hearts with
enthusiasm and instilled in their minds a new zest for life.
They gave them hope! They promised them the moon, but alas,
invariably they 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. Then, his mother re-married and Obama had to
relocate to Indonesia : a foreign land with a radically
foreign culture, to be raised by a step-father. 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 himself 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 objective. 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 do 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. 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
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 half a billion dollars for his
campaign (something unprecedented in history) has no
interest in the plight of his own brother. Why? Because, his
brother cannot be used for his ascent to power. A narcissist
cares for no one but himself.

This election is like no other 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 conscience, a serial liar, and one who cannot
distinguish his fantasies from reality as the leader of the
free world?

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. Obama evinces symptoms of
pathological narcissism, which is different from the
run-of-the-mill narcissism of a Richard Nixon or a 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.

Today the Democrats have placed all their
hopes in Obama. But this man could put an end to their
party. 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. This is
racism, pure and simple. The truth is that while everyone
carries a misconceived collective guilt towards the 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.

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 never
seen since the turbulent 1960s. Obama will set the clock
back decades. America is 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 Ahmadi nejad,
Hugo Chavez, the Castrists, 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.