Friday, February 5, 2010

Unlike Kennedy Technocrats, Obamist Class Warriors Run Economy Into the Abyss

Despite some fairly grandiose undertakings, including the moonshot, JFK was generally prudent with the pursestrings, and economically savvy. For example, he cut taxes to stimulate the economy, and was rewarded with increased overall revenues, much as Ronald Reagan did two decades later.

President Obama, by contrast, appears to be economically clueless, and is running the economy into the ground. Economic forecaster Gerald Celente tells a reporter in this video that the Obama national debt has now metastasized such that it will "never" be paid off, and that a very serious depression is in the offing as the capital markets react to that.

Gerald Celente : The Debt Is Never Going to be Paid Off, Raising the Debt Ceiling is Just a Stimulus Cover-up

Gerald Celente on Russia Today to speak about the debt problem

The House voted to increase to the legal debt limit to $14.3 trillion. Another way of describing it is that the House voted to allow the government to go $1.9 trillion deeper in debt - or about $6,000 more for every U.S. resident. The Senate approved a similar measure last week and the bill will now go to President Barack Obama and be signed into law. If Congress doesn't hike the debt ceiling, the U.S. would be unable pay Social Security and Medicare payments.

Trends Expert Gerald Celente is regarded as one of the foremost trend predictors in the world. This author of Trends 2000 and Trend Tracking, and publisher of The Trends Journal, is frequently a guest on television news and talk show programs.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What is a Pathological Narcissist?

Was JFK a narcissist? He was certainly adulterous and seemed to suffer from some sort of a sexual addiction, but he was capable of self-criticism, and received external criticism without reflexively
going on the attack. He didn't habitually misrepresent his earlier statements and positions, and he was prospectively pragmatic.

Joy Tiz writes in this Canada Free Press column that President Obama displays many of the telltale signs of pathological narcissism. I'm not entirely certain I agree with her diagnosis of the president's mental state, but she has given us some things to watch for.

The malignant narcissist carries a messianic vision of himself and is prone to magical thinking
Never Laugh at a Narcissist

By Joy Tiz
In 2008, America elected her first celebrity president. So pronounced was Barack Obama’s status as a pop culture celebrity that former rival John McCain ran ads comparing Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, two pop icons famous for their fame rather than their accomplishments.
A less qualified presidential candidate would have been hard to find. Yet Obama was not only a serious candidate and ultimate victor, but during his campaign, he pranced around, acting as if he already was president and the election was merely a ceremony to formalize his taking of the crown.

Narcissism is a personality disorder, meaning a cluster of traits that endure over time and, literally, are part of the individual’s personality. These traits go to the very core of the person’s identity; they are not transient or situational. The term “narcissism” is being mentioned in the media quite a lot recently, not only due in no small part to the election of Obama, but also because many experts believe that our culture, particularly youth culture, is becoming increasingly narcissistic.

Dr. Sam Vaknin describes the “malignant narcissist” as having pathological narcissism. The pathological narcissist will subtly misrepresent facts, or what we call in the political context, a flip-flop. Lacking a solid core of principles makes it easy to switch positions as required.
The malignant narcissist carries a messianic vision of himself and is prone to magical thinking; that is, he ignores data that conflicts with his fantasy.

Narcissists are high-maintenance creatures with little hope of changing. The personality disorder is baked into them. Barack Obama shows the thin-skinned nature of the narcissist in his responses to criticism. Narcissists also have no intestinal fortitude for ridicule. Not only does Barack Obama lash out at critics, he is entirely devoid of the kind of self-deprecating humor that can be so endearing in people in power.

Obama’s mentor, Saul Alinsky understood the use of ridicule as a weapon: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule.” (Rules for Radicals, Pg. 128).

Early in his presidency, Obama chose Rush Limbaugh as his target of choice. The mission is to get the enemy to react, which gives the revolutionary a measure of power and control over the prey. Alinsky doesn’t address this directly, but it would seem prudent to avoid selecting targets that are smarter than you are. Limbaugh deftly and entirely predictably turned Obama’s provocation into a ratings bonanza.

“The narcissist, though, rarely engages in self-directed, self-deprecating humour. If he does, he expects to be contradicted, rebuked and rebuffed by his listeners (Come on, you are actually quite handsome!), or to be commended or admired for his courage or for his wit and intellectual acerbity (I envy your ability to laugh at yourself!). As everything else in a narcissist’s life, his sense of humour is deployed in the interminable pursuit of Narcissistic Supply.”

For all of the narcissist’s grandiosity, he is driven by a relentless need to pursue and maintain a source of narcissistic supply.

“Yet, to obtain Narcissistic Supply, one must be taken seriously and to be taken seriously one must be the first to take oneself seriously. Hence the gravity with which the narcissist contemplates himself. This lack of levity and of perspective and proportion characterise the narcissist and set him apart.”

Narcissists are a volatile bunch, and people who live with them eventually find themselves on the receiving end of narcissistic rage when His Specialness feels a threat to his supply.

“Narcissists can be imperturbable, resilient to stress, and sangfroid. Narcissistic rage is not a reaction to stress – it is a reaction to a perceived slight, insult, criticism, or disagreement (in other words, to narcissistic injury). It is intense and disproportional to the ‘offence’.” Not unlike going on a rampage against Fox News or the banks.

“On the narcissist’s cosmic scale, the daily vagaries of life, the mundane, the routine are not important, even damagingly distracting. This is the source of his feeling of exceptional entitlement. Surely, engaged as he is in benefiting humanity through the exercise of his unique faculties - the narcissist deserves special treatment!”

“This is the source of his violent swings between opposite behaviour patterns and between devaluation and idealisation of others. To the narcissist, every minor development is nothing less than a portentous omen, every adversity is a conspiracy to upset his progress, every setback an apocalyptic calamity, every irritation the cause for outlandish outbursts of rage.”

“The narcissist will tell you it’s good to be able to laugh at oneself, 
But they never do. They laugh at other people.”

Joy Tiz,, born in Chicago, recalls when many democrats were actually normal people who were just wrong about everything. She has a law degree and an M.Sc. in psychology. Joy has written extensively about current events and politics. She writes for Canada Free Press. Joy’s latest book, Obamanutz: A Cult Leader Takes the White House provides an unblinking look at who Barack Obama is and what forces propelled him into the White House.
Twitter at: Joytiz

Friday, November 27, 2009

Did Bill Ayers Write President Obama’s Book?

Like JFK, Pres. Obama owed his gravitas in part, as he entered the presidential primaries, to his reputation as a serious author. JFK received the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for Profiles in Courage; Pres. Obama's books are Dreams From My Father and The Audacity of Hope.

And like JFK, Pres. Obama is accused of falsifying his claim of authorship. It is not unusual for a major politician to collaborate with a "ghostwriter," but Pres. Obama claimed in a July 2008 meeting in Fairfax, Virginia, that "I actually wrote [the two books] myself." JFK was never confronted about his authorship, but his aide Ted Sorenson eventually came clean and admitted he wrote Profiles in Courage.

Sorenson admitted to the Wall Street Journal in May 2008 that he “did a first draft of most chapters” for JFK, “helped choose the words of many of its sentences” and “privately boasted or indirectly hinted that I had written much of the book.”

"In other words," writes Alexandria, Va. blogger James Joyner, "[Sorenson] wrote the book, [JFK] did some very late editing, and claimed it as his own work." Sorensen told the Journal that in 1957 — just after the book won a Pulitizer Prize — JFK “unexpectedly and generously offered, and I happily accepted, a sum” for [Sorensen’s] work on the book.

Did Bill Ayers Write Obama’s Book? Author Jack Cashill, among others, has analyzed the writing in Dreams From My Father and concluded that it was written by former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers. There is other, non-literary evidence that Cashill is correct about Ayers' authorship, adduced here in an article posted on the Accuracy in Media website.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Also-rans Passed Over for Nobel Prize

Congratulations to President Obama, for winning the Nobel Peace Prize! And too bad for JFK, who never got one, and for all you "also-rans" (losing nominees), whom Mary Catherine Ham catalogs below in a Weekly Standard article. I'm sure you do great work, but you just need a little more charisma and star power, or Oprah on speed dial.

Meet the People Who Were Passed Over for Obama
by Mary Katharine Ham

Sima Samar, women's rights activist in Afghanistan: "With dogged persistence and at great personal risk, she kept her schools and clinics open in Afghanistan even during the most repressive days of the Taliban regime, whose laws prohibited the education of girls past the age of eight. When the Taliban fell, Samar returned to Kabul and accepted the post of Minister for Women's Affairs."

Ingrid Betancourt: French-Colombian ex-hostage held for six years."

Dr. Denis Mukwege: Doctor, founder and head of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. He has dedicated his life to helping Congolese women and girls who are victims of gang rape and brutal sexual violence."

Handicap International and Cluster Munition Coalition: "These organizations are recognized for their consistently serious efforts to clean up cluster bombs, also known as land mines. Innocent civilians are regularly killed worldwide because the unseen bombs explode when stepped upon."

Hu Jia, a human rights activist and an outspoken critic of the Chinese government, who was sentenced last year to a three-and-a-half-year prison term for 'inciting subversion of state power.'"

Wei Jingsheng, who spent 17 years in Chinese prisons for urging reforms of China's communist system. He now lives in the United States."

Friday, October 9, 2009

Obama Nobel Prize Jokes

Best Obama-Nobel Jokes - George's Bottom Line

JFK never got a Nobel Prize, despite deftly avoiding nuclear war with the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Nobel may be one of the few that his dad Joe Kennedy couldn't buy or finagle for him. But grade inflation has arrived, and now Jimmy Carter and Al Gore have one, Yasir Arafat had one, so why not President Obama? Like Carter and Gore, President Obama has a thinly disguised contempt for America and Americans, and Europeans find this an irresistable quality. Here, former Clinton lieutenant George Stephanopoulous assembles some of the best zingers on the subject.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

President Obama at War With His Generals

JFK overruled his generals on the Cuban Missile Crisis, not to mention the Bay of Pigs.

Now President Obama is overruling his generals in Afghanistan, including the general he placed there because he didn't like the commander he had there before. There are differences: JFK made his decision and accepted the consequences. President Obama is trying to get the generals to take responsibility for his decision, and to provide cover for him. JFK encouraged his generals to communicate freely with him; he just reserved the final decision for himself. The U.S. general in Afghanistan is finding his advice unwelcome in the White House.

The Sipsey Street Irregulars blog actually described it as "Obama at War With His Generals."

According to The Tension: Veritas Vincit blog, Gen. Stanley McChrystal wants 30,000-40,000 more troops (net) in the Afghanistan theater, and has warned that without additional boots on the ground by next year, the mission could fail. Yet Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he will not present the troop request to Obama until the White House completes a review of strategy over the next "few weeks."

Prairie Pundit blog reports that McChrystal said he has only spoken once with the President in 70 days.

Bob Woodward reports in the Washington Post that President Obama's military advisor, retired Gen. James Jones, says McChrystal's troop request is premature. "The bumper sticker here is strategy before resources," Jones told Woodward.

Jones says the president has five policy sessions scheduled over the next few weeks to determine Afghanistan strategy. The outcome of those meetings might moot Gen. McChrystal's troop request, according to Jones.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Unilateral Civility: Only Obamists Get Pass for Bombast, Vulgarity

I am hard pressed to recall any JFK appointee who was (publicly) foul-mouthed, or openly bigoted. President Obama used a call for civility to defang opponents on hot-button issues like abortion and gay rights, but has implicitly encouraged his supporters to denounce his adversaries as robustly as they want, and he does not condemn his supporters' over-the-top rhetoric.

This is not difficult to understand. With the mass media's complicity, the president has been able to impose unequal terms - what I call unilateral civility. Conservatives are required to be on their best behavior; libertines and collectivists can let 'er rip. The outcome is never in doubt so long as Conservatives accept these terms. (The Obamists' loathing of the health plan protesters is based not so much on ideological differences as on the protesters' rejection of unilateral civility ground rules.)

The President appeared to demonstrate his comfort level with homosexual supporters' filthy language, including sexually graphic conversation with school-age children, when he nominated Kevin Jennings to a Department of Education post this summer, as Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe & Drug-Free Schools.

Obama Nominates Foul-Mouthed Homosexual Activist and Anti-Christian Bigot
by Peter J. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. ( - Although President Barack Obama has advocated speaking "fair minded words" in debating differences on major ethical issues, his recent nominee to the Department of Education's Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools is a homosexual activist with a history of using foul and abusive language against those who have opposed his homosexualist agenda.

Kevin Jennings, the founder of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), was recently appointed to the Obama Administration as Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools, which is under the Department of Education led by Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

During Jennings's tenure as the Executive director of GLSEN, the organization sponsored a Tufts University conference called "TeachOut" in March 2000. The conference was co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Education; but the event has been described by pro-family organizations familiar with the conference as "fistgate" for its extremely graphic and detailed workshops to teenagers about the mechanics and variations of homosexual intercourse.

The Massachusetts watchdog group, MassResistance, includes on its website a number of graphic quotations from homosexual presenters, who instigated equally graphic conversations on homosexual sex with youth there. MassResistance says they will be releasing a tape of the event to the public later this week. (WARNING: extremely graphic content discussed here <>)

Around the same time, Jennings was quoted in Marble Collegiate Church as saying members of the "religious right" were "hard core bigots" who comprised about 20 percent of the electorate.

"We have to quit being afraid of the religious right. We also have to quit - I'm trying to find a way to say this. I'm trying not to say, 'F**k 'em!' which is what I want to say, because I don't care what they think!" Jennings told his audience, which pealed with laughter. "Drop dead!"

According to Americans for Truth, Jennings and GLSEN never repudiated the actions of homosexual activists at the "Teach Out" conference, but instead attacked Scott Whiteman, the Massachusetts parent who video-recorded the proceedings, for violating students' privacy.

"Anti-religious bigots should not be setting policy for schools - and promoting dangerous sex and gender identities to youth is the antithesis of 'safety,'" stated Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth.

"Jennings should have been drummed out of public policy years ago for GLSEN's role in the awful Fistgate scandal that corrupted Boston youth," LaBarbera stated. "But instead the GLSEN founder is now being elevated to one of the most important roles in U.S. education policy."

LaBarbera continued, "Americans For Truth will educate Americans on Jennings' and GLSEN's dangerous agenda, and we will work with other pro-family and parental rights groups across the country - and Obama voters who oppose pro-homosexual indoctrination in schools - to urge that the Jennings appointment be withdrawn."