What Makes Obama Tick?

It is no longer considered a brilliant or unwarranted diagnosis to conclude that Barack Hussein Obama suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder, in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others, all usually disguising a fragile self-image that is vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

It would not be unfair, in my opinion, to speculate that Obama may also demonstrate some characteristics of malignant narcissism, where individuals might display an increased level of hostility and sadistically undermine organizations in which they are involved, as well as dehumanize the people with whom they associate–in this case, the United States and ordinary Americans, respectively.

In government, such conduct can manifest itself as a form of antisocial behavior, camouflaged aggression, in which the formal regulations and procedures of an organization are used in both delivering and masking aggression, appearing as non-confrontational, in which the perpetrator can go unnoticed and those harmed may not even be seen as victims of aggression.

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” – Barack Obama, October 30, 2008.

“We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” – Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008.

If Obama’s behavior is defined by narcissism, his motivation originates from a profound animosity towards American values and traditions. It is why he has, throughout his life, embraced Marxism and Islam, both of which have a mutual hatred of Judeo-Christian democracy and a shared belief that the United States, as the cornerstone of Western civilization, is the embodiment of evil in the world.

Obama’s “transformation” is a euphemism for the degradation and humbling of a great nation he considers racist, oppressive, venal and dysfunctional unless properly controlled by the collectivist prescriptions of world government.

Perhaps any tendencies toward malignant narcissism that Obama might have, his constant lying and his antipathy for the American experience can be traced to a traumatized childhood, a mother who disregarded his basic needs and ultimately abandoned him, and an absent father, who was replaced by a hardcore, card-carrying communist and pornographer.

Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis was pro-Soviet, pro-Red China and wrote for Party-line publications such as the Chicago Star and the Honolulu Record; contributors to the former actually served as secret agents for Joseph Stalin. Davis argued that President Harry Truman was a fascist, racist, and imperialist, and the United States was handing West Germany back to the Nazis, while Stalin was pursuing “democracy” in East Germany and throughout the Communist Bloc. He portrayed America’s leaders as “aching for an excuse to launch a nuclear nightmare of mass murder and extermination” against the Soviets and the Chinese–as eager to end all civilization.

According to Paul Kengor, writing in The American Spectator, there are some truly remarkable similarities between the political actions of Obama and the ideas contained in Frank Marshall Davis’ columns, such as: rejecting Winston Churchill; advocating wealth redistribution; favoring taxpayer funding of universal health care; supporting government stimulus; bashing Wall Street; trumpeting the public sector over the private sector; lambasting “excess profits”; warning God-and-gun clinging Americans about huckster preachers; seeking the political support for “social justice”; excoriating the “tentacles of big business,” bankers, big oil, and corporate profits; lambasting tax cuts that “spare the rich”; singling out the “corporation executive” for not paying his “fair” share; and so on.

By the autumn of 1980, as a student at Occidental College, nineteen-year-old Obama was already known as an ardent Marxist. Some years later, he would become a friend and colleague of the America-hating, radical leftist and unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.

I have previously described the policies of the Obama Administration as the intersection of radical ideology and incompetence.

Obama is “incompetent” as a President in the sense that his narcissism prevents him from accepting responsibility and learning from his mistakes. His ideologies, namely Marxism and sympathy for Islam, compound that “incompetence” by driving him to pursue policies that run counter to the national interest and the well-being of the American people.

Sorry, but I just don’t think he’s on our side.

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Government-Media Lies: Three Treasonous Presidential Cover-ups?

Although spanning nearly a century, these three apparent cover-ups have one main element in common, that despite massive evidence to the contrary, the government and media are still lying to us about them, one in real-time.

The power to make authoritative pronouncements, the power to manipulate the news by the release of false or misleading information, the power to interfere with an honest inquiry, or the power to ridicule and casually sacrifice patriotic citizens, are all tactics the government and media have brought to bear to suppress the truth or prevent justice from ever entering a courtroom.

In May 1934, William A. Wirt, a Gary, Indiana, schools superintendent, asserted before a Congressional committee that there was a plot among members of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal administration to overthrow the established social order in the United States and substitute a communist-style planned economy (see “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character” by Diana West).

For performing his patriotic duty, Wirt was branded a liar by committee Democrats, smeared by the press, and even ridiculed by Roosevelt himself, a fate that would likewise befall future anti-communists.

Although the extent and negative consequences of communist infiltration and influence within the US government and the American press have always been dismissed and derided by the left, experts estimate the number of Americans assisting Soviet intelligence agencies during the 1930s and 1940s as exceeding five hundred, including high-ranking government officials such as Alger Hiss (State Department), Lauchlin Currie (White House), Harry Dexter White (Treasury), and Roosevelt’s most intimate advisor, Harry Hopkins, who twice covertly passed vital secrets to the Soviets.

Likewise, anyone who has the temerity to believe that Lee Harvey Oswald was not the lone assassin of President John F. Kennedy is denounced as a conspiracy theorist or worse.

The Warren Commission unequivocally stated that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin, who fired a total of three shots in 6.8 seconds from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building using a 6.5 mm Italian Mannlicher-Carcano rifle, even though, for example, the paraffin test of Oswald’s face indicated that he had not fired a rifle.

The flaws in the Warren Commission report are far too many to enumerate, and the evidence is far too flimsy to have resulted in a conviction. Nevertheless, the government and the media have persisted in granting it credence.

None of that matters, however, because the Warren Commission was not intended to conduct a serious investigation of the Kennedy assassination, but to prevent one, in order to conceal what could be considered a coup d’état.

Many people rightfully believe that Lyndon B. Johnson was installed as President of the United States at the behest of powerful politically- and financially-motivated people; that John F. Kennedy and the patsy Lee Harvey Oswald were executed under the supervision of rogue elements of the Central Intelligence Agency who were facilitated by organized crime and officials in Texas; and that Johnson and federal law enforcement, in particular J. Edgar Hoover, orchestrated a cover-up in which the media willingly participated, all of which continues to this day (see “The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ” by Roger Stone and “Who Really Killed Kennedy” by Jerome R. Corsi).

Likewise, a conspiracy of silence and a blanket of disinformation has descended upon the public discourse, “taqiyya” or deception, if you will, regarding all questions related to Barack Obama’s legal eligibility for the Presidency, his personal history and the circumstances and associates surrounding his ascension to power.

Although considered the equivalent of blasphemy by the political-media establishment, sending them into fits of rage or a case of the vapors, it is no stretch of the imagination to mention – and history may prove – that the policies of the Obama administration could reflect his own proclivities, those being in particular Marxism and Islam. At this point, one can only speculate as to what might be driving the administration’s aggressive lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender agenda, especially in regard to the military.

I would like to know, for example: was American communist Frank Marshall Davis Obama’s real father; did Obama attend Occidental College as an Indonesian foreign exchange student; did he not register for Selective Service in 1980; did Middle East money facilitate and fund Obama’s graduate education; what is his real Social Security number; why claim a computer-generated forgery as a genuine birth certificate; did Nancy Pelosi create two Certifications of Nomination in 2008, compared to the 2000 and 2004 documents to disguise Obama’s ineligibility for the Presidency; and what is the extent of Republican complicity in an alleged cover-up ?

Such questions may never be answered accurately, not to guard national security or protect the American people, but to maintain the power of a privileged ruling class.

Our so-called “leaders” in Washington DC and our “distinguished” journalists would rather risk the survival of the republic than risk the truth.

Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of “Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution “. He receives email at lawrence.sellin@gmail.com.

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Exposed: The Establishment’s 2016 Election Strategy

The main objective of the political-media establishment and, in particular, Barack Obama is to prevent any post-election investigation of the rampant corruption in Washington DC.

Both the Democrats and the Republicans want to maintain their standing as permanent political elites, whereby they may continue to treat ordinary Americans as indentured servants and broker the tax revenues for the benefit of themselves and their wealthy donors.

It is clear that the Obamas and Valerie “Rasputin” Jarrett hate the Clintons and do not want to risk “payback time” from a vindictive and ruthless President Hillary.

The Obama strategy is to stretch out the homebrew server scandal to undermine Hillary’s campaign through a death by a thousand cuts. It has to be delicate surgery, something short of indictment and trial–which would likely implicate him–and something that would prevent retaliation from the Clinton camp, perhaps leaks of the Muslim or birther variety that we witnessed from them during the 2008 primary season.

Barack Obama has been secretly searching for a challenger to replace Hillary and is ready to endorse Vice President Joe Biden. But that backing comes with a price – Obama would select his running mate. The Obamas want a high-powered African American who can carry on the Obama legacy, and that choice is likely to be former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. In such a scenario, Biden would agree to not run for re-election, paving the way for a Patrick presidency.

Equally eager to avoid any corruption investigations, the Republican establishment has selected Jeb Bush, the candidate most likely to continue business as usual and not raise any embarrassing questions.

Jeb’s poll numbers are so anemic, however–an anticipated maximum of 15-20%–that the Republican establishment had to devise a plan that would keep Jeb afloat and gain enough primary victories in the key states to ensure his nomination. By splitting the vote amongst a number of other establishment candidates, the “Jebettes,” enough votes would be drawn away from any significant challenger. Ballooning the field with a large number of candidates has been a deliberate strategy, whereby Jeb could win–not by gaining support, but by fracturing his opponents’ support. The original cast of “Jebettes” was Graham (South Carolina), Kasich (Ohio), Perry (Texas) and Rubio (Florida), with further insurance policies in Virginia (Gilmore) and New York (Pataki).

Unfortunately for the Republican establishment, Donald Trump transformed their grand strategy into a bridge to nowhere. And that is why they are so aggressively trying to get him out of the race, lately by leveraging the fluctuating popularity of Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina as a counterforce to Trump.

The Republican establishment is composed of financiers, like Wall Street, banking interests, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and K-Street Lobbyists, who pay the Republican National Committee (RNC) and derive benefit from the policies created in Washington DC.  It is all part of a machine that tells Republican politicians what to do; the RNC is the Board of Directors, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are the managers, and the politicians are the employees.

The possibility of a President Trump upsets that cozy financial arrangement, where, like the Democrats, they would like to continue plundering the economy and bleeding white the American Middle Class.

The Republican establishment knows that it cannot control Trump, who may decide that investigations and prosecutions are in order, a possibility that strikes fear in the hearts of all the current holders of government-supplied and guaranteed “Get Out of Jail Free” cards.

The financiers, who every four years hire a President, are generally ambivalent about party affiliation and would be equally pleased from a cost-effectiveness standpoint with either a Hillary or Jeb presidency because they are really only distinguishable by a Y chromosome, whichever one of them has it.

Post-election, the Democrats will continue the relentless movement to the left; highlighted by their tribal politics, profligate spending and political correctness, all practiced until our economy matches that of Venezuela, the southwest is returned to Mexico, beheadings are declared a legitimate Muslim response to any perceived grievance, abortion is made mandatory, and a pedophile is appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The Democrat dream is not a country, but a collection of simultaneous arguments, where all we have in common as Americans are our differences.

Regardless of who wins, the Republicans will simply follow the Democrats leftward, attempting to match their racial, ethnic, gender and Muslim pandering in the desperate hope that they can scrape together enough votes to maintain their position as the junior partner in a corrupt status quo.

Then again, a courageous outsider may win and expose the whole stinking mess.

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Obama: American In Name Only

Barack Hussein Obama is making the world safe for Islamo-Marxism.

At first glance, it would seem an improbable collaboration; but the marriage of convenience between radical Islam and Marxism, like the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939-1941, has a practical purpose: to destroy Western democracy.

Adolf Hitler did not want a two-front war and benefited from Soviet resources while he attempted to crush France and Britain in 1940 before turning the full force of the German military against his ultimate enemy in the east.

Likewise, Joseph Stalin expected Germany, France and Britain to exhaust themselves in a prolonged conflict, buying time to build Soviet military strength; and, debilitated by war, the Red Army would then easily march in and conquer all of Western Europe.

Both radical Islam and Marxism have a mutual hatred of Judeo-Christian democracy and a shared belief that the United States, as the cornerstone of Western civilization, is the embodiment of evil and the main impediment to establishing a global caliphate or a communist dictatorship. They have joined together in a formal conspiracy of political and social manipulation specifically designed to convince individuals that his or her actions are determined not by personal liberty, but the needs of a “community” whose desires and rights are dictated exclusively by mullahs or commissars.

Obama’s rhetoric and policies mirror the Marxist war on Western culture by destroying the Middle Class, weakening the family as the primary social institution, practicing tribal politics, encouraging historical revisionism, promoting political correctness and multiculturalism, and replacing logic and facts with emotionally satisfying gestures–all meant to undermine traditional American values and the principles upon which our country was founded.

Obama began his first term of office with his now infamous “apology tour,” humiliating, some say condemning, the United States.

On June 4, 2009 in Cairo, Obama said about Iran: “In the middle of the Cold War, the United States played a role in the overthrow of a democratically elected Iranian government. I understand those who protest that some countries have weapons that others do not. No single nation should pick and choose which nation holds nuclear weapons.”

Yet Obama’s policies have virtually guaranteed a nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile-armed Iran.

Also in Cairo, Obama said: “There’s been controversy about the promotion of democracy in recent years, and much of this controversy is connected to the war in Iraq. So let me be clear: No system of government can or should be imposed by one nation on any other.”

Yet Obama’s policies fostered Islamist governments in Egypt and Libya.

In general, Obama has pursued policies that have facilitated rather than opposed the aims of our enemies.

Having been granted immunity from any uncomfortable questions about his personal history, Obama has established deceit and political oppression as primary instruments of government policy. He has attempted to render Congress powerless by unlawfully assuming executive authority not granted under the Constitution in order to continue, unobstructed, his fundamental transformation of the United States.

Left unimpeded, the inevitable result of Obama’s transformation will be a dystopia, characterized by a New Dark Age, a cataclysmic decline of society in which a totalitarian government enforces ruthless egalitarianism by suppressing or denouncing ability and accomplishment, or even competence, as forms of inequality.

All the damage that Obama has perpetrated on the United States, however, could be reversed, and his Constitutional transgressions declared null and void, simply by telling the truth.

That will not happen because Congress and the media are complicit in the greatest fraud and Constitutional crisis in American history; and, if exposed, the truth would obliterate the corrupt political-media status quo.

The Democrats and their media shills are in lock-step. They have sworn allegiance, not to the Constitution and the country, but to their führer, their Islamo-Marxist Messiah, who they will protect by any means necessary.

Republicans remain silent because they have sworn allegiance to their personal bank accounts.

It should now be clear to Americans who are not politically sedated that the institutions of the federal government can no longer be relied upon to adhere to the Constitution or enforce the rule of law. The States will need to reclaim the powers given them and the American people under the 10th Amendment, powers that have been increasingly usurped by Washington DC.

“When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.” – Thomas Jefferson

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Truth Is An Existential Threat To The US Government

The United States is not a constitutional republic. It is an oligarchy controlled by wealthy financiers who hire politicians to pass legislation beneficial to them and employ journalists to keep the citizens ignorant and compliant.

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans believe in democracy. It is simply an ideological contest between two different forms of totalitarianism based on big government, where they represent only themselves in their pursuit of personal power and profit.

Over the last hundred years, the Democrat Party has moved farther and farther to the left, evolving from populism to Marxism and developing an operational model resembling that of the mafia. Its leaders are a gaggle of coffeehouse communists and unindicted felons, who seek the lifestyles of the rich and famous while practicing the politics of Joseph Stalin.

The Republicans are democratic only in the sense that they are willing to sell their votes to the highest bidder, where their political power and, ultimately, compensation from their rich donors increase proportionally with the expansion of government.

The federal government is now an industry competing with the private sector for revenues and resources; but, unlike the private sector, government is unconstrained by regulation and the rule of law.

The cost of public-sector pay and benefits, for example, which in many cases far exceed what comparable workers earn in the private sector, combined with hundreds of billions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities for retired government workers, are weighing down the economy.

The fundamental problem is public-sector collective bargaining. It is appropriate in the private sector, where workers bargain with private, profit-making corporations and where market forces provide an independent check on both sides’ demands.

Yet there is an unholy alliance and a mutually beneficial relationship for money and votes between Democrats and public sector unions, which, in terms of government services, translate into higher costs, lower efficiency, and, worst of all, less democracy.

Why are such illogical and dishonest policies allowed to continue? Because it is profitable.

To foster big government from which they personally benefit, the Democrats nurture a Marxist-type victim class, while the Republicans serve the affluent–both at the expense of the Middle Class, whose propensities toward liberty and accountability represent a threat to the hopelessly corrupt status quo that the two major parties and the media endeavor so vigorously to protect.

Ergo, the War on the Middle Class, now pursued by both Democrats and Republicans, albeit for different reasons.

As a consequence and, not surprisingly, today, the main activity of the federal government is lying. Barack Obama lied to get elected, lied to enact his policies, and lied when those policies failed. In response, the Republicans added cowardice to their own set of lies.

As George Orwell noted: “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

That is why the political establishment and the media find Donald Trump so frightening: the danger that the truth might be spoken.

There is, however, a greater peril – when blatant and outrageous lies are no longer sufficient to soothe the electorate into complacency, such a government must begin to curtail liberty and oppress the people in order to sustain itself, an approach with which both Democrats and Republicans find agreement.

The United States is on the cusp of a second civil war, one to determine who should control the federal government. It is not a contest between the Democrats and Republicans or liberals and conservatives, but a battle between the entrenched power and tyranny of the bipartisan political-media establishment versus the rights and liberties of the American people.

Only the truth will set us free.

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