Monday, March 30, 2009
It's again about Afghanistan, and there is no one better qualified than Hugh Fitzgerald of Jihad Watch who can tell us what's wrong with the Obama plan:
Fitzgerald: The "New" Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan
The policy announced for Afghanistan and Pakistan depresses. It’s all about training the locals. It’s all about helping them. It’s all about giving them aid, and still more aid, from the depleted, practically cupboard-is-bare coffers of the Americans, and other Infidel taxpayers. Far from reflecting "new thinking," it is the mixture as before. It is the mixture, that is, that ignores the nature of Islam, the texts of Islam, the tenets and attitudes and atmospherics that naturally flow from those texts. Instead, those making policy (see, for example, my article "A Tribute to Bruce Riedel") are still believers that "prosperity" among Muslims will do wonders. But did the “prosperity” brought by oil wealth make Saudi Arabia, make Iran, make any Muslim country, less of a threat than it was before it possessed that oil wealth? Or doesn’t economic prosperity simply allow for the leisure time to devote to spreading the doctrine of, and perhaps directly participating in, Jihad?
Those who fashioned this policy, or who are continuing, rather, the Bush policy of bringing this “prosperity” and “unity” to fictions called “the Iraqi people” and “the Afghani people” and “the Pakistani people,” when each of these countries is riven by ethnic and sectarian divisions, refuse to realize that the task of making Muslim states "prosperous" through the lavishing of Western aid (and that includes military aid and training) will not bring prosperity. It will not remove the ethnic and sectarian divisions. Above all, it will do nothing to decrease hostility toward Infidels, for that is in the Qur’an, the Hadith and the Sira, and no amount of aid can erase what remains, immutable, in the Qur’an, the “most authentic” of the Hadith, the Sira.
Continue reading "Fitzgerald: The "New" Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan"
Once lil bHo in the White House is smoked out as an impostor it will be time to run the table against the global jihad beginning with turning the American mosque into roach motels. Infiltrateand exterminate. End the religious worker visa. Put the National Guard on the border with orders to shoot to kill.
Comment by 21. bear1909
at Belmont Club 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Negotiations
March 29th, 2009 2:06 pm
and from http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2009/03/advance-of-islam.html#readfurther
Mosques play a central role in the rise of the Islam. The mosque is not only the prayer house, it is also the command center of jihad. The daily commands to order must be issued from the pulpit in the mosque. The stoning for adultery and beheading of apostates takes place in front of the mosque. The army that marches out on jihad departs from the mosque. Since the relief of Vienna in 1683, jihad against unbelief and unbelievers is no longer practiced by states, but by private organizations like the elusive Al-Qaeda, because a state that wages jihad would be destroyed by the Western military. In contrast, masked individuals who shoot from an ambush are harder to combat.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Illustration and following text from Never Yet Melted
It CAN Happen Here
Congress made Barack Obama’s most alarming campaign promise into a reality by funding an expansion of the Americorps federal youth community volunteer program into a vastly larger, uniformed and politically-indoctrinated cadre of young people.
The Washington Examiner finds the creation of an “Obama Youth” also decidedly sinister. These kinds of paramilitary cadres, “just as powerful, just as strong” as the regular military, are a traditional hallmark, and effective tool of social control, favored by totalitarians everywhere, by the Lukashenkos, the Castros, the Chavezes, and now by Barack Obama.
With almost no public attention, both chambers of Congress in the past week advanced an alarming expansion of the Americorps national service plan, with the number of federally funded community service job increasing from 75,000 to 250,000 at a cost of $5.7 billion. Lurking behind the feel-good rhetoric spouted by the measure’s advocates is a bill that on closer inspection reveals multiple provisions that together create a strong odor of creepy authoritarianism. The House passed the measure overwhelmingly, while only 14 senators had the sense and courage to vote against it on a key procedural motion. Every legislator who either voted for this bill or didn’t vote at all has some serious explaining to do.
Last summer, then-candidate Barack Obama threw civil liberties to the wind when he proposed “a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the regular military. The expanded Americorps is not quite so disturbing, but a number of provisions in the bill raise serious concerns.
To begin with, the legislation threatens the voluntary nature of Americorps by calling for consideration of "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people." It anticipates the possibility of requiring "all individuals in the United States" to perform such service – including elementary school students. The bill also summons up unsettling memories of World War II-era paramilitary groups by saying the new program should "combine the best practices of civilian service with the best aspects of military service," while establishing "campuses" that serve as "operational headquarters," complete with "superintendents" and "uniforms" for all participants. It allows for the elimination of all age restrictions in order to involve Americans at all stages of life. And it calls for creation of "a permanent cadre" in a "National Community Civilian Corps."
But that’s not all. The bill also calls for "youth engagement zones" in which "service learning" is "a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency." This updated form of voluntary community service is also to be "integrated into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula" at all levels of schooling.
Sounds like a government curriculum for government approved "service learning," which is nothing less than indoctrination.
Read the whole thing at
Also see http://ironicsurrealism.blogivists.com/2009/03/29/barack-obama-caotus/
and . . .
Non-Army "Civilian" Paramilitary Forces to Control the Population under the Hitler Nazi Regime
The Origins of a National Police Force as proposed by Obama
Moreover see Obama's SS
further, see . . .
The following, which is paraphrased from a segment at
The Coronation of the Emperor Jones http://islamicdanger4u.blogspot.com/2009/01/coronation-of-emperor-jones.html
He is laughing at, and exploiting the citizens by levying huge taxes while he and his family live in luxury. "From Community Organizer (read "Rabble Rouser") to emperor in a few years -- that's some accomplishment!" he brags. His behaviour tries to emulate former presidents.
. . . somewhere, in the background, the ghosts of Saul Alinsky and a Kenyan absentee father dance -- frenetically
for the original see
*muladí - *The Spanish and Portuguese word muladí is derived from Arabic muwallad. The basic meaning of muwallad is a person of mixed ancestry, especially a descendant of an Arab and a non-Arab parent, who grew up among Arabs and was educated within the Arab-Islamic culture.
[Barack Hussein Obama is the issue of an Arab (Kenyan+Arab) and a non-Arab parent, who was educated within the Arab-Islamic culture (in Indonesia)]
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Take your pick. Or is it all of the above?
You don't have to believe what you read here and at other places that stress this theme.
Watch what is happening, what the man says, and how he steers the ship of state onto dangerous shoals.
Is the intent to destroy the United States?
Is this the agenda of this muladí?*
The point Wretchard, is that Obama and his forces WANT to surrender to Iran.
Obama hates America, it’s traditions, it’s military, and wants to make America weak and humiliated. Even at the cost of himself looking weak and humiliated. He cannot help it, a lifetime of racial-based radicalism and hatred of “White Man’s Greed” makes him grovel and bend to Iran out of force of habit.
Of course, this enrages a good part of America, and satisfies others. Largely along gender and class lines. Women of course approve mostly of groveling, since they reflexively oppose military action even in (or especially) Israel. Livni’s backing is disproportionately female and suburban. The “Gentry” classes too believe in this, that “wars are caused by men acting aggressively” (call it the Rich Guilty White Guy syndrome, ala Phil Donahue) and so support the groveling.
I’m sure either Israel will nuke Iran first, or Iran will nuke Israel out of existence. Either way, it touches America only tangentially, at least in the immediate impact. [For the record, I agree with Murdoch that Israel's fight is our fight, in the West, generally.]
However, the dynamics go much deeper. Iran’s factions are at each other’s throats. It has not escaped notice that defeat and humiliation of the US during Khomeni’s reign allowed the Ayatollah to stand up a lot of “moderate” enemies against a wall for a firing squad.
Iran thus is egged on by Obama’s weakness to actually attack the US with a nuke. Through Hezbollah or other deniable proxies.
What’s the downside? Obama sending a sharply worded video? No one fears him, in fact he’s less feared NOW than Carter was THEN.
THERE IS NO DOWNSIDE FOR A IRANIAN NUKE ATTACK ON THE US. Period.
As long as it is not launched from Iranian ICBMs, no downside. Obama will warn America that it’s our due, it’s our “chickens coming home to roost,” and that we need to beg Muslim forgiveness.
This is deeply appealing to Iranian factions since they can use this to execute opponents.
Weakness of this sort leading to say NYC being nuked and 6-7 million dead will naturally create some sort of removal of Obama, probably a rush to impeach/convict by shocked Congresscritters desperate to hold on to their seats and wanting a weak, pliable Biden as their guy. It’s likely long term to lead not to a Dem or Rep but a third-party populist like Jessie Ventura or Arnold or Ross Perot, but without the wisdom, stability, temperament, and political experience of those guys. [Yes I'm being sarcastic.]
But the weakness of Obama is not just the man, but the political and more importantly social forces that put him there. He represents a female and Guilty Rich White Guy view of the world, where original sin rests with “evil White guys” and every problem is solved by holding hands getting rid of those “evil White Guys” who ruin everything. See every Hollywood movie or TV show.
Obama is weak because his backers embrace and well, DEMAND weakness. Since their real enemy is the average working person.
Mar 21, 2009 - 8:35 pm
The white flag of surrender is flying over the White House tonight. [after he gave that "conciliatory" (sucking-up) teleprompter speech to the Iranian-mullah-Ahmadinejad government of Iran]
Iran, NK, Syria, Venezuela, China and Russia have watched the big 0 reach out to Iran video and have concluded that there’s a politically correct community organizer in charge…it wont be long before one of these miscreants starts to probe our lines to see how the telepromter will react.
Biden’s prophecy will indeed come true as the One will be challenged by an unknown event …remember Pearl Harbor and 9/11 !
Mar 21, 2009 - 7:48 pm
OBAMA ON THE U.S. ROLE IN AFGHANISTAN
Obama is shifting the U.S. focus from the unpopular war in Iraq to the conflict in Afghanistan, where violence has increased to its highest level since U.S.-led forces toppled the Taliban in 2001.
He blamed his predecessor for the situation there now. An AP article quotes him as saying,
"You are often confronted with bad choices that flow from less than optimal decisions made a year ago, two years ago, five years ago, when you weren’t here," Obama said. "A lot of times, when things land at my desk, it’s a choice between bad and worse."
The article also says that Obama’s strategy will be anchored on the following elements: building economic capacity in Afghanistan; improving diplomatic efforts in Pakistan; bringing a more regional diplomatic approach to bear; and coordinating more effectively with allies. Obama described how difficult it was for him to decide to send reinforcements to the theater. "When I make a decision to send 17,000 young Americans to Afghanistan, you can understand that intellectually, but understanding what that means for those families, for those young people when you end up sitting at your desk, signing a condolence letter to one of the family members of a fallen hero, you’re reminded each and every day at every moment that the decisions you make count."
Absent from the President’s message was what the US strategic goals in Afghanistan were, apart from the exit strategy. What does President Obama define as ‘winning’? What does victory look like? Without some kind of goal to shoot for, then in crass business terms the return on investment for the 17,000 additional men he sending in is undefined. They are being asked to risk their lives. But in exchange for what? Perhaps more details will emerge after BHO consults with the NATO allies. But for the moment, the enemy has been told that the US is looking for a way out. Before or after their ‘defeat’ — however that may be defined — that is what we wait to learn.
*The Spanish and Portuguese word muladí is derived from Arabic muwallad. The basic meaning of muwallad is a person of mixed ancestry, especially a descendant of an Arab and a non-Arab parent, who grew up among Arabs and was educated within the Arab-Islamic culture.
[Barack Hussein Obama is the issue of an Arab (Kenyan+Arab) and a non-Arab parent, who was educated within the Arab-Islamic culture (in Indonesia)]
"Muladi" has been offered as one of the possible etimological origins of the still-current Spanish and Portuguese term "Mulatto", denoting a person of mixed European and non-European ancestry.
Muwallad is derived from the root word WaLaD (ولد direct Arabic transliteration: waw, lam, dal). Walad means, "descendant, offspring, scion; child; son; boy; young animal, young one." Muwallad referred to the offspring of Arab men and foreign, non-Arab women. The term muwalladin is used in Arabic up to this day to describe the children between Arab fathers and foreign mothers.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
. . . but that didn't turn out the way they thought it would. You see, the calf didn't really DO anything. It was just there, to be adored. And adore it, they did. All IT did was bleat: Change! Change! Change!
That wasn't gonna do it, so they started again to shore up what was behind the image projected on the American people--you know the 'Bama we all got to know too well--taking a pile of shi--ah--well NOTHING, and shaping it into a real sophisticated-(looking) THING that WILL do what they had made it PROMISE it would do.
They made it LOOK like a Cyborg-Thing, A robot, an OBAMAROBOT or OBAMABOT or better yet a BOTOBAMA or best-yet a BUTTBama, naw that's not RESPECTful, so it'll have to be ROBOBAMA:
and here he IS!
(you know, ROBinHood, the Robbin' Hood, he robs from the rich to give to the poor.)
Only, all that Cyborg stuff, it was--well-just STUFF, it looked like the real thing, but it was what they started with--a pile of shi--rubbish, yes really NOTHING.
And you know what you can fabricate out of NOTHING:
That's right. NOTHING. (and from a pile of sh--rubbish, you get nothing but a pile of--well, you know what --Nothing)
But this NOTHING is not inert, it can do SOME things. and it has been programmed to do them, until . . . until enough people see that the ROBOBAMA for what it is: a f'ked-up NOTHING . . . and . . . the rest is silence. (it has to be, until . . .
Well, for the time being, let's listen to what Dr. Sanity thinks of what's happening:
HOPING FOR CHANGE? CHANGE THE SUBJECT !
Let me say this again, because it's important (from the previous post):
For the White House to employ an operative whose responsibility is, fundamentally, to direct a political strategy aimed, not at shaping is response to criticism but to take down a single media figure goes well beyond of the pale of an acceptable response.
Limbaugh is a private citizen--a celebrity, to be sure, but a private citizen and if the government can go after him, or Rick Santelli, or Joe the Plumber; they can just as easily try to destroy you or me for their political purposes.
In, "Narcissism and the Politics of Personal Destruction" I address the politics of personal destruction, once personified by Bill and Hillary Clinton, but equally applicable to the saintly, adored Obama:
To the extent that a person's behavior is mostly motivated by perceived insults to their self--i.e., their narcissistic core; then the "insult" will usually prompt a typical display of narcissistic rage directed toward the unfortunate individual who threatens them.Such rage responses are invariably destructive, mean, and petty.
Additionally, these rages are generally not beneficial to society-at-large (in fact, such actions often have strong sociopathic or antisocial elements to them) , although the person in the throes of narcissistic rage will often convince themselves that they are behaving perfectly appropriately and even for "the good" of others.
This is the origins of "sociopathic selfishness and "sociopathic selflessness" I have discussed elsewhere.
Far too often, narcissistically flawed individuals are hopelessly attracted by the grandiose opportunities of the political arena (as well as the Hollywood arena) like moths to a flame. Their sense of self is starkly invested in the desire for power over others (always, of course, "for their own good") , constant admiration and adulation and grandiose ambitions.
makes them remarkably adept at what Steyn calls the "politics of personal destruction".
For the narcissist it is always a zero-sum game he or she plays with other individuals. From the perspective of the narcissist, if someone else "wins", the narcissist "loses".
It cannot be otherwise, since on some level they know that their own talent and skills are way overblown. Hence, they cannot hope to "win" based on those talents alone. Thus, the behavior of the classic narcissist is mostly directed toward making others lose so they can win by default. To that end, there is no behavior or tactic that is considered out -of-bounds or over-the-top.
Hence the current state of political discourse and the ubiquitous personal attacks that have become the trademark of all political campaigns.
If you want to understand why politics has become so virulent and personally vicious you need not look any farther that this sad truth. While politics still occasionally brings out those who have strong personal integrity and values; often it is the people of no integrity and values who are obsessively attracted to the field and are triumphant--and that is true on both sides of the political spectrum.
By that, I mean that those who would actually make the best leaders generally opt out of the process, because they tend to be too healthy to generate the continual rage necessary to destroy all opponents; or they lack the required-- and mostly distorted --sense of personal "perfection" and grandiosity that drives the power-hungry.
I am frequently reminded that it is hopelessly naive these days to expect the electorate to vote for a person based on what that person actually stands for; instead, these days most people respond to the negative campaign ads that slice and dice the other guy; and are mainly influenced by botoxed faces and Hollywood-packaged good-looks rather than the content of any candidate's character. The less they know of that character, the better!
Do you imagine that a Golda Meir or a Margaret Thatcher would have a chance to become the first woman president of the US. Not these days, for sure.
Real personal integrity and character comes from having a consistent set of values and exhibiting behavior driven by those values. Today's classic narcissistically-driven politicians like both Hillary and Bill can only flutter in the political winds, and zelig-like easily take on whatever characteristics their public care to project onto them.
It is easy to be tough and ruthless with political adversaries in the US political battlefield. The kind of threat political adversaries pose is hardly life-threatening (though in other, less civilized nations it may well be). Political bullies like the Clintons, for example, feel perfectly safe in viciously attacking and denigrating those who oppose them. And, when it happens occasionally that a political adversary unexpectedly shoots back and won't go away, the bully easily falls back on the "victim" role and whines about "vast right-wing conspiracies" and such.
This is not the kind of person who can face real threats in the real world very effectively because this is not the kind of person who can effectively deal with threats they do not perceive as personal--why should they care much about any other kind, unless the polls indicate they should?.
Hillary Clinton did not get where she is today by being a person of integrity, honesty and courage--she got there by riding on the coattails of her charismatic husband; and by shrewdly altering her opinions to accommodate the prevailing political winds. And, oh yes, by ruthlessly destroying whoever got in her way. And even her base is able to recognize this about her, although she is extremely careful never to dirty her own hands. Like the Hamas and Hezbollah gunmen who shield themselves with innocent women and children, Hillary and her spouse have always had a ready supply of useful fall-guys (recall Vince Foster's suicide or Sandy Berger's recent archival exploits, for example) to take responsibility for their misdeeds.
That is why candidates like Obama are so attractive: because this same voting base that once adored Hillary now find her too too obvious and coarse, and have swung over to the unknown, tabula rasa candidate on whom they are able to project their own fantasies without any intrusion by harsh reality....
The best leaders are not obsessed with themselves; with polls; or with accumulating power by pandering to all sides. Those leaders may, in truth, have many other personal flaws--but not particularly of the dangerously narcissistic variety. Whatever those flaws (and we all possess them), they are characterologically able to be more concerned about dealing with external reality; rather than in preserving a distorted and fragile internal one. Avenging petty slights and insults is not a high priority to a psychologically healthy person. Those healthy individuals are far more likely to direct their psychological energy toward dealing with real-world geopolitical threats that endanger both their country and the people they have the responsibility to protect; rather than using that country or the power of their office to counter threats to their endangered self and act on their grandiose fantasies about themselves.
The latter is the same psychological pathology that is rampant among dictators and dictator wannabes of all stripes. Their concern about others in their group/nation is purely of the “l’état c’est moi” variety. Look at Saddam's behavioral legacy. Observe the recent behaviors of Ahmadinejad or Chavez or Kim Jong Il -- or any of the other despots and thugs that somehow claw their way up to the top of the food chain in their respective countries.
That the needs of the nation, or the people they serve, might be different from their own; or that doing the right thing is often different from doing the popular thing, are foreign and dangerous concepts. The only reality they know--or care about--is the one inside themselves.
In Obama's case, the attempt to change the subject to Rush, or Santelli or Cramer--or anyone who dares to question him--serves to keep the public eyes off his toxic, transformational agenda for American society. It is just another calculated "sleight of hand" that deliberately misdirects the gullible mark; a trick that every good con artist learns early in his career. And Obama is a master at it.
FOLLOW HIM TO PERDITION, IF YOU MUST . . .
I know not what course others may take; but as for me . . .
*"This is thy Messiah--the annointed One--O People of America, which shall lead ye into a new changed world."
Pay Him the homage that He demands, O People of America, and the wealth garnered by the Golden One shall be distributed to all those deserving.
"Idol: anything we worship that is not worthy of worship
An idol, a Golden Calf has been fashioned, elevated and worshipped by millions as "The Redeemer."
"Here is what this idol is worth:
"I’d like to see the smirk wiped off that unimpressive idiot’s face. He’s completely and worthless and is only where he is because of the msm."
More Muslim demopathy! He’s a Nazi. His roll call of advisors, with the exception of Albright (who is no friend to the Jewish community but not a rabid neo-Nazi), have literally dedicated their lives to Nazism. He has used police-state tactics in Illinois and Minnesota. And then there are all of his attempts to 3rd-world-ize the electoral process through massive voter fraud which cost Hillary the primary. And the socialism he preaches, plus his community organizer work, his Alinsky connection, his Frank Marshall Davis connection, etc., etc. Whatever Muslims are guilty of they will always project it onto someone else, usually Israel or America. Ugh!
(Foregoing COMMENTS from America is close to electing a President that compares his own country to Nazi Germany--Winds of Jihad by Sheik yer-mami)
If ye hold onto the Golden Calf ye will be burned up in the flames during its destruction.
from THUS BLEATED THE GOLDEN CALF
Saturday, March 7, 2009
They have created it out of nothing, and nothing it remains. Not that it is not dangeous, capable of causing deadly harm--irreversable damage to our nation and its soul.
Dr. Sanity explains what drives that abominable creation and how it programs itself to operate.
It WILL destroy us, never you doubt it!
Friday, March 06, 2009
THE POLITICAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY ACCELERATES
In "Win or Lose, The Left Will Remain Dysfunctional", I wrote:There has been a series of bizarre conspiracy theories emanating from anxious leftists in the last 8 years as they attempt to keep the holes in their ideology plugged; thus preventing any reality from washing over them or flooding their cognitive processes.
Every time a leak in that ideological dike appears, the paranoid brand chewing gum is brought out to stop it up. The TNG memos were a clever plot by Karl Rove. The Bush Administration was behind 9/11; Katrina was allowed to destroy New Orleans because Bush hates blacks. George Bush is about to impose a theocracy on the unsuspecting U.S. Pat Tillman was murdered because he wanted to meet with anti-war activist Norm Chomsky. The list of the paranoid delusions goes on and on and on.
Taken as a whole, they are evidence of an ongoing and determined refusal to face reality--because it is a reality that threatens the belief systm of a whole section of the American population. Without the delusions and conspiracies concocted by the always creative political left, their whole house of Marxist cards will come crumblin down.
Some have said that Unwillingness To Face Reality And Its Consequences is the most serious mental illness of our time; and that is most certainly true.
Erica Jong and her equally paranoid friends are perfect examples of how the bacteria of paranoid stupidity is spread. The infecting agent is usually a true believer who cannot face some unpleasant aspect of reality (i.e. that always "unpleasant truth") that is starting to trickle out into the open. It must dammed up immediately. The paranoid gum is handy and easy to use--just chew it up and plaster it over the hole.
For the political left, the gum has created a full blown conspiracy theory that links the Bush Administration to anything bad in the world--in this case to discredit a celebrity military hero who died under tragic circumstances, but who died fighting for his country. Such a bizarre distortion of the cirucumstances of his death serves to undermine his bona fides as a real patriot while demonizing the entire Bush Administration and the war on terror. It is simply another manifestation of BDS.
Just as the Jews serve as the handy scapegoat on which the dysfunctional Arab/Islamic culture in the Middle East can blame all their own societal failures; Conservatives and the political right serve the function of being the source of all evil in American society to the dysfunctional political left. If they did not have a George Bush on which to blame all societies ills, they would have to invent him--or, in recent weeks, we have seen how they have forced Sarah Palin into the same scapegoat mold, prepared to transfer all their rage and hostility toward her. Not to have such a scapegoat on which to project their own inadequacies would mean they would have to question some very basic assumptions about their fantasized superiority.
Since Obama's ascension into heaven, the left, with his help, have also placed Rush Limbaugh in a primary place in their lexicon of conservative evil. Suffice it to say:
For the White House to employ an operative whose responsibility is, fundamentally, to direct a political strategy aimed, not at shaping is response to criticism but to take down a single media figure goes well beyond of the pale of an acceptable response.
Limbaugh is a private citizen--a celebrity, to be sure, but a private citizen and if the government can go after him, or Rick Santelli, or Joe the Plumber; they can just as easily try to destroy you or me for political purposes.And meanwhile, even as they invent a new "bad guy", the more delusional and "progressive" members of Congress who seem not to be entirely able to "moveon" are still trying to demonize Bush and anyone else who worked in that Administration. This, they feel, is an absolute necessity because to let Bush and his achievements in Iraq and in the protection of the US stand destroys the entire ideological foundation of the left (such as it is--since they believe in nothing but their own power and trust nothing but their own feelings).Meanwhile, the "One" who was going to restore our image in the world is busy sending his foreign policy team to suck up to all the dictators, tyrants and terrorists of the world and simply can't be bothered to spend any quality time with a real ally . As Mark Steyn notes, there are two possible explanations for the humiliations inflicted by the Obama Administration on Mr. Brown:
One is that (as several alleged experts have told me) in this area the president genuinely differs from his predecessors. Take that Martin Gilbert biography of Churchill the Prime Minister gave him: I'll wager Obama will never read a word of it. To him, Sir Winston is not the great wartime leader, the indispensable man in civilization's darkest hour (1940-41), but the post-war leader responsible for the ruthless suppression of the Mau-Mau rebellion in his father's Kenya. Churchill is not the way to Obama's heart.
And, in a broader sense, he has no particular attachment to "the west" — to the transatlantic partnership, the Anglo-American relationship, any of it. As I touched on in NR the other week, to his admirers he represents a cooler post-western "hybridity." And, given where he chose to spend his entire adult life, that seems entirely likely.
The simpler explanation, which I find more persuasive, is that he's just too narcissistic: He's the star and these foreign prime ministers are rather dreary extras. And unfortunately he's not a good enough actor to conceal his lack of interest in them. And his courtiers take pretty much the same line, which is why it never occurred to them that some no-name Brit would be insulted at not getting the multi-flagged joint presser.
Personally, I think both are true. Obama is proving to be the worst type of narcissist--a malignant one. His "bold" actions in the first 6 weeks of power illustrate a person who is acting out (acting out behavior is the direct expression of an unconscious wish or impulse to avoid being conscious of the emotion that accompanies it) - another favorite immature defense mechanism that the minions of leftist ideology use all the time.
And, needless to say, when your "messiah" is acting out unconscious conflicts it implicitly encourages the same kind of acting out behavior in the worshipful, adoring followers. Malignant narcissism and sociopathic selflessness are the order of the day for the next four years.
The political psychopathology of the left is accelerating, and we will all now pay the price.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Horrors that Are Now - Horrors that Will Be
As time goes by
Forces that will Destroy America: Islam and the "New" Communist/Marxist/Socialists
What can and will we do about it?
Overture to Civil War: There's Something Happening Here . . . and it ain't good at all
When the same idea comes from unconnected sources, separated by time and the wall that stands between life and death, it's more than a coincidence.
Victor Davis Hanson's Message for Obama
. . . you are beginning to create an ‘us/them’ climate of increasing passionate intensity, and unleashing zeal that cannot be healthy for the country. So far your soaring rhetoric, untraditional background, and the good will of the American people have mitigated such extremism as your Attorney General calling the nation collective "cowards" or your own serial invective again "the rich," "bankers" and Rush Limbaugh.
But there will come a time, when you will rue the politics of class warfare and the rhetoric of the demagogue—and may find the very intensities that you are unleashing for political advantage now, later on will be precisely those that you most regret that even you cannot control.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
excerpt from The Fear of God
by Ali Sina
Narcissists use fear to get what they want. They frighten you and tell you if you do not do what I tell you, terrible things will happen to you. A good example is this buffoon that Americans have voted to be their president. Watch him carefully and you’ll see Muhammad come alive. See how this man who won the election (fraudulently) promising hope is engaging in fear mongering and telling the Senate that if they do not approve his stimulus plan there would be dire consequences. In fact the reverse is true. But I will talk about that in another occasion. The point is that narcissists and psychopaths use fear as their tool to get what they want.
It is foolish to let a psychopath control our lives with his lies.
Read it all at
The Fear of God
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Pharaohs of ancient Egypt were reputed to have employed advisers, whose job was to continuously drum it in their ears: "Remember Pharaoh, you are but human." This constant refrain, was meant to restrain them from playing God in administering the affairs of their people. In years thereafter, and even today, this critical practice, appears to be missing in the lives of leaders, especially those who want to rule the world, or at least impact on it in their peculiar manner. History is replete with them. Adolph Hitler of Germany, Benito Mussolini of Italy, Ferdinand Marcos of Philippines, Jean-Claude Duvalier (Baby Doc) of Haiti, Augusto Pinochet of Chile, Abdul Nasser of Egypt, Saddam Hussein of Iraq, Idi Amin Dada of Uganda.
[And, lo! Barack Hussein Obama's name led all the rest**. lw]
from Africa: Ghadafi - African God With His Message
by Sunny Igboanugo Dan Kanu Austin Oboh And Rafiu Ajakaye
11 February 2009
*a warning enjoining one from certain acts or practices
**"I don't understand what all this horseshit is about. I just want a copy of Abou Ben Adem. Can you comply?"
- -George B. Foster
"Abou Ben Adem was written by Leigh Hunt, not Rudyad Kipling!"
The foregoing note by lw at the end of the Pharao story is a bowlderized line from the poem Abou Ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt
The poem starts off with
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace
The Arab-Islamic implications apply. Whether our "Abou Ben Adem" (BHO) awoke from a "deep dream of peace" is questionable. His dreams are suspected to be more of a pharaonic nature, hence the caveat.
That the poem by Leigh Hunt could not be (or is falsely) referring to an Arab Mohammedan can be ascertained from the lines
Abou spoke more low,
But cheerily still; and said, "I pray thee, then,
Write me as one that loves his fellow men."
Those of the Mohammedan persuasion are taught to despise the non-Moslems who are "كفّار kuffār" that is "unbelievers."
Nor is there much of "love they fellow-man" taught in Islamic scriptures. Hate for the kuffar is the major theme of Islam
Re: Abou Ben Adhem - who is he?
Posted by: Pat
My understanding is that in D'Herbelot's "Bibliotheque Orientale"
Abou Ben Adhem is Islamic.
that brings us full circle
"Pharaoh's Dream" by Joe Moorman at Riverson Fine Art
Monday, March 2, 2009
As Jamie Glazov puts it:
"This is where the Western Left and militant Islam (like the Western Left and Communism) intersect: human life must be sacrificed for the sake of the idea. Like Islamists, leftists have a Manichean vision that rigidly distinguishes good from evil. They see themselves as personifications of the former and their opponents as personifications of the latter, who must be slated for ruthless elimination."
--Leftists worship at altar of death cult
If you are puzzled by Obama's unsteady behavior, his moving oratorical promise to heal the country, and his tail-wagging approaches to rogue regimes and jihadists who seek to bring this country down and make us live under Islam, either as Moslems or as heavily-taxed distinctly subjugated second class non-citizens almost slaves, subjected to dictatorial deprivation of any legal and human rights, non-Muslim permanent resident in a Muslim state, called dhimmis, you owe it to yourself to read
Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer
By Ali Sina
You will gain such insights as " . . . 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."
"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."
Now to the core of the Obama persona:
Narcissists seek power. That is the whole purpose of their existence. Power for them is the elixir of life. Those who know about NPD can’t help but notice it in Obama’s posture, the tone of his voice, his demeanor and particularly his grandiose claims and unscripted adlibs.
Narcissim has degrees. When it is extreme it shows in the posture and the way the narcissist walks and talks. Obama's posture, exudes haughtiness. He is all puffery. Compare his posture to those of Hitler, Stalin and Saddam.
According to Vaknin, , Obama displays the following behaviors, which are among the hallmarks of pathological narcissism:
- Subtly misrepresents facts and expediently and opportunistically shifts positions, views, opinions, and "ideals" (e.g., about campaign finance, re-districting). These flip-flops do not cause him overt distress and are ego-syntonic (he feels justified in acting this way). Alternatively, refuses to commit to a standpoint and, in the process, evidences a lack of empathy.
- Ignores data that conflict with his fantasy world, or with his inflated and grandiose self-image. This has to do with magical thinking. Obama already sees himself as president because he is firmly convinced that his dreams, thoughts, and wishes affect reality. Additionally, he denies the gap between his fantasies and his modest or limited real-life achievements (for instance, in 12 years of academic career, he didn't publish a single scholarly paper or book).
- Feels that he is above the law.
- Talks about himself in the 3rd person singluar or uses the regal "we" and craves to be the exclusive center of attention, even adulation
- Has a messianic-cosmic vision of himself and his life and his "mission".
- Sets ever more complex rules in a convoluted world of grandiose fantasies with its own language (jargon)
- Displays false modesty and unctuous "folksiness" but is unable to sustain these behaviors (the persona, or mask) for long. It slips and the true Obama is revealed: haughty, aloof, distant, and disdainful of simple folk and their lives.
- Sublimates aggression and holds grudges.
- Behaves as an eternal adolescent (e.g., his choice of language, youthful image he projects, demands indulgence and feels entitled to special treatment, even though his objective accomplishments do not justify it).
Narcissists are pathological liars. They lie even to themselves. Ironically, they are the first to believe their own lies. When normal people lie, they show signs of distress. Narcissists don’t. They can pass any polygraph test with flying colors. It is this conviction that fools people around them making them believe in their truthfulness and sincerity. In a twisted way they are sincere because, although they are conscience that they are not truthful, they believe in their own lies. This is difficult to understand and even more difficult to explain, but for a narcissist fantasy and reality are intertwined. The narcissist’s delusional thoughts of grandiosity are real to him.
Narcissists are manipulative and extremely resourceful. They know how to the play their game, and how to get what they want, by using others. Obama is the least experienced senator among the Democrats. His political views are the most foolish of them all. He opposed the surge in Iraq saying it will make the situation worse and he was wrong. He thinks the solution to terrorism is to sit with terrorist states without precondition and negotiate with them. When Russia invaded Georgia, all this genius did was to urge both sides to "exert restraint". Everything this man has said so far reveals his ignorance in economical, political and military matters. Despite that, this junior senator has managed to rally the seasoned senators of the Democratic Party around himself and, not withstanding his ineptitude, he has emerged as the leader de facto of his party and their presidential candidate.
This is a remarkable feat. 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.
First published in October 31, 2008, when Obama was still a do-nothing Senator striving for the power of the U.S. Presidency, the analysis of this "phenomenon" that suddenly streaked from nowhere and captured the hearts and minds of too many of the voters (legit or illegit), is as true today when we get to see him glory in the pomp and cicumstance of the office and wield the power that we have yielded to him.
Ali Sina is the author of Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of Allah’s Prophet and the founder of Faith Freedom International, the movement of ex-Muslims created to eliminate hate through knowledge and foster amity among all mankind.
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If you are in the military (and you feel as I do)--well, bite your lip, and hope that this won't last too long.