In ancient mythology, Mars is the Roman god of war and bloodshed, whose symbol is a spear and shield. The soil of Mars and the the blood of humans are rich in iron turning each a deep dark shade of red. In New York, Bellevue Hospital has a Psych Ward where all sorts of notorious insane criminals have resided for over 100 years and where crazy people are often plucked from the streets of Manhattan and deposited therein. So begins the classic epochal battle of Rush Limbaugh versus Barack Obama.
Rush is a warrior in the classic sense. While he never had the privilege of defending his country in an actual theatre of warfare, the wars he has fought upon the battlefield of ideas may be far more important and no less dangerous. He has been richly rewarded for his efforts, beyond what he or his family ever expected, but it has come at a very real cost. His weight, appearance, clothing, prescription drug abuse, marital choices and many other aspects of his life are constantly under severe scrutiny. In addition, he has admitted to being an audit target of New York State for the past ten years, ever since he made the decision to vacate the confiscatory tax scheme of the Empire State for the tax free shores of the Sunshine State, the income tax free haven of Florida. He has never mentioned the IRS or other federal agencies that may have investigated him, but it certainly is not too much of a stretch to picture a small army of IRS agents goose stepping through the EIB books and records. After all, Bill O’Reilly was audited for many years during the Clinton Regime.
Barrack Obama is clearly insane. Prior to taking the helm as the leader of the free world, he had virtually no accomplishments that anyone could point to. He got most of his school admissions through preference based scholarships. He appears to have gotten the Law Review Editor Position at Harvard through a popularity contest or affirmative action or both. There is no record of any insightful noteworthy legal articles he authored while in that position. His books are of dubious origin, perhaps being the work of the erstwhile former terrorist William Ayers or his speech writers. By his own admission, he was a failed community organizer. He was unhappy working for the Man at a prestigious Chicago law firm. Then he became an undistinguished constitutional lecturer at the University of Chicago, but claimed he was actually a professor. He and Ayers failed at leading the Annandale Project which was intended to improve public education. And he double crossed a long term friend to become an Illinois State Senator. Then when he was running well behind for US Senate, his opponent’s matrimonial file was unsealed, a highly unusual act. This enabled Obama to come from behind to win and eventually become President.
Reading a list of Obama’s accomplishments, we see that there is really nothing of substance to actually indicate that he would be anything but the failed president that he has become. Nothing! But relying on a record such as this and actually believing that it entitles one to become President is nothing short of insanity. And plenty of other Obama personality traits point to someone with severe mental problems, if not out and out sociopathy.
Lets start with this definition from the all knowing Wikipedia. While it may not be the last word in personality disorders, we can get some pretty basic material about them here. Read this definition and see if it rings any bells with you. My ears are still ringing, even now as I write these words. “Malignant narcissism (MN) is a syndrome consisting of a cross breed of the narcissistic personality disorder, the antisocial personality disorder, as well as paranoid traits. The malignant narcissist differs from narcissistic personality disorder in that the malignant narcissist derives higher levels of psychological gratification from accomplishments over time (thus worsening the disorder). Because the malignant narcissist becomes more involved in this psychological gratification, they are apt to develop the antisocial, the paranoid, and the schizoid personality disorders. The term malignant is added to the term narcissist to indicate that individuals with this disorder tend to worsen in their impulse controls and desires over time. Malignant narcissism can be partially treated, with medications and therapy helping to reduce aggravating symptoms. Although narcissistic personality disorder is found in the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), malignant narcissism is not. Malignant narcissism should be considered a theoretical or 'experimental' diagnostic category. Malignant narcissism can be comorbid with other psychological disorders not mentioned above. Malignant narcissism is not an official diagnosis, but rather a syndrome. Individuals with malignant narcissism would be diagnosed under narcissistic personality disorder.”
The latest struggle between Rush Limbaugh and Barack Obama illustrate many of the similarities between liberalism MN. Obama has never had a serious discussion about the effects of any program he has proposed or implemented. As a liberal and a member of the MN, oops I mean Democratic Party, debating an issue means debasing your opponent. Rush is a drug addict, he’s fat, he’s been married four times, etc. But they never seem to get to the actual issues of the debate and are completely unable to look at any of their self-serving ideas in a critical fashion. During the Health-care summit, Congressman Ryan actually brought up facts pointing to the future failure of the pending bill and its crushing costs. He was rewarded with sneers from Obama and I thought a slightly veiled middle finger salute.
Because Obama holds himself in such high esteem, he believes that everyone else should too. That means never actually questioning anything he says or does. Accountability is for the conservatives and other opponents. Obama only cares about his own personal gratification, whether it’s ramming health care reform through or twisting arms for financial regulation. His desire for power emanates from an internal feeling of powerlessness and impotence. He has no actual sense of self, but derives it all from the adulation and admiration of his sycophants.
And who is public enemy number on Obama’s Enemies List? Rush, in reality just a lowly radio talker and paid pitchman, a/k/a the Doctor of Democracy. While he may be very well informed and influential, he makes his living talking to millions of people on the radio. All he can do is discuss ideas, make comments and criticisms towards the Obama Regime policies--for which his well seems to never go dry. Rush can’t order men into battle, take over the auto industry or health care, set employee pay, fire CEO’s or walk on water. He is powerless compared to the US president. He only has his words and his audience and nothing more. And yet Obama perceives Rush to be a major threat to his presidency. And a personal nemesis. Rush has gotten inside Obama’s decision loop and isn’t letting go. He knows what Obama will do and say before Obama does. And Obama can’t accept or believe this. He continually obsesses over Rush and has been rumored to be making plans for his imminent departure from the airwaves. Are these the actions of a sane individual? Other presidents have despised the media, many times rightfully so, but removing the opposition, this is scary and in keeping with Malignant Narcissism.
But, these acts are totally consistent with Obama’s constant need to find new ways to expand his power and therefore increase his esteem in the eyes of others leading to increased personal gratification. He is completely unable to take the analytical step of weighing his actions to judge their consequences. Results don’t matter, only building his image and exaggerated self-belief counts. There are so many examples of this type of pathological behavior that it is challenging to select an example for illustration. A look at Obama’s takeover of GM and Chrysler serves us well in this regard. He basically used government loans as a pretext for taking over both corporations. Then he gave away large chunks of them to his favored union enablers. A full scale bankruptcy reorganization, that would have cut costs and enabled GM and Chrysler to compete globally was never considered or accomplished. Union jobs and pensions were preserved and a non-car guy was put in charge. I’m sure Ed Whitacre is a fine person, but when he was running the phone company, people were putting nickles in payphones and the iPhone wasn’t even a glimmer in Steve Jobs’ eye. And Obama accomplished this takeover by virtue of his theft from the secured bondholders, thus over-turning 200 years of jurisprudence protecting the sanctity of secured creditors. This was purely a power play, with Obama ignoring all settled law and rewarding his favored groups. It is exactly this type of behavior that is consistent with Obama’s anti-social, sociopathic ways, along with his quest for complete control over all the levers of power. Because most people fail to understand this about Obama, he is extremely dangerous to the country and to those he deems to be his inferiors.
But fortunately Limbaugh struggles on. While not involved in a classic life and death struggle, he is attempting to reimpose sanity upon a country that has long since gone off the Lithium. Limbaugh brings real life examples to his listeners, explaining basic economic truths, such as, “Their is no free lunch, if you’re not paying for it then someone else is.” Or how about raising the minimum wage. This act has been proven time and time again to actually increase minority youth unemployment in a major way. The studies have been done and there is no longer a serious debate about the effects. As Rush says, “Instead of raising the minimum wage rate to $7.25 per hour, lets shoot for $15 or $25 an hour.” Then we could legislate away poverty and everyone would be happy. But we all know that government can no more legislate away poverty than it can stop war or prostitution (even though it doesn’t really want to stop any of these). The fact is, there are entry level people who’s labor is not yet worth $7.25 per hour. In this regard, Rush is truly a beacon of rational economic thought.
Finally, Obama’s policies have created nothing but uncertainty and fear in the business world. Take health-care reform (please), where businesses either have to pay their employees’ health insurance or pay a penalty. But this only applies to those working at least 27 hours per week. How many 26.5 per hour workers will be created under this 2300 page monstrosity? Worse yet, this bill is packed with such devious incentives. Neither Obama nor anyone in Congress has bothered to read and understand this abomination, except for a handful of wired congressional aides--who will soon enter the private sector as lobbyists to help those trying to skirt the bill. And the Congress and Obama defend their failure to read the fine print as the actions of an enlightened government. The rest of the country views this as the act of fools and morons. And there you have our ruling class. Oblivious to pure common sense, having no grasp of economic reality whatsoever, most of them unable to succeed in the private sector and therefore needing to suckle the teat of government employment and largess to survive and prosper. If not for their status in the ruling class, they would be dead, in the poorhouse or living with mom and dad.
America has a choice. It is at a crossroads. Does it embrace the Malignant Narcissism that has long served the ends of such enlightened rulers as Lenin, Mao, Hitler, Saddam Hussein, thus voting for life in Bellevue, or does it choose the ideology of Mars, admittedly flawed, sometimes overweight, sometimes drug dependent, but always centered around the individual’s freedom and achievement? We will soon know the answer.