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    Interesting article on The Big O

    Israeli Psychologist on Obama 

    Dr. Sam Vaknin is an Israeli psychologist. Interesting view on our President.
    Dr. Vaknin has written extensively about narcissism. 

    Dr. Vaknin States "I must confess I was impressed by Obama from the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident -- a wholesome presidential package. I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling.. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. Obama's speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such quasi "religious" impact on so many people. 

    The fact that Obama is a total incognito with Zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama is not an ordinary man. He is not a genius. In fact he is quite ignorant on most important subjects." 

    Dr. Sam Vaknin, the author of the Malignant Self Love believes "Barack Obama appears to be a narcissist." Vaknin is a world authority on narcissism. He understands narcissism and describes the inner mind of a narcissist like no other person. When he talks about narcissism everyone listens. Vaknin says that Obama's language, posture and demeanor, and the testimonies of his closest, dearest friends suggest that the man is either a narcissist or he may have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). 

    Narcissists project a grandiose but false image of themselves. Jim Jones, the charismatic leader of People's Temple, the man who led over 900 of his followers to cheerfully commit mass suicide and even murder their own children was also a narcissist. David Koresh, Charles Manson, Joseph Koni, Shoko Asahara, Stalin, Saddam, Mao, Kim Jong Ill and Adolph Hitler are a few examples of narcissists of our time. All these men had a tremendous influence over their fanciers. They created a personality cult around themselves and with their blazing speeches elevated their admirers, filled their hearts with enthusiasm and instilled in their minds a new zest for life. They gave them hope! They promised them the moon, but alas, invariably they brought them to their doom. 

    When you are a victim of a cult of personality, you don't know it until it is too late. One determining factor in the development of NPD is childhood abuse "Obama's early life was decidedly chaotic and replete with traumatic and mentally bruising dislocations,"says Vaknin. "Mixed-race marriages were even less common then. His parents went through a divorce when he was an infant two years old. Obama saw his father only once again, before he died in a car accident. Then his mother re-married and Obama had to relocate to Indonesia , a foreign land with a radically foreign culture, to be raised by a step-father. At the age of ten, he was whisked off to live with his maternal (white) grandparents. He saw his mother only intermittently in the following few years and then she vanished from his life in 1979. "She died of cancer in 1995." 

    One must never underestimate the manipulative genius of pathological narcissists. They project such an imposing personality that it overwhelms those around them. Charmed by the charisma of the narcissist, people become like clay in his hands. They cheerfully do his bidding and delight to be at his service. The narcissist shapes the world around himself and reduces others in his own inverted image. He creates a cult of personality. His admirers become his co-dependents. Narcissists have no interest in things that do not help them to reach their personal objective. They are focused on one thing alone and that is power. All other issues are meaningless to them and they do not want to waste their precious time on trivialities. Anything that does not help them is beneath them and does not deserve their attention. 

    If an issue raised in the Senate does not help Obama in one way or another, he has no interest in it. The "present" vote is a safe vote. No one can criticize him if things go wrong. Those issues are unworthy by their very nature because they are not about him. 

    Obama's election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review led to a contract and advance to write a book about race relations. The University of Chicago Law School provided him a lot longer than expected and at the end it evolved into, guess what? His own autobiography! Instead of writing a scholarly paper focusing on race relations, for which he had been paid, Obama could not resist writing about his most sublime self. He entitled the book Dreams from My Father. 

    Not surprisingly, Adolph Hitler also wrote his own autobiography when he was still a nobody. So did Stalin. For a narcissist no subject is as important as his own self. Why would he waste his precious time and genius writing about insignificant things when he can write about such an august being as himself? 

    Narcissists are often callous and even ruthless. As the norm, they lack conscience. This is evident from Obama's lack of interest in his own brother who lives on only one dollar per month.. A man who lives in luxury, who takes a private jet to vacation in Hawaii, and who raised nearly half a billion dollars for his campaign (something unprecedented in history) has no interest in the plight of his own brother. Why? Because, his brother cannot be used for his ascent to power. A narcissist cares for no one but himself. 

    This election was like no other in the history of America . The issues were insignificant compared to what is at stake. What can be more dangerous than having a man bereft of conscience, a serial liar, and one who cannot distinguish his fantasies from reality as the leader of the free world? 

    I hate to sound alarmist, but one is a fool if one is not alarmed. Many politicians are narcissists. They pose no threat to others. They are simply self serving and selfish. Obama evidences symptoms of pathological narcissism, which is different from the run-of-the-mill narcissism of a Richard Nixon or a Bill Clinton for example. To him reality and fantasy are intertwined. 

    This is a mental health issue, not just a character flaw. 
    Pathological narcissists are dangerous because they look normal and even intelligent. It is this disguise that makes them treacherous. Today the Democrats have placed all their hopes in Obama. But this man could put an end to their party. The great majority of blacks voted for Obama. Only a fool does not know that their support for him is racially driven. This is racism, pure and simple. 

    The downside of this is that if Obama turns out to be the disaster I predict, he will cause widespread resentment among the whites. The blacks are unlikely to give up their support of their man. Cultic mentality is pernicious and unrelenting. They will dig their heads deeper in the sand and blame Obama's detractors of racism. This will cause a backlash among the whites. The white supremacists will take advantage of the discontent and they will receive widespread support. I predict that in less than four years, racial tensions will increase to levels never seen since the turbulent 1960's. 

    Obama will set the clock back decades. America is the bastion of freedom. The peace of the world depends on the strength of America , and its weakness translates into the triumph of terrorism and victory of rogue nations.. It is no wonder that Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, the Castrists, the Hezbollah, the Hamas, the lawyers of the Guantanamo terrorists, and virtually all sworn enemies of America are so thrilled by the prospect of their man in the White House. 

    America is on the verge of destruction. There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological narcissist as president.
    -- 
    Michael A. Haberman, M.D.

     
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    Israeli Psychologist on Obama 

    Dr. Sam Vaknin is an Israeli psychologist. Interesting view on our President.
    Dr. Vaknin has written extensively about narcissism. 

    Dr. Vaknin States "I must confess I was impressed by Obama from the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident -- a wholesome presidential package. I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling.. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. Obama's speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such quasi "religious" impact on so many people. 

    The fact that Obama is a total incognito with Zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama is not an ordinary man. He is not a genius. In fact he is quite ignorant on most important subjects." 

    Dr. Sam Vaknin, the author of the Malignant Self Love believes "Barack Obama appears to be a narcissist." Vaknin is a world authority on narcissism. He understands narcissism and describes the inner mind of a narcissist like no other person. When he talks about narcissism everyone listens. Vaknin says that Obama's language, posture and demeanor, and the testimonies of his closest, dearest friends suggest that the man is either a narcissist or he may have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). 

    Narcissists project a grandiose but false image of themselves. Jim Jones, the charismatic leader of People's Temple, the man who led over 900 of his followers to cheerfully commit mass suicide and even murder their own children was also a narcissist. David Koresh, Charles Manson, Joseph Koni, Shoko Asahara, Stalin, Saddam, Mao, Kim Jong Ill and Adolph Hitler are a few examples of narcissists of our time. All these men had a tremendous influence over their fanciers. They created a personality cult around themselves and with their blazing speeches elevated their admirers, filled their hearts with enthusiasm and instilled in their minds a new zest for life. They gave them hope! They promised them the moon, but alas, invariably they brought them to their doom. 

    When you are a victim of a cult of personality, you don't know it until it is too late. One determining factor in the development of NPD is childhood abuse "Obama's early life was decidedly chaotic and replete with traumatic and mentally bruising dislocations,"says Vaknin. "Mixed-race marriages were even less common then. His parents went through a divorce when he was an infant two years old. Obama saw his father only once again, before he died in a car accident. Then his mother re-married and Obama had to relocate to Indonesia , a foreign land with a radically foreign culture, to be raised by a step-father. At the age of ten, he was whisked off to live with his maternal (white) grandparents. He saw his mother only intermittently in the following few years and then she vanished from his life in 1979. "She died of cancer in 1995." 

    One must never underestimate the manipulative genius of pathological narcissists. They project such an imposing personality that it overwhelms those around them. Charmed by the charisma of the narcissist, people become like clay in his hands. They cheerfully do his bidding and delight to be at his service. The narcissist shapes the world around himself and reduces others in his own inverted image. He creates a cult of personality. His admirers become his co-dependents. Narcissists have no interest in things that do not help them to reach their personal objective. They are focused on one thing alone and that is power. All other issues are meaningless to them and they do not want to waste their precious time on trivialities. Anything that does not help them is beneath them and does not deserve their attention. 

    If an issue raised in the Senate does not help Obama in one way or another, he has no interest in it. The "present" vote is a safe vote. No one can criticize him if things go wrong. Those issues are unworthy by their very nature because they are not about him. 

    Obama's election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review led to a contract and advance to write a book about race relations. The University of Chicago Law School provided him a lot longer than expected and at the end it evolved into, guess what? His own autobiography! Instead of writing a scholarly paper focusing on race relations, for which he had been paid, Obama could not resist writing about his most sublime self. He entitled the book Dreams from My Father. 

    Not surprisingly, Adolph Hitler also wrote his own autobiography when he was still a nobody. So did Stalin. For a narcissist no subject is as important as his own self. Why would he waste his precious time and genius writing about insignificant things when he can write about such an august being as himself? 

    Narcissists are often callous and even ruthless. As the norm, they lack conscience. This is evident from Obama's lack of interest in his own brother who lives on only one dollar per month.. A man who lives in luxury, who takes a private jet to vacation in Hawaii, and who raised nearly half a billion dollars for his campaign (something unprecedented in history) has no interest in the plight of his own brother. Why? Because, his brother cannot be used for his ascent to power. A narcissist cares for no one but himself. 

    This election was like no other in the history of America . The issues were insignificant compared to what is at stake. What can be more dangerous than having a man bereft of conscience, a serial liar, and one who cannot distinguish his fantasies from reality as the leader of the free world? 

    I hate to sound alarmist, but one is a fool if one is not alarmed. Many politicians are narcissists. They pose no threat to others. They are simply self serving and selfish. Obama evidences symptoms of pathological narcissism, which is different from the run-of-the-mill narcissism of a Richard Nixon or a Bill Clinton for example. To him reality and fantasy are intertwined. 

    This is a mental health issue, not just a character flaw. 
    Pathological narcissists are dangerous because they look normal and even intelligent. It is this disguise that makes them treacherous. Today the Democrats have placed all their hopes in Obama. But this man could put an end to their party. The great majority of blacks voted for Obama. Only a fool does not know that their support for him is racially driven. This is racism, pure and simple. 

    The downside of this is that if Obama turns out to be the disaster I predict, he will cause widespread resentment among the whites. The blacks are unlikely to give up their support of their man. Cultic mentality is pernicious and unrelenting. They will dig their heads deeper in the sand and blame Obama's detractors of racism. This will cause a backlash among the whites. The white supremacists will take advantage of the discontent and they will receive widespread support. I predict that in less than four years, racial tensions will increase to levels never seen since the turbulent 1960's. 

    Obama will set the clock back decades. America is the bastion of freedom. The peace of the world depends on the strength of America , and its weakness translates into the triumph of terrorism and victory of rogue nations.. It is no wonder that Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, the Castrists, the Hezbollah, the Hamas, the lawyers of the Guantanamo terrorists, and virtually all sworn enemies of America are so thrilled by the prospect of their man in the White House. 

    America is on the verge of destruction. There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological narcissist as president.
    -- 
    Michael A. Haberman, M.D.

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    It is no wonder that Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, the Castrists, the Hezbollah, the Hamas, the lawyers of the Guantanamo terrorists, and virtually all sworn enemies of America are so thrilled by the prospect of their man in the White House.

    Brilliant article. His cult following known as the democrat party will have none of it.

     

     

     

     

     
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    Oooops, it's apparent I've mistakenly stumbled into another whacko wingnut circlejerk.

     

     

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    I think he referred to you and your ilk as a "Cult" more or less.

    Barack to Jimmy Jones another perceptive analogy.

    The man definitely has his thumb on the heartbeat of America.

     

     
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    Politics is not beanbag. However, in my opinion, there is no need to delve into this deep dive of pseudo psycho-analysis of Barack Obama, making him out to be a mentally ill narcissist.

    Barack Obama by all accounts is a fine family man and father. As a President, he was unqualified and has been a flat failure. His divisive class- warfare leftist political policies have been a disaster and threaten America's future as a free society. He isnt mentally ill, he is politically radical..

    Liberals all bought into the psuedo psychological analysis that George W Bush fought a war to "please his Daddy".  Better not to stoop to their level.

     
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    Yeah, this is the same bunch of bs the libs tried to pull on Bush. I'll say the same thing that I said then: you can't psychoanalyze someone without months of sessions, nevermind if you've never even spoken to the man.

     

     
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    Yeah, this is the same bunch of bs the libs tried to pull on Bush. I'll say the same thing that I said then: you can't psychoanalyze someone without months of sessions, nevermind if you've never even spoken to the man.

     

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    My goodness, common ground at last. 

     
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    In response to StalkingButler's comment:
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    Yeah, this is the same bunch of bs the libs tried to pull on Bush. I'll say the same thing that I said then: you can't psychoanalyze someone without months of sessions, nevermind if you've never even spoken to the man.

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    It's good to have common ground when you both are right but the poster of the article and the fools who jumped in with both feet to support it show MAXIMUM IGNORANCE AND SUPER STUPIDITY


    This "article" has been floating around the internet and accredited to this Haberman person who stopped his practice in August of this year....if that is the right one.......

    But good old Snopes has a good amount of info .....i am posting below the most important part along with the links you now see how STUPID people will believe any thing.....

     

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/vaknin.asp

     

    *Origins:*   Sam Vaknin <http://samvak.tripod.com/> is a real person, he
    has written a good deal about the subject of narcissism
    <http://samvak.tripod.com/indexqa.html> (including the book /Malignant
    Self Love: Narcissism Revisited/
    <http://www.amazon.com/Malignant-Self-Love-Narcissism-Revisited/dp/8023833847>),
    and he did pen an article <http://samvak.tripod.com/obama.html> in which
    he opined that "Barack Obama appears to be a narcissist." However, the
    article reproduced above, although it references Dr. Vaknin's writings
    and includes a header suggesting he is its author, is an excerpt from a
    22 September 2008 article <http://www.faithfreedom.org/obama.html>
    written by Ali Sina.

    Sam Vaknin is careful to include a disclaimer
    <http://samvak.tripod.com/indexqa.html#Warning%20and%20Disclaimer> on
    his web site stating that he is "NOT a mental health professional" (his
    CV lists no training, degree, or clinical experience in psychology, and
    his "Dr." title derives from a doctorate in philosophy obtained from the
    unaccredited Pacific Western University
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Pacific_Western_University/Proposed>), and
    he notes in his introduction to the article cited in the preceding
    paragraph that "only a qualified mental health diagnostician can
    determine whether someone suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder
    (NPD) and this, following lengthy tests and personal interviews."

    *Last updated:*   5 April 2009





     
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    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:
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    Oooops, it's apparent I've mistakenly stumbled into another whacko wingnut circlejerk.

     

     

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    I think he referred to you and your ilk as a "Cult" more or less.

    Barack to Jimmy Jones another perceptive analogy.

    The man definitely has his thumb on the heartbeat of America.

     

    [/QUOTE]

     

    Now that we know its a fake ...it appears you seem to have your thumb up your azz

    with your brain

     
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    Oooops, it's apparent I've mistakenly stumbled into another whacko wingnut circlejerk.

     

     

    [/QUOTE]

     

     




    I think he referred to you and your ilk as a "Cult" more or less.

    Barack to Jimmy Jones another perceptive analogy.

    The man definitely has his thumb on the heartbeat of America.

     

    [/QUOTE]

     

    Now that we know its a fake ...it appears you seem to have your thumb up your azz

    with your brain

    [/QUOTE]


    And an angry cult it is.

     
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    My goodness, common ground at last.

     

    I'm guessing no, I've no doubt that when the shoe was on the other foot that you participated gleefully in the pile-on.

     

     

     
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    I'm sorry, but how is this interesting? 

    This guy posts his quasi psychological review of a man he has never met, based on media coverage, and oh by the way his doctorate is in philosophy from an unaccredited school that was shut down by Hawaii and later reopened as a for profit school. 

    Now that is interesting. 

    According to a BBC documentary the author voluntarily participated in, he took various tests to determine if he himself was a narcissist but the results were inconclusive.  He did however test out as a clinical psychopath. 

    Now that is interesting. 

    Also, this clown was convicted of stock fraud and sentenced to prison in Israel.  As a condition of his parole he was made to submit to mental exams which showed he has several personality disorders. 

    Now that is interesting. 

    But what isn't interesting is the bleatings of a mentally unstable, ex con who professes to be a PH D even thought his credentials came from a now defunct diploma mill.

     

     

     
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    I'm sorry, but how is this interesting? 

    This guy posts his quasi psychological review of a man he has never met, based on media coverage, and oh by the way his doctorate is in philosophy from an unaccredited school that was shut down by Hawaii and later reopened as a for profit school. 

    Now that is interesting. 

    According to a BBC documentary the author voluntarily participated in, he took various tests to determine if he himself was a narcissist but the results were inconclusive.  He did however test out as a clinical psychopath. 

    Now that is interesting. 

    Also, this clown was convicted of stock fraud and sentenced to prison in Israel.  As a condition of his parole he was made to submit to mental exams which showed he has several personality disorders. 

    Now that is interesting. 

    But what isn't interesting is the bleatings of a mentally unstable, ex con who professes to be a PH D even thought his credentials came from a now defunct diploma mill.

     

     

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    How dare he criticize the messiah.

     
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    'Stunning He's in Politics, Because He Really Doesn't Like People'...

     

    And wealthy people less.

     
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    Must be a talented guy to be able to diagnose someone as a narcissist without ever having met him.

    All leaders are narcissistic.  The more successful they are, the more narcissistic.  Bush thought his every action was guided by God and therefore he was infallible.  Clinton thought it was ok to get BJs from young interns while talking to government leaders on the phone.  Nixon thought he was above the law.

    anybody who thinks they have what it takes to be the president of the US is going to be nacissistic.  

     
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    Must be a talented guy to be able to diagnose someone as a narcissist without ever having met him.

    All leaders are narcissistic.  The more successful they are, the more narcissistic.  Bush thought his every action was guided by God and therefore he was infallible.  Clinton thought it was ok to get BJs from young interns while talking to government leaders on the phone.  Nixon thought he was above the law.

    anybody who thinks they have what it takes to be the president of the US is going to be nacissistic.  

    [/QUOTE]


    Good to see all the cult followers come out and stand behind their leader.

    Mass Jimmy Jones koolaid drink off the morning following election day.

     

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