Monday, August 25, 2014

Our Detached, Narcissistic, Pathological Golfer-in-Chief

Narcissistic personality disorder:

by Mayo Clinic Staff
Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they're superior to others and have little regard for other people's feelings. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

Narcissistic personality disorder is one of several types of personality disorders. Personality disorders are conditions in which people have traits that cause them to feel and behave in socially distressing ways, limiting their ability to function in relationships and in other areas of their life, such as work or school.

Narcissistic personality disorder treatment is centered around psychotherapy.

Detached Personality
Filed in Neurosis, Psychoanalysis by Michael Schreiner

The neurotic character traits present in a person who is emotionally detached. What can we surmise about his early childhood experiences? In my work with clients several salient features emerge.  He will almost certainly have grown up in a restrictive environment where absolute control was important to the caregiver. He will have been alternately showered with praise (sometimes more than he deserved given the circumstances) and punished for his shortcomings (also more than the situation warranted). In other words, his relationship towards his primary caregiver will have been characterized by emotions that alternated between the poles of  security and emotional abandonment. Threats of abandonment or being disowned are quite common. There were probably not clearly defined rules, meaning that the caretaker was in a position to find fault with almost any behavior, seemingly at random. A behavior that on one day elicited no response whatsoever would on a subsequent day be grounds for punishment and verbal or physical abuse.

The child learns, among other things, that his emotions are dangerous since he cannot predict when his feelings of comfort, security, and love will be shattered and replaced by ones of fear, despair, and worthlessness. One solution available to a child in such a situation is to distance himself from his emotions.  If we look at the child’s conflict at the deepest level, I believe the central component is the gap between his caregiver’s profession of love towards him and the child’s secret, usually unspoken belief that his caregiver does not love him.  And so the child solves this conflict with the only means available to him.  He refuses to engage in the harmful cycle of emotional abuse, and in the process stops feeling any of his emotions deeply.

Upon this foundation the neurotic detached personality structure is built. He experiences everything in his life from a distance. His idealized self-image will probably be one of the rational philosopher who has little need for what he sees as trifling emotions. He will value his freedom and independence and use all manner of arguments to prove their necessity in anyone’s life.  He will scorn others for their inability to control their emotions while secretly admiring them for their ability to feel deeply. When the emotional thermostat begins to turn up in romantic or friendly relationships he will distance himself, often to the frustration and confusion of his partners.

Pathological Disorders:

Signs Someone May Be a Pathological Liar
by Karen Frazier

Pathological lying, which is also known as compulsive, chronic, or habitual lying, is not a psychological disorder; it has no documented list of symptoms. However, pathological liars may share the following common traits.

Individual Also Suffers from Mental Illness or Personality Disorders
According to Psychology Today, while compulsive lying is not itself a diagnosable mental illness, it often correlates with a number of personality and mental disorders. Pathologically lying is a common symptom in a number of mental health issues, such as borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder.

President Obama is displaying virtually all of these attributes more so now and just as he has in recent years. The world is burning down around him and as Nero distracted himself with minstrels and other pleasures while Rome burned, this President golfs, fund raises, plays pool, hob-knobs with celebrities or vacations every few weeks. He doesn't want to be bothered with the cold realities of a world that does not fit neatly into his Ivy League, social order theorems. This professor is escaping the brutal reality that his entire thesis of how the world should work under the Utopian ideals of socialism and progressive philosophies, isn't working. The man can't bring himself to admit or believe his theories of governance are wrong. This is a place that most dictators eventually come to: Alexander the Great, Bonaparte, Santa Anna, Hitler, to name a few. The dangerous part though is that by the time reality eventually sets in, they have destroyed their countries and countrymen as well as the lives of many others.

This is why Obama is in an extremely dangerous place and is leaving us in one as well. He has abdicated responsibility for our borders, in a complete and total act of negligence of his Constitutional mandate and oath as defender of our republic, and he is timid on attacking our enemies abroad. He reacts too late to an issue after it has festered to a point where he can no longer deny its havoc. Consequently, Obama is perpetually 'a day late and a dollar short' on so many major issues that he has to always play catch up. That is not leadership. That is a little boy chasing after mama's apron string.

As with all dictators, his court of advisers is composed of mostly yes men and women who follow the same, Marxist, originated gospel that he does. Therefore, with nobody to truly challenge his perceptions, he simply reacts to situations and falls back on rhetoric and platitudes as if somehow those were tools that will remake the world to his understanding in some sort of metaphysical way because he has spoken that world into existence. However, when the lacking magic of those words does not reshape the world and simply fall flat or are labeled as lies, then he retreats to his familiar fall back of blaming others for that failure to make manifest what he thinks ought to be. This man would make a stellar TV 'prosperity preacher'!

When cornered with no other options, President Obama takes matters into hands to prove he's right and goes so far as to violate the Constitution and other laws to get his way. He can't bring himself to admit he's been so wrong on so many things. So, he will simply tweak them or shove them around to fit his delusional paradigm. In essence, we have a man in the White House further detaching himself from the reality of how the world really is. The most powerful man in the world arguably, has embraced a form of deception. Even his once stalwart apologists in the national media, themselves masters of the 'half truth', are having to now question this man's logic, alternate reality, and his appearing lack of engagement and empathy.

I don't think I have ever seen the Main "Stink" Media this nervous and perplexed in quite a while. This media made politician they helped create has turned into Frankenstein. Now, they have no clue what do with him as he has left the laboratory. They have begun to turn on their exotic named monster, but he is too strong and agile even for them. Ignoring the slaughter and plight of Christians and Yazidis in Iraq for example, they could support the narrative of non-involvement and the "we're done in Iraq" sentiment. But, when one of their own in the form of the beheading of journalist Jim Foley lands on their computer screens in all of its horror and Radical Islamic glory, it suddenly becomes a different world! It was the only thing that could knock the wall to wall coverage of a dead, young, troubled black man partially off the 24 hour cable news TV screen.

A psychologically crippled professor, crippled as a child by the nightmare dreams of his absent father, is not what the nation needs in time of crisis and war. We need a fighter - a warrior - a stern faced Commander-in-Chief who can lead the nation, our allies and who has the courage to engage in Total War rather than the half-ass wars we have been executing from the time of Vietnam and in its long cast shadow ever since. (I am in no way disparaging the brave service of our men and women in uniform. I am simply stating that they have been mishandled by their leaders for so many years.)

The only antidote to the Islamic State are bullets and bombs administered by the steel nerved airmen and boot and helmet wearing physicians from our military and that of our allies until the last ISIS thug has surrendered or is dead. However, this is a concept that President Obama and many of his predecessors has failed to comprehend. We did not contain the Nazis. Rather, we pound them mercilessly into the dirt. We had generals like Patton who told his troops that they would "grease the axles of our tanks with the guts of those Nazi bastards." Can you imagine the PC crowd uproar if one of our generals dared utter the same thing, replacing Nazi with Radical Muslim Thugs?

To heap insult on insult, we have a Congress that should be the force to stand up to Obama, the megalomaniac bully. Yet, they are always paralyzed by the specter of the next election. Subsequently, they can't make waves as they might not be popular enough for the electorate to keep them hired for another term. The constant bane of this house of fools is, "wait till after the next election." But, just as a child who's always told "maybe next Christmas," we are constantly being denied that which we have begged for, yet are told repeatedly to wait. Look what that waiting has now gotten us from our trusted representatives, especially the Republican leadership. They will not sacrifice their own political jobs for the betterment of the country if needs be. So, by default, the man-child Obama gets his way and urinates on our Constitution and other laws. Of course, the Democrats won't utter anything against their anointed leader either because right or wrong, at least he's their guy. Party loyalty over the benefit of the nation, comes first.

My fellow patriots, I wish I could write some eloquent chorus of high spirited words to you, full of star-spangled glories, comforting stories of old, capped off with a let's go show 'em hurrah. What I will offer you, that is those of you of faith, is to hit your knees like never before and pray to the Lord of Hosts that he might yet inspire, awaken and by His mighty hand protect us. Or, if judgment upon this nation in the form of wave upon wave of terrorist attacks be His allowance, that He at least will protect and provide sustenance for His own. Also, I would add to stock up on bullets and beans fellow patriots, as you may be on your own in the coming challenging days ahead. May God yet show some mercy on our poorly led nation.

Of course, if we do survive to 2016, work those battleground cities and vote only for those with a proven track record for Liberty and loyalty to our Constitution!

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