Monday, March 4, 2013

Barack Obama: The Man Behind the Mask

Joker Mask on BHO
Steve McCann has written an article on American Thinker that notes that President Barack Hussein Obama has all the characteristics to “Change” America via despotism before even know what hit us.

JRH 3/4/13 (Hat Tip: Diane Fatouros)
Barack Obama: The Man Behind the Mask

March 4, 2013

Sixty-three months ago Barack Obama officially declared his candidacy for President.  Only now are some among the so-called media and ruling elites in America slowly awakening from their self-induced infatuation and beginning to understand who he is.  It has become difficult to ignore the overt intimidation, demagoguery and deliberate falsehoods spewed forth by Obama relative to sequestration -- a miniscule cut in the growth of federal spending.   However, any cursory examination of his past reveals that these tactics are second nature to the man who currently occupies the Oval Office.

Yet there remains a stubborn unwillingness on the part of many to recognize the essential Barack Obama.   Perhaps it is unfathomable to them that they could be wrong about someone who was the epitome of their superficial ideal candidate.  They are blinded to the danger by their belief that this country, the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the history of mankind, could never be brought to its knees by anyone.

Barack Obama is a product of 1960's radicalism.   His parents, grandparents, mentors, professors and, by his own admission, circle of friends were all disciples of Marxist thought and the tactics of societal revolution.   Not only his formative years but virtually his entire life has been an immersion in this mindset -- a mindset which includes a deep seated animosity toward capitalism and individual freedom.  Virtually all the despots of the twentieth century had the same philosophical convictions and intellectual backgrounds.

What makes this belief system so popular among those who harbor megalomaniacal tendencies is the core tenet that the end justifies the means.  With that simple phrase any tactic is permissible under the rubric that the true believers are pre-ordained to govern the people. Thus no lie is too egregious to tell, no strategy to destroy one's political enemies is out of bounds, and the creation of false crises and faux enemies is not only legitimate but essential.  Any leader within government or the national community at large who is captive to this thinking, as Barack Obama has repeatedly revealed throughout his life and political career, must by necessity be devoid of ethics, integrity or morals.

Nearly all the tyrants of the recent past had a unique capacity to mesmerize a large swath of the populace through ability to deliver a speech and create a cult of personality, aided and abetted by a media, if not state sponsored, then one willingly intimidated into doing the bidding of the exalted leader.  This ability and extreme narcissism, which Barack Obama has in abundance, is another pre-requisite for despotism.

Another personality trait common to despots is a disregard for life and an unrelenting willingness to use and discard people.   While a member of the Illinois Senate, Barack Obama was not only in favor of unfettered abortion rights, he introduced a bill that would make legal the murder of newly born children that miraculously survived an abortion.  Throughout his life he has used and manipulated the gullible into being the foot soldiers for his personal ambitions -- whether an entire race of people (African-Americans) by playing on his skin color or the elite ruling establishment wallowing in "white guilt."  The most overused phrase describing Obama's actions since he entered the national stage is: "thrown under the bus" and it has been for good reason as in the case of  Reverend Jeremiah Wright or many in the media and the Democratic Party.

A well worn tactic by those desirous of becoming autocrats and seizing an ever increasing amount of political power is to keep the populace in a constant state of agitation.  As a community organizer and in elected office Obama has a history of using these tactics.  Since becoming president he has promoted the escalation of vitriol aimed at inciting retaliation against the tea party movement and conservatives.  The demonization of the wealthy has never been so sustained and blatant.  The incendiary charge of racism has become the default accusation directed at anyone disagreeing with Barack Obama.  As a result racial animosity is approaching levels not seen since the 1960's.  There is open talk of curbing free speech, governing by presidential fiat in order to bypass Congress, threatening to seize guns through legislation and regulation, and promoting blanket amnesty for illegal aliens -- all steps geared toward fomenting societal upheaval.

Barack Obama is someone who would willingly inflict pain and suffering on the American people in order to permanently destroy his political enemies and accumulate near dictatorial power for the government he controls.   His megalomania does not allow him to care a whit for the citizenry or the long-term future of the country he is pushing into bankruptcy or the nation's ability to survive in a hostile world.

During the past century millions of people were thrown into a cauldron of indescribable suffering which emanated from the inability of sophisticated, albeit fractured, European societies to overcome economic and societal hardships.   They chose instead to be willingly manipulated by prospective autocrats promising to solve their nation's woes through their ill-conceived vision of utopia.  A utopia that that evolved into the near destruction of a continent and the death of untold millions.

If those currently in power in the United States succeed in eliminating any opposition and continue to inexorably increase their control of the government through their tyrannical tactics, aided and abetted by the media, the sycophants in the ruling class and the entertainment complex, there will inevitably be uncontrolled violence and upheaval within America's borders.   The nation's standard of living will drop precipitously; there will be an irrevocable loss of freedom and ultimately the imposition of foreign influence over a once proud nation.

The sequestration tactics by Barack Obama are but the latest manifestation of his mindset.  In order to have a free hand to achieve his tyrannical ambitions, he must make certain the Republican control of the House of Representatives is overturned in the 2014 mid-term elections.   This is his current and only objective and he will stop at nothing to accomplish that goal.   After all this is who Barack Obama is.
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