Friday, January 22, 2010
Observing the Obvious
By Alan Caruba
For the past two years, it has been obvious to a lot of conservatives and independents that we have a President whose elevator doesn’t go to the top floor. This is a seriously flawed person.
Anyone in law enforcement will tell you that there are few people, including serial killers, who “look” like criminals and a danger to society. This is not to say that profiling isn’t a helpful tool, but that there is no Hollywood generic “bad guy” image in real life. About the only people that deliberately try to assume that image are professional wrestlers who play the villains in the ring.
Homicide detectives will tell you that, time and again, the murderers they capture, interrogate, and who end up confessing often break down in tears and some even ask if they can see their momma before being taken off to jail. Only occasionally do they encounter a seriously bad person who insanely kills to satisfy some demonic itch.
Now, I am NOT saying the President of the United States is criminally insane, but I am saying that he is so seriously immersed in a communist ideology that everything he says and does is intended to get him just that much closer to destroying the nation.
He has been assisted in this goal by Nancy “crazy eyes” Pelosi, a San Francisco liberal who has demanded and received a 757 jet airliner with which to travel back and forth from her home every week. He has been assisted by Sen. Harry Reid who lacks even the most minimal support in his home state of Nevada and appears to be devoid of any moral compass.
It is clear to most reasonable people that Obama and the Democrat Congress has been driving up the debt of the nation to unconscionable levels and, while the thought of an America forced to default on his financial obligations seems unthinkable, it is not. The Democrats are proposing a $1.9 trillion increase in the debt limit, having raised the debt ceiling to $12.4 trillion the day before Christmas 2009.
In his bestselling book, “The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality”, Jerome R. Corsi, PhD thoroughly documented what could be known about Barack Obama, noting the influence of Frank Marshall Davis as his “Communist mentor.” Davis was a widely known communist in the 1950s as a newspaper journalist and poet. He had invoked his Fifth Amendment rights when called before a congressional committee. “A year earlier, in 1955, the Commission on Subversive Activities organized by the government of the territory of Hawaii identified Davis as a member of the Communist Party USA.”
Davis was a friend of Obama’s grandparents. Davis had assured Obama that his white grandmother was right to be scared of black people. “She understands that black people have a reason to hate,” Davis told him and Obama recalled that it “he was right to reject his grandparents” because all white people were inherently racists. Obama wrote that he knew “for the first time that I was totally alone.”
His father, a Kenyan, had divorced his mother and abandoned him. His Indonesian step-father would later divorce his mother and she, in turn, would abandon him to the care of his white grandparents who, despite sacrificing to send him to a private school nonetheless regarded Davis, a black, Communist radical, as a close family friend.
Obama would write that he chose his friends at Occidental, a college he attended, from among “The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and the structured feminists and punk-rock performers.”
I am not a psychologist, but I am a student of history and virtually every dictator has written openly of the obsessions that drove them to seek power. “Mein Kampf” by Hitler comes to mind and Mao’s “Little Red Book” comes to mind.
Liberals have always embraced these people and one sees it today in the way many prominent actors and others have made their way to Castro’s Cuba or Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, to bask in the light of these horrid people. Former President Jimmy Carter has embraced terrorists such as Hamas and has displayed an obvious anti-Semitism. Many US communists were appalled to discover that Stalin was a mass murderer in the wake of Nikita Krushchev’s revelations about the man.
We need to pay attention, not just to the politics of our nation’s leaders, but to their pathologies as well. After being forced to resign, those closest to former President Richard Nixon revealed that he was subject to a paranoia that may have served him well in dealing with America’s enemies, but which ultimately led to the Watergate scandal.
Now it is the turn for Democrats who were so enamored of Obama to begin to observe the obvious. It is the turn of the mainstream media to raise the warnings that have been so obvious to those who have written and spoken of Obama’s serious flaws of personality and policy.
The nation faces three more years of Obama’s term in office and they will represent the most serious threat the nation has ever faced in its long history.