You don't have to be a fire-breathing conservative to feel something is dreadfully amiss at la Casa Blanca. What is wrong with this man? [President Obama] Is he a cynic or a hypocrite or a psychopathic con man? Is he arrogant or just plain stupid? Is he all of these things? First let's define our terms.
Is President Obama a Hypocrite or a Cynic or (dare I ask) a Psychopath? Arrogant or Just Plain Stupid?
Let me begin by confessing I know how provocative this question is: calling the President names can get you in hot water. Just ask Glenn Beck. This question, I hasten to add, comes not from a fire-breathing, reactionary conservative, but from an Independent who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and whose eyes misted over as he listened to the 44th President's Inaugural Address promising a new day in American politics. At last, I thought, here is the long-awaited messiah who would lead us out of the wilderness. This Obama fellow is the real thing, he'll get the country moving again. Now that the mists have cleared, I have begun to wonder how many others feel as duped and betrayed as I do.
Last week America witnessed an act so unbelievably, shockingly and stupidly self-serving that we are only now beginning to absorb its true implications. After inviting Representative Paul Ryan to take a front row seat at his speech addressing the country's debt crisis, President Obama launched an orgy of class warfare, declaring Paul Ryan and his plan "un-American." I had the eerie feeling I was back in the 1920s listening to a radio address of Huey Long. This from the candidate who promised America he would eliminate petty partisan bickering from politics and government.
You don't have to be a radical conservative to feel something is dreadfully amiss at la Casa Blanca. What is wrong with this man? Is he a cynic or a hypocrite or a psychopathic con artist? Is he arrogant or just plain stupid? Is he all of these things? First let's define our terms.
Hypocrisy comes from a Greek word, hupokrinesthai, meaning play-acting. Insofar as we are human we are all hypocrites. But etymologies are often misleading. Play-acting implies conscious deception, but true hypocrisy is unconscious, a symptom of incomplete memory integration. For example, when trying to explain some disgraceful or unworthy act we often say, "I forgot myself." I.e. we forget who we are, or who we'd like to be. The Devil tempts us, and some renegade doppelganger of the psyche goes on a tear and forgets our New Year's resolution to stop drinking so heavily and hitting on the girls in the typing pool. Hypocrisy must be unconscious, for if we were conscious of self-contradiction we would be overcome with shame and desist at once. To violate one's own rules of conduct with conscious intention is not strictly speaking hypocrisy, but cynicism.
Like many English words 'cynic' has a complicated history. It comes from the Greek word for dog (don't ask). The Greek Cynics were actually stoics, not cynical at all. More recently a cynic is a person who finds fault. A fault-finding person is liable to take a rather dim view of human nature, hence the word has come to denote someone who thinks all human behavior is motivated by self-interest. Since such a person is convinced everyone else is driven by self-interest, it is that much easier to yield to temptation and break faith with the community of mankind. At first glance Obama appears to fit this template: if we are to credit his biographical writings, he began his career with lofty ideals, but over time concluded that to succeed in his profession he would have to descend to the lowest common denominator, which in Chicago politics means double-dealing, deceit and demagoguery.
But a true cynic arrives at this philosophy of life reluctantly and with lingering regret. Before submitting to the laws of opportunism he wistfully remembers a time, usually in his youth, when he was guided by a belief in virtue and the eternal verities: Truth, Beauty and Goodness. This is the origin of the "guilty Liberal." And this is where Mr. Obama departs from type. He feels no regret, no remorse. Many in the press have remarked upon his professorial detachment and lack of passion. This absence of affect is also characteristic of the schizoid personality. We typically think of psychopaths as criminal types who perpetrate heinous crimes. But as anyone who has spent time on the factory floor or in an office will tell you, there is nothing exotic about schizoid personalities. You are just as likely to encounter a psychopathic personality clerking at the DMV as running a Ponzi scheme like Berni Madoff, or condemning half the population of Cambodia to extinction like Pol Pot.
While one should be suspicious of facile check-off lists, psychoanalyst Robert D. Hare's checklist for symptoms of psychopathology and antisocial personality disorder is generally recognized as authoritative.
Personality "Aggressive narcissism"
Glibness/superficial charm Grandiose sense of self-worth Pathological lying Cunning/manipulative Lack of remorse or guilt Shallow affect (genuine emotion is short-lived and egocentric) Callous/lack of empathy Failure to accept responsibility for own actions
Remind you of a politician you know?
It might be in shocking bad taste to use a word like psychopath and the POTUS in the same sentence; name-calling is juvenile, and rightly regarded the last refuge of the simple-minded. Indeed, for calling President Obama a 'racist,' Geico pulled its sponsorship of Fox News commentator Glenn Beck, prompting the defection of several other major advertisers. For what it's worth, President Obama is not a racist. Racism implies some firmly-held beliefs, however noxious and misguided. Obama has no convictions at all. He believes in nothing but himself. He is a narcissist and an opportunist who dreamed of becoming President. To achieve this he campaigned as a centrist and in the post-election emerged, willy-nilly, a Leftist. This shift surprised many, but should have been foreseen: Liberalism is a tidy package of ready-made doctrines of visceral appeal that require little thought, and less imagination, and that present irresistible opportunities for populist demagoguery.
Obama belongs to a class of men who, to use Dostoevsky's words, 'have only to feel the faintest stirring of some kindly and humanitarian emotion...to persuade themselves that they stand in the foremost rank of culture.' If the talking heads of the press seemed puzzled by Barack Obama's philosophy of life, his worldview, it is no wonder: he has none. He is simply a cipher, a man devoid of principle. There is something wanting in Mr. Obama, that essential, indispensable component of humanity that separates leaders of flinty integrity from ordinary politicians. Who would have guessed that beneath all his magnificent rhetoric and electrifying eloquence he was hollow to the core?
The first sign that things might not be pure and principled in Obamaland was his failure to honor his pledge to use federal campaign funds. Okay, everyone is allowed a few missteps in life: politicians are only human. But this reversal was a betrayal not only of his adoring constituency and his stated campaign principles, but an abandonment of core philosophy. The most revealing thing about it was that Obama didn't bat an eye: he didn't think it mattered. It was all part of the rough and tumble of Chicago politics.
Psychopaths are nihilists and only kept in line by peer pressure. They seldom show their true colors unless they think themselves free to do so, without fear of recrimination. Obama is surrounded by so many doctrinaire sycophants it would be easy for him to conclude that there are no critical eyes watching him. Thus his repeated acts of blatant dishonesty and betrayal of his promise to end partisan politics:
1. The stimulus package, a timid capitulation to House leadership and shameless handout to his free-spending Democratic political base, in a time of dire economic crisis.
2. Cap and Trade legislation, an extravagant tax on America's business community when it was teetering on the brink of insolvency.
3. Caving ignominiously to international pressure to end aggressive interrogations and close down Gitmo.
4. Dignifying a notorious war criminal and terrorist by attempting to try him in federal court.
5. Filling important government positions with ideological extremists like Van Jones.
6. Prosecuting the CIA and criminalizing the preceding administration's anti-terror policies.
7. Turning over health care legislation to a couple of partisan hacks like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, who promptly delivered a half-baked, incoherent bill that would bankrupt the country.
8. Refusing to introduce tort reform and extend private health care across state lines (then accusing conservatives of obstructing health care reform).
9. The Cairo speech, reassuring the Muslim world at the expense of Israel. (The speech was tissue of historical fallacies, suggesting the Israeli homeland was created as a reparation for the holocaust (one of Ahmadinejad's claims), when in fact large numbers of Jews migrated to Palestine in response to the 1911 Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate. His speech writers seem to have forgotten that the entire Middle East was up for grabs following the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire.)
10. Failed to give credit to Bush Administration for its part in running bin Laden to ground, and continues to prosecute the very CIA officers who conducted interrogations that extracted information essential to the success of the operation.
This is the short list. I will leave his personal foibles, e.g. arrogance, indecisiveness, dithering incompetence, narcissism, self-pity and his insufferable sanctimony, etc., for others to explore. Indeed, in the interests of brevity, I have omitted a number of other egregious policy issues in this stark litany of political expediency, but you get the picture. In his detached and casual reversal of his promise of a post-partisan Presidency, Mr. Obama betrays the distinct traits of a psychopathic con artist.
The ease with which the Obama administration obscured responsibility for the Benghazi tragedy and the casual acceptance of the contrived cover story by the press and by the American people signal a significant transfer of influence from the public forum to the secret chambers of the state.
Pericles - "we do not say that a man who takes no interest in politics is a man who minds his own business; we say that he has no business here at all." Obama: ""If You've Got a Business -- You Didn't Build That! Somebody Else Made That Happen.""
Charles Krauthammer, suggested that Roberts resorted to this semantic legerdemain to avoid politicizing the Court and weakening its prestige. But the Court and America have weathered more violent partisan storms than those of the current climate: just read some of the broadsides in newspapers written one hundred to two hundred years ago. To my knowledge, no Congressmen have been caned to within an inch of their lives in the well of the Senate (though, no doubt, some have deserved it), and no cabinet secretaries killed in duels in the past 100 years. A good rule of thumb: follow the law and let the chips fall where they may.
The point in providing these videos on behalf of the Clarion Project is to hopefully assist in getting the word out that the extreme liberal progressive ideology does not represent REALITY when dealing with the politically motivated fundamentalist Islamist plan.
Despite all the hysterical accusations made by the sociopathic ideologues, the reality is that REAL everyday Muslims who have left their homelands to settle in democracy loving western lands DON’T WANT to be controlled by Islamists. They more than anyone else know what living under Islamic (theocratic) political and social control means.
Politically Correct Ideologues are people who become so trapped inside fundamentalist thinking, that they lose contact with the real world and see nothing other than their ideology. In short, they are totally focussed on what is inside their own heads, which is why I constantly refer to such people as ‘sociopathic.’
In China, the rights of society take precedence over individual human rights. This, we Westerners call totalitarianism and from an ideological perspective, desire to destroy it right? But ask yourself this: “What does MY country promote?”
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]