Does Obama’s anti-democratic ideology result from his dysfunctional childhood? An intriguing book, Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism, by Paul Vitz, argues this type background is a common precursor to the classic tyrant’s personality. This suggests Barack’s beef with America might result from his own deficient past.
Does it matter the source of our politician’s mental makeup? Of course it does. After all, we expect leaders to make policy based on empirical knowledge, not just knee-jerk reaction to past trauma. For example, would Americans be pleased if the president outlawed taxis because his pooch was run over by a Checker Cab 30 years ago?
For death of a young child’s father, effects of a fatherless childhood can devastate character development. Vitz claims the genesis of atheism and socialism are often driven by personal childhood tragedies.
Vitz describes how loss of faith in one’s earthly father, by death, absence, or from mistreatment, frequently leads to a loss of faith in God. This “defective father hypothesis” gives a compelling explanation for “intense atheism” of famous intellectuals and politicians—the groups he writes about. Fathers can fail a child in many ways: By weak and cowardly behavior, abuse, or absence through death or abandonment.
Prof Vitz also describes childhoods of noted religious persons, linking belief to a warm father figure. He does not claim atheism is psychologically determined, but challenges the notion religious faith is irrational, whereas atheism is rigorous.
Vitz claims an especially difficult window exists between ages 3-5, when a father’s loss via death is viewed as abandonment. Also, he claims a physically abusive father can cause a boy to rage against all authority. So a lack of a positive male role model can translate into an inability to imagine God as a warm Father, as described in Judaism and Christianity.
Vitz focuses upon two groups: intellectuals and politicians, as the decisions of both are inordinately influenced by their religious views.
A brief list of atheist intellectuals greatly influencing the modern age includes:
In addition, America’s most famous atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair tried to kill her father with an 8-inch butcher knife.
Infamous philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche popularized the claim “God is Dead.” Hugely influential, especially on Hitler, he was extremely close to his father, a Lutheran pastor, dying when Friedrich was five. Writes Vitz, “Nietzsche often spoke positively of his father and of his death as a great loss which he never forgot. But he also saw him as weak and sickly.” Vitz says he views “Nietzsche’s rejection of God and Christianity as a rejection of the weakness of his father.”
Nietzsche claimed Christianity lacked a “life force.” In a strange reversal, the sickly boy grew to reject “weakling Christianity” for a return to macho paganism. His philosophy idealized “superman” but denigrated women (was he homosexual?). Ironically, sexist Nietzsche went mad, forcing sister and mother to care for him, whom he bitterly described as “machines built for hell.” Dr. Vitz writes, “It is not surprising that for Nietzsche Christian morality was something for women.”
Josef Stalin’s father, Vissarion, was despised by his son for his heavy drinking and brutality. Josef was very close with his mother, Ekaterina, but hated his father after watching him repeatedly come home drunk and beat-up his mom. Vissarion regularly drank away the family income, and Joseph was himself also often beaten, coming to instinctively loathe all authority.
Chairman Mao Tse-Tung had a violent relationship with his father, with the two often coming to blows. Dad objected to his son’s laziness and impudence. Mao hated his father and later commented he wished him alive so he could torture him.
Adolf Hitler’s father was a petty bureaucrat who retired from the civil service just in time to discipline 7-year-old Adolf. Alois Hitler had a brutal temper and the young Fuhrer absorbed everyday beatings.
That intellectual atheists, driven towards godlessness by cruel or absent fathers, would dictate heartless creeds, should surprise no one—nor “leaders” so brutalized as kids they became permanent rebels. These predictably longed to lord power over others, pleased to sadistically brutalize innocent citizens expressing inexhaustible demonic needs to hurt others. For example, Chairman Mao spoke of the “ecstasy” he felt hearing reports of people being beaten, maimed and killed.
That Obama titled a book after his dad shows how deeply affected he was by the loss. It also explains looking anywhere for pseudo-dads, even to derelicts like Frank Davis, Bill Ayers, and Rev Wright.
In Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Barack claims he organized his life on his Father’s ideals, writing, “All of my life, I carried a single image of my father, one that I .. tried to take as my own.” (p. 220) This image was “the father of my dreams, the man in my mother’s stories, full of high-blown ideals ..” (p. 278) Moreover, Barack says, “It was into my father’s image .. that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself…” And, “I did feel that there was something to prove .. to my father” in his work as a community organizer. (p. 230) (credible evidence exists strongly suggesting Barack had a ghostwriter for his biographies).
Obama’s father was a “Drunk and a Bigot,” fathering eight children through bigamy. The paper writes,
We have discovered that his father was not just a deeply flawed individual but an abusive bigamist and an egomaniac, whose life was ruined not by racism or corruption but his own weaknesses. And, devastatingly, the testimony has come from Mr Obama’s own relatives and family friends.
“What is more important is to find means by which we can redistribute our economic gains to the benefit of all,” said the senior Obama, a Harvard-educated economist. “This is the government’s obligation.”
The “means” he had in mind were confiscatory taxes on a scale that redefines the term “progressive taxation.”
“Theoretically,” he wrote, “there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed.”
Regarding Obama’s father’s life, a 2008 Boston Globe story says…
Once one of Kenya’s most promising young professionals, he did not handle political exile well. He was involved in a series of car crashes, many of them involving alcohol, one of which ultimately took his life. Obama’s decline was rapid. “He was a self-involved, egotistical, vivid person,” recalled a friend. “But in his core he was dedicated to Africa, to freedom and justice. It seemed like it was about him, but in the end it was not. It was really all about hope.” (emphasis added)
After one of his many car accidents, Obama visited his 10-year-old son in Hawaii in 1971, the first and only time he saw him since he left nine years earlier. The visit lasted a month, and was not easy…Obama Jr., wrote he “began to count the days until my father would leave and things would return to normal.”
And when Obama asked to stay in Hawaii for high school rather than return to Asia, she accepted living apart - a decision her daughter says was one of the hardest in her mother’s life.
“She felt that somehow, wandering through uncharted territory, we might stumble upon something that will, in an instant, seem to represent who we are at the core,” said Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama’s half sister. “That was very much her philosophy of life - to not be limited by fear or narrow definitions, to not build walls around ourselves and to do our best to find kinship and beauty in unexpected places.”
Barack’s father was a bigamist alcoholic abandoning family for career, His mother also abandoned him to follow mystical, socialist, Hippy instincts. The Seattle Times described her, “For four years on Mercer Island, Stanley Ann Dunham impressed her high-school classmates with a wickedly sharp wit. She was an “intellectual rebel” with a fledgling beatnik sensibility that would eventually take her around the globe.”
Obama’s leftist grandparents took custody, providing a stable environment and an elite Hawaiian prep-school education.
Barack suffered profound psychological harm from abandonment. But evidence suggests Barack was possibly sexually abused by a leftist libertine mentor his grandfather arranged for him, Franklin Marshall Davis. One writer says,
For seven years, the presidential candidate had a “father-son” relationship with Frank Marshall Davis, who has confessed to having sex with children, sadomasochism, bondage and practicing a wide array of deviant sexual activities.
In his 1995 memoir Dreams from My Father, Obama identifies his childhood mentor only as “Frank,” but Obama insiders later confirmed he was referring to Davis, a journalist and poet who was a pal of Obama’s maternal grandfather, Stanley Dunham.
Davis was a Black writer and Marxist. But is an admitted bisexual deviant pedophile an acceptable role model for a fatherless young man? They met at the height of Barack’s vulnerability, at age 10, when he left Indonesia and his father came to visit. Davis confesses many unsavory acts in his hard-core pornographic blue novel,
“I could not truthfully deny that this book, which came out in 1968 as a Greenleaf Classic, was mine.” The appalling catalog of admitted real-life decadence is laced with perverted sexual activity, bisexuality, rape - and the seduction of children. “Davis’ admission he wrote this disturbing book exposes Obama’s mentor as living a secret double life - and as a sexual pervert”...
Also are detailed other facts:
“...under certain circumstances I am bisexual…a voyeur and an exhibitionist” who was “occasionally mildly interested in sado-masochism”, adding: “I have often wished I had two penises to enjoy simultaneously the double—but different—sensations of oral and genital copulation.”
The book, which closely tracks Mr Davis’s life in Chicago and Hawaii and the fact that his first wife was black and his second white, describes in lurid detail a series of shockingly sordid sexual encounters, often involving group sex.
One chapter concerns the seduction by Mr Davis and his first wife of a 13-year-old girl called Anne. Mr Davis wrote that it was the girl who had suggested he had sex with her. “I’m not one to go in for Lolitas. Usually I’d rather not bed a babe under 20.
“But there are exceptions. I didn’t want to disappoint the trusting child. At her still-impressionistic age, a rejection might be traumatic, could even cripple her sexually for life.”
Some commentators ask if Frank Davis might be Obama’s real father, and if “Anne” was mother, Ann Durham. This might explain why Barack’s folks never cohabited. Could Davis been both father and molester to his own progeny?
“POP,” which relates, in an unseemly excerpt:
Pop switches channels, takes another
Shot of Seagrams, neat, and asks
What to do with me, a green young man…
Pop takes another shot, neat,
Points out the same amber
Stain on his shorts that I’ve got on mine, and
Makes me smell his smell…
Doctor Ali Sinan has written upon his suspicions Barack Obama is a pathological narcissist, in Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer. Sinan writes,
Like Hitler and Khomeini, Obama also likes to create a cult of personality around himself. When a large number of a population is discontent, a charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and present himself as the agent of change. He can create a cult of Personality by associating himself with the idea of change. He convinces everyone that things are terrible and a drastic change is needed. He then casts himself as the only person who can deliver this revolutionary transformation everyone is waiting for. He portrays himself as a benevolent guide; the only one who cares about people and their needs and can pull them out of their alleged misery. In reality, they have no clue about how to address the problem - have no experience, no track record. But they are convincing because they are self assured.
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. 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.”
For brevity’s sake, suffice it that Obama is not merely a leftist, but suspected of socialism by over 50% of Americans. Farther left as probably any president in history, debating the details of whether he’s socialist, Marxist, statist,fascist or corporatist is probably not meaningful. But Barack’s hidden motivations for failed policies, while pouring our assets down the commode, honoring dead atheists, is certainly rich fodder for discourse, as it could destroy America.
One professional head-shrinker lists possible Obama problems: Mental illness; Narcissism; Asperger’s Syndrome; Drug-abuse affects; After-affects of child abuse, writing “Obama is flat when passion is needed; he’s aggressive when savvy is required. What’s most worrisome is that Obama doesn’t even realize that his behavior is inappropriate.” But this could explain Obama’s strange reactions, such as laughing at GM’s bankruptcy, or playing golf during the Gulf oil spill. Again, Dr. Vaknin wrote, “If we look into the childhood of all narcissists, we can see that invariably they were abused. Pathological narcissism is a reaction to prolonged abuse and trauma in early childhood or early adolescence.” A list of Obama’s narcissistic behavior is found here. It’s not pretty.
Barack clearly fits the profile of young boys traumatized by loss of a father, turning to atheistic gods. It’s reported Obama no longer attends church. But don’t be shocked at old friends remembering his Marxist self-identity, and a two-decade attendance at a Marxist-fixated church under a racist crackpot “pastor” espousing socialist wealth-redistribution ideals. It fits the larger pattern.
All the elements of Barack Junior’s ideology mirror Obama Senior’s Marxist beliefs. Further, Vitz explains a fatherless son can reject all authority, even God, but still espouse his dead father’s leftist beliefs, perhaps in a vain attempt to please beyond the grave.
This publication has recently argued (here: article 1; article 2; article 3) the only logical escape from the Obama Death Spiral (ODS) is impeachment, and quick. Otherwise, America must watch captive as a leader, as unhinged as the deranged Colonel Kurtz from Apocalypse Now, lacking any method at all, continues to force suicidal decisions upon our once prosperous, virtuous and confident Republic.
Kelly O’Connell is an author and attorney. He was born on the West Coast, raised in Las Vegas, and matriculated from the University of Oregon. After laboring for the Reformed Church in Galway, Ireland, he returned to America and attended law school in Virginia, where he earned a JD and a Master’s degree in Government. He spent a stint working as a researcher and writer of academic articles at a Miami law school, focusing on ancient law and society. He has also been employed as a university Speech & Debate professor. He then returned West and worked as an assistant district attorney. Kelly is now is a private practitioner with a small law practice in New Mexico. Kelly is now host of a daily, Monday to Friday talk show at AM KOBE called AM Las Cruces w/Kelly O’Connell
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