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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Presence of Malice: Against the Conservative Portrait of the President

In their criticism of Obama, Conservatives think of Obama as vain, incompetent, stupid, and lazy. They step back from making the accusation that he is actively trying to harm America.

Gerard Vanderleun believes that they may be wrong.  He has written a long and disturbing essay on Obama that addresses the question: does Obama hate America? Is he malicious in his actions?

Even Obama's most rabid supporters outside of his army of apparatchiks must surely sense that there is something “off” in the psychic structure of the current president. Most attribute it to his “yearning” to make the country ‘worthy’ of it’s place at the head of the nations. I suggest that it is something alarmingly dark and destructive. I suggest it comes from a psyche that, for many, many reasons stretching back to infancy, is so structured that it loathes the country down to its marrow, much as the psyche must loathe itself, and that is working, daily, on dismantling the nation with nothing except pure malicious intent. Why? Because it can.

1 comment:

Innertude(R) said...

What the "conservatives" fail to grasp is that the President is spearheading an entirely new approach to relating, both within the government and inter-nationally.The paradigm shift consists of moving from power over to power with, from top down to side by side exercise of power. While I deplore his not "drawing the line" on the squatters in congress who fail to advocate for their constituents, the president has been consistent in his approach.
Those from the Top Down paradigm, consisting of Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservative, cannot get their mindset out of "supremacy" mode.
While the "corporatists" try to lay off blame on Obama as American-hating, they use this as cover for the fact that he is not a descendent of slavery in this country, as are most African-Americans, so not having a hint of bitterness to flaunt from him, they have to manufacture it. Good luck.
For additional information on Power Over to Power With go to, or read Side-by-Side Leadership by Dennis Romig.

Dr. Paul