Perhaps you will agree with me that they are very, very disturbing. It has always been clear that Obama has an unusual amount of egotism, even for a politician. But these incidents are evidence that his narcissism may be growing, if such a thing be possible.
There’s a key in the article at that first link as to why this might be happening: as president, he is now surrounded by “nothing but Obama fans.” Of course, that’s been true for most of Obama’s life.
The second link shows not only Obama’s narcissism, but his lack of awareness that it is extremely bad form to display it so nakedly. This particular narcissist has no idea how narcissistic—and downright weird—he has come to sound.
Disturbing. Disturbing. Disturbing.
After reading both articles, I recalled the imperial stage set Obama had designed for his nomination acceptance speech at Denver’s Invesco Stadium.
As time goes on, the pieces of the Obama puzzle fit together to form a picture that becomes ever clearer. It also becomes more evident that Obama knew what he was about all along. Very few of his actions were random or spontaneous, but instead were carefully calculated to convey the impression of his august eminence, and to induce an attitude of veneration in his supporters. It worked—for a while.
The fact that things haven’t been going that well for Obama lately has done nothing to reduce his narcissism. That’s the way it usually is with narcissists. When they meet with obstacles, they tend to look not inward but outward at others to blame. And being surrounded by sycophants does nothing to stop this tendency.
How far will it go? That stage set in Denver made me think about classical history, specifically Rome, and even more specifically Caligula, who became convinced he was a god:
In AD 40…Caligula began appearing in public dressed as various gods and demigods such as Hercules, Mercury, Venus and Apollo. Reportedly, he began referring to himself as a god when meeting with politicians and he was referred to as Jupiter on occasion in public documents…The Temple of Castor and Pollux on the Forum was linked directly to the Imperial residence on the Palatine and dedicated to Caligula. He would appear here on occasion and present himself as a god to the public. Caligula also had several god statue’s heads removed and replaced with his own in various temples.
I’m not saying it will come to pass in exactly that way, and that Obama will declare himself to be a deity. In fact, I’ll even go on record as saying he won’t. Nevertheless, something is very wrong with this man, and it is growing stronger every day.