Narcissistic Leader Possibly Obama? Then Add Collective Narcissistic Groups; ACORN/Working Families Party,UNIONS,Democracy Alliance,Apollo Alliance,MSNBC,CNN?

I have never purported to be a Psychologist/Psychiatrist, however after reading this with an addendum about collective Narcissism, it made me wonder IF this were true. Read this with an OPEN MIND, think about it and draw your own conclusions.


Written by Sam Vaknin

Narcissistic Leaders:

The narcissistic leader is the culmination and reification of his period, culture, and civilization. He is likely to rise to prominence in narcissistic societies.

The malignant narcissist invents and then projects a false, fictitious, self for the world to fear, or to admire. He maintains a tenuous grasp on reality to start with and this is further exacerbated by the trappings of power. The narcissist’s grandiose self-delusions and fantasies of omnipotence and omniscience are supported by real life authority and the narcissist’s predilection to surround himself with obsequious sycophants.

The narcissist’s personality is so precariously balanced that he cannot tolerate even a hint of criticism and disagreement. Most narcissists are paranoid and suffer from ideas of reference (the delusion that they are being mocked or discussed when they are not). Thus, narcissists often regard themselves as “victims of persecution”.

The narcissistic leader fosters and encourages a personality cult with all the hallmarks of an institutional religion: priesthood, rites, rituals, temples, worship, catechism, mythology. The leader is this religion’s ascetic saint. He monastically denies himself earthly pleasures (or so he claims) in order to be able to dedicate himself fully to his calling.

The narcissistic leader is a monstrously inverted Jesus, sacrificing his life and denying himself so that his people – or humanity at large – should benefit. By surpassing and suppressing his humanity, the narcissistic leader became a distorted version of Nietzsche’s “superman”.

The narcissistic leader invariably proffers an aesthetic of decadence and evil carefully orchestrated and artificial – though it is not perceived this way by him or by his followers. Narcissistic leadership is about reproduced copies, not about originals. It is about the manipulation of symbols – not about veritable atavism or true conservatism.

In short: narcissistic leadership is about theatre, not about life. To enjoy the spectacle (and be subsumed by it), the leader demands the suspension of judgment, depersonalization, and de-realization. Catharsis is tantamount, in this narcissistic dramaturgy, to self-annulment

Narcissism is nihilistic not only operationally, or ideologically. Its very language and narratives are nihilistic. Narcissism is conspicuous nihilism – and the cult’s leader serves as a role model, annihilating the Man, only to re-appear as a pre-ordained and irresistible force of nature.

Narcissistic leadership often poses as a rebellion against the “old ways” – against the hegemonic culture, the upper classes, the established religions, the superpowers, the corrupt order. Narcissistic movements are puerile, a reaction to narcissistic injuries inflicted upon a narcissistic (and rather psychopathic) toddler nation-state, or group, or upon the leader.

Minorities or “others” – often arbitrarily selected – constitute a perfect, easily identifiable, embodiment of all that is “wrong”. They are accused of being old, they are eerily disembodied, they are cosmopolitan, they are part of the establishment, they are “decadent”, they are hated on religious and socio-economic grounds, or because of their race, sexual orientation, origin … They are different, they are narcissistic (feel and act as morally superior), they are everywhere, they are defenceless, they are credulous, they are adaptable (and thus can be co-opted to collaborate in their own destruction). They are the perfect hate figure. Narcissists thrive on hatred and pathological envy.

The narcissistic leader prefers the sparkle and glamour of well-orchestrated illusions to the tedium and method of real accomplishments. His reign is all smoke and mirrors, devoid of substances, consisting of mere appearances and mass delusions. In the aftermath of his regime – the narcissistic leader having died, been deposed, or voted out of office – it all unravels. The tireless and constant prestidigitation ceases and the entire edifice crumbles. What looked like an economic miracle turns out to have been a fraud-laced bubble.

It is important to understand that the use of violence must be ego-syntonic. It must accord with the self-image of the narcissist. It must abet and sustain his grandiose fantasies and feed his sense of entitlement. It must conform with the narcissistic narrative.

Thus, a narcissist who regards himself as the benefactor of the poor, a member of the common folk, the representative of the disenfranchised, the champion of the dispossessed against the corrupt elite – is highly unlikely to use violence at first.

The pacific mask crumbles when the narcissist has become convinced that the very people he purported to speak for, his constituency, his grassroots fans, the prime sources of his narcissistic supply – have turned against him. At first, in a desperate effort to maintain the fiction underlying his chaotic personality, the narcissist strives to explain away the sudden reversal of sentiment. “The people are being duped by (the media, big industry, the military, the elite, etc.)”, “they don’t really know what they are doing”, “following a rude awakening, they will revert to form”, etc.

When these flimsy attempts to patch a tattered personal mythology fail – the narcissist is injured. Narcissistic injury inevitably leads to narcissistic rage and to a terrifying display of unbridled aggression. The pent-up frustration and hurt translate into devaluation. That which was previously idealized – is now discarded with contempt and hatred.

This primitive defense mechanism is called “splitting”. To the narcissist, things and people are either entirely bad (evil) or entirely good. He projects onto others his own shortcomings and negative emotions, thus becoming a totally good object. A narcissistic leader is likely to justify the butchering of his own people by claiming that they intended to kill him, undo the revolution, devastate the economy, or the country, etc.

The “small people”, the “rank and file”, the “loyal soldiers” of the narcissist – his flock, his nation, his employees – they pay the price. The disillusionment and disenchantment are agonizing. The process of reconstruction, of rising from the ashes, of overcoming the trauma of having been deceived, exploited and manipulated – is drawn-out. It is difficult to trust again, to have faith, to love, to be led, to collaborate. Feelings of shame and guilt engulf the erstwhile followers of the narcissist. This is his sole legacy: a massive post-traumatic stress disorder.

reviewed by: Harry Croft, MD
Psychiatrist, Medical Director


Written by Sam Vaknin

“It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggressiveness”

(Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents)

Can families, organizations, ethnic groups, churches, and even whole nations be safely described as “narcissistic” or “pathologically self-absorbed”? Wouldn’t such generalizations be a trifle racist and more than a trifle wrong? The answer is: it depends.

Human collectives – states, firms, households, institutions, political parties, cliques, bands – acquire a life and a character all their own. The longer the association or affiliation of the members, the more cohesive and conformist the inner dynamics of the group, the more persecutory or numerous its enemies, the more intensive the physical and emotional experiences of the individuals it is comprised of, the stronger the bonds of locale, language, and history – the more rigorous might an assertion of a common pathology be.

Such an all-pervasive and extensive pathology manifests itself in the behavior of each and every member. It is a defining – though often implicit or underlying – mental structure. It has explanatory and predictive powers. It is recurrent and invariable – a pattern of conduct melded with distorted cognition and stunted emotions. And it is often vehemently denied.

An all-pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration or adulation and lack of empathy, usually beginning at the group’s early history and present in various contexts. Persecution and abuse are often the causes – or at least the antecedents – of the pathology.

Five (or more) of the following criteria must be met:

  1. The group as a whole, or members of the group – acting as such and by virtue of their association and affiliation with the group – feel grandiose and self-important (e.g., they exaggerate the group’s achievements and talents to the point of lying, demand to be recognized as superior – simply for belonging to the group and without commensurate achievement).

  2. The group as a whole, or members of the group – acting as such and by virtue of their association and affiliation with the group – are obsessed with group fantasies of unlimited success, fame, fearsome power or omnipotence, unequalled brilliance, bodily beauty or performance, or ideal, everlasting, all-conquering ideals or political theories.

  3. The group as a whole, or members of the group – acting as such and by virtue of their association and affiliation with the group – are firmly convinced that the group is unique and, being special, can only be understood by, should only be treated by, or associate with, other special or unique, or high-status groups (or institutions).

  4. The group as a whole, or members of the group – acting as such and by virtue of their association and affiliation with the group – require excessive admiration, adulation, attention and affirmation – or, failing that, wish to be feared and to be notorious (narcissistic supply).

  5. The group as a whole, or members of the group – acting as such and by virtue of their association and affiliation with the group – feel entitled. They expect unreasonable or special and favourable priority treatment. They demand automatic and full compliance with expectations. They rarely accept responsibility for their actions (“alloplastic defences”). This often leads to anti-social behaviour, cover-ups, and criminal activities on a mass scale.

  6. The group as a whole, or members of the group – acting as such and by virtue of their association and affiliation with the group – are “interpersonally exploitative”, i.e., use others to achieve their own ends. This often leads to anti-social behaviour, cover-ups, and criminal activities on a mass scale.

  7. The group as a whole, or members of the group – acting as such and by virtue of their association and affiliation with the group – are devoid of empathy. They are unable or unwilling to identify with or acknowledge the feelings and needs of other groups. This often leads to anti- social behaviour, cover-ups, and criminal activities on a mass scale.

  8. The group as a whole, or members of the group – acting as such and by virtue of their association and affiliation with the group – are constantly envious of others or believes that they feel the same about them. This often leads to anti-social behaviour, cover-ups, and criminal activities on a mass scale.

  9. The group as a whole, or members of the group – acting as such and by virtue of their association and affiliation with the group – are arrogant and sport haughty behaviors or attitudes coupled with rage when frustrated, contradicted, punished, limited, or confronted. This often leads to anti-social behavior, cover-ups, and criminal activities on a mass scale.

reviewed by: Harry Croft, MD
Psychiatrist, Medical Director


Denials of Obama:

Claiming no ties to William Ayers and no connections to the ENTIRE Ayers family. Commonwealth Edison, Sidley/Austin, etc.  Sat on Woods Foundation and Joyce Foundation in Chicago.  Bill Ayers appointed Obama Chairman of the Woods Foundation, yet he only refers to Ayers as doing some bad things when he (Obama) was a child?  Ayers is a devout Marxist/Socialist and teaches the Marxist theology at the University of Chicago.

“Didn’t hear the hateful spiel of Rev. Wright” Sat in the church for 20 Years, but didn’t hear ONE WORD of hatred for America?  Does Obama actually think Americans are MORONS?

Would not favor endorsement by the NBPP even though he had members working in his campaign. Endorsement on his campaign website until vocalization by Americans.  Now The Department of Justice has dropped the charges against the Black Panthers involved in voter intimidation in Pa.

Confrontation with reporter: “That is not what I said. You just weren’t listening.” Obama getting testy with reporter when confronted by them with a question Obama didn’t like.

Claiming no ties to Rezko or Auchi. (Auchi: Syrian tied to corruption in the “Oil for Food program”….Saddam Hussein.)

Will claim no ties to Frank Marshall Davis. (Known Communist in Hawaii)

Grandiose speech at Invesco Field: Just trying to connect with Americans .

Grandiose speech in Berlin, Germany: Just letting Europeans know his visions for America. As a citizen “Of the World”…

Will claim no ties to the New Party of Chicago. (Ones that actually groomed him and organized Obama’s famous 2002 Anti-War speech.  New Party=Communists/Marxists)

Will claim no ties to the Chicago DSA. (Member since at least 1996)

Will claim no ties to the Chicago mob? (Giannoulias with questionable ties to the mob; Obama campaigned for him for Illinois State Treasurer.  Giannoulias just announced he is running for U.S. Senate.  Will Obama campaign for him?)

Will claim no ties to Mayor Daly/Cornel West/Dr. Conrad Worrill/Carl Davidson/Tom Hayden/the “Progressives“.

Will claim no ties to Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. (Yet Farrakhan calls Obama “The Messiah”)

Will hide his relationship and girlfriend at Columbia University. America has YET to know Obama’s true historical background, his birth, his school records, even his records as the Harvard Law Review President, his records as a State Senator for Illinois.

Will deny he knew George Soros was funneling money through 527’s into his campaign to avoid exposure to the IRS, the FEC and the Justice Department.

Will claim no ties to the IVI of Chicago.

Will deny supporting the N’COBRA act. (But will insure reparations by other means, mortgage saving legislation, STIMULUS Bill, His Budget Bill, etc.)

Will deny any connection to Larry Sinclair.

Will deny any connections to Kenya and Raila Odinga. (Islamic Socialist)

Will deny that he violated the Logan Act and did not promise any dignitary anything on his “fantasy tour” of the Middle East/Europe.

Will deny any connection to the ISNA/AAIN or Rashid Khalidi.

Will deny he trained the ACORN thugs to be aggressive or any connections to Talbot.

Will deny his connections to the Communist/Socialist Unions (AFL-CIO, SEIU, AFSCME).

Will deny Sen. Emil Jones (The Godfather of Chicago politics) funneled bills for him to sponsor (non-confrontation) in order to rise Obama to power in the Senate.

Will deny he worked to help get a grant of 15 million dollars to the Trinity United Church of Christ (yes the preacher of God Damn Amerikkka….taxpayer money of 15 million dollars).

Will deny he campaigned for the controversial Dorothy Tillman in Chicago.

Will deny he and Howard Dean have a closer connection than America thinks. For instance Healthcare for America NOW (HCAN)

And so on…and so on.

Yet Obama claims he wants to “Fundamentally Change America”…..

Collective Narcissists?

Andy Stern, SEIU




Teamsters Union

National Education Teacher’s Union

ACORN/Working Families Party

Apollo Alliance

Blue Green Alliance

Democracy Alliance

Center for American Progress

Progressives For Obama

Netroots Nation

Hollywood Liberals in Entertainment Industry



I am NOT claiming this to be true.  I am only putting this information out.  Read it. Assimilate it and form your own conclusions.




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