Is Obama a Niccolo Machiavelli Wannabe? Not just a Narcissist? The “Dark Triad”….

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September 30, 2014

Many people think Barack Obama is a Narcissist.

Could Obama’s possible Narcissism be interlaced with a Machiavellian style love affair with his ideology?

 

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The greatest source of Machiavelli’s reputation is, of course, The Prince (1532). The main theme of this short book is that all means may be resorted to for the establishment and preservation of authority — the end justifies the means (italics added)– and that the worst and most treacherous acts of the ruler are justified by the wickedness and treachery of the governed. LINK

Hmm…WHERE have we heard or seen the words….”the end justifies the means”? Ahhh…yes, in “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky.

“The third rule of ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies almost any means….” p.29 Link

But, I digress.

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8 Characteristics of a Machiavellian Leader

Excerpt from above link:

When things are going well, it’s all photo-op smiles, hearty handshakes.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Machiavellianism is “the employment of cunning and duplicity in statecraft or general conduct,” it of course getting its derivation from the Italian diplomat, writer and philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli. In modern psychological parlance, it refers to a duplicitous interpersonal style couple with a pragmatic and narcissistic moral framework.

Some have incorrectly assumed that given their ability to manipulate the crap out of just about anybody, Machiavellian leaders have a relatively high level of intelligence. In fact, many Machiavellian leaders themselves believe this. Not only does research show this isn’t the case at all in regards to IQ, it also shows that folks with more Machiavellian tendencies seem to have lower levels of EQ (emotional intelligence) as well.

Short version of the above: These guys aren’t as smart as they think they are, and probably aren’t as smart as you think they are. Also, they may suck at certain people skills.

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48 Laws of Power and The Machiavellian Personality

Excerpt from above link:

The Machiavellian Personality

In the early 1970s, psychologist Richard Christie and his colleagues identified a distinct personality style that is characterized by manipulativeness, cynicism about human nature, and shrewdness in interpersonal behavior. Named after the
sixteenth-century political philosopher and Italian Prince Machiavelli, this personality style is very nearly synonymous
with being a manipulator. Machiavellian personalities are committed to the proposition that a desired end justifies virtually
any means. Machiavellianism is defined as a manipulative strategy of social interaction and personality style that
uses other people as tools of personal gain.

Machiavellianism derives from the views of Prince Machiavelli that a ruler is not bound by traditional ethical norms.
A prince, therefore, should only be concerned with power and be bound only by rules that would lead to success. Prince
Machiavelli deduced these rules from the political practices of his time:

• Never show humility; it is more effective to show arrogance when dealing with others.

• Morality and ethics are for the weak; powerful people should feel free to lie, cheat, and deceive whenever it suits
their purpose.

• It is better to be feared than loved.

High machs (Machiavellists) tend to constitute a distinctive type. They tend to be charming, confident, and glib; but they also are arrogant, calculating, and cynical, prone to manipulate and exploit. In the context of laboratory experiment games, high
machs display a keen and opportunistic sense of timing, and they appear to capitalize especially in situations that contain
ambiguity regarding the rules.”

This looks like a mixture of Narcissism and Antisocials. Now lets take a look at some of the 48 laws.

Law 3

Conceal your Intentions

Keep people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions. If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defense. Guide them far enough down the wrong path, envelope them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late.

Law 7

Get others to do the Work for you, but Always Take the Credit

Use the wisdom, knowledge, and legwork of other people to further your own cause. Not only will such assistance save you valuable time and energy, it will give you a godlike aura of efficiency and speed. In the end your helpers will be forgotten and you will be remembered. Never do yourself what others can do for you.

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Related LINKS:

 

[Assessment of Machiavellian intelligence in antisocial disorder with the MACH-IV Scale]

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Machiavellianism (pdf file)

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Dark triad

Excerpt from above link:

The dark triad is a group of three personality traits: narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy.[1][2][3] The use of the term “dark” reflects the perception that these traits have interpersonally aversive qualities:[4][5][6][7]

Narcissism is characterised by grandiosity, pride, egotism, and a lack of empathy.[8]

Machiavellianism is characterised by manipulation and exploitation of others, a cynical disregard for morality, and a focus on self-interest and deception.[9]

Psychopathy is characterised by enduring antisocial behaviour, impulsivity, selfishness, callousness, and remorselessness.[10]

The dark triad may refer to these traits at only a subclinical level.[11][clarification needed]

All three traits have been associated with a callous-manipulative interpersonal style.[12] Jakobwitz and Egan carried out a factor analysis and found agreeableness strongly dissociated with these traits, and other factors, such as neuroticism and a lack of conscientiousness, associated with some traits.[9]

However, it has been suggested that agreeableness is not relevant to the core of the dark triad, and that instead the common variance is accounted for by callousness and manipulation.[13]

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Obama’s narcissism a threat to national security

 

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Obama Won’t Run…His Work Is Done

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By Joan Swirsky

November 19, 2010

The drivel the media are blathering about Obama’s 2012 race for reelection is absolute baloney! All those talking heads and print [so-called] journalists should be ashamed of themselves for prattling on about this unserious subject while studiously avoiding the urgent issues that threaten the very life of our country.

These are issues that a maniacal Nancy Pelosi, as House Minority Leader in the lame-duck session, is intent on cramming down the already-gagging throats of American voters who loathe her fetish with Marxism so much that on November 2 they decisively returned the House she had appropriated back to We the People. As columnist Ralph R. Reiland writes, it was “…the greatest defeat for a newly elected president in a midterm since…1922.”

Make no mistake about it, when the Obama-Pelosi-Reid-orchestrated disasters listed below take place, this triumvirate will applaud them, as any disaster that befalls our country fits neatly into their vision of Big Bad America. Yes, the very same America that brought them to the pinnacle of prominence, wealth, and power is the country they’re working overtime to destroy.

Here is just a sampling of what’s in store:

  • A second Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac implosion, this one immeasurably worse than the last in terms of human suffering and billions lost.
  • Galloping inflation and hyperinflation that will inevitably result from the Fed’s rash rush to print what amounts to $600-billion-dollars worth of essentially worthless Monopoly money.
  • Acts that cede control of agriculture to the international community and give control over our waterways and land to the federal government, both eerily reminiscent of Communist Russia and China.
  • Intention to reduce the number of our nuclear weapons to zero, the goal of which is to make the strongest nation on earth both weak and defenseless.
  • Continuing to undermine our military by enacting plans, verbalized by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, to cut back military pay and reduce the cost of military health care.
  • Bringing a stealth Amnesty DREAM Act to grant young illegal aliens citizenship, as well as intensifying the attack on Arizona for following established federal law in going after illegal—and often drug-trafficking and murderous—aliens.
  • Continuing to bully our reliable Middle East ally Israel and, worse, as Carolyn Glick points out, supplying her enemies with the means to destroy the Jewish state. According to the Congressional Research Service, the Palestinian Authority—under the de facto control of Hamas terrorists—is the largest recipient of foreign assistance in the world, having received $1.2 billion in 2009 and due to receive $1.8 billion by the end of this year.
  • Actively encouraging the legal, political and military path to Islamic law—Sharia—in the United States, which Peter Wallsten and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall St. Journal call “the preeminent totalitarian threat of our time.” Sharia law affects every aspect of human behavior, from diet to worship, and includes the stoning deaths of female rape victims for marital infidelity, honor killings, genital mutilation, et al. (Read the entire riveting article by Nonie Darwish).
  • Continuing the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) egregiously-intrusive body-search-and-x-ray policy to insure a drastic reduction in passengers and the ultimate destruction of the airline industry, the better to nationalize yet another market-driven industry.
  • Placing in serious jeopardy the future of offshore drilling, further damaging the Gulf’s economy, and threatening the jobs of more than 100,000 workers.
  • Enacting S-510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, which would effectively grant the U.S. government authority over the public’s right to grow, trade and transport foods and arrest and imprison people who so much as plant tomatoes in their backyards!
  • And don’t count out an amendment to our Constitution about what author Paul Sperry calls Obama’s Stealth Reparations. Sperry quotes Obama as saying that more needs to be done to “cleanse America of its original sin.”

According to TheDailyCaller.com, to accomplish this draconian agenda, John Podesta, head of the Center for American Progress—which is funded by George Soros—issued a report in which he suggested to the “president that he use federal agencies and executive branch power to circumvent Congressional approval, as well as rulemaking, and even the armed forces “to accomplish important change,” and that such means “should not be underestimated.”

The Armed Forces? Is Podesta mistaking America for Nazi Germany? This is nothing less than horrifying, but, I must add, vintage Leftism!

In other words: “Damn the torpedoes (in this case, the Congress)—full speed ahead.” The hell with the November 2nd vote, the will of the people, the U.S. Constitution, and the law! They’ve meant nothing for the past two years…and to the Obama regime, they still mean nothing!

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

After the midterm shellacking and a decidedly less-than-successful Asian tour, Obama has been featured in tabloid headlines around the world, all saying that he’s having a “nervous breakdown.” Even Sean Hannity said on his radio show that, “The feeling among some people in the White House is that this president is unhinged, that he’s detached, that he’s losing it. He’s obsessed with critics, very specifically obsessed with Fox News. He can’t stand Biden, he hates the Clintons, and the Clintons hate him. If the president is brought bad news on the economy, he has a meltdown every time he hears it. And this is what people—and I’m telling you my sources are reliable—are telling me.”

I don’t buy it. Many people, including me, have written about Obama’s pathological narcissism, his out-sized self-regard, and an insecurity that impels him to use a teleprompter to speak to a kindergarten class! And now we see that he is psychologically unable to acknowledge any accountability for the massive midterm losses.

But this kind of loss makes people like Obama angry, which will fuel and energize his lame-duck efforts.

Read more here…..

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ADD THIS:

Read at link below

PODESTA: OBAMA CAN USE ‘ARMED FORCES’ TO PUSH PROGRESSIVE AGENDA

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AND THIS:

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Obama’s Malignant Narcissism

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Nancy Pelosi’s determination to pass (malignant?) legislation


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Harry Reid: Only 36,000 Lost Their Jobs Today

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THE ANTITHESIS of the ABOVE:

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Rolling Thunder 2010 – A Marine’s Vigil

A solitary Marine holds vigil at full attention during the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally in tribute to fallen comrades.

May 31, 2010

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We are not racist.

We are not violent.

We are just NO LONGER SILENT.

“I AM………….A Vocal and PROUD Patriot.”

“I am America”

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Obama’s next act; The Tactician vs. America

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By Charles Krauthammer

July 16, 2010

The real prize is 2012. Obama sees far, farther than even his own partisans. Republicans: Underestimate him at their peril.

In the political marketplace, there’s now a run on Obama shares. The left is disappointed with the president. Independents are abandoning him in droves. And the right is already dancing on his political grave, salivating about November when, his own press secretary admitted Sunday, Democrats might lose the House.

I have a warning for Republicans: Don’t underestimate Barack Obama.

Consider what he has already achieved. Obamacare alone makes his presidency historic. It has irrevocably changed one-sixth of the economy, put the country inexorably on the road to national health care and, as acknowledged by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus but few others, begun one of the most massive wealth redistributions in U.S. history.

Second, there is major financial reform, which passed Congress on Thursday. Economists argue whether it will prevent meltdowns and bailouts as promised. But there is no argument that it will give the government unprecedented power in the financial marketplace. Its 2,300 pages will create at least 243 new regulations that will affect not only, as many assume, the big banks but just about everyone, including, as noted in one summary (the Wall Street Journal), “storefront check cashiers, city governments, small manufacturers, home buyers and credit bureaus.”

Third is the near $1 trillion stimulus, the largest spending bill in U.S. history. And that’s not even counting nationalizing the student loan program, regulating carbon emissions by Environmental Protection Agency fiat, and still-fitful attempts to pass cap-and-trade through Congress.

But Obama’s most far-reaching accomplishment is his structural alteration of the U.S. budget. The stimulus, the vast expansion of domestic spending, the creation of ruinous deficits as far as the eye can see are not easily reversed.

These are not mere temporary countercyclical measures. They are structural deficits because, as everyone from Obama on down admits, the real money is in entitlements, most specifically Medicare and Medicaid. But Obamacare freezes these out as a source of debt reduction. Obamacare’s $500 billion in Medicare cuts and $600 billion in tax increases are siphoned away for a new entitlement — and no longer available for deficit reduction.

The result? There just isn’t enough to cut elsewhere to prevent national insolvency. That will require massive tax increases — most likely a European-style value-added tax. Just as President Ronald Reagan cut taxes to starve the federal government and prevent massive growth in spending, Obama’s wild spending — and quarantining health-care costs from providing possible relief — will necessitate huge tax increases.

The net effect of 18 months of Obamaism will be to undo much of Reaganism. Both presidencies were highly ideological, grandly ambitious and often underappreciated by their own side. In his early years, Reagan was bitterly attacked from his right. (Typical Washington Post headline: “For Reagan and the New Right, the Honeymoon Is Over” — and that was six months into his presidency!) Obama is attacked from his left for insufficient zeal on gay rights, immigration reform, closing Guantanamo — the list is long. The critics don’t understand the big picture. Obama’s transformational agenda is a play in two acts.

Act One is over. The stimulus, Obamacare, financial reform have exhausted his first-term mandate. It will bear no more heavy lifting. And the Democrats will pay the price for ideological overreaching by losing one or both houses, whether de facto or de jure. The rest of the first term will be spent consolidating these gains (writing the regulations, for example) and preparing for Act Two.

The next burst of ideological energy — massive regulation of the energy economy, federalizing higher education and “comprehensive” immigration reform (i.e., amnesty) — will require a second mandate, meaning reelection in 2012.

Continue reading here……..

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Obama has already circumvented Congress. http://americansforprosperity.org/obamachart.php

America:  “Had Enough” of the Obama policies and agenda?

The ONLY thing Obama and the Progressives FEAR is the BALLOT BOX.


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NOT RACIST.

NOT VIOLENT.

JUST NO LONGER SILENT.