The Charlatan Obama
Power Corrupts and the Corruption of Power
we examine our political system and the political system of Germany of the early
1930’s and before there are many similarities.
Times were difficult then, as they are now. Citizens lost their jobs;
there was scarcity and poverty. There
was unhappiness which led to anger. Scapegoats were found.
They were readily available in the form of the small Jewish population.
Hindenburg was dispossessed and Mr. Schickelgruber, better known as
Hitler, organized his hoodlums, fired up the citizenry who were raging, and
Change was demanded. Jobs were created through militarism, indoctrination,
dispossession of Jewish goods, looting of Jewish establishments and posessions,
and “Juden Abgabung” (the
forced giving away away of earthly goods). Fear and consequences of opposition
were rampant and power took over. The Power was a hypnotic speaker, a demagogue whose rhetoric
was impressive. The promises he made were carried out by the most hardened
criminals, thieves, power seekers and sadists imaginable.
The promise of riches and food and “purity” were lauded.
The purity of “race” was supreme - a “race” of gangsters of
willing executioners whose victims were mercilessly destroyed.
No one dared oppose the dictatorship and people were afraid of opposing
the Nazi party or its leader. Change
indeed was accomplished. There were
jobs; there were goods to be stolen and the thieves rewarded for filling the
coffers of the power hungry Nazis. In
spite of the poverty, Mr. Hitler lived in splendor at Berchtesgaden in a mansion
while others were hungry and impoverished.
Hitler preached change and change came indeed! Change came in the form of
war, annexation of countries by force, and six
million fewer mouths to feed (the six million Jewish people gassed, shot and
beaten to death).
us now compare what is happening in our beloved America today.
We listened to the candidates who were presented for office.
Out of nowhere came a relatively young man, of a similar age as the “Führer”,
who wanted desperately to have power. Just
as Herr Hitler, he came from a dysfunctional background. He was a child born
out of wedlock to an inadequate parent.
He was rejected by his mother and a father who for him did not exist.
Barring other choices, he
was raised by his maternal grandparents. He
was an ambitious boy who received an education and with the help of powerful and
wealthy politicians (who wanted power through him) became a junior senator.
He was able to leave out his anger through his venomous minister, who
hated America and the Caucasian citizens in our nation.
This minister was a powerful speaker, had a large following and was able
to stir his angry congregation to tremendous hatred.
learned much from this “gentleman.” He learned to persuade groups of
his people. He learned to
speak in a persuasive way. His loud and powerful rhetoric promised change.
He promised money in people’s pockets, to
be transferred from the “rich” to the poor, i.e. from people who had
earned an honest living to folks who did not care to work or to exert
themselves. They preferred living on government doles (tax money). He would produce more money and equalize the haves and the
have nots. He organized the “underprivileged”, the formerly incarcerated and
their friends to vote for him. With his powerful rhetoric he was very convincing
in promising that he could change the country. The citizenry believed this
demagoguery because they wanted change. Unfortunately
it would not be the change that they had imagined.
When the public rose to accuse some of Barack’s friends for
questionable and illegal practices he abandoned them (Mr. Blagojevich who
attempted to sell a senate seat was one of those).
He however did attempt to appoint folk who were tax evaders and managed
successfully to appoint at least one of these.
He urged the nation's citizens to tighten their belts but at the same
time to spend money they did not possess “to
help the growth of the economy.” He
lectured about our enormous debt but urged Congress to give a sum of money to
each underprivileged American. These doles would increase our debts by billions
and would have to be taken from taxpayers' bank accounts. (Private money would be used that was earned and
intended for those who had saved rather than spent their hard earned
funds). In the interim our fearless
leader spent more than one hundred seventy million dollars to bask in the
limelight of his inauguration as president of the country for which his wife had
expressed hatred. This did not stop her from purchasing excessively costly
apparel to participate in parties for the great event.
Fortunately to date we have not yet become a dictatorship. Fortunately we have a Congress that will intervene, senators and others who will work for their beleaguered constituents to keep the worst from happening. There is much that has to be done. Care has to be taken that the terrorists from the Guantanamo prison will not find their place in our country to repeat the “nine eleven” affair or even worse. A strenuous effort has to be made to create jobs for those who are out of work; doles are not the answer! Rational thought has to be used to recreate the great country in which we live. Hard working folk have to be encouraged to keep that which they have accumulated for the fruit of their labor. They have worked for their American dream and it must not be stolen from them! A lack of conscience and a bottomless need for unearned power, together with the leader’s narcissism, does not a safe and secure nation make. Let us trust that our representatives in our government will fight for us, protect us and that which belongs to us; continue to give us freedom of expression and choice; uphold our liberty, our safety, our rights and our lives!
Dr. Ursula A. Falk is a psychotherapist in private practice and the co-author, with Dr. Gerhard Falk, of Deviant Nurses & Improper Patient Care (2006).