The President of these United States recently expressed his love for "the Urdu poets," a piece of inspired BS that nobody in their right minds believed for a second. But then the P was narrowcasting to Pakistan, he thought, and Americans weren't supposed to be listening. Yet character is revealed in those little snippets of Obama's mind -- his glorious fantasy life, his everlasting hope that somebody will fall for another piece of schtick, and his essential fraudulence as a human being.
Obama's biggest audience is himself, and no doubt he preened and pranced in his mind's eye when he told the nation of Pakistan about his deep love and understanding of Urdu. Love ya, baby! all those sixty million Pakis were shouting, marveling at our polyglot president. Waddaguy! At least in Obi's fantasy life, that is. Because that Zeppelin-sized ego of his needs to be pumped up a little bit more every single day.
Would you like to ride/
on my beautiful balloon?
Well, yes. For his next showboating performance our P will parade his beautiful ballooning ego in front of Vladimir Putin, whose own hands are dripping with the blood of Chechen Muslims, not to mention those brave (and now dead) Moscow journalists who dared to criticize the new Czar in the media.
When it comes to czars Vladimir Putin is almost the real thing, whipping and murdering the peasants and the boyars -- not those phony styrofoam Red Commissars Obama keeps in the White House, to lord it over Federal cabinet departments. For the privilege of parading his beautiful ego in Moscow, Obama has no doubt paid a steep price: Say, stopping US anti-missile defense construction for Poland and the Czech Republic.
They've got his number, all the political con artists around the world. For a little balloon-pumping flattery Obama will sell out American national security interests -- not to mention those of our allies. Obama's "historic" Epistle to the Muslims, delivered last month at Cairo's Al Azhar University (an international center for Islamist propaganda) was not really intended to make a billion Muslims fall down at his feet. No, the main goal of all those grand gestures is to make Obama feel better about himself. That's the key to his character.
You could call it ego porn.
It's not that the Russians are against missile defense -- they've had those in place around Moscow for generations. No, they're just against American missile defenses, hoping to slow down our fast progress while they rush to catch up. Over in Tehran Ahmadi-Nejad is looking for advanced Russian defense systems any day now, and President Obama is obliging the A'jad tyranny by helping the Russians slow down our defenses against Iran's shiny new ballistic missiles. Putin may kill fundamentalist Muslims in Chechnya, but A'jad is America's sworn enemy, and that's all that counts for Putin, as he tries to rebuild the Evil Empire.
Think of it as Russia's historic inferiority complex shaking hands with Obama's historic Third World inferiority complex. They are really brothers under the skin. They are the Wretched of the Earth, in Obama's 1979 leftie college student's version of world socialism. Reality has nothing to do with it.
Unfortunately Third World dictators always launch their ego balloons by oppressing millions of suffering human beings. Look at Africa if you doubt it. All the post-colonial dictators built huge ego projects, using Western aid money to construct the Aswan Dam even if the miserable peasants have to be driven out of their homes. Look at the Middle East. Saddam Hussein loved those shabby giant wall posters all over Baghdad showing him as Suleiman the Magnificent riding his white horses. Saddam's empire of fascist torture was constructed on the historic Arab inferiority complex. Saddam Hussein, meet Vladimir Putin, meet Barack (Hussein) Obama.
That's Obama's sore spot, his biggest character flaw. It's right out there for the world to see. It explains everything about this administration, and foreshadows its inevitable comeuppance. Meanwhile all the shrewdies in the world, from Putin to A'jad, are getting it. They've seen it before. Been there, done that. All they have to do to seduce the President of the United States is to pump up that beautiful ego balloon a little more, and he will just sag over with abject gratitude. He needs his ego supplies, this guy. He'll do anything to get just a little bit more.
If you're China or Russia or a blood-stained mullah you've seen this flick before. The last Shah of Iran used to call himself "King of Kings," a Biblical phrase that goes back to the Persian Emperor Cyrus the Great. Grandiosity is familiar to all the ancient empires of the world. So is the art of flattering kings. They're pros at this.
It's just Americans who don't get it -- yet.
But they will, they will. The only question is how much the country will be damaged, by the time the voters catch on.