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November 26, 2010
the average pronoun density o a psychopathic narcis-sist. I mean, that’s how bad it was. And it declinedsomewhat in 2009, and in the last ew months, it wentup again, especially during the British Petroleum crisis.That is a major clinical sign.Then we have another clinical sign, which is calledadversity tolerance threshold. That is, to translate it intoproper civilized English, how many times you snap atyour underlings. What kind o interactions you main-tain with people who are at your mercy, in some re-spects; employed by you, your amily members, and soon. His adversity threshold went down and down—inother words, he snapped more oten. He became irrita-ble, irascible, and cantankerous more oten, and veryoten, on camera. He couldn’t control it anymore. It wasout o control.And that’s also a clinical test, by the way.So, we had an adversity threshold that was declin-ing. So, having put all these things together, in a verylengthy essay, in July 2008, I reached the conclusionthat Obama
be—and I was very careul in thatessay; I said that he might be. He must be subjected toproper personality testing, and so on and so orth. Ididn’t say, oh, the guy’s a narcissist, and that’s it. I said,he
be a narcissist. That was two and a hal yearsago.By now, I am convinced that he’s a narcissist. I haveno doubt in my mind that, should he be subjected topsychological testing, or instance, to the NarcissisticPersonality Inventory, which is a classical tool or diag-nosing narcissism, or to the MMPI (Minnesota Multi-phasic Personality Inventory), I have no doubt in mymind that he will be diagnosed as a classical, malignant,psychopathic narcissist.Ater he became President, I had a lot more materialto work with, o course. It’s mainstream now, absolutelymainstream. You’ll fnd people like George F. Will, andCharles Krauthammer, and even
magazine, not tomention the
, and so on—now it’smainstream. It’s in ashion to say that Obama might bea narcissist.But, even so, people don’t realize what they’resaying. Lyndon LaRouche is among the very ew whorealize the severity, and the cataclysmic nature o sayingabout someone that he’s a narcissist. Other people say,well, he’s a narcissist, so what? They don’t grasp, theydon’t understand. They don’t understand that the nar-cissist is a time bomb, a walking time-bomb.It doesn’t have to be a Hitler, it doesn’t have to be aNero. I think the institutional character o the UnitedStates is such that it would be very difcult or Obamato commit genocide, or to open concentration camps, orto legislate race laws. So, I don’t think his narcissismwill be expressed exactly the same way Hitler’s was, orStalin’s was, or Nero’s was. But it would be as destruc-tive. In this sense, LaRouche is right. It would be asdestructive.One way or the other, the devastation, the waste-land, in the wake o the narcissist, is as big wherever thenarcissist acquires power. So, a Hitler let behind a dev-astated continent. Obama might leave behind a devas-tated economy. But the devastation would be equallyproound, equally deep.
I wanted to ollow up your initial summa-tion o narcissistic personality disorder with a more o-cussed question, which I drew rom your latest article,but beore that, would you be willing to share the natureo the vilifcation and slander? Do you think that thatmay have come rom Obama, or that there’s any sig-nifcant—
No, I doubt very much i Obama is evenaware o my existence. But his ans—and I don’t think it was a coordinated sort o thing. I don’t think it was aconspiracy, o the Secret Service, or the CIA, or the cor-ridors o power in the West Wing, to viliy and slanderSam Vaknin, the unknown Sam Vaknin, as ar as Obamagoes. I think simply that Obama has his acolytes, thesesycophants, these robots, robotic ans, unthinking, to-tally, and they think that they’re doing their idol, anddivinity, in a way, a avor by taking down anyone whodares to question his credentials, his biography, letalone his character. . . .
Would you say or that reason, that Obamahas this kind o ollowing, that a distinction exists be-tween him, and the average, common narcissist?
No, all narcissists create a cult. The cultaround the narcissist could consist and subsist o hisamily, or even his wie. I the cult is a two-membercult, we call it shared psychosis in psychology—a
, in French. The cult could consist o the narcis-sist as a husband and his long-suering wie, as his aco-lyte, sycophant, ollower—he acts as the guru, as thepsychiatrist. So it’s a two-person cult. But, o course,when the narcissist is President o the United States, hehas a 20-million-member cult.But the narcissist operates through cults. The orga-