Madness is often found in tyrannical despotic leaders with a god-complex. They become obsessed with their own hubris and fantasy world that they create and dismiss reality – often blaming others for their failures that results in genocides.
In Biblical times, Nebuchadnezzer King of Babylon ordered a golden statue of himself made – and ordered his entire realm to fall down and worship his image when a bell was sounded. He became enraged when three Israelites, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to worship the statue – and he threw them alive into a furnace as punishment.
There are the tales of the insane spectacles of Caligula, and the madness and slaughter Nero perpetrated.
In our own time, despots from Mussolini to Mao were filled with their own narcissistic petulance that had zero-tolerance for anyone daring to explain reality. King George the III went mad. Oftentimes, such a mindset infects an entire regime, because few to none dare raise the ruler’s wrath by pointing out the truth – so incredible acrobatics of truth are manufactured to explain away what the real world is dishing out – and/or – they ignore it wholesale – blaming those who attempt to state the truth for the woe and misery reality brings.
This fella comes to mind:
Today – we saw the specter of an angry, petulant narcissistic madman, The President of the United States – totally dismiss reality in a disjointed rant that he was nearly an hour late for. His anger was apparent as was his total disconnection with reality – as he seeks to construct his own, by actually stating that the S&P Credit downgrade was not legitimate. He cited Warren Buffet, who himself was downgraded by S&P – as saying that “he would give the US a AAAA credit rating”. So in the hubris mind of NerObama – HE, like all emperors can decide on his own authority – what kind of credit rating to give the country. And – he will make up a new rating – and call it Quadruple A – and say that is the rating we deserve.
His Heinous Obama put an exclamation point on his dismissal of S&P’s authority or legitimacy to downgrade the USA’s rating by stating:
“No matter what some agency may say, we’ve always been and always will be a triple A country”.
So no matter what a Credit agency says – it is what His Heinous Obama says – that matters – according to his own words. No wonder the stock market plummeted over 500 points following his rant this afternoon.
But during Obama’s nonsensical screed – that I think was more geared towards further damage than containment – he subtly suggested as his Democrat Apparatchik’s have been boldly proclaiming – by saying
“We didn’t need a rating agency to tell us that the gridlock in Washington over the last several months has not been constructive, to say the least. We knew from the outset that a prolonged debate over the debt ceiling, a debate where the threat of default was used as a bargaining chip, could do enormous damage to our economy and the world.”
Interesting projection from His Heinous, considering it was HIS WHITE HOUSE THAT SET THE DATE OF DEFAULT. He was the one using the threat of default as a ‘bargaining chip’ – but like all the Marxist tyrants before him, the practice is to blame your political enemies for what he, himself is doing.
“The markets continue to reaffirm our credit as among the world’s safest”.
Yeah. Keep Speaking Baghdad Obama.
Then His Heinous suggested what the economy really needs is “Tax reform”.
“What we need to do now is combine those spending cuts with two additional steps. Tax reform that will ask those who can afford it to pay their fair share and modest adjustments to health care programs like Medicare”.
Tax increases anyone? That’s what this means. His NerOship wants to tax what is left of the wealthy – so he can give it to his cronies to buy his reelection.
Madness. The madness of a madman upon us.