Posted: April 11, 20091:00 am Eastern Ellis Washington Â© 2009
Excessive separation, in the absence of a father [and mother], has led to a pattern of idealized control that Obama has not only imposed on himself, but now wants to impose on the United States of America. ~ Dr. Michael Savage
The fifth commandment, "Honor thy father and thy mother," is God's call to family. It mandates loving care and respect for all family members. Hierarchy, unity, tradition and respect are the mortar that holds the building blocks of the family together, which in turn builds a strong nation. As the foundation of the family goes, so goes a nation. Regarding the family, theologian Charles Ryrie said, "Proper order in the family becomes the basis for a solid social structure."
How does family relate to the character development of our commander in chief, President Barack Obama? In welcoming our newest commentator to the WorldNetDaily family, conservative intellectual and radio host, Dr. Michael Savage, I came across an interesting item on this very subject that he wrote last year, "Obama on the couch."
Savage, in his singularly unique way, captured the essence of Obama's psyche, his insecurities, his childhood, his mother, his father and in a few eloquent words set forth a magnificent case study into this tragic manchild that would grow up to be president of the United States. Savage wrote:
What exactly is Obama's problem with women? â€¦ In 1961, Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, married Obama's father, a man from Kenya [Barack Obama Sr.]. Less than three years later, they were divorced. In 1967, his mother married another man, this time an Indonesian. A few years later she was divorced again. How many were between and after these is unknown. Through all this time, Obama's mother went globetrotting: from Hawaii, [to Kenya], to Indonesia, to Pakistan. Sometimes she took her young son. Sometimes she left him behind. What has been the impact of feminism on the nation? Don't miss "The War on Fathers: How the 'feminization of America' destroys boys, men â€“ and women"
Don't get me wrong. I'm sure Obama loves his mother and father, but it would be naÃ¯ve to assume without mitigating evidence to the contrary that the absence of his parents during Obama's critical formative years is an intractable void, a Sisyphus-like existentialism that would cause a negative psychic effect even upon the strongest of us. Therefore, a salient question to ask at this juncture would be to what degree would abandonment by ones' mother and father affect the parent/child relationship?
Savage answers with a convincing psychiatric analysis in his own inimitable manner:
What appears to have happened to Obama as a result is he developed symptoms of what psychologists refer to as an Oedipal Complex. In an Oedipal Complex, a male child is fixated on his mother and competes with his father for maternal attention. In such cases, a critical point of awakening occurs where the child realizes that the mother has affections for others besides himself. In this case, Obama had to compete with multiple paternal stand-ins and was never fully able to bond with his mother. The result seems to have been resentment toward women that he has never been able to get beyond. It is impossible for a young, impressionable, vulnerable child to bond with his mother while she is out gallivanting with Muslim men and chasing them all over the world to seek the love she craved from her own father. With each new relationship, Obama's mother always chose someone other than him.
Furthermore, excessive separation within an Oedipal Complex leads to a sense of helplessness that can in turn lead to patterns of idealized control and self-sufficiency. Obama's mother sent him to live away from her when he was 10 and again when he was 14. Savage is right on point as if he were Freud himself with Obama the Manchild on Freud's couch when he attests that: "It seems clear that this excessive separation, in the absence of a father, has led to a pattern of idealized control that Obama has not only imposed on himself, but now wants to impose on the United States of America."
That last sentence is quintessential Savage â€¦ pure genius and inspiration.
"Honor thy father and thy mother" are such utterly sublime words for the ages. How can one truly honor his father and mother if, as in Obama's case, they repeatedly abandoned the manchild and left him to the care of others? The mother, named "Stanley" by Obama's maternal grandfather, had to grapple with the rejection and psychic trauma of not being loved as a little girl because her father, Stanley Durham Sr., so desperately coveted having a boy child.
Obama's mother, a tragic modern Cassandra-figure (Stanley) transmuted into the omnipresent Michelle, the strong mother-figure who would never leave him. Next was the Rev. Jeremiah Wright who married them, a racist, hatemonger minister â€“ not a father to honor. As a matter of fact, throughout Obama's entire 47 years there were dishonorable mother and father figures who, though they indelibly shaped the manchild, could not receive his honor, including Karl Marx, Saul Alinsky, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, LBJ, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dorhn, Louis Farrakhan, Father Pfleger, professor Laurence Tribe, professor Charles Ogeltree, Rahm Emmanuel and the communist Frank Marshall Davis, just to name a few.
How can you honor your father and your mother when there is little to honor? When throughout your life there has been only a dishonorable mother and mother figures, a dishonorable father and father figures? In the meantime, America is descending into the paroxysm of economic depression, diabolical neo-Marxism and toward the Orwellian nightmare of a one-world government under his authority. What is driving Obama to this madness? Savage says, "The absence of a father has led to a pattern of idealized control that Obama has not only imposed on himself, but now wants to impose on the United States of America."
Dear God, please help us to honor our fathers and mothers.