In this three part series titled POLITICAL MUNCHAUSENS BY PROXY, it’s my aim to point out the similarities between a syndrome that frequently involves the power an individual has over a child, and to describe the extent an individual goes to, in cases where one’s self-esteem is so low, they have the need and desire to use a child, by feigned sickness, to achieve the control and attention which they crave.

A few days ago, I watched a very informative and enlightening program by Dr. Phil on the Syndrome called “Munchausens.” On his blackboard printed presentation, he gave an interesting detailed interpretation of the Syndrome as he analysed his guest.

To further help the reader understand where we are today, I’m going back to 2008, to remind some of the history Of President Obama. In the past several years in previous writings, because of my love of Freedom and Country, I may have voiced my concerns via blaming Obama, for conditions. Despite the fact that he has implemented many policies and programs, which have expedited the conditions we face today, the groundwork for these conditions were set up before he took office. It’s my position today that we the people are to blame for all the horrors of conditions we face today. And we the people have set it up and let it happen.

Back in 2008, many magazine news articles were published about the life, family. education, religious beliefs, and personal stories about his life. “What was intellectual and what was emotionally joined, I found that very powerful,” said Obama about his decision to embrace Christianity.

In his early appearance on national news media, much attention was given to his Christian religious views. It seemed he embraced the Judeo-Christian principles upon which this nation was founded. In these ladder days of his six year presidency, there is rarely ever any mention of his religious views today. However, there are news reports of Muslims working in the White house..

There’s an interesting evolution reported in the news back in the 2008 era, which tells how he went from being Barry in College to change to Barack Obama. News reports, he was born in Hawaii to a white mother and black Muslim father. Earlier stories about him plus the book he wrote reveal a struggle he had with his identity. The book he wrote was titled Dreams from my father.

Stories about him and his life chronichled in such national magazines like, Newsweek in 2008, tell about his struggle for identity and “to belong.”

President Obama is a tall, good-looking, well educated man, with above average ability to make mesmerizing speeches. So convincing in his earlier years as president, now with waning popularity, as he puts in motion more and more unpopular policies for this nation. Just in past few months, more and more criticism about him, coming from all directions. One that’s repeated often lately is “he is not a leader.” I don’t agree with that simply because the results of his polices have been very instrumental in leading this nation down the path he has taken. To lead us to this undesirable state we are in today.

The big difference in my analogy of the Munchausens syndrome relating to policies is this: in the adult parent relationship, which sets the child up as the victim to accommodate the desires of the adult for attention and control, the child is totally helpless to cope. It can only be corrected and resolved by someone outside the two involved; such is not the case when it comes to a politician, acting for his benefit of control and attention, because this adversarial condition is between adults.

The adult citizenry who voted the current politicians into power, not only have the power to change things but a responsibility to themselves, their children, friends and neighbors and future generations to initiate the change. Not only that, it’s a non-transferable responsibility.

The acts President Obama has initiated that are contrary to the laws, are his responsibility. The responsibility for changing and reversing direction lies with the people. Thus far no one is doing that, with one exception, in the recent primary in Virginia, when those there replaced an “insider” politician with a man who speaks up and speaks out in support of the Principles this country was founded upon. To re-place him, a small glimmer of hope, others will follow in the November election.

If so and the trend followed thru to 2016 to elect another type leader, who has already proven by his record he will follow Constitutional Principles, like Scott Walker, then there is Hope. Consequently any hope for change in this country will only come from informed decisions by the people of this country coupled with a determination once again to live in a country of Freedom, with a desire to have it.



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