Second term edition
All things considered, Obama has quietly exhibited, if not flaunted an occasional outward, inwardness, maybe hoping to be a kind of Peter Pan, who most will remember as a lost boy, a man who can't or won't grow up. Nothing bad, regardless of how corrupt or criminal is his fault, but when there is a glimmer of pixie dust floating around with good news, surely those accomplishments are to his credit.
Could this be why Barack Obama, a grown man with more power than probably anyone on Earth, when confronted with extreme problems of the day, does not consult with the best and brightest minds available to him for guidance, but rather searches for a secure place to hide, often among people resembling gossiping women on 'The View.'
And when intense questioning might allow the slightest peek into his cloaked soul, he goes not to intelligent questioning minds of his supposed peers, but instead shows up at places like Nickelodeon, a kids TV channel? Leftist comedians such as David Letterman and Bill Mahar are considered more adept at scrutinizing his character, than boorish adult-types-- represented by notables, such as Charles Krauthammer and Walter Williams.
People displaying Peter Pan Syndrome characteristics, "break societal norms to serve their own purposes and don't care much for the feelings and rights of others." What better example than the most recent savage and barbaric beheading of James Foley. Rather than retaliating with a display of strength, showing this country's anger for such heinous actions, Obama chooses to pacify these killing monsters with a childlike 'lecture' of 'father-son discipline,' and 'let's not let it happen again.' And in doing so, believing in his mind this was a severe display of retaliation for their unthinkable crime. He then rushes back to the fairway to take in the back nine.
Mirroring his alter ego Peter Pan, Obama "wants all the power but is not willing to share the responsibilities, not ready to sacrifice and reject moral structures which are part of mature adulthood."
"People suffering from Peter Pan Syndrome are mentally fully developed adults who often carry professional activities requiring strong intellectual skills."
Some critics might liken a fantasy character such as Peter Pan to our current President, "They do not feel sorry for inappropriate actions but blame others for their shortcomings. This helps them take the focus away from their own limitations and vulnerabilities. They may resort to [alcohol] or drug abuse to escape from the challenges of daily life. They can be successful businessmen with a childlike view of the world. Their success often stems from their refusal to lead a 9 to 5 life."
No one, especially American citizens who have such deep love for this country, cherishes the thought of viewing their leader as 'fantasy from someone's pen.' However, reflecting on that 2008 gibberish about 'hope and change,' one can only conclude, the man was definitely on a course to spend more time with Wendy and Captain Hook, than focusing attention on complex adult problems smothering this country and its people.
In 2012, Americans entered voting booths, and maybe for reasons only known to a psycho-passive-aggressive fairy godmother of sorts, decided they wanted to continue nocturnal escapades with an animated fictitious character, rejecting a real life flight, with a real living person whose vision captured reality for many sane-thinking Americans.
"All the time the Peter Pan overachiever is looking for another eternal child with whom he can run away." Only to play another 18 holes.
Most readers of this fairy tale, would mistakenly assume OUR Peter Pan would select his Michelle to fill that role, but if we were casting this dream, my perfect Wendy for Pete, most likely would be someone even more narcissistic than our under-achiever in Chief.......Valerie Jarrett.
-- Orson Welles --