When the truth cannot be expressed in seriousness because of individual or social armor, it can nevertheless be expressed in humor especially in politics. Clint Eastwood’s skit at the Republican National Convention last week that broke through the barrier of political correctness was a case in point. In it, Eastwood is conducting an imaginary interview with Barack Obama. Eastwood asks Obama to comment on some contentious issues involving his policies as President. We only know what Obama is saying from Eastwood’s response to it which is repeatedly said in his typically quiet, no-nonsense style: ” I can’t do that to myself.”
The audience’s response showed they understood the significance of the exchange. It not only gave a clear picture of Obama’s utter contempt for anyone who questions his policies but also his relentless determination to unilaterally carry them out.
In my book, The Emotional Plague, The Root of Human Evil, I characterize the pseudo-liberal/communist as someone who expresses his genital revenge against society through his intellect. This central aspect of Obama’s character and his defense against it, his churlishness when challenged, was clearly revealed in Eastwood’s humorous, imaginary interchange.