An important characteristic of individuals who are afflicted with the emotional plague is that they are incapable of doing an honest days work. Although they are unable to work productively, however, they are highly skilled in ordering others about what they should do. As a substitute for work, emotional plague individuals frequently become politicians shoving their political agendas down other people’s throats. The substitute activities of these ne’er-do-wells are, in fact, nothing but poorly recognized signs of the emotional plague.
In his recent book, Barack Obama: The Story, author David Maraniss provides a clear picture of such an individual’s work function. Obama hated his first job working at Business International after graduating from Colombia University. He called it ” working for the enemy” because some of the work he did for the company had to do with business investments in Third World countries. At Business International he felt uncomfortable: ” Like a spy behind enemy lines, I arrived every day at my mid-Manhatten office.” He lasted only a year before quitting. He then became an adept practitioner of political radical, Saul Alinsky’s methods. Obama became a community activist organizing residents on the Chicago South Side. According to his wife, Michelle Obama, ” Barack is not a politician first and foremost. He’s a community activist…” Obama took her assessment as a compliment. Subsequently, Obama attended Harvard law school, briefly practiced public interest law, taught a college class and finally got into politics where he found his calling.
To a biographer or a historian who has no understanding of the emotional plague, the work history of Mr. Obama is of no particular significance. To someone who recognizes the importance of the biological work function in determining the quality of human life, however, it speaks volumes: Simply put, it shows that Mr. Obama is biophysically incapable of doing any kind of rational, productive work from his biological core. (Operating as a community organizer is neither rational nor productive. It is activity that originates from the secondary destructive layer of a totally work-crippled individual and another sign of the emotional plague.)
No surprise then that, by any standard of measurement, Obama’s work performance as President of the United States has been an abysmal failure and that, if elected to a second term of office, it cannot be otherwise. Whether this country can survive another four years of destructiveness and ineptness at the executive level remains to be seen.