Narcissism of Political Elite


Obama has stated that he is founded a nonprofit foundation to help create “up and coming leaders.”

First, the decision to start a foundation with the stated goal of producing more of yourself, is incredibly narcissistic. It sounds nobler and bolder when he refers to himself in the third person with that statement. Replace the quote with “me” instead of “Barack Obamas: ““If I could do that effectively, then – you know – I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young “mes” or Michelle Obamas.”

“Or,” he continues at the Tokyo conference, “the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress.” You see – he equates himself to an individual that has contributed to the “relay race of human progress.”

On the surface this sounds noble. But he is conveniently omitting all of his negative attributes and assuming himself to be an adequate leader. Let us consider the whole picture. Remember: Barack Obama was responsible for the invasion of several sovereign countries (resulting in an uncontrollable refugee crisis and the death of thousands of innocent citizens), the bombing of innocent civilians and citizens without due process or cause, the murdering of American citizens on foreign soil, the continuing of the abrogation of our constitutional rights, and the maintenance of our country in a state of perpetual warfare without consent.

However, this narcissism is a recurring theme among the political elite and Donald Trump is simply the newest manifestation of that. He is not the first politician to be this way – simply the most transparent.

See this poster below of Hillary Clinton and how the mainstream media assists in inflating the egos of our political elite. Granted, they could have made the planet look a bit more attractive. The quote at the bottom of the poster asks: “Can she make the stars align, or will chaos prevail?”

Planet Hillary

Vanity Fair magazine calls it a “legitimate, dadaist masterpiece.” https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2014/01/why-the-planet-hillary-new-york-times-magazine-cover-is-a-legitimate-dadaist-masterpiece

These are our leaders folks: psychopathic narcissists.


Americans Waste 150k Tons of Food a Day


The results were alarming. When I visited the website with the graphs and charts, based on research from the USDA, I found alarming graph that indicated that 61.2 % of all harvested fruit is wasted, and 56% of all harvested vegetables are wasted. 

The abstract goes on: …this accounts for 30% of daily calories available for consumption, one-quarter of daily food (by weight) available for consumption, and 7% of annual cropland acreage.

More astonishingly, the volume of discarded food results in a disastrous environmental impact: “the volume of discarded food equivalent to the yearly use of 30m acres of land, 780m pounds of pesticide and 4.2tn gallons of irrigated water. Rotting food also clogs up landfills and releases methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.”

Consider how much water that is. What a travesty. To think that there are people that are currently thirsty, and we are wasting precious water because we can’t eat what we buy.

This makes me think back to all of the arguments that I have with GMO and factory-farm proponents. They always claim: How else are we going to produce food for the whole world? How else are we going to feed everyone? Not everyone can have a garden or knows how to grow on. Not everyone can afford good food. [Insert another stereotypical argument about mass food production here].

Next time someone tries to feed you their bullcrap, throw this article in their face. Remind them that we have plenty of resources and abilities to feed the public. In fact, given this recent information, is it possible that we are engaged in food overproduction? Clearly, we don’t need more than half of the fruits and vegetables that we are producing or importing. Which presents a different issue: do we really need to import all of this food (although California is responsible for a large portion of our food production)?

It is simply a matter of allocation of resources. We have oodles of money at our disposal. It is simply a sociopolitical oversight, or dare I say, overlooking, that explains why there are still starving individuals in our world. There’s no money in solving a hunger problem. This revelation adds important fuel to this rebuttal: Americans are notorious for wasting food.