As a layman that has been studying Jungian Psychology for about thirty years I have learned that when facing a deeply polarizing issue what helps to cut through is to characterize the opposite of the attracting pole.
In the case of Obama, let’s consider the opposite in a boy named Joe Smith that in his earliest years is raised in a school in Argentina run by Jew hating Nazi sympathizers. He has to learn to recite sections of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. In his teenage years using his Argentine passport he visits Germany with his friends. Next we find him in Hawaii sitting at the feet of a hard line Nazi that has been implicated in molesting children. People that knew Joe in college report that he talked about the coming revolution to sweep away the old order in the West. In Chicago (as he says later in his books that come out in 2008) he converts to Christianity but says nothing more about it. He attends a church for twenty years that has a pastor that also converted from Nazism. The theology of the church is replacement theology and Aryanism which says that the basis of the Old Testament is not Jewish but is Aryan. It also says that Jesus was an Aryan. Joe works on several committees with his neighbors that were Baader Meinhof terrorists in Germany in the 1960’s. As a presidential candidate he doesn’t release his birth certificate, college records or medical records.
In this exercise Mein Kampf and Nazism are in opposition to the Koran and Islam. Very few in the West know that Muslim’s were actively allied to the Nazis from the early thirties and still revere the Nazis today. In the Islamic world Hitler’s Mein Kampf is still a best seller and many Muslims homes have a picture of Hitler and only lament that he didn’t finish the job of slaughtering the Jews. The Koran, the Hadith, and the four school of Islamic jurisprudence all affirm that it is the duty of every Muslim to subdue or kill infidels. In Hawaii Obama sat at the feet Frank Davis, a hard-line Stalinist Communist. Obama attended a church in Chicago with an ex-Muslim pastor that subscribes to palestinianism and replacement theology which says that the basis of the Old Testament is not Jewish.
What would you be saying if Joe Smith was the President? If you are honest with yourself you know that it would be quite different. Actually it is unconscious hypocrisy. This inability to see ‘basic facts on the ground’ is not a minor problem, it is everywhere, and it seems that almost everyone in the West is in the grip of it like a collective fantasy.
There are very dangerous trends that not even the Jungians will admit or think about. Since the 1990’s many on the progressive Left and some on the Right have dug deeper and deeper into alliance with the Islamists and even the neo-Nazis, glued together in Jew hatred. Ask yourself how anyone that self identifies as on the Left with its support for human rights and women’s liberation can turn a blind eye to the mega patriarchy, female bondage and genital mutilation (90% in Egypt!), and child abuse of Islamic society? Why are almost all Western converts to Islam from the Left?
Jungians as a group accuse anyone of projecting except themselves. I accuse you, for projecting what is in you at what you call the Right. You can’t see Obama for what he is. You see him through a fog of self-delusion. The moment you can see that you project yourself onto the Right where you are reviling yourself is when you will see closer to what Obama is about and the meaning around him.
I have to credit the notes from Jung’s seminar on Nietzsche’s Zarathustra to giving me the sight to make the above connections. When I hear Jungians I wonder if any have read Jung’s seminar on Nietzsche’s Zarathustra.