"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more. "
"BS from the wife of a damn Socialist." Comment by M***** (Saturday, March 27, 2010)
"Before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation."
Comment by A******* (Sunday, May 30, 2010): Maybe you and the people around you have broken souls but the souls of the people I love and the people I get up every morning to take care of-- the sick, the elderly, the handicapped are just fine!We are alive and well and not living in Washington or Chicago!! Take care of your own before you comment on mine. "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country."
Comment by ABC Senior News Analyst, Jake Tapper "Some ... seem to find Mrs. Obama's quote offensive, wondering why a 44 year old woman never felt proud (of her country) before today."
Headline: Barack Obama's wife plays race card on '60 Minutes'
"...as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know."
Short Family Bio
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois to Fraser Robinson III,and Marian Shields Robinson. Her mother was a full-time homemaker until Michelle entered high school. The Robinson and Shields families can trace their roots to pre-Civil War African Americans in the American South. Her paternal great-great grandfather, Jim Robinson, was an American slave in the state of South Carolina, where some of her paternal family still reside. Her maternal great-great-great grandmother, Melvinia Shields, also a slave, became pregnant by a white man. His name and the nature of their union have been lost. She gave birth to Michelle's biracial maternal great-great grandfather, Dolphus T. Shields.
Concise PDC Personality Profile
Severely Arrested Emotional Development
normal digital formula shows the little finger reaching up to the crease line separating
the nail phalange and the middle phalange of the ring finger next to it. The little finger
is said to be long when it extends above this line, and low when it falls short of this line.
As seen here the little finger in Michelle Obama's hand is decidedly short... so short indeed
that we can place the period of her life when she recorded the experiences that were responsible
for the Arrested Emotional Development at near the last years of her childhood - possibly
between eight and 10.
A short little finger as defined here ALWAYS identifies an Arrested Emotional Development.
With Michelle Obama we find her intellectual development and motor development in excellent
symmetry with her physical development. But given this feature we can know with absolute certainty
that at a very early age she had been exposed to experiences of a very traumatic nature... experiences
(perhaps a knowledge of things) which effectively prevented her from experiencing further emotional
growth. She suffers this arrested development to this day and it remains extremely pronounced.
We cannot be certain exactly what these experiences had been, but we do have certain clues, as
it were. We have the distinct thinness of this finger which points to a very low ceiling of possibilities
with all that regards "belonging." This gives us reason to believe that her mother, irrespective of the
fact that she was not a working mom and is said to have always been at home and available to her
children, never, in fact, secured the trust of Michelle with regard to her her emotional attachment
to her. Michelle, certainly after the age of two or three, never knew the experience of total contain-
ment and an "organic" attachment with her mother where two are experienced as one.
As a rule, in later life, this promises a degree of distance and coldness in close intimate relations
where the physical union of two cannot duplicate the sense of security and well-being that should
normally have been the infants experience with the original bonding with their mothers. Freud
explains this succinctly with his concept of Repitition-Compulsion.
When considered together, the painful thinness and shortness of this finger tells us in no uncertain
terms that Michelle Obama suffers
a painfully eroded and terribly diminished sense of self-worth. This, of course is in perfect contradiction to her powerful persona -
her public face - which has the marvelous support of a superior intelligence and a strong physical vitality. It would be very natural to
assume that her inner image of herself quite duplicates the image of herself in the eyes of others. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The Deficit Father Syndrome
The very short index finger (which should reach roughly 2/3 the length of the nail phalange of the middle finger) points to serious deficits
in Michelle's "Father Experience" for the first three or four years of her life. This tells us that the child never recorded the experience
of her father identifying with her... never recorded the experience of her father linking her life with his own... and never knew the experience
of intimacy with her father where he would carry her on his shoulders or otherwise permit a physical familiarity with him.
The child first discovers the father in the dimension external to all that he had known previously with its mother. This new dimension is
evolves to become its social dimension because beyond the father the child comes upon everyone else. What we may now understand
is that Michelle became introduced to her social dimension thru the filter of her father experience. Which is to say that if she did not
have the experience of being somehow central to her father's life, she could never find herself a natural figure in the mainstream
of her social world. The upshot of this is that the communication that did transpire between Michelle and others was marked by a degree of
tension and uncertainty. Hostility, even rage, however hidden and disguised, are often part of this equation. At the same time, to
compensate for the deficits in her father experience, Michelle would strive to earn the attention, possibly the admiration and the high
regard of others.
The section of the palms that are encircled here in red, serve as the seat of the organic libidinal energies that are available to the person. Essentially, the libido is that package of needs and drives that would bond one body with another. It is often described as the energy of the sex instinct, but it is also that energy factor that moves one to develop close friendships. It is what bonds a boy to his dog and the little girl to her dolls.
Most every infant brings a huge investment of libidinal energies with its brth. When the mother collects the infant into her arms the neonate's libidinal needs and drives quickly find their natural targets on the mother's body - the nipple, the soft breast, the heat of the mother's body along with all its scents and smells which envelop the infant. Thus does the infant become "bonded" to its mother, and the mother to her infant. It's all so natural.
Yet it may happen that the mother isn't always available to her infant. In such instances the infant's libidinal needs and drives have no access to their natural targets. And no less traumatic for the infant, it does not record the experience where its own body serves as the target for the mother's libidinal attachments. This creates what we would speak of as the experience of Primary Rejection. The infant's natural organic libidinal energies quickly lose their vitality and intensity. The infant continues its physical and emotional development without the experience of a true bonding with another in the "lexicon" of its references to itself. Without access to this experience it cannot repeat it later in life when the bonding now is with a sexual partner. (A therapist might recall Freud's concept of Repitition/Compulsion in this context).
The picture isn't always black on white. There are levels of severity. !00% severity would be when this part of the palm is totally without substance. In the instance of Michelle Obama I would put that level of severity at about 80%. The bottom line then would be a distinct coolness and distance in sexual relations. As a biological function, sexual intimacy would not have the first order of importance in her life. Quite the reverse.
I am also inclined to suspect that this very early history with her mother contributed in no small way to the Arrested Emotional Development dscribed earlier.
Manifestations of this anger and rage, along with her striving for attention and recognition, may be seen in the
quotations at the start of these notes. It may also explain her comfortable acceptance of her church's radical anti-American Rev.
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