Narcissism: Obama Says He Wants to Remake the Youth of the World in His Image for the Good of “human progress”

by Scott Creighton

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The trouble with making deities out of morally deficient men is that eventually they start to think of themselves as Gods. Such is the case with Barack H. Obama.

Barack Obama has said he would like to create “a million young Barack Obamas” to take on the baton of “human progress”, during a discussion in Japan about his post-presidential life.

The single most important thing I could do is to help develop the next generation,” he said.

The former US president said his nonprofit the Obama Foundation could create a “platform for young, up and coming leaders” to exchange information with each other about projects they were working on.

“If I could do that effectively, then – you know – I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas,” Obama told a conference in Tokyo. “Or, the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress. The Guardian, Mar. 25, 2018

Is it vanity he is expressing here? Vanity to the point of absolute narcissism? Or is it something else he’s talking?

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