There are all sorts of personalities who are drawn to the political arena. Most are harmless yes-men, parasites who hope to gain fortune on the coat-tails of others. Some are "true believers" who have a cause that impels them toward politics. A third category includes those who simply want to "watch the world burn." The third category are the most dangerous: those with deeply seated racial hatred such as the Reverend Jessie Jackson and possibly even our current president. They hate others because they despise themselves and project their own corruption and vile nature onto everyone else.
Traditionally both ends of the spectrum have wanted to "watch the world burn" - anarchists and totalitarian revolutionary movements spawn these people and many of us simply rock back on our heels, wondering which rock they crawled out from under.
Most of those people - those who would see all torn down are those scorned narcissists who see themselves as the answer to literally everything. They are the Pol Pots, the Muammar Gaddafis, the Benito Mussolinis, the Hugo Chavezs, the petty dictators on the stage and the men behind them like György Schwartz (known today as George Soros). Mr. Soros is an interesting case study because he certainly has the drive to succeed. He is often cited as the man behind President Barack Hussein Obama. He went literally from rags to his current net worth of about $11 billion.
Citing an article by Jim O'Neill, "Soros: Republic Enemy #1" (Sept. 2009) --
In 1944 Hitler’s henchman Adolf Eichmann arrived in Hungary, to oversee the murder of that country’s Jews. The Soros children were all given fake identity papers, and were shipped out to various Christian families. George Soros ended up with a man whose job was confiscating property from the Jewish population. Soros went with him on his rounds.
Soros has repeatedly called 1944 “the best year of his life.”
In an article in the Wall Street Journal, Joshua Muravchik notes that, “70% of Mr. Soros’s fellow Jews in Hungary, nearly a half-million human beings, were annihilated in that year. They were dying and disappearing all around him, and their numbers no doubt included many whom he knew personally. Yet he gives no sign that this put any damper on his elation, either at the time or indeed in retrospect.”
During an interview with “Sixty Minute’s” Steve Kroft, Soros was asked about his “best year:”
KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.
SOROS: Yes. Yes.
KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.
KROFT: I mean, that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
SOROS: Not, not at all. Not at all.
KROFT: No feeling of guilt?
Of course he didn’t feel guilty. Soros has the moral depth of a clam. Nonetheless, he has said, “my goal is to become the conscience of the world.” ...Soros has admitted to having “carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise they might get me in trouble.”
From the article, Soros seems to be driven by the same internal mechanism that drives the current president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama (also known as Barry Soetoro).
In our efforts to keep the republic intact, those who would "watch it burn" if it didn't go their way are the most significant threats to freedom. Dr. Sandy Hotchkiss, MD and Dr. James F. Masterson (citation below) lists the seven deadly sins of the narcissist.
Shamelessness - Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism, and the inability to process shame in healthy ways.
Magical Thinking - Narcissists see themselves as perfect using distortion and illusion known as magical thinking. They also use projection to shame dump onto others.
Arrogance - If a narcissist is feeling deflated, he can reinflate himself by diminishing, debasing or degrading somebody else.
Envy - If the narcissist's need to secure a sense of superiority meets and obstacle because of somebody else, he neutralises it using contempt to minimise the other person's ability.
Entitlement - Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves uniquely special. Any failure to comply will be considered an attack on their superiority. Defiance of their will is a narcissistic injury that can trigger narcissistic rage.
Exploitation - can take many forms but always involves the using of others without regards for their feelings or interests. Often the other is in a subservient position where resistance would be difficult or even impossible. Sometimes the subservience is not so much real as assumed.
Bad Boundaries - narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of themselves. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist will be treated as if they are part of the narcissist and be expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist, there is no boundary between self and other.
(Hotchkiss, Sandy & Masterson, James F. Why Is It Always About You? : The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism - 2003)
The seven criteria one sees in the pathological narcissist are often seen in politicians. As Dr. James Masterson put it, "The exhibitionist narcissist would be described as having an inflated, grandiose self perception with little or no conscious awareness of the emptiness within. Such a person would assume that this condition was normal and that others were just like them. The exhibitionist narcissist seeks perfect admiration all the time from others." Apply that as you will to politicians large and small and draw your own conclusions.