Several wingnuts have claimed to be able to read Obama’s mind. The readings tell you little about Obama, of course, but do tell you quite a bit about the deranged minds of said wingnuts. Andrew G. Hodges is one, and since he tells his intended audience exactly what they want to hear he’s been quoted (several times) as an “expert” by the WND. Hodges is apparently a psychiatrist, and the author of “The Obama Confession: Secret Fear, Secret Fury”, who uses a unique [that’s not a selling point in medicine or science] psycholinguistic technique he calls “ThoughtPrint Decoding” to “read between the lines” of Obama’s statements; apparently the technique is called “the cutting-edge of forensic science” by expert investigators, but the WND doesn’t name those investigators.
According to Hodges, if you read between the lines of Obama’s 2012 speech at the UN, for instance, you can detect him admitting that he isn’t eligible to be president (not entirely unlike how the eye on the American dollar is the gub’mint admitting that they are part of the Illuminati), and I think it is worth looking at the evidence in some detail:
For instance, Obama said that: “The attacks on our civilians … were attacks on America … we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice.” According to Hodges, that means that Obama “again confesses his illegal presidency was an attack upon America, upon justice. So he promises to relentlessly track down his symbolic killing – destruction of – the Constitution.” And when Obama said that “the attacks of the last two weeks are not simply an assault on America. They are also an assault on the very ideals upon which the United [States] was founded,” Hodges sees him “once more alluding to his constitutional attack. He can’t say it enough.” And when Obama stated the “answer is enshrined in our laws: our Constitution … yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. Moreover, as president of our country, I [accept that people are going to] call me awful things every day,” Hodges got Obama “unconsciously reminds us that no one has confronted his blasphemy as a false president flaunting our most sacred beliefs — even as he calls his deed ‘awful.’ Obama’s succinct answer to his illegal presidency: enforce the Constitution.” Yeah, that’s the gist of it. Motivated reasoning doesn’t quite seem to capture the level of crazy at work here. (Just imagine how Hodges would have interpreted his statements had Obama not mentioned the Constitution or, well, the attacks.)
Here Hodges finds definite proof that President Obama is stealthily preparing to create a dictatorship, attack white Christian civilians and incite a civil war. This time the evidence is a “spontaneous image” Hodges experienced when the president told a joke. The WND duly published the story. And here Obama apparently admits that he stole the 2012 election through voter fraud. And of course: Obama has (unconsciously) admitted that he is coming for your guns through a comprehensive confiscation program; the evidence is that 1) Obama said the exact opposite; but 2) he is an illegal president: “Ask yourself, if he carried out an illegal presidency and participated in election fraud what would he be capable of when it came to gun control?” The same strategy for interpreting the data was used when Hodges concluded that Obama is “submissive” to ISIS. Here Hodges applies the super-Intel decoding principle of “Thou protests too much.”
Before he got picked up as an “expert” by the WND Hodges used to solve criminal cases using techniques he had developed himself. So for instance, Hodges deciphered the JonBenet ransom note to identify the child’s killer (no killer has been identified) and showed how Casey Anthony secretly confessed to killing her daughter in 200 letters written to a jail mate. Courts and investigators have apparently not been impressed with the efforts.
Diagnosis: Oh, the WND. Hodges is the kind of lunatic that raves about mind control at whale.to, but WND actually believes they are a serious news organization. Good grief.