Obama: Love Him. Hate Him. You Haven't a Clue.
Dinesh D'Souza did a stellar job in his wonderfully enlightening movie on Barack Obama. D'Souza imparts more information about Obama in his two-hour movie than the mainstream media has presented in the last four years. The movie is highly accurate in its details and presents them in a scholarly and organized fashion. The mainstream media is predictably denouncing the movie and questioning its factual accuracy. But their complaints focus on niggling differences of journalistic opinion and come across as partisan bickering.
D'Souza's vision of Obama stems from the author's perspective as an immigrant from India -- a country, like Kenya, that has thrown off the colonial rule of the British Empire. As in his book, The Roots of Obama's Rage, D'Souza advances his theory that the major factor influencing Obama's actions and policies as president is his anti-colonialist mindset, which he inherited from his purported father, Barack Obama, Sr.
To reinforce his view, D'Souza takes the movie audience on a grand tour of the main locales that influenced Obama's life: Indonesia, Hawaii, Kenya, Chicago, and Cambridge. He interviews people who knew Obama's early life and his father. D'Souza does an exemplary job with the material that he covers.
But I respectfully have to disagree with D'Souza on his premise and main conclusion.
A Different Point of View
Americans have little appreciation for the European colonial wars and the centuries of conflict between European colonial powers and the third-world nations they occupied. D'Souza reminds us that the USA was a colonial oppressor in Hawaii, but this is news to most of us. There was never a war or fighting of any kind with the Hawaiian people. It is our understanding that they welcomed America and wanted to become the fiftieth state. Americans don't have a colonial mindset. This is not an American thing.
In my research into Barack Obama's life for my political satire, Lost in Zombieland: The Rise of President Zero, I found a different set of influences that shaped Barack Obama's life, and they do a much better job explaining Obama's words and his actions as president and as a man. The question I put forth in my book is this: who is Barack Obama, and what is he really up to?
My research informs me that Barack Obama is a committed radical Marxist -- a socialist revolutionary. This is not kook talk. His entire history is one of early and continued exposure to communist ideology, and of his acceptance and championing of the socialist model.
No one believes that his work as a community organizer in Chicago was for any democratic or traditional American cause, or for charity. Obama has always advocated socialist revolution with the goal of realizing the communist ideal: a government run by an enlightened political elite in which the state owns all property and the means of production, and the people conform to the requirements of communal life: from each according to his ability, and to each according to his need. Obama has never been an advocate of rule by the consent of the governed, the capitalist economic system, and limited constitutional government. He has repeatedly demonstrated his contempt for constitutional republican government, the separation of powers, and the rule of law.
Who Is Barack Obama?
Obama's early training began with his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, herself a leftist who married a communist Muslim, Barack Obama, Sr., whom she admired greatly (and met in a Russian language class). She moved on to Obama's stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian Muslim, whom she divorced when he espoused an appreciation for capitalism and openly rejected communism. Stanley Ann sent Obama back to Hawaii to live with his grandparents to get him away from Soetoro's influence. His grandparents, leftists to the core, put him in Punahou School, which was a hotbed of anti-colonialism and anti-Americanism.
Obama's grandfather introduced him to Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Communist Party, who for ten years acted as Obama's mentor. They were very close, as close as father and son. Obama called him "Pops" or "Frank." The FBI labeled Davis as a radical communist agitator who was "anti-white." This is the man who mentored Obama through most of his formative years. Barack Obama was a fully committed communist revolutionary before he left high school.
Obama went to Occidental College, where, according to Dreams from My Father:
To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling constraints. We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated.
Obama didn't want to be mistaken for a sellout -- someone who believed in America and her founding ideals. He eschewed bourgeois society and identified with the social revolutionaries.
At Occidental, his classmate John C. Drew recalls that Obama styled himself as an intellectual in the vanguard of the socialist revolution:
He was arguing a straightforward Marxist-Leninist class-struggle point of view, which anticipated that there would be a revolution of the working class, led by revolutionaries, who would overthrow the capitalist system and institute a new socialist government that would redistribute the wealth.
Obama saw himself as a leader of the socialist revolution.
Obama continued his radical associations and Marxist revolutionary studies at Colombia University and Harvard. The New York Daily News reported of his time at Colombia that:
He went to socialist conferences at Cooper Union and African cultural fairs in Brooklyn and started lecturing his relatives until they worried he'd become 'one of those freaks you see on the streets around here'.
Obama was becoming more radicalized as he progressed through the academic institutions that nurture and advocate anti-American ideology. The worst of it was to come later at Harvard.
Obama left New York and went to Chicago to take a low-paying job as a community organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation. He steeped himself in Chicago's dark culture of anti-Americanism and racial hatred. He became a disciple of Saul Alinsky, a socialist radical and community organizer, who wrote Rules for Radicals. Obama became so adept in Alinsky's principles and methods that he taught them to others and to radical organizations, including ACORN.
Obama's religious mentor for twenty years was the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a radical racialist who is famous for his condemnations of American government and white America. Obama's pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ preached that blacks should sing not "God Bless America," but rather "God damn America." Reverend Wright is a proponent of Black Liberation Theology, an extremely offensive, radical, racist doctrine, popular with the Nation of Islam.
... The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, not God Bless America. God damn America -- that's in the Bible -- for killing innocent people. God damn America, for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America, as long as she tries to act like she is God, and she is supreme. The United States government has failed the vast majority of her citizens of African descent.
Obama sat in the pews of Trinity Church and listened to this hate-filled racist rhetoric for twenty years. He should have walked out of the church, never to return. Instead, he embraced Reverend Wright as his spiritual mentor. Wright later married the Obamas and baptized both of their children. The title for Obama's The Audacity of Hope comes from one of Wright's sermons. Obama describes Wright as the one who brought him into the Christian faith. I wonder what Jesus Christ would think of this form of "Christian faith."
Obama had a close relationship with Derrick Bell, a professor of law at Harvard University. Bell developed Critical Race Theory, which condemns white America as being hopelessly racist and posits that American society has racism engrained in all of its institutions, in all of its laws, and in the very fabric of its culture. Breitbart uncovered video of Obama embracing Bell on the Harvard campus during a diversity protest in 1991. The news media suppressed the video of Obama embracing the radical racist professor of law. Americans have no clue of this aspect of Obama's radicalism.
D'Souza reports on Obama's uncanny ability to use the racial sensitivity of white people to his advantage. This is one of the most important points of this movie, but it is too briefly covered. How did Obama get elected to the presidency in the first place? White people who felt guilty over racism voted him into office. He certainly was not elected based on his qualifications. It is ironic that a nation with a white majority -- 73% of its citizens -- voted into their highest elected office a man who resents and distrusts them, their culture, their traditions, and their government.
What Is He Really Up To?
I have to agree with Dinesh D'Souza that the anti-colonial sentiment, which was prevalent in Africa and Asia during Obama's formative years, was an important influence in his thinking. The principal ideas of anti-colonialism encompass anti-European, anti-white, anti-capitalist, and anti-Christian sentiments, which Obama exhibits in his behavior on an almost daily basis.
But I do have to disagree with the esteemed D'Souza that this is the primary motivating factor that drives Obama's rage.
Obama's political ambitions have been endorsed by the New Party, The Socialist Party USA (Workers of the World Unite), the Communist Party USA, and of course, the de-facto socialist party of America, the Democratic Party. There is no real secret about where Obama comes from or where he wants to take us. Never in the history of our nation have we had such a powerful leader whose entire life has been so thoroughly steeped in socialist revolution and communist ideology, and who has so openly advocated such anti-American ideas.
Barack Obama's life's work has always been to bring about socialist revolution in the United States. He seeks "social justice" to redress the grievances of the oppressed peoples of color -- not because "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
Obama's primary motivational drivers are socialist ideology and racialism.
The answer to the question "Who is Barack Obama and what is he up to?" is really quite clear:
Barack Hussein Obama is a radical socialist revolutionary, and his mission is to transform the United States of America into a socialist state.
He must be stopped.
JT Hatter is the author of Lost in Zombieland: The Rise of President Zero, a political satire on the Obama administration. JT can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.