|2008 Campaign Reading Material|
Now, in Obama's bid for another crack at the jutting jaw of America, there is at least the knowledge of his first round, and it appears more people are paying attention and seeking answers. Perhaps these newly curious voters will find the information I am about to provide not ludicrous this time, but explanatory.
On the campaign trail in 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama was seen carrying a book titled, The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria. Many bloggers seized on the photograph -- myself included -- and posted it all over the internet, some with essay's and others with a simple caption. People were not swayed in the least, mainly because the larger Liberal blogs immediately set out to run interference for Obama, as did the Liberal cable "news" outlets.
Now, however, we have the benefit of the past three-and-a-half years of Obama speeches to provide a bit of context for the significance of his reading this book. (One can just see the Senator then, resting between campaign speeches, reading the book comfortably with his feet propped up on someone else's furniture).
The book, in a nutshell, is about how America rose to prominence and then basically allowed other nations to catch up, even encouraged and helped them to do so, by spreading her philosophy of Democracy and freedom across the globe. On its face, that speaks to a grand nobility, and it would be easy to defend Obama for reading it, but then one must consider his actions and words in the interim.
Obama has more than once declared to the world that there is nothing special about America, that we are but one piece of the global puzzle. With that in mind -- and knowing his knowledge of the book -- it is also easy to see that his socialist agenda may have been fed by the book rather than his alleged patriotism. In other words, one can easily envision Obama trying to figure out how to sink us lower on the global ladder rather than planning, as president, to open the lead over the rest.
All one needs to do is to simply ask oneself how a single thing Obama has done while president has helped to advance the interests of America, advance liberty, or even improve the lives of those for whom he took an oath to lead. Rather, ask yourself if the financial strain Obama has placed on our system benefits our people or the ideology of Cloward and Piven.
First, let's address the charge of Socialist, something many of my peers warned about and were ridiculed for in the last campaign. Virtually every other candidate for president has had his formative years scrutinized as crucial to his character to lead us. Yet Obama's past has been painted by his media acolytes as a form of guilt by association. Is it not pertinent to consider what made a man think the way he thinks? Let's look at one of Obama's most crucial mentors, Frank Marshall Davis.
|Obama's Mentor Davis|
After Barry Obama arrived back in Hawaii to begin his life with his white grandparents, the Dunhams, Stanley Dunham thought it might be a good idea for his grandson to have someone of his own race to mentor him. Enter Frank Marshall Davis, described by Wikipedia as "an American journalist, poet, and political and labor movement activist". Davis was much more.
The "father figure" who helped shape Barry's young mind was also under FBI investigation for 19 years and a card-carrying member of the Communist Party. Davis was also on the FBI's "Security Index A" list, which meant that in the event of a military conflict with the then-USSR, Davis would be immediately arrested and imprisoned. In short, Frank Marshall Davis was a designated enemy of the state. And he taught our president everything he knows.
In Obama's Dreams From My Father there are 22 references to "Frank", with no other identifying notations. Some have surmised that those references are to Davis, and there is little reason to question the logic of those assumptions. Published in 1995, only 13 years before Obama's election, the influence of an avowed Communist on our current president's ideology is hard to ignore, for it must also be questioned as to whom Obama referred as his "father" in Dreams. Is Obama -- and all of those responsible for his unlikely ascension -- actually living that dream now?
In the next part, we'll examine the nature of what that dream might be. Meanwhile, we've got real trouble here, and I fear that if Obama is reelected, our future elections will involve bodyguards and purple finger paint. Sphere: Related Content