Posts Tagged ‘Dreams of My Father’

Firsthand Account That Obama Was A Hard-Core Marxist In College

February 24, 2010

The lamestream dinosaur media is constantly out there telling us that only whackjobs ever even consider that Barack Obama might be a socialist.  They put up a straw man: “He’s not trying to take your house from you,” as though there is no such thing as even a single degree between hard-core Marxism and free market capitalism.

For the record, there is.  And Obama is waaaaaaayyyyy toward the side of that political spectrum that is taking this country toward socialism.

Obama has taken over banks and car companies, and wants to take over our health care system.  He keeps propping things up when free market capitalism wants to let the system bottom out so it can rebound and reach equilibrium again.  He believes in the redistribution of wealth so he can “spread the wealth around.”  He believes in class warfare.  He believes that private businesses are greedy and evil.

And 77% of investors in American businesses that create jobs rightly believe that Obama is “anti-business.”

Dr. John C. Drew has his own website, and has posted numerous articles and Youtubed interviews which further describe his recollections of a very Marxist Barack Obama.

The article that follows should add some meat to the Obama statement that:

“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 structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.”

I didn’t carefully choose those radical leftists and communists as my friends.  Did YOU?

Obama, a College Marxist?
Deborah Lambert, February 22, 2010

Until now, precious little information has come to light about President Obama’s youthful political views. That may change as disclosures by former political science professor Dr. John C. Drew eventually surface in the mainstream press.

During an evening he spent with Obama in late 1980, Drew, a former Marxist-turned-conservative-Republican, recalled during an interview on Breitbart TV’s “The B-cast” that the young Obama was not only a passionate Marxist, but a Marxist-Leninist, devoted to the revolutionary overthrow of the capitalist system in America.

The meeting occurred in late December, 1980 when Drew, a 1979 Occidental College graduate in his second year of Cornell University grad school, visited his girlfriend, still an Occidental student, who shared a political theory class with Obama.

Drew recalled that Obama, then a college sophomore, showed up in a BMW with his closest friend Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, and “we all went out to dinner, partied and drank, smoked cigarettes—and we did what young Marxists do—we basically argued politics.”

Before the get-together, his then-girlfriend described Obama as “one of us.” What she meant by that was that “he was on our team . . . a blood brother . . .a fellow revolutionary,” said Drew.

As a serious Marxist revolutionary himself in those days, Drew said that as soon as he met young Barack, he realized that this radical college sophomore wasn’t just “dabbling in Marxism . . . he was a Marxist-Leninist dedicated to the overthrow of the capitalist system.”

Drew says on his website (www.anonymouspoliticalscientist.blogspot.com) that his “most vivid memory of Obama was the way he strongly argued a rather simple-minded version of Marxist theory,” while he (Drew) had moved on to a more pessimistic graduate school view that true revolution would never happen in this country.

Drew’s meeting with the young Obama occurred shortly after he experienced his first taste of campus notoriety when publicly speaking out on the anti-apartheid issue and co-founding the anti-apartheid group that is mentioned in Dreams of My Father.

During their meeting, Drew recalls that Obama believed that “America was definitely the enemy, and American elites were the enemy, and whatever America was doing was definitely wrong and bad. He thought that perhaps the Soviet Union was misunderstood, and it was doing a better job for its people than most people realized,” Drew noted in a Newsmax interview.

Although Drew did his senior honors thesis at Occidental on Marxist Economics, his doctoral research at Cornell in 1984 triggered a move to the political right when he realized the fallacy of the Marxist class struggle argument.

However, when Drew crossed the ideological divide from Marxist to conservative Republican, it may have made his academic career a bit more challenging.

As an assistant political science professor at Williams College from 1986 – 1989, Drew was one of three registered Republicans on the faculty. Armed with his newly adopted belief system, Drew says he complained to the powers-that-be about the school’s affirmative action policies that favored less qualified African-American faculty candidates over white candidates, saying that these policies “took away the honor of being a Williams College professor.”

Now a grant-writing consultant in Laguna Niguel, California, Drew says that his meeting with Obama some 30 years ago provided useful evidence of why he was able to win the trust and support of people like Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and Alice Palmer. He believes that Obama “never surrendered that tough, Marxist socialist ideology I saw in him as a sophomore at Occidental College.”

When Drew is asked why he took so long to go public with this story, he is quick to explain that although he tried to get the story out during the presidential campaign in 2008, no one in the media would touch it.

In fact, Drew says he was frustrated when he couldn’t get this information out during campaign season, since candidate Obama “was making it sound like people thought he was a socialist because he didn’t share his toys in kindergarten, but I thought he was a socialist because I’d seen him argue from a hard Marxist point of view.”

Obama’s career path was entirely predictable, according to Drew, who says the first logical career move for a revolutionary right out of college is to become a labor organizer or a community organizer. The second step is to become a college professor.

During his stint as a University of Chicago adjunct professor, Obama “was basically promoting the socialist revolution, saying that our Constitution promotes negative liberties but not the positive liberties of a society that advocates wealth distribution.”

Drew’s encounter with the future president nearly 30 years ago sheds some light on the young Obama’s political ideology, one of the many aspects of his life that has not undergone any serious scrutiny by the mainstream press. Drew regards his “15 minutes of fame” that began with a Newsmax interview in February, 2010 as an “opportunity to share what I know about the ‘red diaper’ ideology of the young Barack Obama.”

Saying that he would still be teaching in Massachusetts were it not for the liberal Democrats that control Williams College, Drew says he was pleased that Scott Brown was recently elected as the state’s newest senator, adding that his election “marks the end of the Obama revolution.”

Dr. Drew’s experience of Obama 30 years ago accurately reflects the course of Barack Obama’s life, both before and after that encounter.

My worldview was already fairly well established by the time I graduated from college.  Which is why the notion that Obama was a radical Marxist-Leninist in college, but he’s perfectly mainstream American in his values now just seems like a total load of crap to me.  And then you pair common-sense reality up with the fact that Obama was continuing to advocate Marxist notions even after he stopped being a student and started being a professor.

The same mainstream media that flew cross-country so they could dig through Sarah Palin’s garbage refused to look into Barack Obama’s record.

The media allowed Obama to be “a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.”  But you can bet your bottom dollar (and like it or not you DID bet your bottom dollar when you voted for this guy) that he had his own views all along.

Did William Ayers Write Obama’s Books For Him? Quite Possibly

October 15, 2008

An article by Jack Cashill from a World Net Daily Exclusive:

Obama didn’t write ‘Dreams from My Father’

The emergence of a previously unseen writing sample proves all but conclusively that Barack Obama did not in any meaningful way write “Dreams from My Father,” the book Time Magazine has called “the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician.”

The emergence of a second writing sample, this one by a legitimate author, provides convincing evidence as to who did.

In 1990, the University of Illinois at Springfield published a collection of essays called “After Alinsky: Community Organizing in Illinois.” Obama contributed a chapter, titled: “Why Organize? Problems and Promise in the Inner City.”

The year 1990, by the way, was when Obama, the newly elected president of the Harvard Law Review, received a six-figure advance from Simon & Schuster to write what would become “Dreams from My Father.”

The publishers must not have read “Why Organize?” Although the essay covers many of the issues raised in “Dreams” and uses some of the memoir’s techniques, it does so without a hint of style, sophistication or promise.

Indeed, the essay is clunky, pedestrian and wonkish – a B- paper in a freshman comp class. The following two excerpts capture Obama’s range, or lack thereof:

Moreover, such approaches can and have become thinly veiled excuses for cutting back on social programs, which are anathema to a conservative agenda. But organizing the black community faces enormous problems as well … and the urban landscape is littered with the skeletons of previous efforts.

These cliché-choked sentences go beyond the merely unpromising to the fully ungrammatical. “Organizing” does not “face.” “Efforts” do not leave “skeletons.” “Agendas” do not have “anathemas.”

In “Why Organize?” Obama makes use of the fully recreated conversation, a technique used to somewhat better effect in “Dreams.” Here, his ungainly conjuring of black speech makes one cringe:

“I just cannot understand why a bright young man like you would go to college, get that degree and become a community organizer.” “Why’s that?”

“‘Cause the pay is low, the hours is long, and don’t nobody appreciate you.”

Obama asks us to believe that five years later, without any additional training, he was capable of writing passages like the following from “Dreams”:

Winter came and the city turned monochrome-black trees against gray sky above white earth. Night now fell in midafternoon, especially when the snowstorms rolled in, boundless prairie storms that set the sky close to the ground, the city lights reflected against the clouds.

To read “Why Organize?” in its entirety is to understand the fraud that is Obama, the literary genius. As the reader will see, one does not need forensic software to sense the limits of Obama’s skills.

Get “The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama’s War on American Values”

Farrakhan suggested he would keep a low profile in the campaign, despite his enthusiasm for Obama.

Allow me to reconstruct how Obama transformed himself in a few short years from an awkward amateur into what the New York Times has called “that rare politician who can write … and write movingly and genuinely about himself.”

There is an element of speculation in this reconstruction, but new evidence continues to narrow the gap between the speculative and the conclusive.

One clue comes from an unexpected source: Rashid Khalidi, the radical Arab-American friend of Obama’s and reputed ally of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.

In the acknowledgment section of his 2004 book, “Resurrecting Empire,” Khalidi pays tribute to his own literary muse, the man who has made “unrepentant” a household word, Bill Ayers.

Writes Khalidi, “Bill was particularly generous in letting me use his family’s dining room table to do some writing for the project.” Khalidi did not need the table. He had one of his own. He needed the help.

Khalidi had spent several years at Chicago University’s Center for International Studies. At a 2003 farewell dinner on the occasion of his departure from Chicago, Obama toasted him, thanking him and his wife for the many dinners they had shared as well as for his “consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases.”

Chicago’s Hyde Park was home to a tight, influential radical community at whose center was the charismatic Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn. In this world, the Ayers’ terrorist rap sheet only heightened their reputation. Obama had to know.

The couple had given up revolution in 1980 for the long, slow march through the institutions. By 1994, if not earlier, Ayers saw a way to quicken that march.

I believe that after failing to finish his book on time, and after forfeiting his advance from Simon & Schuster, Obama brought his sprawling, messy, sophomoric manuscript to the famed dining room table of Bill Ayers and said, “Help.”

Click here to continue reading at wnd.com.

Cashill presents a compelling argument.  I had several graduate level courses in textual criticism, and understand the text critic’s capability to compare word choices, motifs, style, and themes to compare and contrast writers, and even recognize forgeries, plagiarism, and “ghost writers.”

When you consider that Barack Obama is clearly intelligent and charismatic, it really is no surprise that the extremely liberal intellectuals that Obama’s mother (who had a PhD in anthropology and was obviously a radical herself) knew would mentor him.

Names like Frank Marshall Davis (member of the Communist Party USA and under FBI surveillance for 19 years), Saul Alinsky (radical organizer and author of Rules for Radicals), Jeremiah Wright (adherent of Marxist black liberation theology with ‘God damn America’ fame), Michael Pfleger, PLO spokesman Rashid Khalidi (who mourns the existence of the state of Israel) keep cropping up in Obama’s life.  William Ayers, former leader of the leftist domestic terrorist group the Weathermen/Weather Underground, which bombed over a dozen sites (including the Pentagon, the Capital, and New York City Police Headquarters) and killed seven people – along with his wife Bernadine Dohrn (whose Wikipedia article is very revealing about the dangerous mindset of radical intellectuals) -are just more names on the list.

Or not?  If William Ayers truly DID ghostwrite Dreams of My Father based on the mess Obama brought him, Ayers becomes more than merely an influence.  Obama would OWE this unrepentant terrorist bombing radical; Ayers would have not only sway, but even clout, over Barack Obama.  Given that Ayers welcomed Obama to the board of his radical education foundation, given that Obama’s first fundraiser was held in Ayers’ home, and given that Ayers in likely even wrote Obama’s inspiring books for him, well, you should be able to see the problem for yourself.

Personally, I can’t say whether Obama’s books were ghostwritten by William Ayers or not.  I acknowledge that I haven’t read Obama’s books (and frankly don’t have them on my reading list).  But I did read his “Why Organize” paper, and identify with Jack Cashill’s point: it certainly doesn’t strike one as the words of one who can wax eloquent; and neither does Obama himself when he’s speaking off his talking points without his teleprompter.