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Obama's America

The Roots of Obama's Radicalism

By Mark Alexander · Aug. 30, 2012
“The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.” –Thomas Jefferson (1790)

Dinesh D'Souza’s much-anticipated film “Obama’s America: 2016” is earning great reviews and already ranks among the top-grossing political documentaries of all time. The film encourages the audience to consider where our country will be in 2016 if Barack Hussein Obama is re-elected.

Frankly, one need look no further than Obama’s America in 2012 to see that most of what was left of our Republican government when he was elected in 2008 has been scheduled for demolition. As I’ve noted in previous columns, Obama’s strategy is to irrevocably shatter free enterprise with a debt bomb shockwave.

Indeed, our national debt continues to rocket above the mind-boggling $16 trillion it reached in 2012. The foundation for tyranny has already been laid. (To grasp the concept of a trillion dollars, imagine a stack of $100 bills 678 miles high, or a briefcase full of Franklins that weighs 22 million pounds. Now multiply either of those images by 16.)

D'Souza’s film is based on his books, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” and “Obama’s America,” in which he asserts that Obama’s worldview was shaped most directly by the anti-colonialist views of his father, and that Obama is now intent on unmaking American so that he can remake it according to his worldview.

In a 2010 Forbes Magazine editorial on Obama, D'Souza concluded: “[Obama] is trapped in his father’s time machine. Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anti-colonial ambitions, is now setting the nation’s agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son. The son makes it happen, but he candidly admits he is only living out his father’s dream. The invisible father provides the inspiration, and the son dutifully gets the job done. America today is governed by a ghost.”

He wrote likewise in a Weekly Standard column, “The central tenets of [Obama’s father’s] anti-colonial ideology are alive and well three decades later in the White House. … We are today living out the script for America and the world that was dreamt up not by Obama but by Obama’s father.”

It is understandable how D'Souza, a noted conservative intellectual and president of The King’s College in New York City, would relate most viscerally to Obama’s anti-colonial sentiments. Dinesh was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He arrived in the U.S. in 1978 as a high school exchange student, and went on to graduate Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1983. He spent a couple of years as a Reagan administration adviser and the next two decades working for conservative think tanks.

However, there’s a major difference between D'Souza’s roots and those of Obama: The former was raised by an intact Christian family while the latter most certainly was not.

Indeed, D'Souza’s film captures the tragedy of Obama’s childhood, which stands in stark contrast to the language of his official White House bio that falsely asserts, “His story is the American story – values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family.” It also serves as good background for a case study of Obama’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Obama’s broken childhood, and the insecurity it seeded deep in his psyche, resulted in a yearning for the security and stability of an unbroken family – as is the case with most Leftists who are the product of chronically dysfunctional homes.

But Obama’s devotion to the perceived stability of statism, and the roots of his rage, are most assuredly the direct result of his mentorship by a long list of avowed socialists and his discipleship under purveyors of hatred.

To that end, “Obama’s America: 2016” severely understates the influence of those who really shaped Obama’s worldview and his economic formula: Divide the country, subtract jobs, add debt, multiply misery, which equals a populist support for “distributive justice.”

While much about Obama is shrouded in secrecy, what is well documented is his lifelong association with Marxist mentors.

The film makes scant reference to his association with Communist Frank Marshall Davis and uber-Leftists Jeremiah Wright, Michael Pfleger, William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Khalid al-Mansour, Rashid Khalidi, Saul Alinsky, Bob Creamer, Valerie Jarrett, David Axelrod and many other useful idiots.

Of those gurus, however, it was Davis who played the most formative role, acting as a “father figure” for Obama from 1971 until his death in 1987. Obama refers to him as just “Frank” in his memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” but according to my colleague Cliff Kincaid – who obtained release of Davis’s 600-page FBI file, a file that clearly documents that Davis was an active member of the Communist Party USA – Davis created a “revolutionary mole” who made it all the way to the White House.

Recall that Maoist terrorists Ayers and Dohrn actually hosted the first fundraiser to launch Obama’s political career – his successful 1996 Illinois State Senate campaign – at their fashionable Hyde Park home, and that his campaign was endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America. (Incidentally, the DSA would later note in a newsletter that State Senator Obama gave the eulogy for socialist Saul Mendelson, a “champion” of Chicago’s “democratic left.”)

These days, Obama’s policies are vetted by his socialist White House advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod, the handlers of the most dangerous threat to Liberty in American history.

Short of some derailing scandal or revolution, Obama has seeded weeds to subvert Rule of Law and the republic, as we know it, will be all but gone by 2016. Time is running out.

Indeed, if the clock does timeout, I recall the words of George Washington from a letter to James Madison in 1785: “We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a nation, which has national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are not, let us no longer act a farce by pretending to it.”

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John in DC said:

I saw the film.
I am still convinced Obama will be reelected, since the 2012 voting bloc will consist of more takers than non-takers.
And, I am still convinced that in 2016, Obama will be the last president of America.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:41 PM

James Walker in Columbia Falls replied:

Agree 100%! If Obama is reelected the Republic of the United States of America will be history in four years.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Brenda Hanchey in Enterprise, Al replied:

What about "Our Creator" he never says that in any speach he makes. Why can't anyone bring a bible in to a wounded soilder when they visit? Would a book by the enemy be o.k....................SURE it would..........why? He "doesn't want to hurt anyones feelings". WHAT A MESS WE ARE IN. Yes he is transfundamentally changing the United States. We are sinking in a ship that has a hole in it and the hole is called OBAMA'S HEAD!!!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Lloyd in Denver, CO replied:

Your remark implies that visitors to military members in hospitals cannot be visited by a person with a Holy Bible in hand. Did you mean that?

Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA replied:

John in DC

I disagree.

It is presumed that more takers exist than non-takers; and yet that presumption fails to account that some "takers" are taking purely because they need the relief. Their "taking" is limited to need and as soon as the need is removed they will no longer be "takers."

They are our unfortunate brotheren who recognize their need is for a hand-up and not a hand-out. They desire a return to the ranks of societies contributors rather than remain chained to a life of government-give-me.

I caution against cavalier dismissals. We need many votes in order to bring Romney-Ryan across the finish line. And a vote for
Romney-Ryan, no matter from whom it comes, is a vote for Liberty!

Joseph O'Donnell
One VA Patriot
Arlington, VA

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Richard Burgess in Edgewater, FL replied:

I agree with you, John. I know two who were on the public dole until they found jobs, and now they aren't - they were even embarrassed to be on it to begin with, but had no choice.
But I am 100% certain that there is a growing "deadwood" class and Obama and his minions are cultivating it as fast as they can. It really angered me to to find out that illegal aliens collected $7.2 Billion this year in tax refunds when most did not pay anything in. All they had to do was get a "Tax ID" (it works as SSN for tax purposes) then fill out a refund request entering 4, 5 and 6 children when they have NONE and EARNED IMCOME CREDIT (which is more welfare) pays out like you hit the Jackpot- and Obama's upper echelons direct the IRS to ignore it - just look the other way. 100 to 200 at a time were using the same supposed US addresses as their legal residence. I am a software engineer - the IRS can run a simple program to give all the refund requests where the same address is used by more than 10. BUT THEY DO NOT DO IT AS DIRECTED by Obama's henchmen. The Fair Tax would eliminate the IRS almost completely (get rid of 98% of it, anyway).

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Robert E8 USN Ret in SE AZ replied:

Right on! Semper Fi!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Fred Demara in Put-in-Bay, OH replied:

If you think "2016" understates his Marxist associations, try the DVD "Dreams from my REAL father" available on-line. The Great Imposter revealed!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Bill in Phoenix, MD replied:

John in DC - I am a taker because my wife died of cancer leaving me 2 young children. Social Security survivor benefits kicked in and they have been very helpful. That having been said, I will not vote for Obama. He is a disaster to this country. We are going to take the Senate and the White House and change the direction of this country. Cheer up!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Ned in Portland, Oregon replied:

Government assistance is created to help people who NEED help. I have never held ill thoughts for anyone who needs help getting it. My cousin has severe epilepsy and developmental disorders. His (very modest) lifestyle is paid for by government assistance and thank God for it.

The problem are the generational takers out there. The problem is people who buy red bull and krispy kremes with food stamps. The problem is a government who continues to expand access to programs on a permanent basis with the goal of recruiting a recipient class majority to transform us into a social democracy.

Obama must go. Thanks!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 5:08 PM

demsarerats in Oregon replied:

Bill, Social Security benefits should never be confused with transfer payments based upon poverty, that is a distortion which obscures the central issue. There is a significant wealth-transfer element built into Social Security, but it retains the element of return based in some part upon contribution. The problem which is destroying this country are the pure transfer payments such as welfare, foodstamps and so on, which require no contribution from the recipient. These have given us a more or less permanent parasite class, aka the Democrat base vote. You are not such a person.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Linda in Illinois replied:

I agree.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Bill in Marietta, GA said:

If you want to see the United States in 2016 if Barack Hussein Obama is re-elected go to the website below, and see Detroit where the Democrats have ruled / ruined for over 50 years.,29307,1882089_1850973,00.html

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Richard May in Manhattan Beach, California said:

2016 is a must see. Also OB's book "Dreams of my Father". His own words are far more damning than anything anyone else says about him. You have to feel sorry for OB but at the same time, understand, that by his own words,
he is incompetent to decide what to have for breakfast let alone be president. He is a horribly flawed human. We must get him off the political stage.....and now!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:43 PM

James Walker in Columbia Falls said:

This film hit it right on the mark. It could have went deeper as he is clearly a Muslim and a Communist and with more examples this could have been clear to all. But based on the press and television media in his camp and not reporting anything about him that is negative, this film was super.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Donald L. Kahler in Sumas Washington said:

Obama's absolutly the worst President in the history of the office...he beat out Clinton by a long shot....unfortunitly it looks like we will be stuck with this America hating man for another not many REAL conservitives want Romney and Ryan....every one I know will either stay home election day or vote for Ron a write in if necessary....SIGH !

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Mark in Texas replied:

I don't understand this type of logic. I certainly understand holding on to principal - but how can you agree BHO is the worst president in US history, and then throw him a vote (by writing-in Paul?) Please don't waste your vote in the most important election in the history of this country...

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Git R Dunn in Alabama replied:

A vote for Ron Paul is just that, a vote for Ron Paul. In no way can a vote for Ron Paul be considered a vote for anyone else. Your vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for the New World Order. Care to explain how that is any better than a vote for Osama Obama? Oh, I guess it might be the more scenic route to Hell ;-)

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:11 PM

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA replied:

A vote for anybody other than Mitt Romney is a vote for Barrack Obama.

We can no longer afford the luxury of voting for third party candidates. As patriots we must unite to one cause and one platform to defeat the forces of destruction arrayed against this country.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Git R Dunn in Alabama replied:

No, sir,we can no longer afford to throw away the most precious right of a Republic by giving it to tyrants. See you in the trenches 1VAPat.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Robert E8 USN Ret in SE AZ replied:

Once again, you are exact in your comment. A vote for anyone other than the R and R Republican ticket is a vote for Obama. Like it or not. Don't do it!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Mark in Texas replied:

Again – I understand, standing firm on principals – and I respect the right to “write-in.” But in this case, I don’t understand acknowledging Obama is the WORST president – and then throwing your vote away. There are only two possibilities in this election. A write-in for Paul is one less for Romney – which is in-effect putting a “plus” in the Obama column.

Even if Romney’s “new world order” is true – that would take a lot more that 4 or 8 years to establish. Obama is doing a magnificent job of “fundamentally transforming America” - and has a 4-year head-start. So I can say with CONFIDENCE – the “transformation” is in-fact MUCH WORSE that any possibility of your “new world order.” And since you brought-up religion – deep-dive into Obama’s “church” of black-theology – it’s racist and full of white-hate….

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Git R Dunn in Alabama replied:

I'm afraid you don't understand "standing firm on priciples". The NWO is giving you a choice of a Marxist or a Socialist and you are gladly choosing the lesser to two evils. When then is enough ENOUGH. When are we all going to do the right thing and cast our EXTREMELY valuable ballot for the non-NWO candidate? Two steps forward and one step back. So, I already know for a fact that Osama Obama will lose this election (given of course that we have free elections) in the biggest landslide in American Presidential history cementing Hussein right below Jimmy Carter. Will you be singing "Happy Days Are Here Again" on November 7th?

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Terry Lee Moser in Eastern Orygun replied:

So, Git R Dunn, what is your recommendation for November? How will you vote or will you vote? The elected officials of our country are voted in by the majority. In short, the country gets what we asks for. If you were on the losing side, consider what steps you might take to be on the winning side.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA replied:


I agree with you, why would an otherwise rational voter decide to throw away his voice by choosing Ron Paul as a "write-in?" Could it be because the RNC dismissed those voices of dissent when the RNC Rules Committee threw out votes for Paul? In the names of unanimity and power the RNC (with John Boehner gavelling) decided as a matter of policy to centralize in DC and discard the grass-roots nature of the republican party.

The effects of this power play will be played out in the future elections of your children and grandchildren.

Joseph O'Donnell
One VA Patriot
Arlington, VA

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

Maybe in your world, but I see this marxist going to defeat.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:41 PM

abigailcuz in colorado said:

Every voter should see "2016: Obama's America" I almost feel sorry for Obama. What a dysfunctional family he had! It should be no surprise that we can't trust him.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM

edward smith in jacksonville said:

as a former and retired military person, it is hard to take orders from some who disrespects you. what we needed is for some one to start impeachment proceedings against the president. also make him show his true birth certificate before the election.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Tarymelon in belleville, Il replied:

No one in DC will even talk about that. They all seem afraid of him. I don't understand it. There is so much disregard for everything American. I've stressed out about this so much, I can hardly watch the news even on Fox. I was reminded yesterday from someone to watch the Convention on C Span and it really was stress free without someone butting in all the time to give their opinion. I actually enjoyed it. The speeches were fantastic. I think Paul Ryan was awesome and so was Condaleeza Rice. We heard from her things we will never hear from anyone in this administration or even the house republicans. No one is telling us the things that really matter. Anyway, I love coming here to read the real truth and opinions. I truly appreciate the Patriot Post. God Bless our country.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 3:08 PM

JF Hall in Columbus Ohio said:

Yes this movie UNDERSTATES Obamas upbringing!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM

agilebulletdodger in Texas said:

I recently saw 2016 with my elderly father (WWII Vet) and it was enlightening to say the least. My assumptions of Obama were clarified and new information gave me a better understanding of what his motivations are and where he (and those who support him) want to take America. This is a very dangerous time, perilous in fact and we cannot allow this to happen as Americans. The systematic and deliberate disassembly and ultimately the destruction of American ideals and liberties will no longer exist very soon if we keep on this path. I firmly believe that everyone should see this movie if for nothing else other than education. The fact that D'Souza takes us on a journey of discovery not accusation makes this me hold him in high regard because he presents facts and details that no one is asking questions about or if they have, have never been given answers to. I plead with every American to please see this movie!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Kay in Centennial, CO said:

Please respond appropriately to the allegations that Paul Ryan's convention speech had 'lies'. It would be nice if you would address each of the points the media has been referring to.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

The only lies are what are coming to you from the ministry of propoganda. If you believe anything reported by ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, or CNN, you are a fool. They don't even try to hide it anymore. They are complicit in treason and are actively supporting the destruction of America by an incompetent Islam loving Marxist Liar.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Git R Dunn in Alabama replied:

And that's the truth right there. It's "IN YOUR FACE" propaganda. I can't wait until that gay weasel with a man crush on Obama, Chris Matthews, figures out that the tingle running down his leg was the precursor to the shiver that will be running up his spine. The definition of USEFUL IDIOT in the dictionary says See Chris Matthews.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Kay in Centennial, CO replied:

Correct...that is why I asked the question. I don't believe what is reported in the media. But it IS being reported. So instead of slinging vitriolic poster slogans around wouldn't it be an intelligent thing to find out the 'truth'?? After all there are alot of people who are going to believe what is being said and it would be logical to be able to refute the info in a discussion with the real info.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 3:29 PM

James Walker in Columbia Falls, Montana said:

It is too bad the American People can't make this a required watch for all 535 elected representatives in Washington and bus school children to see it like we did for Spartacus in the late 50's and early 60's for the education of it.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Jim in Urbandale, Iowa said:

Congress has failed in one of it's great checks on runaway executive branch dealings--IMPEACHMENT! obama should have been impeached a couple of years ago for his gross violations of his oath of office, but, Washington D.C. (the home of freedom killing vipers) has once again let America down by not doing it's Constitutionnal job. obama needs to spend several years in jail because he is a fraud. Also, the mainstream media needs to be severely chastized for not thoroughly "vetting" obama before the 2008 election

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:51 PM

MajorStu in Peru, IN replied:

Realistically, with a Democratic majority in the Senate, who vote party over facts, impeachment would be nothing more than a distraction, much like it was for Clinton. How disappointed our Founders must be. I have as much contempt for them as they do for America.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Robert E8 USN Ret in SE AZ replied:

Jim, I do not disagree with your impeach concept. You certainly understand that there is no way to convict so long as there is a Democrat Senate. Exact same deal as Slick Willie Clinton. Every Democrat in the Senate voted NO. Now if we have a Republican House AND Senate------maybe.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Charlieg in Madisonville, TN said:

Simple: Take a look at the "Unified Security Budget for the United States." Next four years these budget proposals will become reality, reducing the U.S. to a second class nation, under the current President.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Sachs in Farmville, VA said:

There's another new book by Dr. Andrew G. Hodges that goes even further than D'Souza (if I'm allowed a plug):

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Jim in Arkansas said:

The man is evil. He has bypassed congress on too many issues and is acting as a dictator rather than a person who was elected to act in the best interest of this country. He is slowly, but surely, turning away from the Christian principles on which this country was founded. I do believe he is NOT and American citizen and he, himself, has proclaimed in his books that he was NOT born in the USA and has lied when saying he has not ever used another name other than Barack Obama. Who is Barry Sarento?

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:59 PM