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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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Larry E in Montana said:

My wife and I saw 2016 Sunday afternoon, and although we'd arrived nearly half an hour before show time the theater was nearly full. A very well done film that did NOT attack Glorious Leader, but showed the vast differences in his ideas and those of the majority of thinking Americans who value their freedoms. I haven't seen any progresso-commie reviews of 2016, but can only imagine that they are apoplectic and will say that it is racist and untrue. That seems to be the only defenses they can put forth, although as D'Souza pointed out he and Obama are about the same color, and there were no falsehoods presented.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Thomas Alston in Elk Grove, CA said:

I saw the movie last night. I was dissappointed becaue it was represented as a prediction of what America would look like in 2016 if BO was re elected. Only the last few minutes of the film talked about that issue. I have tracked the central banks and their evil power for my whole life ( I am 64) so there wasn't much I found here that I did not already know.

The anti colonial viewpoint is a slightly different look at the same old truth. The real colonialists are the criminal central bankers and HELL yes they steal everything with the help of corrupt and bribed politicians.

I wonder why the author never made the point that BO is a puppet of the same Colonialists that he is pretending to be against.

This movie will only appeal to people that already know BO is a criminal supported by criminal central banks. BO supporters will actually find things in this movie to support their love for him.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

The title did only describe the sumation to the film, but the film was a great view of how Obamao was raised to be an anti America liar. Yes, true marxist traitors will applaud the goals of this Islam lover to destroy the country and turn it into a Cuba like Communist Dictatorship.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM

David in Cypress, TX said:

What are we supposed to if zero wins reelection? I know what I want to do but I am one of few with the will.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

John Q Citizen in Colorado replied:

You are not alone.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Robert E8 USN Ret in SE AZ replied:

Right, he , and you, are not alone. The Constitution spells it accurately. The citizens must replace the government. I believe it will not come to that if the voting public will just x for the R and R team. No third party!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11:59 PM

John W in Plantsville, CT said:

Read a small book that you can obtain from Grassfire (and maybe other places) called "TEAM OBAMA" .... it will shock you and make you wonder why this is not "out there"

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Roy Butler in Fort Lewis, Washington said:

And, we're supposed to believe that Romney is America's best hope to stop the demolition of our republican government. If the consequences are so great and the destruction is so irreversible, then why has the GOP given us another socialist—an Obama lite—instead of a constitutionalist like Ron Paul, or a conservative like Michelle Bachman or Rick Santorum.

Granted the media blackout is somewhat responsible for Ron Paul’s performance in the primaries. However, when the history books describe the race of 2012 I have no doubt it will be the GOP that is judged more harshly for its leftward swing in 2000, 2008, and again in 2012.

Bill Clinton was the consequence of the GOP’s failed leftward swing in 1988, just as Barack Obama is the consequence of the GOP’s failed leftward swing in 2000 and again in 2008. If the GOP wants my support, they must stop trying to appease the masses by leading from the middle of the isle. The GOP will be victorious again, if and when, they decide to lead from the Right.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

John W in Plantsville, CT replied:

Hey Roy ... guess where you can put your blog ..

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:07 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

Just because you live in a vacuum up there in Washington, where the Liberals have taken over, Romney is the choice, and it is better than letting Obamao enlsave us. Most of the rest of America gets it, but you have a long way to go on the left coast. Ron Paul, is not the answer, and a vote for him is a vote for Obamao, and is a mindless act of an idiot.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Git R Dunn in Alabama said:

Dinesh needs to make a new documentary entitled Romney's America: 2016 to show us what we are really in for ;-)

Two steps forward and one step back - still Progressive in my book.

Buckle Up, Buttercup!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Robert Schulhof in Phoenix AZ said:

I thought 2016 was the best researched documentary I have ever seen. The key is that we are in trouble now not because of Obama's failure at governing but because of his success at achieving his goals!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:12 PM

JIMBO in Fairfield, CT said:

We the People have had guidlines for governance and foreign policy for well over two hundred years. They are the Constitution of the United States and Don't Tread On Me. A more able president declared that "the business of the United States is business" and our laws did not allow for excessive debt. It is nearly impossible to wrap one's mind around the concept of one trillion anything, let alone Fedral reserve Notes.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Annie in Crestview, Florida said:

John in DC, I agree with you that if Obama is re-elected in 2012, he will indeed be the last president of what was once America. I think his true nature will be revealed and we will see how truly evil he is. I am also concerned that there are still so many people mesmerized and brainwashed by him that they truly don't have a clue what's going to happen. By the time it hits them, it will be too late. The Democratic party has evolved into a party of hate, anger and division. This attitude goes much deeper than just Obama; it has trickled down into the Congress (Harry Reid is really off the deep end- he might even be from another planet :) ).
I truly hope that the supporters of Mr. Paul will realize that voting for him will be a vote for Obama.
Wake up America. This election will determine whether or not we remain a free country.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Robert E8 USN Ret in SE AZ replied:

Well, and accurately said, Annie. Recall that Obama slipped with an open 'mike he did not know about, " After my re-election I will have more flexibility. "This to a high ranking Russian via telephone. If Obama is elected, again, it will be the end of this Republic. There will be no repair because there will be no more elections. We must vote the Republican ticker, in self-defense.

Friday, August 31, 2012 at 12:13 AM

G K in Carlsbad said:

*When a man running for office pledges to "redistribute the wealth," how can he be elected except by an entitlement-minded electorate that doesn't know that taking something from one person and giving it to another person is immoral? It takes a bunch of sociopaths to elect a sociopathic narcissist that thinks he is brilliant enough to know what everyone should have and control everyone's life.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Drifanwulf in Brandon said:

Older generations should after these past three years understand the acute danger to American freedom Obama represents. At this time our choice for to replace Obama may not be the preference of some, but Romney does not view our Constitution as an obsticle to be destroyed.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Marsha in Fresno, CA said:

Critics call it an Anti-Obama film, which it is not. It is a film based upon facts and helps you understand where Obama is wanting to take this nation. I recommend everyone no matter what their political affiliation is. Thank you for making this film and telling the truth about Obama.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:39 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in GA said:

A plausible scenario: The President-elect is incapicitated or worse, their is no provision in the Constitution expliciting stating What the succession is that should oocur, does the Vice-President-elect assume office on inauguration day? or does the incumbent declare a stste of emergency- declare martial law and usurp the succession?

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

All of Ron Paul's supporters that are not going to vote or write-in Ron Paul will reap what they sow if Obams is re-elected.. I for one don't want to hear them complaining for the next 4 years because they will be one of the reasons this country will keep going down the tubes.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

JtC in TX replied:

This country is going down the tubes because we've, as a nation, turned our back on God. Read Jeremiah and Micah (just to name two) and you'll be reading the story of what is happening to this nation.

2 Chronicles 7:14 Tells us how to end the economic troubles, drought, etc.

"and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 3:00 PM

M L Caswell PE in Houston,Tx said:

I grew up with a Staff SGT (@19yrs) for a father. Battle ground nurse
@ (20yrs) for a mother. Married 40 years to the same woman. Simply nothing, is what I see in the Obama White House that equates to the AMERICAN VALUES that thrived in our house. It only took him only 4 years to turn the White House to DARK GRAY !! That has nothing to do with race!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM