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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 D in Miami, FL said:

Concerning Obama's roots and the new D'Souza film, actually, BHO was America's first Affirmative Action hire as President of the United States.
Our media, who always protect liberals in politics, *particularly* are shielding Obama because of the above. It is reverse racism. "Let's cut the guy some slack" is their mission statement. Now, as we approach the edge of the cliff -- 'slack' bailed out 60 miles back and there's nothing left to cut. You know you're in trouble when you have to bring in Slick Willie for deliverance. Our first black president rides in to save our first gay president. Deus succurro nos totus.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Hal Thompson in Glide OR said:

You are emphasizing what I have been saying for the past 5 years. Obama has been raised from childhood to be and do what he is --destroying America as we have known it!


Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Henry in The bankrupt Illinois said:

What realy puzzles me that there are still people out there that cheer for this lying empty suit that has amassed this monstrous debt ( here you can add the clowns in Washington's sandbox aka "The Congress" that has allowed this to happen ). A person of normal intelligence would think that this election would be a slam dunk for the republicans . Unfortunately there are too many drones that are high on The Kool-Aid that was handed out back in 2008 and those are the ones that may be a problem - I pray to God that this will not happen this time around.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:03 PM


This was a well made documentary, concise, well researched, logical and factual all this made it exceptionally esy to follow the moderators commentary to open the eyes of those who had any doubt as to why this Fraud in the WH is so disresepctful of this nation after all it has done for him during his short lifetime. It shows you just how poorly educated and linear this communist trained boy is and his concept that America is a colonizing nation by distorting the history and values ingrained in this nation. I see him as a person who gained office by unethical means, employees misdirection and devious means to undermine the rule of law and is contemptious of the Constitution that gives credence to this Representative Republic as a power never seen in mankinds history. He has no idea what he is trying to do and is non transparent, inept and callous in his leadership attempt.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Schmutzli in Cleveland, Ohio said:

The collapse of the Republic is the fault of so many, not just Barack Hussein Obama. Every single elected official, and a good many of the appointed and hired, take oaths of office.

Obama could be stopped. He should have been impeached with the first unconstitutional executive order, then the first appointment of a czar. then the first contempt of a court order, then the first illegal recess appointment, and on and on. Yet no one in government, especially the republicans, make even the slightest effort to do so.

The reason? Because the government is thoroughly corrupt.

Obama is simply intent on killing a republic that was already terminally ill.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:05 PM

george in fort lauderdale, florida said:

Very well put together Mr. Alexander.... now the UN is working this week to remove our Second Amendment rights.... so the ol' Roman addage of "CUM CATAPULTAE PROSCRIPTAE, ERUNT TUM, SOLI PROSCRIPT CATAPULTAS HABEBUNT is what our president and his secretary of state are looking for.... Maybe you might want to do a piece on the Second Amendment and how it affords us the ability to maintain our republic?? Thank you for considering it... many blessings....

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Dioneikes in Colorado said:

"Thomas Jefferson could have been writing to us today when he wrote in 1816 to Samuel Kercheval, roughly 40 years after the creation of the Declaration of Independence:

"We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes; have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers."

The Declaration of Independence could have been speaking about President Obama when it stated, "In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble Terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated Injury. A Prince, whose Character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant is unfit to be the Ruler of a free People." - Ten Reasons not to Re-elect Obama by Chuck Norris

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Dioneikes in Colorado said:

"Obama elevates himself above the U.S. Constitution -- which contains the rulebook for his presidency -- discarding and bypassing its principles and tenets.

What should be of grave concern to every American citizen is that President Obama has described the Constitution as "an imperfect document ... a document that reflects some deep flaws ... (and) an enormous blind spot." He also said, "The Framers had that same blind spot."

In so doing, the president established a rationale and justification for disregarding, disavowing and disposing the Constitution from oversight and obedience in his administration and decisions, which he swore to uphold when sworn in to office. To add insult to injury, Obama places himself above the Constitution and those "blind Framers," who just couldn't see the big picture as he does today. After all, he's the constitutional scholar, and the Framers were just, well, the creators of the document!

Today the Constitution tragically conforms to and serves the White House's political whims, not vice versa. It's time we stop that constitutional chaos and return to the founding principles, limited government and taxation, and freedoms of our early republic, whether we like them or not.

1) Four more years of President Obama will not only fundamentally transform but also unravel the very fabrics of our republic as our Founding Fathers knew it and as we know it.

On the eve of Obama's election, he promised that he would "fundamentally transform the United States of America." He wasn't kidding. And he's well on his way." Top 10 Reasons Not to Re-elect Obama by Chuck Norris

Pay very close attention to Obamination's ideology folks!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Monty Brown in tucson, az said:

Dsouza presented one theory that fits the facts of Obama's behavior. It resonates. When I went early to see it at an early showing the theater was already half full and full before the film started. At the end there was applause. People coming out were saying, "we are in a peck of trouble." Cloward and Piven had a similar theory (over load the system, bring it down). No doubt O got a a lot of this from his mentors.

We are in a peck of trouble and going down if he wins again. Time to be all in for a change.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

RichardP in Shepherdsville, KY said:

This was worth watching, very well done. It was a full theater on Sunday PM at 2:45. He sure did his homework on Obama's background. The interviews were very informative. I think everyone should watch 2016.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Terry in Carmel said:

As quoted from a Kevin Costner movie “If you listen to a man he will tell you his bad intent”. It fits so well here. I saw the movie the first day of general release and it answered many questions. As I left the movie the only thing I could think of was a history lesson from High School. Hitler told the world what he was going to do in “Mein Kampf” or My Struggle and did it. This is not a stupid man in the oval office but he too tipped his hand in his book “Dreams from My Father”. I fear history repeats it’s self again. The movie just makes it easier to see. – For those that care to pay attention. May God help us and our way of life if BO wins another term.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:28 PM

donald ballew in elk city, oklahoma said:

Real email address:
This is not rocket science! We may already be so we can't pay the intrest on the national debt. If not we are headed there soon. What happens then? Who gets paid? What kind of government is next.
The point: Why can't the media see this and report on it? DAB

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Shaeri in Sterling, VA said:

I also leaned toward Ron Paul. I too am disappointed that Congress has not stood up to Obama. However, I realize that the Democrats will not, under any circumstances, vote against him; so, proceedings of impeachment will never get anywhere.

This election is too important to not vote against Obama. Romney isn't my first choice, however, he's miles ahead of Obama. Obama is working to "fundamentally transform" America and has to be stopped in November. Ron Paul has opened our eyes to constitutionality and I believe the movement he's sparked has helped to thwart Obama's efforts. Voting for Romney is not throwing in the towel, it gives time to get back to liberty -- anything else ensures we'll never get there.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Dioneikes in Colorado replied:

Sheri - I understand your disillusionment with Congress but everyone needs to understand that most of the Democrats - 98% of 'em are nothing more than a "rubber stamp" for Obamination's Communist policies. They've broken faith with their specific voting base, but most of their voting base is too stupid to see it or doesn't want to see it. Ergo they've broken faith with the Spirit of '76 and the Founding Principles - they are little more than traitors now and should be voted out ASAP.

For more illustration on the Progressive's rejection of the Founder's Principles register for 'Constitution 201 at Hillsdale College'. Its an online FREE course at and well worth it!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Bill Colucci in Berwyn, PA said:


Two days ago, I went to the theater to see "2016." I was overwhelmed by the depth and factual account that lay before us.

The day before that, I read the Philadelphia Inquirer's critical review, which closed by saying the documentary was, and I quote, "fallacious."

This is the consistent "not facts; emotions" no matter truth.

Sorry for being so wordy, we are in a very serious situation.

Than you.

Bill Colucci

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Dennis Anderson in Tucson said:

Saw the 2016 movie. The theater was packed and there was applause at the end. Here's hoping!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 3:23 PM