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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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Clarabelle in Baltimore MD said:

I love your bumper stickers - if only I had the courage to display them. I don't want my car to get keyed. (I teach at a University). Isn't that pathetic?
I would also like to use neutral, rather than PC, language in the classroom, but then I get in trouble for my 'outdated scholarship' -or, worse yet, 'hate speech'.
There's a link on the University home page for reporting hate or bias speech so you don't have to waste any time looking for the diversity office web site...

Monday, September 3, 2012 at 12:34 PM

DGarr in Utah said:

Mr. Romney is running for President of the United States.
This is a position of Trust.
Ronald Reagan said, "Trust but Verify."
Mr. Romney has said, "Trust me," re his tax returns.
It is not unreasonable for voters to want to "Verify.

What is the single issue on which Mr. Romney has never flip-flopped? He stands doggedly firm on never, under any circumstances, releasing his tax returns.


It is not just liberals who want to see Romney's tax returns.
It is 63% of American voters who do.

The longer Mr. Romney delays, the more suspicious it appears.

Obama released 8 years of tax returns
GW Bush 10 years
Clinton 12 years
GHW Bush 14 years
George Romney 12 years.

What is there to hide?

Monday, September 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM

demsarerats in Oregon replied:

Dgarr, sure thing, you Drat parasites wouldn’t know what a tax return looks like.

Monday, September 3, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Sally Wagner in Temple TX said:

I believe his U.S./Chicago/Marxist mentors indoctrinated him far more thoroughly than his disturbed, non-Christian, hippy-based/Kenyan non-father did. 2016 gave the non-father more credit than he was due in my opinion.

Monday, September 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Rod Coale in Lake Havasu, AZ said:

I was reading Economics 101: Crisis of Confidence
By Mark Alexander · September 26, 2008 and when I clicked on to the "Obama's Socialist Agenda." link, I got this message = Oops! The page you are looking for could not be found. Try searching for it in the address bar above.
Then, when I went to your arhives I printed "Obama's Socialist Agenda." in your 'search engine' and got this message = Your search @ patriot post - did not match any documents.
I had been getting paranoid before because when I "googled" [BING] conservative issues I regularly ran into this type of obstacle and now, this seemed to be to final straw. Do you know what's going on here

Monday, September 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Rod Coale in Lake Havasu, AZ replied:

My previous comment was meant to be an Email sorry for the non sequitur

Monday, September 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM

PanamaRod in Lake Havasu, AZ said:

Dgarr.[sounds like a pirate choking on his ARRR]
It's the Obama Admin that has all of the Tax cheats starting with Treasury Secretary, Tim Geitner. Just because your side [the Dems] cheats, doesn't mean the Repubs do also. Remember, when you point the accusatory finger, like senile old Harry Reid did, there were three other fingers pointing back at him. It's called the Nanse Syndrome

Monday, September 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Jorge Poveda in Senoia Ga. said:

The documentary would reach a large and important type of voter that are confuse and undecided at this point if you add "Subtitles in Spanish"

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Carla in ohio said:

Everybody is in for a rude awaking,if obama is elected. I think there is a lot of hidden information that the public does not know about. I just pray he is not elected before information is surfaced and we will all regret it. No vote here. Watch the Movie Obama 2016.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 6:44 AM

Sandi Smith in Burns Tenn said:

I saw 2016 last Saturday 9/1/12. I found it shocking, eye-opening but it
really explains in detail what I'd started to surmise. Obama was raised
in a different environment, with so many different people, most have led him so wrong. America will not exist as we know it, if this man remains in the White House. I'm so glad Dinesh D-Souza did this, he is to be commended to telling the truth. I pray everyone sees it before they vote. Thanks Sandi Smith

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Gulliver Silvagi in Washington, Michigan said:


I believe your calculations are off a bit…..
If I allow a one hundred dollar bill to have a thickness of 0.004”, then one trillion of them would 4,000,000 inches thick.
Further dividing, that would be a stack 333,333.3 feet tall or 63.13 miles…..not the 678 miles that you had calculated.

Nevertheless, it is a horrendous debt that King Barry has foisted on the American people.

I am hoping that November 6th will be a turning point in our country.

Best Regards,

Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Debroah Cahrier in Albany Ohio said:

All has been said, now, we must do what we can to revoke/stop/crush Obama's destruction of America's government. We must realize we are in danger!

Friday, September 7, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Linda in Illinois said:

My 22 year old daughter and I saw 2016. Political parties aside, I recommend anyone who values their freedom, even in the slightest, see this documentary. What we are seeing in the Middle East was predicted and if Obama is reelected, there will be dire consequences for every man, woman and child in America.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Matt in Charlotte, NC said:

I saw the Dinesh D’Souza movie mentioned below, and it was downright frightening – and I’m the farthest thing from a conspiracy theorist.

I am, however, and empiricist. I believe what people DO much more than what they say. I believe more can be determined by the impact of their actions than the impressive nature of their words.

If you never saw that movie, so be it – you’re missing out on something that was well documented, rigorously researched, and independently verified.
Also, if you didn’t see it, please take the 5 minutes to read the message below – it encapsulates the gist of the movie/documentary very well.

You have all heard the Edmund Burke quote that “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” And I know that it may offend the sensibilities of some of you to hear the word “evil” used in conjunction with anything Obama-related so understand this – I don’t necessarily think that he is evil…I do, however believe that his world view, his indoctrination during the most impressionable years, the secrecy, distortions, and outright misinformation about his past… all contribute to what we are seeing now – unmitigated spending and redistribution of resources, a demonstrated attempt to lower the influence of America and American ideals worldwide, and a foreign policy that tries to get enemies to “like” us while abandoning longstanding allies – will have a very deleterious (DH/BB) effect on the USA, and recognizing the USA as the beacon for good – imperfect as she may be – will be gone – to be replaced with a weak and wishy-washy government based on equality of outcome vs. equality of opportunity.

Monday, October 8, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Johnnie Parrish in Bedford, TX 76021-1837 said:

July 15, 2013...almost a year after Mark Alexander's message.. IF he and the rest of America (USA) would just digest what we have at 1600 Pennsylvania is a Power Crazed Muslim Brotherhood Dictator in control, along with his other Muslim Brotherhood Cabinet members PLUS his 32 CZARS; ALL of whom, we as TAXPAYERS are having to pay this MASSIVE DEBT. "WE THE PEOPLE" of these United States of America NEED to have OBAMA IMPEACHED, then ship the entire MUSLIM BROTHER DICTATOR and his MUSLIM CRONIES back to Kenya, Africa, where the POWER CRAZED MUSLIM DICTATOR was born!!!

He was NRVER QUALIFIED to run for any type of ELECTED OFFICE in our United States.

Monday, July 15, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Ellen in Nj said:

What a bunch of bullshit this article is!

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:16 PM