I just came across an absolutely fascinating examination of the values and motives of Barack Hussein Obama–Senior, that is, and how his life and legacy has influenced and taken root in the son, our becoming-less-beloved-daily president. Dinesh D’Souza profiles the mentality of O-Jr through the lens of the philosophy that captivated and controlled his father: being an anti-colonialist against the oppressive European powers that dominated Africa for most of the 20th century.

Frankly, it’s the best article I’ve ever read getting inside the mind of Barack Obama and incorporating all the elements: socialism, private enterprize disdain, religious experiences, quirky policy moves, etc. You will not forget this column. I guarantee it.


It explains his bent towards marxist tendencies.
It explains his willingness to apologize for America to the world.
It explains his willingness to redistribute wealth from those who have to those who have not.
It explains his tendency to look more like FDR than LBJ.
It explains his name calling and labeling tendencies towards the private sector (fat cats, greedy, etc).
It explains his sympathies for the Ground Zero Mosque without labeling him as a closet muslim.

“We have been blinded to his real agenda because, across the political spectrum, we all seek to fit him into some version of American history. In the process, we ignore Obama’s own history. Here is a man who spent his formative years–the first 17 years of his life–off the American mainland, in Hawaii, Indonesia and Pakistan, with multiple subsequent journeys to Africa. A good way to discern what motivates Obama is to ask a simple question: What is his dream? Is it the American dream? Is it Martin Luther King’s dream? Or something else?”

Let me be clear: this has nothing to do with being a Birther at all. This is not some rabid nitwit arguing about fake birth certificates. This is a reasoned article, derived from the President’s own words from his books, that shows the similarities between father and son.

Remember the adage that armies are usually equipped to fight the previous war? This profile gave me the clear impression that Obama is fighting a previous war, like a throwback to classic liberalism of the 1930’s (or in this case, social democracy efforts of the 1960’s).

It makes it even more compelling that we get this man out of office as soon as possible, and strip him of the abilities to carry out any more of his cursed agenda that he envisions for the US until 2012.

D’Souza says it better:

“But instead of readying us for the challenge [of the 21st century], our President 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 [Obama Sr], who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonial 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.”

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