The Fate of a Republic in the Balance
Definitions according to billover70:
Ignorance – absence of information
Stupidity – refusal to receive, acknowledge or apply information
Regarding the current post:
The ignorant may profit.
The stupid should click the delete button and hope that the government they support will always find them useful.
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” Thomas Jefferson (Quotation oft used by bos)
Hereby posited: Barack Obama –
1. Is steeped in racial prejudice and animosity.
2. Disdains this country, its constitution and economic system.
3. Intends to divide the people of this country and expand central government control over every area of life by exploiting envy, bias, ignorance and stupidity wherever he can find it.
Self proclaimed influences in his life:
1. Mother (“I got my values from my mother.” speech in Osawatomie, Ks.)
2. *Gerald Kellman a.k.a. Marty Kaufman (Obama autographed Dreams From My Father, “to my friend and mentor”)
3. ** Frank M. Davis (“I was intrigued by old Frank” Dreams from My Father)
4. Jeremiah Wright (Pastor for some 20 years, also see NY Times 4/30/07 Wright/Obama, note final paragraphs)
5. Barack H. Obama, Sr. (Father and author of the paper, “Problems Facing Our
Socialism”. Designated in title of the book, Dreams from My Father)
*Kellman was a personal disciple of and trained by Saul Alinsky who claimed no political allegiance. However, his philosophical teaching regarding the means to achieve ends paralleled and often coincided with those of Marx/Lenin/Stalin and Hitler. Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals expounds that an organizer must begin the task of organizing by searching out controversies and fanning hostilities and resentments. Further, he must create a “mass army” of groups that harbor hatreds and resentments and direct the army by combining hope and resentment. Opponents must be baited and goaded into reacting so they can be guided in their response.
**Davis was a poet, community organizer and member of the national executive board of a group cited as a communist subversive organization by President Harry S. Truman.
Obama’s first book, Dreams From My Father, was a memoir featuring extensive quotations from both real and “composite” individuals. The author made no distinction between the two except that family members and known public figures were authentic.(See Chicago Sun Times, Lynn Sweet, “Did Obama Take Too Much Credit?”)
Quotations from “composite” characters must necessarily suggest their insertions were designed to support the author’s intended objectives.
The following items are a limited listing of points that may be easily confirmed by any serious inquiry. Most are taken from Dreams from My Father 1st pbk.ed. and The Audacity of Hope. 1st pbk.ed.
1. “She was a lonely witness for secular humanism, a soldier for the New Deal, Peace Corps position paper liberalism.”(Dreams pg. 50)
2. “She had always encouraged my rapid acculturation….it had made me…extremely well mannered when compared to other American children. She had taught me to disdain the ignorance and arrogance that too often characterized Americans abroad.” (Dreams pg 47)
3. Regarding American business men in Indonesia, “she almost shouted, they are not my people.” (Dreams pg 47)
4. “my mother viewed religion through the eyes of the anthropologist that she would become; it was a phenomenon to be treated with suitable respect, but with a suitable detachment…” (Audacity pg 204)
1. “Anger is a requirement for the job (community organizing)” (Dreams pg. 141)2. Acknowledging his training by Kellman, Obama wrote, “Once I found an issue most people cared about, I could take them into action, I could start to build power.” (bos must note that the issue itself was incidental in this sentence, building power was primary)(Dreams pg 155)
3. “Start going after the real enemy…the investment bankers, the politicians…” (Dreams pg. 150)
Frank M. Davis:
1. On Obama’s entering college,”…they will train you so good, you will start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that shit.” (Dreams pg, 97)
2. “…black people have a reason to hate. That’s just how it is.” (Dreams pg.91)
1. “white folk’s greed runs a world in need” (Dreams pg 293)
2. “life’s not safe for a black man in this country, never was, probably never will be.” (Dreams pg. 284)
3. “not God bless America ! , God damn America ! ” (everybody knows about this)
Barack H. Obama, Sr.
1. Obama found a news clipping that quoted his father, “One thing other nations can learn from Hawaii…the willingness for races to work together for common development, something he found whites elsewhere are unwilling to do” (Dreams pg. 26)
2. “…my father had been raised a Muslim ..(but)…he was a confirmed atheist…(Audacity, pg. 204)
Barack Obama: (Italicized word emphases are Obama’s, bold type words are bos’)
1. Obama chose to note that Frank was a contemporary of Richard Wright (author, communist party member) and suggested no negative implication.(Dreams pg. 76)
2. Obama wrote of studying works of Richard Wright and an ACLU founder, Roger Nash Baldwin (who embraced communism, but rejected Soviet violence). (Dreams pg. 85)
3. Obama rationalized Malcolm X’s racist views as, “the talk of blue-eyed devils and apocalypse was incidental…”, and that Malcolm had discovered toward the end of his life, “that some whites might live beside him in Islam…”(Dreams pg 86)
4. Noting Malcolm X’s hatred of his own white blood, Obama stated, “I knew as well that traveling down the road to self respect my own white blood would never recede into mere abstraction.” (Dreams pg. 86)
5. “I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk rock performance poets.” (Dreams pg. 100)
6. “It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.” (Dreams pg. 101)
7. On transferring to Columbia U. , “I figured that if there weren’t any more black students than there were at Oxy, I’d at least be in the heart of a true city, with black neighborhoods in close proximity.”(Dreams pg. 115)
8. Obama decided while in college, “Reagan and his minions were carrying on their dirty deeds”. (Dreams pg 133)
9. Obama considered his brief time in the private sector to be “like a spy behind enemy lines”. (Dreams pg 135)
10. En route to Kenya for the first time in his life, he expressed his status, “a Westerner not entirely at home in the West, an African on his way to a land full of strangers.” (Dreams pg 301)
11. Obama compared a young black in Africa to young blacks in Chicago, all of whom he considered to have been “wronged”. (Dreams pg 384)
12. “Composite character?”, Asante Moran, a school counselor, said regarding black children, “…a real education….would start by giving a child an understanding of himself, his world, his culture, his community….From day one, what’s he learning about? someone else’s history, someone else’s culture….this culture he’s supposed to learn is the same culture that’s systemically rejected him , denied his humanity”. (Dreams pg 258)…….Obama determined Moran to be “a man willing to listen”. (Dreams pg 261)
13. Regarding the Constitution, “like Justice Breyer….we have to take context, history, and the practical outcomes of a decision into account…We are on our own and have only our own reason and our own judgment to rely on.”(Audacity pg 89)
14. “Ultimately…I have to side with Justice Breyer’s view of the Constitution, that it is not a static but rather a living document and must be read in the context of an ever changing world.” (Audacity pg 90)
15. “and just as I recognize the comfort offered by the strict constructionist, so I see a certain appeal to this shattering of myth ..to believe that the constitutional text doesn’t constrain us much at all, so that we are free to assert our own values unencumbered by fidelity to the stodgy traditions of a distant past “(Audacity pg 91-92) and “Maybe I am too steeped in the myth of the founding to reject it entirely” (Audacity pg 92) (bos: When taking the oath of office, Obama failed to inform the country as to which parts of the Constitution he does reject.)
16. “I’m confident that we have the talent and the resources to create a better future…in which the economy grows and prosperity is shared“. (Audacity pg 149)
17. Obama notes that what prevents us from creating a better future is “the asbsence of a new consensus around the appropriate roll of the government in the market place“. (Audacity pg 149)
18. “America can’t compete….simply by cutting cost and shrinking government..we can be guided by Lincoln’s simple maxim that we will do collectively, through our government, only those things that we cannot do as well or at all individually and privately.” (Audacity pg 158-159) (billover70: Precisely, who decides what things we are unable to do and what the government will do about them?)
19. “Working with teacher’s unions, states and school districts can develop better measures of performance, one that combines test data with a system of peer review (most teachers can tell you with amazing consistency which teachers are really good, and which are really bad).” (Audacity pg 163)
20. Regarding private property and capitalism, Obama notes, “Ownership Society seems to be, ‘You are on your own’…that frees us of any obligations that we have for one another…there is only one problem…it won’t work.” (Audacity pg 179) (billover70: something seems to have worked for him, having made $10k per yr. in the mid ’80s and is now worth more than $10 million…it wasn’t the result of the government spreading the wealth)
21. “a serious health care reform plan…could start by having a non partisan group….determine what a basic, high quality health care plan should look like and how much it should cost…we would allow anyone to purchase this model health care plan…we would require that insurers and providers who participate in Medicare, Medicaid, or the new health plans have electronic claims…records, and up to date patient error reporting systems.” (Audacity pg 184-185) (billover70: who is the we?)
22. “we can only compete if our government makes the investments (tax money) that give us a fighting chance – and if we know our families have some net beneath which they cannot fall.” (Audacity pg 187)
23. “….I possess a certain….sensibility that I inherited from my mother and her parents, that at a certain point one has enough“(Audacity pg 193)(billover70: Again, who decides how much is enough???…Is $10 million OK???)
24. “…the problem of poverty and racism, the uninsured and the unemployed, are not simply technical problems..these problems will require changes in government…I believe in keeping guns out of inner cities…I think we should put more of our tax dollars into educating poor girls and boys, and give them the information about contraception….(Audacity pg. 215)(billover70: Now we know who first thought this was a concern of the federal government.)
25. Obama advocates, “labor laws and tax laws that restore some balance to the distribution of the nation’s wealth, and health care,child care and retirement systems” (Audacity pg 246)
Perhaps you now have more information about Barack Obama regarding his plilosophy and his intentions for this republic. What will you do with that information?
In conclusion, when Presidential candidate Barack Obama campaigned to “fundamentally change” our country, his intentions were already in print. If a reader’s emotions compel a mitigation of the preceding information, there is one more quotation offered by billover70.
“All propaganda must be popular and its intellectual level must be adjusted to the most limited intelligence it is addressed to …its effect for the most part must be aimed at the emotions and to a very limited degree to the so called intellect.” (Mein Kampf, Adolph Hitler) …compare Thomas Jefferson above.