You’re not just born a Pro or Anti-American: You learn it. You become convinced through your influences, your experiences, your upbringing and education.
For the past five or six years, people scratch their heads and wonder how Barack Obama – who has succeeded so immensely in America – can be so seemingly negative about the country he finds himself the leader of. Why would someone who has benefited from a country the rest of the world generally believes to be the great hope of liberty, have such a low opinion of it?
It’s inexplicable especially when you consider he’s biracial and grew up without a father, who abandoned him at a young age. America is one of the few places on earth that Barack Obama could have emerged from those humble beginnings to where he is now. So why all the urge to “fundamentally transform” the place?
Don’t you appreciate it? Seems to a lot of us the answer is “no.”
Lawrence Sellin at Western Journalism has an article with some insight for you, regarding how the whole thing may have come about:
Barack Obama, in his own mind, is incapable of formulating scenarios in which the United States, as a capitalist-based western democracy, succeeds.
If narcissism explains Obama’s personal behavior, his relationships with others, and his self-centered decision-making process, then the nexus of Marxism-Leninism, Black Nationalism, and Islam defines him politically–philosophies antithetical to the survival of the Constitution and the American republic.
Frank Marshall Davis was introduced to Barack Obama by his maternal grandfather, Stanley Dunham, who was a close friend of Davis and saw him as a potential role model and father-figure for his grandson. Davis was also a US Communist Party member (number 47544) and became Obama’s mentor in Hawaii during the 1970s, right up until Obama left for college at Occidental, which he attended on a scholarship, one likely reserved for foreign students. That would explain why he roomed and associated with foreign students and, incidentally, may not have registered with Selective Service.
In a PBS “Frontline” documentary called “The Choice 2012,” former Obama roommate Sohale Siddiqi stated, “I didn’t consider him American. He seemed like an international individual.”
Dr. John Drew was a contemporary of Obama at Occidental College and himself a Marxist. Drew was already a well-known campus communist when Obama was introduced to him as “one of us.” Drew claims that Obama “was a Marxist-Leninist in his sophomore year of college from 1980 to 1981.”
Obama’s first public speech was at an Occidental College anti-apartheid event on Feb. 18, 1981 sponsored by the Students for Economic Democracy, a group affiliated with the 1960s far left militant group the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) led by Tom Hayden, former husband of Jane Fonda, unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, his wife Bernadine Dohrn, and Columbia University’s SDS chairman Mark Rudd. The SDS was the precursor to the violent Ayers-led Weather Underground movement.
It should come as no surprise that Obama transferred to Columbia University at the end of his sophomore year at Occidental in 1981 where, as a 2008 New York Times article states, Obama could “test my commitments” to social justice causes such as apartheid and poverty in the third world, and also where he reportedly earned a 2.6 (C+) grade point average.
Columbia University has long been known as a hub for leftist philosophies and political activism. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, protests were aimed at convincing the university trustees to divest all of the university’s investments in companies that were seen as active or tacit supporters of the apartheid regime in South Africa, most notably the 1978 and 1985 occupations of the Business School and Hamilton Hall, respectively.
Perhaps it is not a coincidence that Bill Ayers resurfaced from his underground terrorist activities in New York City in 1980 where he began graduate studies at the Bank Street College of Education, an institution associated with Columbia University and one of whose trustees was Bill Ayers’ father, Thomas G. Ayers.
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“Hope & Change” are the worst words I can think of to base a strategy on. If you have a good thing going, such as the United States of America – that’s the last thing you want.
Tweak it as you go, based on experience – but don’t hope we change into something the rest of us aren’t proud of..