Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I have called Obama a socialist who doesn't have the integrity

or balls to state it openly. Kim found this, which demonstrates my point:
A careful reading of Obama's first memoir, "Dreams From My Father," reveals that his childhood mentor up to age 18 — a man he cryptically refers to as "Frank" — was none other than the late communist Frank Marshall Davis, who fled Chicago after the FBI and Congress opened investigations into his "subversive," "un-American activities."

As Obama was preparing to head off to college, he sat at Davis' feet in his Waikiki bungalow for nightly bull sessions. Davis plied his impressionable guest with liberal doses of whiskey and advice, including: Never trust the white establishment.

"They'll train you so good," he said, "you'll start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that sh**."

After college, where he palled around with Marxist professors and took in socialist conferences "for inspiration," Obama followed in Davis' footsteps, becoming a "community organizer" in Chicago.

His boss there was Gerald Kellman, whose identity Obama also tries to hide in his book. Turns out Kellman's a disciple of the late Saul "The Red" Alinsky, a hard-boiled Chicago socialist who wrote the "Rules for Radicals" and agitated for social revolution in America
As a Nairobi bureaucrat, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., a Harvard-educated economist, grew to challenge the ruling pro-Western government for not being socialist enough. In an eight-page scholarly paper published in 1965, he argued for eliminating private farming and nationalizing businesses "owned by Asians and Europeans."

His ideas for communist-style expropriation didn't stop there. He also proposed massive taxes on the rich to "redistribute our economic gains to the benefit of all."

"Theoretically, there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed," Obama Sr. wrote. "I do not see why the government cannot tax those who have more and syphon some of these revenues into savings which can be utilized in investment for future development."

Taxes and "investment" . . . the fruit truly does not fall far from the vine.

(Voters might also be interested to know that Obama, the supposed straight shooter, does not once mention his father's communist leanings in an entire book dedicated to his memory.)

This is one of those 'you really need to read the whole thing' links, there's too much there to do justice to with excerpts. And we also need to ask some media weenies "Since you say you're so disinterested and evenhanded, why haven't any of you asked him about this stuff?"


Anonymous said...

Just for information you understand...

The "Africanization" policies in Kenya consisted of a bureaucrat showing up at a white or asian run business and telling the owners that "it really belongs to the african people", then giving them 40 minutes to leave before installing his son, daughter, nephew.... as owner, sorry, I meant manager.

Naturally the kid had no experience running that or any other business, and the result was usually predictable:chaos

Perhaps a few of the good folks being accused of racism would like to read about the beatings some of the white Kenyan farmers I know have received in their own homes at the hands of goons:

beatings that needed fragments of skull to be removed from a friend's 70 year old father's brain (his personality has changed as a result) and his mother needed titanium plates implanting to re build the bones in her face:

The couple were fourth generation white Kenyan citizens.

Some other friends have surrendered their british passports and dual nationality in the hope of holding onto the land which they farm. Several years on, and they still can't get Kenyan passports, as for their land, who knows, it is a bit far from the cities for a politician to be interested, and it is hard farming too, so perhaps....

Firehand said...

Damn, I knew about this stuff happening in Zembabwe, but not about Kenya.