Love Him or Hate Him, You Don’t Know Him: Obama’s America—2016
Years ago, I recall discussing politics in an abstract way with the adult daughter of a small business owner who was also something of an ardent leftist. In an effort to be polite, I was doing my best to be noncommittal and vague throughout the entire conversation. The woman was proudly describing how her parents, based in New York City, always supported Norman Thomas, the perennial Socialist Party presidential candidate. The absurd irony of this situation was compounded by the fact that the woman was using a scissors and cutting her coupon bonds which had matured and were ready for redemption throughout this conversation in which she condemned and criticized capitalism.
The vanguard of the proletariat always seems content live a life of luxury and privilege while claiming to be liberating the unwashed masses. Like Obama on the golf course, these power elites are exempt from the policies which they seek to impose upon all others. I suspect that this is why many of the untalented actors and entertainment industry producers so readily support liberal politicians. It allows them to feel good about themselves while they never have to actually experience the results of the policies that they so vocally support. Their wealth insulates them from the pain that their politics inflicts upon the working class.
I attended a recent screening of the surprise box office hit “Obama’s America: 2016.” The documentary is narrated by Dinesh D’Souza and based upon two of his most recent books, including “The Roots of Obama’s Rage.” D’Souza’s thesis is that Obama embraced his father’s anti-colonial legacy and seeks to transform America into a second or third class nation as a form of retribution for America’s past cultural and political imperialism.
Obama is a proponent of failed economic policies that have left much of the Third World mired in poverty. Rather than acknowledging that centralized economic planning is a failure, Obama faults America’s industrial might as the cause of economic malaise that has crippled much of Africa. The answer, therefore, is not to abandon the discredited economic policies, but to disable America so as to level the playing field. Once America is bankrupt, Kenyan economic programs are bound to succeed!
As someone who follows politics and current events closely, I thought that I was better informed about Barack Obama’s radicalism than most people. Nevertheless, the new documentary film exposed me to much more information than I had previously been aware of. Obama is not as bad as I thought. Arguably, he is worse, much worse. If you still subscribe to American exceptionalism or believe in American ideals, you need to see this movie with an undecided voter who is persuadable.
In 2008, I was initially disturbed by Obama’s bizarre hero worship of his absentee Kenyan father which sometimes bordered upon pagan idolatry. During the same 2008 campaign, by virtue of reading British newspaper articles, I was aware of the fact that Obama’s father was less of an outstanding academic and renowned economist and more of a violent alcoholic and bigamist. He was also a Marxist who believed that a tax rate of one hundred percent could be justifiable.
Equally as chilling are the backgrounds of Obama’s leftist mother and his maternal grandparents. Obama is truly a “Red Diaper Baby.” Scarier still is association with Frank Marshall Davis, a card carrying member of the Communist Party, selected by Obama’s grandparents to serve as Obama’s mentor and surrogate father figure.
For all of the unjustified acclaim that Obama has received for attending law school at Harvard University, it is worth noting that he spent a considerable amount of time taking elective classes in Critical Legal Studies while neglecting to master the core curriculum. If his transcripts are ever located, it would be enlightening to see how Obama fared in Contracts, Constitutional Law, Property and Torts in comparison to radical chic indoctrination courses. At Columbia and Harvard Universities, Obama sought out the most extremist members of the faculty as his advisors, including virulent Anti-Semites vociferously opposed to the existence of the State of Israel. Not surprisingly, these same people view America with contempt.
To advance the industrialization of the Third World, Obama is willing to enforce punishing taxes and draconian energy policies upon American consumers and industries to drive up the price of gasoline and oil in the United States. The Keystone Pipeline will not be built during an Obama Administration, despite the obvious benefits that it would present to Americans in terms of lower fuel costs and increased employment opportunities, while Obama funds oil exploration that will benefit foreign countries.
If you consider yourself to be a regular Democrat, you also need to oppose Obama’s reelection in November. The incumbent may have found it expedient to masquerade as a Progressive member of the Democratic Party for electoral purposes, but he is not at all a traditional Democrat such as Jefferson, Kennedy or Truman. He is a radical ideologue. As was demonstrated in the healthcare controversy, he is indifferent to the survival of the Democratic Party as a viable political force, provided that his agenda is enacted into law. Dozens and dozens of newly elected Republicans are now serving in the US Congress solely as the result of a reaction to Obama’s policies.
Exiting the crowded theater, one patron described the film as “sobering.” Indeed. Even if Obama is rejected at the polls in November, America is in for a big hangover as the aftermath of his orgy of drunken spending which was intended to load America with an unmanageable debt. To the extent that D’Souza has exposed Obama for who he truly is, he deserves to be praised. Unfortunately, I doubt that the Nobel Prize Committee will be calling D’Souza anytime soon.
Daniel J. Kelley is a regular contributor to “The Chicago Daily Observer.”
image The March King, John Philip D’Souza