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Obama's Marxist Axis Of Friends
Election '08: Barack Obama wishes questions about his associations with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers and other radicals would end. But maybe the reason they won't is that there's a pattern: Marxism. It's not hiding.
When one looks at Obama, it's shocking how radical and anti-American his closest associates are. Taken separately, the black liberation theology of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, or fundraiser William Ayers' unrepentant past as a 1960s terrorist or Obama's openly pro-Che Guevara volunteers in Houston might be dismissed.
But taken together, and given Obama's closeness to his friends, it's fair to ask whether Obama doesn't share their extreme-left views. Yet whenever he's asked, he gets mad and avoids the issue.
Maybe that's not surprising, given that Obama himself began his career as a Chicago community organizer and worked on projects there influenced by Saul Alinsky. The Marxist Machiavellian of the Chicago scene advised budding revolutionaries in his 1971 book "Rules For Radicals" to conceal their radical affiliations to attain greater power. That works well for Marxists.
But Obama's friends seem to be giving him away. If this sounds extreme, take a look at some of the activities of Obama's associates:
Wright is an adherent of black liberation theology, an explicitly Marxist interpretation of the Bible whose aim is to stir up class and race hatred to advance communism. Created by a rifle-toting Peruvian priest in the 1960s, it's now discredited in religious circles.
"Liberation theology isolates a few verses, takes them out of context, and then exaggerates their meaning," said the Rev. Bob Schenk of the National Clergy Council, on "Hannity's America" last weekend.
But Wright clings to it. And recently, he loudly praised the Marxist Sandinista dictatorship of Nicaragua.
Not by coincidence, Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua's president, endorses Obama. "This is not to say that there is already a revolution under way in the U.S. . . . But yes, (Obama and friends) are laying the foundations for a revolutionary change," said Ortega.
If that's not enough, Wright's also made pilgrimage to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in Havana in 1984, alongside the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Cuban-American writer Humberto Fontova noted Jackson and his entourage cheered "Viva Fidel" and "Viva Che Guevara" on the $300,000 trip paid for by the Cuban Council of Churches.
Then there's Obama's friend ex-Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, another Marxist. Not only did Ayers set off terrorist bombs against "the establishment" with no regrets during the 1960s, he told the New York Times "we didn't do enough."
Now it's come to light that he posed for a photo in Chicago magazine in 2001, stomping on a U.S. flag in an article flogging his terrorist memoir, "Fugitive Days." At the time Ayers was touting his anti-Americanism, Obama served with him on the Woods Fund board and Ayers made a $200 donation to Obama's state Senate campaign.
Ayers has since lectured the Marxist dictator of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, on using public education as an instrument for advancing "revolution." Meanwhile his stepson, Chesa Boudin, has gone to Caracas as an "adviser" to the anti-American Chavez.
Oh, by coincidence, Chavez and Castro are two of the dictators Obama said he'd like to give face time as president of the U.S.
It gets worse when one looks at Obama's political organization.
Obama's own Web site has held at least 15 favorable mentions of Che Guevara, according to a count by blogger Henry Gomez.
When an Obama precinct captain in Houston flew a Cuban flag bearing Guevara's likeness, Obama said only it "disappointed" him and "does not reflect (his) views." He never publicly ordered the flag down, nor rejected Guevara's blood-soaked communism.
Another Obama supporter, acting in Obama's name, secretly contacted Colombia's Marxist FARC terror chief Raul Reyes to tell him that Obama would cut off U.S. military aid to Colombia to hinder its war against FARC, as well as deny Colombia free trade, a strategy FARC considers key to overturning Colombia's democracy.
If Obama repudiated that secret messenger, we didn't hear it.
Some pundits dismiss Obama's ties with radicals as an opportunistic association with Chicago political machines to advance his career. But the depth and breadth of the contacts seem deeper.
Obama himself has promised to meet with the hemisphere's Marxist dictators who have systematically dismantled or are in the process of dismantling democracy all across our hemisphere.
This stinks, frankly. Why does someone who says he represents "change" have so many Jurassic Marxists in his camp calling the shots? He needs to repudiate this crew now.
By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Monday, May 05, 2008 4:20 PM PT
Is Barack Obama A Marxist Mole?
By Cliff Kincaid Wednesday, March 19, 2008
In his biography of Barack Obama, David Mendell writes about Obama’s life as a “secret smoker” and how he “went to great lengths to conceal the habit.” But what about Obama’s secret political life? It turns out that Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a communist.
In his books, Obama admits attending “socialist conferences” and coming into contact with Marxist literature. But he ridicules the charge of being a “hard-core academic Marxist,” which was made by his colorful and outspoken 2004 U.S. Senate opponent, Republican Alan Keyes.
However, through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his “poetry” and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just “Frank.”
The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What’s more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several communist-front organizations.
Trevor Loudon, a New Zealand-based libertarian activist, researcher and blogger, noted evidence that “Frank” was Frank Marshall Davis in a posting in March of 2007.
Thank you so much, Habu, for the walls of text. We'd never have found this most important information without you!
well, maybe we NEED to elect a Marxist. Let the people take a look, up close & personal. Then we can rid ourselves of them once and for all -- that is, if they'll still be holding elections.
Yes... follow the Italian model. They have somehow survived, at least to this point.
One would hope that in the United States of America we try a bit harder than simply to survive.
I'm not too sure we'd have gotten too far down the road of history with "Let's just survive !" as our motto.
I know we'd have never enjoyed American Idol as much as we do.
Let's raise our sights to "Let's be mediocre"
Yes the Italians and all Marxist nations have worked great under the defense umbrella of the US.
The category would be foul mouthed teaches (no wonder our kids are in trouble) for $1.37.
RE; Habu...Found this in Psychology Today. Think it might fit.
To get along with a narcissist…
1.Butter him up.
2.Let him be the center of attention.
3.Know that he will not play fair. Always make the rules of the game clear.
4.Do not cross him. He will become aggressive. He has a deep need for respect.
5.Keep a sense of humor. He can be entertaining.
Just read the article. Agreed with some of it, but found two critical elements missing that would disqualify me.
The first one is that although I have always been popular, high school, college, business I've never gone out of my way to be so. People easily recognise superior individuals. If you treat colleagues like everyone else they're never offended. So the described "need" to be liked isn't in my makeup. Validation wasn't a dominant trait and I've never needed that. Performance verses others is self validation and validation doesn't need trophies to confirm superior performance. You may not believe this but I've even intentionally skipped award meetings where performance trophies were handed out and I was due a top trophy.
One shouldn't make a misdiagnosis of confusing self confidence born of a lifetime of highly unusual experiences with narcissim. There is a world of difference.
I know many are dying to qualify me as this or that and that's fine. You would have never pointed out the article unless you felt you had me pegged. You, however missed. I've been tested using the best intelligence and psychology methodologies available. I was please with the results, but they didn't surprise me either.
But don't work so hard at figuring out this Habu thing, I'm just having fun. Too many here are in a frenzy. Chill and enjoy life, it's way too short.