Post by George W McCain Post by Proteus
This is very worrisome and disturbing. It is something that Obama and his
campaign operatives cannot explain away.
Gimme a break. You guys are such assholes
•• why should anyone giver you a break when
you are rude and ignorant too?
oung Obama's Red Mentor
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:20 PM PT
The mainstream media have finally gotten around to
revealing Barak Obama's early mentor. But they've
downplayed the mystery man's communist background.
As noted in the July 29 curtain-raiser to this series, the
seeds of Obama's far-left ideology were planted in his
formative years as a teenager growing up in Hawaii ‹
and they were far more radical than any biography or
media profile has portrayed.
A careful reading of Obama's first memoir, "Dreams
From My Father," reveals that his childhood mentor
up to the age of 18 ‹ a man he refers to only 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."
In a belated story on the relationship, the Associated
Press describes Davis as "left-leaning."
In fact, Davis was a member of the
Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA,
according to the 1953 report of the Commission on
Subversive Activities of the Territory of Hawaii,
which labelled him "a bitter opponent of capitalism".
The report was introduced as evidence in the U.S.
Senate Internal Security Subcommittee hearings
probing the "Scope of Soviet Activity in the
"Davis scholars dismiss the idea that he was
anti-American," the AP reports. But one of them,
ex-University of Hawaii professor Kathryn Takara,
acknowledges in a Ph.D. paper on Davis (not
quoted by AP) that he'd been fingered as "a
Davis wrote militant poems as a black writer in
Chicago, including one in which he hails the Soviet
revolution: "Smash on, victory-eating Red Army."
He also attacked traditional Christianity, titling one
inflammatory screed, "Christ is a Dixie N*****."
As Obama was preparing to head off to college, he
sat at Davis' feet in his Waikiki bungalow for bitter
nightly bull sessions. Davis plied his impressionable
guest with liberal shots 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**."
In the eyes of white America, Davis warned Obama:
"You may be a well-trained, well-paid n*****, but
you're a n***** just the same." He also nurtured
anti-white hatred in his young mulatto subject,
telling him, "Black people have a reason to hate."
AP conveniently glossed over these quotes.
How much influence did Comrade Davis have on
Obama? The Democrat White House hopeful refuses
to talk about the relationship now. In the book, he
only shares that he was "intrigued by old Frank, with
his books and whiskey breath and the hint of
However, Obama followed in Davis' footsteps after
college, working as a "community organizer" for
the same socialist network in Chicago. He even
considered a career in journalism like Davis.
Obama attended socialist conferences, and took a
shine to other black Marxist revolutionists. Not
long after Davis died in 1987, Obama came under
the spell of another black nationalist-socialist, the
Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who, like Davis, wore a
dashiki and became a father figure.
If the relationship with Davis was as blase as the
Associated Press makes it sound, why is Obama
mum about it? And why did he try to hide Davis'
identity in his first memoir, published in 1995?
"With the exception of my family and a handful
of public figures," he wrote in the preface, "the
names of most characters have been changed for
the sake of privacy." But there was no need to
protect Davis' privacy. He had long been dead.
More likely, the cryptic references to his
communist mentor were ‹ and still are ‹
designed to protect Obama's background from
the scrutiny it deserves