AN IN-DEPTH VIEW OF THE OBAMA HERITAGE Will Burnett
As the 2008 Presidential campaign progressed, bits and pieces of the information about Barack Obama that were being presented by the media did not fit the actual pattern of life of the potential first family. Thus, our curiosity caused us to do in-depth research and analysis on some of the facets of Obama’s life. Our information was gathered from historical books and documents, other later-published sources, and from recent history in daily newspapers, both domestic and international. We feel this information should be known to every voter before the November election.
In 1959/60, the first two airlifts of youth from Kenya were made to the United States. The purpose of the airlifts was to educate African youth so that they could then return to Kenya as leaders. Obama’s father was one of the students, and shortly after his arrival in Hawaii he met Obama’s mother. Obama was born in 1961. By birth Obama was automatically a member of the African Luo tribe. Shortly after the first airlifts, the African American Student Foundation was formed which has since sponsored educations for Luos including those claiming ‘political asylum’.
This was a turbulent period in Kenyan history, with the Luos in open rebellion against European colonial authority, engaging in terrorism and having Communist associations and close ties to Russia and China.
Once in the United States, the Luo youth organized with the intention of affecting Kenyan politics from here. They also involved themselves in United States politics, which began to focus on African-American uprisings. Obama’s father left his mother and him after two years to go to Harvard. It went beyond a desire to get an education, the Luos were working towards large political goals on the mainland.
During the absence of Obama’s father, Kenya had declared its independence; and a Luo, Jaramongi Oginga Odinga, reportedly Obama’s uncle, had been elected Vice President of the new government. Obama’s father went to work for the government when he returned to Kenya. However, Oginga Odinga’s radical Muslim and communist ideas soon made inevitable a collision with Kenya’s President Kenyatta. In 1965, Kenyatta assumed an anticommunist stance; and in 1966, Odinga’s left wing was driven out of the party. Obama’s father was involved, and Obama has simply said that a conflict with Kenyatta destroyed his father’s career, failing to give the reason why...
Interesting: The African-American Students Foundation WAS FORMED AFTER OBAMA SNR’s arrival in Hawaii.
The article claims Obama Sr left Hawaii when obama was 2 years of age. In fact, he left Hawaii before the first birthday. ( That’s if the August 4 date is correct.)
So, who sponsored Obama Sr, who paid for his trip to Hawaii? It wasn’t the Afircan-American Students Foundation, and it wasn’t Tom Mboya:
Elizabeth Mooney Kirk (February 23 1914 - June 29 2004) spent her entire life advancing adult literacy. She worked with Frank Laubach using his “Each One Teach One” reading method. She traveled and taught worldwide including India, Africa and United States. While working in Kenya, she provided the financial support for Barack Obama, Sr. to come to the United States to study.
Kirk co-authored many books with Dr. Frank Laubach and son Dr. Robert Laubach, which are still in use to teach adults to read English. In this role, her work included running a mission boarding school in India and for two years she was head of a project for the British Government in Kenya training teachers and adults to read in some of the tribal languages.
In Kirk’s work in Kenya, she often helped find sponsorships for promising students study in the United States. An article by Michael Dobbs in The Washington Post, states that Kirk, provided most of the financial support in Obama Sr’s early years in the United States, according to the Tom Mboya archives at Stanford University. Kirk is also mentioned in Barack Obama’s 1995 book, Dreams from My Father (pg 427 hardcover) as writing college recommendation letters for Obama Sr.
thanks, no Bumps...let it percolate.