Skip to comments.Interesting Story on Obama's Grandfather
Posted on 06/14/2009 9:14:36 AM PDT by mrmeangenes
This post , on the Orly Taitz website,claims Stanley Dunham,Obama's maternal grandfather was a Communist.
A quick bit of research indicates he was an Army supply sergeant during WWII, and that after the war,he was a shoe salesman.
I have found nothing, so far, to suggest he was a Communist.
Perhaps one of our readers has details.
The guy #7 is talking about is Obama Sr. He never sold shoes. You are talking about Obama’s maternal grandfather. He sold shoes.
I remember reading somewhere that the gpa was the one to intro the dear leader to Frank Marshall Davis so that gives some credibility and weight to the claim that gpa was a fricken commie.
It is well known that FMD and Stanley Dunham (gramps) were best friends and drinking buddies to the end.
His grandfather was very good friends with Davis in Hawaii. Birds of a feather...
Al Bundy wasn’t a left wing extremist.
Frank Marshall Davis, alleged Communist, was early influence on Barack Obama
He knew Stan real well, said Dawna Weatherly-Williams, a close friend of Mr Davis Theyd play Scrabble and drink and crack jokes and crack jokes and argue. Frank always won and he was always very braggadocio about it too. It was all jocular. They didnt get polluted drunk. And Frank never really did drugs, though he and Stan would smoke pot together.
While his mother was in Indonesia during part of his teenage years, Mr Obama lived with his white grandparents. Mrs Weatherly-Williams said that the poet was first introduced to the future Democratic presidential candidate in 1970 at the age of 10.
Stan had been promising to bring Barry by because we all had that in common - Franks kids were half-white, Stans grandson was half-black and my son was half-black. We all had that in common and we all really enjoyed it. We got a real kick out of reality.
We will never know all that Al was really up to.
The founder of “No Ma’am” couldn’t be a left wing extremist!
He did have that basement of his...
LoL, this is very, very true.
Grandpa was a “furniture salesman”. In Kansas, the “furniture store” he was employed at appears to have been a secret meeting ground for underground American Communists. The FBI began to surveil these types of establishments.
When Grandpa and others got wind of the FBI watching, he hurriedly relocated to an island near Seattle, where he attended a hidden Communist church known as the “Little red chuch on the hill”.
While in Washington state, he continued his “furniture salesman” job, and Communist headquarters was around the block.
Stanley Ann Dunham’s teachers in Washington state were also Communists. I’ll get their names to you later.
When the FBI got close again, Grandpa moved the family to Hawaii, where he again took on a Communist “furniture salesman” position, and met Frank Marshall Davis.
The facts in Washington state I’ll have to clarify for you. They lived in 2 different places there, in short amount of time between.
Great research! I knew there were rumors out there but I couldn’t find any hard evidents.
I got some of that about the “little red church”. The Unitarians did get some FBI attention during the Vietnam war years - for excellent reasons.
I’d sure like to see some verification of the secret meeting place furniture store, etc.
” And Frank never really did drugs, though he and Stan would smoke pot together.
Could it have been his grandfather who first introduced Obama to drugs ??
My grandfather used to take us fishing , sometimes we’d get an ice cream cone afterwards...
Stanley Dunham moves family to Mercer Island, joins Unitarian church, known as ‘the little red church on the hill’ and enrolls Ann in school know for ‘its hotbed of Marxist teachers’:
The Dunhams from El Dorado to a bigger opportunity in 1955 — to a large store in downtown Seattle called Standard-Grunbaum Furniture at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Pine Street. “First in Furniture, Second at Pine,” read the Yellow Pages ad in the Seattle telephone directory.
Seattle in the 1950s had no Space Needle, no Microsoft, no Starbucks. Mercer Island, now a pricey home to corporate luminaries such as Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, was then “a rural, idyllic place,” said Elaine Johnson, who remembered summers with “sleepovers along the water in sleeping bags. It was so safe.” The island was quiet, politically conservative and all white. As a suburb, Mercer Island was still in its infancy. The 1950 census counted about 5,000 people, almost all white. Sanctioned deer hunts had stopped just a few years before the Dunhams arrived.
But consistent with the 1950s, there were undercurrents of turmoil. In 1955, the chairman of the Mercer Island school board, John Stenhouse, testified before the House Un-American Activities Subcommittee that he had been a member of the Communist Party.
Madelyn and Stanley shed their Methodist and Baptist upbringing and began attending Sunday services at the East Shore Unitarian Church in nearby Bellevue.
“In the 1950s, this was sometimes known as ‘the little Red church on the hill,’” said Peter Luton, the church’s senior minister. Skepticism, the kind that Stanley embraced and passed on to his daughter, was welcomed here.
“She was not a standard-issue girl. You don’t start out life as a girl with a name like Stanley without some sense you are not ordinary.”
At Mercer High School, two teachers — Val Foubert and Jim Wichterman — generated regular parental thunderstorms by teaching their students to challenge societal norms and question all manner of authority. Foubert, who died recently, taught English. His texts were cutting edge: “Atlas Shrugged,” “The Organization Man,” “The Hidden Persuaders,” “1984” and the acerbic writings of H.L. Mencken. Wichterman taught philosophy.
The hallway between the two classes was known as “anarchy alley,” and students pondered the challenging notions of Wichterman’s teachings, including such philosophers as Sartre and Kierkegaard. He also touched the societal third rail of the 1950s: He questioned the existence of God. And he didn’t stop there. “I had them read ‘The Communist Manifesto,’ and the parents went nuts,” said Wichterman, adding that parents also didn’t want any discussions about “anything to do with sex,” religion and theology. The parental protests were known as “mothers’ marches.”
Stanley Dunham had wanted a son, so when his daughter was born, he named her Stanley Ann Dunham, after himself.
Known as Anna, Obama’s mother, was a strong-willed, unconventional member of the Mercer Island High School graduating class of 1960. She spent 8th grade through high school there. Here is her application for a Social Security card, submitted when she was 16. Stanley Ann Dunham was issued Social Security number 535-40-8522.
Curious and precocious, Anna was greatly influenced by left-wing and communist teachers in the Mercer Island High School, who had the students read the philosophers Sartre and Kierkegaard, “The Communist Manifesto” and question the existence of God. Anna touted herself as an atheist.
Mercer Island High was a hotbed of pro-Marxist radical teachers. John Stenhouse, board member, testified before the House Un-American Activities Subcommittee that he had been a member of the Communist Party USA and the school has a number of Marxists on its staff. Two teachers at this school, Val Foubert and Jim Wichterman, both Frankfurt School style Marxists, taught a critical theory curriculum to students which included; rejection of societal norms, attacks on Christianity, the traditional family, and assigned readings by Karl Marx. The hallway between Fouberts and Wichterman classrooms was called “anarchy ally.”
Susan Blake, a classmate and former city councilwoman from Mercer Island who long ago changed the infant Barack’s messy diaper, said of her friend: “Hers was a mind in full tilt.”
Anna gravitated toward an intellectual clique. According to former classmate Chip Wall, she caught foreign films at Seattle’s only art-house theater, the Ridgemont, and trekked to University District coffee shops like the Encore to talk about jazz, the value of learning from other cultures and the “very dull Eisenhower-ness of our parents.”
“We were critiquing America in those days in the same way we are today: The press is dumbed-down, education is dumbed down, people don’t know anything about geography or the rest of the world,” said Wall, who later taught at Mercer Island High and is now retired in Seattle.
A high school classmate described Anna as “a fellow traveler. . . . We were liberals before we knew what liberals were.”
The descriptive, “fellow traveler,” was first applied to non-communists who were inclined toward the views of the Communist Party by Leon Trotsky.
Barack Obama was born of Marxists; mentored by a communist writer and activist; spent his college days hanging around radical activists; worked as a radical community organizer, learning the radical tactics of the communist, Alinsky; attended a radical church; was introduced to Chicago politics by a communist in the home of another communist; and today lends his political skill to the international goals of radical activists, and had radicals working on his campaign and in his administration.
The fact is, Obama has been around Marxists, of one kind or another, since the age of 12.
Stanley Dunham chose as Barack’s mentor a documented Communist:
Stanley Dunham, Obama’s grandfather, was friends with Davis, a bohemian libertine who drank heavily and loved jazz — both had roots reaching back to Kansas and had families of mixed races — and the black writer took an interest in Obama.
“Our grandfather ... thought (Frank) was a point of connection, a bridge if you will, to the larger African-American experience for my brother,” Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama’s half-sister, said during a recent interview.
Dunham and his grandson would spend evenings at Davis’s dilapidated home in Waikiki, Honolulu’s main tourist district. Davis, who had raised a family with a white wife, would read his poetry and share whiskey with Dunham, Obama recalled.
Dawna Weatherly-Williams, a friend of Davis’ who also lives in Honolulu, said Dunham wanted Obama to know that there were other children like him who were part black and part white, she said.
“Stan was real proud of that,” she said, adding that it was rare to see black men with white women at the time.
“He knew Stan real well. Theyd play Scrabble and drink and crack jokes and argue. Frank always won and he was always very braggadocio about it too. It was all jocular. They didnt get polluted drunk. And Frank never really did drugs, though he and Stan would smoke pot together.”
“Stan had been promising to bring Barry by because we all had that in common. Franks kids were half-white, Stans grandson was half-black and my son was half-black. We all had that in common and we all really enjoyed it. We got a real kick out of reality.”
Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama’s half-sister, told the Associated Press recently that her grandfather had seen Davis was “a point of connection, a bridge if you will, to the larger African-American experience for my brother”
And so, it all makes so much sense.
I read somewhere that Grandpa moved several times as you stated, and that he chose the particular location in WA state after it was featured in a magazine article as having “the reddest high school in America,” where the principal was a unrepentant commie/lefty, who was tolerated by the locals even in that era.
On that basis, Grandpa moved his family to that school district, so that his daughter could attend “the reddest high school in America.”
Cue the psycho music.
Great info at 35.
Orrrrrrrrrr she was really born a Stanley and had the whatchamacallit cut off and became an Ann and OhBooBoo is really a Madonna Jolie Pitt style adoptee from a Kenyan Peace Corp rugrat Camp !!!
Just a SWAG on my part......:o)
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