Skip to comments.Who Wrote Dreams and Why It Matters (Dreams From My Father)
Posted on 05/23/2009 11:16:16 PM PDT by neverdem
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Thank you for posting this.
Good read. As others have noted, it’s not so much the fact that this book probably was ghost written, but that it was ghost written by Ayers and also that Obama has gone to such great lengths to hide so many inconvenient truths from his past.
But they will go on and on when Sarah Palin's book comes out.
Ping to a spellbinding article.
That is exactly correct.
For that matter, even blacks had to have done something to get accepted to Columbia in the 1980s. His progress from a doper with bad grades at the Punahou School, to Occidental, to Columbia and then to Harvard is very remarkable, particularly when you consider the dearth of honors or achievement.
You have just articulated more succinctly than I did in a vanity posted before the election but your quoted paragraph offers me an excuse to repost part of it here:
The conclusion of anyone with common sense who has seen the films of innocent children singing their Obama songs or who has watched the quasi-military chanting and saluting of the Obama Youth in military garb must conclude that there is something very, very wrong with these people. I remember when I first saw the YouTube Children singing their Obama song I became conscious after a while that my mouth was gaping open, so appalled was I. My reaction to seeing the paramilitary gang marching into the karate hall was a mixture of embarrassment that these kids would make such fools of themselves and anger that adults would so brazenly manipulate children. Then I felt a creeping sense of unease that there was something potentially very sinister going on. Dear merciful God, this is Orwellian!
Beyond a very healthy repugnance to the spectacle of brainwashed children put on display, beyond the inescapable Maoist symbolism of it all, a commonsense person asks, what kind of man would permit this to go on in his name? What kind of parent would not seek to protect his child from such a man? What kind of pathology would lead parents who presumably love their children to consign those children to the demons of mind control? How could Americans fall for such a transparent cult of personality?
Unfortunately, we need not be uncertain about what kind of man would permit this grotesquerie to be advanced in his name. History provides us with plenty of examples: Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Kim Jong-Il come to mind and now we add Barak Obama to the list. Why has he not spoken out and repudiated this? Would not a decent man do so if only for the children?
If Obama will not speak out now as a candidate when a little modesty, even false modesty, would advance his chances, what will he do when he gains office with no resistance anywhere on the horizon; no opposition in either the House or the Senate, no voice in traditional media to be raised against him, no institutional resistance on a national level of any kind organized to discourage him? Because he condones this obscenity one must ask, Is Obama really a narcissist as has been claimed? If so, how far will he go when he has the levers of power in his hands when there is no effective resistance to his ego?
How dangerous is Barak Obama?
Is he too dangerous to be put in a place where he could literally get us all killed? Or Is he the indispensable man in some sense? I do not think so. There is nothing in his career that suggests that he is the man for this season. In a time of war he has no military experience. In a time of looming financial disaster, he has no economic credentials. If he is potentially dangerous and if he is not indispensable, why would so many people want to put him in a position where he could do us harm, even get us all killed?
My commonsense explanation is that there must be a pathology, a mass psychosis, that brings people to the point where not only are they eager to make him the most powerful man in the world but they are invoking his name and calling upon him to be their savior. This they do rather than falling on their knees out of fear of The Real God.
This is the Obama pathology.
To a middle-class conservative who instinctively rejects conspiracy theories and normally wants to think the best of people because that's what he learned in Sunday school, this deification of an empty suit is as bewildering as it is frightening. What in the world are these people thinking? Do they not weigh the risks of consigning their fate to an unqualified man, worse, a person tainted his whole life with stunningly dangerous confederates including felons and Communists and terrorists? What is the upside? What is it about this man whose career is utterly uninterrupted by any accomplishment which would motivate these people to risk their children and my children to whatever he might do to them? How do they know? How can they be sure? Don't they have any doubts?
My problem is that I am seeking after that which I cannot find. I want to find an explanation in logic for a phenomenon of emotion. It is easy for middle-class conservatives to overlook the power of emotion even though history provides plenty of examples even within our own culture in America. Can logic explain why so many drank Jim Jonse's Kool aid? Why Charles Manson commanded such blood loyalty? How many cheered OJ Simpson's acquittal? Why did princes Diana's passing traumatize a nation? These are not questions which are answered with everyday commonsense. One almost has to go to the Bible to see the answer in Old Testament allegory which lets us know that evil is and there will always be worshipers of the golden calf.
Very thoughtful analysis of Obama and his cult following, nathan beford. The only thing I can come up with as to the “Why” is the “I want to be popular, too” mentality among so many.
Too many people have no clue what is going on in our own country. If the media, other politicians, yada, yada, tell them Obama is the “cool” person’s choice, then that’s good enough. No critical thinking needed.
I have family members that voted for him. When I asked why, the answers were, “He gives me hope”, or “It’s time for a change”. Why? They don’t know. Sound bites repeated often enough become reality for people who don’t really want to have to think for themselves. Hope and change is a sound bite, not a sound logical plan for the future.
Hitler didn’t waltz into Berlin sweeping up jews as he went along. It was a slow process that took years. It was two years until jews weren’t allowed to vote. Then another couple before the ghetto and yet a few more before the camps.
So the maniac doesn’t have to act like a serial killer on steroids to be a maniac.
I expect a crisis to come that is beyond all our imagination and will be the reason and excuse to do whatever the maniac wants. I believe he is a muslim. I had suspected it, but the treatment he has given Europe and Israel along with the sycophant routine with the Muslim countries, not to mention the attempt to kiss the ring of the “Keeper of Mecca” which has been the tradition for thousands of years for Muslims (I don’t think it was a bow, I think he was reaching for his hand and leaning down before he heard audible gasps around him and woke the hell up) proves it to me.
Just my opinion though.
I forgot that one. I have heard it years. Still, very funny. LOL
The left has the fifth column enemedia as their hourly propaganda slave, so any opposition is instantly shut down with ridicule and typical leftist condescension such as we read from Chrissy 'hissy-fit' Matthews. The left lie as easily as they breathe, so not surprisingly, any opposition to Obowma/Ayers collaboration will be lied about by Ayers, Obowma, and the entire press corps which serves the lie, any lie they are fed from the left. Axelrod is their current feeder, and he uses a layering of lies to accomplish the dissonance needed in order to promote an affirmative action figure fraud. Until 3/4 of the media is 'shot against walls of outraged populace' (that is a metaphor, for the idiot gov't workers monitoring FR), the plummet into the disease of socialism will not be halted.
Barack Hussein Obama is so thorough a fraud, so well constructed from whole cloth, that only protection by the Roberts subpreme court and selected liberal fools on federal benches can prevent his being exposed and shamed.
It is interesting to note the effect that studying men like HItler has had on Axelrod ... David has tried, perhaps unconsciously, to look like Hitler even down to the little brush of a mustache. Axelrod has studied the mild mannered version of Hitler when being interviewed and applied that persona to his own Axelrodesque sessions of lying for his master. If anyone doubts that, merely consult the Youtube record of Axelrod floating ever enlarging lies to cover the facts on the Obowma/Ayers connections.
In the good, old tradition of revolutionaries, Obama hides in plain print.
On p. 94-95 of his autobiography he describes an effective tactic to deal with White people:
“It was usually an effective tactic, another one of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied; they were relieved - such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn't seem angry all the time.”
In reality he is much like Alger Hiss according to this author:
Coldly courteous, and condescending.
IMO, he showed us who he really is when he instinctively genuflected before the Saudi King.
Obama has NO love of the United States, and he will (hopefully) be caught in the act of disloyalty.
“Ayers seems consumed with lies, lying and what he calls “our constructed reality.” The Obama of Dreams says much the same and in much the same language. “But another part of me knew that what I was telling them was a lie,” he writes, “something I’d constructed from the scraps of information I’d picked up from my mother.”
Will this be his ‘out’ when his BC is finally exposed? We all know that Obama is comfortable with lies....he tells them all the time!
Thanks for the ping.
He already was, in bowing to the Suadi ‘prince in Islam’ he showed disloyalty to America and subserviance to ‘a powerful prince in Islam’!
Thanks for the ping, LucyT.
What I still don’t understand is how he can “read” a speech and sound so convincing, charismatic and speak with such conviction while off script he sounds like a bumbling fool. (Please note that I think he’s tedious, boring and scary. Just an observation as to how others perceive him.)
If he’s such a learned person, why does he speak differently without Totus? I do believe he’s been programmed to hypnotize his followers.
Personally I believe more folks than are readily apparent are paying attention - they are just holding this as a “hole card” of plausible deniability against the day when everything turns to liquid crap...
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