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Obama, the African Colonial
American Thinker ^ | June 25, 2009 | L.E. Ikenga

Posted on 06/24/2009 10:54:57 PM PDT by neverdem

Had Americans been able to stop obsessing over the color of Barack Obama's skin and instead paid more attention to his cultural identity, maybe he would not be in the White House today. The key to understanding him lies with his identification with his father, and his adoption of a cultural and political mindset rooted in postcolonial Africa.

Like many educated intellectuals in postcolonial Africa, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was enraged at the transformation of his native land by its colonial conqueror. But instead of embracing the traditional values of his own tribal cultural past, he embraced an imported Western ideology, Marxism. I call such frustrated and angry modern Africans who embrace various foreign "isms", instead of looking homeward for repair of societies that are broken, African Colonials. They are Africans who serve foreign ideas.

The tropes of America's racial history as a way of understanding all things black are useless in understanding the man who got his dreams from his father, a Kenyan exemplar of the African Colonial.

Before I continue, I need to say this: I am a first generation born West African-American woman whose parents emigrated to the U.S. in the 1970's from the country now called Nigeria. I travel to Nigeria frequently. I see myself as both a proud American and as a proud Igbo (the tribe that we come from -- also sometimes spelled Ibo). Politically, I have always been conservative (though it took this past election for me to commit to this once and for all!); my conservative values come from my Igbo heritage and my place of birth. Of course, none of this qualifies me to say what I am about to -- but at the same time it does.

My friends, despite what CNN and the rest are telling you, Barack Obama is nothing more than an old school African Colonial who is on his way to turning this country into one of the developing nations that you learn about on the National Geographic Channel. Many conservative (East, West, South, North) African-Americans like myself -- those of us who know our history -- have seen this movie before. Here are two main reasons why many Americans allowed Obama to slip through the cracks despite all of his glaring inconsistencies:

First, Obama has been living on American soil for most of his adult life. Therefore, he has been able to masquerade as one who understands and believes in American democratic ideals. But he does not. Barack Obama is intrinsically undemocratic and as his presidency plays out, this will become more obvious. Second, and most importantly, too many Americans know very little about Africa. The one-size-fits-all understanding that many Americans (both black and white) continue to have of Africa might end up bringing dire consequences for this country.

Contrary to the way it continues to be portrayed in mainstream Western culture, Africa is not a continent that can be solely defined by AIDS, ethnic rivalries, poverty and safaris. Africa, like any other continent, has an immense history defined by much diversity and complexity. Africa's long-standing relationship with Europe speaks especially to some of these complexities -- particularly the relationship that has existed between the two continents over the past two centuries. Europe's complete colonization of Africa during the nineteenth century, also known as the Scramble for Africa, produced many unfortunate consequences, the African colonial being one of them.

The African colonial (AC) is a person who by means of their birth or lineage has a direct connection with Africa. However, unlike Africans like me, their worldviews have been largely shaped not by the indigenous beliefs of a specific African tribe but by the ideals of the European imperialism that overwhelmed and dominated Africa during the colonial period. AC's have no real regard for their specific African traditions or histories.  AC's use aspects of their African culture as one would use pieces of costume jewelry: things of little or no value that can be thoughtlessly discarded when they become a negative distraction, or used on a whim to decorate oneself in order to seem exotic. (Hint: Obama's Muslim heritage).

On the other hand, AC's strive to be the best at the culture that they inherited from Europe. Throughout the West, they are tops in their professions as lawyers, doctors, engineers, Ivy League professors and business moguls; this is all well and good. It's when they decide to engage us as politicians that things become messy and convoluted.

The African colonial politician (ACP) feigns repulsion towards the hegemonic paradigms of Western civilization. But at the same time, he is completely enamored of the trappings of its aristocracy or elite culture. The ACP blames and caricatures whitey to no end for all that has gone wrong in the world. He convinces the masses that various forms of African socialism are the best way for redressing the problems that European colonialism motivated in Africa. However, as opposed to really being a hard-core African Leftist who actually believes in something, the ACP uses socialist themes as a way to disguise his true ambitions: a complete power grab whereby the "will of the people" becomes completely irrelevant.

Barack Obama is all of the above. The only difference is that he is here playing (colonial) African politics as usual.  

In his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father -- an eloquent piece of political propaganda -- Obama styles himself as a misunderstood intellectual who is deeply affected by the sufferings of black people, especially in America and Africa. In the book, Obama clearly sees himself as an African, not as a black American. And to prove this, he goes on a quest to understand his Kenyan roots. He is extremely thoughtful of his deceased father's legacy; this provides the main clue for understanding Barack Obama.

Barack Obama Sr. was an African colonial to the core; in his case, the apple did not fall far from the tree. All of the telltale signs of Obama's African colonialist attitudes are on full display in the book -- from his feigned antipathy towards Europeans to his view of African tribal associations as distracting elements that get in the way of "progress".  (On p. 308 of Dreams From My Father, Obama says that African tribes should be viewed as an "ancient loyalties".)

Like imperialists of Old World Europe, the ACP sees their constituents not as free thinking individuals who best know how to go about achieving and creating their own means for success. Instead, the ACP sees his constituents as a flock of ignorant sheep that need to be led -- oftentimes to their own slaughter.

Like the European imperialist who spawned him, the ACP is a destroyer of all forms of democracy.

Here are a few examples of what the British did in order to create (in 1914) what is now called Nigeria and what Obama is doing to you

  1. Convince the people that "clinging" to any aspect of their cultural (tribal) identity or history is bad and regresses the process of "unity". British Imperialists deeply feared people who were loyal to anything other than the state. "Tribalism" made the imperialists have to work harder to get people to just fall in line. Imperialists pitted tribes against each other in order to create chaos that they then blamed on ethnic rivalry. Today many "educated" Nigerians, having believed that their traditions were irrelevant, remain completely ignorant of their ancestry and the history of their own tribes.
  2. Confiscate the wealth and resources of the area that you govern by any means necessary in order to redistribute wealth. The British used this tactic to present themselves as empathetic and benevolent leaders who wanted everyone to have a "fair shake". Imperialists are not interested in equality for all. They are interested in controlling all.  
  3. Convince the masses that your upper-crust university education naturally puts you on an intellectual plane from which to understand everything even when you understand nothing. Imperialists were able to convince the people that their elite university educations allowed them to understand what Africa needed. Many of today's Nigerians-having followed that lead-hold all sorts of degrees and certificates-but what good are they if you can't find a job?   
  4. Lie to the people and tell them that progress is being made even though things are clearly becoming worse.  One thing that the British forgot to mention to their Nigerian constituents was that one day, the resources that were being used to engineer "progress" (which the British had confiscated from the Africans to begin with!) would eventually run out. After WWII, Western Europe could no longer afford to hold on to their African colonies. So all of the counterfeit countries that the Europeans created were then left high-and-dry to fend for themselves. This was the main reason behind the African independence movements of the1950 and 60's. What will a post-Obama America look like?
  5. Use every available media outlet to perpetuate the belief that you and your followers are the enlightened ones-and that those who refuse to support you are just barbaric, uncivilized, ignorant curmudgeons.  This speaks for itself.

America, don't be fooled. The Igbos were once made up of a confederacy of clans that ascribed to various forms of democratic government. They took their eyes off the ball and before they knew it, the British were upon them. Also, understand this: the African colonial who is given too much political power can only become one thing: a despot.

L.E. Ikenga can be reached at

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To: Fred Nerks

David Dubois: University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, visiting professor in journalism and African-American studies, c. 1980-2001.

251 posted on 09/03/2009 3:27:40 PM PDT by thouworm
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Frank Marshall Davis was active in the Chicago Communist Party until he moved to Hawaii in late 1948.

I speculated in this post that Davis may have known left wing journalist Vernon Jarrett in post war Chicago. A connection would be significant because the Jarrett family has played a very important role in Obama's rise to power.

Both Jarrett and Davis worked in the communist dominated South Side Community Art Center and on the communist influenced Chicago Defender newspaper, in late 1940s Chicago.

I have since found conclusive evidence that Davis and Jarrett not only knew each other, but worked together in another Communist Party dominated organisation-The Citizen's Committee to Aid Packing House Workers.

Today Valerie Jarrett serves as one of three Senior Advisors to President Obama. She is Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, and Chairs the White House Commission on Women and Girls.

Frank Marshall Davis works closely in communist causes with Vernon Jarrett in Chicago. Davis moves to hawaii where he eventually meets and mentors a young Barack Obama. Then Obama moves to Chicago where his career is promoted by both Davis's old colleague Vernon Jarrett and the Communist Party. Vernon Jarrett's daughter-in-law employs Barack Obama's fiance, befriends the family and becomes one of President Obama's most trusted advisors. The Communist Party throws its entire weight behind Obama's presidential campaign.

Are we expected to believe that this is all mere coincidence?

Would there be an Obama/Jarrett relationship today, if there had been no Frank Marshall Davis/Jarrett connection through the Communist Party of post war Chicago?

What role, if any, has the modern Communist Party USA played in fostering that relationship in more recent times?

Frank Marshall Davis.

252 posted on 09/03/2009 7:03:51 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: thouworm

Information from Davis’s 601 page FBI file reveals that Davis (born 1905) became interested in the Communist Party as far back as 1931.

Certainly from the mid/late ‘30s to the early ‘40s Davis was involved in several Communist Party fronts including the the National Negro Congress, the League of American Writers, the National Federation for Constitutional Liberties and the Civil Rights Congress

The FBI first began tracking Davis in 1944 when they identified him as member of the Communist Party’s Dorie Miller Club in Chicago-card number 47544.

Davis taught courses at the party controlled Abraham Lincoln School in Chicago and attended meetings of the party’s Cultural Club until he left for Hawaii in 1948.

In Hawaii Davis became a columnist for a union financed, communist controlled newspaper, the Honolulu Record.

Despite going underground in 1950, the Hawaiian CP was one of the most dynamic in the US at the time. The mainland put huge resources into the Hawaiian party because the Soviets wanted the US military presence on the islands shut down. The Hawaiian CP was charged with agitating against the US military bases at every opportunity. Several times the FBI observed Davis photographing obscure Hawaiian beaches-possibly for espionage purposes.

Through its control of the Internatonal Longshore Workers Union (ILWU) the Hawaiian CP had huge influence on the local Democratic Party. In the mid ‘50s, while still a confirmed communist, Davis like many of his comrades, became an official in the local Democratic Party. The communist influence is still felt in the Hawaiian democratic party today.

At the time the underground CP was divided into two or three person independent cells. Davis led one such cell “Group 10” with his wife and one other comrade.

An extensive Senate Security Investigation in 1956 shattered the Hawaiian CP, driving the remnants completely underground where it remains to this day.

The FBI continued to monitor Davis into the ‘60s and though they found little if any party activity on the islands, he was still regarded as a “believer”.

The FBI monitored Davis for at least 19 years. They marked him down for immediate arrest should war break out between the US and the Soviet Union-an honour reserved only for the most dangerous subversives.

One of the longest lived communist fronts was the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born. Active from 1935 until 1980, the ACFPFB was charged with preventing foreign communists such Davis’s friend ILWU leader Harry Bridges from deportation.

Davis was a long time supporter of the ACFPFB, apparently at least until 1973, three years after meeting the young Obama.

253 posted on 09/03/2009 7:21:22 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: thouworm
One of the longest lived communist fronts was the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born. Active from 1935 until 1980, the ACFPFB was charged with preventing foreign communists such Davis’s friend ILWU leader Harry Bridges from deportation.

Barack Obama Senior in 1962 ILWU WEBSITE

Barack Obama (senior) was one of the featured speakers at a Mother’s Peace Rally in Ala Moana Park on Sunday May 13, 1962. ILWU leaders including Jack Hall, joined the march and rally.

254 posted on 09/03/2009 7:44:50 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: thouworm


A Communist Front at Mid-Century: The American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born, 1933-1959 (Hardcover) by John W. Sherman John W. Sherman (Author)

"The American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born (ACPFB) exerted significant influence on the course of U.S. immigration and deportation activities...

255 posted on 09/03/2009 9:42:29 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks
Frank Marshall Davis, a writer and Communist Party member who had moved from Chicago to Hawaii in 1948...was close to the communist controlled International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU) which dominated Hawaiian politics for decades.

Davis was close to ILWU head, San Francisco based secret party member Harry Bridges. When contemplating moving to Hawaii Davis "wrote to Harry Bridges, whom I had met at Lincoln School. Bridges suggested I get in touch with Koji Ariyoshi, editor of the Honolulu Record..."

The Lincoln School was run by the Chicago Communist Party. Koji Ariyoshi was a leader of the Hawaiian party which controlled the ILWU affiliated Honolulu Record- which Davis went to work for.

Australian born Harry Bridges was a long time leader of the ILWU. The US government fought for years to deport Bridges for his ties to the Communist Party-which Bridges understandably would never admit.

The Communist Party front Committeee for Protection of Foreign Born (CFPFB) spent considerable time and money keeping Bridges in the US. Frank Marshall Davis was listed as CFPFB endorser as late as 1973-three years after he began mentoring the young Obama.

Years later it was revealed that Bridges was not only a party member but served on the party's powerful Central Committee.

256 posted on 09/03/2009 10:05:48 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm; LucyT; STARWISE
The Birth of Whitey: Black Liberation Theology and The Nation of Islam

While researching the source of Michelle Obama’s alleged “whitey” rant, we discovered direct connections between the Nation of Islam (NOI), Stokely Carmichael, Jeremiah Wright’s Black Liberation Theology and, most prominently, Louis Farrakhan.

According to Larry Johnson’s sources, the Michelle Obama tape captures her in sordid company:

The sources who have seen the tape report that Michelle says disparaging things about “whites” and that Louis Farrakhan is visible. There is no identifying information on the segment they have seen to identify the location or time when this was recorded. [emphasis added]

Those who are following this matter will recall that Michelle Obama, when asked about these allegations, is reported to have said that “whitey” is not a word used by African Americans today. However, we documented that Mrs. Obama’s primary text for her Princeton thesis was Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton’s 1967 book Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America, and we showed how Carmichael used the term “whitey” repeatedly, thereby establishing an epistemological connection between Carmichael and Mrs. Obama. In other words, Michelle Obama is the intellectual offspring of Stokely Carmichael.

Before going further, it should be noted that Reverend Jeremiah Wright was once a member of the Nation of Islam, though it’s not clear when he was involved with NOI. Ryan Lizza of the New Republic first reported that:

Wright was a former Muslim and black nationalist who had studied at Howard and Chicago, and Trinity’s guiding principles–what the church calls the “Black Value System”[Emphasis added]

But back to Stokely Carmichael. Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, the Federal Bureau of Investigations has released hundreds of pages from their files on Stokely Carmichael. It’s a treasure trove for those interested in the history of the civil rights movement. What we found most interesting... SOURCE

Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)


Kwame Ture was born as Stokely Carmichael on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, on June 29, 1941. Kwame became a household name in amerikkka during the 1960s when after enrolling as a student of Howard University in Washington D.C., Kwame decided to join the freedom rider efforts to integrate the southern portion of the united snakes. As a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, SNCC (pronounced SNICK), Kwame was arrested 26 times between 1964 and 1966 because of his work to register Africans in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, to vote. In June, 1966, Kwame defeated now usa Congressman John Lewis to become Chairperson of SNCC. Kwame's election as SNCC Chairperson signaled the growing militancy within SNCC, and the movement, and a desire on behalf of many in the membership to take a more militant and uncompromising stance on African liberation. During the summer of 1966, Kwame became known as the person who popularized the phrase "Black Power" when he articulated that demand in Greenwood, Mississippi, during the great Civil Rights march of that summer. It should be noted that although Kwame has been credited with creating that phrase, the phrase has a long history that extends back to the 1700s and the movement and writings of Martin Delaney. During his tenure as Chairperson of SNCC, Kwame helped the organization develop into one of the most militant African organizations in amerikkka. SNCC became the first African organization to come out against the Vietnam war. SNCC was also the first African organization to take a position against the zionist state of israel. In 1968, Kwame briefly spent time as the Prime Minister of the Black Panther Party (BPP) that was founded in Oakland, California by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. By the end of 1968, Kwame had resigned from the BPP, not because, as the imperialist press has consistently claimed, the BPP "forged links with whiteradicals", but because the BPP's ideological framework was not completely consistent with Kwame's developing ideological orientation.

In 1967, while still Chairperson of SNCC, in the height of the united snakes of amerikka imperialist war against Vietnam, Kwame had the privilege of going to Vietnam and visiting the Great Nguyen Al Thouc (Ho Chi Minh), the leader of the Vietnamese war resistance against amerikkkan imperialism. It was during that visit when Kwame expressed his disillusionment with the direction of the struggle in the amerikkka, that Al Thouc told Kwame "why don't you go to Africa? It is your home." Taking Al Thouc's advice further, Kwame took up the offer made by Guinean (West African) President Sekou Ture made three years prior to a visiting SNCC delegation, to come to Guinea, stay, and help to build the African revolution. In 1968, Kwame moved to Guinea and began to live and study under Sekou Ture, and Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana who was overthrown in a central intelligence agency-organized Coup in 1966. After the coup in Ghana, Ture invited Nkrumah to come to Guinea and become Co-President of Guinea. At that time, Guinea was struggling to build the Democratic Party of Guinea (PDG), as a mass, Pan-Africanist political party that would function as a base within West Africa in which to launch the Pan-African struggle to unite Africa under one continental, socialist, government (see Nkrumah; Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare pg. 56-59). Kwame Ture stayed in Guinea from 1968, until his death in 1998, working to bring about Pan-Africanism. Ture and Nkrumah passed on in 1984 and 1972 respectively. In 1977, Kwame changed his name from Stokely Carmichael to Kwame Ture in order to honor the Pan-Africanist work of Sekou Ture and Kwame Nkrumah. From 1968 to 1998, Kwame worked tirelessly to build the All African People's Revolutionary Party (A-APRP), which is the revolutionary Pan-Africanist political party that Nkrumah discussed in his handbook as the logical vehicle to bring about unity and socialism to Africa. In the Handbook, Nkrumah talked about the inability of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), which he founded, to bring about genuine African unity. He offered up the A-APRP, through it's organization of the All African Committee for Political Coordination (A-ACPC) as the vehicle to bring about true unity. The A-ACPC, unlike the OAU, would not depend on the governments to unite, but would instead unite the genuine African revolutionary political parties and movements under the direction and guidance of the A-APRP to bring about continental unification.

Kwame Ture spent 4 years at Howard, three years in SNCC, less than one year in the BPP, but thirty years in the A-APRP. He didn't run away, disappear, or become irrelevant after 1968, as the imperialists, and many so-called progressives and revolutionaries would have you believe. Instead he worked tirelessly to build the A-ACPC and the A-APRP. Today, five years after his physical transition, no one can deny the fruits of his work. The A-APRP, in its efforts to build the A-ACPC, has developed strong principled brother/sister relationships with the Democratic Party of Guinea, Pan-African Union of Sierra Leone, African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau, Azanian People's Organization of Azania/South Africa, and Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania/South Africa, all of which consider themselves A-ACPC organizations as called for by Nkrumah. The A-APRP has organizers on the ground, openly integrated with the A-APRP and those respective parties and organizations in each of those countries, as well as Ghana, Senegal, The Gambia, Britain, Canada, Barbados, Virgin Islands, Brazil, and throughout the united snakes of amerikkka. These organizers are working to build the A-ACPC which will serve as a worldwide fighting force of Pan-African revolutionaries who are dedicated to fighting amerikkkan led imperialism to liberate Africa under one unified, socialist government. As Kwame Nkrumah and Sekou Ture predicted, once Africa is free, unified, and socialist, Africa, and Africans, wherever they live on the planet, will be empowered to make a proper forward contribution to all of human civilization.

Kwame Ture's life, from Civil Rights, to Black Power, forward to Pan-Africanism, is the logical forward progress of the international struggle of African people to achieve self-determination. He should be remembered, three years after his death, as Rev. Jesse Jackson described him in 1998, as "a man who never made peace with capitalism, racism, and amerikkkan policy."Some legacies of Kwame Ture's life:

- Contributions to the A-APRP which include actualizing a genuine international Pan-African political party, based in Africa.

- Contributing towards developing true principled relationships with< non-African revolutionaries such as

-the Palestine Liberation Organization,

-Irish Republican Socialist Party, International Indian Treaty

-Council/American Indian Movement.

- Contribution towards institutionalizing African Liberation Day as an international Pan-Africanist day of protest and unity throughout the world.

- Contributions towards developing and building an African United Front in amerikkka between groups as far apart ideologically as the NAACP, Urban League, Nation of Islam, Republic of New Afrika, and A-APRP.

257 posted on 09/06/2009 10:51:07 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks; Beckwith; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; BP2; MeekOneGOP; ..
Thanks, Fred Nerks. More terrific research!

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Check out #257.

258 posted on 09/06/2009 11:04:22 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: All


If Americans had had sense enough to read his books, he told us EXACTLY what he was long before the campaign:


From ‘Dreams From my Father’, “The emotion between the races could never be pure, even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, the other race (WHITE) would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart.” Barack Hussein Obama

From Dreams From My Father: “That hate hadn’t gone away,” he wrote, BLAMING “WHITE PEOPLE — some CRUEL, some IGNORANT, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives.” Barack Hussein Obama

Also, “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists.”

“There was something about him that made me wary,” Obama wrote. “A little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.” ‘The Audacity of Hope’, Barack Hussein Obama

“that ghostly figure that haunted black dreams.”- Barack Hussein Obama, ‘ Audacity of Hope’


From ‘Dreams From My Father’, “There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs,” he wrote. “It remained necessary to prove which side you were on,to show your LOYALTY TO THE BLACK MASSES, TO STRIKE OUT and name names” Barack Hussein Obama

Quote from Barack Obama’s book, Dreams From My Father:


From ‘Audacity of Hope: “LOLO (Obama’s step father) FOLLOWED ISLAM....”I LOOKED TO LOLO FOR GUIDANCE”.


From The Audacity Of Hope, “WE ARE NO LONGER JUST A CHRISTIAN NATION, we are also a Jewish nation, a MUSLIM NATION, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”

Can you just imagine a WHITE candidate getting away with similiar racist remarks? He would have been CRUCIFIED!


259 posted on 09/06/2009 11:26:01 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: arasina

How in the h*ll did Obama get away with campaigning for the mass murderer, Odinga on OUR TAX DOLLAR??

260 posted on 09/06/2009 11:30:14 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: LucyT

A blast from the past...

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To: LucyT

262 posted on 09/06/2009 11:43:36 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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Self-imposed exile

However, Carmichael soon began to distance himself from the Panthers. The Panthers and Carmichael disagreed on whether white activists should be allowed to help the Panthers. The Panthers believed that white activists could help the movement, while Carmichael thought as Malcolm X, saying that the white activists needed to organize their own communities first. In 1969, he and his then-wife, the South African singer Miriam Makeba, moved to Guinea-Conakry where he became an aide to Guinean prime minister Ahmed Sékou Touré and the student of exiled Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah.[16] Makeba was appointed Guinea's official delegate to the United Nations.[17] Three months after his arrival in Africa, in July 1969, he published a formal rejection of the Black Panthers, condemning the Panthers for not being separatist enough and their "dogmatic party line favoring alliances with white radicals".[7]

It was at this stage in his life that Carmichael changed his name to Kwame Ture to honor the African leaders Nkrumah and Touré who had become his patrons. At the end of his life, friends still referred to him interchangeably by both names, "and he doesn't seem to mind."[11]


263 posted on 09/07/2009 12:02:20 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks

Thanks Fred, more great research! Who has seen these Whitey tapes? Do they exist? I thought that was an API scam. I always wondered if that’s what this was about:

264 posted on 09/07/2009 12:07:40 AM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: neverdem

Bump for more awake reading—interesting piece!

265 posted on 09/07/2009 12:15:16 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: LucyT

Thanks for the ping LucyT, what can we do to expose all this.
Has this been sent to Beck?

266 posted on 09/07/2009 5:50:22 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: patriot08

You asked, “How in the h*ll did Obama get away with campaigning for the mass murderer, Odinga on OUR TAX DOLLAR?” The answer is astonishingly simple: the Democrat party controlled the Congress so there was no way criminality on the order of treason will ever be brought to trial by democrats toward democrats. The Democratic Party, USA is a criminal enterprise, a fascist/commie criminal enterprise.

267 posted on 09/07/2009 9:16:36 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Dems, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Deepest End


268 posted on 09/07/2009 1:41:53 PM PDT by Deepest End ("It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." - Thomas Paine)
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To: mojitojoe
API may have been scammers, but this one I would like to have seen:

Video of Barack Obama toasting PLO operative, Rashid Khalidi, being withheld by LA Times


269 posted on 09/07/2009 7:06:27 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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Looking for sailing dates.

270 posted on 09/08/2009 3:45:11 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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Michelle Obama’s Princeton Thesis – Her Black Values Revealed?


...Further along in her thesis, Michelle Obama argues for the Stokely Carmichael, or Black Power position that black must first close ranks, take pride in their blackness and black value system, before entering society as a whole.

Carmichael, Malcolm X and the Black Power Movement espoused a black first doctrine. They wanted nothing less than a black nation within a nation. This was seen as the means to gain political and economic power equal to that of whites.

Michelle Obama then goes on to bemoan the separation of black studies from white studies.

The way black studies were handled by Princeton in the mid-80’s may well have been a function of how the liberal Princeton professors and administrators buying into, and promoting the values of Carmichael and the Black Power Movement.

On Page 26, Michelle Obama draws the conclusion that the more blacks interact with whites on an intellectual level, the less likely those blacks will value helping poor blacks.

Does this mean white values corrupt black values?


271 posted on 09/08/2009 9:14:21 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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...Carmichael was born in 1941 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. His family moved to New York City when he was eleven. He showed promise as a young student and was accepted into the mostly white Bronx High School of Science in 1956. He attended Howard University and joined the newly formed Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. He participated in SNCC sit-ins and Freedom Rides throughout the Deep South, and when SNCC turned its attention to voter registration, Carmichael led the campaign that established the Lowndes County Freedom Organization, a symbolic forerunner to the Black Panther Party.

272 posted on 09/08/2009 9:36:57 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks

Fred, you are a tireless researcher! Glad you post on FR. :-)

273 posted on 09/08/2009 11:53:10 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Thanks, I find the background history fascinating.

Freeper Beckwith THE OBAMA FILE has much more:

Freeper ETL:

274 posted on 09/09/2009 4:02:07 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: neverdem
Welcome to Orlu Town USA.
The Official Website of Orlu Town USA

275 posted on 09/10/2009 9:39:41 AM PDT by fiodora
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Obama and the Plight of the Dancing Masquerade
American Thinker ^ | September 10, 2009 | L.E. Ikenga

excerpt: get the Black Elite Establishment (B.E.E) vote — NAACP, Colin Powell, Henry Louis Gates Jr. et al. — Obama sold himself as a member of the “Talented Tenth”, a term coined by international Communist and black imperialist, W.E.B. Dubois. Dubois was a pivotal figure in black American history — a figure whose socialistic and elitist paradigms many blacks, in this country, continue to emulate without even knowing it. Like so many other black imperialists, Dubois was a rabid Marxist who used this socio-economic philosophy and his high-society intellect to engineer a small and permanent elite class of blacks that continue to speak for the whole. Here is classic Dubois, from his essay, “The Talented Tenth”:

“Very gradually as the philosophy of Karl Marx and many of his successors seeped into my understanding, I tried to apply this doctrine with regard to Negroes. My Talented Tenth must be more than talented, and work not simply as individuals. Its passport to leadership was not alone learning but expert knowledge of modern economics as it affected American Negroes; and in addition to this and fundamental, would be its willingness to sacrifice and plan for such economic revolution in industry and just distribution of wealth, as would make the rise of our group possible.”

276 posted on 09/10/2009 3:27:05 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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...One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of lives.

A gifted grassroots organizer, Baker shunned the spotlight in favor of vital behind-the-scenes work that helped power the black freedom struggle. She was a national officer and key figure in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and a prime mover in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Baker made a place for herself in predominantly male political circles that included W. E. B. DuBois, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King Jr., all the while maintaining relationships with a vibrant group of women, students, and activists both black and white....

Standing (left to right): Mrs. Griffin, Anita Nance, ----, Mary-Louise Hooper, J. Kennedy. Second row seated (left to right): N.W. Griffin, ----, Clarence Nance, Mrs. Du Bois, Dr. Du Bois, Ethel Nance, Ella Baker. Front row seated (left to right): Claire Johnson, Lucy Wilson, Goldie Nance, Charles Wilson.


Mural Featured at Van Jones Ella Baker Center Features White Men Shooting, Enslaving Minorities Friday, September 4, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 1:44:39 AM by kristinn


Gateway Pundit today posted screen grabs from a 2008 interview of Obama Green Czar Van Jones seated in front of a large mural at the organization Jones founded, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

The mural features on one side a white man shooting a Latino woman holding a child. On the other side it features a white man putting chains on a young Black man.

277 posted on 09/10/2009 5:30:30 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks
is THIS how Obama Snr arrived in Hawaii in 1959 - ON A SHIP OF THE BLACK STAR LINE?

That's why there are sailors in the picture - and there he is, Stanley Armour Dunham in the welcoming committee.

Exactly what is going on in that picture? That certainly looks like Stanley Dunham (Sr!), but it can't be in 1959.

278 posted on 09/12/2009 11:00:59 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: wideminded
That certainly looks like Stanley Dunham (Sr!), but it can't be in 1959.

Why not? Elsewhere on the thread I have indicated that the image was undated. Any assistance you can provide to establish when the photograph was taken would be helpful, thanks.

279 posted on 09/12/2009 2:33:40 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks
That certainly looks like Stanley Dunham (Sr!), but it can't be in 1959.

Why not?

For one thing his daughter didn't graduate from Mercer Island, Wa. high school until 1960.

I can't tell if the guy standing next to him is Obama Sr. If it is, I have no idea why he is wearing all those Leis, but in any case it seems unlikely he met Stanley Sr. before Stanley Jr. Do you know if the picture really has anything to do with a ship leaving or arriving?

280 posted on 09/12/2009 2:52:38 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: wideminded
For one thing his daughter didn't graduate from Mercer Island, Wa. high school until 1960.

It may be a mistake to assume the Dunham move to Hawaii coincided with Stanley Ann's graduation. There are various websites that propose Stanley Armour Dunham moved to Hawaii in 1959. Maya made this statement:

Soetoro-Ng said in a follow-up statement: "My grandmother made her home on these islands since 1959, and she loved the people of Hawai'i. We want to thank Tutu's friends and extended 'ohana for the outpouring of aloha over the past few weeks


I can't tell if the guy standing next to him is Obama Sr. If it is, I have no idea why he is wearing all those Leis, but in any case it seems unlikely he met Stanley Sr. before Stanley Jr.

Please note: I am ASKING questions...not ANSWERING. If you can help identify who-what-where-when please jump right in.

Do you know if the picture really has anything to do with a ship leaving or arriving?

No. I guess the sailors are there for window dressing.

281 posted on 09/12/2009 6:17:42 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: kimla

P.E. Toutonghi

He was born in 1899 in Iskenderun Turkey.

Taking directly from his obituary;
Fluent in: French, Arabic, Italian, Latin,
Greek and English.

He taught French and Latin at
Seattle Prep, Seattle University, and Gonzaga University,
where he retired at age 66.



Toutonghi used to baby-sit President Obama when she was neighbors with his mother.

Toutonghi was living in Seattle at the time, in the early 1960s. Her husband was going to school at Seattle University, and she was a stay-at-home mom with their 18-month-old daughter.

They lived in a three-story house that had been converted into three inexpensive apartments. Toutonghi and her family lived in the basement apartment, and Ann Dunham — Obama’s mother — lived in the apartment directly upstairs.

282 posted on 09/12/2009 8:01:38 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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Obama’s Numerous Links with International Marxism Exposed
Thepostnemail ^ | 9/14/09 | John Charlton


MR. CHARLTON: Can you tell me who was Frank Marshall Davis? And what were his connections to the Chicago Network?

MR. LOUDON: Frank Marshall Davis was a prominent Chicago journalist and poet in 1940s Chicago. He was member of the Dorie Miller Club of the Communist Party, but never publicly admitted membership.

Davis left Chicago for Hawaii in 1948, where he worked on the Honolulu Record, a paper controlled by the communist ‘owned’ International Longshoremen’s Worker Union.

Davis was an active, but still covert Party member in Hawaii and went underground with the Party in the mid 50s-after a Senate Inquiry into communist activities on the islands. Davis was one third of a three member underground cell with his wife Helen Canfield and one other comrade.

At one point the FBI observed Davis photographing obscure Hawaii beaches, leading to speculation that he may have been involved in intelligence gathering.

Davis was marked by the FBI for immediate arrest in the event of war with the Soviet Union.

Like many of his comrades Davis was an official in the Hawaii Democratic Party.

In 1970 Davis was introduced to a 10 year old Barack Obama, by Obama’s grandfather-who was Davis’ friend and drinking buddy.

The Davis/Obama relationship endured until 1978 when Obama left for college in Los Angeles.

Frank Marshall Davis was listed as an endorser of the well documented Communist Party front-Committee for Protection of Foreign Born until at least 1974.

Davis died in 1987.

MR. CHARLTON: Why did Davis go to Hawaii?

MR. LOUDON: It was reportedly at the suggestion of both the singer/activist Paul Robeson and ILWU boss Harry Bridges-both covert party members.

283 posted on 09/14/2009 3:33:26 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks

OBAMA’s Link to the Communist Network of Chicago and the Davis/Jarrett connection

(excerpt immediately prior to excerpt in post #283 from same source)

MR. CHARLTON: What were the goals of the American Communist Party?

MR. LOUDON: A socialist/communist America — (and they) still are.

From early on the US communists put great emphasis on infiltrating the labor unions, the Democratic Party, the US government and the “civil rights” movement.

While hugely reduced in size the US communists and their allies in Democratic Socialists of America, Committees of Correspondence and the wider “progressive” movement have huge influence on the more than 70 strong Congressional Progressive Caucus, the AFL-CIO and several large black and Latino organizations.

These are being used to break down and alter the character of US society.

MR. CHARLTON: Who were the early leaders of this party in the U.S.A. in the inter war years (1918-1939)?

MR. LOUDON: William Z. Foster and Earl Browder were the main leaders in this period.

MR. CHARLTON: Who were the ringleaders, movers-and-shakers of the Communist Network in Chicago?

MR. LOUDON: In post-World-War-II Chicago you had prominent leaders like William Patterson and his wife Louise, later it was Jack Kling, the Childs brothers (both later revealed to be FBI agents) Claude Lightfoot, Ishmael Flory, Milton Cohen, Abe Feinglass, Richard Criley, Frank Wilkinson, Frank and Bea Lumpkin and Ted Pearson-today its John Bachtell, Scott Marshall and his wife Roberta Wood.

MR. CHARLTON: Who were the prominent African Americans in the Chicago network?

MR. LOUDON: In the 40s they included William and Louise Patterson, Ishmael Flory, Claude Lightfoot, Frank Marshall Davis and Oscar Brown. Vernon Jarrett (father-in-law of Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett) and future Chicago mayor Harold Washington were close to the network as was future Obama friend Timuel Black and close Obama associates: former Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer and one term Illinois Senator Carol Moseley Braun.

MR. CHARLTON: Can you tell me something about the Jarrett family?

MR. LOUDON: Vernon Jarrett was a prominent Chicago journalist who used his columns to promote Barack Obama during his 2004 Senate run (Jarrett died soon after).

In the later 40s Jarrett worked in at least three communist influenced or controlled organizations in common with Frank Marshall Davis — the two worked together on the publicity committee of a communist controlled Packing House Workers strike support committee in 1948..

After that Vernon Jarrett ran a black oriented radio program in partnership with Communist Party member Oscar Brown-later a famous jazz musician.

The Jarretts were family friends with the Bowman family and Valerie Bowman became Valerie Jarrett through a five year marriage to Vernon Jarrett’s now deceased son.

Valerie’s mother Barbara Taylor Bowman runs the Erikson Institute in Chicago. Tom Ayers, father of Weather Underground terrorist leader and Obama associate Bill Ayers served on the Erikson board as did Bill Ayers’ wife Bernardine Dohrn. Bill Ayers claims to be a friend and Hyde park neighbor of Barbara Bowman, who incidentally is an adviser on early childhood education to the Secretary of Education.

Valerie Jarrett hired Michelle Obama for a Chicago City job in the 90s and became a close friend and advisor to both Michelle and Barack, leading to her current job in the White House.

284 posted on 09/14/2009 7:02:01 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm

OBAMA’s Political Ties to the Communist/Socialist Networks in Chicago

(except following post #283 continued)

MR. CHARLTON: Did the Chicago Network invite Barack Obama to Chicago?

MR. LOUDON: Obama claims that he was inspired to leave New York for Chicago in 1983 after the election of the city’s first black mayor Harold Washington-who was involved in Party fronts well into the 1980s.

It is important to note that Obama attended “socialist conferences” at the Cooper union while in New York.

Cooper Union was the usual venue of the annual Socialist Scholars Conference which was organized by Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) — the US’s largest socialist/Marxist grouping.

Chicago DSA allied with the Chicago CP to elect Harold Washington and Carol Moseley Braun.

DSA endorsed Obama in his 1995 Illinois State senate run.

Obama joined the Chicago New Party at that time. The New Party was a coalition of ACORN, DSA, Committees of Correspondence and SEIU activists

Obama worked closely with several DSA members in Chicago, a well as with come cadre from Committees of Correspondence — a Communist Party splinter group.

Several of Obama’s close friends, neighbors and colleagues were involved with DSA including Saul Mendelson, Quentin Young, Timuel Black, Rabbi Arnold Wolf, Jackie Grimshaw, Leon Despres and Congressmen Danny Davis and Jan Schakowsky.

Of those Mendelson was an ex Trotskyite, Young is an ex Communist, Despres was an ex Socialist Party member and Trotskyite, Black is also a member of CoC and Davis has ties to both the Communist Party and CoC.

MR. CHARLTON: What history is there between Obama and the Communist Party since his arrival in Chicago?

MR. LOUDON: Obama’s main documented links to the Chicago left were through DSA, Committees of Correspondence and the New Party.

Prominent CoC leader Manning Marable wrote in Britain’s Socialist Review of November 2008:

What makes Obama different is that he has also been a community organizer. He has read left literature, including my works, and he understands what socialism is. A lot of the people working with him are, indeed, socialists with backgrounds in the Communist Party or as independent Marxists. There are a lot of people like that in Chicago who have worked with him for years…

That said, both the Chicago Communist Party and Young Communist League campaigned for Obama in his 2004 Senate race and both organizations overtly campaigned for Obama in 2008.

Communist Party leader Sam Webb recently described Obama as a ‘friend.”

MR. CHARLTON: What does Obama mean by “Change we can believe in“? Who is this “we”, and what is this “change”?

MR. LOUDON: We is the broad ‘progressive movement” which includes the Communist Party, Democratic Socialists of America, Committees of Correspondence, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, ACORN, AFL-CIO, Change to Win, Demos, Institute for Policy Studies, Center for American Progress, Campaign for America’s Future, George Soros’s Open Society institute, United for Peace and Justice, Jobs with Justice, Economic Policy Institute, US Action, Apollo Alliance, the more than 70 strong Congressional Progressive Caucus, Progressive democrats of America, the wider Democratic Party…..etc, etc and their allies in the MSM, academia and government.

The change is towards a unionized, centralized, oligarchic “progressive” society where the values of the left reign supreme and traditional American values are demonized and all opposition is marginalized-by whatever means necessary.

MR. CHARLTON: Was Obama ever a Communist Party Candidate? A Socialist Party candidate?

MR. LOUDON: I doubt he was ever that silly. The New Party which Obama did join was established by DSA, CoC, ACORN, SEIU and the far left Institute for Policy Studies, but it was leftist, rather than openly Marxist.

285 posted on 09/14/2009 7:12:50 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm
Frank Marshall Davis was listed as an endorser of the well documented Communist Party front-Committee for Protection of Foreign Born until at least 1974.

I wonder if that position was helpful toward obtaining birth certificates for foreigh nationals?

Davis left Chicago for Hawaii in 1948, where he worked on the Honolulu Record, a paper controlled by the communist ‘owned’ International Longshoremen’s Worker Union.

It was to a gathering of members of the International Longshoremen's Worker Union that Obama Sr has been photographed and documented as giving a lecture in Hawaii.

Davis was an active, but still covert Party member in Hawaii and went underground with the Party in the mid 50s-after a Senate Inquiry into communist activities on the islands. Davis was one third of a three member underground cell with his wife Helen Canfield and one other comrade.

'One other comrade' - not named...probably because that 'one other comrade' is still alive.

286 posted on 09/14/2009 7:28:17 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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..."I direct your attention to Mrs. Obama’s 1985 thesis at Princeton University. Its title (rather limited in scope, given the author and the campus) is “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community.” To describe it as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be “read” at all, in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn’t written in any known language.

Anyway, at quite an early stage in the text, Michelle Obama announces that she’s much influenced by the definition of black “separationism” offered by Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton in their 1967 screed Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America.

I remember poor Stokely Carmichael quite well. After a hideous series of political and personal fiascos, he fled to Africa, renamed himself Kwame Toure after two of West Africa’s most repellently failed dictators, and then came briefly back to the United States before electing to die in exile.

I last saw him as the warm-up speaker for Louis Farrakhan in Madison Square Garden in 1985, on the evening when Farrakhan made himself famous by warning Jews, “You can’t say ‘Never Again’ to God, because when he puts you in the ovens, you’re there forever.”

I have the distinct feeling that the Obama campaign can’t go on much longer without an answer to the question: “Are we getting two for one?” And don’t be giving me any grief about asking this. Black Americans used to think that the Clinton twosome was their best friend, too. This time we should find out before it’s too late to ask.

287 posted on 09/14/2009 8:01:31 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks

Marilyn Katz is not merely a friend of Jarrett’s but also both Obamas. The president met Katz through his first job at a law firm run by Judd Miner. The New York Times reports Katz “gave him entry into another activist network: the foot soldiers of the white student and black power movements that helped define Chicago in the 1960s.”

Susan Sher, who helped Jarrett recruit Michelle Obama to the Chicago mayor’s office before Michelle married the president, said, “I don’t think either of them [the Obamas] made major decisions without talking to her,” adding that Jarrett failed to appreciate “how incredibly instrumental she’ll be in virtually everything” in the White House.

In late July, Katz joined Jarrett and Sher in Washington at the Obama administration’s celebration of the 37th anniversary of Title IX. Katz, the unrepentant ‘60s nail-tosser, now has a well-placed patron and a history as part of the first family’s inner circle. All three are indebted to her, literally or figuratively, and she enjoys their affections. Though she is the most disturbing to come to light, she is hardly Jarrett’s only extremist influence.

288 posted on 09/14/2009 9:34:05 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm
Who was America’s first Muslim?


Islam did not arrive in the New World with a boatload of black slaves or Muslim missionaries. It did not emerge from the cotton fields or the halls of ivy. Islam made its first appearance in the form of Timothy Drew, an African American conman and two-bit snake oil salesman, who popped up on a street corner in Newark, New Jersey circa 1910 as the “Savior Prophet of Allah.‚”

Timothy Drew is not a subject of black history month. He has not been the subject of a PBS documentary nor a critical biography. Most history professors, even at prestigious black universities, know little about him. But few African American leaders have cast a larger shadow. Without Drew, there would be no black leaders such as Elijah Mohammed, Malcolm X, Mukasa Dada, Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, or Louis Farrakhan; no organizations such as the Black Power Movement, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Death Angels, or the New Black Panthers; no rap and hip-hop artists such as Public Enemy, Ice Cube, KRS-One, X-Clan, or Lauryn Hill; and no Barack Hussein Obama.

By 1913, Timothy Drew, now known as Noble Drew Ali, managed to convince hundreds of Newark Negroes that they were not the descendants of African slaves, but the sons and daughters of Berber Moors, the very Moors who had introduced slavery to the Ivory Coast. In 1913, he opened what is reportedly the first mosque in America - - the Holy Moabite Temple of the Science of the World, also known as the Canaanite Temple. “The Moors were living up and down the Mississippi River before the European man came to them,‚” Drew told his flock. “The bananas were large and the grapes were four-in-hand. It took two men with hand sticks to carry a bunch of grapes.‚”1

No one within the Moorish Science Movement came to realize that the Prophet Muhammad viewed the black race with contempt and referred to Negroes as “raisin heads‚” several times in the Hadith (I:662; 9:256).2


The male members of the temple were required to wear an official red fez (available for $3.00), a girdle (priced at $5.00) and a robe (at the cost of $5.00).3 Women were obliged to cover their hair at all public gatherings and to augment their headpieces with a blue and oval Moorish pin (sold for $3.00). All members were encouraged to add “Bey‚” or “El‚” to their names in order to signify their Moorish descent on their membership cards (renewable yearly for $1.00).

The reception of such membership cards, Drew told his flock, represented relinquishment of their U. S. citizenship. “By being born here doesn’t make you a citizen,‚” Drew told his disciples. This claim resulted in the refusal of many temple members to comply with the Selective Service Act of 1917.

The new American Muslims were obliged to attend Friday worship services and to make payment of the monthly dues of $2.00 for men and $1 for women. They were encouraged to purchase Noble Drew’s magical elixirs - - Old Moorish Healing Oil, Moorish Blood Purifier Bath Compound, and Moorish Herbal Tea for Human Ailments for a nominal fee.4 “My remedies,‚” Drew proclaimed, “will cure you of anything you weren’t born with.‚”5


The Newark temple became so successful that the Prophet opened branch temples in Harlem, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Toledo, Flint, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Norfolk, and Louisville, Kentucky.6 In 1925, Drew relocated to Chicago, where he established the central shrine of the movement on Indiana Avenue. “Chicago, Illinois is going to be our new Mecca,‚” he said.7

By 1926, when the Moorish Science Temple became a legal corporation, the movement had garnered more than 32,000 adherents. Within the next three years, a host of other temples - - 36 in all - - were established throughout the country. The temples were governed by Grand Sheikhs and “Grand Sheikhesses‚” [sic] who had been appointed by Noble Drew. One such “Grand Sheikhess‚” turned out to be Pearl Jones Ali, the aunt of one of the Noble Drew’s wives.8

By 1929, the Chicago branch of the Moorish Science Temple boasted 12,000 members; the Detroit branch 10,000. The movement operated grocery stores, clothing shops, and The Moorish Voice, a national newspaper.


A Muslim from the Middle East, who happened to stumble into one of Drew’s Moorish Temples on a Friday night, would have thought that all Bedlam or Parnassus had been let out. The temple members with their red fezzes, yellow pantaloons, and curled slippers, knew nothing of the five pillars of Islam. They prayed standing upright with two fingers lifted on one hand and five on the other. They were ignorant of the exordium and even the basmalah. They claimed that the Prophet Muhammad was a black man, even though various hadiths spoke of the whiteness of the Prophet’s skin. They fancied that the holy city of Islam was Morocco, not Mecca. They upheld shocking shirks, such as their insistence that Noble Drew was the divinely ordained prophet of Allah - - a heresy in Islam which taught that the age of the prophets had ended with the death of Muhammad. And they presented themselves as “angelic gods,‚” even though the words of the shahadah - - Ashhadu an la ilaha illa Llah (“I testify that there is no God but Allah‚”) - - represented the basis of Muslim belief.


Such matters appeared to be of little concern to Drew and his followers in October 1928, when the first national convention of the Moorish Science Temple took place in Chicago. By this time, Drew’s movement boasted more than 100,000 followers, and his annual salary was listed at $36,000, a fortune at the time.9 The Prophet received additional stipends for his living expenses, including the mortgage payment for his luxurious trappings on Chicago’s south side, and the salaries for his chauffeur, maid, butler and other domestic attendants. He kept several wives, a host of concubines, and fathered, at least, twenty children.10 When he tired of one wife, he would quietly “divorce‚” her and “marry another.‚” He also kept four women at the same time and paid for each to live in separate homes


On March 12, 1929, Claude Greene Bey, Drew’s personal chauffeur, staged a coup by pronouncing himself the Grand Sheikh, stripping Drew’s headquarters of all files and furniture, and setting up a rival temple at the Unity House on the north side of Chicago, where he began to call for assassination of all whites and all Moors who objected to his leadership. Drew imported some thugs, including Ira Johnson Bey, from Pittsburgh to quell the rebellion. Three days later, Greene was shot and stabbed to death in the alleyway behind Unity House.11

Drew, while hosting a party to celebrate Greene’s demise, was arrested as an accessory to homicide. Released on bail, Drew hastily promoted David Ford-el, a.k.a. Master Fard Muhammad, as the acting head of the movement on July 20, 1929. It was not a prudent move. Fard was a criminal with 58 aliases. He had served three years in San Quentin before gaining release on May 27, 1929.12 He purchased a one-way ticket to Chicago, where he joined the Moorish Science Temple.

One month later, Noble Drew Ali was found dead at his home. The cause of his death has never been determined. Several of his followers speculated that he died as a result of injuries sustained in beatings from the police; others insisted that he had been murdered by his rivals. An autopsy was never conducted and a full-scale police investigation never conducted.

The future of Islam in America came to rest with Fard Muhammad, the acting Grand Sheikh, who had packed up his bags and headed off for Detroit to form the Nation of Islam - - a movement that gave rise to Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, and Muhammad Ali.


Timothy Drew - - an uneducated and unscrupulous con artist - - convinced the black community in America that Islam is their native religion and that Christianity represents the oppressive religion of the white man. At present, Islam is the fastest growing religion in America, and 90% of the converts are African Americans. 60% of these African Americans are converted to Islam in prison. Many of the temples that Drew established are now Wahhabist mosques that serve to flame the fire of jihad and to incite anti-American sentiment among the poor and disenfranchised residents of the nation’s inner-cities.


You are now watching: The Holy Prophet Noble Drew Ali & The Wakeup Call.VIDEO

From the Archives, the Moorish Science Temple of America presents an enlightening speech on the Holy Prophet Noble Drew Ali and the Moorish Science Temple of America. It touches on the Prophethood of our Illustrious Prophet and what it truly means to be a part of the Moorish Science Temple of America.

289 posted on 09/15/2009 12:13:50 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: thouworm
How odd that all these people are so close to Barack and Michelle, so connected to the Ayers family by business and philanthropy ties, geography and radical world view, and yet the most infamous of them, Ayers and Dohrn, are just phantom figures, floating on the periphery, present in NYC when Obama lives there, and returning to Chicago a year after he moves there, living in the same neighborhood, sharing the same friends...

How very odd life is, when explained by the government propaganda machine.

290 posted on 09/15/2009 4:49:13 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: Fred Nerks

surreal-—except to note that the succession of the American movement’s leaders followed in their founder’s moral squalor.

291 posted on 09/16/2009 6:11:30 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: browardchad

Is it possible their past may yet catch up with them?

Time Bomb: A ‘70s Cop Killing Investigation Leads to a Chicago Law Professor [Dohrn] Who Helped Launch Obama

292 posted on 09/18/2009 9:20:13 AM PDT by thouworm
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To: neverdem


293 posted on 09/22/2009 3:28:22 PM PDT by XHogPilot
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To: Fred Nerks

I have previously missed this comment from page 123 of “Dreams...,” about Stanley Ann Dunham spending the summer of 1960 in Chicago.

I wonder what she got herself into while there?

Here’s the link to the online version of “Dreams...”

There is a “search” feature in the left column that lets you search the online version of “Dreams...” by keywords — kinda neat.

294 posted on 10/02/2009 1:44:49 AM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: LucyT; thouworm

"...and I was there for the summer, working as an au pair..."

295 posted on 10/02/2009 3:07:15 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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previously missed this comment from page 123 of “Dreams...,” about Stanley Ann Dunham spending the summer of 1960 in Chicago

... I wonder what she got herself into while there?

Here's page 123 from the book, "Dreams":

[Thanks for helping with the screenshot, anonymous.]

296 posted on 10/02/2009 4:37:33 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Fred Nerks

I saw that surprising discussion on another thread. Didn’t know what to make of it. Aren’t the dates confusing? Didn’t someone say the movie opened up in Chicago in 1959?

Stanley Dunham in Hawaii in 1959; Stanley Ann graduates from high school in 1960. That year (1960) Mother joins husband Stanley in Hawaii.

So we are to presume that after Stanley Ann graduated from high school in Washington, mother left for Hawaii to join husband Stanley, and Stanley Ann, having been accepted at U of C, migrated to Chicago to take a position as an au pair.

Parents allow this, even though Stanley had not ok’d the U of C. Seems to me that Stanley Ann’s employers would have to have been well known to her parents.

She works there for the summer and receives news from father that he will not allow her to go to U of C. She then joins parents in Hawaii. She was registered to go to U of Hawaii that year (1960) -— and is pregnant by November.

Even if movie showing in 1959 is a mistake (could it have run in Chicago theater for 6 mos to 1 yr?), the timing is very compressed.

Am I missing something?

297 posted on 10/02/2009 4:50:16 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: LucyT
... I wonder what she got herself into while there?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The question is what ( or who) got into her? Did she stay their until Christmas? I do not believe that Obama Jr. is the son of Barak Senior, which is the major reason he obscures his documentation of birth.And he uses that fact to get the cooperation of authorities in Hawaii and elsewhere.Barak Sr. just may have wanted an anchor baby, in the beginning and changed his mind later.

I still think that Barak Jr is too light of skin to be the son of Barak Sr.

I belive we will see the facts sooner or later, perhaps we should start a betting pool on the outcome?

298 posted on 10/02/2009 4:52:21 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: thouworm

Release date December 1959.

The book also states she says ‘I was only sixteen then...’

‘...just been accepted to the University of Chicago...’

Her Uncle, Madelyn’s brother, Charles T Payne was Deputy Director of the Library of the University of Chicago from 1960. He lived in Hyde Park. He was still there when Obama taught Law at the U of Ch.

Stanley Ann Dunham was born November 29, 1942.

299 posted on 10/02/2009 5:08:12 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: thouworm

I had mentioned the movie on the other thread.

“Black Orpheus” opened 12/1959.

I just checked the Chicago Tribune archives and while I don’t pay for articles, a search for “Black Orpheus” for the summer months of 1960, does come up with hits.

I think movies certainly did hang around in theaters for a much longer run time back then.

300 posted on 10/02/2009 5:13:44 PM PDT by Velveeta
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