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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 leikenga@gmail.com.


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To: LucyT

TY Lucy. Very nice job!


741 posted on 07/02/2010 12:38:43 AM PDT by mojitojoe (When crisis becomes opportunity, crisis becomes the goal.)
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To: Fred Nerks

It is absolutely incredible how much POTUS looks like Malcolm X!!! Those photos are just plain eerie!


742 posted on 07/02/2010 12:57:48 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Fred Nerks

Re the photos and captions of Obama using taxpayer dollars to campaign for Odinga in Kenya in ‘06 — we should somehow get this plastered on billboards all over the US between now and ‘12.


743 posted on 07/02/2010 1:09:11 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Fred Nerks

...on second thought — get Glenn Beck to put this up on a large bulletin board on his show —


744 posted on 07/02/2010 1:10:27 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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The End of African Socialism?

By George B.N. Ayittey - 1990 article

In most places in Africa, telephones don’t work; they bite back. What are called “roads” are cartways truncated with crevasses large enough to swallow a truck. Vehicles move in a crab-like fashion: pointing sideways but moving perfec tly straight. These, in short are a few of the manifestations of the deepening crisis gripping Africa.

Once a region with bountiful stores of optimism and hope, the African continent now teeters perilously on the brink of economic disintegration, political chaos, and institutional and social decay. The decline in income per capita has been calamitous for many African countries.

Agricultural growth has been dismal, with output growing at less than 1.5 percent since 1970. Industrial output across Africa has also been declining, with some regions experienc-ing de-industrialization. Export volumes for many African countries have faltered, leading to a fall in Africa’s share of world markets by almost half. To maintain income and investment, African governments borrowed heavily in the 1970s. Total African foreign debt has risen nineteen-fold since 1970 to a staggering $230 billion, equal to its Gross National Product (GNP), making the region the most heavily indebted of all (Latin America’s debt amounts to around 60 percent of GNP). Debt service obligations absorbed 47 percent of export revenue in 1988, but only half were actually paid. The arrears are constantly being rescheduled. With scarce foreign exchange increasingly being devoted to service debt obligations, less became available for imports of spare parts, drugs, textbooks, and other essential supplies. Infrastructure began to crumble for lack of maintenance. Roads started to deteriorate and telephones refused to work. Even hospitals in many African countries had no running water. At the Akomfo Anokye Hospital in Ghana, patients were asked to bring their own bandages, blankets, and food. “Harvard” in Ruins. Educational facilities soon began to disintegrate.

Makerere University in Uganda, once called “The Harvard of Africa,” is now in total ruins. The University of Ghana at Legon, once a world-class institution, has not seen a single coat of fresh paint since the colonialists left in the fifties. In sub-Saharan Africa (or black Africa), the economic deterioration has been so severe that this region now has the dubious distinction of being home to 24 of the world’s 36 poorest nations. Economic performance of this region, measured crudely by the rate of growth of income per capita, has been pathetic, as the following table indicates...

George B.N Ayittey, a native of Ghana, is a Bradley Resident Scholar at the Heritage Foundation. He spoke at The Heritage Foundation on January 24, 1990. ISSN 0272-1155. 01990 by The Heritage Foundation.

http://www.heritage.org/Research/Lecture/The-End-of-African-Socialism


745 posted on 08/14/2010 3:44:12 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: neverdem; Fred Nerks

(others finally catching on)

Citing a recent Forbes article by Dinesh D’Souza, former House speaker Newt Gingrich tells National Review Online that President Obama may follow a “Kenyan, anti-colonial” worldview.

Gingrich says that D’Souza has made a “stunning insight” into Obama’s behavior — the “most profound insight I have read in the last six years about Barack Obama.”

“What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?” Gingrich asks. “That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”

“This is a person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works, who happened to have played a wonderful con, as a result of which he is now president,” Gingrich tells us.

“I think he worked very hard at being a person who is normal, reasonable, moderate, bipartisan, transparent, accommodating — none of which was true,” Gingrich continues. “In the Alinksy tradition, he was being the person he needed to be in order to achieve the position he needed to achieve . . . He was authentically dishonest.”

“[Obama] is in the great tradition of Edison, Ford, the Wright Brothers, Bill Gates — he saw his opportunity and he took it,” Gingrich says. Will Gingrich take it back in 2012? “The American people may take it back, in which case I may or may not be the recipient of that, but I have zero doubt that the American people will take it back. UnlikeFord, the Wright Brothers, et cetera, this guy’s invention did not work.”

“I think Obama gets up every morning with a worldview that is fundamentally wrong about reality,” Gingrich says. “If you look at the continuous denial of reality, there has got to be a point where someone stands up and says that this is just factually insane.”


746 posted on 09/12/2010 8:05:05 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; rxsid; ...
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Obama, the African Colonial

. . . . Way behind and catching up (again.) - Bookmarked.

To newcomers: Many photos and articles throughout this thread.

747 posted on 09/12/2010 10:29:20 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT; roses of sharon; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; ...

“Ann Soetoro moved to Yogyakarta, while Obama Jnr. studied in Jakarta.”

http://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/indonesian-writer-exposed-obamas-birthplace/

Interesting timeline there, “while Obama Jnr. studied in Jakarta.” I’m not clear on who the author is or the source of the information, but if it’s true then that could be why he was shipped back to the Dunhams. Yogyakarta is 265 miles away from Jakarta further proving Ann was more interested in her causes than being a mother to the boy. It seems she carted Maya around with her but did she raise Maya or did a servant?


748 posted on 12/05/2010 10:13:16 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: bgill

thanks for that, but when I tried to read the article, my computer closed down. Don’t know if it’s safe to try again...

However, the information doesn’t surprise me, if she was really his mother, then the lengths they went to with photoshopped images, to convince us they were in Indonesia together...would not have been necessary imo.


749 posted on 12/05/2010 12:09:26 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks

Sorry. Here’s the original link to the above #747. I haven’t searched but Indonesian Matters might have more on him:

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/2952/barry-soetoro/


750 posted on 12/06/2010 7:36:01 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: bgill; thouworm; Natural Born 54; Greenperson
AIRLIFT TO AMERICA is the never-before-told and quite heroic story of the 1959-1963 airlifts from East Africa that helped Barack Obama, Sr., father of the president-elect, and Wangari Maathai, future winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, among hundreds of others, to study at American and Canadian colleges and universities. The airlifts and their graduates changed not only the future course of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and other nations of East Africa, but also the course of U.S. race relations. Jack Kennedy's donation to enable the 1960 airlift became an important issue in that year's American presidential election, and was a factor in swinging enough African-American votes into his column to give him the victory.

TOM SHACHTMAN, AUTHOR

AND HERE'S THE CONTRADICTION:

See second-last paragraph of interview:

'Obama, who has been away from Kenya for seven years...'

Dated June 22, 1962.

BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA ONYANGO LEFT KENYA IN 1954-55 IN HIS OWN WORDS.

751 posted on 12/17/2010 3:45:14 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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MBOYA 1955 - 1956

Mboya became a prominent figure in Kenyan politics - organising protests against mass removals, detention camps, and secret trials. The British Labour Party arranged for a year’s scholarship (1955—56) to Oxford University, studying industrial management at Ruskin College. By the time he returned to Kenya the Mau Mau rebellion had been effectively quashed. Over 10,000 Mau Mau rebels were estimated to have been killed during the disturbance, compared to just over 100 Europeans.

MBOYA 1957

In 1957 Mboya formed the People’s Convention Party and was elected to join the colony’s legislative council (Legco) as one of only eight African members. He immediately began to campaign (forming a bloc with his African colleagues) to demand equal representation — and the legislative body was reformed with 14 African and 14 European delegates, representing over 6 million Africans and almost 60,000 whites respectively.

MBOYA 1958 - 1959 - 1960

In 1958 Mboya attended a convention of African nationalists at Accra, Ghana. He was elected chairman and declared it “the proudest day of my life.” The following year he received his first honorary doctorate, and helped set up the African-American Students Foundation which raised money to subsidise the cost of flights for East African students studying in America. In 1960 the Kenya African National Union, KANU, was formed from the remnants of the KAU and Mboya elected secretary-general.

http://africanhistory.about.com/od/countrieseast/p/bio_mboya.htm


752 posted on 12/18/2010 1:12:12 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: STARWISE

NOW WE CAN SEE THAT THE TEACHER AT THE MASENO SCHOOL WAS TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT WHEN BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA ONYANGO LEFT KENYA.

753 posted on 12/28/2010 1:13:25 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks; Danae

Aah so .. thank you. WND has it as well.

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=229417

excerpt:

Why didn’t dad mention us?

Barack Obama Jr. comments in “Dreams from My Father” with disappointment that his father never mentioned his mother or him in the Honolulu newspapers.

In a passage on pages 26-27, Obama says that when he was in high school he found, folded away, his birth certificate and old vaccination forms. He also said he discovered a clipping of an article published about his father in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Most likely the article is the one presented above.

“No mention is made of my mother or me, and I’m left to wonder whether the omission was intentional on my father’s part, in anticipation of his long departure,” Obama wrote.

“Perhaps the reporter failed to ask personal questions, intimidated by my father’s imperious manner; or perhaps it was an editorial decision, not part of the simple story that they were looking for. I wonder too, whether the omission caused a fight between my parents.”

In the autobiography, Obama does not answer what is posed as a rhetorical question.

~~~~~~~~~~

Indeed .. one of my many eternal questions:

who’s your daddy?


754 posted on 12/28/2010 1:29:26 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE
...Indeed .. one of my many eternal questions: who’s your daddy?

Who's your mother? Why are there no images of 'the parents' together until the airport images from 1971, and why are there no images of the mother and child until zero is around two years of age?

Makes one wonder...doesn't it? Just when did Stanley Ann first show up in Hawaii?

AND WHO WAS ANNA OBAMA?

755 posted on 12/28/2010 1:51:41 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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See second last paragraph...Obama, who has been away from Kenya for seven years... OK NOW! Just how observant are we? What does that tell you about the AIRLIFT MYTH AND THE 'FRIENDSHIP' WITH HIS BENEFACTOR MBOYA!

comment source

Why was Mark, the son of Ruth and Barak Hussein Obama Onyango the ONLY one who could could prove his parentage and therefor inherit, when the old man was killed? Why did 'granny Sarah' tell the children of Kezia NONE OF YOU ARE HIS CHILDREN!?

COMMENT SOURCE

Mboya joined Kenyatta's party, the Kenya Africa Union, and served as its acting treasurer until the organization was banned by the British in 1953. With open political action made virtually impossible, Mboya worked for the same ends through the labor movement, especially through the Kenya Federation of Labour; he was its secretary general from 1953 to 1963. This work brought him into the orbit of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. In 1958 Mboya was elected to its board, and he became an increasingly well-known member to the European and American supporters of the confederation. Within Kenya he gained his first general fame for his role in the Mombasa dock strike of 1955, where his involvement helped the workers to gain a 33 percent pay raise. Realizing his need for more education, Mboya attended Ruskin College, Oxford, in 1955 for a year's study.

So we see that in the very same year that the son of the kenyan goat-herder departed Kenya at the age of 19, Mboya went to England to study at Oxford. Anyone trying to connect these two people in a friendship that led to the student airlift which commenced THREE MONTHS AFTER the kenyan goat-herder's son landed in Hawaii, LET ALONE his employment with the government of Kenya on his return...is really handing out a very LONG rope a dope IMO.

COMMENT SOURCE

756 posted on 12/28/2010 2:07:29 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks

And no proud papa pics with pregnant wife ..


757 posted on 12/28/2010 2:16:31 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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FOR THE RECORD:

Mboya DID NOT give the son of a kenyan goat-herder a job; when he returned to Kenya HE WORKED FOR AN OIL COMPANY.

The 75-year-old adds he knew Obama Sr when he worked for BP/Shell in Nairobi.

“One of his friends was President Kibaki. One day when I was walking with him in Nairobi, Kibaki, then the Minister for Finance stopped his car next to us and offered him a lift,” says Tolo.

He adds: “The President rode with him to his office and I am told that was the day he got a job in the Treasury as an economist.”

http://www.politicalarticles.net/blog/tag/wuod-akumu-nyanjoga/

Kibaki was previously Vice President of Kenya for ten years from 1978–1988 and also held cabinet ministerial positions, including a widely acclaimed stint as Minister for Finance (1969–1981), Minister for Home Affairs (1982–1988) and Minister for Health (1988–1991).[1]

There are other sources that place his employment with the government of Kenya commencing 1970. In any event, it could NOT have been before Kibaki became Minister for Finance in 1969.

WIKI:

Thomas Joseph Odhiambo Mboya (August 15, 1930 - July 5, 1969) was a prominent Kenyan politician during Jomo Kenyatta’s government. He was founder of the Nairobi People’s Congress Party, a key figure in the formation of the Kenya African National Union (KANU), and the Minister of Economic Planning and Development at the time of his death.

Mboya was assassinated on July 5, 1969 in Nairobi.


758 posted on 12/28/2010 2:20:22 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: STARWISE

...the only way the people whom we are expected to believe are the parents could have produced progeny is if artificial insemination was the instrument of pregnancy...


759 posted on 12/28/2010 2:25:34 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks

As much as David Remnick’s accounts can be believed ...

http://books.google.com/books?id=F6HAasv2v-4C&pg=PA63&lpg=PA63&dq=nairobi+bp/shell+barack+obama+sr.&source=bl&ots=lxsWBMkvsg&sig=B6Wbo2atVOVbbqixUvN6pAx4ZTk&hl=en&ei=cGMaTdDbOJjSnAexpYTUDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false


760 posted on 12/28/2010 2:41:57 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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