Skip to comments.FORBES: How Obama Thinks, by Dinesh D'Souza (Stunning)
Posted on 09/12/2010 4:15:15 PM PDT by StopObama2012
The President's actions are so bizarre that they mystify his critics and supporters alike.
But instead of readying us for the challenge, our President is trapped in his father's time machine.
Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonial ambitions, is now setting the nation's agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son.
The son makes it happen, but he candidly admits he is only living out his father's dream. The invisible father provides the inspiration, and the son dutifully gets the job done. America today is governed by a ghost.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
It was a good article, but the garbage in his book concerning his fathers grave was all BS. His father was a b*****d and he knows it. Right now it is all about his personal profit and Islam. Everything he does helps Islam and enriches his power structure. The US is just a vehicle for him. It is all about the bling. IMHO.
Ain't it the truth? Nails on the chalkboard when he does that. Almost as phony as Hillary Clinton's black accent.
I’m not sure how much his psychology matters. He’s a puppet. He, along with Pelosi and Reid, pass laws thousands of pages long that none of them wrote and none of them have read. He is the visible face for someone else’s agenda.
Listen to his defense of his agenda; its all generalities, pie in the sky. Nothing to do with the actual text of the actual laws because he doesn’t know whats in them.
It's not fair that America is always the best, greatest.
Interfering, colonional-like in affairs far and wide for economic gain and ecological destruction.
Personally, I would like to re-write the tax laws so that the entire tax burden of the United States rests on the shoulders of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Teresa Heinz Kerry.
Why not just have cigarette smokers pick up the whole budget?
Just divide the budget by the number of cigarettes sold in a year, and there you’d have the cigarette tax that you’d need.
Oh, I agree he did not write the books. Michele let it slip that he had writer’s block albeit having a huge advance from published. He took all his audio tapes from relatives’ interviews and gave them to someone (Bill Ayers comes to mind). It is obvious he has a smoldering resentment and ‘tude similar to the radical 60’s crazies. I finished the book Manchurian President. It is packed with facts. Practically every former member of SDS, SNVCC, Weather Underground, Marxists, Communists of all shapes and sizes have been brought into the new administration from the start. They ARE the government. It is truly scary. Glen Beck is only scratching the tip of the iceberg with Van Jones and they are trying to destroy even him. No other media has guts to come near.
0bambi also helped the big Mexican oil co.
Indeed that was an excellent read, only problem is how to get the brain dead Obamabots to read something this long, every American needs to read this, but they are too busy watching whatever garbage is on pop TV these days.
Wait a minute....let's not stop at Obama and add the democrats in congress'.
“Im not sure how much his psychology matters. Hes a puppet.”
If what you say is true, and I believe you’re RIGHT, then couldn’t the “anticolonial/anticapitalist” psychology behind Obama’s motives overlap the same motives in Soros, Pelosi, Reid, etc?
In other words, look at the ENTIRE CAST of characters (Anita Dunn; Van Jones; Bill Ayers). They all have this common thread.
I don’t care if Obama is personally steering the ship and making every single decision (I don’t think he is). But Soros and the other socialists, the entire team, seem to share the motives detailed in the FORBES article, and thus, it sheds light on their misguided beliefs.
I dont think it was.
Not true...was reported early on about his father's involvement with the Mau Mau organization in Kenya....also was captured and "interrogated" by the Brits.
That would be taxing the poor. You need to tax the rich. Just make sure it’s the liberal rich. After their taxes are out of sight, they’ll stop whining about how the rich don’t pay their fair share.
His Blackberry - through which comes all instructions. (Why do you think he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars bucking the Secret Service to keep it - a very big weak link in POTUS security)
What freedom-loving, truth-telling, American-principle-honoring, non-collectivist, non-muslim-individual/Christian/Buddhist/Hindu/etc.,etc...OR...MAN...ANY MAN....ANY MAN ANYWHERE...would EVER say that?
More like they are just using Colonialism, Marxism, Communism and Racism for their own personal profit and enhanced power structure. Power and Money.
Careful, turkeys do that when it rains and have been known to drown because of it.
Fascinating and insightful. Thanks for the post...
Like a dog without a bone.
The ultra-left does not want cultural diversity. They want to bring down capitalism by using past racial discrimination as a rallying point to show how Western Civilization was an oppressor.
Quite frankly, I don’t think there is anything original in this article.
Freepers have been dancing around this topic for a long time, just not in a concise and comprehensive way.
Personally, there is nothing new here because all liberals think this way.
Barack Obama would be a nobody without millions of White liberals backing him. Otherwise, he would just be another Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton but clean, to quote Joe Biden, and with a nice accent, to quote Harry Reid.
And every White liberal believes exactly what Dinesh spells out so clearly:
The United States is evil, capitalism is evil, and White Christians should be punished for the crimes of their ancestors for what they did to the poor Brown, Black and Yellow people through imperialism and colonialism.
Ask any White liberal and he will tell you the truth: The US is not a legitimate state. We stole it from the Natives and Mexicans and forced the Blacks and Yellows to till the land for free. And every foreign and economic policy we have is to support multinational corporations. This is Marxism 101 taught in every public university in America.
People need to get this: Barack Obama is not the enemy. He is just a sock puppet of the White liberals, who learned at the feet of their neo-Marxist professors, who have been planning the destruction of the United States for the last 80 years or so.
What makes Barack Obama unique is he is the first president to actually personify what the Marxist/US White liberal professoriate has been teaching and advocating for two generations.
Newt Gingrich audio of kenyan con...
I think Obama is a strange combination of tool and Frankenstein’s monster. I think Ayers and the radical leftist gang are the people immediately calling the shots, but the more general program probably filters down from Soros and others. However, the problem is that now that they have a theater for their ideas, a place where they can really act them out, these ideas aren’t working, and I think a bit of panic is setting in.
As for Obama, he is not very smart and didn’t come up with any ideas of his own. But what he is more than anything is power crazy, full of resentment and personal nuttiness and ruthless. He was the perfect person to carry out the “dreams” of others.
But now that things are clearly not working, I think he’s getting annoyed and he’s going to go off on his own. I’m not sure that his handlers are cheering his lurch towards Islam (which actually started early on, but they probably just thought it was a tiny eccentricity that they could deal with) and I think some of them may even be a little alarmed by this. But he’s rolling along on his own now, he’s getting increasingly angry - and he is completely out of their control.
I have always felt that he really had his eye on something “bigger” than the US - that is, some international, global position. So if we’re lucky he’ll run off to be UN Secy General or Caliph of the Universe and leave us alone...well, no, because he won’t do that until he has destroyed us and can leave us as a smoldering, impoverished, Islamicized wasteland.
Barky sent Brazil our tax money so their economy can expand, which it did 8.8 percent last year, unlike ours. Obama thinks he's President of Brazil. Thanks to his efforts to increase oil demand in Brazil, oil will get more expensive for Americans.
I think you are so right!
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I agree that the article is not all that great. First of all, the point was made a year ago by an African woman, L. E. Igenga.
She argues that Obama, Sr., was not simply anti-colonial but a typical African colonial who hates whitey for colonizing his country yet, instead of embracing traditional African culture goes for an imported Western ideology, Marxism.
Second, some of D’Souza’s points are more persuasive than others. Some of the phenomena associated with President Obama could be just as well explained by causes other than anti-colonialism.
As with all “this explains everything” theses, it doesn’t. This anti-colonialism, hatred of America as Big Meanie, is part of who Zero is, for sure. But a good bit of that is found in the faculty lounges he has inhabited—there’s a whole generation of Americans who hate America without ever having experienced colonialism.
So, it’s a good article, certainly worth pondering, but Ikenga’s is even more helpful. And for 2010, I agree that Cordevilla Ruling Class article is, so far, the best.
Good read, thanks for the post.
thanks for posting!
Determining that has become a considerable problem at this point.
Nothing but sheer xenophobic nativism, but labeled "left wing" because of the skin color and homeland of the advocate.
There are two distinctive leftist ideologies: self-hatred, and self-worship. The "west" is offered self-hatred, decadence, globalism, internationalism, guilt, and iconoclasm. The "oppressed" are offered--basically--Nazism. It is accepted as anti-Nazism only because it is aimed against whites, but it is Nazism nonetheless. Self-worship, fanatical patriotism, iron discipline, and a romantic concept of the Sacred Motherland right out of Lord Byron's "Isles of Greece."
It is most ironic that it is politically correct to accuse Jewish nationalists of Nazism but not Black, brown, yellow, or red nationalists.
Well put. His whole life is pretense on several levels at the same time. So far he has got by learning how to put alien ideas into familiar language so that normal folk will accept them. He has always been a mouthpiece and a conduit for the ideas of others. Hence, the teleprompter he can never be without.
He hasn't done a day's work since he's been in office; he goes from speech to vacation to speech and on to another vacation. Other people write the bills and feed him the words he has to speak.
I agree that he is a strange amalgam of muslim, marxist, with layers of psychological problems on top of it all. But he can mimic normal well enough in public that as long as he doesn't have to think on his feet he can get by.
Sometimes I think back about GW Bush. He was always better when speaking straight from the heart than he ever was speaking from a teleprompter. I didn't agree with a lot of his policies but he was and is a genuine human being.
Watching some of the video clips of Bush from this weekend remind me of what a genuinely decent man he was, mistakes warts and all.
Wasn’t that the bitch that caused 9-11.....
Yes, Bush was decent and represented a sort of traditional US decency. But I was thinking just the other day that somehow Bush and his world now seem so far away, like part of another universe. So many very negative and very permanent changes have occurred in that short time since he left office that it now seems as if he was president decades ago (to me, at least).
D’Souza’s article is an “aha” moment. The man deserves a medal, and you should forward the article to everyone you know who can read. D’Souza makes a very good case explaining the weird, weird mixture of ineptness, ignorance and focussed action we’ve been watching. Obama’s not really working for the Democrats, or the “Progressives”. He has his own febrile agenda, and it’s against all of us. The article is required reading.
There’s no option but to neutralize and then evict him. Some Dems, those running for office at least, are coming to understand what happens when a man carries a malevolent dream into the command of a government.
Indeed it does. As I read the article, I waited in vain for D'Souza to add the Churchill bust piece to the puzzle. But, truly, the picture is complete without it.
Now you're finally starting to make sense.
Yep...sharing it everywhere I can.
Good article ...I want to read the book, too.
Evil certainly leaves its mark on faces.
I agree with you - he’s a hologram that someone is projecting.
There are several hands, but John Podesta’s is the most evident. Our real president is John Podesta.
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