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The Roots Of Obama's Rage
Regnery Publishing Inc ^ | 2010 | Dinesh D'Souza

Posted on 09/27/2010 8:34:07 AM PDT by tarpit

A very interesting read. Dinesh argues that what really motivates Barack Obama "is an inherited rage - an often masked, but profound rage that comes from his African father; an anti colonialist rage against Western dominance, and most especially against the wealth and power of the very nation Barack Obama now leads"


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Government
KEYWORDS: africancolonialism; bho44; bhofascism; democrats; dinesh; fail; obama
At first, I thought this was going to be a race baiting type of book and I really have no tolerance for that. Instead, I am finding the book particularly interesting.

In chapter 1, for example, Dinesh depicts Obama, the media portrayed First Black American, as having nothing in common with Black America. He grew up in a privileged life, not the product of the American Civil Rights movements, and not the product of American slavery by lineage.

I found this interesting because I remember during the campaign, the media reporting about Barack Obama reading a Time magazine article about a black man who tried to turn his skin white. In researching for his book, however, Dinesh found Time never published such a story. In fact, they could not find a story like that in any magazine. So Dinesh deduces the influence for Barack to make such a statement may have come from Fanon's book "Black Skin, White Mask". Dinesh writes "Fanon was describing a North African Negro who is desperately eager to alter his skin color and become white like the French rulers of his country."

Dinesh argues that of the three dreams 1) American Dream; 2) Martin Luther King Dream; and 3) The Dreams From My Father, it is the last one that really motivates Barack Obama. Dinesh argues that "obama is on a systemic campaign against the colonial system that destroyed his father's dreams" and that is what motivates him.

Anybody else have thoughts on this book?

1 posted on 09/27/2010 8:34:10 AM PDT by tarpit
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To: tarpit

Save for later


2 posted on 09/27/2010 8:36:21 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - Arrogant, blaming, incompetent, anti-American, Muslim,racist, and Marxist....Is that enough?)
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To: tarpit

I’ve ordered it from amazon. The excerpts I’ve read are fascinating, and some of them confirm a lot of my suspicions about the man.


3 posted on 09/27/2010 8:36:59 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: tarpit
Beck had a long and very detailed interview with Dinesh a few weeks back.

I found this guy very informed, detailed and articulate to the max. This guy gets it, possibly even more so than Glenn. I will get my hands on this book ASAP

4 posted on 09/27/2010 8:43:40 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Give me a hand up, not a hand out)
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To: tarpit
Beck had a long and very detailed interview with Dinesh a few weeks back.

I found this guy very informed, detailed and articulate to the max. This guy gets it, possibly even more so than Glenn. I will get my hands on this book ASAP

5 posted on 09/27/2010 8:43:43 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Give me a hand up, not a hand out)
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To: MizSterious

Much of his central thesis is in this Forbes article:
http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/0927/politics-socialism-capitalism-private-enterprises-obama-business-problem.html


6 posted on 09/27/2010 8:44:18 AM PDT by DrC
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To: tarpit

I haven’t read the book, but I heard Dinesh on a radio talk show discussing it.

It certainly explains a lot about hussein’s anti-American mindset and disgusting behavior towards our allies... like sending the bust of Winston Churchill back to England as if it was his own personal property.

The Kenyan needs to be impeached ASAP.


7 posted on 09/27/2010 8:46:14 AM PDT by Zman516 (muslims, marxists, communists ---> satan's useful idiot corps)
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To: tarpit

Barack Obama reading a Time magazine article about a black man who tried to turn his skin white.

MICHAEL JACKSON


8 posted on 09/27/2010 8:48:30 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: tarpit

Didn’t he discover when going off to college when he went looking for his papers, that what he had been told about his father and his birth were lies? He said as much in his own “autobiography”

The entire Weather Underground/December 4th Movement etc was populated with snob elitist rejectionsists who resented their own parents and the wealth that supported them - ie, Ayers and Dohrn, Boudin, Eva Rosahn, etc among others. Just read their family backgournds.

He obviously was very cold to his mother and grandmother, had virtually no relationship with them, as his indifferent or hostile avoidance of them showed, at the end of their lives


9 posted on 09/27/2010 8:49:50 AM PDT by silverleaf (The lesser of two evils is still evil.)
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To: tarpit
Abandoned by his father and raised by relatives (Aunties, uncles and granny) Check

Mom was (at best) a ditz - It would seem to be from published information.

Attends a “Black Liberation” church for years Check

Influenced by Marxists early in college Check

Bossed around by wife in public and private - UNK

Likely taunted as a child for his
race (or lack there of)
lineage or nationality (American or Africa?)
lack of manliness (skinny kids catch heck everywhere)

Angry at American or Western neocolonialism? meh.

His daddy dreams destroyed? Hardly

Chicago style thug politician? Well, draw your own conclusions based the facts known to date.

Why buy the book?

10 posted on 09/27/2010 8:52:05 AM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: tarpit
Dinesh D'Souza is spot on! Just look at the WH reaction to it. If you're taking flak, it means you are directly over the target.

Any analysis of 0bama needs to include the male influences in his life. (Read Obama's college era poem Pop, especially the lines, "Pop. . . points out the same amber stain on his shorts that I've got on mine, and makes me smell his smell, coming from me," and see what you think.)

11 posted on 09/27/2010 8:52:57 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: tarpit

I just want to know why this country places so much importance on ‘dreaming’

Dreamers are indolent and unrealistic losers. If you are not done dreaming by the time you are 11, maybe there’s some cognitive problem going on. At some point, psychologically well adjusted people stop dreaming in order to devote energy to working.

By 11 most people begin taking responsibility for themselves and determine what work and effort lies ahead for them.... They begin to focus on ‘doing’ and they save ‘dreaming’ for when they are asleep. It is a little escapist and unwholesome for grown adults to perpetually ‘dream’/remain preoccupied with dreaming or overvalue the importance of ‘dreaming’.

However, everything in the American culture and social system seems to elevate the ‘dreamer’ the level of the achiever... and I don’t think there is even a comparison.

Our bonehead grade schools, TV commercials, MSM, etc. speak as if it is ‘dreaming’ is the natural and preferable activity over ‘WORKING’, NOT!!!


12 posted on 09/27/2010 8:53:08 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: tarpit

I’m going to order this book.
Sounds like it’s worth a read...


13 posted on 09/27/2010 8:54:37 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: tarpit

Comments on Obama:

How could he have inherited/learned an anti-colonialist, angry black attitude from his father when he didn’t know the man? I personally think he was spoon-fed that by his grandfather’s good bud Frank Davis.


14 posted on 09/27/2010 9:03:17 AM PDT by spaced
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To: tarpit

However, there was a BOOK published in the 60’s...’Black Like Me’.


15 posted on 09/27/2010 9:11:46 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Rapscallion
but profound rage that comes from his African father; an anti colonialist rage against Western dominance, and most especially against the wealth and power of the very nation Barack Obama now leads"

He has always been nonproductive, and deep inside, he knows that he is a worthless parasite. This brings out feelings of resentment and hostility toward achievers and producers and the desire to plunder and destroy them.

16 posted on 09/27/2010 9:24:40 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: tarpit

Obama’s desire to even the playing field, has as its central tactic, the tool of Marxism. Marxism will certainly take America down a notch along with the hard work that took generations to make.


17 posted on 09/27/2010 9:24:41 AM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: jonrick46

” Marxism will certainly take America down a notch along with the hard work that took generations to make.”

For some, that would be just fine, just as long as they take down those whose success they resent.


18 posted on 09/27/2010 9:26:56 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: IM2MAD
However, there was a BOOK published in the 60’s...’Black Like Me’.

That was a white man who darkened his skin

19 posted on 09/27/2010 10:04:04 AM PDT by fso301
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To: tarpit

You told me enough. I’m going to buy it.

Obama hates anything White.


20 posted on 09/27/2010 10:16:21 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: tarpit
Anybody else have thoughts on this book?

Yeah. Why would anyone in their right mind elect a guy whose basic desire is to destroy the place?

Wasn't it obvious to everyone??

21 posted on 09/27/2010 10:18:46 AM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Obama hates anything White.

The author clearly indicates Obama is not motivated by racial issues. Instead, Obama is motivated by his anti colonial views. For example:

Page 47 regarding the oil spill response Obama gave...Time and again he condemned "British Petroleum" - an interesting term since the company long ago changed its name to BP. Given our anti-colonial theory, it's no surprise that Obama wanted to remind Americans of what BP used to stand for.

22 posted on 09/27/2010 10:25:47 AM PDT by tarpit
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To: tarpit

ping


23 posted on 09/27/2010 10:34:46 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: spaced

A dose of college may have added to the problem.


24 posted on 09/27/2010 10:39:10 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: tarpit
At first, I thought this was going to be a race baiting type of book...

I have no idea why you would expect this of Dinesh D'Souza.

25 posted on 09/27/2010 10:53:26 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: tarpit

If I saw Obama in the mirror, I’d rage too.


26 posted on 09/27/2010 11:06:17 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: rogue yam

Sheepishly, my bad. I had never read his works before. That completely incorrect first thought popped in my head for a second as I read the Chapter titles. After reading the back, and skimming through several chapters, I realized how incorrect that first thought was.


27 posted on 09/27/2010 11:15:59 AM PDT by tarpit
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To: jonrick46

Way more than a notch. Perhaps almost to the bottom, there is no way a serious crash is to be avoided now.

I pray I am wrong.


28 posted on 09/27/2010 11:22:56 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: tarpit

perhaps obamad’uh was influenced by the 1970 movie “watermelon man” starring godfrey cambridge as a bigoted white guy who turns black and becomes a militant panther...

just a thought...

now, is your moniker tar pit... or tarp it... both sticky situations...

teeman


29 posted on 09/27/2010 1:17:33 PM PDT by teeman8r (Shove It Beck, we like the costumes.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
"that would be just fine, just as long as they take down those whose success they resent."

It is the sin of envy that wants to take away the purchasing power that came from hard work. It is that purchasing power that generates new wealth and new jobs. These Yahoos are like the idiot sawing away the limb they are standing on.

30 posted on 09/27/2010 1:47:03 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: tarpit

The author is a conservative, but only liberals see that as a cover for racism.

In addition, he is an immigrant from India. While not African in origin, his skin color and looks set him apart from so-called White America, so he would be least likely to side with racism. You say you hadn’t read him before. Did you know anything at all about him?

It troubles me that this conservative, dark-skinned immigrant would be initially suspected of a race angle...unless, you didn’t know any of this when you suspected him.


31 posted on 09/27/2010 3:01:14 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck)
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To: jonrick46
“These Yahoos are like the idiot sawing away the limb they are standing on.”

Yes, but I think it's worse than that. They don't care if they fall after sawing off the limb, just as long as you and I do too. Make no mistake, there are quite a few on the left who are motivated by retribution. Obama is one of them. Sadly, they want retribution for sins that we didn't commit and for which they didn't personally suffer.

32 posted on 09/27/2010 3:14:01 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: txrangerette

It should not trouble you. I did not know of the author prior to this morning. Never heard of him. Never read his works. I happen to see this book this morning at local bookstore and picked it up. Glad I did.


33 posted on 09/27/2010 6:09:22 PM PDT by tarpit
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To: tarpit

He’s related to “Rage Boy”!


34 posted on 09/28/2010 1:42:23 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: tarpit
" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_S5cXbXe-4"

35 posted on 09/28/2010 3:40:41 AM PDT by cavador ("Self determination is not a malfunction"!(Harkness;Fallout 3 Rivet City 2077))
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To: Servant of the Cross

I don’t want to think about that, it sounds utterly disgusting. It could explain a few things about the disaster currently occupying the white house.


36 posted on 09/28/2010 6:25:07 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Clem Hussein Kadiddlehopper would be a vast improvement.)
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To: SMARTY

You cannot accomplish what you cannot conceptualize, you must first do it mentally and then do it physically. If I start out to build something I first construct it in my mind and then do the actual building. My last project was a large overhead arbor for my grape vines. I built it in my mind and then modified it until it looked the way I wanted before I picked up the first post. Nearly thirty years ago I started a business the same way, I visualized the whole thing until when I actually did it it was like acting a part that had been well rehearsed. That business supported my needs for twenty years. I have done other projects the same way. This is what “dreaming” means to me, to create something mentally and then either turn it into reality or conclude that it wasn’t such a good idea and save yourself a lot of heartache and expense, apparently to you it means idle daydreaming with no intention of doing anything except escape into a fantasy world.

By the way, the total absence of a fantasy life in an adult is a sign of severe mental problems.


37 posted on 09/28/2010 6:37:46 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Clem Hussein Kadiddlehopper would be a vast improvement.)
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To: geologist

“I pray I am wrong.”
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Unfortunately, you are right, it is a terrible feeling to want to be wrong when you know you are right. Some people avoid it by simply refusing to see what they don’t want to see. That is how they become Obama supporters.


38 posted on 09/28/2010 6:48:21 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Clem Hussein Kadiddlehopper would be a vast improvement.)
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To: RipSawyer

Right. BUT our culture places ENTIRELY TOO MUCH emphasis on the value and purpose of ‘dreaming’

I think you know what I mean.


39 posted on 09/28/2010 6:50:22 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: SMARTY

If you mean simply people who refuse to see the reality in front of their faces, yes I agree. There are people who still insist that the current unpleasantness is simply a recession that will soon be only a bad memory and we will once again have plenty of good paying jobs that will be available to all those who have a sheepskin on the wall but only a sixth grade education between their ears. They are living in a dream twenty four hours a day.


40 posted on 09/28/2010 7:07:04 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Clem Hussein Kadiddlehopper would be a vast improvement.)
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To: RipSawyer

Right.

It’s funny but the people history calls ‘dreamers’ are usually either lazy crack pots or else dangerous megalomaniacs!!

Dreaming is wholesome AND necessary IN ITS PLACE, however, I am sticking to the idea that grown ADULTS who are preoccupied with ‘dreaming’ over and above doing, are really aberrated types.


41 posted on 09/28/2010 7:13:23 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: tarpit

There was a book written in the 60s, which later became a movie, called “Black like me”. The author, John Griffin’s attempted to make himself black with medication, to experience the black condition first hand. The book was fairy revealing at the time but times change and his ecperiences, though real, are somewhat releavent to this day. However, I do believe attitudes have changed to some degree racism does persist to this day and always will to some extent with some people.


42 posted on 09/29/2010 4:40:46 AM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: tarpit

There was a book written in the 60s, which later became a movie, called “Black like me”. The author, John Griffin’s attempted to make himself black with medication, to experience the black condition first hand. The book was fairly revealing at the time but times change and his ecperiences, though real, are somewhat relavent to this day. However, I do believe attitudes have changed to some degree racism does persist to this day and always will to some extent with some people. (Correcting typos)


43 posted on 09/29/2010 5:39:55 AM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: tarpit

There was a book written in the 60s, which later became a movie, called “Black like me”. The author, John Griffin’s attempted to make himself black with medication, to experience the black condition first hand. The book was fairly revealing at the time but times change and his ecperiences, though real, are somewhat relavent to this day. However, I do believe attitudes have changed to some degree racism does persist to this day and always will to some extent with some people. (Correcting typos)


44 posted on 09/29/2010 5:39:59 AM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: silverleaf
The entire Weather Underground/December 4th Movement etc was populated with snob elitist rejectionsists who resented their own parents and the wealth that supported them - ie, Ayers and Dohrn, Boudin, Eva Rosahn, etc among others. Just read their family backgournds.

This is fairly typical of radicals -- "Che" Guevara, for instance, was no barriada kid. Other people don't follow slum dwellers.

45 posted on 09/29/2010 5:59:01 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: SMARTY

Why is he president again? Speaking of Colonialism, the idea of EQUALITY has never been proven by science EVER. Why are we so old school? Everyday things we see are congruent with the scientific testing and statistics world wide.

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it will regret that it did not heed the words said here.


46 posted on 10/17/2010 5:58:02 AM PDT by been_jammin_frankly (Equality is older than the all the old irrelevant stuff we hold on to.)
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To: DrC

Later


47 posted on 10/17/2010 6:08:22 AM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: tarpit
I just finished reading the book and it explains a lot about why people are so confused about Obama’s policies, decisions and philosophy. Frankly, he may be a more dangerous threat to our economy than any other macro economic factor.
48 posted on 11/07/2010 7:38:05 PM PST by jrschmitz
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