The real influences on Obama's life were his mother, grandfather, Frank Marshall Davis, Rev Wright, and Bill Ayers. They were/are all Leftists who hated this country. And the fact that Obama spent four of his most formative years in a foreign country have contributed to his less than complete identification as an American.
Obama is an angry person who was abandoned by his mother and never knew his real father. He was raised in a dysfunctional white family and sought his own identity, which was wrapped up in race. Obama is a sociopath. How is that for some pop psychology?
Who knows, though, on whom BO “imprinted” as his “father” whom he seeks approval from?
It sounds like, through BO’s autobiographies, he has identified that figure in his life as his bio dad.
BO DOES have a psychological disorder due to his “heritage”, and he’s on a fruitless, lifelong campaign to seek “daddy’s” approval.
All true, but there's one missing from that list who played a huge formative (deformative!) role in his life - his maternal grandmother.
I don't have the cite handy, but I've seen information that Granny Dunham was the real hardcore marxist activist and severe disciplinarian and taskmaster of the family. Apparently she was the one pushing the rest of them into leftist activism, and there are accounts of her berating and humiliating young Barry in public for sloppiness and incompetence and failing to meet her exacting standards.
>Obama’s biological father was just that. He was a sperm donor who had no real impact on his life except to manufacture a phony narrative to further his political ambitions.
True, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Barry’s sperm donor couldn’t still be a indirect influence on Barry’s ideas. After all, he could still have passed on some of his views to Stanley Ann (who was already favoably disposed). Also, he could have hung around his Kenyan family.
>Bill Ayers wrote the book.
True, but Barry may have basically told him what to write.
>The real influences on Obama’s life were his mother, grandfather, Frank Marshall Davis, Rev Wright, and Bill Ayers. They were/are all Leftists who hated this country.
I think that D’Souza has basically stated that they were indeed influences, as well as Frantz Fanon, Edward Said and others.
>And the fact that Obama spent four of his most formative years in a foreign country have contributed to his less than complete identification as an American.
Again, I don’t think that Dinesh would argue much on this point.
It is a good example of pop psychology. You haven't read D'Souza's book, of course.