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Obama: The African colonial
American Thinker ^ | June 25, 2009 | L.E. Ikenga

Posted on 04/02/2011 5:41:37 PM PDT by STE=Q

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: africa; colonialism; communist; dictator; elitist; marx; marxist; obama; powergrab; socialism; socialist; takeover; tyrant; usurper

1 posted on 04/02/2011 5:41:45 PM PDT by STE=Q
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To: STE=Q
Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was enraged at the transformation of his native land by its colonial conqueror

And look what Kenya has become since those colonials have left. It has deteriorated to below third world status. Look at Zimbabwe. One the breadbasket of africa, now a basket case. Yep, those colonials sure were evil. /sarc

2 posted on 04/02/2011 5:55:52 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: STE=Q

Just have a minor problem with the author’s depiction of imperialism in Africa. The era of European colonialism was Africa’s period of greatest prosperity, growth, improvement in infrastructure, and stability. It wasn’t exactly a redistribution of wealth thing.


3 posted on 04/02/2011 5:56:38 PM PDT by Ophiucus
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To: STE=Q

Thank you for posting this.


4 posted on 04/02/2011 5:58:16 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Ouderkirk

The anti-colonialists believed (and Obummer still does) in a zero-sum game and that results in a Zimbabwe.

In comparison, look at Asian former colonies like India, parts of China, Singapore, etc. They believe in growth and free markets.

The differences in prosperity are startling.


5 posted on 04/02/2011 6:01:26 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: STE=Q
I don't worry about his skin color. I don't like his Eurowinnie white socialist-communist side. I don't like the guy because he is a foreigner who got elected to president in violation of our Constitution. I can 100% GURANTEE YOU that if the dims had thought a republican was not a natural born citizen, they would have burned down town to find out and the commie media would have joined right in. Obama is a socialist. Plain and simple.
6 posted on 04/02/2011 6:03:39 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Lord Said It and I Believe it. Read your Bible. These are the end time events.)
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To: STE=Q

Only the MSMand other liberals obsess about BHO’s colorr. For everyone else his color is light brown biracial


7 posted on 04/02/2011 6:03:39 PM PDT by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: STE=Q

Only the MSMand other liberals obsess about BHO’s colorr. For everyone else his color is light brown biracial


8 posted on 04/02/2011 6:03:44 PM PDT by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: STE=Q

The only ones obsessing over the color of Obama’s skin were the ones doing all the denying. Let’s get that straight first.


9 posted on 04/02/2011 6:05:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: STE=Q
"his cultural identity"

And that's the facts.
He just might, have been born in America,
but he didn't grow up here.
He didn't go to 4th of July Parades year after year. The 4th of July always made my Heart swell with pride to be an American.
He didn't struggle through the tough times with us and didn't celebrate our triumphs.
He was and always has been and come to think of it, still is to this day surrounded by people who only see Americas' faults.

10 posted on 04/02/2011 6:09:47 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Ophiucus; stylecouncilor; windcliff
This guy sees things a little differently
11 posted on 04/02/2011 6:10:44 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: STE=Q
Remember when Obama was early in office and he saw a bust or a painting of Winston Churchill and he sent it back to England!

It could have just been put in storage. Oh, yeah...what a hater!

Watch what people do as much as what they say. (Something like that.)

12 posted on 04/02/2011 6:11:19 PM PDT by hummingbird (Save Guam from Tilting!)
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To: Ouderkirk

Really a pity that the people got such a raw deal when the colonials left.


13 posted on 04/02/2011 6:14:48 PM PDT by hummingbird (Save Guam from Tilting!)
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To: STE=Q
Dinesh D'Souza wrote a whole book about this, about a year ago. No doubt, but this guy is late to the party.
14 posted on 04/02/2011 6:15:18 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Ophiucus

That is because you and I know that wealth is not the pie, it is the bakery. Leftists don’t get that.


15 posted on 04/02/2011 6:16:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Falcon4.0

Obama’s “otherness”, whatever it may be, non-Americanism or Islamic roots, is becoming more and more apparent to the general population. They don’t feel comfortable with him. They don’t like his “values” or the way he forces them on us.


16 posted on 04/02/2011 6:19:22 PM PDT by chickadee
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To: RetiredArmy

I believe the democrats, with Obama’s enablers leading the scam, set up the scenario whereby McCain’s election could have been called to question because of McCain’s birth in Panama, not in the USA controlled canal zone. The opposite of the coin would have been in play but events showed such was not necessary and McCain was in no position to call up a wrong pot of crap. I also believe the setup was planned years earlier when the idea of a new world order was leaked. Buddy-buddy politics since have verified this was going on. Perhaps Trump by some will-of-the-wisp has broken into the cabal.


17 posted on 04/02/2011 6:35:24 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: RetiredArmy

I believe the democrats, with Obama’s enablers leading the scam, set up the scenario whereby McCain’s election could have been called to question because of McCain’s birth in Panama, not in the USA controlled canal zone. The opposite of the coin would have been in play but events showed such was not necessary and McCain was in no position to call up a wrong pot of crap. I also believe the setup was planned years earlier when the idea of a new world order was leaked. Buddy-buddy politics since have verified this was going on. Perhaps Trump by some will-of-the-wisp has broken into the cabal.


18 posted on 04/02/2011 6:35:42 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: STE=Q

America was a colony.


19 posted on 04/02/2011 6:41:13 PM PDT by Free State Four
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To: Ophiucus

Absolutely. The author implies that Britain came into a peaceful and wealthy area of Africa, which they later made into Nigeria, stole all their “stuff” and created ethnic conflict.

In actual fact, of course, the area was incredibly poor and racked by warfare long before Europeans showed up. There just wasn’t much of anything to steal. Colonialism was at best a break-even proposition for the imperial power. Most lost a great deal of money. Imperialism was not engaged in for profit and loss reasons.


20 posted on 04/02/2011 6:52:17 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: noinfringers2
I, too, “believe the setup was planned years earlier.”

Communists rule by absolute five year or more plans.

I fear we have been too lackadaisical.

21 posted on 04/02/2011 7:09:24 PM PDT by hummingbird (Save Guam from Tilting!)
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To: Falcon4.0

He never cried when Old Yeller died....


22 posted on 04/02/2011 7:12:45 PM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: Scanian

...Canada, US of A , Australia,

Its a function of choice, every step. Once you are there what do you want to do? All of these colonies chose to follow law and prosper. But for Africans? Too many tribes and illiteracy. Still plagued with it today. Thats one of the reasons they exceed at failure. Sure they have structured societies, all tribal monarchies. Political/religous philosophy is still 1000 years backwards. When was the last time the whiteman had tribes in England? Germany? France?


23 posted on 04/02/2011 7:26:39 PM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: Falcon4.0
He's not one of us.

He doesn't get a lump in his throat when the Star Spangled Banner is played before a race or a game.

He never saw old vets struggle to stand, then proudly removed their hats, cover their hearts and face the flag when he and his high school marching band played the National Anthem before every football game.

24 posted on 04/02/2011 7:29:59 PM PDT by GBA (Those who die with the most liberty...Win! Ever Vigilance: For the children.)
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To: GBA

... but he can recite the Koran.

Probably a master in Arabic too.


25 posted on 04/02/2011 7:45:02 PM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: himno hero
... but he can recite the Koran. Probably a master in Arabic too.

Dear Allah,

Please keep Vladimir Putin from releasing the KGB file with my Kenyan birth certificate, my
CPSU membership card, records of all my KGB training and the other ID documents these
bitter, gun owning, bible clinging, whining Americans are always squawking about.

Also, please continue to keep Michelle out of my hair with her shopping and busy work.
I don’t care how much that backyard garden costs taxpayers. If it keeps her in front of
cameras and out of my office its worth any price - after all, I'm not the one paying the bill.

As always, Your faithful servant,
Barack Hussein Obama

PS - I still believe the evening call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world.


26 posted on 04/02/2011 8:14:17 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: STE=Q; All
To All:

"1. Convince the people that "clinging" to any aspect of their cultural (tribal) identity or history is bad and regresses the process of 'unity'."

How many times have have us traditional Americans been called by the lefty pundits "nativist and "tribalist?"(read:xenophobic racists)

"2.Confiscate the wealth and resources of the area that you govern by any means necessary in order to redistribute wealth"

Comment unnecessary!

"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."

Fortunately, even the "useful idiots" have begun to figure out that Obongo isn't all that bright!

"4 Lie to the people and tell them that progress is being made even though things are clearly becoming worse."

Comment unnecessary!

STE=Q

27 posted on 04/02/2011 8:23:21 PM PDT by STE=Q ("It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government" ... Thomas Paine)
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To: Iron Munro

LOL!

STE=Q


28 posted on 04/02/2011 8:25:28 PM PDT by STE=Q ("It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government" ... Thomas Paine)
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To: STE=Q

ABOUT AS GOOD AS IT GETS FOR ME!

Having arrived at the Gates of Heaven, Barrack Obama meets a man with a beard.
Are you Mohammed?’ he asks. ‘No my son, I am St. Peter; Mohammed is higher up.
Peter then points to a ladder that rises into the clouds .

Delighted that Mohammed should be higher than St. Peter, Obama climbs the
ladder in great strides, climbs up through the clouds and comes into a
room where he meets another bearded man. He asks again, ‘Are you Mohammed?’
‘Why no he answers, I am Moses; Mohammed is higher still .’

Exhausted, but with a heart full of joy he climbs the ladder yet again,
he discovers a larger room where he meets an angelic looking man with a
beard. Full of hope, he asks again, ‘Are you Mohammed?’ ‘No, I am
Jesus, the Christ...you will find Mohammed higher up. ‘

Mohammed higher than Jesus! Man, oh man! Obama can hardly contain his
delight and climbs and climbs ever higher. Once again, he reaches an
even larger room where he meets this truly magnificent looking man with
a silver white beard and once again repeats his question:

“Are you Mohammed?” he gasps as he is by now, totally out of breath from
all his climbing. ‘No, my son.... I am Almighty God, the Alpha and the
Omega, but you look exhausted. Would you like a cup of coffee?”

Obama says, “Yes please”! As God looks behind him, he claps his hands
and yells out: “Hey Mohammed-two coffees!””

Keep your trust in God...your president is an idiot...


29 posted on 04/02/2011 8:27:17 PM PDT by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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To: STE=Q
The Roots of Obama’s Rage by Dinesh D’Souza, gives a deeper understanding of Zer0's anti-colonial thinking. It is an insight into his thinking, much influenced by Communists like Bill Ayers who also saw the Vietnam War as an anti-colonial struggle. How we put Zer0 into the Presidency with such deep animosity to everything represented by the West is a bigger indictment of the American electorate and the American Press.
30 posted on 04/02/2011 8:30:53 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Iron Munro

Thats him!

Our CALIPH in Chief

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2698570/posts
#15


31 posted on 04/02/2011 8:34:40 PM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: STE=Q
O's grandather, and possibly his father, were imprisoned during the Mau Mau insurrection.

If you are not familiar with Mau Mau, I highly suggest you become so.

Robert Ruark wrote two novels about it, based on his time in Kenya and friendships with Kenyan farmers and hunters.

Very gruesome, but it gives great insight not seen in 'historical' accounts.

The first book, "Something of Value", covers Mau Mau & the lead-up to it. The second, "Uhuru", centers on the post Mau Mau period, and the politics involved.

Viewing O with an eye on his origins, and his acknowledgement of them, provides an insight never covered in the press.

32 posted on 04/02/2011 8:36:10 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: STE=Q

Great article! So what if it represents Ms. Ikenga’s point of view and not ours?


33 posted on 04/03/2011 5:58:06 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: Falcon4.0

“He just might, have been born in America,
but he didn’t grow up here.”

We can also make that statement about two of the most dyed-in-the-wool Obamanoids, Timothy Geithner and Valerie Jarrett.


34 posted on 04/03/2011 7:13:45 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: hinckley buzzard

This essay PRECEEDED D’Souza by a year.

I hope Dinesh remembered to thank him.

(Actually, most any former colonial sees that stuff in Obama. My business partner who is from Trinidad says some vicious things about him and he doesn’t even read the funny paper. It is just obvious to them from experience with such types but it is largely lost on Americans)


35 posted on 04/03/2011 7:17:22 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: himno hero

The African AND Middle Eastern (Arab) colonies which gained independnce during the ‘50’s and ‘60’s were taken over by socialist or fascist (Baathist) despots who were re-distributionist and “revanchist” toward the colonial powers.

The authoritarian nature of Islam and tribal societies probably had a lot to do with that.

The newly independent Asian nations have followed a different path which is more free-market oriented and they have prospered tremendously by comparison.


36 posted on 04/03/2011 7:29:56 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: jonrick46

This post, which is a re-post from 2009, came about as a result of a discussion of D’Souza’s book on a thread the other night.

A FReeper remembered the essay, recommended it, and then posted it here.

The “Roots” book is from 2010. so I don’t know if any borrowing went on. I do know that former colonials pick up on Obummer’s posing right away, as I previously commented.


37 posted on 04/03/2011 7:36:50 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: diogenes ghost

The Mau Maus were mostly Kikuyu but a few of Obama’s Luo tribe were involved, including his grandfather who was imprisoned by the Brits and came out psychologically broken. Barack Sr was really too young to be involved but he surely believed in the Mau Mau aims.


38 posted on 04/03/2011 7:40:24 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Ouderkirk
And look what Kenya has become since those colonials have left. It has deteriorated to below third world status.

Worse than Detroit?

39 posted on 04/03/2011 7:40:39 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: RoadTest

The thing is, it probably represents Obama’s point of view.


40 posted on 04/03/2011 7:41:50 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

” it probably represents Obama’s point of view”.

You think so? I kind of got the impression she’s calling the African tribalists European-African phonies. They think they’re tribal but they’re really European Socialists.


41 posted on 04/03/2011 10:05:21 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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