Skip to comments.How Obama Thinks (Best, most thorough article on Obama's pysche I have seen yet)
Posted on 09/09/2010 7:41:16 AM PDT by milwguy
Obama Sr. was an economist, and in 1965 he published an important article in the East Africa Journal called "Problems Facing Our Socialism." Obama Sr. wasn't a doctrinaire socialist; rather, he saw state appropriation of wealth as a necessary means to achieve the anticolonial objective of taking resources away from the foreign looters and restoring them to the people of Africa. For Obama Sr. this was an issue of national autonomy. "Is it the African who owns this country? If he does, then why should he not control the economic means of growth in this country?"
As he put it, "We need to eliminate power structures that have been built through excessive accumulation so that not only a few individuals shall control a vast magnitude of resources as is the case now." The senior Obama proposed that the state confiscate private land and raise taxes with no upper limit. In fact, he insisted that "theoretically there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
“D’Souza’s right. Barack Senior’s Ghost is running the White House.”
There are ghosts...and there are evil spirits.
Thanks. When I came to that passage, it hit me like a ton of bricks. EVERYTHING about the POTUS and his seemingly bizarre actions since he took office (from bowing to kings and despots, apologizing for America, to the takeover of banks, auto companies, etc) made perfect sense when looked at from the perspective of the author.
I especially gave extra weight to the author’s personal experience in post colonial India. I really think all FReepers should be sending this to their friends and family, because the man in the White House is even more dangerous to our country than I have previously believed.
I will also say the talking heads on MSNBC will have their heads explode when this issue of FORBES hits the newstands. I may tune in to Keith Olberfurher a few times that week just to see him melt down. House and Senate Dems will also be dreading being asked about the article as well.
Yes that is an interesting observation. It makes me appreciate Ronald Reagan and his achievements even more. He had an imperfect dad as well. Many Americans have grown up without fathers, due to misfortune, abandonment and other causes, and have not parlayed that into traitorous behavior against this Republic. No way could Obama have been elected without the concerted effort of a myriad of forces, international and home grown, bent on destroying this country for their own particular purposes. His background made him the perfect candidate to front for the powers behind the teleprompter.
DSouza hits a home run..This article truly is EXTRAORDINARY.
a very scary reality check for all of us.
Thanks for posting this.
PING to a must read!
Here's more, from How Obama Thinks (Page 2 of 5):
"...We don't have to speculate because the President tells us himself in his autobiography, Dreams from My Father.
According to Obama, his dream is his father's dream.
Notice that his title is not Dreams of My Father but rather Dreams from My Father.
Obama isn't writing about his father's dreams; he is writing about the dreams he received from his father.
So who was Barack Obama Sr.?
He was a Luo tribesman who grew up in Kenya and studied at Harvard...
-- snip --
...But to his son, the elder Obama represented a great and noble cause, the cause of anticolonialism.
Obama Sr. grew up during Africa's struggle to be free of European rule, and he was one of the early generation of Africans chosen to study in America and then to shape his country's future.
I know a great deal about anticolonialism, because I am a native of Mumbai, India.
I am part of the first Indian generation to be born after my country's independence from the British. Anticolonialism was the rallying cry of Third World politics for much of the second half of the 20th century. To most Americans, however, anticolonialism is an unfamiliar idea, so let me explain it.
Anticolonialism is the doctrine that rich countries of the West got rich by invading, occupying and looting poor countries of Asia, Africa and South America..." -- Dinesh D'Souza
I forgot something else, something important.
The opposition candidate, McCain, was abominable. He couldn’t explain why he wanted to be President. He couldn’t explain why he was a better choice than Obama. In fact, he went out of his way to state that Obama was a good guy and would be a fine president.
He didn’t really want to be president. He would have been nearly as bad as Obama, in all probability.
So what my earlier explanation missed was this: you can’t beat something with nothing. McCain was nothing. He offered nothing except “I’m the Republican candidate, I don’t really think my party has anything better to offer, and the other guy would be a fine choice.”
Impeachment or resignation to follow in 2011.
Agreed. Although Americans seem to fall for the new face ("the outsider") far too often in politics. We set ourselves up as easy targets because we want to project our own beliefs and values onto the next blank slate. We conservatives are no better as we all wait breathlessly for our own Great Conservative Pumpkin to rise up from the pumpkin patch and lead us to victory.
When I came to that passage, it hit me like a ton of bricks.Me, too!
EVERYTHING about the POTUS and his seemingly bizarre actions since he took office (from bowing to kings and despots, apologizing for America, to the takeover of banks, auto companies, etc) made perfect sense when looked at from the perspective of the author.Exactly!
THANK YOU for posting this. :o)
I've been saying for two full years now that The Won wants to turn this country into a third-world socialist dung-heap, but D'Souza does an excellent job of filling in the details of "why" he wants to do it and "how" he intends to.
That's because he didn't want to be President.
He was perfectly happy being a Senator.
He fought much harder against J.D. Hayworth than he fought against The Won.
Good highlight. Those paragraphs hit me the same way..central. Have you ever read Dinesh’s book ‘What’s So Great About America?’ It was a great book that went to the heart of the matter of ‘colonialism’/ ‘imperialism’. It completely destroyed the liberal lexicon on so called American ‘imperialism’. I am sure it gave folks like Obama,Ayers and Chomsky heartburn....lol!
“We need to eliminate power structures that have been built through excessive accumulation so that not only a few individuals shall control a vast magnitude of resources as is the case now.”
But the “how” for me is different. You prevent this by having freedom, not the govt doing the same thing as what you are trying to avoid. One of the great things of our society is the freedom to move up and down...............
Is it true that rich countries of West got rich by invading, occupying and looting poor countries? Or is this a convenient excuse for natives to upend their so called oppressors and take over the control of the country? It seems to me that more often than not the resulting dictatorship really demonstrates what invading, occupying a looting is all about as we see in Haiti, Zimbabwe, Kenya where the poor really get poorer.
The West never gets credit for bringing economic and social order to a nation, and then allowing its natives to govern only to see the resulting "civilization" to revert and collapse time and again. The UN is composed of countries run by dictatorships blaming someone else for their misery.
bump for HHH
“Progressives” are sentimental idealists
Except for those that are actually “Oppressives”,
and seek to dominate and control their fellow humans.
The President continues to push for stimulus even though hundreds of billions of dollars in such funds seem to have done little. The unemployment rate when Obama took office in January 2009 was 7.7%; now it is 9.5%. Yet he wants to spend even more and is determined to foist the entire bill on Americans making $250,000 a year or more. The rich, Obama insists, aren't paying their "fair share." This by itself seems odd given that the top 1% of Americans pay 40% of all federal income taxes; the next 9% of income earners pay another 30%. So the top 10% pays 70% of the taxes; the bottom 40% pays close to nothing.
Odd is an understatement.
Just another boy whose father abandoned him,
fantasizing about what it would be like to please his absentee father.
I haven’t send out a big ping in awhile, but I thought this merited your interest.
It’s the kind of article you could copy and e-mail to everybody in your address-book, including lifelong-Democratic-voter Aunt Sophie, and gain a big harvest of comprehension.
Excellent point. The entire democrat party has ‘father issues’. That’s why they are always trying to replace the father with government. Government becomes the father archetype. Isn’t it interesting too that while the leftist dems decry colonialism/imperialism elsewhere, their policies are actually the very definition of colonialism/imperialism at home. They want the government to be all powerful and ruling over the ‘peasants’ of America.
Concentration of wealth and power
WITH THOSE WHO HOLD THE MONOPOLY ON THE LEGAL USE OF DEADLY FORCE TO IMPOSE THEIR WILL
Much less so with those who lack this power.
There's also the memorable, "Corpse-man" gaffe (and others).
But Obama is a graduate of Columbia and Harvard, donchaknow?
Read that this morning and found it pretty logical.
what a concept.
How Obama Thinks (Best, most thorough article on Obama's pysche I have seen yet)
forbes ^ | 9/7/2010 | Dinesh D'Souza
Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 7:41:16 AM
***The West never gets credit for bringing economic and social order to a nation, and then allowing its natives to govern only to see the resulting “civilization” to revert and collapse time and again.***
We should remember, however, that the European monarchies explored, invaded and ruled many areas of the world to acquire & monopolize natural resources. Side benefits to those areas were the institutions the victors *imposed* on the vanquished; i.e. courts of law, roads, libraries, hospitals, schools, churches etc., Post colonialization the native populations have often resorted to plunder and/or neglect. The ruling elite almost always kept the *plumage of royalty* and the perks for themselves.
America began as a British colony. After 1776 colonization continued under the Republic.
ALL of ALL of TV, Hollywood and the media are 100% behind our Islamic Mugabe.
Keep watching TV sheeple cause your cable and sat TV bills are your ticket to slavery and dhimini-hood.
The Saudi shareholders and joint venture partners in News Corp/Fox, TW/CNN, Disney/ABC, GE/MSNBC/NBC/CNBC, Bloomberg thank you.
B. Hussein Obama is the Kenyan anti-Christ.
“Is it the African who owns this country? If he does, then why should he not control the economic means of growth in this country?”
Aren’t Africans in charge of their country now? How is that working out?/s
Awesome article. Thanks. Everyone should read.
0bama despises us. Us. I think he’s revolted by the very nation that has made him and his wife rich as all get out.
We don’t know his origins really. We’ve not seen him with pix of his alleged grandmother Dunham, except for one here and there with him supposedly sitting on a bench between them. Where are the lunches, the people who would have known her in her later years, the pix with his own ‘mother’ Stanley Ann, etc., etc. Where are ANY pix of him in middle or high school, college and so forth?
For such an ego, you’d think such pictures and stories of friends and neighbors, his legal cases, letters and such would be plastered all over creation. Do we think his ‘library’ after he (perhaps) leaves office is going to be accessible by eyes-only individuals or something?
Thank you Mrs. Don-o.
Actually no one really knows who slick Willie’s father was. I am not so sure about Obama either.
Oh, one more thing. Where is his mother buried? His father? His granddad? Frank Marshall Davis? Does anyone even know? His apartment at Occidental? New York? Harvard? Do they even have placques? Lease agreements in the historical record? County Halls of records? Old cars? High school rings? Scholastic society rings? School books?
It certainly caught my interest! Thanks, Mrs. Don-o, for the ping. Wow, milwguy, great article, thanks for posting. D’Souza does not disappoint. It is eerily on point, explains a lot. My head hurts, too, now...
Forbes Magazine has a writer that is Obama’s closest supporter, Forbes helped make him rich and he is a lousy money manager. This guy helped get Obama elected. This was the main reason I cancelled Forbes and will NEVER subscribe again.
This is spot on!
Underneath all of the layers that comprise Obama is envy, covetousness and hatred. You can hear the like-minded Michelle saying, "The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more. or "I was never proud of America. It's very very important to get this man politically impotent by blocking his progress.
Interesting article; thanks for posting!
I like Dineshs’ work, but this is by far one of his best ever.
Chilling. Yet really exlains so much. Strange as it sounds I almost feel better because now I understand. Our instincts were right, but thanks to this article we’re no longer perplexed by the moves of this madman....and it shows this president is much worse than anyone could have ever imagined.....he needs to be gone so our country can be saved.
bump for later read -
The reign of the living dead.
Not sure if you saw this article or not. Sorry if it’s a second ping.... Excellent article.........and yeah...We’re dealing with the ghost of his father?
Thanks for the ping.