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Obama's Communist Connections Revisited
Written by Sam Blumenfeld
It’s been more than two and a half years since Barack Obama was inaugurated President of the United States. During that time he seems to have undergone some kind of metamorphosis from a left-wing, radical, socialist community organizer to the leader of the Democrat Party. And because the establishment media sees him mainly as a Democrat politician they are a bit confused by his refusal to act like a normal Democrat in the give and take between Dems and Republicans on the Hill.What they forget is that he was elected by the left to destroy American capitalism. So it’s essential to remind those who voted for him, exactly how he intended to transform America, and what that transformed America will be like. And who better to explain that than the U.S. Communist Party itself which was rooting for Obama during the campaign.
In a letter to the official Communist Party newspaper, People's Weekly World, published after Obama's win in Iowa, we got a very clear idea of what American communists saw in Obama's presidential bid:
Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary ‘mole,’ not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through.
The old pattern of politics as usual has been broken. It may not have happened as we expected but what matters is that it happened. The message is clear: We can and must defeat the ultra-right, by uniting the broadest possible coalition that will represent an overwhelming majority of the people in a new political dynamic.
Note the use of Marxist language: dialectical leap; a new political dynamic; revolutionary struggle; new era of struggle; the mole. These are words and concepts that Obama understood.
During the campaign, Obama proposed the creation of a homeland police force, stronger than the U.S. military, which would be used to silence the "ultra-right" opposition to his socialist regime. Hitler had a similar police force called the Gestapo — Geheime Staats Polizie or Homeland State Police — that terrorized the opponents of the Nazi regime.
In 1933 a majority of Germans voted for a demagogue who promised "change" and seemed to be the answer to their economic and national problems. None of those voters could have foreseen that 12 years later Germany would lie in ruins and be occupied by foreign armies. Also, the murderous persecution of the Jews became an important part of the Nazi program.
And today we find the left joining radical Islam in their war against Israel and the Jews. Hatred of Israel has become an important part of the radical left’s agenda. They are the groups organizing flotillas to break Israel’s blockade against Gaza.
Back in 2008, the young followers of Barack Obama had been well indoctrinated in our public schools to accept slogans rather than facts. You could see it in the crowds that gathered to adore their new leader. The Nov. 3, 2008, issue of Time magazine had an extraordinary picture of Obama standing before a huge rally of 100,000 people under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, with his right arm outstretched reminding one of the famous Nazi salute. And what was particularly frightening is that two-thirds of the people in this massive crowd also had their arms outstretched in the Sieg Heil salute. What we saw was mass hypnosis created by a charismatic hypnotist mouthing inane slogans and trashing the opposition. It used to be said that it couldn’t happen here. But the picture showed that it was indeed
happening here in 2008.
In his famous autobiography, Dreams from My Father, Obama reveals that his earliest mentor in Hawaii was a man by the name of Frank Marshall Davis. It so happens that Davis had been sent to Hawaii in the late 1940s by the Communist Party to organize the party in Hawaii.
Davis had begun his communist career in Chicago. He was a friend and associate of Paul Robeson, the great singer who defected to the USSR, and Harry Bridges, head of the communist-dominated International Longshoremen and Warehousemen's Union. Both men were secret Communist Party USA members.
According to a certificate issued by the State of Hawaii, Obama was born on Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu. The name on his birth certificate is Barack Hussein Obama, II, named after his Kenyan father who had married his 18-year-old mother, Ann Dunham, when they were students at the University of Hawaii. His parents were divorced when Barack was two years old. His father went on to Harvard to get a Master’s Degree and then returned to Kenya. Dunham then married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian Muslim student at the University, and the family moved to Indonesia where Barack attended both an Islamic and a Catholic school. In 1971 Barack returned to Hawaii and lived with his grandparents. During his high school years he became friends with Frank Marshall Davis, who inculcated him in the radical anti-white views of black revolutionaries.
Upon graduation from the prestigious Punahou Academy, Barack attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, He writes in his autobiography: "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. … We discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism and patriarchy."
He then transferred to Columbia University in New York where he got his Bachelor of Arts degree and attended important socialist meetings. He then went to Chicago where he developed his talents as a socialist community organizer. But it was obvious that if he wanted to pursue a political career in the Democrat Party, he needed more prestigious credentials. So, from Chicago, he went to Harvard Law School where he became editor of the Harvard Law Review.
How did he get into Harvard? Christopher Anderson writes in Barack and Michele: Portrait of an American Marriage, “Barack enlisted the help of several influential figures to get him into Harvard Law School. One of his more colorful Chicago associates was Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour, a radical Muslim who had been a mentor of Black Panther Party founders Bobby Seale and Huey Newton. At al-Mansour’s request, Percy Sutton, the respected New York political figure who had once been Malcolm X’s lawyer, wrote a letter of recommendation on behalf of Barack. So did Northwestern University Professor John McNight, another disciple of Saul Alinsky, who had been impressed with Barack’s work in the community.”
After a trip to Kenya to visit his father's family, Barack returned to Chicago where he was chosen by Illinois State Sen. Alice Palmer to succeed her. Palmer had been on the executive board of the U.S. Peace Council, identified by the FBI as a front organization for the Communist Party USA and affiliate of the Soviet front World Peace Council. According to an article in the Black Press Review, Palmer attended the 27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and came away favorably impressed by the Soviet system. The fact that she chose Barack to succeed her indicates that she had full confidence he would continue to advance her leftist agenda.
David Remnick, in The Bridge, writes: “Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were among the many neighbors and acquaintances in Hyde Park who were interested in Obama. Ayers and Dohrn were former leaders of S.D.S. and the Weather Underground, and were unapologetic about their support for violent resistance to the Vietnam War… Before Obama formally announced his candidacy, Ayers and Dohrn were asked to throw a small informal reception for him. According to Ayers, Alice Palmer made the request…. The guests at the reception included Quentin Young, a doctor who had long campaigned for a single-payer health-care system, the Palestinian-American professor Rashid Khalidi…” and others of the left.
It should be pointed out that Bill Ayers and Bernadine were among those planning to board a flotilla ship to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza.
Obama, of course, won that State Senate election without any opposition. That was the start of his meteoric political career that has finally brought him to where he stands today. And he owes it all to his leftist, commie friends with their connections in high places. To them, Obama is the smooth, charismatic leader who will take all of them into the White House and give them the power to destroy the greatest and last bastion of individual freedom ever conceived by man.