Obama is a product of, and whose actions reflect what David Horowitz described as an unholy alliance, between the American left and radical Islam.
They have been brought together by the one overriding trait they share – their contempt for the United States, their belief that our country is the very embodiment of evil on earth and, therefore, must be destroyed. While Islamic radicals seek to purge the world of heresies and of the infidels who practice them, leftist radicals seek to purge society’s collective “soul” of the vices allegedly spawned by capitalism — those being racism, sexism, imperialism, and greed.
Obama’s statism and economic policies appear to be taken directly out of the Marxist-Leninist playbook of his childhood mentor, American communist Frank Marshall Davis, whose newspaper columns advocated wealth redistribution, government stimulus for “public works projects,” taxpayer-funding of universal health care, and nationalizing General Motors. Davis’s writings, riddled with racism and resentment, denounced the “tentacles of big business,” blasted Wall Street and “greedy” millionaires, lambasted GOP tax cuts that “spare the rich,” attacked “excess profits,” and often called for transformational and fundamental “change.”
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Not only was Obama member and candidate of the 1990s Chicago socialist New Party; he has emulated Vladimir Lenin in striving to increase state control over important sectors of the American economy such as energy, health care, finance, and education– and with smaller interventions in food and transportation. In addition, the broader policies of the Obama Administration and his congressional progressive fellow-travelers bear comparison to Karl Marx’s ten point plan for incremental socialism.
Obama was registered at a Catholic school in Jakarta as “Barry Soetoro” and was listed as having Indonesian nationality and a member of the Muslim religion. In a conversation with George Stephanopoulos in September 2008, Obama spoke of “my Muslim faith,” only changing that to “my Christian faith” after Stephanopoulos interrupted and corrected him.
Obama has often expressed his affection for Islam:
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“We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world – including in my own country.”
“We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.”
“These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”
“Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”
“The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”
And, most recently at a dinner to mark the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr on July 27, 2014, Obama thanked Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”
Obama’s friendship with Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour and his sponsorship of Obama as a prospective Harvard law student probably helped harden Obama’s Islamist, leftist, black-nationalist, and anti-American views. It is likely that Obama, while attending Columbia University, became closely associated with al-Mansour, when the latter was invited to lecture by Obama’s Columbia professor and later friend, the Yasser Arafat apologist and Israel-hating Edward Said.
Formerly known as Donald Warden, al-Mansour, an American, was a mentor of Black Panther founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in the early 1960s. He changed his name after studying Islam and learning Arabic. He is well known within the black community as a lawyer; an orthodox Muslim’ a black nationalist; and an outspoken enemy of Israel, the United States, and white people, in general. His writings and books are filled with anti-American rhetoric. Al-Mansour is a personal advisor to Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the world’s 19th wealthiest person, part-owner of News Corp (Fox News), and the individual who allegedly funded Obama’s Harvard education.
Obama’s apparent respect for and adherence to beliefs so divergent from America’s history and traditions raise questions concerning their influence on the formulation of his policies, whose effects appear to have had such a clearly negative impact on American society and national security.
Stated simply, did we elect the enemy?
Is Obama’s current Middle East policy, for example, seemingly contrary to American interests, designed to inhibit Israel, bolster Hamas, and return the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt?
As bad as Obama might be for the country, he is only a manifestation or symptom of a deeper, more corrosive problem: our corrupt political-media culture.
If we had an honest federal government with an unbiased media, Obama would still be voting “present” in the Illinois state legislature.
If Barack Obama is permitted to complete his term of office, it will be an endorsement of permanent political and media corruption in the United States.
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