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Louis Farrakhan Organization Received $103K in Farm Subsidies!

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This is from The Black Sphere.

This is why we do not need farm subsidies.

Why do we need them the Great Depression is over?

 

By now Americans should be well aware of the President’s fondness for people and groups aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Indeed, Obama’s appreciation of all things Islam does not stop there. Thanks to Adam Andrzejewski‘s watch dog organization, Open the Books, we discover that Louis Farrakhan, rabid Nation of Islam leader, has a little pet project, Muhammad Farms, which received $103,529 in aid between 2008 and 2011.

Hmmm. Farm subsidies in urban Chicago. That’s novel.

To be fair, the group did receive $26,357 under the Bush administration.

Andrzejewski writes in the Muhammad Farms report:

Within the geographic borders of the City of Chicago, 930 entities received an aggregated total of $6.129 million in federal government farm subsidy payments.

Federal farm subsidy program dollars are flowing into the “urban areas”- where there are no farms. The recipients include grain traders and members of the Chicago Board of Trade, wealthy second generation inheritors, and non-profit organizations such as the Mallard Habitat Foundation and a charity of The Nation of Islam. Many entities receive the federal subsidies at their downtown loop office buildings or residential mansions.

Nearly every neighborhood in the city receives federal farm subsidy payments- including the Gold Coast, Downtown-Loop, Lincoln Park, and even the President’s neighbors in Hyde Park.

And further down in the report:

In Chicago, the 12th highest farm subsidy recipient is Three Years Economic Savings, Inc- a charity addressed at the home of Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of The Nation of Islam. The entity also received a “commodity loan” for an additional $26,357 under the George W. Bush administration.

Full disclosure: my relatives are hard-working grass seed farmers who have made a good living raising Bent and Fescue over the years. I have wonderful memories of summers driving John Deere hillside combines and swathers and laying land with the Graham plow behind the Massey Ferguson. So I have a rock-solid appreciation of farmers and farming.

But the numbers revealed in Adam Andrzejewski’s report point toward “Massive amounts of ‘farm subsidies’ flowing into America’s urban areas.” The waste of the federal government is incomprehensible, and the flow of taxpayer monies to hate-infused groups such as The Nation of Islam is despicable.

As Andrzejewski summarizes:

…farm subsidies today have nothing to do with “preserving the family farm.” Wealthy investors have piggy-backed on a growing government program and made the largess of farm subsidies part of their investment portfolio. Many of these wealthy investors don’t live in “rural areas,” but instead utilize “farm managers” and taxpayer dollars to maximize return on their “farm” investments.

In fact, small family farms are not receiving much money. Our analysis shows that billions of the FY2008-11 subsidies flowed to just 1.4% of recipients – those receiving at least $250,000!

All of this under the watch of our Commander in Chief, the Chicago-formed man who was raised on Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and mentored by full-fledged communist, Frank Marshall Davis.

Obama promised to fundamentally change America, to spread the wealth around.

Let’s face it, we have (at least) a socialist presiding at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and spreading the wealth around to the likes of Louis Farrakhan. America’s president is an agent of change, cozying up to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Time for change America.

Time to be vigilant and decry the maneuvers of a radical in the White House. Time to relight the torches of freedom within our Shining City on a Hill and restore the Constitution to it’s preeminent position.
Read more at http://theblacksphere.net/2013/12/louis-farrakhan-organization-received-103k-farm-subsidies/#JzgSeFBLtHYE9fDu.99

 

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Hat Tip Old NFO.

 

Any one of  these ‘coincidences’ when taken singularly appear to not mean much, but when  taken as a whole, a computer would blow a main circuit if you asked it to  calculate the odds that they have occurred by chance alone. Sit back, get a  favorite beverage, and then read and ponder  the Obama-related  ‘coincidences’ …  then super-impose the bigger picture of most recent  events i.e. Fast and furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal and the  NSA revelations … then pray for our  country.

Obama
just  happened to know 60s far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father
just  happened to be Thomas Ayers, who
just  happened to be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who
just  happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who
just  happened to later become the father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama
just  happened to choose as his closest White House advisor, and who
just  happened to have been CEO of Habitat Company, which
just  happened to manage public housing in Chicago, which
just  happened to get millions of dollars from the Illinois state legislature, and which
just  happened not to properly maintain the housing—which eventually
just  happened to require demolition.

Valerie Jarrett also
just happened to work for the city of Chicago, and
just  happened to hire Michelle LaVaughan Robinson (later Mrs.Obama), who
just  happened to have worked at the Sidley Austin law firm, where former fugitive from the FBI Bernardine Dohrn also just happened to work, and where Barack Obama
just happened to get a summer job.

Bernardine Dohrn
just  happened to be married to William Ayers, with whom she
just  happened to have hidden from the FBI at a San Francisco marina, along with Donald Warden, who
just  happened to change his name to Khalid al-Mansour, and Warden/al-Mansour
just  happened to be a mentor of Black Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and a close associate of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and al-Mansour
just  happened to be financial adviser to a Saudi Prince, who
just  happened to donate cash to Harvard, for which Obama
just  happened to get a critical letter of recommendation from Percy Sutton, who just happened to have been the attorney for Malcolm X, who
just  happened to know Kenyan politician Tom Mboya, who
just  happened to be a close friend of Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who
just  happened to meet Malcolm X when he traveled to Kenya.

Obama, Sr.
just  happened to have his education at the University of Hawaii paid for by the Laubach Literacy Institute, which
just  happened to have been supported by Elizabeth Mooney Kirk, who
just  happened to be a friend of Malcolm X, who
just  happened to have been associated with the Nation of Islam, which was later headed by Louis Farrakhan, who
just  happens to live very close to Obama’s Chicago mansion, which also
just happens to be located very close to the residence of William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who
just  happens to have been occasional baby-sitters for Malia and Natasha Obama, whose parents
just  happened to have no concern exposing their daughters to bomb-making communists.

After  attending Occidental College and Columbia University, where he
just  happened to have foreign Muslim roommates, Obama moved to Chicago to work for the Industrial Areas Foundation, an organization that
just  happened to have been founded by Marxist and radical agitator Saul “the Red” Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, who
just  happened to be the topic of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thesis at Wellesley College, and  Obama’s $25,000 salary at IAF
just  happened to be funded by a grant from the Woods Fund, which was founded by the Woods family, whose Sahara Coal company
just  happened to provide coal to Commonwealth Edison, whose CEO just happened to be Thomas Ayers,  whose son William Ayers
just  happened to serve on  the board of the Woods Fund, along with Obama.

Obama also worked on voter registration drives in Chicago in the 1980s and
just  happened to work with leftist political groups like the Democratic Socialists of America  (DSA) and Socialist International (SI), through which Obama met Carl Davidson, who
just  happened to travel to Cuba during the Vietnam War to sabotage the U.S. war effort, and who
just  happened to be a former member of the SDS and a member of the Committees of  Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, which
just  happened to sponsor a 2002 anti-war rally at which Obama spoke, and which
just  happened to have been organized by Marilyn Katz, a former SDS activist and later public relations consultant who
just  happened to be a long-time friend of Obama’s political hatchet man, David Axelrod.

Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), whose pastor was Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a fiery orator who  just happened to preach Marxism and Black Liberation Theology and who delivered anti-white,  anti-Jew, and anti-American sermons, which Obama
just  happened never to hear  because he
just  happened to miss church only on the days when Wright was at his “most enthusiastic,” and Obama
just  happened never to notice that Oprah Winfrey left the church because it was too radical, and
just  happened never to notice that the church gave the vile anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award.

Although no one had ever heard of him at the time, Obama
just happened to receive an impossible-to-believe $125,000 advance to write a book about race relations,  which he
just  happened to fail to write while using the cash to vacation in Bali with his wife Michelle, and despite his record of non-writing he just happened to receive a  second advance, for $40,000, from another publisher, and he eventually completed a manuscript called Dreams From My Father, which
just  happened to strongly reflect the writing style of William Ayers, who
just  happened to trample on an American flag for the cover photograph of the popular Chicago magazine,  which Obama
just  happened never to see even though it appeared on newsstands throughout the city.

Obama was  hired by the law firm Miner, Banhill and Galland, which
just  happened to specialize in negotiating state government contracts to develop low-income housing, and which
just  happened to deal with now-imprisoned Tony Rezko and his firm Rezar, and with slumlord Valerie Jarrett, and the law firm’s Judson Miner
just  happened to have been a classmate of Bernardine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers.
In 1994 Obama represented ACORN and another plaintiff in a lawsuit against Citibank for denying mortgages to  blacks (Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank), and the lawsuit
just  happened to result in banks being blackmailed into approving sub prime loans for poor credit risks,  a trend which
just  happened to spread nationwide, and which
just  happened to lead to the collapse of the housing bubble, which
just  happened to help Obama defeat John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

In 1996 Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate and joined the “New Party,” which
just  happened to promote Marxism, and Obama was supported by Dr. Quentin Yong, a socialist who
just  happened to support a government takeover of the health care system.

In late 1999 Obama  purportedly engaged in homosexual activities and cocaine-snorting in the back of a limousine with a man named Larry Sinclair, who claims he was contacted in late 2007 by Donald Young, who
just  happened to be the gay choir director of Obama’s Chicago church and who shared information with Sinclair about Obama, and Young
just  happened to be murdered on December 23, 2007, just weeks after Larry Bland, another gay member of  the church just  happened to be  murdered, and both murders
just  happened to have never been solved.  In 2008 Sinclair held a press conference to discuss his claims, and
just  happened to be arrested immediately after the event, based on a warrant issued by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who
just  happens to be the son of Joe Biden.

In 2003 Obama and his wife attended a dinner in honor of Rashid Khalidi, who
just  happened to be a former PLO operative, harsh critic of Israel, and advocate of Palestinian rights,  and who Obama claims he does not know, even though the Obamas just  happened to have dined more than once at the home of Khalidi and his wife, Mona, and  just  happened to have used them as occasional baby-sitters.  Obama reportedly praised Khalidi at the decidedly anti-Semitic event, which William Ayers
just  happened to also attend, and the event Obama pretends he never attended was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network, to which Obama
just  happened to have funneled cash while serving on the board of the Woods Fund with William Ayers, and one speaker at the dinner remarked that if Palestinians cannot  secure a return of their land, Israel “will never see a day of peace,” and entertainment at the dinner included a Muslim children’s dance whose performances
just  happened to include simulated beheadings with fake swords, and stomping on American, Israeli, and British flags, and Obama allegedly told the audience that “Israel has no  God-given right to occupy Palestine” and there has been “genocide against  the Palestinian people by (the) Israelis,” and the Los Angeles Times has a videotape of the event but just  happens to refuse to make it public.

In the 2004 Illinois Democrat primary race for the  U.S. Senate, front-runner Blair Hull just  happened to be forced out of the race after David Axelrod just happened to manage to get Hull’s sealed divorce records unsealed, which just happened to enable Obama to win the primary, so he could face popular Republican Jack Ryan, whose sealed child custody records from his divorce just  happened to become unsealed, forcing Ryan to withdraw from the race, which just  happened to enable the unqualified Obama to waltz into the U.S. Senate, where, after a mere 143  days of work, he just  happened to decide he was qualified to run for President of the United  States.

h/t JP

 

Jon Voight: Obama following father’s socialist footsteps

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This is from Fox News Entertainment.

Jon Voight is a refreshing voice from Holly Weird.

Obama is a socialist as Mr. Voight and Conservatives have know since day one about Obama.

But the you owe me crowd and the left thought Obama was the best thing since pockets on a shirt.

Conservatives need to force a turn around of America from the socialist path of destruction.

 

LOS ANGELES –  Jon Voight, an outspoken supporter of the Republican party for years, says President Obama is taking the country further and further left.

“I have really big difficulties with what it going on, and it is not like I am in the dark… I can see the decisions he has made since he’s been President,” Voight told FOX411 at last week’s Hollywood Reporter Emmy party in West Hollywood. “I said at one point, he is following his father’s footsteps to bring us to socialism and that’s what he is doing. There are no secrets.”

During last year’s GOP convention, the actor also expressed fears regarding Obama and his father’s alleged Marxist ties.

“Well, his father was a Marxist — of course he was influenced by it,” Voight told Reveal Politics. “His mother, who led him towards his father’s Marxism – yes. His mentor was a fellow by the name of Frank Marshall Davis, he was a communist. And, of course, his alliances from that time on.”

Voight, the father of Angelina Jolie, built a lucrative Hollywood career as a film star, with credits such as “Midnight Cowboy” and “The Rainmaker” under his belt. But these days the actor, like so many former film stars, has been lured to cable, as part of the new “golden age” of television, to play the character Mickey Donovan on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.”

“I used to feel that way (about television) but now I don’t,” he said. “The show is pretty edgy, it is daring and funny. It’s a crazy character and I love crazy characters. He’s a big mess.”

 

Obama Desecrating the US Military’s Sacred POW Code of Conduct

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This is from Defender Of The Faith and Guardian Of Truth.

Will we have a military left after Obama gets done?

 

by Captain Joseph R. John, Retired USN

Forty years ago, President Nixon finally succeeded in having Secretary of State Henry Kissinger complete the negotiation for the repatriation of the Vietnam POWs from North Vietnam. On the weekend of May 23rd, for the last time, the surviving Vietnam POW’s solemnly celebrated the 40th anniversary of their release, at the Nixon Presidential Library.

If you have ever read any of the many books published, articles printed in newspapers, or read interviews given by Vietnam POW’s, you will understand that the common thread that helped get them through their very difficult period of captivity was their faith in God, their religious worship away from the eyes of their captors, and the support the Prisoner of War Code of Conduct that was inculcated in them.

Here’s how the Prisoner of War Code of Conduct, Article VI, reads:

“I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in theUnited States of America.”

American Experience | Return With Honor | Primary Sources

The US military tries to instill the Code of Conduct in all US military personnel to remind them of their “character and heritage,” and in order to emphasize to them that as American fighting men and women they have inner strengths to rely on, in face of the mental and physical abuses they will have to endure if they are ever captured. “Character” was emphasized in American’s youth at home each day by parents, by teachers in both public and parochial schools, by the leaders and coaches of the various organizations they belonged (such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, YMCA, YWCA, 4H, athletics, etc.), by religious leaders in the churches/synagogues they attended, by service academies where they were instilled with the Honor System/Honor Code and love of country, by boot camp where military indoctrination emphasized the service branch heritage and love of country, and by military leadership training programs for officer and noncoms.

While Character was being instilled in most Americans by these means, Barrack Obama’s character was developed, as he relates in his book “Dreams,” every day after school in Hawaii, by his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, the Secretary of the Communist Party USA. He attended school in Indonesia under the name Barry Soetoro; and his character was further developed by his two roommates at Columbia who took him to Pakistan in the 1980′s to be indoctrinated in a philosophy that was not typically American.

Obama’s unvarnished “Character” is different from that of most of the US military personnel, most of whom were born and bred in America, and the true color of his “Character” has been revealed by his actions over the last four years. Most intelligent and forthright Americans realize that he has never said he loves this country or praised the heritage of the Republic; his actions speak louder than words.

By his actions (look at what he has done, not what he says), Obama has demonstrated that he doesn’t support the US Military Code of Conduct which instills in the American fighting man and women their faith in God and their love of the heritage of the United States of America. The Code of Conduct was developed to give US Prisoners of War (POW) the inner strength to believe in something bigger than themselves, even when they were being tortured or mentally abused by his captors (even after resisting, they may have been broken by such severe torture, but their love of country survived).

Instead of emphasizing the concepts of the US Military Code of Conduct to strengthen the faith of US military personnel, the Obama administration has been emphasizing Obama’s Social Experiment on Diversity, and has been forcing his radical Social Experiment on Diversity into regulations of the captive US military that must follow those regulations and policy directives issued by Obama’s civilian appointees at DoD. Those radical policies are damaging the Combat Effectiveness of the US Armed Forces.

Please review 15 of Obama’s policies or directives, listed below, that are overtly hostile toward Christians in the US Armed Forces. For four years the Obama administration has been trying to eliminate the influence of Christianity in the US Armed Forces, concepts that were first instilled in the US military culture by General George Washington in 1776, and it has given US military personnel the inner strength that sustained them in combat and in captivity.

Just before a combat operation, military personnel flock to the Chaplains for their blessing, or meditate quietly in their own solitude; when they become Prisoners of War, they lean on their faith and the Code of Conduct to give them strength. Obama’s Social Experiment on Diversity, outlined in new regulations, has been forced upon members of the US Armed Forces, military chaplains, and the civil service employees that support the US military programs. They have attempted to diminish the fundamental Judeo/Christian concepts that have been the foundation upon which the US Armed Forces was built to strengthen it for 238 years.

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Aggressive anti-Christian actions by the Obama Administration are real, documented, and are escalating:

1. January 2010 — Department of Defense orders removal of tiny Bible references on military scopes and gun sights.

2. June 2011 — The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burials at National Cemetery.

3. August 2011 — The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory because it is based on a philosophy of St. Augustine.

4. September 2011 — Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders from notifying airmen of religious programs.

5. September 2011 — The Army issues guidelines to Walter Reed Medical Center stipulating that no religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials) are to be given to the wounded.

6. November 2011 — The Air Force Academy rescinds support for Operation Christmas Child because it is run by Christians.

7. November 2011 — The Air Force Academy pays $80,000 for a Stonehenge-type worship center for pagans, druids, and witches.

8. February 2012 — The U.S. Military Academy disinvites decorated war hero LTG William “Jerry” Boykin, USA (Ret), and FRC Executive VP, because he is an outspoken Christian.

9. February 2012 — Army orders Catholic chaplains not to read archbishop’s letter from pulpit (Pilgrims fled England because they were prevented from free speech from pulpit)

10. May 2012 — Obama administration opposes legislation to protect the rights of conscience for military chaplains who do not wish to perform same-sex “marriages.”

11. June 2012 — Obama administration revokes the long-standing U.S. policy of allowing military service emblems to be placed on military Bibles.

12. August 2012 — Lt. Col. Jack Rich, USA e-mails subordinates saying they should be on the lookout for people who share FRC’s values because they are not “Army Values.”

13. January 2013 — Obama announces his opposition to a provision in the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act protecting the rights of conscience for military chaplains.

14. April 2013 — Officials briefing for U.S. Army Reservists states examples of “religious extremism” includes “Evangelical Christianity”, “Catholicism”, and “Islamic Jihadist Terrorism” in organizations like Al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas.

15. May 2013 — The Pentagon meets with Mikey Weinstein and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) who is trying to establish new rules which would restrict the religious freedom of Christian and Jewish military personnel (they shouldn’t have even given such a radical anti-Christian an audience).

On November 5, 2009 at Fort Hood, a devout Muslim, Maj Nidal Malik Hasan, USA (A. K. A. “Abu Wali”), who had been communicating with Al Qaeda terrorist cleric, Anwar Al-Awlaki, in a series of 20 E-mails, shouted at the top of his lungs, “Allah Akbar”, and used two hand guns to kill 12 US military personnel, while wounding 31 US military and law enforcement personnel. It was a radical Islamic terrorist attack against American Christian military personnel executed on a US military base; Al Qaeda spokesman, Adam Gadahn, praised “Abu Wali” as a Mujahid Brother. The Obama administration through its spokesman, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, insisted it was not terrorism at all, but work place violence. The US military personnel who were killed and wounded that day, should have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal for coming under a military assault by a Islamic Terrorist and traitor. An attempt has been made for nearly 4 years to cover up this Islamic Terrorist assault perpetrated on US soil (like the failed Terrorist attacks on US soil including the failed bombing in Times Square, the Terrorist bombing at the Boston marathon, and the Al Qaeda Terrorist attack on US soil/the US Mission in Benghazi that killed 2 Navy SEAL’s). We will not remain compliant for another of the Obama administration’s cover ups; we will endeavor to continue to bring that Terrorist attack to the attention of the American people until those murdered and wounded US military personnel receive the Purple Heart Medals they so rightly deserve.

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Captain Joseph R. John, a combat veteran, is a 1962 graduate of the United States Naval Academy who retired from the US Navy after a long and distinguished career. He currently is the President of the Combat Veterans Training Group and is the founder of the Combat Vets for Congress PAC.

 

Paul Ryan’s Influences? How About Obama’s Marxist Mentor?

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This is from The Blaze.

This is how the game is played Conservative mentors matter.

But the racist,Marxist mentors of Obama does not matter.

It is maddening but this is the way the press works.

The media is breathlessly telling us all about Paul Ryan’s past—doggedly digging into who and what he read, who influenced his concepts of the free market and government, the source for his beliefs on everything from natural rights to social justice.

Gee, if only we had this kind of vetting of Barack Obama.

In no time, the media will be asking about mentors that influenced Ryan. Of course, that’s a totally natural question. We always ask these things of people who get this close to the White House. That is, with the exception of Barack Obama.

Why is Obama an exception? The answer is because Obama’s mentor was a man named Frank Marshall Davis, a literal card-carrying member of Communist Party USA—card number 47544.

I know Davis well, having written a book on him, titled The Communist. Davis was an African-American man born in Kansas before moving to Chicago and Hawaii. He joined the Communist Party during World War II. When the war was over, he became founding editor of the Chicago Star. After that, he moved to Hawaii and wrote for another Party publication, the Honolulu Record.

In these columns, Davis wrote pro-Soviet propaganda, with his chief targets being the Democrats in the White House opposing Stalin. He trashed Harry Truman and the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan—not to mention Winston Churchill. Davis advocated all sorts of things that remind us of President Obama’s policies today, from pushing taxpayer-funding of universal healthcare to subsidizing “public works projects” that Davis insisted would keep America out of another Great Depression. Davis used constant class rhetoric, bashing Wall Street, the wealthy, corporate executives, and profits. His Chicago Star blasted GOP tax cuts that “spare the rich” and “benefit millionaires” and “hurt the poor.”

When I hear Obama and David Axelrod’s newest class-based attacks on Paul Ryan, it immediately reminds me of Davis.

Davis’s communist agitation was so blatant that Senate Democrats called him to Washington to testify in December 1956. Most remarkable, Davis’s 600-page FBI file reveals that he was repeatedly retained on the federal government’s Security Index, meaning that if war broke out between the United States and Soviet Union, he could be placed under immediate arrest.

What kind of an influence did Davis have on Obama? Liberal journalists hounding Paul Ryan might want to take note: One Hawaiian source, Dawna Weatherly-Williams, so close to Davis that she called him “Daddy,” and was present the moment Davis and a nine-year-old Obama first met in 1970—the start of a decade-long relationship—says Davis “influenced Barack … about social justice, about finding out more about life, about what’s important, about how to use your heart and mind.”

Another source, Dr. Kathryn Takara, Davis’s biographer and friend of 15 years, so close that she talked to Davis the day he died, says Davis instilled in Obama his very belief in “change.” That “change” became the one-word mantra for the entire Obama 2008 campaign and political movement.

Another Hawaiian source, Ron Jacobs, states that Davis told Obama about writers like Langston Hughes and W.E.B. DuBois, prominent black communists. Davis had their books, and knew Hughes personally. They served in communist fronts and causes.

In Dreams from My Father, Obama acknowledged Frank Marshall Davis, “his books,” and his “hard-earned knowledge behind the hooded eyes.” In fact, Obama referred to “Frank” dozens of times. He is mentioned in every section of Obama’s bestselling 1995 memoir, not just in Hawaii but as Obama leaves for the wider world: Europe, Africa, Chicago. The moment when Obama at last arrived in Chicago to find himself politically and professionally—just as Frank Marshall Davis had done 50 years earlier—he thinks of “Frank,” literally imagining him there.

And yet, not once in the entire memoir did Obama disclose Davis’s full name—no doubt because Obama realized the political sensitivity of acknowledging such a radical mentor.

Tellingly, when Obama released an abridged audio version of Dreams from My Father in 2005, every single reference to “Frank” was purged. The old communist suddenly found himself on the emergent presidential candidate’s blacklist—and with Obama’s approval. The back cover of the Obama-narrated audio book states: “This abridgement has been approved by the author.”

Does the mainstream media have any interest in this?

I’ve had not a single inquiry from the mainstream media. Nothing from the New York Times and Washington Post, the latter of which did a scandalous expose of Mitt Romney’s alleged bullying during his high-school years. Well, what about Obama’s high-school years? Obama was influenced by a man so radical that he was listed on the Security Index!

To the contrary, at this time four years ago, the Post published a 10,000-word feature on Obama’s Hawaii years. It didn’t contain a single mention of Frank Marshall Davis. Not one.

My book reached number one in non-fiction at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com. It made the top 10 on the New York Times bestseller list. And still, the press is completely ignoring Frank Marshall Davis. That ignoring will continue, as that same press wildly digs into the past of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

Paul Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College, executive director of The Center for Vision & Values, and author of The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, the Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.

 

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