May 30, 2008

The Men in His Life

Father Michael Pfleger, lynching advocate and 22-year friend and mentor to Barack Obama, found his testimonial whitewashed from the official Presidential campaign website by Monday, even before his latest rant against Hillary Clinton and white entitlement before Obama's long-time and current congregation at Trinity United Church of Christ.

Predictably, as he always does when one of his associates is revealed as a radical, Obama feigned shock proclaimed his disappointment. Pfleger apologized.

Both men would like for you to think that this kind of outburst was unexpected and rare, but it seems that public radicalism has characterized Pfleger's entire career, and perhaps drew the men together to when Obama met Pfleger for the first time more than 20 years ago.

Michael Pfleger is just one of the men who have helped mold the man who is now the presumptive Democratic nominee. Hiding behind a cool facade and rigidly-enforced message discipline is a candidate who has had his philosophies and ideals forged around men who have roots in fomenting race-hatred and hard-left political ideologies.

Barack Obama, Sr. abandoned his son when he was a toddler and only met with him once more before dying in 1982. Obama Sr. first married to a woman named Kezia in a tribal ceremony and never divorced her. Senior left a pregnant Kezia in Kenya with and infant soon to enrolled at the University of Hawaii on an academic scholarship. It was there he took his second wife, Ann Dunham, who did not know he was already married. Barack Hussein Obama, Junior was born six months later. Senior left his second wife and son when he was admitted to Harvard, and divorced Dunham in 1963. Senior returned to Kenya with another American woman he met at Harvard and joined the Kenyan Ministry of Transportation as an economist, writing a paper Problems Facing Our Socialism that advocated 100% taxation. This aligned him with Kenyan communists, and alienated him from the sitting government, and effectively torpedoed his career.

Frank Marshall Davis was a member of the Communist Party USA, mentored Obama during his high school years, and was alleged to be his role model as a black man when few others were around to make an impression, as Obama was only one of three black students at his school as he was being raised in the home of his white grandparents. Obama wrote admiringly of Davis in Dreams from my Father. A poet, Davis' poems "Smash-on, victory-eating Red Army" and "Christ is a Dixie Ni__er" which dismissed Jesus as " another New White Hope" probably wouldn't endear Davis to too many of Obama's supporters of any race.

Reverend Jeremiah Wright came into Obama's life after the future senator graduated Columbia and became a community organizer, railing against the Reagan Presidency, "where Reagan and his minions were carrying on their dirty deeds."

Wright led Trinity United Church of Christ, a church dedicated to Black Liberation Theology, a toxic mix of Marxism and Black Nationalism based upon the work of James Cone, who claimed in Black Power and Black Theology (via Say Anything):

Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community. . . . Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.

Wright's sermon "The Audacity of Hope" which stated that we live in a society "where white folks greed runs a world in need" inspired Obama's second book, using that same title.

Wright's racism, paranoia, and conspiracy theorizing, including his most recent outbursts that finally forced Obama to repudiate his pastor after doggedly following his teaching as a member of Wright's congregation for 20 years, are well-documented and mercifully do not need to be repeated. What is not as well know is that while Obama has distanced himself from Wright, he has not renounced membership in the radical church Wright grew and lorded over until his recent retirement.

Lest you begin to think Barack Obama sought guidance merely from men consumed by a love of radical political ideologies driven by race hatred comes Bill Ayers, who proves that Obama's fascination with radical and sometimes violent political ideologies is color blind.

Ayers is well known as an unreformed domestic terrorist, who was part of the Weather Underground, a radical leftist group that bombed American government buildings, targeted a soldiers' dance for a mass-murder (before Ayer's then-girlfriend Diana Oughton blew herself and other Weathermen up while making pipe bombs for the attack), and which later killed police during an infamous armored car robbery along with members of the Black Liberation Army.

Obama kicked off his political career at Ayer's home, and served with Ayers as a member of the ultra-liberal Woods Fund. Ayers has also served with Obama on numerous panels and they knew each other in social circles. Before he became a debilitating factor in Obama's presidential campaign, Ayers was said to be regarded as a friend of Obama, according to his campaign staff.

By comparison, Father Michael Pfleger, while a frothing radical in any other company, actually looks sedate compared to other men who have helped shape and mold Barack Obama.

There are other men in the freshman Senator's life who have no doubt had a far more benign influence on who he has become, but one is forced to wonder what kind of radicalism floats through Obama's mind, based upon the company he's kept.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 30, 2008 06:00 PM

Obama finds it hard to understand why people look to his associations to find something out about him. Most candidates have a track record of some sort to refer to, but he doesn't. I don't hear him talk about what he did in the Illinois Senate or in his four years in the U.S. Senate. He's a do nothing guy who's written two books. I'm not buying his books to find out what he's like when he has no track record. That brings me back to what he's about in the first place. And then I see these guys.

One of these associations, alone, would have torpedoed any other candidate.

Posted by: SAM at May 31, 2008 09:43 AM

At the rate they are having to scrub Obama's web site it won't be long till all that is left is a blank page with the Obama banner at the top and a Pay Pal button.

Posted by: Just A Grunt at May 31, 2008 01:32 PM

SAM, the reason Obama finds it hard to understand his problems is because he was raised around hard-line socialists and the Chicago Democratic Machine. The sorts of people that the rest of the nation finds so outrageous are par for the course in the hyper-leftist enclaves that he's been dealing with his whole life.

If Obama had any hint that the folks here in "Jesusland" would have been offended by Wright, Ayers, Pfleger, et al, he'd have dumped them long ago, if he had any political smarts at all. The fact that he didn't either indicates that he didn't realize they'd be an issue, he has zero political instincts, or some combination of the two. I vote for option #3.

Posted by: C-C-G at May 31, 2008 04:40 PM

I just wish we could get these men and quotes into the news magazines. People seem to see only his vapid smile and hear only his uplifting but vacuous remarks. He's an "empty suit" but a suit filled to the brim with evil, who needs to appear empty to those who question him.

Posted by: Shoprat at May 31, 2008 07:08 PM

Here's a breaking news story: Obama resigns from Trinity!

Took him long enough.

Posted by: C-C-G at May 31, 2008 08:18 PM

This guy's past is a minefield. The wisdom that a man will be known by the company he keeps predates the bible. The MSM flatly refuses to pursue any of it. This election will be a real world test of Lincoln's "you can fool some of the people" adage. Great post. Linked.

Posted by: GW at June 1, 2008 11:18 AM

What does this tell us about the state of American politics when a man of so little achievement and talent could be the nominee of one of our political parties for president?

Is this the best America has to offer?

Posted by: Thomas Jackson at June 2, 2008 11:20 PM