Monday, September 13, 2010

Dinesh D'Souza, Forbes and telling the truth about how Obama really thinks

President Barack Hussein Obama says one thing and does another.  He tells you what he’s for, and then he actively works against it.  He campaigned as a moderate consensus builder and attempts to govern as a radical divisionist. 

Dinesh D’Souza, in an article for Forbes Magazine, tells the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about how this radical really thinks:

Theories abound to explain the President's goals and actions. Critics in the business community--including some Obama voters who now have buyer's remorse--tend to focus on two main themes. The first is that Obama is clueless about business. The second is that Obama is a socialist--not an out-and-out Marxist, but something of a European-style socialist, with a penchant for leveling and government redistribution.

These theories aren't wrong so much as they are inadequate. Even if they could account for Obama's domestic policy, they cannot explain his foreign policy. The real problem with Obama is worse--much worse. But we have been blinded to his real agenda because, across the political spectrum, we all seek to fit him into some version of American history. In the process, we ignore Obama's own history. Here is a man who spent his formative years--the first 17 years of his life--off the American mainland, in Hawaii, Indonesia and Pakistan, with multiple subsequent journeys to Africa.

A good way to discern what motivates Obama is to ask a simple question: What is his dream? Is it the American dream? Is it Martin Luther King's dream? Or something else?

It is certainly not the American dream as conceived by the founders. They believed the nation was a "new order for the ages." A half-century later Alexis de Tocqueville wrote of America as creating "a distinct species of mankind." This is known as American exceptionalism. But when asked at a 2009 press conference whether he believed in this ideal, Obama said no. America, he suggested, is no more unique or exceptional than Britain or Greece or any other country.

Perhaps, then, Obama shares Martin Luther King's dream of a color-blind society. The President has benefited from that dream; he campaigned as a nonracial candidate, and many Americans voted for him because he represents the color-blind ideal. Even so, King's dream is not Obama's: The President never champions the idea of color-blindness or race-neutrality. This inaction is not merely tactical; the race issue simply isn't what drives Obama.

What then is Obama's dream? 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.

D’Souza describes Obama as an anticolonialist, a breed of leftist that holds the European bourgeoisie responsible for accumulating wealth, power and status by exploiting and looting third world regions of the globe.  It’s not liberty, competition, good planning or innovative ideas that have made America great.  It’s not exceptionalism at all. Anticolonialists believe America’s greatness came because of exploitation of the rightful owners of all that wealth and that “at a certain point, you’ve made enough money.

If political ideologies were diseases, socialism would be a bad head cold.  Marxism would be the flu.  And anticolonialist leftism would be Captain Trips.  Obama is a lethal threat to the continued success and long term survival of this Republic.  He sees it as evil, exploitative and in need of a lesson.  He thinks we still have much to apologize for; that our penance is not nearly complete.  We are an ungovernable, unruly mob of sinners, living under a Constitution that simply doesn’t allow the central government enough authority to limit our freedom or punish our alleged transgressions.

And 52% of you voted for him, and allowed him to become the “leader” of the “free world.”

Hope and change, indeed.


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