THE COMMUNIST – A SHOCKING BOOK ABOUT OBAMA'S ANTI-AMERICAN MENTOR
By Frances Rice
The American people would not knowingly elect a man to be our president who was mentored by an avid Communist. However, due to the shameful efforts by the liberal media to help Barack Obama hide his past, Americans did, indeed, elect a man with Communist roots to be our president.
The new book by Paul Kengor, The Communist - Frank Marshall Davis: the untold story of Barack Obama's mentor, provides the startling details about the impact Davis had on Obama. Davis instilled in Obama a deep-seated hatred of America and fueled his quest to destroy our country from within.
"I admire Russia for wiping out an economic system which permitted a handful of rich to exploit and beat gold from the millions of plain people. . . . As one who believes in freedom and democracy for all, I honor the Red nation." —FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS, 1947
In his memoir, Barack Obama omits the full name of his mentor, simply calling him "Frank." Now, the truth is out: Never has a figure as deeply troubling and controversial as Frank Marshall Davis had such an impact on the development of an American president.
Although other radical influences on Obama, from Jeremiah Wright to Bill Ayers, have been scrutinized, the public knows little about Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, cited by the Associated Press as an "important influence" on Obama, one whom he "looked to" not merely for "advice on living" but as a "father" figure.
While the Left has willingly dismissed Davis (with good reason), here are the indisputable, eye-opening facts: Frank Marshall Davis was a pro-Soviet, pro–Red China communist. His Communist Party USA card number, revealed in FBI files, was CP #47544. He was a prototype of the loyal Soviet patriot, so radical that the FBI placed him on the federal government's Security Index. In the early 1950s, Davis opposed U.S. attempts to slow Stalin and Mao. He favored Red Army takeovers of Central and Eastern Europe, and communist control in Korea and Vietnam. Dutifully serving the cause, he edited and wrote for communist newspapers in both Chicago and Honolulu, courting contributors who were Soviet agents. In the 1970s, amid this dangerous political theater, Frank Marshall Davis came into Barack Obama's life.
Aided by access to explosive declassified FBI files, Soviet archives, and Davis's original newspaper columns, Paul Kengor explores how Obama sought out Davis and how Davis found in Obama an impressionable young man, one susceptible to Davis's worldview that opposed American policy and traditional values while praising communist regimes. Kengor sees remnants of this worldview in Obama's early life and even, ultimately, his presidency.
Kengor charts with definitive accuracy the progression of Davis's communist ideas from Chicago to Hawaii. He explores how certain elements of the Obama administration's agenda reflect Davis's columns advocating wealth redistribution, government stimulus for "public works projects," taxpayer-funding of universal health care, and nationalizing General Motors. Davis's writings excoriated the "tentacles of big business," blasted Wall Street and "greedy" millionaires, lambasted GOP tax cuts that "spare the rich," attacked "excess profits" and oil companies, and perceived the Catholic Church as an obstacle to his vision for the state—all the while echoing Davis's often repeated mantra for transformational and fundamental "change."
And yet, The Communist is not unsympathetic to Davis, revealing him as something of a victim, an African- American who suffered devastating racial persecution in the Jim Crow era, steering this justly angered young man on a misguided political track. That Davis supported violent and heartless communist regimes over his own country is impossible to defend. That he was a source of inspiration to President Barack Obama is impossible to ignore.
Is Obama working to fulfill the dreams of Frank Marshall Davis? That question has been impossible to answer, since Davis's writings and relationship with Obama have either been deliberately obscured or dismissed as irrelevant. With Paul Kengor's The Communist, Americans can finally weigh the evidence and decide for themselves.
There were hundreds of thousands of American communists like Frank who agitated throughout the twentieth century. They chose the wrong side of history, a horrendously bloody side that left a wake of more than 100 million corpses from the streets of the Bolshevik Revolution to the base of the Berlin Wall—double the combined dead of the century's two world wars. And they never apologized. Quite the contrary, they cursed their accusers for daring to charge (correctly) that they were communists whose ideology threatened the American way and the greater world and all of humanity. They took their denials to the grave, and still today their liberal/progressive dupes continue to conceal their crimes and curse their accusers for them. We need hundreds and thousands of more books on American communists like Frank, so we can finally start to get this history right— and, more so, learn its vital lessons. To fail to do so is a great historical injustice.
We especially need to flesh out these lessons, which are morality tales in the truest sense of the word, when we find the rarest case of a man like "Frank" managing to influence someone as influential as the current president of the United States of America—the leader of the free world and driver of the mightiest political/economic engine in history. Such figures cannot be ignored.
The people who influence our presidents matter.
—from The Communist:The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor
In a recent interview, Princeton University Professor Cornel West and journalist Tavis Smiley railed against President Barack Obama, saying: "He's rightly associated much more with the oligarchs than with poor people."
When the black intelligentsia decides to speak the truth about how Obama does not care about poor black people, it's a sure sign the average black American has long ago come to grips with this troubling reality. A black commentator, George E. Boykin, gives credence to this assertion in his scathing article "All Hype: Are Black Americans Abandoning Obama in Droves in 2012?"
According to that article, then Illinois Senator Obama funneled tax payer's money to his slum lord buddy and chief fund-raiser, Antoin "Tony" Rezko, who is now a convicted felon. Rezko took tax money but refused to rehabilitate dilapidated housing in a poor black neighborhood in Obama's district, leaving the buildings to decay to the point where they were no longer habitable.
Applebaum's article also reports that five other developers who raised campaign money for Obama received tax dollars as well. Rezko alone raised at least $200,000, by Obama's own accounting. Obama also made a shady deal with Rezko in 2005 that helped Obama buy an expensive house in an upscale Chicago neighborhood, well away from poor blacks.
Since becoming president, Obama has created 17% black unemployment. He also terminated welfare reform in his budget, which stopped the use of the money to help blacks get jobs and off of welfare. Republican intervention in Congress forced Obama to reinstate welfare reform. Obama has sided with his left-wing supporters in the teachers' unions, acting against the best interest of poor black children. He eliminated funding for the DC school choice opportunity scholarship program that was helping black parents get their children out of failing schools. The article by Dick Armey "School Choice = Good for Kids, Bad for Unions. Can't Politicians Do the Math?" explains how Republicans made Obama reinstate the school choice program in DC.
Obama has done nothing to solve our nation's housing crisis that was created by Democrats who forced banks to make loans to people who could not pay them back. To see just how blacks were devastated by the housing market crash read the article "How Obama Bankrupted Black Homeowners."
In a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus, Obama had the gall to tell black people to stop complaining and stop whining about the harm he has caused and go out to vote for him. Thomas Sowell in his article "Stop Whining'?" points out just how insulting Obama is to black Americans, while catering to other groups, such as gays and Hispanics.
Kinchlow wrote the eye-opening book "Black YellowDogs", which further explores why black Americans now vote monolithically for the Democratic Party, even though, as author Michael Scheuer wrote, the Democratic Party is the party of the four S's: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.
There are two articles which demonstrate in stark detail Obama's socialist end-game for America, an end where our entire country looks like the black communities he has destroyed. One article is "Detroit: The Moral of the Story" by Kevin D. Williamson .
To understand how Obama could be so morally bankrupt that he would deliberately hurt poor black children, one need only look into his background that he and his liberal media allies have tried to either downplay or keep hidden from the public.
Obama's white mother was a socialist from Kansas and his black Kenyan father was a Marxist, as was his Indonesian step-father. His childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was an avowed Communist. Obama had a 20-year relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright who spewed out hateful, anti-American rhetoric. Obama also consorted with domestic terrorists, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn.
In his book, "Dreams From My Father", Obama bragged about how he sought out Marxists professors and used drugs while in college. The article "Obama and His Pot-Smoking 'Choom Gang'" by ABC News reporter, Jonathan Karl, sheds light on Obama's pot-smoking past.
Obama launched his 2012 re-election campaign based on the Marxist tenets of class warfare and wealth envy. He has been the most divisive president in our nation's history as explained in Salena Zito's article "Obama's Hyphenated America."
He is also governing against the will of the people, witness how he is refusing to enforce our laws and crammed that tax-laden ObamaCare down our throats while the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress during Obama's first two years in office. Charles Krauthammer wrote a chilling article "The imperial presidency revisited" that exposes how Obama is functioning like a socialist dictator.
Come November, we, the American people, will decide between two competing visions for our country. Will we remain a free and prosperous pro-market nation, governed by the people and for the people through our elected representatives? Or will we continue down the path of totalitarianism, ruled by an all-powerful federal government controlled by Obama, a tyrannical Marxist dictator?
Frances Rice is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and Chairman of the National Black Republican Association. She may be contacted at: www.NBRA.info