Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Obama's Hidden Marxist Roots

I've previously covered Obama's hidden Marxist past in this blog. Commentary has an excellent new piece out, Obama's Leftism, with some interesting new details. For example, here is an interesting nugget on Frank Marshall Davis, Obama's high school mentor:
Late in his high-school career he found a mentor of sorts in Frank Marshall Davis, an older black poet. According to Herbert Romerstein, former minority chief investigator of the House Committee on Internal Security, FBI files reveal Davis to have been a member of the Communist party not only in its public phase but also when it officially dissolved and went underground in the 1950’s. According to Obama, Davis told him that a white person “can’t know” a black person, and that the “real price of admission” to college was “leaving your race at the door.”
Another black supremacist with Marxist views -- sounds like someone else we know, doesn't it? And then there's Alice Palmer, whom I entirely overlooked. Commentary notes:
Obama’s target was a legislative seat held by Alice Palmer, who had decided to make a run for the U.S. Congress. She introduced Obama in Democratic-party circles as her anointed successor. (After a later falling-out, the two would dispute whether her support had amounted to a formal endorsement or merely, as she claimed, “an informal nod.”) Like others among his mentors or patrons, Palmer, too, was a radical, a member of the executive body of the U.S. Peace Council, the least disguised of Soviet front organizations. She had made multiple pilgrimages to the Soviet Union, and in 1986 attended the 27th Congress of the Soviet Communist party, telling the party paper on her return that the Soviets “plan to provide people with higher wages and better education, health and transportation, while we in our country are hearing that cutbacks are necessary in all of these areas.” According to a later story in the same paper, Palmer visited Moscow again the following year to attend the World Congress of Women sponsored by another Soviet front organization.
I'll say it again: if the American public truly understood Obama's hard-core Marxist roots, the man would not stand a chance. Indeed, with Russia invading its former republics and threatening to nuke Poland, and Chavez and friends working towards Marxist revolution throughout Latin America, it is terrifying to think that we may be on the verge of installing in the White House a guy who, as Commentary notes, "comes to us from a background farther to the Left than any presidential nominee since George McGovern, or perhaps ever."

We live in interesting times.


testaccount said...

Dear Neocons, please apply your guilt-by-association-logic to the GOP presidential nominee and help me understand why you are not scrutinizing him with equal granularity.

He's talking about continuing economic embargoes with Cuba, claims that Pakistan is not a nuclear threat but says that he's willing to overthrow “rogue” governments to keep Americans safe. Well then don't be soft on Cuba and Pakistan! How about wielding a big stick and just taking out the anti-American leadership in these two countries?

Thanks in advance.

Neocon Latina said...


Your comment is not responsive to my post. If McCain had numerous Marxist and/or white supremacist mentors, then you'd have a point. But your attempt to draw an equivalence between the foregoing and McCain's desire to maintain an embargo on Cuba makes no sense.

Moreover, your "guilt by association" comment seems to assume that Obama was somehow accidently "associated" with these Marxists through no fault of his own. That's not true. Obama deliberately sought out and maintained mentor relationships -- Rev Wright lasting at least 20 years -- with known Marxists and black supremacists on his own accord. Obviously, that says something about what type of person Obama is and cannot be dismissed by simply declaring "guilt by association."