This is not a joke. Really, it’s not, and President Obama not only see dead people, he joins them in conversation and even takes orders from them, including what policies to implement in the governing of America.
According to the kooks in the Republican party, America is not being run by Barack Obama. The nut-jobs are now trying to convince us that the person truly in charge of all decision-making in this country is Barack Obama’s father, the deceased Obama Sr. Again, this is not a joke. They want us to believe that America is being run now by a ghost!
The article, which is being quoted by right-winged extremist like Newt Gingrich, is a 3393 word rambling diatribe, written by right winged extremist, Dinesh D’Souza. In the article, President Obama is criticized for trying to carry out policies that were once in effect before George Bush took office.
The entire premise of the article – from it’s very first sentence that “Barack Obama is the most anti-business president in a generation,” to its outlandish conclusion that President Obama must be sneaking off into the darkness of the White House with his Ouija board to get governing instructions from his dead father – is all about one thing. The GOP’s battle cry: Tax Cuts for the wealthy.
Ok. Well maybe the words, “Ouija board” weren’t used, but they were definitely implied. To quote from the article;
“Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonial ambitions, is now setting the nation’s agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son. The son makes it happen, but he candidly admits he is only living out his father’s dream. The invisible father provides the inspiration, and the son dutifully gets the job done. America today is governed by a ghost.”
The one sided article points to certain passages in Barack Obama’s book - Dreams From my Father, and the laughable effort to make the connection that President Obama takes orders from his father, is made.
The article states;
“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.”
On and on the article goes, trying to tell Americans that President Obama is channeling his father’s wishes. This channeling evidently, is apparently being done through a secret CIA program set up in the dungeons of the White House with specific orders to communicate with dead people.
So then, what exactly is Obama’s dead father’s wish for America? Well have no fear; the right winged loonies have an answer for that too.
You see, according to the article, the deceased Obama Sr. wanted to distribute wealth in Africa, from the rich to the poor. The article quotes a passage written by Obama Sr. in 1965, where he said, “Is it the African who owns this country (Africa)? If he does, then why should he not control the economic means of growth in this country?”
The quote stated in the article as belonging to Obama Sr. in 1965, was a reference to Africa’s resources being consumed by western countries, and how those resources were making these countries richer, while the citizens of Africa suffered. So according to the author of the article, Dinesh D’Souza, when Obama Sr. asked the question “why should Africans not be in control of their own economic means of grow” in their country, this question demonstrated an anticolonial ideology. And it’s this ideology that’s being channeled and instituted in America by President Barack Obama Jr.
No, this is not a joke! Mr. Dinesh D’Souza goes on, drawing far-reaching conclusions where there aren’t any, then he tries to tie the deceased Obama Sr. with the president by suggesting that eliminating the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy is where President Obama demonstrates his anticolonial ideology. Mr. D’Souza claims;
“If Obama shares his father’s anticolonial crusade, that would explain why he wants people who are already paying close to 50% of their income in overall taxes to pay even more.”
Although there were many, one of the most outlandish claims of this article was that Neil Armstrong too, somehow shared the anticolonial ideology when he landed Apollo 11 on the moon on July 20th, 1969. After taking his first steps on the moon, Mr. Armstrong said, “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
That statement according to Dinesh D’Souza, was not a giant leap for mankind, but a win for America, because America and Russia were in a race to land the first man on the moon. So this sharing of the victory with “mankind” was an example of the anticolonial ideology. And furthermore, D’Souza claims Obama’s policies with NASA was his way of agreeing with Neil Armstrong. This, according to Dinesh, was President Obama’s way of taking away America’s victory in reaching the surface of the moon, and sharing it with mankind all over the world.
In a last show of desperation to create a connection or a commune or communication between the father and son, D’Souza quotes a recollection President Obama wrote about when he visited his father’s grave in Kenya. This recollection D’Souza claims, is the “climax of Obama’s narrative.”
In his book, President Obama wrote:
“When my tears were finally spent, I felt a calmness wash over me. I felt the circle finally close. I realized that who I was, what I cared about, was no longer just a matter of intellect or obligation, no longer a construct of words. I saw that my life in America–the black life, the white life, the sense of abandonment I’d felt as a boy, the frustration and hope I’d witnessed in Chicago–all of it was connected with this small piece of earth an ocean away, connected by more than the accident of a name or the color of my skin. The pain that I felt was my father’s pain.”
This is not a joke!
I’m not sure of Mr. D’Souza’s character, but if I’m left to judge him based solely on this article, I will say he is not too deep and has allowed his politics to dictate his reality, or lack thereof. What I can say however, is that basing his ridiculous theory that the deceased Obama Sr. is governing America through his living son is nothing short of ludicrous.
It might also be a safe bet to conclude that D’Souza have not suffered the passing of a loved one. Or never went to a grave site and remembered the life that was lost. Shed a tear, or remembered the memories that was shared. Maybe D’Souza never spent time at that grave, feeling a sense of comfort and remembering how things were and how they could have been better.
The views expressed in President Obama’s books showed a man who longed for identity. He felt abandoned by his father and expressed a need to know more about his roots. For the millions who grew up not knowing about their roots, this feeling is very familiar, very understandable.
However, when it comes to President Obama, that familiarity goes out the window and is quickly replaced by conspiracy theories of the right winged kooks. It no longer becomes a son wishing he’d known more about his deceased father and weeping at his grave, no! A son visiting the grave of his father must now be interpreted by the crazies as and labeled unusual, foreign and crushing America’s economy to fulfill his father’s wishes.
So the latest theory now is Obama Sr., an economist who died in 1982 at the age of 46, was an anticolonial enthusiast. He was a man who believed that the citizens of a country should be the ones who benefit from the resources of their country. Somehow, these right-winged nuts are trying to tie this apparent horrendous belief to President Obama, and they are using the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts to label President Obama as a man who wants to take away the riches of the wealthy and spread that wealth around to the rest of the country’s citizenry.
It should be noted that these tax cuts were scheduled to expire after 10 years, and President Obama wants to put them back to what they were under the leadership of President Bill Clinton.
It is clear to see that Dinesh D’Souza is a certified nut. It is fine to disagree with the president’s policies, but the theories put forth in his article reminds me of a mad scientist locked away in his basement, trying out different mixtures and equations to come up with something sensible. Along the way, there will be mistakes.
This article was not a success, but a huge failure. It’s back to the drawing board for this nutjob.