Barack Obama: Colonial Oppressor

I consider this a must-read, both because the premise is fascinating and because it is a fresh, and believable, look, at the psyche of a man who seems determined to turn America into a pseudo-Marxist style third world nation:

My friends, despite what CNN and the rest are telling you, Barack Obama is nothing more than an old school African Colonial who is on his way to turning this country into one of the developing nations that you learn about on the National Geographic Channel. Many conservative (East, West, South, North) African-Americans like myself — those of us who know our history — have seen this movie before. Here are two main reasons why many Americans allowed Obama to slip through the cracks despite all of his glaring inconsistencies.

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The African colonial (AC) is a person who by means of their birth or lineage has a direct connection with Africa. However, unlike Africans like me, their worldviews have been largely shaped not by the indigenous beliefs of a specific African tribe but by the ideals of the European imperialism that overwhelmed and dominated Africa during the colonial period. AC’s have no real regard for their specific African traditions or histories. AC’s use aspects of their African culture as one would use pieces of costume jewelry: things of little or no value that can be thoughtlessly discarded when they become a negative distraction, or used on a whim to decorate oneself in order to seem exotic. (Hint: Obama’s Muslim heritage).

On the other hand, AC’s strive to be the best at the culture that they inherited from Europe. Throughout the West, they are tops in their professions as lawyers, doctors, engineers, Ivy League professors and business moguls; this is all well and good. It’s when they decide to engage us as politicians that things become messy and convoluted.

The African colonial politician (ACP) feigns repulsion towards the hegemonic paradigms of Western civilization. But at the same time, he is completely enamored of the trappings of its aristocracy or elite culture. The ACP blames and caricatures whitey to no end for all that has gone wrong in the world. He convinces the masses that various forms of African socialism are the best way for redressing the problems that European colonialism motivated in Africa. However, as opposed to really being a hard-core African Leftist who actually believes in something, the ACP uses socialist themes as a way to disguise his true ambitions: a complete power grab whereby the “will of the people” becomes completely irrelevant.

I strongly recommend that you read the whole thing, which (a) is much more layered and subtle than anything I’ve said or quoted above can describe and (b) explains so much about Obama.

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  • Gringo

    In support of that hypothesis, consider this oft-cited quote from Dreams From My Father.

    “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully . The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk- rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, neocolonialism, and patriarchy.” page 100

    He hasn’t learned a thing in 30 years.

  • SADIE

    Nor has the continent of Africa (post colonialism).

  • gpc31

    You know, when I saw the American Thinker post early this morning, I felt like the little read rooster, or town crier: “I’ve got to tell Bookworm about this!!!”

    It opens up a brilliant shaft of sunlight into Obama’s psyche. That and the stuff that Spengler has written about Barry Sotero’s upbringing as the son of an anthropologist, studying America as an outsider. Our president is just not an American. Profoundly un-American, I would say. And it has nothing to do with his ethnicity, missing birth certificate, or where he grew up. This republic is unique in being founded upon a set of principles, a secular creed, that welcomes anyone, regardless of background, who assents to them — but first you’ve got to believe.* Barack Barry Hussein Sotero Obama neither believes in nor respects the constitution of this country.

    [*Yes, I am fully aware of the loaded term "un-American", the nativist strains of the know-nothings in our history, and our sometimes shameful discrimination against actual or aspiring groups of immigrants. Our failings are all the more reason to hold up the ideal when we fall short.]

    Anyway, I didn’t post the link because I didn’t want to hijack an existing thread and because I knew that BW would find it on her own. Bookworm, how about a regular place where your readers can post interesting links?

    Conversely, as much as I avidly follow and value the insights of your readers, who almost always have something to teach me, how do we prevent this your wonderful blog from becoming an echo chamber? I’m not talking about the hapless foils like Helen whose, er, less than cogent remarks only serve to provoke a collective group snort? It might be worthwhile to occasionally list serious sites with opposing views, or at evidence that challenges our viewpoint.

  • Zhombre

    “He hasn’t learned a thing in 30 years.” But now he Mr. Charlie.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    I approve of the AT article author’s strategic plan.

    Instead of what most whites do, which is to get into a defensive crouch and start talking about “fairness” and “justice” when it comes to sentiments about racism or neo-colonialism or European Imperialism, the author, instead, uses the firepower of the Left’s own propaganda and world view against them by turning it around on them. Instead of us being the colonialists and imperial exploiters, they become the colonialists and imperial exploiters. Instead of us being race traitors, they are traitors to their race and land of birth.

    This is, if not the strategy of victory, at least a better strategy than the strategy most of Americans have been mostly familiar. A strategy coddling Leftist propaganda pieces by assenting to the “principle” of the issue but trying to compromise over the “details”. This will never win against the Left. How is America going to win between a compromise between more affirmative action and less affirmative action? Between the government taking care of us some of the time and the government taking care of us all of the time?

    It cannot be done. Every compromise with the Left only exists because the Left knows it will move us closer to their Utopia. Just as every compromise with dictators only exist because the dictators themselves know that the compromise favors them in the long run.