Monday, October 18, 2010

Big Dupes at Big Peace: Frank Marshall Davis, Obama Mentor – Part 1

The state approved media will never print this story.
Big Dupes at Big Peace: Frank Marshall Davis, Obama Mentor – Part 1

I blogged previously on the relationship between Frank Marshall Davis and Barry Obama and received a couple of comments from a person in Hawaii who stated with absolute certainty that Davis was not a Communist. It turns out that that person–I believe it was an impressionable college student under the influence of an older and very über liberal professor–was completely wrong in asserting that there was no proof that Davis was a Communist. There is proof. Absolute proof.

The impact of Davis' relationship with Obama has not been fully explored but considering Obama's open attempt to re-invent the United States as a socialist state the relationship between the mentor and his willing student was clearly one that significantly helped to form Obama's Marx-tinted world view. It is to the complete discredit of the Left Stream Media that they purposely ignored an issue that clearly should have been before the American people. They proudly and shamelessly failed in their duty.

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Kaleokualoha said...

There is little doubt that Davis joined the CPUSA during WWII. That is hardly a point of contention. At issue, however, was the influence Davis had with Obama.

Although Obama's book indicates "Frank" was a family friend who offered him advice on racial issues, Obama wrote that Davis "fell short" and his views were "incurable." Obama's book proves that Obama did not consider Davis to be a "wise and trusted counselor," which is the standard definition of "mentor." By what creative definition can Davis be considered his "mentor"?

Further, according to "Dreams," Obama visited Davis only twice on his own after visiting with Gramps: once to discuss his grandmother's bus stop incident, and three years later before leaving for college.

Although “I'm hardly interested in proving my research to Kincaid or any of those whose work is a travesty to scholarship," University of Kansas Professor Edgar Tidwell, whom AIM's Cliff Kincaid cites as "an expert on the life and writings of Davis," dismisses misrepresentation of Davis's influence in one simple paragraph:

"Although my research indicates that Davis joined the CPUSA as a "closet member" during World War II, there is no evidence that he was a Stalinist, or even a Party member before WWII. Further, to those attempting to make the specious stand for the concrete, there is no evidence that he instructed Barack Obama in communist ideology. Frank Marshall Davis did NOT believe in overthrowing the USA. He was committed to what the nation professed to be. For him, communism was primarily an intellectual vehicle to achieve a political end-a possible tool for gaining the constitutional freedoms of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for ALL Americans"

BTW: Professor Tidwell provided the ONLY primary source evidence that Davis joined the CPUSA, and was referenced by AIM's "Obama's Communist Mentor."

Papa Bill said...

And you're absolutely certain that Obama wrote the book? Or was it Ayers?

Kaleokualoha said...

I am as certain that Obama wrote "Dreams" as I am that other listed authors wrote any books they claimed to have written. In the absence of empirical evidence (not blogger speculation) to the contrary, speculation of any ghost writer is frivolous and has no more credibiity than birther claims.

Papa Bill said...

As Bill Cosby would intone, "Riiiight."

The amount of dissimulation in Dreams outweighs it's usefulness as anything but self-promotion. But you are, of course, welcome to believe what you want. As for the rest of us, Davis was clearly a mentor to young Barry, as were his grandparents, which goes a long way to explain his socialist view of the world.