Many of us who bothered to look at Barack Obama the man concluded early on that he is indeed an anti-colonialist. It’s easy to surmise this from his book, Dreams From My Father, and following Dinesh D’Souza’s research on him, as well as many others.
D’Souza explains that “Anti-colonialism is the idea that the rich countries got rich by looting the poor countries, and that within the rich countries, plutocratic and corporate elites continue to exploit ordinary citizens,” and “Barack Obama Sr. became an anti-colonialist as a consequence of growing up in Kenya during that country’s struggle for independence from European rule.”
After Kenya had achieved independence, Obama’s father “proposed that the state seize private land and turn it over to collective cooperatives. He also demanded that the state raise taxes with no upper limit.”
Does any of this sound familiar to how our president conducts himself?
And we all remember Obama’s “Apology Tour” in his first term. People back here in the states were confused and dismayed that a United States president would describe America, the great Liberator, as just another imperialist/colonialist power who’s done more wrong to the rest of the world than right.
Yet we who did our homework were not surprised at his worldview. We may have been vastly embarrassed and disappointed when Obama had the bust of Winston Churchill, an American ally for the ages, packed up and shipped out, but we weren’t surprised.
After all, Churchill is just a constant reminder to Obama of the quintessential colonialist power, particularly of Africa. In his book, Obama writes: “It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself.”
Considering his upbringing, his apparent reverence for his father, and being mentored by Frank Marshall Davis, who wrote often of the evils of white colonialism, none should be surprised. Oh, and Davis hated Winston Churchill. Hmmm.
To add to that was his collegiate academic experience that included regular indoctrination of the evils of imperialism and colonialism. So frankly, what else would one expect?
Yet it’s interesting that this want-to-be son of Africa doesn’t appear to show the same disdain for Muslim colonialism. Quite the contrary. He seems to promote it.
This is the way of most leftist anti-colonialists. They like to blame all the woes of Africa on white Europeans, who for a relatively short period of history colonized and ruled parts of the continent. That is to be scorned for sure, but that same scorn is never directed at Arab Muslim colonialism that has been ongoing for easily over 1000 years.
Obama was, as were most leftists, a supporter of the “Arab Spring.” He supported, and still does, the Muslim Brotherhood’s takeover of Egypt. He backed the Islamist “rebels” that overthrew Libya’s Qaddafi, which turned out to be yet another victory for Muslim colonialism in Africa.
Obama, the “son of Africa” certainly doesn’t seem to care much about black Africans, the actual sons of Africa, as they are slaughtered by the Arabs and tossed into mass graves. That’s real apartheid!
For centuries, Muslim colonialism has been far worse than anything the Europeans have wrought.
Yet Obama and the left are strangely silent when it comes to the Muslim colonialism of Africa, the Middle East and Europe — and probably soon to be America.
I just find that interesting.