April 2, 2014
To peer deep into a man's soul, one need only look at his roots.
A baby is nothing more than a giant sponge. Its pre-ordained, prime directive is to absorb everything it sees, hears, touches, tastes and feels and record all that data in its empty brain cells. These fives senses are its direct contact with the outside world. A baby has no volition or free choice, it can only absorb. It is 100% dependent on its caregiver or nurturer. If the caregiver or nurturer does not give the baby food, water, clothing and shelter, the baby dies. The baby is a direct reflection of its caregiver and its early environment. It reflects what it is given through no fault of its own. It can do nothing else. There are exceptions but the exceptions are rare, thus the saying, "the apple does not fall far from the tree." A baby, fresh from the womb, is guilty of nothing and is but the product of genetics and environment, over both of which the baby has no control.
The roots of President Obama start with his mother who was given the first name "Stanley" by her parents, allegedly because her father wanted a boy. One wonders about parents who would purposely give their female child a boy's name. The name dogged Stanley Ann Dunham for a good portion of her childhood years. Did her male name have an influence on her life? How could it not?
Ann and her family bounced around a lot from state to state and finally to Hawaii where she demonstrated a marked interest in women's and other social causes and issues. She pursued that interest in her college courses, ultimately deciding on economic anthropology as her major. For those of you not familiar with the discipline, anthropology is the study of human races, origins, societies and cultures, or in more simple terms, the study of humankind. "Economic anthropology is a scholarly field that attempts to explain human economic behavior in its widest historic, geographic and cultural scope. It is practiced by anthropologists and has a complex relationship with the discipline of economics, of which it is highly critical." (source: en.wikipedia.org) If you were paying attention, you might notice the socialist overtones in the definition of economic anthropology. Economic anthropologists are not really taken with the idea of capitalism and free markets.
While in college in Hawaii, Ann runs into a foreign national from Kenya, who was there to continue his education. His name was Barack Obama, Sr. Despite parental opposition, Ann married Barack Obama Sr. in February of 1961. She was three months pregnant at the time of her marriage. Barack Obama Sr. on the other hand was already married to a Kenyan women, Kezia, whom he had abandoned to come to America, but he told Ann he was divorced. He wasn't. Kezia allegedly gave Obama permission to take a second wife in America, in keeping with Luo customs. What was it that attracted Stanley Ann Dunham to a black foreign national? Why was she intimate with Obama Sr. before their marriage? In the early 1960's sex before marriage was still somewhat of the forbidden fruit.
Obama Sr. abandoned his new wife Ann to complete his studies in economics at Harvard and received an M. A. degree. Ann Dunham filed for divorce from Obama Sr. in January 1964, which he did not contest. Obama Jr., now about three years old, was abandoned by his father and raised by his maternal grandparents because Ann had returned to Hawaii to continue her studies in anthropology after living in Seattle with her parents and baby Barack. Obama Jr., was for all intent and purposes, abandoned by both of his biological parents. It wasn't the first time and it wasn't the last.
It was while Ann was attending the University of Hawaii the second time that she ran into another foreign national from Indonesia studying world geography, one Lolo Soetoro. Ann married Lolo in 1965. Why? What was the attraction Ann had for Lolo? Why a foreign national, again? Ann's parents must have been going through several types of Hell knowing that once again, Ann would be leaving them and their American culture and roots for a foreign national and perhaps even a foreign country.
In 1966, Lolo abandoned Ann and her son Barack to move back to his home country in Jakarta, Indonesia. Nevertheless, In October of 1967, Ann and her son joined Lolo in Jakarta where now six-year old Barack attended an Indonesian-language Catholic school. Lolo adopted Barack, changed his name to Barry Soetoro and was granted Indonesian citizenship. Did Barack speak Indonesian? Not likely. So the young Barack was thrust in with a bunch of Indonesian-speaking foreigners (to him) trying to assimilate the new language and the Catholic liturgy. That's got to be tough and intimidating for a young six-year old.
Let's see? The young Barack was abandoned by his father, then his mother and finally thrust into an environment, totally foreign from everything he knew. Confusing and unsettling for a young boy in a mixed race family finding himself in a foreign land to which he had no cultural connection? You bet! And that was just the first six years of his young life. All this turmoil, abandonment and upheaval is being recorded in Obama Jr's. brain cells. It gets better, or worse, depending on your perspective.
While living in Jakarta, Ann had a number of highly professional, predominantly government jobs that kept her away from home. But in 1971 Ann abandons her son once again and sends him back to Hawaii to attend school starting in the 5th grade at the posh private Punahou School. Grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, having a high paying job at the Bank of Hawaii, picked up the tuition tab. Was Ann embarrassed to have a mixed race child and that is why she kept sending him away, or leaving him? There was also the question, was Obama legally repatriated when he returned to Hawaii?
A year later, Ann returns to Hawaii to continue her Masters Degree in anthropology, leaving her husband behind in Jakarta. Her graduate tuition was picked up by two grants from a prestigious international school and the Asian Foundation. Why? Three years later she returns to Indonesia to conduct anthropological fieldwork, whatever that is. Barack Jr. was left behind to live with his grandparents and finish high school. Young Barack is once again abandoned by his mother. But abandoning people by Mother Ann seems to be part of her persona. She cared more for the poor people of the world than she did for her husband and her two children.
We're beginning to feel sorry for this kid and are reminded of the words of one of the Westside Story characters who told officer Krusky that "..... he was depraved an account of he was deprived!"
Ann and Lolo divorced in 1980. Barack Jr. was now about 19 years old but his biases and ideology were now permanently scoured into his brain cells with messages of abandonment and racial tensions. There are many rumors about the young Obama's life after his mother divorced Lolo. Some are probably true. Obviously, given the abject hatred by some of Obama, many of those stories are untrue. Stories about the influence that Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying communist, had on Obama may have some substance. Davis appeared to have a relationship with Stanley, Obama's maternal grandfather and it is alleged that he also had a "relationship" with Obama's mother. Marshal liked to take nude pictures of women. However, we found only innuendos in the record, but no hard facts of that allegation.
Allegations of Obama's college education being funded by rich Muslims are also circulating out there. Either they are true and have been silenced, or they are untrue.
His relationship with Bill Ayers, a self-proclaimed, un-repentant and surprisingly un-convicted terrorist, appear to be true. Obama's 20-year relationship with the half-crazed Reverend Jeremiah Wright are documented and not in dispute. The real estate dealings he had with one Tony Rezko, now in jail on corruption charges, is also a matter of record. His trip to Pakistan is also not in dispute but is highly questionable as to his motives for visiting Pakistan when most Americans were not allowed to go there and no visas were being granted.
A mother who was a socialist and whose name was Stanley, a bigamist biological father that abandoned Obama in his early life, the shock of being thrust into a foreign land with a different language and radically different cultural norms, being abandoned by his mother on numerous occasions, a family mentor that was an avowed communist and being investigated by the FBI, a close relationship with a Pastor who was an anti-Semite and anti-American, real estate dealings with a now convicted felon and a relationship with an un-repentant domestic terrorist, were bound to fill all those little brain cells with confusing and conflicting messages of right, wrong and all the territory in between.
All of the young players in this saga have no guilt because they had very little control over the influences on their early lives, but that doesn't relieve them of their responsibility for their adult actions and how those actions affect the lives of other people, especially if one of those lives ends up becoming a socialist president of the United States.
But no matter where little baby Obama was born, Hawaii, Kenya, or Timbucktoo, if he wasn't totally screwed up by his parents, or lack thereof, or by his early environment of being raised in a dis-functional, mixed race family, or by being frequently abandoned by his mother, or thrust into a foreign culture at a young age, he would be the exception to the rule. He is not the exception and Obama is not only screwed up in mind and ideology, he is screwed up emotionally and would be a great study for a thousand psychologists who are fascinated by how screwed up people become famous, or world leaders, or national oligarchs.
The hard fact is, we quite likely have a screwed up president possibly possessed by severe racial tensions, with his finger on the trigger that could destroy the world because his mother may have had a somewhat questionable sexual fascination for mixed-race, foreign national, non-Americans and was ultimately embarrassed by the product of one of those fascinations, leading to frequent abandonment.
We paint but an opaque window into Barack Obama's soul, roughly based on his roots and associations and perhaps the painting we portray here is an indication of the distorted foundation of Machiavellian principles from which he governs, which are most certainly a reflection of those very roots.
We admit that this article is a significant departure from the issues about which we usually write, but we have been intrigued by how a person of questionable character, ideology, racial confliction, ethics and such a gross lack of experience could ever become president of the United States. With this article, we have barely touched on that intrigue.
This article is a follow up to last week's article where we set up a hypothetical interview with President Obama from the perspective of an average American conducting the interview. Both articles are intended to provide a little more depth into the man called Barack Hussein Obama, or is it Barry Soetoro? Someone knows but they aren't telling.
Barack's biological father is dead, his mother is dead, his grandparents are dead, his step father is dead, Frank Marshall is dead, Bill Ayers is a socialist professor at a Chicago University, Tony Rezko is in jail, the grand Reverend Wright we believe is still pastor at the Trinity United Church of Chicago spouting anti-American propaganda, two of Obama's relatives from Kenya are living in America illegally and no one seems to know what Barack was doing in Pakistan. How could anything be wrong? Better yet, how did this tortured man ever become president of the United States? Someone or many someone's have protected him in a grand cover up, in what has all the signs of the Manchurian Candidate.
Regarding Obama's, ObamaCare: Obama Care is the greatest landslide ever, that has buried America in a slimy quicksand made from sticky tar, from which escape is very near impossible, except for those who manage to avoid voluntarily falling into it. What ignorant, compliant dolts most Americans have become.
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Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property issues and author of his weekly column, "In Defense of Rural America", is the President of the National Association of Rural Landowners, (NARLO) (http://www.narlo.org) a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State, an advocate and consultant for urban and rural landowners. He can be reached for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.