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LWW
08-30-2010, 04:27 PM
First let us realize that in Obama Jrs own words ... “All of my life, I carried a single image of my father, one that I .. tried to take as my own ... the father of my dreams, the man in my mother’s stories, full of high-blown ideals ... It was into my father’s image that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself ... I did feel that there was something to prove to my father”

So, what do we know about Obama Sr?

Read and learn:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">A bit of research at the library reveals the answers about Barack Obama’s father and his father’s convictions which Obama withholds from his readers. A first hint comes from authors E. S. Atieno Odhiambo and David William Cohen in their book The Risks of Knowledge (Ohio U. Press, 2004). On page 182 of their book they describe how Barack Obama’s father, a Harvard trained economist, attacked the economic proposals of pro-Western ‘third way” leader Tom Mboya from the socialist left, siding with communist-allied leader Oginga Odinga, in a paper Barack Obama’s father worte for the East Africa Journal. As Odhiambo and Cohen write, “The debates [over economic policy] pitted .. Mboya against .. Oginga Odinga and radical economists Dharam Ghai and Barrack Obama, who critiqued the document for being neither African nor socialist enough.”

I have a copy of Barack Obama’s paper here in my hand, obtained from the stacks at UCLA. The paper is as describe by Odhiambo and Cohen, a cutting attack from the left on Tom Mboya’s historically important policy paper “African Socialism and Its Applicability to Planning in Kenya.” The author is given as “Barak H. Obama” and his paper is titled “Problems Facing Our Socialism”, published July, 1965 in the East African Journal, pp. 26-33.

Obama stakes out the following positions in his attacks on the white paper produced by Mboya’s Ministry of Economic Planning and Development:

1. Obama advocated the communal ownership of land and the forced confiscation of privately controlled land, as part of a forced “development plan”, an important element of his attack on the government’s advocacy of private ownership, land titles, and property registration. (p. 29)

2. Obama advocated the nationalization of “European” and “Asian” owned enterprises, including hotels, with the control of these operations handed over to the “indigenous” black population. (pp. 32 -33)

3. Obama advocated dramatically increasing taxation on “the rich” even up to the 100% level, arguing that, “there is no limit to taxation if the benefits derived from public services by society measure up to the cost in taxation which they have to pay” (p. 30) and that, “Theoretically, there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed.” (p. 31)

4. Obama contrasts the ill-defined and weak-tea notion of “African Socialism” negatively with the well-defined ideology of “scientific socialism”, i.e. communism. Obama views “African Socialism” pioneers like Nkrumah, Nyerere, and Toure as having diverted only “a little” from the capitalist system. (p. 26)

5. Obama advocates an “active” rather than a “passive” program to achieve a classless society through the removal of economic disparities between black Africans and Asian and Europeans. (p. 28) “While we welcome the idea of a prevention [of class problems], we should try to cure what has slipped in .. we .. need to eliminate power structures that have been built through excessive accumulation so that not only a few individuals shall control a vast magnitude of resources as is the case now .. so long as we maintain free enterprise one cannot deny that some will accumulate more than others .. “ (pp. 29-30)

6. Obama advocates price controls on hotels and the tourist industry, so that the middle class and not only the rich can afford to come to Kenya as tourists. (p. 33)

7. Obama advocates government owned and operated “model farms” as a means of teaching modern farming techniques to farmers. (p. 33)</div></div>

Another Marxist. (http://blog.mises.org/8007/obama-hid-his-fathers-socialism-from-readers/)

LWW

pooltchr
08-30-2010, 05:43 PM
As they say, the acorn ( /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif ) doesn't fall far from the tree.

Steve

LWW
08-31-2010, 03:07 AM
Well, senior put Kenya in the grave and junior is following his father's lead.

LWW

Qtec
08-31-2010, 03:35 AM
Like anybody is interested.....yawn.

get over it, a black man is President.

Q

LWW
08-31-2010, 04:12 AM
Thanks for confirming ... again ... that you have no interest in the truth.

But, I already knew that.

LWW

Sev
08-31-2010, 06:34 AM
And this is special why??

I guess it will be just a special when the first Native American is president.

Or Japanese.

Or woman.

Or Jew.

hondo
08-31-2010, 06:55 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And this is special why??

I guess it will be just a special when the first Native American is president.

Or Japanese.

Or woman.

Or Jew.

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JEW!!!!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/shocked.gif


Just kidding. I 'd probably vote for that billionaire in NY, Bromberg, Bloombird, something like that.

Sev
08-31-2010, 07:02 AM
I was thinking of running.

Just thinking of a few platform slogans.

hondo
08-31-2010, 07:19 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I was thinking of running.

Just thinking of a few platform slogans.

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How about " Hoyvey by thine own petar"?

Sev
08-31-2010, 04:11 PM
How about jingoists for Jews.

hondo
08-31-2010, 04:25 PM
Run against Barney Frank.

Say " We're through with the Heblew!"

LAMas
08-31-2010, 09:41 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Run against Barney Frank.

Say " We're through with the Heblew!" </div></div>

Nice play on words. Hebrew.... yes. He blew....yes? Was it hips or lips or both?

Shortly after coming out, Frank met and began dating Herb Moses, an economist and LGBT activist; their relationship lasted for eleven years until an amicable break-up in July 1998.[72][74][75] Moses, who was an executive at Fannie Mae from 1991 to 1998, was the first partner of an openly gay member of Congress to receive spousal benefits and the two were considered "Washington's most powerful and influential gay couple."[74]

But we knew that.:)

hondo
09-02-2010, 01:58 PM
I am currently Sev's acting campaign manager.
Butt out!