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Dinesh D’Souza Talks about ‘The Roots of Obama’s Rage’

Author Dinesh D’Souza has a new book out entitled The Roots of Obama’s Rage.

In brief, the book is about Barack Obama’s youth and formative experiences that ideologically made him the man he is today. You may recall a recent column by D’Souza which provided just a teaser of what may be found in the book.

This series of videos (below) made by D’Souza provide some glimpses of what you’ll find in the book. Like D’Souza, Obama lived a great deal of his life off the U.S. mainland–even in foreign countries. D’Souza grew up in India and came to the States when he was 17. Both of them are about the same age, graduated college the same year and married in the same year. (I would add that while D’Souza lived in a completely different country for his first 17 years, he has a fantastically greater grasp of and appreciation for what America is than does Obama.)

He tells an interesting story that happened during the campaign. D’Souza found out that Barack Obama’s brother George was living in a hut in Africa, in abject poverty.  D’Souza raised some money to help George Obama (Barack wasn’t), but the campaign caught wind of that and convinced his brother to reject the voluntary financial aid.  If George Obama has been living in a simple hut, is Barack Obama his brother’s keeper?

D’Souza says Obama has been the most successful Leftist since President Lyndon Johnson, and maybe FDR, in pushing a radical agenda of socialist encroachment on the American way of life.

From chapter 2, D’Souza points out that Obama is one of the least-known-about presidents in history, shooting up quickly in politics in Illinois, then the U.S. Senate, and then another quick jump to the White House.  He says that while Obama does some socialist things, he believes there is something else going on with Obama, perhaps something that drives this Marxist tendency he has.

D’Souza tries to find out what Obama’s dream really is. Is it the American dream, Martin Luther King Jr’s dream, or something else?  Obama definitely rejects the American dream and the American way of life.  He also has done little or nothing to advance a color-blind society, but rather seems obsessed on some level with skin color. No, as Obama’s book indicates, he got his dream from his father.

D’Souza reminds us that although Obama credits his dream to his father, his father abandoned him when he was very young.  Obama’s father was idolized by his mother in the form of statements and stories about his father.  His father, who was from the British colony of Kenya, was an anticolonialist. D’Souza himself was exposed to this in India; his father and grandfather were anticolonialists from that former British colony. Obama’s father was one of the first Africans after colonialism selected to go to America to study and come back to help the newly independent Kenya. Obama Sr. was a flawed individual: a drunk, a wife-beater, had four wives and eight children. But Obama saw his father as a liberator of his country from Western oppression.

D’Souza makes a shocking statement with which I cannot disagree: “We are living now with the consequences of the ideology developed by an African tribesman in Kenya in the 1950s.”

Another concept of anticolonialism is that the baton of world oppression has passed from Europe to America, and America is now the great evil in the world.

D’Souza believes his theory of Obama’s motivation by anticolonialism explains Obama’s peculiar foreign policy and economic policy, and also other smaller issues.  For instance, when Obama first came to the White House, he noticed a small statue of Winston Churchill that had been a gift from Britain to America.  He sent it back to the British. Americans see Churchill as the man who fought the Nazis, but anticolonialists see him as continuing the oppression of the colonies.

He also examine’s Obama’s tax and spend policies. Obama has run up tabs into the TRILLIONS and expects “the rich” to pay it.  This class-envy attitude of course ignores the fact that we already have a Marxist progressive taxation scheme that has the wealthy paying a far greater portion of the total taxes than they should under a fair system. When you look at a paper called “Problems Facing Our Socialism” written by Obama Sr. in 1965 in the East Africa Journal, you see this same rich-hating sentiment.  It advocates the government seizure of property and no upper limit to taxes on those who are believed to “have too much.”

Another example is that President Obama now favors offshore drilling…for Brazil–not for his own country.

D’Souza believes Obama is engaged in an effort to “tame the rogue elephant,” and America is that elephant in his mind. When Scotland proposed to release the Lockerbie bomber, Obama protested publicly…but a private letter was obtained which was sent from the Administration to Scotland which indicated Obama really had no problem with the release.

In the end, for Obama, it’s about leveling the world playing field, and in his mind, America has far too much advantage.  America must be humbled.  America must be brought low and the rest of the world elevated.  It’s D’Souza’s theory…and it matches the evidence darned well.

D’Souza tells a lot in these videos…but it’s almost like pretzels in a bar, making you thirsty to get his book and read it right away.

Introduction

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 8

Chapter 9


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15 Responses to “Dinesh D’Souza Talks about ‘The Roots of Obama’s Rage’”

  1. It seems like it, Troy. We may have to take Carter’s trophy (for worst president) away from him and give it to a new winner.

  2. THIS BOOK IS AWESOME. I WONDERED HOW A MAN WITH LITTLE KNOWN HISTORY COULD POSSIBLY BECOME PRESIDENT. THE GOVERNMENT DID NOT WANT US TO KNOW THIS INSIGHT INTO HIS BACKGROUND. THEY KNEW HE WOULD NEVER BEEN ELECTED IF THE PEOPLE HAD KNOWN. HE WAS PICKED BY THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE OF WHAT WE DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT HIS BELIEFS. HE IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE NEW WORLD PUPPET. I AM NOT A RACIALLY PREJUDICE PERSON. I AM FOR ANYONE WHO WILL MAKE OUR COUNTRY A BETTER PLACE FOR ALL WHILE SUPPORTING OUR CONSTITUTION AND HUMANITARIAN BELIEFS. HAS ABANDONED ALL OF THESE AND NOW IS FORCING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO BUY HEALTH INSURANCE MANY OF US CANNOT AFFORD. IT IS NOT UNLIKE SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM. OBAMA IS HURTING OUR ECONOMY BY BLOCKING OIL PRODUCTION, ABANDONING TAX CUTS. HEAND HIS PARTY SHOULD BE TRIED FOR ECONOMIC TERRORISM AND CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THANK YOU FOR WRITING A BOOK EVERYONE SHOULD READ AS AMERICANS. I HAVE RESEARCHED SOME OF THESE FACTS AND SEE THE TRUTHS YOU HAVE WRITTEN HERE. IF IT WASN’T FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND GLENN BECK, A LOT OF US WOULD NEVER HEARD THIS INFORMATION. I HAVE JOINED THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT AND WANT TO TAKE OUR GOVERNMENT BACK BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. THANK YOU AGAIN.

  3. It is always best to read or listen to D’Souza with a critical eye and ear. He makes some pertinent points and makes some absurd ones as well.

    You can see this in the first video when he talks about the things he and Obama have ‘in common’ which supposedly somehow gives him special insight into Obama’s thinking. D’Souza mentions that they both lived off the American mainland for seventeen years, that he and Obama have been married the same length of time, both graduated from college the same year, got married the same year, both have been politicians and then that they both have a history of mixed raced marriages, but Obama was the product of a mixed marriage and DSouza’s daughter is the product of a mixed marriage, so it would be D’Souza’s daughter who has that in common with Obama, not D’Souza. And what in the world does the fact that he and Obama got married in the same year have to do with the price of tea. Shoddy reasoning, but clearly effective if one doesn’t think about what he is saying.

    D’Souza says Obama has the ideology of an African Kenyan tribesman of the 1950’s. Obama never knew his father and the stories of him were told to him by his mother and his white grandparents. Why does D’Souza not mention that maybe it is the ideology of his mother and grandparents that affected him. Or the multiculturism of Hawaii and Indonesia that gave Obama insight. Nope, it is that of a Kenyan 1950’s tribesman. Silly. Wonder just how D’souza knows just what a typical Kenyan tribesman of the 50’s thought ? Did he talk with some in a previous life ?

  4. You must have missed the part where D’Souza talked about the anticolonialism of his own father and grandfather, India being under British rule for a long time. Obviously they are not mirror images of one another’s experience, but if he and Barack Obama didn’t know each other and just encountered one another in an airport gate lounge and started talking to each other, I’m sure they would marvel at all the did have in common.

    Interesting, though, that even with those commonalities, and the fact that D’Souza was undisputedly born in another country and lived there until he was 17, he still has phenomenally greater appreciation for American principles and values than the man who how presides over this great nation.

  5. Bob

    You mention that D’Souza was indisputedly born in another country. How do we know where he was born ? Have you or has anyone seen an official birth certificate proving that to be true and if not, shouldn’t we ask to see it before accepting it ? Seems fair doesn’t it.

  6. Other than you, I don’t know of anyone who is contesting D’Souza’s contention that he was born and raised in India.

    Barack Obama, on the other hand, contends he was born in Hawaii while many people have serious doubts about that, in addition to statements from his wife who says Kenya is his “home country” and his grandmother who says she was present for his birth in Kenya. There is also the AP story which says he was “Kenyan born.”

    Again, other than you just now, I don’t know of anyone who contests D’Souza’s assertion that he himself was born and raised in India. If you have doubts, though, you might consider contacting him. I wouldn’t be surprised if he wasn’t more forthcoming with a birth certificate than our current president has been.

  7. You are missing the whole issue. Obamas actions show what page he is on. He just released the Lockerbie Bomber, is forcing Americans to buy health care and admittedly, in his book. states he modeled himself after his father. Do you not pay attention? Have you read De Souzas book? Obamas own family knows him and his grandma stated she sees his father in him Who could know him better. People with your attitude are going to allow Obama to turn America into a socialist third world country. Wake up and read the facts.

  8. You say that people like me are going to allow Obama to turn America into a socialist third world country. I didn’t vote for him ( or McCain for that matter ) and don’t agree with many of his policies. But since the first days of our founding and like with the Federalists and the non-Federalists, this country has had rancor and disagreement like we are having now. It isn’t new and in fact an integral part of our past.

    I am merely pointing out to me what the flaws are in D’Souza’s writing and thinking. I believe that is still allowed.

    Besides I am happy all this discourse between the right and left is happening. You should be happy as well, because without Obama, Pelosi and Reid etc., the conservatives wouldn’t have the momentum they have now. Without all the rancor, they would actually have to come up with a plan to reduce the deficit which they clearly don’t have. No one does.

  9. I just might try and contact him for the fun of it. Will let you know.

    I am just pointing out that D’Souza simply ignores all the other influences in Obama’s life and narrowly tries to make the point Obama is essentially his father reincarnate. I haven’t read this book, but I did read a large part of D’Souza’s ” The Enemy at Home:The Cultural Left and It’s Responsiblity for 9/11 ” where he says 9/11 occurred largely due to Muslim anger and hatred of our cultural left ideas.

    D’Souza completely discounted the fact that the extremists hate us for being a Christian nation, for being successful, for being free, for our values and because of our foreign policy.To him most of the blame goes to the cultural left. He got condemned by liberals and conservatives alike for such extremely narrow thinking.

    That is why I say he should be read critically and not accept what he says hook, line and sinker. That goes for all we read.

  10. I agree with you that the Muslim terrorists hate us for being a free, Christian nation who is allied with Israel, but he’s also right about Muslim anger and hatred of our liberal Left, too. I haven’t read that book, so I can’t speak with knowledge about D’Souza’s emphasis in it, but I don’t think he missed the mark by talking about the things you mentioned.

    The influences D’Souza mentions in his new book on Obama are obviously the greatest influences in his life. We know this because Obama has told us so, in his books and sometimes when he speaks.

    It doesn’t take any guesswork to understand that his anticolonialist Marxist father was a great source of inspiration for him. Other Marxists such as Frank Marshall Davis were as well. There is no mystery here.

    The case becomes open and shut when we see their anti-American Marxist ideas carried out by the man who is now our president.

  11. I contacted Mr. Souza via email and ask him if he has an original birth certificate from India and he promptly and kindly gave the following response which I wanted to share with and thought you might enjoy.

    ” No long birth certificate. But I do have the short one. Plus there were several cows that witnessed my birth ”

  12. Given that India is still struggling to join the modern world, I’m not surprised. :-)

    Thankfully, like a lot of us, Mr. D’Souza has risen far above his humble birth.