D'Souza's vision of Obama stems from the author's perspective as an immigrant from India -- a country, like Kenya, that has thrown off the colonial rule of the British Empire. As in his book, The Roots of Obama's Rage, D'Souza advances his theory that the major factor influencing Obama's actions and policies as president is his anti-colonialist mindset, which he inherited from his purported father, Barack Obama, Sr.
To reinforce his view, D'Souza takes the movie audience on a grand tour of the main locales that influenced Obama's life: Indonesia, Hawaii, Kenya, Chicago, and Cambridge. He interviews people who knew Obama's early life and his father. D'Souza does an exemplary job with the material that he covers.
But I respectfully have to disagree with D'Souza on his premise and main conclusion.
A Different Point of View
Americans have little appreciation for the European colonial wars and the centuries of conflict between European colonial powers and the third-world nations they occupied. D'Souza reminds us that the USA was a colonial oppressor in Hawaii, but this is news to most of us. There was never a war or fighting of any kind with the Hawaiian people. It is our understanding that they welcomed America and wanted to become the fiftieth state. Americans don't have a colonial mindset. This is not an American thing.
In my research into Barack Obama's life for my political satire, Lost in Zombieland: The Rise of President Zero, I found a different set of influences that shaped Barack Obama's life, and they do a much better job explaining Obama's words and his actions as president and as a man. The question I put forth in my book is this: who is Barack Obama, and what is he really up to?
My research informs me that Barack Obama is a committed radical Marxist -- a socialist revolutionary. This is not kook talk. His entire history is one of early and continued exposure to communist ideology, and of his acceptance and championing of the socialist model.
No one believes that his work as a community organizer in Chicago was for any democratic or traditional American cause, or for charity. Obama has always advocated socialist revolution with the goal of realizing the communist ideal: a government run by an enlightened political elite in which the state owns all property and the means of production, and the people conform to the requirements of communal life: from each according to his ability, and to each according to his need. Obama has never been an advocate of rule by the consent of the governed, the capitalist economic system, and limited constitutional government. He has repeatedly demonstrated his contempt for constitutional republican government, the separation of powers, and the rule of law.
Who Is Barack Obama?
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