An odd choice, certainly, as an inspirational hero. But to his son, the elder Obama represented a great and noble cause, the cause of anticolonialism. Obama Sr. grew up during Africa's struggle to be free of European rule, and he was one of the early generation of Africans chosen to study in America and then to shape his country's future.and:
Anticolonialism is the doctrine that rich countries of the West got rich by invading, occupying and looting poor countries of Asia, Africa and South America. As one of Obama's acknowledged intellectual influences, Frantz Fanon, wrote in The Wretched of the Earth, "The well-being and progress of Europe have been built up with the sweat and the dead bodies of Negroes, Arabs, Indians and the yellow races."Where I think D'Souza goes astray is that when you pare anticolonialism down, at its core it is still Marxism.
Then there is this article in the American Thinker by Michael Zebulon entitled General Petraeus' Mistake which asserts that when Petraeus made his remarks about the Florida Koran Roast, that he telegraphed the following to the enemy:
The net effect of his going public with it early in the game was tantamount to giving an engraved invitation to the enemy to "up-the-ante." (And eventually they will, rest assured, now that everybody and their Aunt Mathilda has piled on, and made the thing exponentially bigger than it had to be.) Effectively he told the bad guysThese are the reasons why I said I would have done it. It shows weakness to an enemy for whom any sign of weakness is a reason to attack.
- that we are generally afraid of Muslims;
- that, more specifically, our men-at-arms and their commanders can be intimidated; and
Michael Barone points out how Gangster Government Stifles Criticism of Obamacare in an article today at Townhall.com. Go read the whole thing. It will make your blood boil.
Finally, for today, the American Thinker has an article by Lance Fairchok entitled Reaping the Whirlwind. It describes the reasons for the general anxiety being expressed by the Tea Parties, the 9/12 Project the Three Percent and others. You aren't paranoid if they're really trying to get you, and it appears they are. Go have a look.