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Augustine 25 Interviewed by Newsmax Regarding Obama's Marxist Ideology

I’ve been sharing my observations regarding President Obama’s early advocacy of Marxism since the summer of 2008.  What can I say?  It has been harder to get an audience for my perspective than I thought.  Nevertheless, my story has now been officially covered by a respected national level journalist. See, http://bit.ly/bkEAEX

Last week, I was interviewed by Ronald Kessler, Washington D.C. Bureau Chief for Newsmax.  He a New York Times best-selling author of 18 non-fiction books.  One of his most famous books is The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI.  Kessler is widely credited with having presented the first credible evidence that Bob Woodward’s and Carl Bernstein’s Watergate source dubbed “Deep Throat” was FBI official W. Mark Felt.

I’m profoundly honored that Kessler took the time to double check my story and thought it was credible enough to run as a story. Apparently, I’m not the only one who had conversations with Barack Obama on “…how they would reform the world.” http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jan/29/local/me-oxy29

My major point is that I’m glad the national media is looking into Obama’s deep roots in Marxist socialist thought. I think it was highly unusual for a sophomore to be so totally committed to Marxism as was the young Barack Obama.  To me, it is evidence that he was a “red diaper baby,” a young person who was raised in an environment sympathetic to Marxist thought. 

All in all, I think the more the public learns about the young Barack Obama, the more they will be convinced that Obama is not the centrist he appeared to be during the 2008 campaign. At the very least, President Obama needs to come clean with the American people and explain how, if at all, his Marxist socialist ideas have changed over time.

Next on my agenda is to call attention to the socialist views of Obama’s favorite Occidental College professor, Roger Boesche. I knew of Boesche when I was an undergraduate at Occidental College and got to know him better when he was a visiting professor in the political science department at Williams College in MA.  I was an assistant professor of political science at Williams between 1986 and 1989. 

Boesche was an advocate of John Rawls’ Theory of Justice. In my view, the more pundits and journalists understand about Rawls’ ideas, the better they will be able to understand Obama’s sincere socialist perspective. In particular, they will better understand why Obama was able to win the trust of Bill Ayers and Alice Palmer when he was a novice politician in Chicago, IL.

Ironically, Roger Boesche and President Obama are still close. Here is a link which describes Professor Boesche’s 2009 visit to the Oval Office.  See, http://www.oxy.edu/x8880.xml  Boesche is a supporter of ObamaCare and believed Obama had the unique skills needed to implement it.  As for me, I’m grateful my description of Obama’s ardent Marxist perspective in the fall of 1980 is now part of the public record.