From the Autobiography, “Dreams of my Father” by Barack Obama. On his friends.
“To avoid being mistaken for a sellout,I chose my friends carefully.The more politically active black students.The foreign students.The Chicanos.The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets.At night,in the dorms,we discussed neocolonialism,Franz Fanon,Eurocentrism,and patriarchy.When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake,we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling constraints.Keep this statement from his book in mind as you review the names of the people Barack Obama kept close through the years.
Frank Marshall Davis, an old Communist Party USA member, mentor to Barack Obama during the late 1970’s., his surrogate father.
Father Michael Pfleger
Syrian National Antoin Rezko
Khalid Al-Mansour. Radical Islamist
Rashid and Mona Khalidi
Dr. Ingrid Mattson
Franklin Delano Raines
Gerald Kellman (disciple of Saul Alinsky)
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