Obama's Origins: Promotional Book Stating Obama "Born in Kenya" Uncovered
May 18th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
You simply have to love Breitbart and their almost apologetic disclaimer, below, in conjunction with their uncovering of yet another piece of evidence oddly indicating that Obama was born in Kenya. It was a promotional booklet from a publishing house, as seen in the above photo, which was distributed to industry professionals only. In the booklet, and as you can see from the photo, Obama is touted as being Kenyan born.
I am certain each of you are surprised at my own personal conveyance of both shock and extreme dismay at this most disturbing of news. Joe Arpaio is also most likely sobbing in pernicious disbelief at this point.
However, I must be the first to admit that I, too, have been mistaken as having been born in the African nation of Somalia. It is an unfortunate misconception, perhaps, owing to my slightly olive complexion and pirate-like bearing, not to mention that sliver of Cherokee making itself known. In fact, there are many red, white and blue Americans who are repeatedly construed as being born in the foreign locale of Africa, for reasons as yet unknown. Obviously, Obama would be the poster child for this oddity. Perhaps someone could get to the bottom of this, a most consternating of issues, before it spins completely out of control.
Secrest's Secret?: Suspected Somalian
Now, in all seriousness, we have been writing furiously about an Associated Press article written in 2004, as seen below,
which was printed in the East African Standard, that Breitbart must have somehow missed. But that fact, coupled with our complete treatise on Obama's past in that same article (click on the picture to read it), which has also caught fire of late, made us decide to leave the story up in the main section of this website for an extended time. This, in order to make sure that A) Everyone that visits reads the article and, B) Giving us time to do complete justice to the second part of the article coming up in the next several days, speaking to the reasons for this Kenyan quandary and our increasingly un-American President.
But as we gather the building evidence, coupled with Sheriff Joe Arpaio's investigation, and then deftly connect it with the many problems associated with Obama's birth certificate issues, you can begin to sense the smoke billowing out all around, which would, perhaps, indicate a fire of some particular nature in this "off limits" area. In fact, we do not share Breitbart's skepticism of what they, themselves, have actually found, and yet seem to deny. But we all know why, now, don't we?
Please read on, the article in part from Breitbart below, and standby for our second part coming up this weekend.
You won't be disappointed, and we never apologize, it should be noted, for what we find:
Note from Senior Management:
Andrew Breitbart was never a "Birther," and Breitbart News is a site that has never advocated the narrative of "Birtherism." In fact, Andrew believed, as we do, that President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961.
Yet Andrew also believed that the complicit mainstream media had refused to examine President Obama's ideological past, or the carefully crafted persona he and his advisers had constructed for him.
It is for that reason that we launched "The Vetting," an ongoing series in which we explore the ideological background of President Obama (and other presidential candidates)--not to re-litigate 2008, but because ideas and actions have consequences.
It is also in that spirit that we discovered, and now present, the booklet described below--one that includes a marketing pitch for a forthcoming book by a then-young, otherwise unknown former president of the Harvard Law Review.
It is evidence--not of the President's foreign origin, but that Barack Obama's public persona has perhaps been presented differently at different times.
Breitbart News has obtained a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama's then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel, which touts Obama as "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii."
The booklet, which was distributed to "business colleagues" in the publishing industry, includes a brief biography of Obama among the biographies of eighty-nine other authors represented by Acton & Dystel.
It also promotes Obama's anticipated first book, Journeys in Black and White--which Obama abandoned, later publishing Dreams from My Father instead.
Obama’s biography in the booklet is as follows (image and text below):
Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago’s South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.
The booklet, which is thirty-six pages long, is printed in blue ink (and, on the cover, silver/grey ink), using offset lithography. It purports to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of Acton & Dystel, which was founded in 1976.
Front cover (outside) - note Barack Obama listed in alphabetical order
>Front cover (inside)
Jay Acton no longer represents Obama. However, Jane Dystel still lists Obama as a client on her agency's website.
According to the booklet itself, the text was edited by Miriam Goderich, who has since become Dystel's partner at Dystel & Goderich, an agency founded in 1994. Breitbart News attempted to reach Goderich by telephone several times over several days. Her calls are screened by an automated service that requires callers to state their name and company, which we did. She never answered.
The design of the booklet was undertaken by Richard Bellsey, who has since closed his business. Bellsey, reached by telephone, could not recall the exact details of the booklet, but told Breitbart News that it "sounds like one of our jobs, like I did for [Acton & Dystel] twenty years ago or more."