May 6th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
So, why did the Associated Press, back on June 27th, 2004, trumpet the fact that a Kenyan-born American named Barack Obama was now being elevated as a US Senator in the East African Sunday Standard newspaper, and is this article actually legitimate?
Indeed, it is, as a matter of fact. When this story was first discovered some time ago, we actually visited the East-African Standard website, clicked on the associated link in the EAS Standard's archived wayback machine, and there both the article and picture magically appeared. Unfortunately, the link has since been taken down , due to unmentionably odd reasons, we might add. But why did this story appear and, once again, is it real? The answer to this question demands a journey all the way back to Obama's origins in order to understand both the man and his often stealthily applied radical ideology, and it can only be accomplished here in two parts.
Part One: Obama's Radical Ideology
It was mid-1988 when Barack Obama visited Kenya for the first time, "according to public records."
At the age of 28, Obama had been on an extended vacation in Europe from his job as a Community organizer for the Gamaliel Foundation of Chicago.
The Gamaliel Foundation was an ACORN-type community organizing group,transformed from originally helping African American families purchase homes on Chicago's west side to recruiting and training community leaders within the inner-city centers. Interestingly, this transformation took place largely as a result of Obama's tenure there, from 1985 to 1988.
These specifically-trained community leaders would then organize followers to publicly agitate for both social justice and Affirmative Action aims within many center-city black communities. Obama's goals as a Gamaliel Leader were not necessarily to "get inner city occupants into meaningful jobs or homes," but rather, the future Leader of the Free World was, in effect, creating frustrated outcries for increased social justice and welfare support from both local and Federal governments, while organizing and registering these same inner-city dwellers, both dead and alive as the case may be, to vote.
This newly remolded Foundation had, in fact, been reinstituted after the Leftist/neo-Marxist/ Saul Alinksy mold, which utilized Collectivist ideals to achieve both civic instability and transformative change, and with the direct help of Obama, in this case. These same ideals would later serve to reorder and transform inner-city communities into intensified hotbeds of government-supported, single-adult families and redistributional justice centers, even as poverty sequentially worsens. The modern-day equivalent to these organizations are even now being set up in city after major city and some have even parlayed a meaningful role in taking part in the often violent OWS protests.
However, whle many will frequently hear the name of Alinksy and his community organizing efforts brought up when referencing Obama's past, both the Left and the media have stealthily managed to largely reinvent Alinksy as a simple activist for the poor. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. You see, Alinsky's model for transforming a community is based upon a simple yet effective Marxist strategy of fomenting class warfare on a societal basis, in essence, pitting the proletariat (Employees) against the Capitalist class (Businessowners) to create wide swaths of civic instability, which then provides fertile ground for transformative societal change to take place. In this particular vein, no one can forget one of Obama's chief campaign promises:
But for those who still wonder at the aims of Radical Saul Alinksy, who is the Father of modern community organizing and "the man who inspired Obama," you need only read a few Vintage Books reviews of Alinksy's book, "Rules for Radicals":
“Alinsky's techniques and teachings influenced generations of community and labor organizers, including the church-based group hiring a young [Barack] Obama to work on Chicago's South Side in the 1980s.... Alinsky impressed a young [Hillary] Clinton, who was growing up in Park Ridge at the time Alinsky was the director of the Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago.” —Chicago Sun-Times
"Rules for Radicals" is essentially a guidebook that encourages individuals to gather, organize and develop a battle-plan to spread a socialist agenda; there is even a list of tactics to be used. Alinsky has conveniently simplified the complex socio-economic landscape of the United States into three groups: The Haves (upper-class), The Have Some, Want More (middle-class) and Have-nots (poor).~Vine Voice
In essence, Obama's Alinsky manual teaches its students Collectivist goals from a class warfare perspective, which has quickly become a stealthily supplanted cornerstone of the Obama 2012 election campaign. But Obama's ties to the extremist Left neither begin nor end here; in fact, Obama's failed ideology casts a wide net into the world of the Communists ideologues, which would leave most of our Founding Fathers furiously rotating in their graves.
You see, the problems with Alinksy's book only begin with its instructively destructive side. We also have Alinsky's homage to Satan himself, where he acknowledges Lucifer as being the first radical known to man, receiving a kingdom all his own, while also noting that the Progressive spin-meisters at Media Matters, a brazen Obama apologist organization sponsored by George Soros, complain that this is not a dedication, but rather something else altogether, ergo an acknowledgement, which is a mere parsing of terms, in our book, but also comically illustrating Media Matters' need to defend the book, itself, rather tellingly.
But despite the Alinsky ties, the President's early years were spent under the influence of men such as Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist-journalist and good friend of Obama's grandfather in Hawaii, who was implicated in an FBI counter-communist investigation. Davis was outed as a Communist member by an informer who used Davis regularly in passing information to various Hawaiian Communist cells. Obama even repeatedly mentions Davis in his book, "Dreams From My Father," as Frank, with fond thoughts on the old Communist peppered liberally throughout the book, in at least twelve sections.
But what do all of these early left-wing extremist ties, formerly established by a sitting US president, mean to America, now, in Obama's increasingly depraved post-American world? Indeed, we need look no further than Obama's private words to Authoritarian Russian leader, Medvedev, while at a Seoul conference. At the meeting, Obama stated this to his Totalitarian counterpart, unbeknowst that it was both photographed and recorded:
President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.
Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…
President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
You see , if Obama were not in the maddening habit of continually governing against the will of the people who elected him, it would not be necessary for him to wait until after his presumed re-election. But where else can Obama's Marxist strategies be found, temporarily thrusting aside his totalitarian complicity?
Enter the Center for Community Change, or CCC, which is a direct off-shoot of these extremely Leftist ACORN-like organizations, which Obama was instrumental in building and funding, while even recently establishing beachheads in many larger cities. Touting the Leftist/Obama mantra of resisting the power of "banks putting profit over people" and Social justice, which is another veiled word for Communist redistribution schemes, while completely ignoring the US government's Leftist mandated Community (Organizing) Reinvestment Act, which brought the US economy to its knees. The CCC, in fact, actively seeks to leverage over-burdensome regulations against the very businesses that are the true lifeblood to any community, while railing against the standing government as being ineffective and corrupt, which is but another reference Obama frequently made while campaigning in 2008.
However, these acts of anti-government and anti-corporate activism are an essential component of Obama's Alinksy teachings, which speak to an extreme willingness to take down the present system by way of change we can believe in .
So, what does all of this actually mean in the larger picture?
In essence, it means that Saul Alinksy certainly, and therefore Obama ostensibly, despise America's free market capitalist system, harbor every aim at bringing the Capitalist system down while simultaneously transforming it into a system which simply cannot exist, that being a Collectivists' Mecca. Granted, you will never hear Obama actually state this, due to the simple truth that it would effectively end his political career.
The fact that Obama has effectively impaired US financials by losing America's AAA bond rating status for the first time in US history, while ringing up an enormous debt of nearly $ 16 Trillion dollars, speaks to a strategy taken from the playbook of yet another devious Alinsky scheme that few actually understand. Billed as the Cloward-Piven strategy, this Alinsky inspired theme seeks to overwhelm the system using welfare benefits as the fulcrum to destabilize America's current capitalist system and re-erect a system that would quickly erode America's power and standing by rotting away the remaining wealth and showering it on the disadvantaged until nothing, in essence, remains.
The mere fact that Obama, while promising to cut US debt in half in 2009, has actually increased it by a figure now approaching $ 6 trillion dollars, speaks to the President's stunningly obvious Cloward-Piven agenda. As the naysayers scoff, and the media turns an ever-blind eye, we note the fact that Obama and the Democrats have failed to pass an actual budget in nearly three years now, as the spending continues to threaten US economic security and stability. The President's response has been to attack the GOP and Conservatives, despite our insistence that America now tow the line of decreasing Her out of control spending. Obama, meanwhile, will inerringly fall back on his class warfare rhetoric to dispel his efforts at transforming America and Her financial system.
But where else, exactly, does Obama fit into all of this, aside from being a heavily trained Community organizer? Indeed, none other than the Left's darling, National Public Radio, who kindly answers this particular question for us, when we learn in an NPR interview, that Obama pointedly used Alinksy's radical rules in order to leverage hundreds of community organizing units into an army of electors in the 2008 Democratic Primary Caucuses. The interview further identifies the fact that Saul Alinksy was "the man who inspired Obama," by the way.
These extremist, Leftist, community organizing groups, therefore, dovetail flawlessly into Obama's early role in politics, which actually points to a radical Leftist ideologue who practiced the spread of neo-Marxism in inner-city communities. This is where, in part, the "Obama is a Marxist" mantra, which many on the Conservative Right keep repeating, hails from. Indeed, it's not some fanciful contrivance engineered to belittle the President, but rather it is a researched fact that the Mainstream Media has continually chosen to ignore. Meanwhile, Obama largely refuses to discuss his Leftist past to any real degree, while most of the American people have no idea of America's growing culture of counter-Capitalism that the President, in earnest, has promoted throughout his entire political career.
But the Obama as neo-Marxist organizer neither begins nor ends at the origins of his political career. In truth, outside of Obama's modern-day words, which continually deprecate business, the wealthy, and the American Capitalist system, the President also insistently reminds us that the "US Free Market does not work and never has worked." We also have his quotes on Capitalism, which tell us that our 200 year lifestyle as, the wealthiest and most powerful nation on the planet, has been but a practice of blind faith, and that it, too, has failed. Indeed, these two facts coupled with his fundamental foundation as a Saul Alinsky-style community organizer espousing Marxist ideals, begins to tell the story that many refuse to utter and most actually deny.
Obama began his radical liberal journey after migrating from Hawaii to Los Angeles in 1979 at the age of 18. There he enrolled in what many consider to be one of the most Liberal colleges in the US, Occidental College. Occidental is a Liberal Arts hotbed that prides itself on community engagement, which is another, more fanciful way of describing community organizing. In fact, many refer to the college as "Little Moscow," both in and around the LA area, due to its extremist left views. Thus, the origins of Obama's formalized radical journey could be said to begin at the Leftist indoctrination factory of Occidental, at least in part. In 1981, in an extended break from life at Occidental, Obama left the country in order to visit family in the Islamist hotbeds of Pakistan and Indonesia,where he had spent his early years from age six until 10 years of age.
There, Obama met and traveled with two men for three weeks named Wahid Hamid and Mohammed Hasad Chand00, which is an event verified by Obama's campaign spokesman. The problem? Chandoo is a radical Isamist who operates a website dedicated to anti-Semitic and anti-American propaganda. The site is currently listed, by the way, as having been temporarily taken down; no surprise there. Upon Obama's return to the US from the Middle East visit, he then transferred his enrollment from Occidental to an even more liberal power-school, Columbia University of New York.
At Columbia, Obama studied Political Science with a specialty in International Relations and graduated in 1983. No known records exist for Obama's time at Columbia University; however, there is a student ID card copy circulating the web that appears to indicate that Obama was, at the time, registered as a foreign student.
However, to make things just a bit more complicated, the name on the ID card indicates Barry Soetoro, and the President was born as Barack Obama, according to his Hawaiian long-form birth certificate. So why did Obama change his name to Barry Soetoro and then change it back again to Barack Obama? According to available records, around 1980 or 1981 Obama grew disfond of the name Barry (ahem) and decided to go back to his native name of Barack Obama. This name change, for a future President, had only happened twice previously in two centuries of US history.
But to explain this quandary further, when Obama's mother and biological father were divorced, Ann Dunham later met and wed a native Indonesian, of Javanese-Muslim ethnicity, who was a visiting foreign student in Hawaii named Lolo Soetoro. In that same time period, the nation of Indonesia underwent an attempted coup by radical Communists known as the 30 September Movement. As a result, the nation recalled all of its students, forcing Soetoro to return to his native country and move Obama's family to Indonesia.
It was also here that Obama took on Indonesian citizenship, was adopted by his Muslim stepfather, and was also forced to renounce his American citizenship due to the fact that Indonesia did not allow for dual citizenship. Thus the name change to Barry Soetoro and also the assumed need for a foreign student ID card at Columbia. But this then begs a new question, being, when did Obama become a US citizen again, after initially changing his citizenship to Indonesia, as a child? The anwer to that particular question drives discussion elements of increasingly inquiring minds, all across the media.
Conventional thought might be, "Once a US citizen, always a US citizen," which would mean that the US would supposedly recognize Obama's citizenship, despite his earlier renouncement in order to become an Indonesian citizen. But then the quesion becomes, did Obama gain the presidency as a dual citizen of Indonesia?
A growing number of Americans, who are just now learning these facts, are in effect shocked to finally realize that a sitting US President, has upon display at the White House website a birth certificate, which we are not allowed to speak of, but has been proven to be fraudulent by numerous experts. Further, nevermind the selective service draft card which fails the test as a legitimate historical artifact, along with a highly questionable social security number.
We now also have the question of whether or not Obama failed to re-naturalize his citizenship after becoming a citizen of Indonesia as a child. These facts, coupled with the consitutional question of whether or not Obama was natural-born and is eligible for the Presidency, continues to cast doubt on the most radical presidency ever to gain power in the US.
Next week, we'll dig into the Obama past even more intently and focus on the numerous questionable ties, his failed birth certificate, and also take a look at his US comings and goings with an even greater critical eye on discovering who the man is and what his political leanings might seek to ultimately achieve.
Recently from Conservative Refocus:
May 3rd, 2012
By Barry Secrest
I had started the article 12 days ago thinking of an exposition on Obama's ideological journey into the Capitalist-despising leader that we are now forced to endure. Oh, I have written other stuff since then, but not for the highly read main articles; you see, they require either a meaningful amount of thought or a considerable amount of research. Either way, I will certainly not cheat the hard won readers of this site.
However, as I began to peel the onion, what I found was layer after layer that lead to question after question. The more things I discovered, the more questions arose, the more things I learned, the more times I had to go back and fluff out the information so that readers could have a more complete understanding of both an unvetted President and his failing ideology.
In fact, over two years ago, when I begin to hear other people refer to Conservative Refocus as "the thinking man's Conservative website"...well, hey, that requires a most considerable level of meaningful input.
You see, I realize that not everyone has the time nor the inclination to do deep research on a political subject or in tracking the often crazy news that we increasingly are subjected to, even when trying to keep one's head and one's family above water, these days, which is an act unto itself.
But from the birth certificate to the relatively unknown Indonesian citizenship to the US semi-dual Indonesian quandary, things that had been a fleeting thought now have became a platform of questions for trying to figure out just exactly what was going on with this Left-leaning radical, and how "in the world" he somehow managed to become Leader of the Free World.
So, what was going to be a weekend writing exercise in all the things that I already knew, but needed to be laid down and fleshed out, became a journey for all the things that I didn't know. Suffice it to say, most don't know even half of the story. We try to cover everything from youth onward, which led Obama to become the "compressionist" that he is. We fill in, also, what are some missing areas that you probably didn't know existed.
So, the point here being, I should have it for our readers by Sunday evening, if not earlier and I will reserve the option for making it a two-parter on "The American Battlefield" due to length. But then again, winding together all of these threads and trying to make sense of them, well, it is an exercise not unlike a complex physics equation that takes two blackboards to complete.
Ain't nothing easy, but then we knew that going in. But once we get it done, you're going to learn some things that you probably had never even considered before. Incidentally, we begin the article by referencing a story that we found in the East African Sunday Standard archived from back in 2004. It was an Associated Press article that crowed about how a Kenyan-born Obama had somehow made it into being elected as a US Senator in Illinois.
See what I mean?
Meanwhile, you may have missed our take on Obama's "Derring-Do" in the Resurgent Bin Laden Kill mission:
April 27th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
Matthews, NC-- When we look at the various industries and the risks involved in each, coal mining seems to top the list as an extraordinarily hazardous occupation operated on the basis of profit. But in fact, there is another type of operation, run also for the sake of commercial success, which would appear to make US coal mining seem relatively benign in retrospect.
There were 21 coal mining deaths in the US in 2011; however, that number pales noticeably in comparison to the number of journalists killed on the job in 2011. There were, in fact, 46 deaths in the world of news reporting in 2011, making international journalism twice as deadly an occupation as US coal mining in 2011.
However, the year of 2011 appeared to be a relatively lucky year for international journalists.
The lowest recorded number of US coal miners killed was in 2009, when there were only 18 deaths. However, even here, in a head to head comparison, a whopping 74 journalists met their untimely demise in 2009, which is a rate of over 400% the number of US coal miners killed. Even worse, in 2009, 72% of all journalists' deaths were by murder, while, according to available MHSA numbers, none of the coal miners were victims of actual foul play on the job.
In a chilling reminder of the hazards of international news reporting, death is not the only concern for our intrepid reporters. In 2011, over 179 journalists were jailed as a direct result of their vocation the world over, a category not seemingly tracked by US coal mining operations for obvious reasons.
In looking at where these deaths occur, it was noted that, while a respectable number of coal mining US states had no deaths, two thirds of the deaths that did occur happened in only two states, Kentucky and West Virginia, with a total of fourteen deaths. Conversely, in the world of journalists, Iraq, Pakistan and Libya boasted the most deaths, with 17 in total, while other notable authoritarian controlled third world nations each had anywhere from 1 to 3 journalists who died while on the job.
When questioned on the subject, according to a report by Ken Ward, Jr. of the Saturday Gazette-Mail, coal mining spokesman and MHSA chief Joe Main indicates "that even one death is too many," while further noting that "mining deaths are preventable." This representation by Main is arguably a statement which most leading journalists are unable to make. In fact, in the world of journalism, the occasional death of a reporter seems almost expected, while certainly regretted, especially by seasoned veterans, making many wonder if journalists' lives are treated in an almost cavalier manner as opposed to US coal miners.
In fact, since 1992 over 911 journalists were killed, while in comparison to US coal mining operations, only 713 coal miners died, making journalists over 20% more likely to be killed on the job than US coal miners, historically. In 1977, the US government passed the "Federal Mine Safety and Health Act," which established measures and protocols designed to save miner's lives. Since the act was passed, deaths have steadily declined in number. Conversely, the vocation of journalism boasts few actual acts designed to protect them, with the exception of the US Constitution, which protects their right to freedom of speech.
There are several US laws in place which do protect journalists' rights not to divulge their sources, known as shield laws; however, these do not aid in the guarantee of absolute safety for journalists. In fact, on an international basis, few laws exist which protect journalists either from assault by others or even acts which might protect them from unscrupulous news chiefs who are either compelling or allowing them to go into harm's way on a regular basis--virtually unprotected.
The point here being, when you see the news reports written critically by journalists speaking to the horrid number of deaths of greedy coal miners, racers or any other number of voluntarily manned vocations for profit, never forget to recall the one commercial occupation which the journalists seem to continually leave out. It's expected, in fact, in journalism, as simply an occupational hazard in a "extraordinarily special" vocation which simply must be dealt with by the workers involved and overlooked by everyone else.
Ironically, the journalists' own vocation is one of the most hazardous that anyone could ever undertake, but that, somehow, is just different and certainly not worthy of critical consideration.
April 19th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
The Obama birth certificate controversy may soon be ready to explode, ladies and gentlemen.
Many detractors, to include those of us belonging to the Conservative Refocus organization, web monolith WND, Dr. Jerome Corsi and numerous others have maintained the question of Obama's birthplace, almost from day one, due to the highly questionable nature of the available information.
Our skepticism has often placed us within the line of derision fire to include extraordinary criticism from all political sides with the ever-present charges of racism, etc. In many cases, we have faced whithering fire from even our own Conservative bretheren in the public eye, who dared not touch this issue for fear of "losing credibility."
However, now we are given to understand that the stories from an Obama eligibility defense attorney, on the New Jersey Presidential ballot question, are confirming Obama's Hawaiian birth certificate as a forgery.
In an extraordinary development, the attorney for Obama admitted that the certificate was fake and that it had obviously been overdone for political reasons. The Drudge Report, which is a highly credible website, stated this:
NEW YORK, NY – After a Maricopa County law enforcement agency conducted a six-month forensic examination which determined that the image of Obama's alleged 1961 Certificate of Live Birth posted to a government website in April, 2011 is a digital fabrication and that it did not originate from a genuine paper document, arguments from an Obama eligibility lawyer during a recent New Jersey ballot challenge hearing reveals the image was not only a fabrication, but that it was likely part of a contrived plot by counterfeiters to endow Obama with mere political support while simultaneously making the image intentionally appear absurd and, therefore, invalid as evidence toward proving Obama's ineligibility in a court of law.
Unfortunately, the Obama defense attorney, Alexandra Hill's, seeming obfuscation, in an effort to bolster her client's argument, merely opens up a can of worms that the White House will not be so easily able to steer clear of, from here on out. You see, the White House actually posted this forged birth certificate on their own website just a day or so after the purported certificate was found, and officially indicated it as the authentic certificate, displayed there even to this day.
Obama, in fact, even laughs and jokes about detractors both then and now, even as many others were removing the onion-like layers from the clearly fraudulent certificate to reveal problem after problem that the media ignored completely.
So, now that an Obama attorney has admitted the available certificate to be a fraud, the question which must be asked, is "where is the real birth certificate? " However, also now, there is a second question which becomes: "Why did the Obama administration lie and present the fraudulent certificate as a true and real artifact on an official government website?" This, indeed, is what we would refer to as a high crime, or misdemeanor at minimum.
Now, experience being the prime teacher in all things, the mainstream media, as a whole, will try to ignore this story until it becomes so large that the media has no choice but to report it. Unfortunately for Obama's media, Drudge and many others now have this story, and Drudge is a powerful web organization which steers hits to the mainstream media websites' news stories far more effectively than any other website in existence.
However, as a concerned citizen, you can now help and even play your own part.
By contacting your local newspaper, be it either from email or phone call, and inquiring as to why there have been few, if any, comprehensive media reports on this latest story. You can call your local TV news broadcast affiliates and ask this question of them, as well. You can share this article, along with many other site's articles, on Facebook and other social media sites, while also emailing this article to your friends. You can include other articles, as backup confirmation; the Tea Party Tribune has an in depth article on the New Jersey Hearing, for instance.
You can also call and email your Senator and Congressman or woman, and inquire as to how this issue will be rectified? This particular matter is a tough quandary for America, all things being equal; however, denying the truth of the issue and acting as if there is no problem and that you can do nothing will only deepen the hole which Nancy Pelosi directly through omission and Harry Reid indirectly as party Senate leader, originally dug when they, through the DNC, certified Obama as being eligible without having seen the traditionally required evidence.
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