A year ago, I was a lonely voice in the wilderness. I knew the young Barack Obama when he was a sophomore at Occidental College in 1980-1981, and – as far as I could tell – I was the only one who knew him who was willing to verify that young Obama was definitely a Marxist socialist ideologue.
To my frustration, it looked like the McCain campaign did not want to investigate Obama’s past. McCain, in fact, piously asserted that paying attention to something as outrageous as Rev. Wright’s anti-white hostility was a non-issue for the Presidential campaign. Personally, I was heartbroken. I was frustrated that Obama’s extremist ideology was hiding in plain sight and the voters had no idea what was really going on. I didn’t give up. I also sent e-mails to Fox News and the Orange County Register. I tried to get in touch with Ann Coulter. It was all fruitless.
This week, for the first time in a long time, however, I feel relieved and at peace. I learned last week that the story of my face-to-face political conversations with the young Obama have been included as part of Michael Savages’s new book Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama’s Attack on Our Borders, Economy and Security. It hit the bookstores last week. I have not read it yet, but I’m already fascinated to see how Savage has weaved my observations on young Obama’s ideological views with his own interpretation of how Obama’s ideology developed and how it is impacting our country.
Savage told World Net Daily (WND) that he wrote the new book “hoping to alter the course of human events” and added that the Obama administration is the “greatest fraud perpetrated on the American people in history.” See, here.
Understanding the pain caused by Marxist philosophy in the past, Savage labels Obama as “the most divisive and dangerous man that’s ever occupied the Oval Office.”
In Trickle Up Poverty, Savage examines Obama’s “Marxist-Leninist roots” in some detail, noting, for example, my assessment – as a contemporary of Obama’s at Occidental College in Los Angeles – that Obama was a serious “Marxist revolutionary.”
Acknowledging my own embarrassing past as a Marxist revolutionary, Savage reports – truthfully – that I came to see Obama as a “blood brother” and as a “member of this revolutionary elite that was going to turn around our country when the revolution hit.” One of the things that Savage left out, however, is that Obama and his friends went out of their way to persuade me that Obama was not just playing with Marxist revolution. They were anxious to assure me that young Obama had been active in the work of the school’s Democrat Socialist Alliance – a group I had founded in 1976.