Another Piece of Obama’s Radical Puzzle

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Much remains unknown about Barack Obama’s radical past —  which the president has gone to great lengths to conceal from the American people.  Obama hasn’t succeeded in covering every trail, of course, as works such as David Horowitz’s  “Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Modeland Stanley Kurtz’s  “Radical-in-Chiefhave shown. Indeed, both those texts have powerfully exposed the deceptive nature of our current president and the socialist/Marxist associations he has managed to keep from the public. Yesterday, another window revealing the president’s radical past was opened. A video released by captured Obama leading a 1991 protest on behalf of Harvard Law’s Derrick Bell, described by some as the “Rev. Jeremiah Wright of the academic world.”

“Open up your hearts and your minds to the words of professor Derrick Bell,” Obama urged during the protest — which was organized because of Bell’s anger that Harvard denied tenure to a black female professor, Regina Austin, at a time when only three of the law school’s professors were black and only five were women. Bell told Harvard that “until a woman of color is offered and accepted a tenured position on this faculty,” he would take a leave of absence. He launched a hunger strike to dramatize his point. Considering Bell’s radical worldview, Obama’s enthusiastic support of this campaign and his exhortation to the crowd to embrace Bell’s philosophy is quite revealing.

Derrick Bell, who died last year at the age of 80, is credited with pioneering a concept called “critical race theory.” The theory maintains that the legal system of the United States is inherently biased against blacks and other minorities because it was built on an ingrained white point of view. Thus, it is necessary, as he argued in many books and lectures, that the life experiences of black people and other minorities be considered in hiring decisions and the application of law. For Bell, racism was both a pervasive and permanent aspect of American life. This belief led him to throw his support behind a journal entitled Race Traitor, whose editors stated that “the key to solving the social problems of our age is to abolish the white race, which means no more and no less than abolishing the privileges of white skin.”

Furthermore, Bell believed this “institutional racism” conferred upon oppressed minorities both the right and the duty to decide for themselves what laws are valid and worth observing. As for law itself, critical race theory also promotes the use of storytelling in law review articles. In many of his writings, and in defiance of accepted legal scholarship, Bell placed legal and social commentary into the mouths of invented characters to better reflect the “oral traditions” of black experience.

Yet Bell’s story-telling sometimes bordered on the repugnant. In 1992, Bell wrote a short story called “The Space Traders” about a dystopian society of depleted resources and polluted air, where most blacks are walled off from the rest of society and kept under armed guard. Aliens from outer space descend from the heavens and offer to solve all of America’s problems if the country sells all of its blacks to them. A vote is held and 70 percent of the nation agrees to hand over black Americans “in chains, half-naked, while white men with guns look on, allowing no chance of escape” to the space beings.

In the story Bell also demonstrates his disdain for American Jews, who oppose the trade and organize an Anne Frank Committee to stop it — not because Jews empathize with victimized blacks, but because, Bell writes, “in the absence of blacks, Jews could become the scapegoats.” Such a depiction, critics have noted, was a scarcely veiled disparagement of the motives of American Jews, who were highly active in the civil rights movement. Furthermore, in their book “Beyond All Reason,” liberal law professors Daniel A. Farber and Suzanna Sherry note that making Anne Frank — “as close to a saint as Jews have” — the symbol of Jewish hypocrisy is exceedingly insensitive and observed that a “Jewish professor who invoked the name of Rosa Parks so derisively would be bitterly condemned–and rightly so.”

In his review of that book, Ninth Circuit Court Judge Alex Kozinski reveals where the “radical multiculturalism” espoused by Bell and others leads. “When I was a law student a quarter of a century ago, we were taught that cases usually turned not on what the law is, not on what the Constitution says, but on the predilections of the judge making the decision. That view was on the fringe then but is now widely held.” He notes the consequences of that radicalism. “Traditional liberals in law schools all over the country are shaking their heads, wondering what hit them. Whereas 10 years ago one might have had a fruitful discussion with faculty members and students about justice, equality, freedom, responsibility and merit, such Enlightenment concepts are now considered a bit quaint and a bit dated–like stale granola.”

Farber and Sherry echo that contention, noting that radical multiculturalist law school students “have taken an ax to the foundations of traditional academic dialogue–things like objectivity, truth, merit, fairness and polite discourse. For the radical legal thinkers, all these are tools that straight white males use to oppress those who are not.”

Bell spent his entire academic career advancing this agenda, even going so far as to condemn black professors who took a more moderate stance on affirmative action as traitors to the black race who “look black but think white.”

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  • Andy

    You're insane.

    • davarino

      Either your insane or I'm insane cause the video is right there. Why was it doctored? Whats to hide? Can you give something more than just an accusation?

      • joy52

        It is a plain as the nose on your face (MJ excluded). Obama is able to speak extemporaneously and impromptu.

        The purpose of the teleprompter has been to KEEP Obama FROM talking and to CONTROL what he says. This is what the video reveals and what more will reveal.

        Remember for awhile in the 2008 campaign Obama refused to wear the flag pin? He was still showing himself. Look at who he appointed–all from his alma maters, campaign people, people from Illinois, or Clinton people. Panetta does his own thing and Hillary needs guidance that Obama cannot give.Look at who his "base" is. Most of the early people left or were socialists who got run off. That explains why even Pelosi and Reid don"t respect him.

    • Obamas Bananas

      Insanely accurate!

  • maghrebchristians

    Love is the Ultimate weapon to win in this war we are in, God will be glorified in the suffering of His servants. Pray for those today who cost their lives for the Gospel.



    • fightwarnotwars

      god only lives in your imagination.

  • Geneww

    The word ‘Christian’ should imply "a little Christ" or a Biblical "follower of Christ". Many claim they, or others, are Christians because they do not have another generic label that is politically acceptable. I can find neither evidence of black theologian ‘J. Wright’, nor our president [or any of his mentors] expressing their faith according to the Biblical Gospel. They both may have a religion, but it is not Biblical Christianity. At best, they are anti-Biblical doctrine deceivers.

    • Ozzy

      Why do you worship the bible? It didn't even exist as the time of Christ and was written by the Jews.

      • JoJoJams

        No one "worships" the bible – unlike another religion that worships its "holy scripture" so much, they kill infeidels if one burns a desecrated copy of their book, even though that's what they themselves do. And what Christians call "the old testament" – the first "half" of the bible – certainly was around long before Christ. And so what if it was written by "the Jews". Jesus was a jew, too!

      • Liz787

        Ozzy, you shouldn't speak of things you do not know. Actually the Hebrew Bible not only existed long before Christ, but Jesus quoted quoted it all the time. The Hebrew Bible known as the Old Testament is made up of many books including the first four books known as the Torah. These are the books written by Moses, and they focus on the early history of the Israelites and the law given to them by G-d. The Ten Commandments etc. It also contains many other books like the Psalms and Proverbs, the books of Prophecy, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and others. They all make up the Old Testament.

        The New Testament which includes the four Gospels of Christ, Acts, the Epistles and Revelation. All were written by Jews. These added to the Old Testament make up the 66 books of the Bible. The entire Bible was written by Jewish hands. Jesus Himself was a Jew, the term Christian didn't come till much later.

        You may want to do a bit of research before you make statements like the ones you just made, otherwise you end up looking like a fool.

        • intrcptr2

          Thanks, Liz.

          God bless

  • Rifleman

    "Of course we're dishonest," said the leftist harvard law prof. The effort alone, to hide a candidate's past, tells a person all they need to know about the candidate.

    • Liz787

      Exactly, if 0bama needs the press and others to aid in covering up his past, then there is a problem, period. Lefties can't operate in the open, they can only operate and be successful under the cover of darkness. If liberalism is so great, then why hide it? Put it out there and let it stand or fall on it's own merits.

  • Brujo Blanco

    Obama said that he was not aware of Rev Wright’s rants about whites. Perhaps Obama slept through all of the sermons for twenty years. I am sire everyon believes that.

  • davarino

    Obama is one of them, a radical through and through. The awful thing to contemplate is the medias duplicity in covering up things that are critical to making an informed decision about a candidate for president. This is where the left goes awry. They think its ok to win at any cost because they know what is best for us and dont care what we think. I only hope that Mitt will have the guts to expose this kind of stuff as opposed to his counterpart McShame, who oppologised for Obama.

    • johnnywoods

      Too bad that so many white folks who were suffering from "white guilt" voted for Obummer without even attempting to find out who this guy was.

      • Zionista

        it's largely due to the media who kept damaging info about lil barry underwraps while at the same time having a slobbering love affair with the empty suit in chief

    • mlcblog

      I don't think Mitt, or most Americans for that matter, can even imagine the duplicity involved in these types of leftist whackos thinking.

  • Tanstaafl

    "Of course, we hid this throughout the 2008 campaign,” said Olgetree laughing. “I don’t care if they find it now.”

    Open and transparent, just like Obama promised.

  • ASG

    "He does so while appropriately refusing to end his relationship with Wright who brought him to Christianity."

    Who BROUGHT him to Christianity? So what was he before? Hmmmm……

    • intrcptr2

      According to that interview with Falsani from early '08, it was his mother who raised him as a non-denominational christian.

      • Larry

        And that, too, would be a lie. I very much doubt his radical communist mother raised him as a non-demonational christian.

        • intrcptr2

          Oh, yeah, I agree completely.

          I put it that way to point out how little his own "friends" follow his narrative.

    • johnnywoods

      He was a mooslim and some of us think he still is.

      • DeepBreathPeople

        most people who were raised in Hawaii by a white mother from Kansas and two white grandparents are muslims (mooslims).

    • ebonystone

      Whatever "Rev." Wright brought him to, it wasn't Christianity.

    • mlcblog

      He's a Christian? could have fooled me.

  • BLJ

    Obama showing his true colors. He looks like a smart ass punk who needs to get his butt kicked. I have to say not much has changed.

    It still amazes me how this piece of work was ever elected President (let alone a state senator). Anyone with an ounce of common sense could see what type of retched person he is. Oh, I forgot about the 50% of the population are ignoramuses.

    My bad.

    • BS77

      Just 50%???

      • BLJ

        I was trying to be generous, but that number is likely higher.

        • DeepBreathPeople

          A little over 53% of voters chose Obama for President.

    • Grazel

      By the size of his ears I would say he got something other than his butt kicked.

    • Goodforall

      It was a sad day for all patriotic Americans when this sorry POS was elected. Way too many warning signs were totally ignored and the destruction of our Country was on. This next election will be the last chance we have of saving America from the socialist radicals who are trying to destroy her from within. I pray there are enough people left with common sence to vote this would be dick-tator out!

  • joy52

    If you don't approve my comment, please show it to Mr. Horowitz. I think it has merit. I have not read this observation anywhere today.

  • joy52

    The teleprompter is there to keep Obama from talking and to control what he says.

  • trickyblain

    Serious question in regards to this statement>

    "In other words, the most radical leftist president in the history of the republic was insufficiently radical for Bell — the man Barack Obama then referred to as the “Rosa Parks of legal education.”"

    Without any name-calling, pretending to know what Obama "wants to do" or "has planned," or pointing at his alleged "associations," can anyone soberly tell me what tangible policies Obama has promoted, in office, that qualify him as "the most radical leftist president in the history of the republic"?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Guest

      Obama care
      Appointment of Eric holder
      Appointment of soto Meyer
      No pipeline
      No drilling
      Islam is the Sme as Chritianity
      Israel must give back land

      Geez, I could go on forever.

      Tsars without a seeming end, constant rhetoric against people such as conservatives which he referred to as enemies.

      I wouldn't say he is the most radical leftist. I would say he is the useful idiot and easiest to manipulate by the radicals behind the scenes. When off his teleprompter, he doesn't seem to be able to coherently string two words together without stuttering.

      • trickyblain

        Thank you.

        • jacob

          GENIUS :
          I feel sorry for shameless adulation that is rather plain braying, such as yours….
          In your infinete wisdom, pray tell us If the USA under OBAMA produces more oil than ever, how
          do you account for the price of gas climbing slowly but surely all the way to FIVE DOLLARS ???
          IS THIS ALSO OBAMA's WHIPPING BOY, GWB's FAULT ????????????

          • fightwarnotwars

            Easy now Jacob, we wouldn't you to have another one of those strokes.

            it doesn't take much for anyone to learn about why/how gas prices fluctuate, it does not rely on the level of national production…. ever heard of something called the market? You really should do some homework for yourself instead of just believe what Republican talking points Fox News feeds you.

        • Wise Latina

          A "Sme" is "same" without the letter "e". Wow, you are stupid. You can't even fill in the obvious blanks. No wonder your blind to Obama's tendencies. Your thinking make sense now.

          • fightwarnotwars

            Wise yet clearly lacking in sense of humor, that's unfortunate.

    • jacob

      If you don't see it, then you are the three monkeys in one….but not about evil but truth

  • maturin20

    Since Mr. Ahlert is obviously feeding from the trough of the late Mr. Breitbart and using stills from the alleged "shocking video," I must inquire as to whether he also subscribes to the idea that Mr. Breitbart was assassinated by Obama's agents using a "heart attack gun" as proposed by Mr. Breitbart's rabid supporters?

    • reader

      maturin, we already know that you are a common troll.

      • maturin20

        It stands that this story and this photo are from that source.

        • reader

          This story and this video is from Andrew Breitbart. Has Andrew Breitbart proposed that he had been assassinated? I think not. I think you're a common troll.

          • maturin20

            Yes. The story and the video are from Andrew Breitbart. Thanks for coming up to speed. Now that we are all on the same page, maybe you can answer the question as to why this story and video are supposed to represent some kind of new and damning information that is supposed to shock the world and destroy Obama, because Breitbart claimed that.

          • reader

            Because Obama embraced Bell and his radical racist and Jew-hating Critical Race theory. Got up to speed, trolly?

          • fightwarnotwars

            Dear "reader" and FP fans… No one cares, no one's shocked. Obama the moderately conservative Democrat will be re-elected. Have fun with your conspiracy theories and doomsday scenarios

          • BLJ

            Like there was never any conspiracy theories from the Libs when George W. Bush was President. The bottom line is that the Chosen One was never vetted in 2008 (if he had Hillary would have beat him) and now there are people who want to see this happen in 2012.

            If this "moderately conservative Democrat" is all his supporters say he is then let's get the vetting done. I mean if he is what you say then prove the dissenters wrong. Let the facts speak for themselves.

            Well…………we're waiting……….

          • trickyblain

            You don't think the Clintons had him vetted in the primaries?

            Sort of uncharacteristic.

          • BLJ

            They probably tried, but they were afraid of losing the black vote which they know any Democrat needs.

            My biggest concern as far as the vetting goes is why the MSM refused and continues to refuse to do so in regards to Obama. Yet this same MSM is willing to vet anyone other candidate whether they are Republican or Democrat.

          • reader

            If you didn't care, you wouldn't even be here. See you around, for – as Andrew had said – it's just the beginning of his vetting.

      • intrcptr2

        Oh, no, he is an exceptional troll (With apologies to Hans Gruber).

  • reader

    Notably, with very rare exceptions, all the leftist posters popping up here are trolls. Your not an exception, by the way.

  • johnnywoods

    Hey fight, what planet are you living on?

    • fightwarnotwars

      Planet Earth, where real facts trump any liberal or conservative spin.

  • ebonystone

    fightwarnotwars = fabricarecs?

    • trickyblain

      fabricarecs = spambot?

  • maghrebchristians

    Algiera today have said that the Islamist are joining alliance. Please read more.


  • Diane

    Mr Obama is a conduit of evil and keeps all those around him that think in the same way. We are in danger because of the thin line created between informed or robots for government. With that he throws in Acorn and the goodies he will toss out he can steal the election which he may actually have done before with all the paid voters and fraud.

    To think you are elected because you are good and the right man never crosses these psychopathic racists minds even in the still of night.

    John Mc Cain was no warrior . Look what he allowed by not exposing this red diaper baby?

    Now Obama already has contro of the reins and the "blacks" who think he is an african american will vote for him for they cannot face the failure of the first black pres. What a dilemma.

  • mlcblog

    The trouble is that the news media is showing ONLY this tape and saying What's the big deal? so he was a radical in college. But Breitbart had a story line going and that is not getting much play even in conservative circles, it seems to me. That line is that This is war! we need to stand up to them, for they are more evil than you thought…Alinskyites. Ayers and Dorn and other 1960's radicals run the Clintons, the whole Democratic party. They are the hub, or at least a large part of the hub. Being fantastically rich and charming, they are very powerful and many people are being wooed by them. We have to step up our game if we are going to keep our Constitution, our freedom, and right to work on our own and do business, our American prosperity. Those leftist radical hate all this and want to destroy it. Listen to what Breitbart was saying.

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  • danf

    Perhaps Obama will finally teach us that the only racists left in America today are African Americans. What percentage of African Americans voted for Obama. 90% is what I have heard from the polls. In courts all over the land institutions have been convicted on statistics like this