Woodwork Squeaks and Out Come the Freaks

February 21, 2008

There’s been no shortage of childish, borderline and not-so-borderline racist garbage thrown at Barack Obama from the wingnut aviary — that Osama/Obama thing just never gets old for the Fox News crew, does it? — but for most of the primary it’s been Hillary who was targeted for the worst stuff. Some conservatives have even been experimenting with telling themselves that Obama is the most “conservative” of the Democratic lineup, and hence somebody they could tolerate in the White House, if only for a while.

But now that Obama’s pulling ahead and Hillary’s campaign is wobbling, the wingers are starting to get their freak on, and already it’s a pretty ugly sight. Belle went over to National Review Online and found this little lump of nastiness lying around in plain sight:

Until I came across this article by Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media, which I regard as factual — with all that that implies [????] — the questions about Obama’s background that should have come naturally never quite rose to the surface of my mind. Barack Obama is the new man, of course. His mixed race is a symbol of that. Just like Tiger Woods — as we have read, endlessly. What’s to wonder about?

But maybe it’s not so simple. Obama and I are roughly the same age. I grew up in liberal circles in New York City — a place to which people who wished to rebel against their upbringings had gravitated for generations. And yet, all of my mixed race, black/white classmates throughout my youth, some of whom I am still in contact with, were the product of very culturally specific unions. They were always the offspring of a white mother, (in my circles, she was usually Jewish, but elsewhere not necessarily) and usually a highly educated black father. And how had these two come together at a time when it was neither natural nor easy for such relationships to flourish? Always through politics. No, not the young Republicans. Usually the Communist Youth League. Or maybe a different arm of the CPUSA. But, for a white woman to marry a black man in 1958, or 60, there was almost inevitably a connection to explicit Communist politics. (During the Clinton Administration we were all introduced to then U. of Pennsylvania Professor Lani Guinier — also a half black/half Jewish, red diaper baby.)

I don’t know how Barak Obama’s parents met. But the Kincaid article referenced above makes a very convincing case that Obama’s family, later, (mid 1970s) in Hawaii, had close relations with a known black Communist intellectual. And, according to what Obama wrote in his first autobiography, the man in question — Frank Marshall Davis — appears to have been Barack’s own mentor, and even a father figure. Of course, since the Soviet Union itself no longer exists, it’s an open question what it means practically to have been politically mentored by an official Communist. Ideologically, the implications are clearer.

Political correctness was invented precisely to prevent the mainstream liberal media from persuing the questions which might arise about how Senator Obama’s mother, from Kansas, came to marry an African graduate student. Love? Sure, why not? But what else was going on around them that made it feasible? Before readers level cheap accusations of racism — let’s recall that the very question of interracial marriage only became a big issue later in the 1960s. The notion of a large group of mixed race Americans became an issue during and after the Vietnam War. Even the civil-rights movement kept this culturally explosive matter at arm’s distance.

It was, of course, an explicit tactic of the Communist party to stir up discontent among American blacks, with an eye toward using them as the leading edge of the revolution. To be sure, there was much to be discontented about, for black Americans, prior to the civil-rights revolution. To their credit, of course, most black Americans didn’t buy the commie line — and showed more faith in the possibilities of democratic change than in radical politics, and the results on display in Moscow.

Time for some investigative journalism about the Obama family’s background, now that his chances of being president have increased so much.

As Belle notes, the “truly beautiful thing about this is that it incoherently wavers between two poles of repulsive slander: is it Communist Negroes having sex with our white women? Or are Communist Jewesses subverting black Americans who, patriotic though modestly ill-treated, would have been able to resist had the party not offered them the tempting fruits of miscegenation?”

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3 Responses to “Woodwork Squeaks and Out Come the Freaks”

  1. Chucky Says:

    The Jersey Guys on New Jersey 101.5 pulled this crap yesterday. I hope they got their ass chewed by station management for their Bill O’Reilly wannabe shtick.

    Bonus: John McCain, lead singer of the Keating Five, gets outed by the Liberal Media for being buddy-buddy with a blonde lobbyist. That tells you the ruling class is now firmly behind Obama.


  2. […] brokeymcpoverty wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptI don’t know how Barak Obama’s parents met. But the Kincaid article referenced above makes a very convincing case that Obama’s family, later, (mid 1970s) in Hawaii, had close relations with a known black Communist intellectual. … Read the rest of this great post here Posted by […]

  3. Caveat Says:

    Shameful. They must be scared witless, which can only be a good thing.


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