Although President Obama is bi-racial, he is never reluctant to bristle at perceived racism in America, seemingly seizing any opportunity to take the U.S. to task for what he sees as a continuing pattern of discrimination against blacks – frequently before foreign audiences.

After the recent discovery of a 1995 video, Obama’s extreme anti-American view can now be traced to the influence of Frank Marshall Davis, an avowed Marxist who had a profound impact on the president when he was a teenager living in Hawaii with his maternal grandparents.

The proof came from the president’s own words when he appeared on an episode of “The Author Series” on the Cambridge Municipal Television on September 20, 1995 reading excerpts from book, “Dreams of My Father.” The book was published to coincide with Obama’s entry into Chicago politics.

In his remarks introducing a certain passage of his book, Obama said,

“And the conversation finally ends with me having a conversation with a close friend of my grandfather, a close friend of gramps, a black man from Kansas named Frank. Actually at the time a fairly well known poet named Frank Marshall Davis who had moved to Hawaii and lived there. And so I have a discussion with him about the kinds of frustrations I’m having and he sort of schools me that I should get used to these frustrations.”

Davis spent most of his life working as a political writer and activist in Chicago before moving to Hawaii in his mid-40s. His writings and associations with known Communists drew the attention of the FBI in the 1930s with his FBI file eventually growing to 600 pages.

In his book, “Livin’ the Blues,” Davis wrote that his only criteria for association was the question: “Are you with me in my determination to wipe out white supremacy.”

Obama’s mother, Stanley, sent her ten-year-old son to Hawaii to live with his maternal grandparents, where his grandfather began including Barack in get-togethers with Davis when the men drank and talked.

In “Dreams of My Father,” the president mentioned “Frank” 22 times, although he did not identify him further by using his middle or surname. All references to “Frank” and his influence were omitted in the audio version of the book read by Obama himself.

 

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