Every day I have discussions with people over what is the motivation for President Barack Obama’s agenda. Supporters and detractors alike seem perplexed by what is driving this man.
What is he trying to do? Why would that be a question? Clearly, he based his campaign for the presidency on the fact that he is going to “fundamentally change” the United States. Didn’t anyone believe that he was going to do exactly what he said he would do?
The United States is governed by a Constitution that enables a free-market capitalist economy. It is because of the strength of this foundation that all our other freedoms are supported.
It is this system that candidate Obama said he would change if elected president. He was elected, and he is delivering on what he promised.
But what seems to be the goal of the change is not the betterment of the existing American system, but something quite different. And people are perplexed as to why?
Dinesh D’Souza’s new book, "The Roots of Obama’s Rage," answers this exact question. It is a compelling piece of writing — as are all of D’Souza’s writings — and the documentation for his conclusions are unquestionable.
My own views are shaped by my personal experiences having been raised in Chicago and having practiced as a professional on an international level for my entire career.
I understood, at least on a visceral level, that the very idea of anyone with Obama’s little known background being qualified to be President of the United States was preposterous. I, like most of America and the competing presidential candidates, did not know enough about who was being elected to the office of the presidency.
D’Souza provides us with the complete story. As a consequence, we can all understand why President Obama is trying to change the historic values and fundamental systems of the United States. Even more, we are confronted by the dangers the United States faces with Obama as president.
What motivates Obama is not as easy as the simple explanations that are so eagerly accepted by both supporters and detractors. No, what motivates Obama is a deep-seated rage. He is “a man on a mission, and he is obsessed with that mission.”
It is from Obama’s very own words that tell us all. As D’Souza points out, “Reflect for a moment on the title of his book: it’s not 'Dreams of My Father' but rather 'Dreams from My Father.'"
Obama is not following his own vision of world, but that of his father who was consumed with overthrowing any vestige of Western colonial dominance of Africa.
With this understanding, what President Obama is trying to do now makes cogent sense. Obama the father was an African anti-colonialist who raged against Western dominance. Obama the son is on a systematic campaign to replace that system.
As D’Souza says, “And according to his father’s anti-colonial ideology, which Obama has internalized for himself, that system is the military and economic power of the United States of America.”
This all has even more meaning when I considered the statements and teachings of Obama’s mentors. To read Saul Alinsky’s book, "Rules for Radicals," is to understand the actual operating manual which President Obama uses to bring about his “fundamental change” in America.
D’Souza makes three predictions about Obama’s future conduct. For businessmen and investors, these are critical factors which will need to be accounted for in making any future financial — and political — decisions.
Much as I enjoy expressing my own thoughts, I find that I can only sum up using D’Souza’s own words in describing his book. “It’s a riveting story, and told in a way you haven’t heard before, but if you care about America’s prosperity and security, I might as well forewarn you. Be very afraid.”
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