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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Analyzing President Obama's Worldview

President Obama has been called everything from a civil rights leader to political messiah to closet Muslin to radical socialist. Best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza now offers a provocative alternative: Barack Obama is an anti-colonialist committed to reducing what he views as America's oppressive global dominance and extraordinary consumption. Most Americans don't understand this point of view. We have been extraordinarily generous with our treasure and our military to help so many other countries. Dinesh D'Souza explains that Obama inherited a worldview from his father, who was a drunken socialist African tribesman during Kenya's struggle for independence from Britain.

Britain is no longer a colonial power, so the anti-colonialists have targeted the United States as a substitute for their former colonial owners, and redirected their bitterness and envy against us. This neo-colonialist mindset calls for reducing America's world power and dramatically lowering our standard of living. This anti-colonial mindset explains some minor incidents, such as, one of the first things Obama did after moving into the White House was to return to England a bust of Winston Churchill that was in the Oval Office. Churchill represented the misdeeds of British imperialism in India and Africa.

This disconcerting theory is drawn directly from Obama's own autobiography, Dreams From My Father. The son came to internalize the beliefs and goals of the father who abandoned him shortly after his birth. Obama wrote, "My fierce ambitions might have been fueled by my father ... by my unspoken desire to somehow earn his love, and by my resentments and anger towards him."

Dinesh D'Souza's book offers an explanation for why the President is intent on shrinking American wealth and world leadership. The name of this book is The Roots of Obama's Rage.

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