by Bill Callen | Top Right News
Barack Obama has always fought to hide his association with the man who mentored him during his teens: known communist Frank Marshall Davis.
In his book “Dreams From My Father,” the future president tried to conceal the identity of that mentor, referring to him only as “Frank.”
Later, when the audiobook version of “Dreams” was released, as Obama prepared for a run for the White House, all references to “Frank” were removed entirely.
But he didn’t count on the Internet, where things are rarely buried forever.
Conservative Tribune reported on a video clip that has only now emerged:
In this clip from 1995, the future president is on his book tour at the Cambridge Public Library. He’s not only open about just who “Frank” is, he talks about how the man “schooled” him on how racist white people were.
The clip below shows Obama’s stunning admission.
As he goes into his reading, he explains that the portion is about “me having a conversation with a close friend of my maternal 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 sorts of schools me that I should get used to these frustrations,” Obama said.
The passage itself also contains newly controversial material.
In it, Obama described how his worldview as a teenager held that “any distinction between good and bad whites held negligible meaning,” inasmuch as they were all racist.
This makes more sense, given Obama’s nakedly racial reactions to everything from the Cambridge Police (“acted stupidly”) to Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.
He also equates calling someone who held this worldview “paranoid” equivalent to calling him the n-word.
Frank Marshall Davis, of course, was a former member of the Communist Party USA, so radical he earned a 600-page dossier of his activities from the FBI as well as a place on the bureau’s “security index,” essentially meaning he could have been arrested at any time.
Marshall’s poetry included one swell passage where he called Jesus the n-word, as well.
While Obama’s managed to keep his association with Frank Marshall Davis out of the spotlight for long enough to earn himself both election and re-election, one wonders how many Americans would have voted for Obama if this had been public knowledge in 2008.
Of course, this all was public knowledge, if you knew where to look. The media certainly did, but didn’t bother to inform us. Just as they refused to investigate Obama’s deep relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
We’re all paying the price now.
Here’s the full video of Obama’s speech: