With a turning point for America less than two months away, we should know as much possible about the unknown in the race--President Barack Obama.
It's ridiculous that we know so little about the radical past and ideology of the man that has 100% name recognition and that's been leading our country for the last four years. That's a failure of the media. But the information is available for those who seek it out. I intend to highlight individual tidbits over a series of posts leading up to the November election. You won't find far-out claims here or any birtherism, just facts that the media failed to report. We know all about Mitt Romney's dog and his hair-cutting days, but do you ever read in the liberal press that Obama thought of his grandfather as the N word? Or that Obama was raised by radical Marxists? Or what his religion is? (Hint: He's not a Muslim.)
Let's start the series with the explosive claim that Barack Obama called his paternal grandfather the n- word after he found out he admired British civilization. Pretty explosive stuff. Does it make him a bad president? No. But it's a good example of how negligent the media has been--can you imagine them ignoring it if a prominent black conservative like Condoleezza Rice said it about her grandfather?
Obama's grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, was a cook for British imperial forces during World War I. He was imprisoned by them for 6 months and tortured. While the experience apparently left him scarred, he had a grudging respect for Western culture.
Dinesh D'Souza, whose 2016 documentary is now the second biggest political documentary of all time, is one person doing the job that the mainstream media should have done four years ago. And it's not like it took a lot of digging--Obama calls his grandfather a "house n__" in Dreams from My Father. It's right there in the open. But we're just hearing about it for the first time, and it's still not talked about in the elite media.
"My image of Onyango, faint as it was, had always been of an autocratic man--a cruel man, perhaps. But I had also imagined him an independent man, a man of his people, opposed to white rule... What Granny had told us scrambled that image completely, causing ugly words to flash across my mind. Uncle Tom. Collaborator. House nigger."
Obama is disappointed that Onyango didn't oppose whites, and furthermore he's enraged that his grandfather held them in high esteem. D'Souza writes:
According to Sarah Obama, Onyango admired three things about the British. The first was their level of knowledge. "To him knowledge was the source of all the white man's power," she said. Onyango also considered the British to be generally fair-minded. "If you do a good job for the white man," he liked to say, "then he will always pay you well." Finally, Onyango unfavorably contrasted African organization with Western organization.
Onyango respected Western civilization a bit too much for Obama's taste. Far from being the race healer the media wanted him to be, Obama shows that he's coming from somewhere radically different than where we thought he was.