Accuracy in Media has an in-depth
of a leftist who influenced Obama during his high school years. In an
article entitled, "Obama's Communist Mentor," Cliff Kincaid identifies a
member of the Communist Party USA, who has been influential in Obama's
life and education, Frank Marshall Davis, who was a communist -- and
born in Kansas.
Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly
identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The
record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some
point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son,
with Davis, listening to his "poetry" and getting advice on his career
path. But Obama, in his book, "Dreams From My Father," refers to
him repeatedly as just "Frank." Frank is the black communist
writer now considered by some to be in the same category of prominence
as Maya Angelou and Alice Walker.
According to an interview with Dawn Weatherly-Williams, Obama returned
to Hawaii in the fall of 1971 to attend Punahou School. He first
met Frank Marshall Davis after he took the entrance exams.
Davis moved to Honolulu from Chicago in 1948 with his second wife Helen
Canfield, a white socialite, at the suggestion of his friend the actor
Paul Robeson, who advised them that there would be more tolerance of a
mixed race couple in Hawaii than on the American mainland.
Robeson, of course, was the well-known black actor and singer who served
as a member of the CPUSA and apologist for the old Soviet Union. Davis
had known Robeson from his time in Chicago.
The 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the
Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What's more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the
House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of
involvement in several communist-front organizations.
In his book, Obama writes about "a poet named Frank," who visited his
family in Hawaii, read poetry, and was full of "hard-earned knowledge"
and advice. Who was Frank? Obama only says that he had "some
modest notoriety once," was "a contemporary of Richard Wright and
Langston Hughes during his years in Chicago..." but was now "pushing
eighty." He writes about "Frank and his old Black Power dashiki
self" giving him advice before he left for Occidental College in 1979 at
the age of 18.
Davis wrote, "The genuine Communists I knew as well as others so labeled
had one principle in common: to use any and every means to abolish
racism." Davis said he wrote to give "the widest possible
publicity to the many instances of racism and the dissatisfaction of
Afro-American with the status quo."
Obama quoted him as saying: "Leaving your race at the door.
Leaving your people behind. Understand something, boy.
You’re not going to college to get educated. You’re going there to
He added, "they’ll tank on your chain and let you know that you may be a
well-trained, well-paid nigger, but you’re a nigger just the same."
Is it possible that Obama did not know who Davis was when he wrote his
book? That's not plausible, since Obama refers to him as a
contemporary of Richard Wright and Langston Hughes and says he saw a
book of his black poetry.
But why? What does Obama have to say about this curious omission?
Could it have something to do with the fact that, by the time Obama
wrote his book, he knew that Davis was a Communist? And that he
deliberately covered this up? Or did he know it earlier?
This is the key question: What did Obama know and when did he know it?
Which of course raises the disturbing questions that must be asked:
Did Davis recruit Obama?
Professor Gerald Horne, a history professor at the University of
Houston, noted that Davis, came into contact with Barack Obama and his
family and became the young man's mentor, influencing Obama's sense of
identity and career moves.
As Horne describes it, Davis, who wrote the memoir, "Living the Blues,"
had "befriended" a "Euro-American family" that
had "migrated to Honolulu from Kansas and a young woman from this family
eventually had a child with a young student from Kenya East Africa who
goes by the name of Barack Obama, who retracing the steps of Davis
eventually decamped to Chicago."
Dr. Kathryn Takara, a professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the
University of Hawaii at Manoa who also confirms that Davis is the
"Frank" in Obama’s book, did her dissertation on Davis and spent much
time with him between 1972 until he passed away in 1987.
In an analysis posted online, she notes that Davis, who was a columnist
for the Honolulu Record, brought "an acute sense of race relations and
class struggle throughout America and the world" and that he openly
discussed subjects such as American imperialism, colonialism and
exploitation. She described him as a "socialist realist" who attacked
the work of the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Davis, in his own writings, had said that Robeson and Harry Bridges, the
head of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and a
secret member of the CPUSA, had suggested that he take a job as a
columnist with the Honolulu Record "and see if I could do something for
them." The ILWU was organizing workers there and Robeson’s contacts were
"passed on" to Davis, Takara writes.
Takara says that Davis "espoused freedom, radicalism, solidarity, labor
unions, due process, peace, affirmative action, civil rights, Negro
History week, and true Democracy to fight imperialism, colonialism, and
white supremacy. He urged coalition politics."
Poems from Davis are in the book "Black Moods" which was edited by John
Tidwell, a University of Kansas professor and expert on Davis' writings.
confirmed to Kincaid that Davis joined the Communist Party but that
he publicly tried to deny his affiliations.
Asked why Takara thought Obama didn't identify Frank in his book by his
full name, she replied, "Maybe, he didn't want people delving into it."
Stanley Dunham, Obama's grandfather, was
friends with Davis, a bohemian libertine who drank heavily and loved
jazz -- both had roots reaching back to Kansas and had
families of mixed races -- and the black writer took an interest in
"Our grandfather ... thought (Frank) was a point of connection, a bridge
if you will, to the larger African-American experience for my brother,"
Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama's half-sister, said during a recent interview.
For Obama, Davis was an intriguing figure, "with his books and whiskey
breath and the hint of hard-earned knowledge behind the hooded eyes."
Dunham and his grandson would spend evenings at Davis's dilapidated home
in Waikiki, Honolulu's main tourist district. Davis, who had
raised a family with a white wife, would read his poetry and share
whiskey with Dunham, Obama recalled.
Dawna Weatherly-Williams, a friend of Davis' who also lives in Honolulu,
said Dunham wanted Obama to know that there were other children like him
who were part black and part white, she said.
"Stan was real proud of that," she said, adding that it was rare to see
black men with white women at the time.
knew Stan real well. They’d play Scrabble and drink and crack
jokes and argue. Frank always won and he was always very
braggadocio about it too. It was all jocular. They didn’t
get polluted drunk. And Frank never really did drugs, though he
and Stan would smoke pot together."
"Stan had been promising to bring Barry by because we all had that in
common. Frank’s kids were half-white, Stan’s grandson was
half-black and my son was half-black. We all had that in common
and we all really enjoyed it. We got a real kick out of reality."
Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama's half-sister, told the Associated Press recently
that her grandfather had seen Davis was "a point of connection, a bridge
if you will, to the larger African-American experience for my brother"
According to Miss Weatherly-Williams, Davis lost touch with Dunham some
time in the 1980s.
Obama describes driving to Davis' home in Waikiki after learning that
his white grandmother was so afraid of a black panhandler she did not
want to take the bus to work. Davis told the teenager that his
grandmother was correct to feel scared because she understood
African-Americans "have a reason to hate."
Davis said Obama's grandfather would never understand people like him
because they hadn't experienced the humiliations he had, according to
Obama's memoir. As he left Davis's house that night, Obama wrote, he
knew he was completely alone for the first time in his life.
Davis appears again later in the book, when Obama recalls meeting the
writer shortly before leaving for college on the mainland. At that
meeting, Davis scolded Obama for his listless attitude toward college
and warned him not to leave his race behind, which he called "the real
price of admission" to higher education.
"Leaving your race at the door. Leaving your people behind….
You're not going to college to get educated. You're going to get
trained…. They'll train you to forget what you already know.
They'll train you so good, you'll start believing what they tell you
about equal opportunity and the American way and all that s**t."
And then Frank pronounces the modern version of the one key concept
which the Democratic Party, under slavery, segregation, and civil
rights, has sought to ingrain in the mind of every black person: "You
may be a well-trained, well-paid nigger, but you're a nigger just the
A few days later Obama left Hawaii for Occidental College
in Los Angeles.
Information from Davis's 601 page
reveals that Davis (born 1905) became interested in the Communist
Party as far back as 1931.
Certainly from the mid/late '30s to the early '40s Davis was involved in
several Communist Party fronts including the the National Negro
Congress, the League of American Writers, the National Federation for
Constitutional Liberties and the Civil Rights Congress
The FBI first began tracking Davis in 1944 when they identified him as
member of the Communist Party's Dorie Miller Club in Chicago.
"Frank Marshall Davis was a pro-Soviet, pro-Red China, card-carrying
member of Communist Party (CPUSA). His
Communist Party card number was 47544."
Davis taught courses at the party controlled Abraham Lincoln School in
Chicago and attended meetings of the party's Cultural Club until he left
for Hawaii in 1948.
In Hawaii Davis became a columnist for a union financed, Communist
controlled newspaper, the Honolulu Record.
Despite going underground in 1950, the Hawaiian CP was one of the most
dynamic in the US at the time. The mainland put huge resources
into the Hawaiian party because the Soviets wanted the US military
presence on the islands shut down. The Hawaiian CP was charged
with agitating against the US military bases at every opportunity.
Several times the FBI observed Davis photographing obscure Hawaiian
beaches -- possibly for espionage purposes.
Through its control of the International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU)
the Hawaiian CP had huge influence on the local Democratic Party.
In the mid '50s, while still a confirmed communist, Davis like many of
his comrades, became an official in the local Democratic Party.
The communist influence is still felt in the Hawaiian democratic party
At the time the underground CP was divided into two or three person
independent cells. Davis led one such cell "Group 10" with his
wife and one other comrade.
An extensive Senate Security Investigation in 1956 shattered the
Hawaiian CP, driving the remnants completely underground where it
remains to this day.
The FBI continued to monitor Davis into the '60s and though they found
little if any party activity on the islands, he was still regarded as a
The FBI monitored Davis for at least 19 years. They marked him
down for immediate arrest should war break out between the US and the
Soviet Union -- an honor reserved only for the most dangerous
One of the longest lived communist fronts was the American Committee for
Protection of Foreign Born. Active from 1935 until 1980, the
ACFPFB was charged with preventing foreign communists such Davis's
friend ILWU leader Harry Bridges from deportation.
Davis was a long time supporter of the ACFPFB, apparently at least until
1973, three years after meeting the young Obama.
letterhead April 12th 1973, contains Davis' name listed under
Interestingly, Hawaiian lawyer, party member and
long time Davis comrade Harriet Bouslog also appears on the list.
Others of the several known party members listed above include civil
rights activists Carl and Anne Braden, Dirk J Struik, a mathematician
and accused Soviet spy, whose daughter peace activist daughter Gwen
lives in New Zealand, Hugh DeLacy a secret party member who became a
Democratic Congressman for Washington State and three prominent Chicago
activists, Richard Criley, Frank Wilkinson and Abe Feinglass.
When Obama decided to go to Chicago in 1983 to become a "community
organizer" he was inspired by that year's election of Chicago's first
A long time friend of the Chicago Communist Party, Washington would have
almost certainly known Frank Marshall Davis from his post-War student
It would be interesting to know if Frank Marshall Davis ever told the
young Obama about Harold Washington and his leftist connections.
What connection did Obama have to Chicago other than his boyhood mentor
Frank Marshall Davis?
Behind The Mystery Of Barack Obama
says on March 29, 2007, CPUSA writer Gerald Horne gave a speech,
"Rethinking the History and Future of the Communist Party," upon the
acceptance of the Communist Party USA archives at the Tamiment Library
at New York University. He wrote about black CPUSA member Frank Marshall
Davis going to Hawaii in 1948 "at the suggestion of his good friend Paul
Robeson" and becoming friends with a "Euro-American family" that
included a child "who goes by the name of Barack Obama…" Notice the use
of the phrase "who goes by the name of Barack Obama." Why not just
"Barack Obama" or "the name of Barack Obama?" Why use the phrase "who
goes by the name of?" Was Barack Obama his real name?
Robeson was a secret CPUSA member and supporter of
mass murderer Joseph Stalin. Davis was a CPUSA member under survillance
by the FBI. Horne said, "In his best-selling memoir ‘Dreams of my
Father’, the author [Barack Obama] speaks warmly of an older black poet,
he identifies simply as ‘Frank,’ as being a decisive influence in
helping him to find his present identity as an African-American, a
people who have been the least anticommunist and the most left-leaning
of any constituency in this nation -- though you would never know it
from reading so-called left journals of opinion." That "Frank" was Frank
Marshall Davis. Obama didn’t want people to know who "Frank" really was.
We confirmed his identity and released his 560-page FBI file. Gerald
Horne went on, "At some point in the future, a teacher will add to her
syllabus Barack’s memoir and instruct her students to read it alongside
Frank Marshall Davis’ equally affecting memoir, ‘Living the Blues’…"
That is significant. Remember this was delivered in 2007, before anybody
could reasonably anticipate that Obama would become the Democratic
presidential candidate in 2008. What did Gerald Horne know that other
people did not? Why was his speech about the history and "future" of the
CPUSA? Was he saying something about Obama that only he and other CPUSA
insiders knew? Did Horne know something special about Obama’s
relationship with Davis? Indeed, had information about Obama been
provided by Davis to other CPUSA members? For whatever reason -- and
perhaps Horne thought he was only taking to other members of the CPUSA
-- he blew the whistle on Barack Obama. But the future of Obama is in
our hands. Horne also knew something that Hillary Clinton -- Obama’s
opponent in the 2008 Democratic primaries -- did not. That is that the
blacks – "the least anticommunist and the most left-leaning of any
constituency in this nation" -- would back Obama and help carry him to
victory. Of course, it took a carefully planned financial collapse in
September 2008 to help this along.
Why did Horne think Obama would go down in history? It
is because, as he implied, the CPUSA had been working in the black
community for decades, laying the groundwork for Obama’s candidacy. The
CPUSA did this by targeting black intellectuals, entertainers, and
politicians, and using a journal known as Freedomways to manipulate and
influence them. Freedomways was CPUSA-controlled and Soviet-funded. We
have just released a major new report that explains all of this. It
begins: "Newly declassified documents from Operation SOLO, an FBI
program to infiltrate the Communist Party of the United States, reveal
that a journal called Freedomways, which was influential in the black
community for decades, was subsidized by the Soviet and Chinese
Communist Parties." Read the entire report below. It is titled Soviets
Funded Black "Freedom" Journal. Here are some of our findings: During
the 25 years it served as a propaganda organ for the CPUSA and Soviet
front organizations such as the World Peace Council, Freedomways
published articles by such figures as:
•Derrick Bell, one of Barack Obama’s academic
mentors and a Harvard professor; •Martin Luther King, Jr., the
slain civil rights leader who turned against the Vietnam War and has
been honored with a national memorial in Washington, D.C.; •John
Lewis, a Democratic member of Congress from Georgia and critic of
the conservative Tea Party movement; and •Jesse Jackson, a former
aide to King and Democratic candidate for president who has recently
been stirring up racial resentment over the killing of black
teenager Trayvon Martin.
Freedomways grew out of a Soviet campaign, launched after the Russian
revolution, to exploit the "Negro question" in the U.S. and manipulate
blacks and members of other minority groups for Communist purposes. The
goal was a "Soviet America." We have a lot more to report, based on the
revelations in these FBI documents, and other information we have
developed. We are on the trail of Obama. The truth is coming out. We are
already coming inder attack by the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center
for daring to speak the truth -- and raising the tough questions --
about Obama and his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. We will not rest.
Obama Admits He Knew Of Frank's Communist
Page 76, "Dreams..." -- He (Frank) had enjoyed some modest notoriety
once, was a contemporary of
Hughes, and it means that Obama knew this in high school.
Frank Marshall Davis -- Author
here is the book, "Black Sex Rebel," now, out of print, that
was written by Obama's Mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, Marxist, in which
brags of having sex with an underage girl in Hawaii named Anne.
Congratulations, America, we now have a president whose mentor in Hawaii
from age 10 to 18 wrote a bisexual pornographic autobiography.
What other president can say this?
Frank Marshall Davis In His Heyday
His socialite 2nd wife, Helen Canfield from Chicago
1946, Davis married Helen Canfield, a white Chicago socialite,
who was 19 years his junior. The couple divorced in 1970, and
Canfield Davis herself died in May 1998 in Honolulu. The
couple had four daughters named Lynn, Beth, Jeanne and Jill and a
son named Mark.
This is excerpted from
a Jack Cashill piece, about an unnamed poem, that Cashill calls
"Forgotten." It was unearthed for a lengthy March 2008 article in Vanity
Fair by the magazine's national editor Todd Purdum. It reads as follows:
I saw an old, forgotten man On an old,
forgotten road. Staggering and numb under the glare of the
Spotlight. His eyes, so dull and grey, Slide from right to left,
to right, Looking for his life, misplaced in a Shallow, muddy
gutter long ago. I am found, instead. Seeking a hiding place,
the night seals us together. A transient spark lights his face,
and in my honor, He pulls out forgotten dignity from under his
flaking coat, And walks a straight line along the crooked world.
When Purdum mentioned the poem, which was published
in 1978 or 1979 in Obama's high school literary magazine, to Obama in
2008, he told Purdum he had no memory of it. The question that
must be asked, however, is the one that Obama himself poses, did he
actually write it?
As to the content of the poem, Obama told
Purdum, "it sounds in spirit that it's talking a little bit about my
grandfather." Note that the subject of this sentence is "it" not
the expected "I." As he does even in the forward of his acclaimed
1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, Obama distances himself from his
The "grandfather" Obama refers to here, of
course, is his mother's father, Stanley Dunham, "Gramps," the Willy
Loman character with whom Obama lived during much of his adolescence.
If the critics are to be believed -- they ought not be -- that makes two
early Obama poems about his grandfather, the other being "Pop."
The contention that Obama's poems are about Dunham, however, leaves
a basic question unanswered: why did Obama not call the poem "Gramps."
If I were to write about the man I knew as "Gramps," I might not
necessarily call the poem "Gramps," but I surely would not call it
"Pop." That latter title, after all, has obvious implications.
The case for Dunham as "Pop" is further weakened by the line in the
poem, "he switches channels, recites an old poem he wrote before his
mother died." Although Obama credits Gramps with a little poetic
dabbling, Dunham was more of a dirty limerick kind of guy than a real
As an adolescent, Obama did have a relationship with a
real poet, Frank Marshall
Davis, a Communist and pornographer but also a skilled writer.
"I could see Frank sitting in his overstuffed chair," Obama remembers in
Dreams, "a book of poetry in his lap, his reading glasses slipping down
Obama continues, "[Frank] would read us his poetry
whenever we stopped by his house, sharing whiskey with Gramps out of an
emptied jelly jar."
done a lot to expose Obama's suspicious literary career, but you'll
have to decide for yourself if he's on the right track here. He does
make some very interesting points.
FReeper Fred Nerks has
long been investigating Obama's pre-history, and
says that Langston Hughes
was a sponsor of
the Scientific and Cultural Conference for World Peace which ran from March
25 - 27, 1949 in New York City. It was arranged by a Communist Party
USA front organization known as the National Council of the Arts, Sciences,
and Professions. The conference was a follow-up to a similar
gathering, the strongly anti-America, pro-Soviet World Congress of
Intellectuals which was held in Poland, August 25 - 28, 1948.
Langston Hughes -- committed communist
Investigative journalist Cliff Kincaid and Herbert
Romerstein, a former investigator with the U.S. House Committee on
Un-American Activities, presented evidence Obama was mentored, while
attending high school in Hawaii, by Frank Marshall Davis, an
African-American poet and journalist who was also a CPUSA member. The
authors, in a separate report, document Obama's ties to radicals in Chicago
who helped launch his career.
In a paper entitled "Communism in Hawaii and the Obama
Connection," the authors document that in 1948, Davis decided to move from
Chicago to Honolulu at the suggestion of what they describe as two "secret
CPUSA members," actor Paul Robeson and Harry Bridges, the head of the
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen Union, or ILWU.
In Chicago, Davis had worked for the Chicago Star
newspaper; in Honolulu, he was hired as a reporter for the Honolulu Record,
both identified by Kincaid
and Romerstein as "communist front newspapers."
Those books made Davis's reputation and cemented his
relationships with Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and other leading black
writers whom he met while participating in the federal Works Progress
Administration Writers' Project and other organizations --
read more -- Frank Marshall Davis Biography -- Victim of Attempted
Lynching, Worked for Associated Negro Press, Moved to Hawaii...
The Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939 presented the most troubling
dilemma for American Communists. It came on the heels of the bloody
anti-Trotskyite Great Purges in which many CPUSA members quit the party with
apprehension and fear over what the Party had become. Those who
remained during the purges were, for the most part, dedicated anti-fascists.
However, with the coming of the Communazi era wherein German Chancellor
Adolf Hitler became an ally of the Soviet Union against French and British
"Imperialism," only the most ardent Stalinists continued in the party who
were willing to overlook, and justify, Stalin's murderous excesses.
Among them was
Frank Marshall Davis.
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The late Marxist activist Frank
Marshall Davis, frequently accompanied by young Barack Obama and his
grandfather Stanley Armour Dunham, sold marijuana and cocaine from a
"Chicago style" hot dog cart Davis operated near his home on Kuhio Avenue in
Waikiki in the early 1970s, WND has established.
A credible source, a well-known resident of Honolulu who
spoke at length on condition he not be named, disclosed that Davis was the
source of drugs consumed by Obama. Davis was also the author of an
autobiographical novel boasting of "swinging" and sex with minors, a copy of
which was obtained from Andrew Walden, a resident of Hilo on the island of
Hawaii and publisher of the Hawaii Free Press...
..."Obama was a young kid, about 14 or 15 years old," the
source said. "I was told his name was Barry, and there was no doubt
Barry knew Davis was selling
marijuana and cocaine as well as hot dogs from the stand."
The above probably
relates to this account:
"I know of only two individuals who attended Punahou at the same time young
Barry did; one was older and one was younger. The senior only remembers him
as the Popolo kid (one of two) and the younger one remembers him the
same.....but, along with his buddy Keith Kakugawa, as the campus drug
Frank Marshall Davis (1905-1987) was a black poet and
writer (he wrote for the Honolulu Record, a Communist newspaper), and a
known member of the Soviet-controlled Communist Party USA (CPUSA).
Davis’ good friend Paul Robeson, who himself was a
dedicated Stalinist, persuaded him in 1948 to move to Honoloulu, Hawaii.
In 1950 Edward Berman, a member of the NAACP‘s Honolulu branch, testified to
the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) that Davis had "sneaked"
into local NAACP meetings to "propagandize" the organization’s members about
America’s "racial problems," with "the avowed intent and purpose of
converting it into a front for the Stalinist line."
identified unequivocally as a CPUSA member in a 1951 report of the
Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of
Hawaii (CSALTH), which, along with HUAC, also charged that Davis was
affiliated with a number of communist-front organizations. According
to Max Friedman, a former undercover member of several Communist-controlled
"anti-war" groups, Davis testified in 1956 before the Senate Internal
Security Subcommittee and took the Fifth Amendment when asked about his
Communist Party membership.
Beck To Publish Blockbuster On Frank Marshall
Seizing on the scandal involving President
Obama’s "open mic" obsequious conversation with Russian President
Dmitry Medvedev, Glenn Beck has
Paul Kengor’s explosive new book on Frank Marshall Davis will be
published this summer through Beck’s Mercury Ink outlet. Davis was a
pro-Moscow communist who helped raise and mentor Obama.
Davis, Beck says, is the key to understanding Obama’s pro-Russian
The new Kengor book carries the title, THE COMMUNIST Frank
Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor. Mercury
Ink, which is publishing the book, is the publishing imprint of Mercury
Radio Arts, Inc., a multimedia production company owned by Beck.
In the embarrassing "open mic" incident, Obama told Medvedev that he
needed some "space" from the Russians before meeting any more of their
demands, and that he would have more "flexibility" after being
re-elected. Medvedev promised to transmit the information to "Vladimir,"
meaning Vladimir Putin, the former KGB officer who is going to assume
the Russian presidency for the second time on May 7. Putin has
described the fall
of the Soviet Union as "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the
One of the leading analysts of the international communist movement,
Kengor has written that the evidence, including Davis’s 600-page
demonstrates that "…a mentor of the current president of the United
States was a Communist—and not only a party member, but an actual
propagandist for Stalin’s USSR…"
A member of the Communist Party USA and under FBI surveillance for 19
years, Davis was a mentor to young Barack Obama while he was growing up
in Hawaii, for as many as eight years. Kengor’s new book on the subject
could be an explosive development in the presidential campaign and
possibly jeopardize Obama’s chances for re-election.
Davis, who advised Obama on matters like race relations and college,
was listed on the FBI’s security index, meaning that he could be
arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency. The FBI
material documents Davis’s anti-white and pro-Soviet views, infiltration
of the Hawaii Democratic Party, and other activities.
One document from the surveillance of Davis in Hawaii reveals,
"Informant stated that DAVIS…had been observed photographing shorelines
and beachfronts. Informant advised that it did not appear he was
photographing any particular objects." The information strongly suggests
the possibility of espionage or some other form of illegal activity on
the part of Davis.
Kengor tells Accuracy in Media that he continues to see Davis’
influence on Obama.
"I do indeed see similarities between Obama and Frank Marshall Davis
in that both men made favorable overtures to the Russians at the expense
of both our interests and our allies," he said. "Davis did this far more
blatantly, taking Russia’s position against ours on matters ranging from
the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan to NATO and Poland and
Czechoslovakia, among many others. Obama is giving in to the Russian
position on American missile defense, including joint missile defense
with Poland and Czechoslovakia."
He went on, "By the way, remember that Obama had cancelled U.S. plans
for that joint missile defense back on September 17, 2009. That day just
happened to be the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland.
Poles painfully noticed the historical irony. Frank Marshall Davis
joined CPUSA and sided with the Russians AFTER that invasion of Poland.
The invasion, and the Hitler-Stalin Pact that precipitated it, launched
WWII. And none of that dissuaded Davis from joining the Party, which he
did in the middle of WWII."
political ad from the Republican group American Crossroads, which
also highlights the "open mic" controversy, seems to suggest that Obama
is acting like a secret Russian agent.
Although the ad is designed to be funny, the subject is a deadly
serious one, as it involves relations with an adversary in possession of
nuclear weapons that can destroy the United States and which is
currently supporting such rogue regimes as Iran and Syria.
Beck’s publication of the book demonstrates his willingness to tackle
subjects many would rather avoid.
Beck left Fox News after being told to mute his hard-hitting
criticism and scrutiny of billionaire George Soros, a major funder of
the progressive movement in the U.S. He now hosts
GBTV, an Internet-based television network.
Accuracy in Media published the column,
Obama’s Communist Mentor, on February 18, 2008, examining the nature
of the Davis-Obama relationship and why it was covered up by Obama. This
continues to be one of the most-read columns ever published by Accuracy
Anti-communist blogger Trevor
Loudon had broken the story wide open, noting that a communist
writer had given a March 2007 speech that mentioned Davis’s influence on
Obama as possibly having a major historical impact. Obama was then a
U.S. senator from Illinois with political connections to communist
networks in Hawaii as well as Chicago, where he had been a community
organizer and associate of Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and
Davis had lived in Chicago, where he was also active in Communist
Party actvities, before moving to Hawaii.
Loudon said the information proved beyond doubt that the mysterious
"Frank" in Obama’s book Dreams from My Father, a figure
influential in Obama’s young life, was actually Frank Marshall Davis, a
fact confirmed through sources in Hawaii by Accuracy in Media. The Obama
campaign acknowledged the identification while insisting that Davis was
just a civil rights activist.
The major media, including many conservative media personalities, did
not want to cover the incriminating information about Obama because of
its ominous implications and questions about Obama’s loyalty to the U.S.
Hence, Obama was elected to the presidency in 2008 without an adequate
vetting of his relationship to a major figure in the Moscow-funded
Communist Party. Equally significant, as a candidate for a federal
political office, Obama did not have to undergo an FBI background check.
We have continued these
investigations, noting that a mysterious Obama trip to Russia in
2005 continues to generate concern, as well as the President’s handling
of a Russian spy scandal that broke in 2010 and that may have been tied
to passage of the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia.
Critics say the treaty damaged America’s strategic interests.
One of the spy scandal documents said Moscow wanted its agents to
obtain information from sources "close to State Department, government,
major think tanks." The Russians were interested in sources "who are in,
or able to infiltrate, United States policy-making circles," and one of
the Russian agents "met with an employee of the U.S. Government with
regard to nuclear weapons research."
But because the Russian spies were quickly sent home, in a
development that prevented the high-level nature of the scandal from
being examined publicly, the American people were never able to find out
how high up in the Obama Administration it went.
"We know the President cancelled plans to station an
anti-ballistic missile system in Poland and the Czech Republic. We
know the President supported language in the New START Treaty to
link missile defense to nuclear reductions. We know the
administration is sharing information with Russia, including plans
to deploy missile defenses in Europe. We know the President has
significantly reduced funding and curtailed development of the U.S.
national missile defense system, undermining our ability to
effectively intercept long-range ballistic missiles. And we know the
President has doubled-down on efforts to reduce our nuclear arsenal
while failing to honor his promises to modernize the aging nuclear
"But what we don’t know is what President Obama has in mind for
after the election, when he would gain some ‘flexibility’ in
negotiating with the Russians. Perhaps the Russians, in whom
President Obama recently confided, could shed some light on his
missile defense plans for the American people who otherwise have
been left in the dark by this President."
Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma has cited Obama’s statements to
a warning about the direction Obama is taking the country.
"Our nuclear arsenal is as much about deterrence as it is about
strike capability," said Inhofe. "Under the New START deliberations,
Congress was assured by President Obama that our remaining nuclear
assets would continue to be modernized. Based on the cuts and delays
to our nuclear arsenal and facilities in his Fiscal Year 2013
budget, President Obama is once again going back on his word."
Inhofe added, "Another key concern is the reduction of our assets
below the New START approved level of 1550. It seems that President
Obama is looking at unilateral reductions even further below the agreed
upon limits under the treaty. I remember back in 2008 when Secretary
Gates said that we must maintain some level of these weapons ourselves
to deter potential adversaries and to reassure over 30 allies and
partners who rely on our nuclear umbrella for their security."
Obama dismissed the controversy and claimed he wasn’t hiding
on record," he said. "I want to see us over time gradually,
systematically reduce reliance on nuclear weapons."
After he was already elected president, The New York Times
wrote about how Obama, when he was in college, had written the
the War Mentality," about his involvement in the anti-nuclear cause
on the campus of Columbia University. The article attacked the "military-industrial interests" with their
"billion-dollar erector sets"
and agitated for a nuclear-free world. The Times noted that Obama "explored going further" than the so-called nuclear freeze movement, an
effort on some U.S. campuses that was backed by the Soviet Union and
designed to defeat President Reagan’s defense build-up in the 1980s.
Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative
Journalism and can be contacted at
Is Frank Marshall Davis Obama's Real Father?
Jerome Corsi asks, does Does a family photograph of a young Barack Obama posted on Obama’s Facebook campaign page offer a clue to the identity of his real father?
A professional graphic artist who examined the 1973 photo believes the image of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, was airbrushed into the scene to cover up an African-American man who was standing next to Obama at the Honolulu airport.
Filmmaker Joel Gilbert, who commissioned the analysis, told WND there’s substantial evidence that the man in the original photograph was Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party member, pro-Soviet propagandist and pornographer who played a fatherly role in Obama’s teen years.
In his full-length documentary
"Dreams from My Real Father," Gilbert presents a compelling case that Davis was Obama’s biological father as well as his ideological mentor. He believes the Dunham family recruited the Kenyan student Barack Hussein Obama to act as the father, to cover up an illicit affair with a subversive political activist.
Gilbert says the black male hand under Obama’s armpit is strikingly similar to the right hand of Davis.
"We know from Obama’s own writing and interviews with Davis’ neighbors, that Obama was a regular visitor to Davis’ house from age 10," Gilbert told WND.
"This doctored photo on Obama’s own Facebook page seems to be part of a
pattern of document forgery by President Obama to hide his biological and
ideological relationship to communist Frank Marshall Davis."
Obama would have been about 12 years old at the time the photo was taken. The image also shows Obama’s half-sister, Maya, and his grandfather, Stanley Dunham.
After Gilbert saw the photo on Obama’s Facebook page, he found a clearer version on the Web that he used in his video. The image used in his video has not been enhanced.
Gilbert commissioned Robert Nikolakakis, a professional graphic artist and illustrator from Montreal, Canada, to examine the photograph.
"There seem to be several suspicious anomalies in this family photo depicting
President Obama as a child along with his half-sister, mother and grandfather," Nikolakakis wrote in a report.
"All suspected alterations to the photo seem to point to the cutting, pasting and airbrushing of Barack Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, into the photo to cover up someone of African-American origin," he wrote.
Nikolakakis, with 21 years experience as an illustrator and graphic designer, has created websites, corporate identities, editorial illustrations, photo retouches and photo-manipulations for television shows, film studios, magazine publishers and photography studios. He as also served as a consultant for old-age special-effects makeup and has contributed to tutorials on photo manipulation.
His analysis of the Obama photo found at least half-a-dozen anomalies:
The black hand under Obama’s right armpit doesn’t match Ann Dunham’s right arm. The size and color is wrong for a white female, and the hand is positioned closer to the camera than Dunham’s arm. The hand appears to be a remnant from a black male before it was airbrushed.
The chair on the far left next to Ann Dunham is brown and smaller than the chairs on the right, which are white. The horizontal support bar for the brown chair does not align with the white chairs’ support bar.
Ann Dunham’s hair over both her right and left shoulders show signs of airbrushing.
The lighting on Ann Dunham’s face is from the far left and is not consistent with the other figures, who are lit from above. This suggests Ann Dunham’s image was placed into this scene from a different photo.
Above and below Obama’s right elbow is a ghosting effect in which a glow emanates from the arm, suggesting a different underlying image such as a light-colored shirt behind Obama. Uneven pixilation is a sign of cloning.
Ann Dunham looks to be about 25 years old, too young for this 1973 photo. Maya, who was born Aug 15, 1970, looks to be about 3 years old. Ann should look 30 years old.
"This photo forgery appears to be part of Obama’s ongoing campaign to minimize, misdirect and outright lie about damaging information about his past," Gilbert said.
"I hope the media will now demand that he come clean about his family
background, his political foundations and fully reveal his agenda for
In his film, Gilbert shows how Davis indoctrinated Obama with a political foundation in Marxism and an anti-white worldview.
Screen grab from Joel Gilbert video shows comparison of hand in Obama family photo with photo of Davis
"This is a known phenomenon in the radical left, referred to as "red diaper babies" or
"hand-me-down Marxism," he noted.
He pointed out that much of the leadership of 1960s Marxist groups such as Students for a Democratic Society and the Weather Underground were children of Communist Party USA members, including Katherine Boudin and Jeff Jones.
Barack Obama’s chief campaign adviser, David Axelrod, also is a "red diaper baby," Gilbert said.
As WND reported, Gilbert discovered racy photos published in vintage fetish and bondage magazines of Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, that he believes were taken by Davis. The photos, he says, bolster his belief that Dunham had an intimate relationship with Davis.
Frank Marshall Davis
In his film, Gilbert documents that Ann Dunham gave her father, the
"Gramps" of Obama’s autobiography, instructions to make sure her young son would be taken regularly to visit Davis while she was in Indonesia.
Obama mentions "Frank" 22 times in his autobiography, "Dreams from My Father," without using his full name.
Gilbert believes the only scenario in which Obama’s weekly visits as a child to Davis’ home would make sense is if Davis was the biological father.
Much of what Obama has told the American public of his childhood has been proven false, he said.
"We now know that the family did not stay together in Hawaii until 1962, when the Kenyan Barack Obama went to Harvard to begin his graduate studies as Obama claimed," said Gilbert.
"Ann Dunham took her infant son with her to Seattle a few weeks after his birth
and began studies at the University of Washington, while the Kenyan Obama
remained in Hawaii for another year before leaving for Harvard."
The evidence, he said, "points to the conclusion that Ann Dunham’s
relationship with the Kenyan Obama was a sham marriage designed to cover up an
illicit affair with Frank Marshall Davis in which an infant was conceived."
Obama’s election was not a sudden political phenomenon, Gilbert maintains.
"It was the culmination of an American socialist movement that Frank Marshall Davis nurtured in Chicago and Hawaii and has been quietly infiltrating the U.S. economy, universities and media for decades," he said.
"To understand Obama’s plans for America, look no further than communist Frank
Frank Marshall Davis In The Forum
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