It’s a connection that’s odd and alarming — and at least a bit spooky.
I didn’t know about this connection when I wrote my recent article about the President’s communist ties. But just to provide some background, I pointed out how Obama claimed in Osawatomie that our relatively free market system not only “doesn’t work,” “it has never worked.” Furthermore, I mentioned the fact that the President has appointed avowed communists to his administration, that he was mentored by communist Frank Marshall Davis, that a contemporary of his at Occidental College said that Obama was a flat-out “Marxist-Leninist” during his time there, and that he has no known history of renouncing these views. More to the point here, however, I mentioned well-known Obama closet skeleton and self-proclaimed communist Bill Ayers, who, as you probably know, was a Weather Underground terrorist in the 1970s. Now, to get exactly to the point, I’d like you to take a gander at the following image and see what jumps out at you.
This was the official newsletter of the terroristic Weather Underground Organization; this particular issue sports a picture of Vietnamese Marxist-Leninist leader Ho Chi Minh on the cover. And, as you can see, the name of this communist publication is “Osawatomie.”
Just like the place where Obama decided to give a speech in which he cast doubt upon the merits of economic freedom.
Now, I’m not one to jump to conclusions. To paraphrase Confucius, “Wisdom is, when you know something, knowing that you know it; and when you do not know something, knowing that you do not know it.” It’s certainly possible that Obama is completely unaware of the Weathermen terrorist Osawatomie newsletter; this is, after all, the man who indicated that the U.S. had 58 states and didn’t even correct himself. And even if he does or did know about it, it is entirely possible that his choice of little Osawatomie could have been motivated by a desire to invoke Rough Rider Roosevelt and not recreant Reds. Yes… could have been.
But given Obama’s history, another possibility suggests itself to the open-minded.
Was there an extra layer of symbolism in his choice of speech venue, one of which only the “initiated” and those shouting in the wilderness would be aware?
Was the President sending a message to his long-time socialist allies?
“I’m still with you,” perhaps?
Is it akin to an inside joke?
Are the initiated laughing behind the backs of the gun-and-religion-clinging majority and everyone else who doesn’t “get it”?
Of course, some left-wingers will criticize anyone who raises such a possibility, just as they scored me for penning the article I linked to earlier. And this is one reason why prominent figures, be they media types or politicians, won’t dare mention that the emperor has red clothes. I mean, we just never could elect someone like that in America, could we?
Nah, it could never happen here.
And to suggest otherwise is to descend into paranoia at best or the politics of personal destruction at worst. Except, to quote liberal icon Daniel Patrick Moynihan, “You’re entitled to your own opinions, but you’re not entitled to your own facts.” And it is a fact that the President of these United States has a history of making bedfellows of communists, most recently those he appointed to his administration.
If it matters that Newt Gingrich was unfaithful to his wives many years ago, it matters infinitely more that Barack Obama has been unfaithful to freedom and the American spirit by continuing, to this very day, his affair with a tyrannical, malevolent force that leaves nothing but the ruin of man in its wake.