In Obama’s mind, only such an idealistic new world order that brings economic equality to a previously racially and economically divided world of haves and have-nots can make good for the past sins of slavery and capitalistic economic exploitation of the third world by colonial powers.”
After looking at wheregrew up, who dominated his environment during his formative years, whom he associated with once he was on his own in college and later as politician, a surprisingly clear picture arises of the man.
He grew up exclusively surrounded by family and friends who were on the political left, and in that sense, so did his intellectual guidance. We were unable to identify even one single person of influence in his life who could be considered a political moderate.
Though the son of a bi-racial couple, he self-identified himself as a black man of Afro-American descent at quite a young age, and without question, politically saw the world from a radical Afro-centric viewpoint. He was greatly influenced by his maternal grandfather’s friend, Frank Marshall Davies, a radically Afro-centric ideologue, declared Marxist and confirmed member of the Communist party USA, during his teen years in Hawaii, and radical Rev. Jeremiah Wright as a grown man.
His religious influences were of great importance. While his father was not present in Barack’s upbringing, Barack identified greatly with him, and Barack Sr.’s Muslim upbringing was significant in forming Barack’s worldview. Barack Jr.’s stepfather was also Muslim, and he spent a number of years during his youth in a Muslim environment in Indonesia. During the formative years, when many American children grow up attending Sunday school, learning the basics of American history, seeing their first fireworks on July 4th and building the basis for life-long patriotism, Obama’s influences were of very different kind.
Interestingly, many, if not most, of his best friends during college were Muslims and, whereas most American kids take their first overseas trips after school to historically important European capitals or their ancestral home countries, Obama visited Muslim Pakistan, where many of his friends were from.
Also supportive of Obama’s emotional connection to Islam is his wedding ring. It is the same ring he wore on his ring finger of his left hand long before he even knew his future wife, This ring, allegedly Indonesian in origin, is relevant, as it is apparently inscribed in Arabic with “La llaha Illlallah” (“”There is no God except Allah”).
While all of these observations, individually, may appear of limited importance, combined, they create a compelling mosaic, revealing a developing word view of Barrack Hussein Obama, Jr. that is radically different from the worldview most typical American children (and past U.S. presidents) acquire growing up in this country.
So how is Barack Obama so unique to his predecessors? With no more elections to contest, I believe that the “real” Obama will become more prominent in his administration.
One cannot study Barack Obama’s biography without concluding that while behind the veneer, he projects of civility, elegance, and coolness, he in his psychological essence is a quite different man: radically Afro-centric, greatly influenced by Marxist economic theories and bent on being a transformative president.
His intent is to change the country from governance by people of European ancestry (and with a despicable history of slavery and colonialism), into a country governed by minorities. From a traditionally Judeo-Christian tradition, he is attempting to transform the country into a multi-religious and/or irreligious secular society, and from a country running on a traditionally capitalistic, unequal system into a futuristic and more just society that offers equality for all.
His views on colonialism, and the harm that colonialism causes through its military interventions and economic exploitation, very obviously affects his foreign policy. It should not surprise anyone that Obama also attempts to realign the country’s foreign policy in radical ways: By “leading from behind,” he rejects the idea of the United States’ position as a global superpower. In Obama’s revolutionary view, the U.S. is no longer needed as superpower because borders between nations no longer matter in a futuristic world, where the poor and oppressed of the world unite under a unifying world government of the willing.
In Obama’s mind, only such an idealistic new world order that brings economic equality to a previously racially and economically divided world of haves and have-nots can make good for the past sins of slavery and capitalistic economic exploitation of the third world by colonial powers.