Explaining President Barack Obama’s Decisions: It’s Not Because He’s Muslim, Socialist or Kenyan
In his now nearly four years as President of the United States, Barack Obama has made a number of decisions on the public, global stage. Many of the decisions he has made, or hasn’t made for that matter, are difficult to explain when examining his actions under the microscope of Obama’s being a Muslim, socialist or Kenyan. How, then, do we explain Obama’s actions in a consistent manner in order to identify the roots of not just some, but rather all, of his decisions as President?
It is not possible in a single article to explain the full background of Obama’s upbringing, including his psychological conditioning, religion, global views and other aspects of who he is today. For that, I would refer you to the book Obama’s America or The Roots of Obama’s Rage, both by Dinesh D’Souza. However, let us summarize Obama’s upbringing in one word: global. He lived in Indonesia and the United States, has white and black relatives, his father was Muslim but then both of his parents became atheists, and Obama was sent back to Hawaii to live with his maternal grandparents around the age of 10.
What is most important when learning about Obama’s upbringing is his father – Barack Obama, Sr. – and his beliefs about the world and its impact on his (Obama, Sr.’s) native Kenya. This is where the theory of “anti-colonialism” is introduced in to the life of Obama, Jr. In fact, Obama’s autobiography is entitled, Dreams From My Father. Note that the title is not Dreams Of My Father, but he is saying his dreams are from his father. Even Sarah Obama, Barack Jr.’s grandmother, told Newsweek that the son was getting his ideas from his father. Understanding the dreams of President Obama’s father is integral to understanding the President.
Barack Obama, Sr. believed in anti-colonialism (see D’Souza’s article on this subject). In fact, he was part of the political movement that sought to right the wrongs that the colonial powers (the West) had bestowed on the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia throughout history and particularly in the last few centuries. While Obama, Sr. supported socialism in Africa, he supported it as a means to end – an attempt to utilize its structure in order to redistribute all that the colonizers had stolen and pillaged from the third world. This, too, is why President Obama is often confused as a socialist. While the theory of his being a socialist does not explain all of his decisions, he is not above using the infrastructure of a socialist government to redistribute wealth throughout the United States. Furthermore, this anti-colonialism disguised as socialism must also be applied globally. In other words, the redistribution of wealth does not stop at the borders of the United States. It is interesting to note that anti-colonialism seems to be the sole theory that explain all, rather than only some, of Obama’s decisions since becoming President.
Let us apply this philosophy to several odd decisions by President Obama. First, why did Obama decide to help the rebels in Egypt and Libya, but he will not assist the Syrian citizens fighting to overthrow their regime? The answer again can be explained by utilizing the concept of anti-colonialism. As an anti-colonialist, any state tied to an imperial power (such as the United States) is part of the problem, not part of the solution. In recent years during the Bush administration, Libya had attempted to move in to the good graces of the West. Egypt has been a strong ally of the West in the Middle East, especially as it pertains to Israel. On the other hand, Syria has not bonded itself to the West; in fact, it has forged a partnership with Iran – a partnership that an anti-colonialist would wish to support in an effort to see other global powers emerge to quench the hegemony of the United States. Considering all of this, Obama would be pleased to see the Egyptian and Libyan governments toppled, and the Syrian government remain in place – all in the name of anti-colonialism.
Second, consider President Obama’s own family in Africa. His half brother, George, resides in a small hut, and other family members are poor. Why doesn’t President Obama help his brother? George Obama has been trying to come to the United States for several years to visit his mother, but the US will not grant him a visa. Of course, this could just be a coincidence; however, it seems George is viewed as a “sell out” by his half brother, President Obama. Most are unaware of George Obama’s book in which he rejects anti-colonialism and also his father, Barack Obama, Sr., and his dreams for Kenyan. It seems President Obama shuns his brother in more ways than just financially, as D’Souza explains in an op-ed from August of this year. It is also surmised that Barack Obama’s team somehow prevented George Obama’s book from being published in the United States, as the run destined for the US was cancelled after having already been printed.
Another decision that has befuddled many is President Obama’s refusal to build the KeyStone Pipeline. This would provide tens of thousands of jobs for United States citizens in desperate need of them, and would enable our nation to receive its oil from a friendly country – Canada. When provided with an option of continuing to be dependent on oil purchased from countries that harbor extremists endangering the US, or working with an ally and friend to our north, Obama chose the former. As a result, this has forced Canada to partner with China, giving China a further impact on and reach in to North America. The connection to anti-colonialism lies in Obama’s ability to starve the US of oil from its own continent for the benefit of another rising power – China. In the process, Obama is aiding China’s rise and the US’ demise, all in the name of environmental concerns. You see, Obama always explains his reasoning for his decisions in ways that will appeal to his base and to the beliefs of this nation. However, even though the majority of the environmental concerns were dealt with long ago, Obama is still insisting on putting off a decision on the pipeline, forcing Canada’s hand and turning them to China. In Obama’s anti-colonialist mind set, this is global social justice.
Many of my conservative friends believe President Obama is a Muslim. I do not, because I do not see the evidence to support it. Frankly, I believe Obama is likely agnostic given his actions and upbringing. It is possible he is atheist, as well; however, that would be one complex cover-up over the decades of his attending Rev. Wright’s church and claiming to be a Christian. The important question, however, is why some view Obama as being a devout Muslim. Again, anti-colonialism provides us with a suitable explanation. It would make sense that Obama would support other Muslim states so that they may have an opportunity to create a United States of Islam, as Alexander Maistrovoy explained earlier this year in his article in the Canada Free Press. This Caliphate would provide a hegemonic rival to the United States’ position in the world, regardless of the civil rights, human rights and other laws that would operate this united Islamic nation. Therefore, Obama is led to make decisions that favor Islamic nations not because he is Muslim himself, but because in doing so, he can make it possible for these states to gain strength and power. After all, they were once colonized, and global justice would dictate that we must take from the colonial powers and give to the formerly colonized in order to bring balance to the global community.
President Obama sent back the bust of Churchill, embarrassing the United States and Great Britain. At first glance, this seems an irrational move – one without basis given our relationship with the U.K. However, recall that England was a colonial power for many years, and that in fact, they are responsible for the political lines drawn after WWI and WWII carving up the Middle East in to separate, weaker states. England crushed the opposition in the colonies it controlled, until eventually the citizens of those states rebelled and earned their freedom. Certainly, Obama would not wish to daily gaze upon the bust of a man whom he must despise for his and his nation’s imperialist tendencies, the results of which were the supply chain for the wealth England gained over the course of the 20th century. The plight of the third world countries is due to these colonialist powers, Obama believes, and their raping, pillaging and stealing from the countries they colonized.
The brilliance of this, if you will indulge my use of that word, is that President Obama is able to say what he knows many Americans want to hear, while doing the opposite in practice. For example, Obama says he wants the US to be independent of foreign oil, but will not approve the Key Stone Pipeline and financially supports other countries’ efforts to drill for oil without any benefit to the US. Yet, because we have a main-stream media that will not research Obama’s background itself, they are mesmerized and do not report the hypocrisy. Perhaps many in the media feel a certain guilt for being wealthy, and believe that Obama will indirectly provide recompense for their sins of greed. It seems that the global anti-colonialist platform adopted by Obama is similar to the redistributive mind set practiced by many in the media.
When there is a decision made that you cannot understand, or when you are confident that the choice is not in the best interests of the United States, consider this: how does this decision benefit Obama’s anti-colonialist beliefs? You will most surely find an ardent explanation when examining how Obama’s decision negatively impacts the hegemony and global positioning of the US. Obama does not hate the US – he believes this is what is best for the US. Whether it is the nation’s debt, our relationship with Israel, sending foreign aide to nation’s working against us, allowing the rise of China, cap and trade, isolating Israel, unilateral disarmament or a host of other decisions by the President, the anti-colonial philosophy can explain them all. This is Obama’s world, and he will be closer to succeeding if he is re-elected.by