Obama’s Extensive Ties to Hate Groups and Bigots
“Bloodsucking Jews,” “white interlopers,” “Judaism is a gutter religion,” “White America,” “Cracker lovers,” and more
by Bill Levinson
It is a basic tenet of common sense, not to mention common decency, that public figures like celebrities and politicians do not consort with, promote, endorse, or otherwise empower racists and/or anti-Semites. Endorsement of hate mongers or hate groups, or proven hate speech, can easily derail or even end a career. We fail to understand why Barack Obama is getting a pass from the media on his open association with and promotion of the country’s most vicious racist and anti-Semitic hate mongers, who now include the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan. First, however, let’s take a look at the standard consequences of hate speech by public figures, so our readers can apply these standards to Mr. Obama.
(1) James G Watt, US Secretary of the Interior. “I have a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple.” Forced to resign.
(2) Trent Lott, U.S. Senator. “When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over the years, either.” When Strom Thurmond ran for President, he was a segregationist, although he had long repudiated segregationism when Lott praised him. Lott resigned as the Senate’s Republican leader.
(3) Don Imus, radio personality. Made a poor-taste joke about “nappy headed hos.” Dismissed from his job.
(4) Mel Gibson, actor. While drunk, made demeaning remarks about Jews. Apologized publicly.
(5) Mitt Romney, Presidential candidate. Made a speech at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan. Henry Ford published anti-Semitic material but later repudiated it. The National Jewish Democratic Council suggests that making a speech at the museum of a long-dead EX-antisemite disqualifies Romney.
Barack Obama: Posed for numerous photos with, and praised extensively, a prominent and unrepentant racist and anti-Semite who at least indirectly incited two fatal anti-Semitic and racist pogroms (Crown Heights, Freddy’s Fashion Mart) and played a major role in the racist Tawana Brawley scam. His pastor Jeremiah Wright has made racist remarks about “white America” getting its “wake up call” on 9/11, and the Trinity United Church of Christ awarded the “Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Trumpet” Award to Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam. Farrakhan is on record as calling Judaism a “gutter religion” while saying that “white people are potential humans,” but they “haven’t evolved yet.” Consequences: none. It is therefore up to us, and our readers, to expose this phony smile and empty suit for exactly what he is through the Internet, letters to the editor, and other media.
The fact that Obama is largely a media creation as opposed to a person of any substance or sincerity probably explains why the media lets him get away with so much. After all, what movie director who, while expecting to make an Oscar-winning hit, would derail his own production by exposing it as a fraud and a scam? Obamamania is the Oscar-winning hit, and the media people who are backing it are not going to let Obama’s total lack of character and substance get in the way. The following excerpt from Henryk Ibsen’s Peer Gynt should underscore what we mean by an empty suit. The protagonist contemplates his life by peeling away layers like those of an onion in an effort to discover his real self:
What an enormous number of swathings!
Isn’t the kernel soon coming to light?
[Pulls the whole onion to pieces.]
I’m blest if it is! To the innermost centre,
it’s nothing but swathings—each smaller and smaller.—
Nature is witty!
Peer Gynt, in fact, had done far more during his lifetime than Barack Obama has ever done, yet he peels away the layers of his life to find nothing. Then a Button-Molder proposes to take Gynt’s soul:
Bless me, my dear Peer, there is surely no need
to get so wrought up about trifles like this.
Yourself you never have been at all…
This is an excellent description of Barack Obama: an artificial being, a media creation, a mannequin upon which one can display a fancy suit, or a kagamusha (“shadow warrior”). The latter is the title of a movie by Akira Kurosawa, in which a petty thief happens to resemble the famous warlord Takeda Shingen. Shingen and his generals pay the thief to dress as Shingen to confuse the enemy as to his real whereabouts. Then Shingen is killed during a siege, and the generals have to use the double to convince the enemy that Shingen (as opposed to his incompetent son Katsuyori) is still in charge. Needless to say, they don’t let anyone get too close to the double lest someone realize that he is a common thief instead of one of Japan’s best generals. The plan is in fact undone when the double tries to ride Shingen’s horse, which promptly throws him.
The difference between Obama and the kagemusha is in fact that the latter, by imitating Shingen’s mannerisms and even his thought processes, does become a real leader. This is the outstanding character development aspect of Kurosawa’s story that makes it such a masterpiece. It is the double who, during a critical battle, gives decisive orders as Shingen would have done. When Katsuyori throws away the Takeda army at Nagashino, the double runs onto the field to die with “his” soldiers and then tries to save the family’s war banner.
Obama, on the other hand, is nothing more than a hollow mannequin on which to hang a suit and paste a phony smile; he has no character to develop. Much as we detest Hillary Clinton as a would-be dictator, and the likely reincarnation of Queen Olympias, Aggripina, Lady Macbeth, and Lucretia Borgia, we have to respect her. Most people have far more respect for a genuine villain (e.g. Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis Professor Moriarity, the White Witch of Narnia, Richard III, Lord Voldemort, Colonel Leroux of Sharpe’s Sword) than for a pathetic marionette whose strings are operated by George Soros and who knows who else. Neither hero nor villain, Barack Obama is really a nothing. We remind our readers that Obama received in excess of $60,000 from Soros and his family for his Senate campaign, and we have no desire to find out what Soros is getting for his money.
Barack Obama’s Proven Lack of Character
We will make this simple so Obamamaniacs can understand it.
(1) You cannot appear at a tribute to Michael Vick one day and the SPCA the next day, and expect anyone to believe that you really share the SPCA’s views on animal abuse including dog fighting.
(2) You cannot appear at the Ku Klux Klan one day and the NAACP the next, and expect anyone to believe that you are really for civil rights.
(3) You cannot passively accept the support of the Stormfront.org White Nationalist Community (as Ron Paul is doing) while saying you oppose racism and bigotry, and have anyone with any intelligence whatsoever believe you.
(4) You cannot appear at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network one day and AIPAC the next, and expect anyone to believe that you have any use for Jews.
It is a matter of record that Barack Obama appeared with Al Sharpton at the National Action Network this April, and endorsed Sharpton.
Senator Barack Obama (Ill): “Reverend Sharpton is a voice for the voiceless, and a voice for the dispossessed. What National Action Network has done is so important to change America, and it must be changed from the bottom up.”
Let’s take a look at what Al Sharpton and his National Action Network have done to change America.
Fred Siegel’s “Democrats Embrace ‘Impresario of Hatred’” at http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110004192
It would have taken no great effort for the reporters covering the Apollo debate to have walked across 125th Street from the theater to visit Freddy’s Fashion Mart, where in 1995 eight people died in a murderous rampage inspired by Mr. Sharpton. Mr. Sharpton is best-known for the Tawana Brawley hoax, in which he insisted that a 15-year-old black girl had been abducted and raped by a band of white men practicing Irish Republican Army rituals. In fact she had made up the story to protect herself from her violent stepfather. But at Freddy’s, Mr. Sharpton was even more malevolent. He turned a landlord-tenant dispute between the Jewish owner of Freddy’s and a black subtenant into a theater of hatred. Picketers from Mr. Sharpton’s National Action Network, sometimes joined by “the Rev.” himself, marched daily outside the store, screaming about “bloodsucking Jews” and “Jew bastards” and threatening to burn the building down. After weeks of increasingly violent rhetoric, one of the protesters, Roland Smith, took Mr. Sharpton’s words about ousting the “white interloper” to heart. He ran into the store shouting, “It’s on!” He shot and wounded three whites and a Pakistani, whom he apparently mistook for a Jew. Then he set the fire, which killed five Hispanics, one Guyanese and one African-American—a security guard whom protesters had taunted as a “cracker lover.” Smith then fatally shot himself.
We are unable to identify any material difference between the burning of Freddy’s Fashion Mart by Sharpton’s follower and the arson of a Negro church or Black-owned business by the Ku Klux Klan. In both cases, a racist hate organization marches around the home, business, or church that is in the “wrong” neighborhood while shouting racist and/or anti-Semitic epithets. There is no difference between the Klan’s use of the N word while threatening to burn a Black-owned building down, and Sharpton’s National Action Network’s use of terms like “bloodsucking Jews,” “cracker lovers,” and “white interlopers” while threatening to burn a Jewish-owned building down. Most people would agree that an arson aggravated by fatalities in the aftermath of such threats and epithets would constitute a hate crime, and that is exactly what Sharpton’s follower did at Freddy’s Fashion Mart. In other words, Barack Obama endorsed an individual and an organization that are linked at least indirectly (i.e. their actions apparently did not rise to a level that justified criminal prosecution) to a fatal hate crime.
This is not the only anti-Semitic pogram that Al Sharpton played at least an indirect role in inciting. “Power Dem” by Jay Nordlinger (http://www.nationalreview.com/20Mar00/nordlinger032000.html) adds,
August of 1991 saw “Crown Heights,” the period of madness that began when a car driven by a Hasidic Jew careened out of control, killing a seven-year-old black child, Gavin Cato. Riots broke out. A rabbinical student, Yankel Rosenbaum, was lynched. Over a hundred others were injured. The city was on the verge of breaking apart. And here is what Al Sharpton had to say, in one of the most vile orations of his career, noxious with slanders familiar and novel:
The world will tell us that [Gavin Cato] was killed by accident. . . . What type of city do we have that would allow politics to rise above the blood of innocent babies? . . . Talk about how Oppenheimer in South Africa sends diamonds straight to Tel Aviv and deals with the diamond merchants right here in Crown Heights.
…Sharpton’s rhetoric could also be rather less high-flown. “If the Jews want to get it on,” he said, “tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.”
…But the torching, so to speak, continued. In 1995-four years into the putative New Sharpton-there was another, fatal case in which Sharpton had a guilty hand: Freddy’s Fashion Mart. In Harlem, a white store owner — no, worse: a Jewish one — was accused of driving a black store owner out of business. At one of the many rallies meant to scare the Jewish owner away, Sharpton charged that “there is a systemic and methodical strategy to eliminate our people from doing business off 125th Street. I want to make it clear . . . that we will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business.” Sharpton’s colleague, Morris Powell, said of the Jewish owner—Sharpton’s “white interloper”— “We’re going to see that this cracker suffers. Reverend Sharpton is on it.”
“We’re going to see that this Negro* suffers. The Grand Wizard of the Klan is on it.” This is the kind of behavior that Barack Obama is praising, empowering, and endorsing through his ongoing promotion of Al Sharpton. * “Negro” is not exactly the word they use. In any event, we have yet another fatal hate crime with which Al Sharpton is associated: a hate crime against Jews for being Jews, a pogrom similar to the Night of the Broken Glass. Barack Obama can be Al Sharpton’s friend or he can be the friend of Jews (and white people in general), but he cannot be both. He can’t promote an individual and an organization that sling epithets like “bloodsucking Jews,” “cracker,” and “white interloper” while claiming to be for tolerance.
Jeff Jacoby’s “Al Sharpton: the Democrats’ David Duke” (http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=2411) adds the Al Sharpton Blood Libel Recipe for Making Matzos with the Blood of Gentile Babies. Well, perhaps this is a slight exaggeration because Sharpton does not actually provide a matzo recipe; he just says Jews’ hands are drenched with the blood of innocent babies. Nor is this particularly funny because the result–just as it was during medieval pogroms in which anti-Semites claimed that Jews were killing babies for their blood–was the hate crime murder of a Jew. The following is what Barack Obama seems to endorse.
1991: A Hasidic Jewish driver in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights section accidentally kills Gavin Cato, a 7-year-old black child, and antisemitic riots erupt. Sharpton races to pour gasoline on the fire. At Gavin’s funeral he rails against the “diamond merchants” — code for Jews — with “the blood of innocent babies” on their hands. He mobilizes hundreds of demonstrators to march through the Jewish neighborhood, chanting, “No justice, no peace.” A rabbinical student, Yankel Rosenbaum, is surrounded by a mob shouting “Kill the Jews!” and stabbed to death.
On a final note, we remind our readers that the Obama campaign answered our protest regarding Obama’s promotion of Sharpton with what is at best a highly patronizing brushoff, if not a deliberate insult.
Obama’s Pastor, Jeremiah Wright, Endorses Louis Farrakhan
In December 2007, the Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) bestowed its highest social achievement award upon Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam. This was facilitated through the church’s publication Trumpet Magazine and presented at their end of the year awards gala. The award dubbed the Lifetime Achievement “Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Trumpet” Award is named after the head pastor that married Barack and Michele Obama nee Robinson.
According to the Church’s publication, “the decision was made to honor socially conscious giants who commit their life’s work to saving the lives of Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora.”
Let’s see what the Anti-Defamation League has to say about Louis Farrakhan (or rather what Louis Farrakhan has to say, and this is but a small sample):
“Do you know some of these satanic Jews have taken over BET?… Everything that we built, they have. The mind of Satan now is running the record industry, movie industry and television. And they make us look like we’re the murders; we look like we’re the gangsters, but we’re punk stuff.”
“Justifiable Homicide: Black Youth in Peril (Part 3)” speech at Mosque Maryam, 11/11/07
Farrakhan on Sen. Joseph Lieberman:
“Mr. Lieberman, as an orthodox Jew, is also a dual citizen of Israel.”
Los Angeles Times, 8/12/00
Farrakhan: “Is the Federal Reserve owned by the government?”
Farrakhan: “Who owns the federal reserve?”
Farrakhan: “The same year they set up the IRS, they set up the FBI. And the same year they set up the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith… It could be a coincidence… [I want] to see black intellectuals free… I want to see them not controlled by members of the Jewish community.”
Dallas Observer on-line, 8/10/00
White people are potential humans…they haven’t evolved yet.”
Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/18/00
Aesop wrote long ago that birds of a feather flock together, and Obama’s connections to Jeremiah Wright along with his eagerness to preen Al Sharpton’s feathers leads to only one reasonable conclusion. Now for Jeremiah Wright himself. From Atlas Shrugs,
Obama’s Pastor sounds more like a hate spewing imam. I am shocked this hasn’t gotten real media play (oh yeah, it’s Obama.) The more you peel back the layers of the Obama onion, the more rotten it is at its core. Obama’s checkered resume.
A FEW WEEKS AGO ON MSNBC SHOW WITH TUCKER CARLSON:
CARLSON: But Jeremiah Wright is at least a mixed bag politically. His work to improve conditions in impoverished black neighborhoods may be laudable, but his rhetoric includes attacks against white people and against Israel. Should Obama distance himself from Dr. Wright, and if so, can he effectively do that?
We welcome back to discuss that MSNBC political analyst Pat Buchanan and nationally syndicated radio show host Bill Press. Now, I have kind of liked Barack Obama from the very beginning. He seems moderate in tone. I spent all morning reading Jeremiah Wright online. All the church newsletters are available. The guy is a full-blown hater, actually. This is just pulled at random.
Here is his attack on Natalee Holloway as a slut. “Black women are being raped daily in Africa. One white girl from Alabama gets drunk at a graduation trip to Aruba, goes off and gives it up while in a foreign country and that stays in the news for months.” In other words, she is a slut.
Nine-eleven, he says: “White America got their wake-up call after 9-11. White America and the Western world came to realize people of color had not gone away, faded in the woodwork, or just disappeared as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns.” So 9-11 was payback for white racism. I mean, it goes on, and I will read more.
…CARLSON: Here is the Israeli thing, we were talking about this at the commercial break. This is quoting now the Reverend Wright: “The Israelis have illegally occupied Palestinian territories for over 40 years now. Divestment has now hit the table again as a strategy to wake the business community and wake up Americans concerning the injustice and the racism under which the Palestinians have lived because of Zionism.”
He compares Israel to South Africa repeatedly. He attacks Israel as a racist state.
Now let’s take a look at Jeremiah Wright’s “War on Iraq IQ Test“
41. Q: How many UN resolutions did Israel violate by 1992?
A: Over 65
42. Q: How many UN resolutions on Israel did America veto between 1972 and 1990?
43. Q: How much does the U.S. fund Israel a year?
44. Q: How many countries are known to have nuclear weapons?
45. Q: How many nuclear warheads has Iraq got?
46. Q: How many nuclear warheads has US got?
A: Over 10,000
47. Q: Which is the only country to use nuclear weapons?
A: The US
48. Q: How many nuclear warheads does Israel have?
A: Over 400
49. Q: Has Israel ever allowed UN weapon inspections?
50. Q: What percentage of the Palestinian territories are controlled by Israeli settlements?
51. Q: Is Israel illegally occupying Palestinian land?
52. Q: Which country do you think poses the greatest threat to global peace: Iraq or the U.S.?
We have therefore established so far that Obama has surrounded himself with far too many racists and anti-Semites to allow any but one of two possible conclusions:
(1) He shares the racist and anti-Semitic positions of Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, and Jeremiah Wright
(2) He has so little character that he will, like a common street whore, lie on his back for anyone–no matter how loathsome and repugnant.
Now we have two more examples of his total lack of character: his enablement (e.g. in the sense of “enabling” behavior by overlooking or allowing it) of genocide, and his promotion of infanticide. Infanticide means exactly that, the murder of infants who are outside the uterus and are therefore legally human beings. It does not mean abortion, or even partial birth abortion. If Obama should by some disaster become the Democratic nominee, it is vital that the pro-life voters in places like New York and Pennsylvania know about this.
“It Didn’t Happen:” Democrats go soft on crimes against humanity by James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal reports,
Barack Obama’s latest pronouncement on Iraq should have shocked the conscience. In an interview with the Associated Press last week, the freshman Illinois senator and Democratic presidential candidate opined that even preventing genocide is not a sufficient reason to keep American troops in Iraq.
“Well, look, if that’s the criteria by which we are making decisions on the deployment of U.S. forces, then by that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the Congo right now–where millions have been slaughtered as a consequence of ethnic strife–which we haven’t done,” Mr. Obama told the AP. “We would be deploying unilaterally and occupying the Sudan, which we haven’t done. Those of us who care about Darfur don’t think it would be a good idea.”
Mr. Obama is engaging in sophistry. By his logic, if America lacks the capacity to intervene everywhere there is ethnic killing, it has no obligation to intervene anywhere–and perhaps an obligation to intervene nowhere. His reasoning elevates consistency into the cardinal virtue, making the perfect the enemy of the good.
Further, he elides the distinction between an act of omission (refraining from intervention in Congo and Darfur) and an act of commission (withdrawing from Iraq). The implication is that although the U.S. has had a military presence in Iraq since 1991, the fate of Iraqis is not America’s problem.
While the United States probably lacks the power to prevent every incident of genocide, Obama’s statement enables genocide by telling potential perpetrators in advance that he would not, as President, do anything to stop them. It is therefore reasonable to define Mr. Obama, per his own words, as a genocide enabler (in the sense that a spouse or coworker who overlooks or covers up another person’s alcohol or drug problem is an enabler). This is, of course, what we expect from an empty suit who also supports the murder of post-born (that’s post-born, not pre-born) infants.
Obama, while an Illinois State Senator, orchestrated the defeat of the Illinois’ Born Alive Infants Protection Act. This legislation would have provided legal protection for infants that were born alive, including those delivered as the result of botched abortions. (See also “When a crying baby is not ‘alive’” by Jill Stanek.)
Here is what Obama said when arguing against Illinois’ Born Alive Infants Protection Act during Senate floor debate. This was legislation clarifying the terms “person,” “human being,” “child,” and “individual” in Illinois statutes included any baby born alive, no matter what gestational age or circumstance of birth:
“… I just want to suggest… that this is probably not going to survive constitutional scrutiny.”
“Number one, whenever we define a pre-viable fetus as a person that is protected by the equal protection clause or the other elements in the Constitution, what we’re really saying is, in fact, that they are persons that are entitled to the kinds of protections that would be provided to a – child, a 9-month-old – child that was delivered to term. That determination then, essentially, if it was accepted by a court, would forbid abortions to take place.”
“I mean, it – it would essentially bar abortions, because the equal protection clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this is a child, then this would be an anti-abortion statute. For that purpose, I think it would probably be found unconstitutional.”
Incredible stuff. Not only did Obama make no sense, he showed just how far he would go to safeguard abortion.
Now it is not surprising that Obama doesn’t find genocide so objectionable. After all, the Nazis got started on “defective” infants, and only later progressed to killing mental defectives, followed by Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Slavs, and so on. This phony smile and empty suit may as well drop out of the Presidential race now. Crawl back into your hole, Barack Hussein, and pull it in after you.