For the past six years, I’ve been observing, mostly in horror, as Obama tries to “fundamentally transform America.”
I find myself veering between two distinct explanations for his malevolence:
1. He is a narcissistic menace
2. He is an incompetent phony, “in over his head.”
Neither seems, though, to fully account for his bizarre absence from the Paris march.
But Paul Sperry, formerly IBD Washington bureau chief, offers this explanation:
Via Investor’s Business Daily: Why Obama Boycotted France’s Terror March
Two of the biggest mysteries surrounding Barack Obama’s presidency involve his snubbing of close allies. Why did he kiss off the French in their terror grief? For the same reason he sent an Oval Office statue of Churchill back to the Brits: anti-colonialism.
Anti-colonialism is the idea that Western countries got rich and powerful by oppressing and plundering poor countries and peoples, and that they continue to exploit minorities like Muslim immigrants within their societies.
Obama’s baffling decision to skip the anti-terror rally in Paris is rooted in this ideology, which he adopted from writer Frantz Fanon, a French-African revolutionary who played a major role in his intellectual development….
In 1954, Fanon left France for Algeria, where he joined Muslim rebels in their fight for independence. He railed against the French colonizers, claiming they were raping Algerian culture by banning the Muslim veil and other forms of Westernization — something French Muslims complain Paris is doing again today.
The French government expelled Fanon from Algiers and threatened to arrest him if he caused more trouble. Fanon went on to pen a defense of the right for colonized people to use violence to gain independence. He titled his treatise, “The Wretched of the Earth.”
While Paris censored the book, it became a personal favorite of Obama. While attending Occidental and Columbia universities, he debated it tirelessly with other politically active black students, along with Muslim immigrants….
….there’s no doubt he sympathizes with formerly colonized Africans and their children, a concern he repeatedly — and angrily — expresses in his memoir, “Dreams From My Father.”
….Obama’s Parisian snub is no puzzle. But to make sense of it, you first must understand Obama’s twisted world view. He views all global events through the lens of Western colonialism and imperialism….
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