Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Transcript: Kengor on Frank Marshall Davis, CPUSA'S Mentor of Obama

From the Blaze: 

Exclusive: See This Clip About Obama‘s Relationship With Communist Frank Marshall Davis From Dinesh D’Souza‘s ’2016 Film

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 8:12am by  Billy Hallowell Print »Email »

The Blaze has secured a second clip from the film. Rather than focusing upon Obama’s relationship with his brother, this exclusive footage delves into the president’s kinship with avowed communist Frank Marshall Davis.

If you’re unfamiliar with this controversial figure, consider Dr. Paul G. Kengor, author of the upcoming Mercury Ink book about Davis called “The Communist,” and his recent Blaze contributor piece in which he further explains who he is. Kengor writes:

I know this area intimately well, given that my next book is on Obama’s mentor during those precise years: Frank Marshall Davis. I will not here lay out the litany of Davis’s astonishing career, but, in essence, he was a literal card-carrying member of Communist Party USA. For decades, he wrote the most harsh, outlandish pro-Soviet material you can imagine, with his worst demons being Democrats like Harry Truman and the men in Truman’s administration—George Marshall among them—who opposed Stalin and the Kremlin during the darkest days of the Cold War.

As I lay out in the book, Davis’s work was so bad that he was called to testify on his “Soviet activities” by the Senate Judiciary Committee (run by Democrats), was carefully investigated by the FBI (Davis’s FBI file is 600 pages long), and, most remarkably, was placed on the federal government’s Security Index—meaning that in the event of war breaking out between the United States and USSR, Davis could be immediately arrested.

And yet, this was the man that Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Dunham, connected to a young Obama for the purpose of mentoring—precisely during these high school years.
Frank Marshall Davis is another of those radical associations in Obama’s past. There are so many, and so unusually bad, that Obama, if he were a typical citizen, probably wouldn’t get a security clearance for an entry-level government job.

 In the clip, D’Souza takes viewers through the intriguing — some would argue disturbing — relationship between Obama and Davis. In the footage, D’Souza speaks, in detail, with Kengor about this connection and attempts to break it down for viewers. (See original link above for video)
Watch it, below:

Barack's grandfather sought out a mentor for his grandson


D’Soua: He found an aging journalist and poet  named Frank Marshall Davis. The two became close over eight years until Obama left for college. I had the opportunity to talk to cold war historian Paul Kengor author of a book on Frank Marshall Davis.

D: What is the connection between Obama and Frank Marshall Davis?

Kengor: In Dreams of My Father he mentions Frank by name 22 times. He never refers to him once as Frank Marshall Davis.

Why is that?

Frank Marshall Davis was a very controversial political figure.  He wrote for a number of publications that even started in Chicago in the late 40s for a  communist party publication called The Chicago Star
He did that for two years and then he moved on to Honolulu, Hawaii and there he wrote for a paper called the Honolulu record .If you read these columns they were so breathtakingly anti-american . I found numerous comments over over and over again where heis mocking and ridiculing the american way .

Stanley Dunham, the grandfather was also on the left . Obama himself recalled how his grandfather and davis would get hammered drunk they would spend hours together. He saw in davis a potential mentor , role model for Barack 

So Frank Marshall Davis was not some kind of a benign civil rights figure ?

Frank Marshall Davis was considered such a threat by the FBI that they actually placed him on a federal government security index.  What that means is that  he was considered such a potential threat that if a war ever broke out  between the US and the soviet union that Frank Marshall Davis could be  placed under immediate arrest .

Why has the media avoided reporting on th4e connection between Davis and Obama?

Umm, it would have to. I mean if we ever had a president of the United States who was mentored by some meaningful degree by a literal pro-soviet pro-communist  card carrying member of communist party USA card number 47544, that alone, the pro-Obama media has to ignore

And they’ll call me Joe McCarthy for even bothering to look at it.

Also of interest:
Why Obama's radicalism matters:  According to his own narrative, Barack Obama was bred by communists, raised by communists, mentored by communists and was employed by communists.  By his admission, he sought out communists as preferred parties with whom to fraternize.  Obama's radical Marxism is at the very core of why he does what he does, why he will continue to do so and why America remains in dire peril with every day he occupies the White House.  Everything Obama has actualized or attempted — from his exploitation of high health-care costs to surreptitiously compromising the Constitution, to his desperation to regulate the Internet and any other means of public address into which he might conceivably insinuate government's putrid tentacles, to his proclivity for religious persecution, to his spending us into destitution — have their roots in Marxist doctrine.


Kaleokualoha said...

Dr. Kengor is a master propagandist for Cliff Kincaid's so-called "Accuracy In Media" (AIM), which is the "Ministry of Truth" of the Conservative Disinformation Network (see http://kaleokualoha2878577.newsvine.com/_news/2011/01/09/5793761-the-conservative-disinformation-network-13-march-2011 ). Despite gross misrepresentation of the Obama-Davis relationship, there is NO evidence that Davis was Obama's "mentor," as claimed throughout the conservative blogosphere.

Although Obama's book indicates "Frank" was a family friend who offered him advice on racial issues, Obama wrote that Davis "fell short" and his views were "incurable." Obama's book proves that Obama did not consider Davis to be a "wise and trusted counselor," which is the standard definition of "mentor." By what creative definition can Davis be considered his "mentor"?

Further, according to "Dreams," Obama visited Davis only twice on his own after visiting with Gramps: once to discuss his grandmother's bus stop incident, and three years later before leaving for college. When could any "communist" training occur?

Correlation does not imply causation. There is no evidence that Davis discussed politics or economics with Obama, much less any evidence that he discussed socialism. There is no evidence that Obama or Gramps were even aware of Davis's CPUSA involvement. Such propaganda is par for the course in the Conservative Disinformation Network.

Kengor previously lied about Davis in an earlier column for so-called "Accuracy In Media" (see http://kaleokualoha2878577.newsvine.com/_news/2011/01/09/5801313-misrepresentation-of-the-1949-honolulu-naacp-incident-19-jan-2011 ). He falsely claimed that the NAACP's Roy Wilkins directly criticized Davis regarding the 1949 Honolulu NAACP incident. Kengor's claim was a total fabrication, which suggests that his research is seriously flawed.

"Truth is generally the best vindication against slander." - Abraham Lincoln

BlArthurHu said...

you must be that guy who is the "son of frank marshall davis"??