Malik Obama also charged that Dreams from My Father was inaccurate and freighted with “embellishments.” For example, Malik’s grandfather was not detained and beaten by British troops in 1949. Evidence has now emerged that the Kenya section of that book was plagiarized from the 1994 African Nights by Italian author Kuki Gallmann, who lived in Kenya for more than 20 years and in 1991 authored I Dreamed of Africa. Writes Lloyd Billingsley
The 44th president of the United States Barack Obama, author of the 2020 A Promised Land, entered the world on August 4, 1961, in Hawaii. He first came to national attention in Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, published in 1995. The author had no record of publication, and the book was unusual in a number of ways.
Dreams from My Father has no index and, beyond the cover, no photos. In the early going, the author is known as Barry and he is the stepson of Lolo Soetoro, the Indonesian foreign student his mother Ann Dunham married in 1965. The author claims he later learned that his real father was Barack H. Obama, a Kenyan foreign student at the University of Hawaii. When Obama left Hawaii to study at Harvard, the story goes, he didn’t take his family with him, but he “bequeathed” his name to the author, and by the end of the book the Kenyan is a nameless “old man.”
Dreams from My Father gives more than 2,000 words to the black poet “Frank,” who warns Barry about equal opportunity, the American way of life, and “all that shit.” Frank tells the student they will never let him run anything but he moved on to the Illinois state senate, the US Senate, and in 2008 the presidency of the United States.
In 2012, Joel Gilbert’s documentary Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception made a case that “Frank” was Frank Marshall Davis and Barry’s true father. The same year Paul Kengor published The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, the Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor, showing startling similarities between Frank’s political views and those of the 44th president. Despite the revelations, and decidedly weak performance, he gained a second term. Four months after that term ended, in May of 2017, David Garrow came out with the massive Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama.
As Garrow contended, Dreams from My Father, though it mentioned actual people and events, was an historical fiction, not an autobiography, and the author was a “composite character.” One of the actual characters was Frank Marshall Davis, whose “Communist background plus his kinky exploits made him politically radioactive.” The “kinky exploits” is a reference to Frank’s 1968 Sex Rebel: Black, subtitled Memoirs of a Gash Gourmet, published by Greenleaf Classics in San Diego. Frank wrote under a pseudonym but described the novel as autobiographical.
The author comes up in Chicago and in 1950 moves to Hawaii. One of his conquests is jazz lover Charlene, doubtless a stand-in for Helen Canfield, the white Communist Party USA member Frank married in May of 1946. Before servicing Alice Lanier, an attractive widow from Butte, Montana, the author says, “I didn’t want her to be the third white woman I had knocked up.”
In Livin’ the Blues: Memories of a Black Journalist and Poet, released by the University of Wisconsin Press in 1992, Frank wrote “I have impregnated only three women, all white.” Some of the book’s racier passages could have come straight from Sex Rebel: Black, where Frank surpasses Shaft as a sex machine for all the guys and chicks alike. These are the “kinky exploits” that, along with his Communist background, made Frank “radioactive” for a politician on the rise.
True to form, Frank disappeared from the audio version of Dreams from My Father and did not appear in the author’s The Audacity of Hope, published in 2006. The exclusion, though significant, did not signal the end of Frank’s influence.
Once in the White House, the new president drew key advisors from Frank’s old Stalinist network in Chicago. For example, Davis worked in Communist front groups with Vernon Jarrett, whose son Dr. William Robert Jarrett married Valerie Bowman, daughter of physician James Bowman, an active Communist with a lengthy FBI file. Valerie Bowman became Valerie Jarrett, the president’s closest advisor.
The notion that Obama was born abroad, and therefore ineligible to be president, started with the 2008 campaign of rival Hillary Clinton. Contrary to the “birthers,” the issue with the rising star was not his place of birth but the true identity of the father. In all his writings from 1958 to 1964, now housed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, the Kenyan Barack Obama makes no mention of a white American wife and Hawaiian-born son.
Kezia Obama, married to Barack in 1956, passed away in April. Barack’s son Malik sought contributions for her funeral, but the former president contributed nothing. When Malik sought funds for an aunt living in poverty, the president told Malik he was “broke.”
According to Malik, “What I saw was he was the kind of person that wants people to worship him. He needs to be worshiped and I don’t do that.”
Malik Obama also charged that Dreams from My Father was inaccurate and freighted with “embellishments.” For example, Malik’s grandfather was not detained and beaten by British troops in 1949. Evidence has now emerged that the Kenya section of that book was plagiarized from the 1994 African Nights by Italian author Kuki Gallmann, who lived in Kenya for more than 20 years and in 1991 authored I Dreamed of Africa.
Frank Marshall Davis, who got so much ink in Dreams from My Father, made no appearance in Michelle Obama’s Becoming and is missing from Believer, by “Obama’s Narrator” David Axelrod, and The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House, by Iran deal promoter Ben Rhodes. Frank is also absent from A Promised Land, which makes only a single reference to the Dreams book. Meanwhile, the influence of Frank Marshall Davis is more evident than ever.
The Communist Party USA believed that blacks were not real Americans and pushed for a Soviet-controlled black nation in the south. That concept is making a comeback through Black Lives Matter, the Marxist militia championed by the composite character president. He pulls the strings for Joe Biden, who allows U.S. embassies around the world to fly Black Lives Matter flags and banners. In effect, the views of the Communist Frank Marshall Davis are now official policy.
This is what happens when a composite character, whose autobiography is a novel, becomes the most powerful man in the world. This is what happens when a composite character president picks his successor and deploys the FBI, DOJ and intelligence community to support her and attack her opponent. This is what happens when a composite character continues to advance his one-party “promised land” through the addled Joe Biden and his leftist junta.
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