Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Anti-Colonial Viper


In case you haven't seen it yet -- and if you have, your neighbors probably already know it from the sound of you hitting yourself repeatedly in the head with a phone book -- conservative "intellectual" Dinesh D'Souza penned a hilarious bit of crackpottery for the most recent issue of Forbes magazine. In a cover story called "How Obama Thinks," D'Souza manages to trot out every tired and disgraceful conspiracy theory ever proffered about Obama while still pretending to reach the kind of revelatory conclusion tailor-made to be debated ad nauseam by Fox News Roundtables over the next few weeks.

D'Souza's supposed goal is to try to get to the bottom of that strange and mythical creature known as Barack Obama, an endlessly frustrating specter which seems to stymie any and all attempts to understand it. For those not paying attention, this has been a right-wing obsession since about ten minutes after Obama won the election in 2008: the attempt to make sense of how someone like Barack Obama could suddenly and inexplicably be the president of "our America." Well, thank God D'Souza's on the case, because only someone with his keen insight could reach the conclusion he has; the elusive answer to why Obama continues to make all these decisions "our America" is so angrily opposed to while being so oblivious to his own unpopularity; why he just doesn't get us.

It's because he's a "Kenyan anti-colonialist."

Yes, all of 14 words into the piece's lede, D'Souza and his editor at Forbes suggest that the answer to Barack Obama's obstinacy to the ideals of mom, apple pie and NASCAR can be found in his "roots." What follows is, by any standard, an incomprehensible mess of an article. I've never thought Dinesh D'Souza to be a genius, but he generally makes some attempt to get his facts straight -- or at the very least keep his arguments consistent. Not this time. He wants us to believe that there's some sort of genetic predisposition in the president to being un-American, handed down by his Kenyan father -- who left Barack Obama when he was two-years-old, by the way, and whom he saw only once thereafter. If you believe D'Souza, Obama is like Tarzan, fighting the imperialist interlopers riding on the back of an elephant -- not accepting that the U.S. has every right to do with the globe as it sees fit because of a cultural bias that's ingrained in his DNA.

Does any of this sound familiar?

I've always said that the irrational animosity and outrage directed at Barack Obama goes much, much deeper than simply the color of his skin. Sure, there are racist assholes within the Tea Party movement, but that doesn't explain the overwhelming sense of dread that a small but vocal portion of this country just can't seem to shake knowing Obama is in the White House. It's true that Obama has made some unpopular decisions, but most are unforgivable only to a very select portion of the electorate -- and that's the portion that D'Souza is attempting to speak for, the people whose wounds he hopes to salve and whose inconsolable vitriol he seeks to justify by putting the blame for their fury squarely on Obama's shoulders. Try this on for size instead: Maybe there's nothing especially wrong with Barack Obama and there's everything wrong with the way the Tea Party dingbats choose to see him. For them, Obama represents the final crushing blow to the dream that was their America. Hence the constant, shrill cries of "we want our country back."

All D'Souza's doing is recycling the most outlandish of the right's Manchurian President ghost stories and slapping a shiny new coat of pseudo-intellectual paint on it. He's completely full of shit in advancing yet another theory that casts Obama as not "one of us" -- an especially offensive implication given that D'Souza himself was born in India and lived there for the first 17 years of his life -- and doing it via a generally respectable magazine like Forbes, which he's now turned into nothing more than a soapbox from which to spout his exhausting right-wing superiority fantasies.

Conservative columnist Kathleen Parker -- who's proven time and time again that she's mercifully free of the stunted argumentative tactics of an ideologue -- may have summed up D'Souza's piece best when she said that it could represent the official jump-the-shark moment when it comes to even the rational right's derangement over Obama. She rightly claims that, at this point, all that's left is for somebody to call Obama a pod person who's preparing America for a coming extraterrestrial invasion.

And you know what?

There are plenty of people out there who'd believe that.

16 comments:

hollygirl78 said...

Thank you, Chez. I heard about this but hadn't had the time to read the piece myself. I likely will when I find time but now I don't *have* to -- you insightfully and with your usual entertaining flair have nicely placed it in context for me.

Mozglubov said...

"I've never thought Dinesh D'Souza to be a genius, but he generally makes some attempt to get his facts straight"

Generally, I agree with your assessments of people, but I don't know what evidence you have for Dinesh D'Souza to be straight with his facts. Every encounter I have had with his commentary has been flagrantly loose with reality.

Bill Orvis White said...

Both Newt and Dinesh are 100 percent correct. In the Islamist world, it’s the father’s seed that dictates the son’s character, behaviors and actions. With Hussein Obama, it is he who inherited his father’s anti-colonialist/pro-Kenyan views.

If any journalist out there bothered to find the truth, he would discover that this is normal in Kenya where Hussein Obama was born in the early 1960s.

Anti-colonialist/pro-Kenyan views were always taught in Kenya’s madrassahs (schools) in which Hussein Obama attended and then transferred over to in Indonesia.

Many accounts say that Hussein Obama’s father left him early, but true research reveals that his father was in his life as well as scores of Socialist, Communist and Marxist professors and mentors. Some of these mentors were known terrorists. Take for instance Mohammed Aktar Abdul Malik, a French-Polynesian homosexual, Communist teacher who taught over a million children in the main madrassah (where Lil Hussein really went to school) during his time in Indonesia from 1935-1983. Malik hatched a plan with Lil Hussein to one day blend into the evil West. Lil Hussein, Malik and a man by the name of Aquir Lehasha Mokhtar, one of the first al-Qaeda leaders under Usama bin Laden, raised money through several blind terror organizations to fund Lil Hussein's 30-year-plan which started with moving to Chicago and entering the Socialist schools and finally, the evil Democrat machine there. We all know the rest of the story from there. The problem is that now we have a plant at the head of our government and mark my words, the jihadist revolt will reach our shores very soon.

It’s about time that someone like Dinesh touched on this all-important fact. I look forward to the full book on this subject and perhaps, the American people will wake up and see how they were duped by Hussein Obama and his supporters.

More importantly, this is damning information that needs to be leveled against this “man” and “his” installed administration. This is what We The People mean when we say that we are taking our country back.

Amen,
Bill

Bill Orvis White said...

Both Newt and Dinesh are 100 percent correct. In the Islamist world, it’s the father’s seed that dictates the son’s character, behaviors and actions. With Hussein Obama, it is he who inherited his father’s anti-colonialist/pro-Kenyan views.

If any journalist out there bothered to find the truth, he would discover that this is normal in Kenya where Hussein Obama was born in the early 1960s.

Anti-colonialist/pro-Kenyan views were always taught in Kenya’s madrassahs (schools) in which Hussein Obama attended and then transferred over to in Indonesia.

Many accounts say that Hussein Obama’s father left him early, but true research reveals that his father was in his life as well as scores of Socialist, Communist and Marxist professors and mentors. Some of these mentors were known terrorists. Take for instance Mohammed Aktar Abdul Malik, a French-Polynesian homosexual, Communist teacher who taught over a million children in the main madrassah (where Lil Hussein really went to school) during his time in Indonesia from 1935-1983. Malik hatched a plan with Lil Hussein to one day blend into the evil West. Lil Hussein, Malik and a man by the name of Aquir Lehasha Mokhtar, one of the first al-Qaeda leaders under Usama bin Laden, raised money through several blind terror organizations to fund Lil Hussein's 30-year-plan which started with moving to Chicago and entering the Socialist schools and finally, the evil Democrat machine there. We all know the rest of the story from there. The problem is that now we have a plant at the head of our government and mark my words, the jihadist revolt will reach our shores very soon.

It’s about time that someone like Dinesh touched on this all-important fact. I look forward to the full book on this subject and perhaps, the American people will wake up and see how they were duped by Hussein Obama and his supporters.

More importantly, this is damning information that needs to be leveled against this “man” and “his” installed administration. This is what We The People mean when we say that we are taking our country back.

Amen,
Bill

Bill Orvis White said...

Both Newt and Dinesh are 100 percent correct. In the Islamist world, it’s the father’s seed that dictates the son’s character, behaviors and actions. With Hussein Obama, it is he who inherited his father’s anti-colonialist/pro-Kenyan views.

If any journalist out there bothered to find the truth, he would discover that this is normal in Kenya where Hussein Obama was born in the early 1960s.

Anti-colonialist/pro-Kenyan views were always taught in Kenya’s madrassahs (schools) in which Hussein Obama attended and then transferred over to in Indonesia.

Many accounts say that Hussein Obama’s father left him early, but true research reveals that his father was in his life as well as scores of Socialist, Communist and Marxist professors and mentors. Some of these mentors were known terrorists. Take for instance Mohammed Aktar Abdul Malik, a French-Polynesian homosexual, Communist teacher who taught over a million children in the main madrassah (where Lil Hussein really went to school) during his time in Indonesia from 1935-1983. Malik hatched a plan with Lil Hussein to one day blend into the evil West. Lil Hussein, Malik and a man by the name of Aquir Lehasha Mokhtar, one of the first al-Qaeda leaders under Usama bin Laden, raised money through several blind terror organizations to fund Lil Hussein's 30-year-plan which started with moving to Chicago and entering the Socialist schools and finally, the evil Democrat machine there. We all know the rest of the story from there. The problem is that now we have a plant at the head of our government and mark my words, the jihadist revolt will reach our shores very soon.

It’s about time that someone like Dinesh touched on this all-important fact. I look forward to the full book on this subject and perhaps, the American people will wake up and see how they were duped by Hussein Obama and his supporters.

Amen,
Bill

Chez said...

I just thought it would be entertaining to let everyone in on "Bill Orvis White's" quixotic battle with the comment link.

Moz, I get your point -- I think at this point it's all relative. D'Souza can certainly strain my credulity, but he's not batshit crazy.

Anonymous said...

I understand where Bill's coming from, but I don't agree with him totally. I think after B. Hussein O(s)ama moved to America, he could see how our system of government worked better then those in South Africa and the Iraq, and thus "changed his ways" (though some things like healthcare he never got the full grasp on). His roots scare me, and I don't think he should be in office (morally or legally[Kenyan Birth]), but I think some people in the Tea Party are just riding the train to get a republican back in office.

Chez said...

And thus the brilliance of "Bill White." He serves as a reminder that even though he's a completely fictional character, there are plenty of very real people out there who believe the things he does.

Congrats, Anonymous.

Bill Orvis White said...

Sorry Chez, your comment box wasn't big enough for my comments. That's what she said.

Peter L. Winkler said...

"conservative intellectual" = oxymoron, especially when exemplified by someone like D'Souza.

Anonymous said...

really... i hope the republicans DO regain power. in the long run it would be better for the US to become a third world power sooner than later.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't eugenics disproved?

Benoît from Ottawa said...

The referenced piece, of which I read a few pages, wouldn't score very high in either high school or college.

Prophet of Ra said...

Chez, I'm not so sure "anonymous" was being serious. They quoted Miss South Carolina... I hope they weren't being serious.

Eric said...

The referenced piece, of which I read a few pages, wouldn't score very high in either high school or college.

And yet he gets paid for that horseshit. I clearly made bad choices when I was in my early 20s, and am living life wrong.

Izar Talon said...

Ok, so this radical Islamic school had Communist Atheist teachers? Really?