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March 8, 2012

Tracking Teh Crazie - WND On That Breitbart-Obama Video

Read teh crazie here:
Video footage of President Obama during his college years at Harvard University was intentionally suppressed by news media and academia during the 2008 presidential campaign in order to hide Obama’s connections with radical leftists, according to the editors of Breitbart.com, the website of late conservative activist Andrew Breitbart.

Tapes of Obama at Harvard in 1991 have now been posted online and aired on the Fox News Channel, and they show then–student Obama speaking warmly on behalf of a leftist professor, Derrick Bell.

“Open up your hearts and your minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell,” Obama says during his speech before hugging him.

The embrace between the pair had been edited out of a video that was released earlier in the day by Buzzfeed. (Video of the embrace can be seen here.)

“This is just the beginning. And this video is a smoking gun showing that Barack Obama not only associated with radicals, he was their advocate,” said Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro.

Referring to Professor Bell, Shapiro explained, “This is a close associate of [controversial Obama Rev.] Jeremiah Wright, a man who was quoted by Jeremiah Wright regularly. This is a man who posited that the civil rights movement was too moderate because it accepted the status quo, and believed that the entire legal and constitutional system had to be transformed in radical fashion. This is a man so extreme that, as we’ve reported, he wrote a story in 1993 in which he posited that white Americans would sell black Americans into slavery to aliens to relieve the national debt, and that Jews would go along with it.”
Selling black Americans to aliens to relieve the national debt?? What the heck is that all about?  Once you see the details and how WND/Breitbart is manipulating them, you'll see how empty this story is.

Turns out it's a short story from a book (from 1992, not 1993) titled "Faces At The Bottom Of The Well".  From the NYTimes Book Review:
These are fables with footnotes as well as irony: Jonathan Swift come to law school. Harvard figures prominently, as does the Supreme Court; most of the stories began as seminar teaching tools to prod students to re-examine old assumptions.
Ah...fables with footnotes.  The review has more:
ONE of the most effective fables, and by far the most chilling, is the tale of the Space Traders -- creatures from another planet who offer the United States the solution to all its economic and environmental ills in exchange for one thing: its black population, which would be carried off to an unknown fate in outer space. The story becomes a canvas for Mr. Bell's portraits of the wise, foolish, weak, strong and venal characters of both races who respond to this challenge to the national soul. That the outcome is predictable makes it no less heartbreaking.
Yea, he's radical because he used a fable to make a point.  And Jonathan Swift actually advocated eating Irish babies.

That's the smoking gun: In 1991 (before Bell advocated that Amur'ka sell the blacks to the aliens to pay off the guv'ment debt) Barack Obama hugged Derrick Bell.

If that weren't enough of teh crazie for you, there's this from WND:
There’s been a solid argument made that Ayers ghost-wrote Obama’s highly acclaimed memoir, “Dreams from My Father.”
Solid only in crazie-land.


Heir to the Throne said...

A hug means nothing.

"Why hasn't anyone one found footage of George W. Bush hugging Ken Lay? Huh? How come? You gotta know it's out there somewhere. But no one has found it. That's why we keep losing and they keep winning. Republicans are just meaner than we are. They are better at that kind of stuff."

EdHeath said...

You know, I would have voted for a Powell/Hegel ticket in '08 against Hillary, Barack, Jon or Joe (Biden). A Powell administration, under the "Only Nixon could go to China" theory, could have encouraged Congress to pass a bigger stimulus (and only the most extreme Republicans would have voted against it, along with the most extreme Democrats) than the Stimulus under Obama. The Powell administration could have called for a stronger Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, for Glass-Steagall to be reinstated, it could have ended the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, it could have closed Guantanemo, it wouldn't be killing American citizens and others classified as terrorists with out due process, it wouldn't be prosecuting whistle blowers.

Of course, Obama has not pushed for economic recovery as much as he should, Obama has brought in economic advisers from Wall Street and he has waged cruel war ... sorry, got caught up in a movie ... He has ordered and had done the execution of at least one (suspected terrorist) American citizen without due process as well as allowing (not stopping) drone attacks on terrorists followed by drone attacks on the funerals of said terrorists.

What's funny is that the right (people such as HTTT) are entirely silent about the things I just said. Instead, they argue from a fantasy parallel universe where Obama is some kind of Stalin - a socialist who is actually a dictator. I guess they seriously think American voters are so stupid they will vote for one of the clown car crew: MittRickNewtRon. Since the clown car crew embraces the fantasy world of the Tea Party, they make it clear to American voters that to vote for one of them is to agree the only way to fix the country is to lower taxes on the rich and raise them for the poor (while canceling foot stamps, the earned income credit, unemployment, head start, student loan programs and any money given to animal shelters).

HTTT thinks that because James Carville once said something about George W Bush hugging Ken Lay, the unemployed and homeless need to round up, putting in concentration camps and gassed.