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article imageKengor 'exposes' Frank Marshall Davis, 'Obama's communist mentor'

By JohnThomas Didymus     Jul 14, 2012 in Politics
A book by Paul Kengor, PhD, titled "The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor," will be released July 17. The book introduces "the world to Frank Marshall Davis – member of the Communist Party, and Obama’s mentor
Kengor, in an article published in the American Family News Network's One News Now, lists the "stunning commonalities in Davis's thinking, the communist propaganda network and President Obama's thinking and work." He argues that the revelations in his book are very relevant in the light of the recent Supreme Court's decision on Obamacare. Kengor prepares the reader for the argument that Davis, a communist, was the inspiration behind Obama's healthcare reforms.
He debunks what he claims are attempts by "liberal Obama biographers" to portray Davis as an innocent victim of McCarthyism. He says that rather, it was the anti-communist Democrats who pursued Davis because Davis targeted Democratic President Harry Truman who was opposing Stalin. According to Kengor: "Davis's pro-Soviet/communist activities were first flagged in a 1944 report by the Democrat-run House Committee on Un-American Activities. When he was finally called to Washington to testify for those activities, it was by the Democrat-run Senate Judiciary Committee. It was the Democratic Senate that, in a 1957 report (tellingly) titled 'Scope of Soviet Activity in the United States,' stated categorically that Davis was 'an identified member of the Communist Party.'"
Frank Marshall Davis (1905-1987) mentored Barack Obama in Hawaii in the 1970s. He was a devoted communist, "pro-Soviet, pro-Stalin, pro-Mao..." Kengor reveals that Davis's Communist Party number was 47544 and that he "did terrible, blatant propaganda work" for the international communist movement. Kengor tells us in an article published in the American Thinker that Frank Marshall Davis was introduced to Obama by his grandfather Stanley Dunham in the 1970s, and that he did so for the purpose of mentoring.
According to Kengor, liberal journalists deliberately avoid mentioning Davis in their Obama biographies. Kengor says that even when Obama himself acknowledges Davis ("the latest skeleton his closet"), liberal journalists "do back-flips to avoid him."
Kengor cites as example, David Maraniss in his recent biography in which he mentions Davis in only eight pages out of 641. He accuses Maraniss of "understating" the facts about Davis and his relationship with Obama. Maraniss introduces Davis on page 270 of his book as a "black journalist, poet, civil right activist, political leftist, jazz expert, and self-described 'confirmed non-conformist' who wore a gold earring in his pierced right ear and had been under surveillance by the Honolulu bureau of the FBI because of his associations with the Communist Party."
Kengor accuses Maraniss of understating and ignoring Davis's communist work. He says "Davis, after all, didn't merely have CPUSA associations, but was an actual party member. More than that, he did outrageous pro-Soviet, pro-Stalin propaganda work, and he utterly demonized icons ranging from Harry Truman and George Marshall to Winston Churchill."
Kengor quotes Maraniss describing Davis as "one of the most colorful figures in Honolulu" who allowed Obama to "accentuate his journey toward blackness."
Davis's "terrible, blatant propaganda work" and Obamacare
Kengor says he publishes "rare declassified FBI and Soviet archival documents on Davis and his work," and columns written by Davis for Communist Party newspapers in the 1940s and 1950s.
According to Kengor, Davis wrote a piece in July 21, 1955 in which he called for taxpayer funding of universal health care. The column was published in the Honolulu Record, the Communist Party publication for Hawaii. Davis, according to Kengor, said he wanted to "see tax dollars go to insure health care for everybody."
According to Kengor: "I first read that column over a year ago. Given Davis's linking of 'tax' dollars to universal health care, and Chief Justice John Roberts and the Supreme Court doing the same in their historic decision, that column suddenly has new meaning (and irony) for me."
Kengor tells us that before Davis began writing "communist propaganda" for the Honolulu Record, he had been a columnist and founding editor-in-chief for the Chicago Star (1946-48), a Communist Party publication for Chicago, known locally as the "Red Star." At the "Red Star" Davis worked with other columnists including Senator Claude "Red" Pepper of Florida, who, according to Kengor, sponsored a failed 1947 bill to socialize medicine in the United States.
Kengor tells us the bill was written by Pepper's chief of staff, Charles Kramer.
Kramer, according to Kengor, was born Charles Krivitsky. Kengor alleges that Kramer was an official Soviet agent with the KGB codename "Mole." According to Kengor, J. Edgar Hoover wrote a letter to President Truman warning about Kramer.
Davis's influence on Obama
Maraniss in his book reports that the Obama family's first contact with Davis was through Stanley Dunham's brother Ralph Dunham, who met Davis when he was in Honolulu on a working vacation for the U.S. Office of Education. But according to Kengor, Maraniss unfortunately does not elaborate nor cite his source. Maraniss gives another vital information without citing his source: "Obama later estimated that he saw Davis 'ten to fifteen times' during the years in Hawaii." Kengor tells us that 10 to 15 times was a "good number of times" when one considers the "nature and duration of these one-on-one meetings -- often long late-night evenings together." Kengor speculates: "I bet the number of Obama-Davis meetings is actually greater still, given that Obama would be expected to understate Davis's influence."
Kengor admits that his book only speculates on the specific areas of "politics and policy where Davis might have influenced Obama, from redistribution of wealth to nationalizing health care to General Motors (plus much more)."
And what more evidence do we need of Davis's immense influence on Obama besides the information confirmed by Maraniss that Davis was "a subject of some of his [Obama's] teenage poetry."
According to Kengor, Obama in 1981, at Occidental College, published a poem called "Pop." Kengor denies Rebecca Mead's argument in The New Yorker that "Pop" was Obama's grandfather, Stan. He claims that "'Pop' was clearly Frank Marshall Davis," and declares that the fact that "Pop" was Davis "indicates not merely Davis's mentorship but his deep, abiding influence on Obama's life." Kengor says Maraniss also admits that "Pop" was Davis. Maraniss adds a detail to the emerging picture of the sinister communist influence on Obama: "The younger hippies who lived around Davis and acquaintances in the bars on Smith Street often called him Pop or Pops."
According to Maraniss, Obama wrote other poetry about his mentor, one of which probably was a piece titled "An Old Man," written by Obama for the Punahou Bulletin, his high school alumni magazine.
Kengor indicts Maraniss of "failure to deal with Obama's politically radical past " in spite of the "noteworthy new material he provided." He concluds: "In this, unfortunately, Maraniss is not alone. He is yet another liberal Obama biographer who has left the vetting to us conservatives -- so we can be attacked as Neanderthal McCarthyites, or worse."
"Dreams From My Real Father"
Obama's purported reference to Davis as "Pop" of course opens up new avenues of speculation, such as Davis was Obama's real biological father, as suggested in a recently released documentary "Dreams From My Real Father." The Blaze refers to the "more outrageous aspects of Frank Marshall Davis’ life, such as his self-admitted penchant for perverse sexual escapades as well as for taking photos of naked women (including of Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother)."
But even if Davis was not the "Real Father" of Obama, in the biological sense, the theory that Kengor pursues in his book is that Davis was at least his "spiritual father." The Blaze expresses this perspective: "At the end of the day, according to Kengor, mentors matter – and in no small amount... Ronald Reagan and Hillary Clinton’s role models were extremely influential in each of their lives, respectively. In fact, typically the first task of any biographer is to examine the mentors of the subject he or she is writing about. Oddly, when it comes to our current president, left-wing biographers have somehow avoided this topic altogether."
The Kengor Communist takeover conspiracy theory
Kengor tells us that although Davis and his colleagues at the "Red Star" called themselves the "Progressives," they were "hardcore communists trying to advance Marxism, with a government takeover of health care as a crucial step."
Kengor now proceeds to weave a conspiracy theory linking Davis, through Obama, with the recent US Supreme Court decision that Obama administration's healthcare is "constitutional."
According to Kengor, Davis was willing to declare "certain policies 'constitutional' even when they clearly were not." He says that Frank Marshall Davis is "no doubt smiling from his grave" after the recent Supreme Court decision on Obama administration's health care reform. According to Kengor, Obama has "at long last fulfilled the dreams" of his communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, by imposing, "government-controlled 'universal health care,' sanctified by the Supreme Court as 'constitutional,' and declared a 'tax.'"
From Kengor's perspective, it is "eerie and chilling" that Justice John Roberts has fulfilled the ambitions of a KGB agent and the Communist Party USA.
Now that the Communist Party has fulfilled the dream of imposing "socialized healthcare" on Americans, we wait to be told by Kengor and his cronies the next step in the grand communist conspiracy against the USA.
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