Saturday, February 16, 2008

Obama: 'I Chose My Friends Carefully... The Marxist Professors and Structural Feminists'

We picked up a paperbound copy of Barack Obama's DREAMS FROM MY FATHER:A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE.The book was #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.It's odd that it doesn't have an index.Anyway,Barack Obama talks of his time at Occidental College in California.Here's a quote from pages 100 and 101:
To avoid being mistaken for a sellout,I chose my friends carefully.The more politically active black students.The foreign students.The Chicanos.The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets.At night,in the dorms,we discussed neocolonialism,Franz Fanon,Eurocentrism,and patriarchy.When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake,we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling constraints.We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure.We were alienated.
It appears Senator Obama's writings are going to be looked at.Is this just youthful Marxism? For a look at Obama's socialist relationships after college,click on this link.Here's a video of Obama endorsing socialist Bernie Sanders for Senate.I guess some people don't give up their enthusiasm for Marxism long after leaving college.