Ideas Have Consequences: The Roots of Obama’s Problem with Big Business
President D’Souza shows growing influence of The King’s College with Forbes cover story
NEW YORK, September 10, 2010—The newly installed president of The King’s College, Dinesh D’Souza, published “How Obama Thinks” in the September 27 edition of Forbes magazine. The article, based on the book he will release on October 4, explores the motivations for President Barack Obama’s policy decisions.
“Theories abound to explain the President's goals and action,” he wrote. These include the notion that Obama might be a Marxist, or a European-style socialist, or simply "clueless about business."
D'Souza posits a new theory--that Obama's policies are actually a result of his father's anticolonial beliefs. Having been raised in Mumbai, India, shortly after the nation became free from British rule, D'Souza knows these beliefs well. He defines anticolonialism as “the doctrine that rich countries of the West got rich by invading, occupying and looting poor countries of Asia, Africa and South America.”
“[I]n the anticolonial view,” he wrote, “America is now the rogue elephant that subjugates and tramples the people of the world.”
By exploring the President’s stances on such issues as oil, banking, and foreign policy, D’Souza shows that the roots of Obama’s policies actually come from his father, Barack Obama, Sr., who was a champion of the anticolonial cause.
This view of colonial nations played a large role in the elder Obama’s thinking and seemingly affected the current President’s views on all matters of public policy. As D’Souza wrote:
“It may seem incredible to suggest that the anticolonial ideology of Barack Obama Sr. is espoused by his son, the President of the United States. That is what I am saying. From a very young age and through his formative years, Obama learned to see America as a force for global domination and destruction. He came to view America's military as an instrument of neocolonial occupation. He adopted his father's position that capitalism and free markets are code words for economic plunder. Obama grew to perceive the rich as an oppressive class, a kind of neocolonial power within America. In his worldview, profits are a measure of how effectively you have ripped off the rest of society, and America's power in the world is a measure of how selfishly it consumes the globe's resources and how ruthlessly it bullies and dominates the rest of the planet.”
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