The passage itself isn’t exactly free from controversial material. In it, Obama described how his worldview as a teenager held that “any distinction between good and bad whites held negligible meaning,” inasmuch as they were all racist.
He also equates calling someone who held this worldview “paranoid” equivalent to calling him the n-word.
Frank Marshall Davis, of course, was a former member of the Communist Party USA who managed to earn a 600-page dossier of his activities from the FBI as well as a place on the bureau’s “security index,” essentially meaning he could have been arrested at any time.
Marshall’s poetry included one lovely passage where he called Jesus the n-word, as well. (H/T Red Flag News)
While Obama’s managed to keep his association with Frank Marshall Davis out of the spotlight for long enough to earn himself both election and re-election, one wonders how many Americans would have voted for Obama if this had been public knowledge in 2008.
Of course, this all was public knowledge, if you knew where to look. The media certainly did, but didn’t bother to inform us.
We’re all paying the price now.
Here’s the full video of Obama’s speech: