Why did Obama snub the big French free-speech rally following the Muslim terrorist attack on a satirical Paris newspaper and a kosher grocery?
Paul Sperry, writing in Investor’s Business Daily, suggests the key lies in Obama’s extreme anti-colonialism.
This was theme Dinesh D’Souza explored frequently in his 2010 book, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage.”
Both writers point out how much Obama was influenced by Frantz Fanon, a Martinique-born psychiatrist who fought for the independence of Algeria from French control and wrote about his anti-colonial beliefs.
Obama even mentions Fanon’s influence in his first autobiography.
“If Fanon were alive today,” Sperry writes, “he’d take solace in the Muslim terror siege of France. He’d also be proud of his Oval Office admirer’s boycott of the French government’s protest march.”
He points out that when Obama took office he packed a bust of Winston Churchill and shipped it back to England, which many at the time suggested was another show of anti-colonialism. Obama’s father was a harsh critical of English colonial rule over his home country of Kenya.
“What really motivates Barack Obama is an inherited rage — an often masked, but profound rage that comes from his African father; an anticolonialist rage against Western dominance, and most especially against the wealth and power of the very nation Barack Obama now leads,” D’Souza writes. “It is this rage that explains the previously inexplicable, and that gives us a startling look at what might lie ahead.”
Sperry suggests Obama’s anti-colonialist sympathies help explain his French boycott, as well as his antipathy Israel, his appeasement of Castro and his bugging out of Iraq, Afghanistan and, pretty much, the war on terror itself.