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05 October 2009

Evidence that Dreams from My Father was ghostwritten?

Jack Cashill recently wrote an article at American Thinker that reviews some evidence that Obama did not write the supposed 1995 autobiography Dreams from My Father.  It is not a big deal if a politician receives help in writing his autobiography, if he does not pretend he wrote it by himself and if the story is true.  There is reason to believe Obama fails the truth test on both issues.  This is hardly surprising, since his general relationship with reality is one in which he recreates it in the nature of his wishes.  Or is it in the nature of his dreams from his father?

Obama told students and teachers in Virginia last year:  "I've written two books.  I actually wrote them myself."

Christopher Andersen's generally favorable book Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage says that Obama struggled for four years to write his book and then upon Michelle's advice sought help from that guy he barely knows, his neighbor Bill Ayers.  Ayers, our violent Weatherman radical turned benign education specialist, had written a book called To Teach, which Barack and Michelle both liked.  Obama turned his partial manuscript, many taped interviews of his family, and notes over to Bill Ayers, who produced the manuscript he turned in to Times Book.

Jack Cashill says he had already concluded that the book was ghostwritten by Bill Ayers through a study of the text.  He claims that Ayers added his own "darker sentiments and experiences."  He also created a story about Obama having a one-year relationship with a rich, green-eyed lovely that seemed to be based upon Ayer's relationship with the late terrorist Weatherwoman Diana Oughton.  Andersen says that Obama's closest friend and roommate at the time, Siddiqi, had no knowledge of such an affair or such a person.  How interesting that Obama even borrows love affairs from the man he barely knows, Bill Ayers.

From the standpoint of those who love the freedom to exercise their own choices that the free markets of the capitalist system provide us, it is interesting to note that both Obama and Ayers have used the phrase "behind enemy lines" to describe their relationship with capitalist America.


Chris Brown said...

I'm loving the fact he got picked up godbless..

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. said...

Thanks Chris.