John Drew: Meeting Young Barack Obama, Marxist Revolutionary

My first meeting with young Barack Obama raised strong feelings and left me with a positive first impression. At the time, I felt I’d persuaded a young man anticipating a Marxist-Leninist revolution to appreciate the more practical alternative of conventional politics as a channel for his socialist views.

~ John Drew

By Gary P Jackson

This is a fascinating read from John Drew:

I met Obama in December of 1980, a couple of days after Christmas, in Portola Valley — a small town near Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. I was a 23 year old second-year graduate student in Cornell’s Government Department, and had flown to California to visit a 21 year old girlfriend, Caroline Boss. Boss was a senior at Occidental College, where she had taken a class in the fall of 1980 with political theorist Roger Boesche. She met and befriended Obama in that class.

I had been an angry Marxist revolutionary during my undergraduate career at Occidental College. During my hyperactive sophomore year, in the fall of 1976, I founded the Marxist-Socialist group on campus and named it the Political Awareness Fellowship. As I recall, I developed this innocuous sounding name because there were so few students on campus as radical as I, and I was fearful of turning off moderate students who might be willing to learn more about Marxist theory.

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Whatever impact our encounter might have had on him, I know something about what Barack Obama believed in 1980. At that time, the future president was a doctrinaire Marxist revolutionary, although perhaps — for the first time — considering conventional politics as a more practical road to socialism. Knowing this, I think I have a responsibility to place on the public record my account of this incident from our president’s past.

It’s a rather long accounting of Drew’s interaction with young Obama, the Marxist revolutionary, but a must read none the less. Check out the rest here.

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist and a blogger at David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog . Dr. Drew earned his Ph.D. from Cornell and has taught political science and economics at Williams College.

If you want an example of how Obama and others have used their radical Marxism, once in power, look here.



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9 responses to “John Drew: Meeting Young Barack Obama, Marxist Revolutionary

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  2. Wacko Jack

    If Dr. Drew is so definite about the upbringing and desire of our President, why is he waiting until the President is half way through his first attempt at transforming this country, instead of attempting to inform the voters when the presidential election was in full swing.

  3. Trust me. I tried to get my story into the mainstream media in 2008. I left e-mails for Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly. I posted all about young Obama’s Marxist ideology at the NYT The Caucus Blog Site. I tried contacting the Swift Boat people. I was tearing my hair out. The good news, however, is that after Ronald Kessler ran that first article on my story in Newsmax, the subsequent literature vindicated my position – especially David Remnick’s book, The Bridge. I think my take on young Obama’s Marxism will be more accessible to the voters in 2012. It has already been featured in four books since 2010.

    • Gary P

      Too many people still fail to realize what a radical Obama truly is. Even so called “smart people” don’t get that his mama and her parents were hard core communists, moving from Kansas to the Seattle area to be around other hard core communists. They don’t get that Frank Marshall Davis was so hard core the NAACP threw him out!

      How Obama ever got elected is beyond me. It’s more than just the media covering up for him, it’s the pure laziness of the electorate. Keep on hammering the point home. More people will listen now!!

    • I don’t doubt in the least that Obama is a thorough-going Marxist. I have read a fair bit of the Obama File on the Internet which has a 93 page section on Obama’s politics–all of which seem to be Marxist. In articles I write I refer to him as our Marxist-in-Chief and I think that’s a pretty fair assessment. Someone commented that the American electorate was lazy when it came to checking out Obama and they are right, but the electorate is lazy anymore about checking out anybody that runs for office and they most often refuse to listen to those who have checked the candidates out, so they get what they deserve. Unfortunately, those who did the homework and tried to warn them are forced to live with the results of their laziness.

      • Gary P

        When your mother and father are communists, and your mother’s parents are communists, chances are you grow up to be a communist.

        That’s where Obama comes from. Sadly, no one thought this was a bad deal in 2008 Or should I say, not enough thought it was a bad deal.

  4. Rick

    [Comments by this commenter do not meet the minimum standards set by our comment policy, and thus, will never be published] ~ Gary P Jackson, Editor and Publisher

    • Gary P Jackson

      Here’s a hint for ya Rick. Calling people Nazis, “teabaggers,” and other attacks are not welcomed here. Neither are you.

  5. When the truth is right there in front of our eyes, why do most people simply ignore it or DENY it? They want to believe the impossible. They admire the emperors new clothes, ignoring his nakedness! So, the (ignorant) people get the government they deserve, leaving the rest of us to deal with the aftermath. MANY of us tried to sound the alarm back in 2008 (AND in 2007) but we got no traction. The MSM was so enraptured and thrilled that they simply were not listening. Those who made the most noise were vilified (Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Breitbart, etc) and called fools and worse. We have kept up the constant pounding , repeating the basic truth, until, FINALLY, the media and some of those in high enough places to do something are starting to listen. Will it be enough to make a difference? Let’s all hope so. The truth WILL come out; but will it save our nation?

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