Obama did not simply happen to encounter a lot of people on the far left fringe during his life. As he spells out in his book, he actively sought out such people. There is no hint of the slightest curiosity on his part about other visions of...
I went to a grammar-school play in Antigua a few years ago. (I was the editor of the local daily.) The kids got dressed up in what they thought were the outfits of Spanish soldiers and portrayed a raid on an African village, scooping up the helpless blacks and dragging them into slavery. I pointed out in an editorial that no white soldier or any other European could venture any more than a couple of hundred yards from shore on pain of certain death, and that the slaves were delivered to the seaside dock (lockups) by Africans to be sold to the slavers (who were probably not Spanish anyway). This did not sit well with my Caribbean readers, who had been taught a far different tale. Sigh.
After reading Barack Obama's book "Dreams from My Father," it became painfully clear that he has not been searching for the truth, because he assumed from an early age that he had already found the truth -- and now it was just a question of filling in the details and deciding how to change things.
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