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Obama’s Mentor: Frank Marshall Davis

Frank Marshall Davis was a writer, poet, journalist, and Communist Party member. He was also a mentor for the young Barack Obama while he was in Hawaii. Obama writes of Mr. Davis in his book “Dreams From My Father” and refers to him only as “Frank.”

From Accuracy In Media

In Obama’s own book, Dreams From My Father. He writes about “a poet named Frank,” who visited them in Hawaii, read poetry, and was full of “hard-earned knowledge” and advice. Who was Frank? Obama only says that he had “some modest notoriety once,” was “a contemporary of Richard Wright and Langston Hughes during his years in Chicago…” but was now “pushing eighty.” He writes about “Frank and his old Black Power dashiki self” giving him advice before he left for Occidental College in 1979 at the age of 18.

Who was Frank Marshall Davis? From Discover The Networks:

Frank Marshall Davis (1905-1987) was a black poet and writer (he wrote for the Honolulu Record, a Communist newspaper), and a known member of the Soviet-controlled Communist Party USA (CPUSA).

Davis’ good friend Paul Robeson, who himself was a dedicated Stalinist, persuaded him in 1948 to move to Honoloulu, Hawaii. In 1950 Edward Berman, a member of the NAACP‘s Honolulu branch, testified to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) that Davis had “sneaked” into local NAACP meetings to “propagandize” the organization’s members about America’s “racial problems,” with “the avowed intent and purpose of converting it into a front for the Stalinist line.”

Davis was identified unequivocally as a CPUSA member in a 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii (CSALTH), which, along with HUAC, also charged that Davis was affiliated with a number of communist-front organizations. According to Max Friedman, a former undercover member of several Communist-controlled “anti-war” groups, Davis testified in 1956 before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and took the Fifth Amendment when asked about his Communist Party membership.

If you doubt his ties to the Communist Party, I have it in their own words. From the publication “People’s World” the propaganda arm of the CPUSA, an article titled “Rethinking the History and Future of the Communist Party” dated April 6, 2007 Not only ties Frank Marshall Davis to the Communist Party, but also to Obama.

The article states that, “This is the text of a speech delivered at the reception of the Communist Party USA archives at the Tamiment Library at New York University.” And in the final paragraph we find the connection.

In any case, deploring these convictions in Hawaii was an African-American poet and journalist by the name of  Frank Marshall Davis, who was certainly in the orbit of the CP – if not a member – and who was born in Kansas and spent a good deal of his adult life in Chicago, before decamping to Honolulu in 1948 at the suggestion of his good friend Paul Robeson. Eventually, he befriended another family – a Euro-American family – that had migrated to Honolulu from Kansas and a young woman from this family eventually had a child with a young student from Kenya East Africa who goes by the name of Barack Obama, who retracing the steps of Davis eventually decamped to Chicago. In his best selling memoir ‘Dreams of my Father’, the author speaks warmly of an older black poet, he identifies simply as ‘Frank’ as being a decisive influence in helping him to find his present identity as an African-American, a people who have been the least anticommunist and the most left-leaning of any constituency in this nation – though you would never know it from reading so-called left journals of opinion. At some point in the future, a teacher will add to her syllabus Barack’s memoir and instruct her students to read it alongside Frank Marshall Davis’ equally affecting memoir, ‘Living the Blues’ and when that day comes, I’m sure a future student will not only examine critically the Frankenstein monsters that US imperialism created in order to subdue Communist parties but will also be moved to come to this historic and wonderful archive in order to gain insight on what has befallen this complex and intriguing planet on which we reside.

Who are we to deny their claim that Frank Marshall Davis was a Communist and Mentor to Obama. Now let’s look at some of his work and how he influenced young Barack Obama. In one poem Mr. Davis praises the Red Army. From American Thinker:

One of Davis’ poems is titled, “To the Red Army”.  Its concluding stanzas read:

Smash on, victory-eating Red warriors!
Show the marveling multitudes
Americans, British, all your allied brothers
How strong you are
How great you are
How your young tree of new unity
Planted twenty-five years ago
Bears today the golden fruit of victory!
Drive on, oh mighty people’s juggernaut!
Hear in your winning ears
Shadow songs of your departed comrades
Telling you, “Be avengers and kill our killers
And when you have struck the last foe to the ground
Then drop their fascist dreams below hell!”

That looks like clear support to Communism and the Red Army to me. Here’s more on Mr. Davis and Obama from Discover The Networks:

Obama in his book (Dreams From My Father)  recounts how, just prior to heading off to Occidental College in 1979, he spent some time with “Frank and his old Black Power dashiki self.” Says Obama, “Frank” told him that college was merely “an advanced degree in compromise,” and cautioned him not to “start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that sh–.”

Davis also told Obama, “What I’m trying to tell you is you [white] grandma’s right to be scared…. She understands that black people have a reason to hate. That’s just how it is. For your sake, I wish it were otherwise. But it’s not. So you might as well get used to it.”

Davis penned many poems during his lifetime. One of them, titled “To the Red Army,” hailed the Soviet revolution and condemned the “rich industrialists” in Washington DC and London who allegedly wanted Hitler and the Nazis to “wipe Communism from the globe.”

Davis also wrote poems deriding traditional Christianity. In some of these compositions, Davis called Christ “a Dixie Nigger” who was nothing more than “another New White Hope”; he derided Christians as hypocrites “who buy righteousness like groceries”; and he spoke of Africans being killed with a “Christian gun” by missionaries following “the religion of Sweet Jesus,” rather than by a spear.

Another Davis poem, “Peace Quiz for America,” includes the following lines:

Uncle Sam, Uncle Sam
Why did you send me against Axis foes
In the death-kissed foxholes
Of New Guinea and Europe
Without shielding my back
From the sniping Dixie lynchers
In the jungles of Texas and Florida?

You can see how the teachings of Frank Marshall Davis affected the personality of young Barack Obama. He writes in his books how when in college he sought out communists and radicals. You can also see why he felt so at home in Reverend Wright’s church which espouses communism and racism in pursuit of “Collective Salvation.”

Apparently Frank Marshall Davis and his wife also committed statuatory rape with a 13 year old girl in Hawaii named Anne, amongst other sexual appetites and deviances. He wrote about them in a book titled “Sex Rebel” under the name Bob Greene. From Telegraph.co.UK

It has also been established that Mr Davis, who divorced in 1970, was the author of a hard-core pornographic autobiography published in San Diego in 1968 by Greenleaf Classics under the pseudonym Bob Greene.

In a surviving portion of an autobiographical manuscript, Mr Davis confirms that he was the author of Sex Rebel: Black after a reader had noticed the “similarities in style and phraseology” between the pornographic work and his poetry.

“I could not then truthfully deny that this book, which came out in 1968 as a Greenleaf Classic, was mine.” In the introduction to Sex Rebel, Mr Davis (writing as Greene) explains that although he has “changed names and identities…all incidents I have described have been taken from actual experiences”.

He stated that “under certain circumstances I am bisexual” and that he was “ a voyeur and an exhibitionist” who was “occasionally mildly interested in sado-masochism”, adding: “I have often wished I had two penises to enjoy simultaneously the double – but different – sensations of oral and genital copulation.”

The book, which closely tracks Mr Davis’s life in Chicago and Hawaii and the fact that his first wife was black and his second white, describes in lurid detail a series of shockingly sordid sexual encounters, often involving group sex.

One chapter concerns the seduction by Mr Davis and his first wife of a 13-year-old girl called Anne. Mr Davis wrote that it was the girl who had suggested he had sex with her. “I’m not one to go in for Lolitas. Usually I’d rather not bed a babe under 20.

“But there are exceptions. I didn’t want to disappoint the trusting child. At her still-impressionistic age, a rejection might be traumatic, could even cripple her sexually for life.”

He then described how he and his wife would have sex with the girl. “Anne came up many times the next several weeks, her aunt thinking she was in good hands. Actually she was.

“She obtained a course in practical sex from experienced and considerate practitioners rather than from ignorant insensitive neophytes….I think we did her a favour, although the pleasure was mutual.”

On other occasions, Mr Davis would cruise in Hawaii parks looking for couples or female tourists to have sex with. He derived sexual gratification from bondage, simulated rape and being flogged and urinated on.

He boasted that “the number of white babes interested in at least one meeting with a Negro male has been far more than I can handle” and wished “America were as civilised as, say, Scandinavia”. He concluded: “I regret none of my experiences or unusual appetites; for me they are normal.”

Hattip to Bonzmarela :)

Theres no telling what under that lifestyle young Obama could have been exposed to, and I’ll leave it at that.

Obama’s Presidency is not his first attempt to “Redistribute Wealth” while a Senator, Barack Obama introduced a bill,  S.2433 – Global Poverty Act of 2007. Here’s the official summary:

Official Summary

4/24/2008–Reported to Senate amended. Global Poverty Act of 2007 – Directs the President, through the Secretary of State, to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the U.S. foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day. Requires the strategy to contain specific and measurable goals and to consist of specified components, including:
(1) continued investment or involvement in existing U.S. initiatives related to international poverty reduction and trade preference programs for developing countries;
(2) improving the effectiveness of development assistance and making available additional overall United States assistance levels as appropriate;
(3) enhancing and expanding debt relief as appropriate;
(4) mobilizing and leveraging the participation of businesses and public-private partnerships;
(5) coordinating the goal of poverty reduction with other internationally recognized Millennium Development Goals; and
(6) integrating principles of sustainable development and entrepreneurship into policies and programs. Sets forth specified reporting requirements. Directs the Secretary of State to designate a coordinator who will have primary responsibility for overseeing and drafting the reports, as well as responsibility for helping to implement recommendations contained in the reports. Defines specified terms

Full text of the bill available here.

Basically, under the bill, the United States would “spread the wealth around” in order to ease the poverty of the world. We would give billions and trillions to the poorest people of the world (many of which, in my opinion, are in Communist countries) who live on less than a dollar or two a day. In essence we would bankrupt the Federal Government in order to “Nanny State” the world.

This is a continuing theme from the Obama Administration, and we can trace it all the way back to his Communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis.

Find more on Obama’s inner circle in our Exposing Obama section.

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  2. Kaleokualoha says:

    “Discover the Networks” claims:

    Davis’ good friend Paul Robeson, who himself was a dedicated Stalinist, persuaded him in 1948 to move to Honoloulu, Hawaii. In 1950 Edward Berman, a member of the NAACP‘s Honolulu branch, testified to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) that Davis had “sneaked” into local NAACP meetings to “propagandize” the organization’s members about America’s “racial problems,” with “the avowed intent and purpose of converting it into a front for the Stalinist line.”

    This is more disinformation. Berman never made those claims about Davis. Please read Berman’s testimony as Exhibit 4A of http://www.usasurvival.org/docs/hawaii-obama.pdf

    Berman never testified that Davis sneaked into ANY meetings, nor did he claim that he attended with “the avowed intent and purpose of converting it into a front for the Stalinist line.”

    AIM published four different versions of Berman’s testimony:

    Fabricated Version #1 (“Obama’s Red Mentor Praised Red Army”): In this version, Berman criticized Davis for allegedly sneaking into NAACP meetings, while allegedly having the “avowed intent” of converting the same meetings.

    Fabricated Version #2 (“Obama Plays Reagan In Berlin, Al-Jazeera Journalist Funds Campaign”): Davis allegedly tries to take over meetings instead of sneaking into them.

    Fabricated Version #3 (“Return of the Dupes and the Anti-Anti-Communists”): Roy Wilkins supposedly criticized Davis directly when he “rightly noted of Davis and his comrades: they would now destroy the local branch of the NAACP.”

    Fabricated Version #4 (“AP Lies About Obama’s Red Mentor”): In this account Davis tried to take over the NAACP itself!

    Obviously not all accounts can be true. Even without reviewing the testimony, it should be readily apparent to an objective observer that some must be misrepresentations. In fact, ALL are misrepresentations.

    “Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.” – Daniel Webster, American, Statesman Quotes

  3. Rushgurl says:

    Nicely stated Faith!

  4. Mark says:

    Either the CPUSA claimed “that Frank Marshall Davis was a Communist and Mentor to Obama, or those claims originated elsewhere. To falsely attribute it to the CPUSA, rather than to conservative sources such as Trevor Loudon and AIM’s Cliff Kincaid, is false validation of conservative claims. It is disinformation, and just another part of the house of cards against Frank Marshall Davis.

    This is important, however, only if you TRULY believe in accuracy in media.

    • Let me get this straight Mark. You can’t see that a “decisive influence” can be a “Mentor”? You can’t see the mentorship of “Frank” in Obama’s books? you can’t see that Frank Marshall Davis wrote a poem praising the Red Army, was called to testify before HUAC and the CPUSA not admitting membership, because FMD never did, but admit his close ties. And you accuse me of being inaccurate. You sir, have a case of willful blindness. Good Luck to you.

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  6. Mark says:

    “Who are we to deny their claim that Frank Marshall Davis was a Communist and Mentor to Obama.”

    That seems to be an exaggeration of Horne’s statement. Did we read the same statement? It does NOT “claim” that Davis was a “communist” or “mentor” to Obama. It said that Davis “was certainly in the orbit of the CP – if not a member.” It also said Davis was “a decisive influence in helping him to find his present identity as an African-American,” not a “mentor.”

    • Faith says:

      Mark,
      Looking at the 2nd Heading: ” Who was Frank Marshall Davis” From “DISCOVER THE NETWORKS” it states:
      “Frank Marshall Davis (1905-1987) was a black poet and writer (he wrote for the Honolulu Record, a Communist newspaper), and a known member of the Soviet-controlled Communist Party USA (CPUSA).

      “Davis was identified unequivocally as a CPUSA member in a 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii (CSALTH), which, along with HUAC, also charged that Davis was affiliated with a number of communist-front organizations. According to Max Friedman, a former undercover member of several Communist-controlled “anti-war” groups, Davis testified in 1956 before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and took the Fifth Amendment when asked about his Communist Party membership.”

      This man greatly influenced Pres. Obama. Putting all of this together while reviewing the damage Obama has already done to this Country, it’s obvious his plan is to cripple America, bring her down to an equal par with other countries. It’s not that difficult, with all his czars, that one might suggest:: stop spending and printing money; drop Healthcare it’s too expensive; stimulate jobs by providing tax breaks to small businesses, and on . . .

      Why doesn’t he follow this plan instead, because his purpose is to cut America and the American people down to ‘size’. Hatred of American Exceptionalism.

        • Venkatesh says:

          The answers are FOOD FUN. 1) You can ask a total srgtnaer, Hey do you know of any good places to eat around here? I’m sure they will ask what kind of food you like and there goes a convo about good food and you can take it a step further and ask if that person might wanna meet there some time to hang out. 2) Fun. I don’t really know this neighborhood where to ppl usually hang out. Now while these are helpful hint, please be careful who you start a convo with, not everyone is a friendly as they may look. Be selective and be smart.

    • And that’s where the text from Obama’s own books fills the gap about mentorship, and the HUAC and other investigations show his Communist membership. I don’t split hairs, I add it up.