We Have Been Duped: The Story
The American people have been duped. We are victims of an organized campaign to give legitimacy to a fable. The fable concerns Barack Obama’s origins — the “improbable love” his parents shared. This fable proved so captivating that four years after he told it at the 2004 Democratic Convention, the American people elected the storyteller to the presidency of the United States.
The fairy-tale is found in the pages of Obama’s book, Dreams from My Father. When Obama began his campaign, there were very few sources that could verify the story told within its pages. Most of the central characters had died, including the mother, father, and maternal grandfather. The maternal grandmother who died shortly before the 2008 election was kept sequestered and was allowed to talk to the press only if the reporter had a “minder” from the Obama camp. Early Obama biographer David Mendell admits as much.
There were others, though, who proclaimed that the fable was true. These were friends of father Barack Obama, Sr. in Hawaii and friends of mother Ann Dunham in Seattle. Their recollections mirror the fable found in Dreams. In light of what we know today, much of what these friends have attested to is simply impossible. If we accept that the friends are not delusional, that they are able to tell the difference between fact and fiction, then they must have been intentionally falsifying their memories to protect the fable in Dreams.
For the uninitiated, the origin fable in Dreams is as follows:
Obama, goat herder from Kenya, arrives in Hawaii to pursue his studies. There, in a Russian language class, he meets and falls madly in love with Ann Dunham, who reciprocates his passion. She is a young girl just out of high school and newly arrived in Hawaii with her parents. Her father Stanley had relocated the family in order to chase brighter prospects in the furniture trade.
Soon Ann was pregnant. Sometime later, the couple, secretly and alone, flew to Maui to be married. Then, on August 4, 1961, our future president was born. The couple lived together. Ann dropped out of college to take care of the child while Barack Obama continued his studies.
Then the brilliant Barack was offered two scholarships to continue his graduate studies in economics. One was to the New School, a university in New York City. The money offered was enough for Obama to take his wife and child with him. The second offer was from Harvard and was for tuition only. The proud egomaniac Obama chose Harvard. After he left for graduate school, the marriage disintegrated, leading to adivorce a few years later.
Since the 2008 election, several inconvenient truths have emerged that prove that the story in Dreams is a fable. The liberal David Maraniss in his recent book Barack Obama The Story, confirms the following:
• Obama Sr. was “a man who was married in name only.”
• “Within a month of the day Barry came home from the hospital, he and his mother were long gone from Honolulu, back on the mainland, returned to the more familiar turf of Mercer Island and Seattle and the campus of the University of Washington.”
• “As the spring semester at the University of Hawaii neared an end, Barack Obama [Sr.] was consumed with getting into graduate school. By the time Obama wrote the letter [to his sponsor in America, Tom Mboya, May 1962] he had settled on Harvard.”
• “… the New School possibility was so incidental to his thinking that Obama [Sr.] did not include it with Harvard.”
Neil Abercrombie and the Snack Bar Crowd
Neil Abercrombie, current governor of Hawaii, and others whom Maraniss called the “snack bar crowd” falsely testified to the behavior and activities of Barack Obama Sr. In a previous article, many of Abercrombie’s deceptions were exposed. Here are some of Abercrombie’s impossible memories:
Abercrombie: “I know he loved Ann . . .”
We now know: Obama Sr. was “a man who was married in name only.”
Abercrombie: “I knew Senator Obama’s mother and father; I went to school with them. I was best friends in Hawaii with his dad.”
We now know: Obama Sr. had been abandoned by his wife Ann. A best friend would know this.
Abercrombie: After Obama was accepted to study at Harvard, Stanley Ann disappeared from the University of Hawaii student gatherings . . . Abercrombie said he rarely saw her after that.
We now know: Ann and son had left for Seattle nine months before Sr. was accepted to Harvard in May 1962. Obama Sr. left Hawaii only one month after being accepted to Harvard.
Abercrombie: “Stanley [Ann's father] was disappointed that Barack had left his daughter, but not too disappointed. . . . He figured that the marriage was going to fail sooner or later and so it might as well not go on so long that it would hurt Little Barry, as he always called him. If he was going to play the father figure in the boy’s life, he felt, he might as well start.”
We now know: Ann and son had left for Seattle 10 months before Obama Sr. left Hawaii for Harvard in June 1962.
Abercrombie: “… his ambitions and her ambitions weren’t going to work out[.] … In the end, he went to Harvard because it was the top of the heap.”
We now know: There was never a choice between Harvard and the New School, and there was never a conflict of ambitions. Ann had left long before any Harvard decision.
Abercrombie and the snack bar crowd’s recollections mirror the fictional story in Dreams as far as Obama Sr. is concerned. But to truly sell the fiction in Dreams to the public, witnesses were needed to testify about the activities of mother Ann.