Jack Cashill, in writing “Deconstructing Obama: The Life, Loves, and Letters of the First Postmodern President,” has established a solid case that Weather Underground radical bomber Bill Ayers, not Barack Obama, is the author of the president’s autobiography, “Dreams from My Father.”
Why is this important?
Because, as Cashill points out, the “foundational myth” of Barack Obama’s persona is built upon his “presumed literary genius.”
If it turns out Obama did not author his own autobiography, then the façade that is Barack Obama may crack open beyond repair, disillusioning a public first enamored with his prose, in the realization Obama did not craft the words himself. Great authors do not need ghostwriters.
Cashill challenges readers to understand that Obama promoters have offered a gullible public a fictionalized persona in an autobiography written by Bill Ayers, a bomb-throwing leftist radical.
What happens if the image carefully crafted for Obama of the community leader who began his public career dedicated to the poor turns out to crumble, revealing the reality that Obama is just another ambitious Chicago-style politician willing to use any edge, including lying, to get ahead?
The truth Ayers tries to mask with the soaring prose of “Dreams from My Father” is this:
- Obama is a relatively inexperienced Chicago-style corrupt political hack who was trained by communists, including his mentor Frank Marshall Davis;
- in his formative years, Obama read angry black revolutionary authors and proceeded through two colleges with mediocre grades at best, submerged in a haze of marijuana smoke peppered by cocaine use; and
- Obama, with the active promotion of an uncritical mainstream media, emerged to be president of the United States, even though he cannot yet seem to locate his long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate.
Cashill’s book is required reading for anyone who wants to understand how far myth-making propagandists such as Obama advisers David Axelrod and David Plouffe have gone to advance principles of political propaganda first developed by Edward Bernays into techniques capable of transforming relatively pedestrian political hacks into the legendary stuff of rap-lyric rhapsodized “Yes, we can” chimeras.
In deconstructing Obama, Cashill discovered “the story that Obama has been telling all his life varies from the true story in ways big and small.”
Put more simply, Cashill’s core thesis is that Obama himself is a lie.
Cashill proves critical events Obama tells us about himself in his autobiography have been fabricated, such that his life story is constructed of half-truths, beginning with his fraudulent nativity story.
Why is it important that Ayers is the ghostwriter of Obama’s autobiography?
The answer is simple.
Ayers crafted “Dreams of My Father” not to tell a chronological story of Obama’s life, but to spin a psychological narrative of personal discovery designed to evoke for Obama a positive political response from the reader.
When necessary, Ayers invented dates; events and people are intentionally hidden from view or, when possible, erased entirely, so as to preserve the political narrative, despite the damage done to the truth.
In other words, throwing Rev. Jeremiah Wright under the bus during the 2008 presidential campaign was not only characteristic of the Obama persona, it was necessary to preserve intact the Ayers-Axelrod-Plouffe hero-narrative being fed to a gullible and uncritical American people by an equally gullible and uncritical mainstream media.
Axelrod and Plouffe could not tolerate the risk their mythical Obama-persona might be shattered if the American people were permitted to realize the truth – namely, that Obama selected Rev. Wright and remained in Trinity United Church for 20 years because of what Trinity United Church was.
Ayers, Axelrod and Plouffe would go to any length, including lying, to hide the reality that Black Liberation Theology is a Marxist-derived revolutionary religion predicated on racist prejudices.
The reader could never know that Rev. Wright and Trinity United Church of Christ championed Muslims like Louis Farrakhan and welcomed into its ranks homosexuals such as choirmaster David Young.
Equally toxic was the mystery that Young was one of three Trinity United Church openly professed homosexuals brutally killed in yet-unsolved murders that occurred within a 40-day time span between November and December 2007, as Obama’s handlers were preparing to take his presidential campaign to the national stage.
Jack Cashill’s book will be excoriated by Obama hard-liners, just as I was excoriated in 2008 for publishing “The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality.”
Still, I defy the Obama true believers to produce more than ad hominem arguments to demonstrate that anything Cashill wrote isn’t exactly true as Cashill wrote it.
The “media gatekeepers” Cashill describes include the likes of Politico, the Washington Post, the Soros-funded Media Matters, “the recovering Troopergate author David Brock,” and the 400-strong members of “JournoList.”
These Obama enablers will first attempt to ignore Cashill’s new work.
But, as “Deconstructing Obama” gains an audience, the Obama enablers will dedicate themselves to trashing the book.
Inevitably, Obama hard-liners will attempt to classify Cashill and his book as “racist,” to make it politically inappropriate for reviewers to praise it – again, in the hope of minimizing the book’s audience.
Despite these efforts to block Cashill’s message, readers awakened to the truth that Obama is a lie created by leftist propagandists to advance their socialist agenda will press the book forward to gain the widespread attention “Deconstructing Obama” deserves.
“Had Obama’s teleprompter malfunctioned at the 2004 convention, he would not be president,” Cashill astutely observes, acknowledging that Obama absent his Ayers-Axelrod-Plouffe muses is at best pedestrian.
Cashill notes that Ayers, a typical postmodern, not only has disregard for the United States of America, he has disregard for the truth.
“The postmodern posturing leads to the frequent manipulation of dates and numbers to score political points, a sleight of hand that Ayers justifies in ‘Fugitive Days’: ‘I’ve come to see, in any case, that fiction does a better job with the truth in almost every instance,’” Cashill writes on page 93.
As Cashill argues convincingly, beyond the Obama myth-making there is a disappointing Obama reality.
Barack Hussein Obama (or is it Barry Soetoro?) was selected by Ayers, Axelrod and Plouffe to preside over a post-modern era in which the United States slides into second place behind China.
Now, it is Obama’s fate to preside over a troubled U.S. economy dominated by high unemployment, growing inflation and slowed growth, in a world where radical Islam is on the rise and our traditional allies like Israel face heightened existential threats.
Perhaps Obama is discovering that Harry Truman was right, and the buck does stop at his desk in the Oval Office.
In the final analysis, Cashill’s analysis is potentially devastating to Obama.
Because Obama will not rise or fall on the story of his life that Ayers, Axelrod and Plouffe fabricated.
As president, Obama is destined to rise or fall on his accomplishments, or lack of accomplishments, in a White House that grows increasingly long on loneliness in an administration that grows increasingly short on successes.
Cashill, in a compelling read, proves what he set out to prove – that behind the socialist mask stands a thin community-organizing rabble-rouser turned lawyer who dares not tell the truth, not even about who he truly is.