Filmmaker Joel Gilbert, producer of “Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception,” has obtained photographs of the children of Barack Obama mentor Frank Marshall Davis that bear striking resemblance to the president.
Gilbert’s full-length documentary presents evidence that Davis, the radical poet and journalist who was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, was the biological and ideological father of the president, not Barack Obama, the Kenyan who came from Africa in 1959 to attend the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.
“I decided to investigate Frank Marshall Davis. His close physical resemblance to Obama was shocking, while Obama little resembled the Kenyan Obama,” Gilbert told WND. “How could this be?”
Gilbert launched into what became two years of research in which he conducted interviews and unearthed rare film footage and photos.
On one of his investigative trips to Hawaii, he went to the library at Farrington High School in Honolulu, where Davis’s children went to school.
“I wanted to find yearbook photos of Davis’s children and compare them to Obama’s high school photos,” Gilbert said.
Davis, who was African American, married Helen Canfield Davis, a white woman, in Chicago on May 11, 1946.
Two of their children, Lynn and Mark, attended Farrington High. Lynn Davis, born Aug. 15, 1949, graduated from the school with the class of 1967.
Mark Davis, born Nov. 9, 1950, graduated with the class of 1968.
As seen in Exhibit 2, Mark Davis, in his yearbook photo in the center, bears resemblance to photos taken during his high school years.
As seen in Exhibit 3, the Lynn Davis graduation photo (below right) compares remarkably to Obama as an adult.
“Could President Obama be a half-sibling to the known children of Frank Marshall Davis?” Gilbert asks.
As seen in Exhibit 4, Gilbert has created a new “Breaking News” page on the ObamasRealFather.com website that promotes his film.
Roots in Communism
As Gilbert’s film points out, the FBI had Davis under surveillance for 19 years because of his activity as a Communist Party member in Chicago and Hawaii.
Gilbert portrays Obama as a “Red Diaper Baby,” a child of Marxist parents who grows up to be a leftist radical. Gilbert cites as another example Obama senior political adviser David Axelrod, who was born to a mother who wrote for a communist newspaper in New York City.
“Obama sold himself to America as the multi-cultural ideal, a man who stood above politics. His father was a goat herder from Kenya, he would bring people together, so it went,” Gilbert explained. “While voters will overlook some fudging by politicians, promoting a false family background to hide an agenda irreconcilable with American values is a totally unacceptable manipulation of the electorate.”
What Gilbert presents is a direct challenge to those assumptions, arguing it is more likely President Obama has a deeply disturbing family background and a hidden Marxist agenda.
“If this is true, Obama has intentionally misrepresented himself to the American people and is no longer likeable,” Gilbert maintains. “Unfortunately, Obama’s style is to minimize, misdirect and outright lie about damaging information about his past. I hope the media will now demand that he come clean about his family background, his political foundations and fully reveal his agenda for transforming America.”
In his autobiography, Obama referred to Davis only as “Frank,” a friend of his grandfather who “lived in a dilapidated house in a run-down section of Waikiki.”
Gerald Horne, a contributing editor to Public Affairs, an openly Marxist political review, made the first positive identification of “Frank” as Frank Marshall Davis.
In March 2007, Horne gave a speech at New York University on the occasion of the Communist Party USA archive being placed at a NYU library.
In the speech, Horne discussed Davis, noting that Davis was born in Kansas, lived much of his adult life in Chicago and moved to Honolulu in 1948 at the suggestion of his good friend, actor Paul Robeson. In the 1940s, Robeson was an outspoken critic of segregation and racial discrimination in the United States who was also a strong advocate of the Soviet Union and a member of the Communist Party USA.
Horne also wrote of Davis’s friendship with the Dunham family in Hawaii:
Eventually, [Davis] 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.
Horne further documented Davis was “a decisive influence in helping [Obama] to find his present identity as an African-American, a people who have been the least anti-communist and the most left-leaning of any constituency in this nation.”
After Horne’s speech, the identity of “Frank” was never in doubt, nor his importance in the development of the young Barack Obama.
On Dec. 5, 1956, Davis appeared in executive session before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee investigating “the scope of Soviet activity in the United States,” one of the McCarthy-era committees seeking to expose communists considered to be a security threat.
Invoking his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, Davis refused to answer a direct question asking if he was then a communist.
A year earlier, in 1955, a Commission on Subversive Activities organized by the government of the Territory of Hawaii identified Davis as a member of the Communist Party USA. The committee singled out for criticism several articles Davis published in the “Communist Honolulu Record” that were critical of the commission.