Americans are still trying to figure out what makes Barack Obama tick – seven long years into his administration.

His policies should provide all the clues we need:

  • redistribution of wealth, not from rich to poor, but from the productive class to government;
  • ever-greater restrictions on the private ownership of firearms;
  • division of Americans by race, class, sex, religion, lifestyles, age, language;
  • open borders and uncontrolled immigration;
  • reducing America’s economic power and potential;
  • misuse of military force;
  • government social engineering;
  • rewriting the nation’s moral code;
  • obliterating the separation of powers;
  • centralization of power in Washington and the executive branch;
  • dismantling the Constitution’s limits on federal power;
  • using government to punish political opposition;
  • the promotion of globalist initiatives that reduce accountability to the people and the laws of the land;
  • empowering America’s foreign enemies and marginalizing its few foreign allies.

A more comprehensive and lengthy list could easily be compiled. They provide no shortage of insight into what drives Obama’s actions.

But there’s also one personality we could look to for understanding of Obama’s very soul. His name is Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a religious and political extremist from Chicago at whose feet Obama sat in rapt attention, for spiritual guidance and political inspiration for 25 years.

We should all remember when the nation got its first shocking look at the angry, America-hating Wright through audio and video messages collected and distributed by the media early in 2008. He was coaxed into near-silence at that point, but, as Obama’s political vulnerability lessens toward the end of his second term, Wright is going public again.

He was prominent at last weekend’s “Justice or Else!” rally in Washington. And what was on his mind?

Israel-bashing.

De-legitimizing the one and only Jewish state in the world.

Attacking the nation of refuge for the most persecuted people in history.

Rewriting history to turn Jewish refugees returning to their one and only homeland into oppressors, usurpers and villains.

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Here are a few of his revealing and disturbing comments:

  • “The same issue is being fought today and has been fought since 1948, and historians are carried back to the 19th century … when the original people, the Palestinians – and please remember, Jesus was a Palestinian – the Palestinian people had the Europeans come and take their country.”
  • “The youth in Ferguson and the youth in Palestine have united together to remind us that the dots need to be connected. And what Dr. King said, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, has implications for us as we stand beside our Palestinian brothers and sisters, who have been done one of the most egregious injustices in the 20th and 21st centuries.”
  • “As we sit here, there is an apartheid wall being built twice the size of the Berlin Wall in height, keeping Palestinians off of illegally occupied territories, where the Europeans have claimed that land as their own.”
  • “Palestinians are saying ‘Palestinian lives matter.’ We stand with you, we support you, we say God bless you.”

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More than a few comments are needed to address Wright’s blood libels and disinformation:

  • Only Jews used the term “Palestinians” in the 19th century and the 20th century – about themselves. It was not a term Arabs or Muslims embraced until the 1960s when Yasser Arafat determined for political reasons to launch an asymmetrical war against Israel claiming Arab Palestinians were the original indigenous people of the state of Israel, displaced and oppressed by a wave of European Jewish immigrants following the near annihilation of European Jews in the Nazi Holocaust. It’s worth noting Arafat was not a Palestinian, but an Egyptian. His mentor, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, had been a staunch ally of the Nazis through World War II.
  • The Israeli population is comprised of Jews from all over the world, not just Europe where more than half the population was destroyed by the genocidal campaign of the Adolf Hitler. More than a million Israeli Jews came from North Africa. More than 150,000 came from other parts of Africa, mostly Ethiopia – another 200,000 from Asia. Nearly 1 million came in a forced exodus from Muslim Arab lands. Some 250,000 came from Iran. Another million came from Russia or the old Soviet Union. The nation of Israel, thus, is the most diverse, multicultural population in the world. The two national languages of Israel are Hebrew and Arabic. There are more Jews from Arab lands living in Israel today than the highest population of non-Arab Jews when the land was still known as Palestine through 1948.
  • There has never been, in the history of the world, an actual country known as Palestine. It was the name chosen for the land by Rome after its genocidal war against the Jews that scattered those not killed and enslaved around the globe in the first and second centuries. The purpose of the name change was to erase the name of Israel from the memory of the world. Rome took the name from the people known as Philistines, long extinct by the time of the Roman Empire.
  • Thus, Jesus was not a Palestinian. He was a Jew. The name was not used while Jesus walked among his people in Israel, preaching the gospel exclusively to the Jews.
  • There is no comparison between the Berlin Wall, meant to keep people from leaving the Communist-controlled portion of the city, and Israel’s security fence, designed to keep terrorists out of Israel.
  • Israel has been far more concerned about Palestinian lives than Jeremiah Wright and others around the world who have shunned them, refusing to resettle them, provide them with citizenship in Arab lands, preventing them from buying homes and getting jobs. Israel provides most of their infrastructure, water and sustenance, despite the relentless attacks on Israeli civilians directed by Palestinian leadership.

What do I know about this subject that Obama’s mentor doesn’t know? Everything. I am an Arab-American. I am a former correspondent in the region, having spent time in these lands. I’ve reported from the Middle East and studied the issues for nearly 40 years.

Jeremiah Wright is obviously consumed with hate for Israel, as well as America.

If you want to understand what makes Obama tick, just listen to his one and only angry, deceitful spiritual shepherd of 25 years.

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