Why Osawatomie?

by Al Benson Jr.

Recently “President” Obama gave a speech in Osawatomie, Kansas about the economy. He roundly denounced capitalism, saying “It doesn’t work. It has never worked.” After a statement such as that, you might be tempted to ask him–What would you replace capitalism with–“compassionate Communism?” And, were he honest enough to tell you the truth (don’t hold your breath) he would have to admit that Communism is exactly what he wants to replace capitalism with. But there is capitalism and there is capitalism. There is monopoly capitalism, which isn’t really that much different than what Obama wants, and there is free enterprise capitalism which is something close to what we started out with in this country and is worth preserving.

Columnist Alan Caruba noted on December 11th in a column posted on http://www.renewamerica.com that “In a December 8 Washington Times commentary, Jeffrey T. Kuhner wrote: ‘There is only one problem with the White House’s narrative: It’s completely false. Mr. Obama is not a defender of the middle-class but has been its mortal enemy. His policies have impoverished working-and-middle-class Americans…Obamacare suffocates businesses, stifles job creation, and adds another unsustainable entitlement. It is creeping socialized medicine, which is wrecking the world’s finest health care system.” And in my opinion that is exactly what it is supposed to do. Obama’s economic program is trashing the country’s economy–as it is supposed to do. That is Obama’s agenda.

Obama’s Marxist proclivities should be apparent to most people by now. Sadly, probably due in large part to our public school “educations” most of us don’t have a clue. The American public is probably about as politically clueless as Charley Brown, expecting Lucy to leave the football in place so he can kick it. She never does; and he always falls on his face, but thinks it will be different next time. We continue to elect people to office that promise us the same old programs that have never worked before, but, somehow, they will work this time, and we continue to believe it. Discernment we ain’t got!

When I heard about Obama’s “economic” speech and that it was given at Osawatomie, Kansas, a little warning bell went off in the back of my mind, and my first thought was “why Osawatomie?” It’s a little town in the middle of nowhere in eastern Kansas, but then realization began to sink in and I knew “why Osawatomie.”

For anyone who has been able to get beyond his public school “history” books and actually read a little history, the name Osawatomie should jar your memory just a little. Osawatomie, Kansas was the place where terrorist John Brown (of Harpers Ferry fame) made his headquarters in 1856 as he worked out his terrorist agenda against white Southerners in Kansas. Brown’s brother-in-law, Rev. Samuel Adair, lived in Osawatomie. It was an abolitionist town. In May of 1856 Brown and his men killed five “pro-slavery” men along Pottawatomie Creek by hacking them to death with swords while their families were forced to stand by and watch. Osawatomie played a continuing role throughout the War of Northern Aggression, as a center for Jayhawker (legalized thievery) activity. So the area was hardly pristine. White Southerners in the Osawatomie area were far from safe. Even today they are looked down on. I remember traveling through eastern Kansas one year, where I happened to get into a spirited conversation with a local “historian” who worked at some college in the area. She informed me that John Brown was a hero, while Jeb Stuart was a terrorist. That’s what passes for “history” in eastern Kansas even now.

Now, let’s jump ahead several decades to the era of the Viet Nam War and check out an outfit called the Weather Underground. This organization was peopled by such compassionate souls as William Ayres, Obama’s good buddy, and Bernadine Dohrn and other 20th century terrorists and bomb-throwers. This terrorist organization published a revolutionary newspaper by the name of (guess what?) “Osawatomie.” Now why do you suppose they named it that? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that these 20th century terrorists were identifying with John Brown and his brand of 19th century terrorism, which was not really much different than their own.

Back on November 2, 2008, columnist Judi McLeod wrote a column about the upcoming election on http://www.canadafreepress.com in which she said: “The long road to Barack Hussein Obama’s presidency was laid back in 1975. With infinite patience, it was laid step by step by radicals working from the inside, in a strategy that promised its adherents in writing, “the certainty that we will see revolution in our lifetime.” The Revolution begins November 4, 2008 without a shot being fired. More than to anyone else, the long road to turn the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave over to socialism/Marxism belongs to the twisted-with-hatred-for-America William Ayres and his radical wife Bernadine Dohrn.” McLeod also noted that: “Obama’s Election 08 logo and the logo of Osawatomie, the newspaper of the Weather Underground are one in the same.” And you do have to admit, looking at the two logos side by side, there is an amazing similarity. Just an accident, the liberal elite who support terrorism today, just as they did in John Brown’s day, will say, but I am reminded of FDR’s statement that “in politics nothing happens by accident.”

About three years ago now I wrote on article on my website http://www.albensonjr.com called “The Communization of a President” in which I quoted material from an Internet site called The Obama File. It’s still out there, theobamafile.com The man who compiled this file did an amazing amount of work. His section of Obama’s political background, alone, was 93 pages long. Obama was raised in a Marxist environment from when he was a youngster, and his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a known Communist.

As revolutionaries, Marxists have never been opposed to using terrorism when and wherever it would serve their agenda. So that they would willingly identify with someone like John Brown should come as no surprise. Nor should it come as any surprise that Obama would choose to give his “economic” speech attacking capitalism in Brown’s abolitionist stronghold.

Folks, just connect the dots and you have a line from terrorist John Brown, through the terrorist Weather Underground of the 1970s to our current president, who, if he is not a Marxist, is so close to being one that it’s not funny. And the electorate did not have the discernment to realize any of this?

I guess you could say there is some benefit to a public school education and a managed media blackout after all–a benefit to the left-wing radicals–but, then, don’t they run some of the school systems too?

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