But he looks nothing like Laurence Harvey…

Every so often, an article comes to my attention which needs to be expanded here in full. Even less often than that, an article comes to my attention which needs to be listed in the “Essentials” section on the right side of the page.

This is one of those articles. An excellent resource on all things Barack Obama.

Read, digest, pass it along.

– Jeff

Yes, Barack Obama Really is a Manchurian Candidate
By David Kupelian, WorldNetDaily

“If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” – Abraham Lincoln

As Election Day rapidly approaches, many Americans are wondering why so many of their countrymen reject a genuine war hero with decades of experience, one whose pro-life, limited-government values pretty much reflect those of Middle America. Instead, these same countrymen are enthralled with a man who not only has no experience or qualifications for the job, but who is, in fact, the most radically left-wing major-party presidential candidate of our lifetime, having been mentored and supported for decades by terrorists (Ayers), communists (Davis), America-hating racists (Wright) and criminals (Rezko).

Doesn’t make much sense, does it?

After all, in past presidential contests, Americans have flatly rejected ultraliberal candidates like McGovern, Mondale and Dukakis – and those guys weren’t nearly as radicalized as Obama, who the nonpartisan National Journal rates as having the most left-wing voting record in the entire U.S. Senate – even more so than socialist Bernie Sanders! Moreover, recently it’s been proven, despite his campaign’s denials, that Obama was indeed a member of the socialist “New Party.” And Obama himself confesses that during his college days he intentionally sought out Marxists as friends.

So, how do we explain all this? Why are so many of us eager to turn our nation, the greatest and noblest on earth, over to an angry-at-America, hardcore left-wing “change agent” who will – with the help of a like-minded, Democrat-dominated Congress and a liberal-activist federal judiciary – bring about radical “change” to every area of our lives? Just consider:

Then there’s the issue of Obama’s truly disturbing past. It seems that no matter how stunning the revelations – some of which are finally emerging, no thanks to a shockingly irresponsible and infantile “mainstream press” – they don’t penetrate the public mind. Regardless of the evidence against him, people remain entranced by Obama:

So again, the question: Why, despite a mountain of evidence utterly proving his profound unworthiness to be president, do so many millions of Americans worship Barack Obama? Let’s take a closer look.

The magic of envy

In recent decades, more and more Americans have been conditioned by politicians to depend on government to solve their problems. This is how demagogues have long operated. They demonize “the rich,” implying they obtained their wealth by exploiting the downtrodden; they stir up racial hatreds at every opportunity; they endlessly bash business and CEOs as evil exploiters; they promise “social justice” and universal happiness if only we will elevate them to power over us.

They do all this by appealing to anger and envy. They know instinctively that if they can stir up and ignite these dark, addictive passions in all of us, they will create a large voting bloc of people dependent on them, and thus be rewarded with great power. In its purest form, this phenomenon is called Marxism, communism, socialism – the spiritual core of which is raw envy. This philosophy of cradle-to-grave security and “wealth redistribution” exerts a powerfully seductive grip on people who have not discovered true inner “government.” As William Penn famously said, “Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.”

Communism, of course, is atheistic – where the government is the only true god, the giver of blessings, the solver of problems, the dispenser of justice and mercy. This envy-based, class-warfare-fueled revolutionary system talks always of justice, fairness, progress – but the only progress it delivers is from freedom to slavery.

This is the appeal more and more Americans have been conditioned over the years to respond to, as we have progressively fallen away from the Judeo-Christian values that once animated our culture and institutions. The envy-based system Marx unleashed on the world is alive and well, and in different forms it still dominates large parts of the world. In America, it has taken root in the Democrat Party. Ronald Reagan may have destroyed the “evil empire” of the Soviet Union, but you cannot destroy evil itself. Evil remains, and continues to do its job of tempting and, if possible, corrupting the souls of men.

Even the encouragement of immorality – free sex, abortion, homosexuality, easy divorce and so on – is all part and parcel of the socialist modus operandi, because immoral, dysfunctional people who have crossed the moral line and thus become estranged from God now need the “god” of socialist government.

All of this, my friends, is what we’re poised to elect as president in the person of Barack Obama.

This has been coming for quite awhile. Americans, many of us anyway, have become increasingly corrupted over the years. We’ve been conditioned by our leaders into voting for lying, unprincipled, seductive candidates. We almost elected certified wacko Al Gore as president – someone who seriously wants to outlaw the internal combustion engine. Then we almost elected John Kerry – a super-ambitious, unprincipled and thoroughly unlikable man who first achieved notoriety by betraying his Vietnam soldier colleagues, scandalously maligning them as baby-killers before Congress and the nation.

Now, we’re very close to electing an even worse candidate – and the reasons for this tell us much about ourselves.

The power of guilt

If you’ve ever studied disasters like the explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle or the sinking of the Titanic, you’ll find there was not just one reason, but a whole series of factors that seemingly conspired to cause the catastrophe.

One of the “aiding and abetting” factors in the current election is the fact that Obama is black. Let’s talk about race.

Americans – even though slavery and segregation are long gone from the national scene – still have a large and understandable reservoir of collective guilt over its past exploitation and mistreatment of blacks.

Guilt is a fantastically powerful factor in all of our lives. It is a very uncomfortable, nagging pain in our conscience, this thing we call guilt. When we’re guilty we try to relieve this inner conflict, and this is often a good thing. If we’re guilty toward God, for instance, then we naturally want to make up for that guilt by finding reconciliation and obedience to Him. If we’ve wronged our neighbor and our conscience bothers us, that guilt is the valuable, redeeming factor that prods us to apologize and make restitution if appropriate. Without being able to experience a guilty conscience, we’d all be amoral psychopaths – literally oblivious to whether or not we had done anything wrong.

However, there’s another side to guilt. Manipulative and unprincipled humans soon discover how to use our guilt to get their way. They can even make us feel guilty when we haven’t done anything wrong – for instance, by way of false accusation, a tactic the left has perfected.

Now, Barack Obama obviously is not to blame for being black – or more to the point, for how people feel about him because of his race. But the fact is, his being black pushes the guilt button in most of us and we simply see him differently than we would if he were white. (Imagine voting for a white guy with such flimsy credentials and ominous associations.) With white voters in particular, there is a strong urge to finally move beyond our collective guilt over slavery and to prove, once and for all, that we’re not a nation beset by racism – by electing a black president.

It’s not an exaggeration to call this guilt-induced way of looking at Obama, this conditioned attitude, a type of trance. We hold him to a different standard, we see and feel differently about him, than we would if he were white. We have a kindliness, a desire for his success, a form of love and admiration and well-wishing toward Obama, all based on guilt. But love based on guilt is not real love. It’s just an unconscious attempt to rid ourselves of guilt. Shelby Steele, author of “White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era,” puts it this way: “[Americans] struggle, above all else, to dissociate themselves from the past sins they are stigmatized with.”

Yet this guilt phenomenon is also why craven race-baiters like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton still command media respect as “black leaders.” We see them through the “white guilt trance,” part of which means we’re really afraid of being regarded as racists, so we don’t criticize these men for their blatant serial demagoguery. Likewise with Obama, there is a great deal of hesitancy to criticize him out of fear of being thought a racist.

You might respond to this by saying: But I don’t have any guilt over slavery or segregation. Fine, but it gets much subtler than that.

Did you ever get angry at your kids – and then find yourself “being nice” to them to make up for the guilt of having been impatient? With that in mind, consider just one of many ways guilt (in this case, racial guilt) can find its way into you: Let’s say you’re walking down the street and a group of black men are walking toward you, and you become fearful (very similar to the story Obama famously told about his white grandmother). That fear has a little resentment attached to it, for that’s the nature of fear. But when you become resentful for any reason at all, you automatically incur guilt, because resentment is a wrong, failing way for mature human beings to respond to the stresses of life. Now, saddled with this new guilt associated with black people, a compulsion rises up from within you to make up for that guilt – which you do by discovering a mysterious affinity for black people that wasn’t there before. But that “love” isn’t real love – it’s all rooted in guilt and resentment (just like when you got impatient with your kids, then suddenly became “nice” to them to compensate for your anger). Although my example here centers on race, this guilt principle is universal. Indeed, guilt-based false love is the basis of the ubiquitous “love-hate relationship” that so vexes the human race; hate easily turns into false love, to make up for the guilt of hating. Do you get it?

It’s subtle, but this is exactly the kind of dynamic that leads to self-destructive relationships – from personal relationships to electing tyrants.

The Obama News Network

A third factor, shaped powerfully by both the secular love of government and the white guilt factor just discussed, is the incomprehensibly unprofessional way the news media have behaved during the 2008 election.

In my estimation, we basically don’t have a free press in America any more, other than the “New Media” – that is, talk radio, the Internet and some cable TV. Most of the rest of the establishment media have pretty much committed suicide this year.

Just imagine that radical activist groups like the ACLU or the strident abortion outfit NARAL decided to start up their own “news organizations,” complete with broadcast “anchor people,” “reporters” and “correspondents,” as well as newspapers and news websites and so on – and with a straight face they called their output “news.” Everybody would laugh. Why? Because, while it would have the familiar form of news, it would of course just have the substance of their radical propaganda. No one would take it seriously.

This is exactly what we have in the so-called “mainstream press” today. The New York Times and NBC News, for example, are not true news organizations any more. They’ve become political and cultural activist organizations pretending to do news. And after having dropped all pretense at fairness this year, everyone knows it. This is why they’re more concerned about Joe the plumber’s tax bill than about the election being stolen by ACORN – because the elite media have become nothing more nor less than the propaganda ministry and attack dogs for Barack Obama.

Obama, the Manchurian candidate

In the classic 1962 movie thriller “The Manchurian Candidate,” a man was programmed by communist handlers, and then emerged into the public arena as a hero, with a largely manufactured history, large parts of which were either obscured or changed. Then he was planted into a position of great influence, having been programmed to usher in tremendous change at the appointed time.

Barack Obama was programmed for years by his atheist, Muslim father, by the communist sex pervert Frank Marshall Davis, by con man Tony Rezko, by domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and others – most of all by black liberation theology screamer Jeremiah Wright. Obama’s resume is largely manufactured. There is a total blackout on his college years. His campaign obscures what he did as a “community organizer.” All his radical associations are denied or minimized. His miserable legislative record (voting “present” over 100 times to avoid taking a stand), his lack of achievement, his radical views and so on – all have been laundered through the magic of public relations into the near-sacred saga of “The One” who has been sent to serve, and to save, America.

Yet, as I have documented previously, John McCain rendered more genuine service to his country each and every day of those five-and-a-half years he endured in a North Vietnamese prison than Barack Obama has in his entire life.

In “The Manchurian Candidate,” several war heroes came back to America from abroad. But one of them harbored a dark agenda, lying in wait, secretly, until it could emerge and transform America.

America has a choice Tuesday between a genuine war hero and a genuine Manchurian candidate.

Choose well.



  1. Anonymous says:

    Chilling…may we, with God’s grace, be able to keep this from happening.


  2. bluewater says:

    It’s all so obvious. The world is upside-down.

  3. Phil says:

    And now, API claims that Fox News is about to be airing the Michelle Obama audio:

    API: Fox News Deal: MO Tapes Alleged to Air on Hannity, Greta in 24 Hours


  4. Anonymous says:

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    Hawaii Circuit Judge Bert I Ayabe set a November 18 hearing in Andy Martin’s case to release Barack Obama’s original, typewritten 1961 birth certificate and any supporting documents

    (HONOLULU)(October 29, 2008) Judge Bert I Ayabe Wednesday set a hearing in the case of Andy Martin vs. Linda Lingle, First Circuit for Honolulu, No. 08-1-2147-10.

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    LINDA LINGLE, in her

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    Plaintiff ANDY MARTIN (“Plaintiff”), pro se, alleges in his Complaint for Declaratory Judgment against the Defendants as follows:


    1. Plaintiff ANDY MARTIN is the author of a book on Senator Barack Obama (“Senator Obama”). He has also been writing columns and commentary about the senator for over four (4) years.

    2. Defendants LINDA LINGLE and DR. CHIYOME FUKINO are Governor and Director of the Department of Health, respectively.

    3. This Complaint for Declaratory Relief and these proceedings are instituted pursuant to § 632-1, Hawai’i Revised Statutes.

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    1. Plaintiff requested a certified copy of the birth certificate of Senator Obama from the Department of Health and tendered the requisite fee.

    2. Defendants refused to provide a copy of said certificate, invoking the confidentiality statutes of the State.

    3. The issue of the Senator’s birth certificate has become a controversial topic of intense national speculation.

    4. As an author who strives for factual accuracy and attempts to conduct thorough research Plaintiff wants a copy of the Senator’s birth certificate attested to by the State and not a “certificate” which is posted on a web site and which has been debunked as possibly having been altered.

    5. One of the more literate and temperate analyses of the unlawfulness of the Defendants’ refusal to issue certified copies of the birth certificate is contained in Exhibit 1 attached hereto.

    6. To the extent that the Defendants’ files contain or retain original supporting data for the birth certificate, Plaintiff asks that he also be supplied with that information and/or material as well.

    7. It is axiomatic that the birth certificate of a presidential candidate is a document of crucial public concern and significance.

    8. While Hawai’i statutes call for a balancing or weighing test where production is considered by a court, most respectfully Plaintiff submits that the balance falls entirely on the side of disclosure where the original birth certificate of a presidential candidate is concerned.


    9. Based on the relevant statutes and constitutional law, including Article One, Section 4 (“freedom of the press”) and § 92F-15 (e) and § 338-18 (a) (9), Plaintiff asks that the Court direct and order defendants to turn over forthwith a copy of Senator Obama’s birth certificate and related files and records, and without any delay.

    WHEREFORE, Plaintiff Andy Martin prays for relief as follows:

    A. For a declaration by this Court that Plaintiff is an author and writer and is a person to whom the birth certificate of Senator Obama can and should properly be delivered forthwith;

    B. For such other relief as this Court deems just and equitable.

    Dated: Honolulu, Hawai’i, ______________________

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  5. toto says:

    Thanks Jeff for sharing this absolutely brilliant article by Mr. Kupelian. When you see everything written in one article, it really hits home, thanks again.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I seriously considered voting for Obama at one time, perhaps I was an uninformed citizen caught up in the media hype. It’s so hard to define what exactly is wrong with Obama when the very thing that would give you an answer is missing. In the absence of that information everything in support of Obama seems acceptable. However, after studying all the issues and controversies I have concluded there is simply too much information that is missing about this man. Either that information has not been released or it has been released but Obama is downplaying the significance of it. In many cases, he explains his actions in a way which contradicts the very actions he is trying to defend. The man some refer to as “the one” has become so vague while having so many positions on various issues that I can’t give him my vote.

    Suffice it to say there are many reasons why I will not vote for Obama, but one of those reasons hasn’t really been discussed by the media at all. I am referring to the article below which I found to be quite disturbing. I don’t know how much truth is in that article, but it’s too eerie for me to ignore.


  7. Anonymous says:

    GREAT article — required reading *before* voting!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I have read many, many articles this election season, but I will have to say that this article is one of the most well thought out summations I have ever read. Thank you for your honest and insightful comments.

  9. Patrick says:

    What a bunch of nazi right wing claptrap. You are the type of scumbags that have ruined our country’s reputation and created a legion of new terrorists with your “attack the wrong country” war and your “everyone who disagrees with my opinion is a terroist” attitudes. We are being driven into the arms of Obama and the Dems by the massive failure of this administration, torture, divisiveness, suspension of habeous Corpus, and orwellian bulls*$t. Anyone but YOU is the cry you are hearing from the USA!!

  10. Lil says:

    Gracias, Jeff! This is an excellent article and it manages to sum up everything we are against.

    Message to anonymus who changed his/her mind about voting for Obama: Thank you for having an open mind and informing yourself about the candidate you thought was the best choice before filling up the ballot.

    This is all McCain supporters are asking for, allow us to present our points as to why you should think twice before voting for Obama. We are not concerned about his race, he could white…well, he kinda is, but my point is that were not voting against him because we`re racists, we chose not to support him based on what little we know about the guy…and that little information is definitely working against him. I’m personally not voting because I’m a Mexican citizen, but I am cheering for American people and I want the best for you. And thanks for the article you recommended, I will read it fully tonight though I must tell you in advance, I’m pretty sure I won’t be surprised.
    Good luck and go out there and VOTE.

  11. John Washburn says:

    genuine war hero with decades of experience, one whose pro-life, limited-government values

    Because none of those statements is true. The closest statement is that McCain crashed his fourth plane and was tortured with techniques he no longer deems to be torture when he supported the MCA of 2006. [Yes, he did support the same waterborading and stress positioning for gitmo detainees as used against him by the viet cong]

    Torture when done to me, but not when done to them.

    The BPCRA is small government? The gutting of the Posse Comitatus act with the John Werner defense act of 2007 is small government? Telecom immunity for warrantless search is “defending the constitution against all enemies foriegn and domestic”?

    The confiscatory powers of the emperor of the treasury created with the TARP program is small government?

    Mr. “I have no aborton litmus test” is pro-life?

    I shudder to see your notion of big government.

    I may vote Republican (or Constitutional I am not sure), but don’t insult my intelligence with drivel that McCain is a small government, pro-life, gun rights conservative.

    He is not. He is a neo-con.

    Mccain is not a conservative. He is only a Republican. The two things have not intersected well for the last 10 years.

  12. beachsand says:

    Some of the comments are so pathetic. The “Obama” brainwashing is so visible. They should read “Is It Fair To Compare?” The viciousness and dishonesty are scary.

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