Update October 7th, 2009: Did Bill Ayers just admit he wrote “Dreams,” here?
Update September 24, 2009: Did Michelle ask Ayers to do it, here?
Judy just sent me this fascinating analysis of Obama’s “Dreams from my Father,” and I couldn’t resist telling you about it. I had just last week listened to the audio version of the book while driving to New Jersey, occasionally laughing out loud at passages I concluded could not have been written by Obama.
What does this have to do with refugees, probably not much, but since I have been writing about the world view that both Obama and Bill Ayers appear to share in the category called ‘community destabilization,’ I wanted readers to know about this hypothesis.
Jack Cashill writing today at American Thinker begins:
There is no science to validate the thesis that follows, no academy to adjudicate it, and little hope of convincing the Obama faithful even to consider it, let alone concede its validity. That much said, the evidence is self-evident, accessible to all, and overwhelming.
The thesis is simple enough: Bill Ayers served as Barack Obama’s muse in the creation of Obama’s 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father. Ayers breathed creative life into this ungifted amateur, who had written nothing of note before, and reconceived him as a literary prodigy.
“I was astonished by his ability to write, to think, to reflect, to learn and turn a good phrase,” said Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison of the Dreams’ author. “I was very impressed. This was not a normal political biography.” Agreed, it was not normal at all.
Read it all!
If I recall there were some so-called conservatives who came around to support Obama in the Presidential campaign simply because this book showed what a gifted writer he supposedly is. It just occured to me though that even if it were to be revealed that Ayers was the literary genius behind the book, Ayers and Obama would dismiss the fuss, because as they learned from their ideological mentor Saul Alinsky, the means don’t matter, only the ends. (I’ve been meaning to tell you about that—later today—here it is.)