Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Poem Authored By 19-Year Old Obama Described As Anti-Semitic

As a young man, Barack Obama liked to write poetry, much like his mentor and father-like figure, Frank Marshall Davis. One poem written by Obama titled "Underground" has been interpreted by Jim O'Hagan as being anti-semitic. Take a look at the poem, and I think you will agree that it must have a meaning other than its literal interpretation.

UNDERGROUNDUnder water grottos, caverns
Filled with apes
That eat figs.
Stepping on the figs
That the apes
Eat, they crunch.
The apes howl, bare
Their fangs, dance,
Tumble in the
Rushing water,
Musty, wet pelts
Glistening in the blue.

So was Obama moved to write about apes stomping on fig trees and eating them? Or is it an allegory as O'Hagan claims? The American Thinker's Jack Cashill, who was the first to figure out that Obama's "Dreams From My Father" was actually written by Obama pal Bill Ayers, notes that O'Hagan persuasively argues that references in the Qur-an to apes are symbolic of Jews and figs are symbolic of the Middle Eastern lands where figs were predominate, including Palestine and Syria. What do you think? I suspect that the poem was actually written by Frank Marshall Davis and Obama simply claimed it as his own as a student at Occidental College where it was published in the school's literary magazine, "Feast" in the spring of 1981.

1 comment:

artfuggins said...

I suggest that this involves lots of conjecture and is of no value.