Former President Barack Obama may have tried to present himself to voters as a moderate Democratic candidate, but his humble beginnings go way back to communist Karl Marx and college communists.
But he didn’t have dreams of abolishing personal property and establishing a “utopia” like D.C.’s current resident socialist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
No — he studied Marx and other socialists to impress girls.
You read that right.
Obama isn’t sparing any details in his highly publicized memoir, “A Promised Land,” where he wrote that he was infatuated with a “long-legged” socialist who lived in his dorm once upon a time at Occidental College, a liberal arts college, in 1979.
So he began studying communism to impress her.
Twitter user Mohammed Taqi captured a section of the book revealing Obama’s motives, and the confession was quickly picked up by news outlets.
“Looking back,” Obama wrote, “it’s embarrassing to recognize the degree to which my intellectual curiosity those first two years of college paralleled the interests of various women I was attempting to get to know: Marx and Marcuse so I had something to say to the long-legged socialist who lived in my dorm.”
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Great to know that President Obama was also reading — albeit for ulterior motives — Marx, Marcuse and Fanon during college. Herbert Marcuse’s One Dimensional Man was an essential reading in our study circles and his “democratic unfreedom” thesis quite a stir pic.twitter.com/Oq1FkRtVvY
— Mohammad Taqi (@mazdaki) November 18, 2020
Michelle Obama probably doesn’t love this…
Of course, it never worked out between Obama and this crush of his, as Obama reportedly met Michelle 10 years later in 1989.
In fact, he he said that for the most part none of his socialist “act” worked.
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“As a strategy for picking up girls,” he added, “my pseudo-intellectualism proved mostly worthless; I found myself in a series of affectionate but chaste friendships.”
According to The Associated Press, Obama’s memoir is currently on track to become the best-selling presidential memoir in U.S. history.
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