Cliff Kincaid — Frank Marshall Davis Exposed
It has been known for over four years that Davis, a member of the Communist Party, was
the mysterious “Frank” from Obama’s book, Dreams from My Father, and that he influenced the young Obama before he went off to college. Davis was Obama’s mentor for eight years of his young life in Hawaii.Takara, a former associate professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is one of those who confirmed four years ago that “Frank” was indeed Frank Marshall Davis.
She says she first met Davis in 1972. He died in 1987.The original identification of Frank Marshall Davis was discovered by blogger Trevor Loudon in a speech by a writer for a Communist Party publication.Interestingly, a former United Nations official is quoted on the back cover of Takara’s book as saying, “…the reader may well find parallels between Takara’s portrayal of Davis’s struggle for identity in the 1930’s and 40’s and that of President Barack Obama as revealed in his book, Dreams from My Father…”Despite his bitterness for the United States and support for the Soviet Union, Davis had many opportunities in the U.S. and attended college, where he studied journalism. However, he used his writing talents to function mostly as a writer and propagandist for Communist Party newspapers in Chicago and Hawaii. He also wrote “poetry” for the communist cause.Takara’s book, published in March of this year, seems like an attempt to capitalize on Davis’s notoriety without spilling any more secrets about his relationship to a young Barack Obama during the latter’s growing-up years in Hawaii. It appears that Takara owns the publishing house, Pacific Raven Press.She is a radical herself, having written such “freedom poems” as “Mumia Abu Jamal: Knight for Justice,” honoring the cop-killer, and “Angela Davis,” paying tribute to the former Communist Party vice presidential candidate.Without naming Obama in her book, she refers to Davis attracting “a great variety of people” to his home, including “young radicals” and even “revolutionaries.”But while she fails to explore the Davis-Obama relationship, what she confirms or discloses about Davis provides more reason to question his influence over the future U.S. President…..