The money shot carefully edited out of the Obama Harvard video by leftists trying to head off another radical was a bear hug between Obama and Derrick Bell.
Add Bell to a line-up of malevolent characters who shaped Obama. What a cabal of evil influences. Imagine. Khalid Al Mansour, rabid Jew-hater, American-hater, jihadist; Frank Marshall Davis, rabid communist and America-hater; Jeremiah "gd dman America" Wright, racist, Jew-hater, America-hater; Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn (married American terrorists who blew up buildings in the seventies). And now we see Obama hugging Bell.
Even more disturbing is the media's obvious knowledge of these and other exisiting explosive tapes, and their ability to access them when necessary (as in the case of the Bell video), so as to get their spin out first. The enemedia at war with the American people.
Obama forced his own students at the University of Chicago to read some of Bell's most inflammatory writings. In 1994, Barack Obama taught a course at the University of Chicago Law School entitled, "Current Issues in Racism and the Law." Obama routinely assigned works by Bell as required reading, including Bell's racialist interpretations of seminal civil rights laws and cases. No other scholar’s work appears as often in the syllabus as Bell’s does. Obama relied particularly heavily upon Bell’s major work, Race, Racism, and American Law (1973). Now in its sixth edition, the book laid out Bell’s Critical Race Theory, which is based on the Alinskyite presumption that all of law is a construct--not of justice, but of power exercised by whites against blacks.
And a Hollywood cult hero.
Bell was one of the chief proponents of Critical Race Theory, a radical doctrine that holds that American legal institutions—including our civil rights laws—perpetuate white supremacy.
Bell’s ideas were not only radical, but bizarre. After leaving Harvard (he resigned in 1992), he wrote a racialist, antisemitic fictional essay titled “The Space Traders,” which Ninth Circuit judge Alex Kozinski described in the New York Times with disgust:
Imagine, if you will, that space aliens land in the United States and offer ''untold treasure'' in exchange for surrendering all black citizens to them. What does white America do? It votes to accept the deal by overwhelming margins. So says the law professor Derrick Bell, who poses the question in an allegorical tale he calls ''The Space Traders.''
There is opposition, however. Jews condemn the trade as genocidal and organize the Anne Frank Committee to try to stop it. Empathy from another group that has suffered oppression? Not according to Bell. Instead, Jews worry that ''in the absence of blacks, Jews could become the scapegoats.''
Such parables pass for legal scholarship these days…
Consider the ''Space Traders'' story. How does one have a meaningful dialogue with Derrick Bell? Because his thesis is utterly untestable, one quickly reaches a dead end after either accepting or rejecting his assertion that white Americans would cheerfully sell all blacks to the aliens. The story is also a poke in the eye of American Jews, particularly those who risked life and limb by actively participating in the civil rights protests of the 1960's. Bell clearly implies that this was done out of tawdry self-interest. Perhaps most galling is Bell's insensitivity in making the symbol of Jewish hypocrisy the little girl who perished in the Holocaust -- as close to a saint as Jews have. A Jewish professor who invoked the name of Rosa Parks so derisively would be bitterly condemned -- and rightly so.
The essay was not too offensive for Hollywood, however—or HBO, which turned it into a TV movie, Space Traders, in 1994 as part of a “bizarre, thought-provoking” blaxploitation trilogy, Cosmic Slop.
Bell received a writing credit for the short film, which Breitbart.com now presents in full.
Both Obama and Bell demanded that Harvard hire professors on the basis of race. Obama and other students rallied to Bell’s side after Bell quit teaching until Harvard implemented race-based hiring policies. Other archived video tapes I have reviewed reveal Obama’s favorite law professor espouses racial ideas deeply at odds with American values.
The revelation is the latest in a pattern of Barack Obama’s associations with individuals who promoted a racially divisive America. In 2008, America learned that Obama attended, and had his children baptized, in a church run by the black bigot Rev. Jeremiah Wright. After the Obama campaign launched a successful existential war to have the Rev. Jeremiah Wright remain a household name only to Fox News viewers, Americans dreamed an Obama presidency would usher in a post-racial era.
That never materialized.
Instead, Professor Derrick Bell’s racial world view is now manifesting in the policies of the Obama administration, particularly in Eric Holder’s Justice Department. That’s why Obama’s radical associations in the past matter.
That’s also why Senator Obama’s appearance with New Black Panther Party President, Malik Zulu Shabazz in Selma, Alabama, matters. I detail the 2007 Selma event and photographs with Obama and Shabazz in my book Injustice. Andrew Breitbart courageously published other photos of Obama and Shabazz. The Leftist photographer prohibited my publisher (Regnery) from using some of the photos. He knew how incendiary they were, and so did Andrew. Remember, Malik Zulu Shabazz is the very defendant who Eric Holder let off in the New Black Panther voter intimidation case.
Policies of racial division, and racial preference have characterized this administration, even if most in the media have willingly failed to cover them. Nobody should celebrate this lost chance for national racial healing many voters thought would characterize his Presidency. Nobody should be glad that the Obama administration, for example, turns a blind eye toward racially motivated violence like the mob attacks in Wisconsin or Dayton.
That Obama gravitated toward Bell, Wright, and Bill Ayers and all the others we now know about says something about the man.
Contrary to those who might praise Derrick Bell, America is the worse off because of his ideas.
Bell was a lawyer who would mischaracterize the law to stoke racial strife. I had the opportunity to review the “Obama Tapes” at their source a few weeks ago. Obama’s glowing introduction of Bell is a small part of a bigger story.
In another tape I reviewed, Bell blatantly misrepresents employment law in describing a lawsuit brought by Harvard Law students demanding race based hiring:
“It’s a tough case to make because our courts, our system, only understands discrimination if somebody comes in and says ‘no niggers allowed.’ And the law school has not done that at all.”
This is an outright falsehood. Employment discrimination law recognizes a case in in far lesser circumstances than Bell allows, and Bell knew it. But it demonstrates how Bell, on camera for an audience, would resort to the most incendiary of racial fables to push his racialist agenda.
As I describe in Injustice, Obama resorted to the same dishonest and racially incendiary tactic in his 2007 Selma speech, falsely characterizing the Bush Justice Department’s efforts to stamp out black-only scholarships at the public Southern Illinois University. Not surprisingly, Obama’s Justice Department has adopted a policy with which Derrick Bell would approve, that is, no more cases like the Southern Illinois case. This policy, as we shall see, is straight out of Bell’s world view.
On the tapes Bell paints a devilish portrayal of whites, explaining alleged reluctance to hire Harvard professors on the basis of race this way: “What they are really doing is saying, ‘unless you share our culture, it’s too much of a risk [to hire a black professor].” To Bell, he sees law professors in opposing cultural camps, and one camp finding the “culture” of the other camp uncomfortable. Absent from this world view are notions of human decency, and individual dignity that view each person as unique, and not part of a cultural divide.
While science fiction writers can generally be forgiven for implausible plots, it is hard to ignore the racially nutty novel Derrick Bell wrote in the 1990s, "The Space Traders." In it, space aliens land on Earth and seek to remove all blacks from the planet. They find a willing business partner in the Jews, who are eager to help the aliens. The Jews in Bell’s novel help cleanse blacks from Earth in exchange for gold.
It wouldn’t surprise me if Bell’s novel can be found on Louis Farrakhan or Malik Zulu Shabazz’s bookshelf. Who could fault Barack Obama if he also read his favorite professor’s science fiction?