Six years ago this article in American Thinker detailed the role of a German teenager by the name of Rainer Baake in initiating the ascent of Barack Obama to the highest office of the United States.
In the early 1970s the Soviet Union conceived a plan to have a black communist elected president on a racial-healing trope and, from that position, degrade the United States so that it became less of a rival. Young Rainer, a teenager in the then West Germany, was sent to Chicago as a community organiser to establish a communication channel with the Communist Party of the United States. Rainer was in Chicago from 1974 to 1978. Obama’s gig as a community organiser in Chicago was from June 1985 to May 1988.
In their death throes the Soviets did the same with Germany after reunification. Angela Merkel, as a young East German, was such a staunch communist that she was allowed to travel to West Germany to visit her relative there without restriction. She followed what is now a common script in the West; pretend to be on the conservative side of politics while taking the country leftwards as fast as circumstances will allow. In her 16 years as Chancellor she did a lot of damage to Germany: economically, culturally and militarily.
In 2014, Herr Baake rose to the position of State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Merkel’s regime. In that role he staffed the ministry with green/left bureaucrats. He didn’t peak out there. After leaving the ministry in 2018, Herr Baake founded the Climate Neutrality Foundation which is funded by the San Francisco-based Climate Imperative Foundation, in turn funded by billionaire families such as the Hewletts. So it is US money that is behind the destruction of Germany, just as effectively as bombing it.
How so? As with the Biden regime, with laws that impose prohibitive costs on the ordinary business of living. We need not go into the details; it is the German version of the Inflation Reduction Act, the banning of gas stoves etc. What is impressive is that Herr Baake has had a quite successful, near-50 year run at ruining the major countries of the West. It will take the United States and Germany some time to heal from the scars of that effort. This agent of the Soviet Union, via the East German Stasi, is indefatigable and one of the best agents they ever launched. It is really quite something.
But back to Barack Obama. What motivated his loathing for the United States, apart from marrying a woman who also loathed the country of their birth, that made him such an effective vessel for the Soviet plot? In 2011 Dinesh D’Souza wrote The Roots of Obama’s Rage which concluded that Obama didn’t like colonialism. It’s a bit more basic than that – just plain envy. The most eloquent description of Obama’s condition was written before he was born.
African-American novelist James Baldwin spent part of the summer of 1951 in the Swiss mountain village of Leukerbad and wrote up that experience in Harper’s Magazine in 1953 in an essay entitled Stranger in the Village. This passage from that essay is an erudite explanation of Obama’s rage:
For this village, even were it incomparably more remote and incredibly more primitive, is the West, the West onto which I have been so strangely grafted. These people cannot be, from the point of view of power, strangers anywhere in the world; they have made the modern world, in effect, even if they do not know it. The most illiterate among them is related, in a way that I am not, to Dante, Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Aeschylus, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Racine; the cathedral at Chartres says something to them which it cannot say to me, as indeed would New York’s Empire State Building, should anyone here ever see it. Out of their hymns and dances come Beethoven and Bach. Go back a few centuries and they are in their full glory—but I am in Africa, watching the conquerors arrive.
For Obama, this is the Black Man’s burden. And this sentence of Baldwin’s talks about the feeling of being dissed by that knowledge:
The rage of the disesteemed is personally fruitless, but it is also absolutely inevitable: the rage, so generally discounted, so little understood even among the people whose daily bread it is, is one of the things that makes history.
What Obama can’t have, he must destroy. This explains the killing of Justine Damond in Minneapolis in 2017. Otherwise it is hard to explain why a Somali cop would reach across his partner to shoot an unarmed white woman through the window of a patrol car.
Russia is now reaping the whirlwind of the Soviet Union’s Obama project. Because Obama hired progressives to run the State Department and those progressive set out to remake the world in their own image. Thus their badgering of Poland because it is a conservative Catholic country that doesn’t want to be despoiled by Muslim migrants.
The Hungarians now consider the United States to be a main adversary – great work, State Department! The State Department ran the 2014 coup in Ukraine and chose the new government. Eastern Europeans I know make the sign of the cross when they hear Victoria Nuland’s name. Under Obama she was responsible for running the State Department’s efforts against Eastern Europe; a role resumed under Biden.
A modest proposal to begin the peace settlement in Ukraine: Russia apologises to the United States for inflicting Obama on it and the United States apologises for inflicting Victoria Nuland on Eastern Europe.
David Archibald is the author of American Gripen: The Solution to the F-35 Nightmare