In spite of much ridicule towards ‘the birthers’ (those who question the eligibility of Obama to be president, based on lack of proof of U.S. birth), I have felt that there is a legitimate issue here.  However, my gut feeling is that rather than Obama being foreign-born, there is some other reason for his failure to produce a birth certificate.

It is believed that narcissism is a way that some people compensate for deep humiliation or shame that they endured as children.  There is little question that Obama is narcissistic.  My suspicion is that there may be a connection between his shame, and the circumstances surrounding his birth.

As I looked into the subject, I ran across some interesting ideas on other blogs.  I moved on, without saving the links, but found myself thinking a lot about some of the info. It was on my mind enough that I tried to replicate my searches to find the sites again, but I couldn’t.  What had stuck with me was a name: Frank Marshall Davis.  After not finding the original sites, I just looked for more info on him.

Frank Marshall Davis, if I remember correctly, was around the age of Obama’s grandfather (Stanley Dunham).  Apparently, before he went off to college, Obama’s grandparents handed him over to Davis to mentor him.  Now, I had not done any research on Stanley Dunham, but I had the impression that Obama was raised in a decent, stable, middle-class family–which happened to be white, since his mother was white.

Davis, on the other hand, seemed to be a seedy character.  He was, among other things, a pornographer.  It is also reported that he was a sex addict, a pervert, a pedophile, a bisexual, and a swinger.  Apparently he had written a pornographic novel based on his experiences.  Davis happens to be black.

To me, something seemed weird about a ‘decent’, white, middle-class man having an association with a black pedophile pornographer, that included them being drinking partners and making trips together (and taking a young Obama with them) to the ‘redlight district’.  Obviously, Stanley Dunham was not the decent, upright man I had envisioned.

It seems that every day we learn about someone else who was not what we had thought them to be, so that’s not too unusual.  What is unusual, however, (at least I assume it is unusual), is a grandfather turning his beloved grandson over to the care of a man like Frank Marshall Davis.

As I tried to understand more about these two men, and the nature of their relationship, I encountered some theories regarding them–and, unexpectedly, they involved questions of who Obama’s father was.  This was becoming more complicated.

My first impression, after learning about Davis being Obama’s mentor, was that there was probably a sexual relationship involved.  I knew that Davis had a role in Obama’s political career, and I assumed this was a ‘price he had paid’ for Davis’ backing and promoting him.  I believed, if this were true, that it could certainly have caused Obama deep shame and humiliation, and could have been an important factor in his abnormal psychological development.

However, the theories I encountered about his parentage were not as easy to dismiss as I had thought.  I found myself pondering them quite a bit.  I don’t remember how much of my theories were proposed in what I had read, and how much were my own ideas, but after pondering it for awhile, I came away with what seem to me like the three most likely possibilities.  I don’t know whether I’ll have time to look into this further, or whether I’ll leave it to someone else to figure it out, but here are the possibilities I propose as most likely, in no particular order:

  1. Stanley Ann Dunham is Obama’s real mother and Obama’s father is a black man she was with in Seattle.  Ann and her parents’ sudden move to Hawaii was to put distance between them.

    Stanley Ann Dunham

    Stanley Ann Dunham

  2. Frank Marshall Davis is actually Obama’s father, and (Stanley) Ann Dunham is his mother.

    Frank Marshall Davis

    Frank Marshall Davis

  3. Stanley Armour Dunham is Obama’s real father, and a black woman (possibly a prostitute) is his mother.  This could  be a result of his trips to the redlight district, and Davis could be his ongoing connection to the woman–or her connection to Obama. This theory proposes that the family’s move to Hawaii was a cover, and that Ann posed as Obama’s mother for the early years of his life, and then went off to pursue her own ambitions.  In this scenario (as possibly with others) Obama’s real birthdate is not the one commonly reported.  It is said that Stanley badly wanted a son–hence his naming his daughter ‘Stanley’.

    Stanley Armour Dunham

    Stanley Armour Dunham

In all 3 of the theories, Barack Obama Sr. is not the real father.  It is not implausible that Ann could find a young black student to marry her and pose as Obama’s father.  Perhaps money was involved.

Barack Obama Sr.

Barack Obama Sr.

It is an interesting observation of one blogger, that it seems rather strange that Stanley Dunham would have nothing but high praise for the man who had abandoned his daughter and 2 year old grandson.

It is not unusual, but worthy of mention that Obama Sr., a foreign student who must have had some potential, ended up going downhill in his personal life after he left Ann & Obama, becoming an alcoholic and eventually dying in a car wreck.

I may be totally off base, but my impression of many alcoholics is that they are people living with a shameful secret and burden of guilt that they cannot bear.

For anyone interested in looking further at these theories, here are some links:

Another Look At Obama’s Origins

familypedia on: Stanley Armour Dunham

Comparing the dates

Do You Recognize This Man?

Update 5/20/11:

Jerome Corsi has uncovered the whole story.  Below are links to a three part interview with him.  Part two gives the most info. on the subject.

part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BygadqqiFH8

part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqvvqGqpkgE

part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W9z_-eKOG0

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