1.5 million voters are about to open their mailboxes to find an anti-Obama DVD that claims President Obama‘s real father is a communist and a Chicago activist named Frank Marshall Davis. The film, “Dreams From My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception“ was directed by Joel Gilbert who in a July speech at the National Press Club claimed “that any one of the hundreds of American journalists in this building could win the Pulitzer Prize, just by writing about the evidence presented in Dreams from My Real Father.”
The DVD is being sent, unsolicited. In other words, it’s spam. What’s unclear is who’s footing the bill.
Rosie Gray at Buzzfeed, who broke the story this evening, reports that Gilbert “said that the film had been sent out to more one million voters in Ohio; 200,000 after a mid-summer conference, and a million after that. He said that 50,000 copies had been sent to voters in Nevada and 100,000 to voters in New Hampshire.”
“We’re sending out bulk mailings to many states,” Gilbert said. “Probably Illinois, New York, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, we’ll hit every state if we can to stimulate and force the national media to cover the story.”
Gilbert declined to say how much his company, Highway 61 Entertainment, is spending to distribute the film for free, but said that the film was making a profit through online orders.
Davis, who lived part of his life in Hawaii, features in Obama’s memoir, Dreams From My Father, as an old man. The notion that he could have been Obama’s father — and thus that Obama’s roots are in actual Communism — has been one of several variants of theories of Obama’s parentage that thrive online without any documentary support.
The film’s description at Amazon reads:
At age 18, Barack Obama admittedly arrived at Occidental College a committed revolutionary Marxist. What was the source of Obama’s foundation in Marxism? Throughout his 2008 Presidential campaign and term in office, questions have been raised regarding Barack Obama’s family background, economic philosophy, and fundamental political ideology. Dreams from My Real Father is the alternative Barack Obama autobiography, offering a divergent theory of what may have shaped our 44th President’s life and politics.
In Dreams from My Real Father, Barack Obama is portrayed by a voiceover actor who chronicles Barack Obama’s life journey in socialism, from birth through his election to the Presidency. The film begins by presenting the case that Barack Obama’s real father was Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA propagandist who likely shaped Obama’s world view during his formative years. Barack Obama sold himself to America as the multi-cultural ideal, a man who stood above politics. Was the goat herding Kenyan father only a fairy tale to obscure a Marxist agenda, irreconcilable with American values?
This fascinating narrative is based in part on 2 years of research, interviews, newly unearthed footage and photos, and the writings of Davis and Obama himself. Dreams from My Real Father weaves together the proven facts with reasoned logic in an attempt to fill-in the obvious gaps in Obama’s history. Is this the story Barack Obama should have told, revealing his true agenda for "fundamentally transforming America? Director Joel Gilbert concludes,To understand Obama’s plans for America, the question is ’Who is the real father?
MSNBC’s NOW w/ Alex Wagner examined the “documentary” this week:
Extreme conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been promoting the film:
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