Remember what Nikita Khrushchev said: We canât expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism â Is Barack Obama A Marxist Mole? By Cliff Kincaid .- In his biography of Barack Obama, David Mendell writes about Obamaâs life as a âsecret smokerâ and how he âwent to great lengths to conceal the habit.â But what about Obamaâs secret political life? It turns out that Obamaâs childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a communist. In his books, Obama admits attending âsocialist conferencesâ and coming into contact with Marxist literature. But he ridicules the charge of being a âhard-core academic Marxist,â which was made by his colorful and outspoken 2004 U.S. Senate opponent, Republican Alan Keyes. However, through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his âpoetryâ and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just âFrank.â The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. Whatâs more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several communist-front organizations. Trevor Loudon, a New Zealand-based libertarian activist, researcher and blogger, noted evidence that âFrankâ was Frank Marshall Davis in a posting in March of 2007. Out Of Nowhere Obamaâs communist connection adds to mounting public concern about a candidate who has come out of virtually nowhere, with a brief U.S. Senate legislative record, to become the Democratic Party frontrunner for the U.S. presidency. Decades ago, the CPUSA had tens of thousands of members, some of them covert agents who had penetrated the U.S. Government. It received secret subsidies from the old Soviet Union. You wonât find any of this discussed in the David Mendell book, Obama: From Promise to Power. It is typical of the superficial biographies of Obama now on the market. Secret smoking seems to be Obamaâs most controversial activity. At best, Mendell and the liberal media describe Obama as âleft-leaning.â But you will find it briefly discussed, sort of, in Obamaâs own book, Dreams From My Father. He writes about âa poet named Frank,â who visited them in Hawaii, read poetry, and was full of âhard-earned knowledgeâ and advice. Who was Frank? Obama only says that he had âsome modest notoriety once,â was âa contemporary of Richard Wright and Langston Hughes during his years in Chicago...â but was now âpushing eighty.â He writes about âFrank and his old Black Power dashiki selfâ giving him advice before he left for Occidental College in 1979 at the age of 18. This âFrankâ is none other than Frank Marshall Davis, the black communist writer now considered by some to be in the same category of prominence as Maya Angelou and Alice Walker. In the summer/fall 2003 issue of African American Review, James A. Miller of George Washington University reviews a book by John Edgar Tidwell, a professor at the University of Kansas, about Davisâs career, and notes, âIn Davisâs case, his political commitments led him to join the American Communist Party during the middle of World War IIâeven though he never publicly admitted his Party membership.â Tidwell is an expert on the life and writings of Davis. Is it possible that Obama did not know who Davis was when he wrote his book, Dreams From My Father, first published in 1995? Thatâs not plausible since Obama refers to him as a contemporary of Richard Wright and Langston Hughes and says he saw a book of his black poetry. Fellow Travelers The communists knew who âFrankâ was, and they know who Obama is. In fact, one academic who travels in communist circles understands the significance of the Davis-Obama relationship. Professor Gerald Horne, a contributing editor of the Communist Party journal Political Affairs, talked about it during a speech last March at the reception of the Communist Party USA archives at the Tamiment Library at New York University. The remarks were posted online under the headline, âRethinking the History and Future of the Communist Party.â Horne, a history professor at the University of Houston, noted that Davis, who moved to Honolulu from Kansas in 1948 âat the suggestion of his good friend Paul Robeson,â came into contact with Barack Obama and his family and became the young manâs mentor, influencing Obamaâs sense of identity and career moves. Robeson, of course, was the well-known black actor and singer who served as a member of the CPUSA and apologist for the old Soviet Union. Davis had known Robeson from his time in Chicago. As Horne describes it, Davis âbefriendedâ a âEuro-American familyâ that had âmigrated to Honolulu from Kansas and a young woman from this family eventually had a child with a young student from Kenya East Africa who goes by the name of Barack Obama, who retracing the steps of Davis eventually decamped to Chicago.â It was in Chicago that Obama became a âcommunity organizerâ and came into contact with more far-left political forces, including the Democratic Socialists of America, which maintains close ties to European socialist groups and parties through the Socialist International (SI), and two former members of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), William Ayers and Carl Davidson. The SDS laid siege to college campuses across America in the 1960s, mostly in order to protest the Vietnam War, and spawned the terrorist Weather Underground organization. Ayers was a member of the terrorist group and turned himself in to authorities in 1981. He is now a college professor and served with Obama on the board of the Woods Fund of Chicago. Davidson is now a figure in the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS), an offshoot of the old Moscow-controlled CPUSA, and helped organize the 2002 rally where Obama came out against the Iraq War. Another figure in the CCDS, Leslie Cagan, is an organizer of anti-Iraq War demonstrations through a group called United for Peace and Justice. Former congressional investigator Herbert Romerstein, an expert on communist activities, said most of the members of the CCDS came out of the CPUSA, where they functioned as stooges of the Soviet Union until the fall of that dictatorship. He said it has âa close working relationship with the Stalinist remnants in the former East Germany, now called the Party of Democratic Socialism.â Romerstein said these were the people who ran the concentration camps and the Communist Party apparatus in East Germany. Romerstein also cited evidence that after the 9/11 terrorist attacks Cagan organized the first meetings to plan opposition to any United States military action against those responsible.