Barack Obama - Tom Hayden - Black Student Alliance - Students For Economic Democracy

It is unknown whether Barack Obama became an actual member in either the Black Student Alliance or Students for Economic Democracy, which had both organized that first rally at which he spoke at Oxy. We do know that Students for Economic Democracy was a national student advocacy group established by soon-to-be California State Representative Tom Hayden, now a professor at Oxy, and his former wife, Hollywood actress Jane Fonda. If Obama were a member of SED, it would link him during his college years to one of America's most prominent leftists. And even if not actually a member of SED, Obama certainly collaborated with them on at least the divestment movement, principal leftist activity on Oxy's campus.

SED founder Hayden was a seminal figure of the American New Left, who, with Alinsky's methodology, eventually entered mainstream politics. Hayden authored the 1962 "port Huron Statement," the first official document of Students for a Democratic Society. He helped organize antiwar riots in the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention, for which he was arrested and stood trial as on of the original Chicago Seven. Hayden was a principal organizer of Students for a Democratic Society, from which Bill Ayers' Weatherman terrorist organization splintered. Hayden authored the SDS's political manifesto.

Hayden's wife, "Hanoi Jane" Fonda, is remembered for posing, "on location," atop a North Vietnamese gun turret, before she made millions "deflabbing" the "overweight women of America with her 'Work-Out' Books, records, and video cassettes" all the while "subsidizing" Hayden's political career, 'Profits from the Workout support the Campaign for Economic Democracy." Students for Economic Democracy, described in 1981 as the "campus arm" of Hayden's CED, operated as a "direct outgrowth" of Hayden's unsuccessful 1976 California campaign versus John Tunney for the United States Senate.

This is the same Tom Hayden who has been quoted as saying that 'Communism is one of the options that can improve people's lives and Jane Fonda's public utterances have included her statement that 'we should strive toward a socialist society, all the way to communism."

Another example of Hayden's brash rhetoric dates to a decade prior to Obama's arrival at Oxy. During Hayden's December 1968 testimony before the House Committee on Un-american Activities on the Chicago "anti-war protest," the following was read from an instructional flyer he had co-authored with fellow SDSer and protest leader, Rennie Davis:

"Disobey your parents, burn your money, you know life is a dream, all of our institutions are man made illusions effective because YOU take the dream of reality, Break down the family, church, nation, city, economy; turn life into an art form, a theater of the soul and a theater of the future; the revolutionary is the only artist. What is needed is a generation of people who are freaky, crazy, irrational, sexy, angry, irreligious, childish and mad: people who burn draft cards, burn high school and college degrees; people who say: To hell with your goals! People who lure the youth with music, pot and acid; people who re-define the normal; people who break with the status role title consumer game; people who have nothing material to lose but their flesh. The white youth of America have more in common with Indians than they do with their own parents. Burn their houses down, and you will be free."

When asked if this was "the way to have a better America," Hayden called them "beautiful sentiments."

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  • Irisheyes 2010/06/20 21:13:30 (edited)

    Two peas in a great big communist pod. You don't like it here then move to Communist China or Russia and leave our Country alone you socialist pigs!

    china russia leave country socialist pigs hillary student movement sed

    Hillary was also part of some student movement whether or not that they had anything to do with SED or not I don't know.

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  • TinCanSailor 2010/06/20 03:54:16
    "Monkey does as monkey sees." The more Obama surrounds himself with subversives, the more he will imitate them.

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