Barack Obama stepped into the spotlight ahead of the November 8 midterm elections to try to shrink the predicted “red wave” of Republican victories. During the final two weeks, Obama campaigned for the Democratic Party in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, the same six states marred by egregious vote manipulation in the 2020 election that brought Joe Biden—and Obama—back to power.
The result of the elections was disappointing for Republicans. Despite the fact that most midterms produce significant gains for the opposing party, despite the fact that Americans are suffering financially and that 75 percent of those asked reportedly said that the country is heading in the wrong direction, official vote totals across the country and, importantly, in those six swing states, kept the Democratic Party firmly in power.
Some commentators said Obama saved the day by appealing to moderate, undecided voters and avoiding the extremism of many other Democrats. Some noticed that he still, angrily at times, demanded even more of the radical change that his party has pushed through.
What is important to understand is that the direction of the Democratic Party (including Joe Biden) and the direction of the nation is subject to him. You need to know who Obama is and how he thinks.
The Bible foretells an end-time political figure who uses deceit, flattery and a hateful will to fundamentally transform America. My father, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry, identifies Barack Obama as this man. The press never vetted Obama, and many Americans view him as a centrist, yet new evidence is emerging about this man’s true identity.
As Barack Obama reemerged in the news, so too did a manuscript that he wrote back in the 1990s. It revealed his ongoing motive behind his entire political career: to be part of a transformation of this country.
Prior to attracting the national spotlight as a presidential candidate, Obama was more open about his agenda. In the 1990s, he left Harvard University with a blueprint for transforming America. The New York Times reports that Obama coauthored this 250 page manuscript with Prof. Robert Fisher, giving it a title that should ring a bell: Transformative Politics.
Neither Obama nor Fisher published the manuscript, so it remained hidden for decades until David Garrow, researching for his biography of Obama, Rising Star, found a copy in Fisher’s basement. The full text remains out of public view, but the Times reports that Obama and Fisher portrayed 1990s America as an ongoing racialized culture war. They wrote that feckless Democrats were being outmaneuvered by cynical Republicans. Their strategy was for racial activists to stop asking the judiciary to hand out victories they couldn’t win at the polls and instead engineer a political realignment that would begin a new chapter in the country’s history. This would help them accomplish a national transformation.
Transformative Politics paints America as a battleground of races, with whites as the enemy. Obama and Fisher wrote that because America is a racist society, we cannot realistically expect white America to make special concessions towards blacks over the long haul. They ridiculed the idea that whites would one day wake up, realize the error of their ways, and provide blacks with reparations to expiate white demons. So, they advised radical activists to redistribute wealth, not only to minority blue-collar workers but to blue-collar whites as well.
Obama criticized Bill Clinton, then governor of Arkansas, for retreating from true socialism, and argued that emphasizing economics rather than race was the best way to beat conservatives and push through race-based changes. Attracting a larger share of people who vote according to their own bank accounts would increase Democrats’ political power and their ability to force through wholesale reparations, special concessions and transformation.
A decade before Obama wrote Transformative Politics, he was even more openly radical. He arrived at Occidental College in Los Angeles as a traditional Marxist-Leninist predicting a violent uprising in America. He joined the Democratic Socialist Alliance, a Marxist-socialist fellowship founded by Dr. John Drew (a political scientist who has since repudiated Marxism). Obama learned from Drew that the type of revolution he sought has never happened in a First World nation. Middle-class people have too much to lose to risk it all in a Bolshevik-style uprising. Therefore, it is easier for American Marxists to hijack the system and gradually transform the nation into a Communist society from within.
Drew sees himself as a “missing link” between Obama’s earlier exposure to traditional communism by Frank Marshall Davis in Hawaii and his later exposure to more subtle forms of radical leftism in Chicago before becoming president.
Obama’s 250 pages on transforming politics describe how to accomplish what Drew suggested. It argues that you cannot convince millions of working-class Americans to vote for socialism by telling them that racism is in their dna. You must convince millions of working-class Americans to vote for socialism by destroying what America has been, including its economy, and offering socialism as the way out of the crisis. In other words, you have to sway many of the people you consider the enemy to support you before you can openly wage the racial culture war against the racial majority.
Obama promotes the Democratic Party with a similarly subtle and sophisticated strategy. Communism, critical race theory, transgenderism and racialized culture war are surely just as much a part of him as they are of his fellow radical elites in Washington, Martha’s Vineyard, Silicon Valley and other centers of power. But he is better than they are at keeping that out of view as he appeals to oil and steel workers in rural Pennsylvania, for example.
Radical Democrats saw Obama and his elites transform America during his eight years in the presidency, combat the unexpected presidency of Donald Trump, and even overthrow the 2020 election (particularly in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, ironically). And they saw them get away with it. Confident in their power, they are now fighting the culture war out in the open instead of making overtures to independents or conservatives.
Like other radicals, Obama believes that America is a racist society needing to expiate white demons by special concessions, wholesale reparations and waging culture war. But unlike them, he senses the effectiveness of hiding that radicalism, even at this late stage. Deceiving those he considers the enemy about his motivations has worked blindingly well for Obama for more than 15 years. He comes across as moderate relative to the others despite the fact that he has destroyed more and transformed more than all the rest of them combined!
It is definitely possible for a single individual to exert amazing control over the elites and over large numbers of people, especially when that individual harnesses the power of deceit.
Antiochus iv Epiphanes was one such individual. Antiochus was a Seleucid king who obtained rule by pretending he was someone he really was not. Through deceitful lies and flatteries, he usurped power from the rightful king (his nephew) and then tried to extinguish the Jewish faith. He betrayed the people of Jerusalem, slaughtered them, and desecrated the temple of God with an idol of Jupiter Olympus bearing his likeness. Among the flatterers, pretenders, deceivers and elite, Antiochus was the master flatterer, pretender, deceiver. Among those who exerted their will on the masses, he exerted his will above all. He used his power of deception to rise like a star from what could have been a far lower position, seizing power and exerting it for his own benefit, his own ideology, and even his own whims.
After Barack Obama was reelected president in 2012, my father wrote a startling booklet titled America Under Attack, which he recently updated and greatly expanded. It revealed that Obama is an end-time type of Antiochus Epiphanes. Like Antiochus, Obama obtained power through lies. Now he is betraying the American people and trying to extinguish the faith of our Founding Fathers through a combination of subterfuge and brute force.
The Prophet Daniel said an end-time Antiochus would “cast down the truth to the ground” (Daniel 8:12). There is more than one Antiochus figure at work on the world scene right now. There is a spiritual Antiochus who “cast down the truth to the ground” inside God’s Church. There is also a political Antiochus who “cast down the truth to the ground” in America. This astonishing truth is why we at the Trumpet have kept an eye on Obama ever since he left office. He is at the epicenter of the election crisis and the radical left’s effort to prevent Donald Trump from being reelected.
The existence of a “hidden Antiochus” is also inferred in 2 Kings 14:26-27: “For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel. And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.”
With the reemergence of Barack Obama, you are seeing the reemergence of a modern Antiochus who is primarily responsible for the “bitter affliction” America is suffering today. It will take a miracle from God to restore free and fair elections to the United States and fix the grave economic woes besetting the country. But before such a miracle occurs, God is going to unmask the political Antiochus behind the Biden administration and let people see the extent of the sickness that has beset American politics. The discovery of Obama’s manuscript, Transformative Politics, is part of this unmasking. But you can expect much more earthshaking exposures to be uncovered in the very near future!