Information about what Barack Hussein Obama actually stands for, besides "hope" and "change," isn't easy to come by, since he speaks in vacuous platitudes and doesn't have enough experience to have left behind a record. But the clues are out there. In his autobiographical Dreams from My Father, Obama writes of a father figure named Frank who apparently influenced him profoundly with his "hard-earned knowledge." He acknowledges the words of wisdom "Frank and his old Black Power dashiki self" shared with him before he set off for college. This advice included not to "start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that ****." This Frank guy in the Black Power dashiki is Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Communist Party USA, which received subsidies from the Soviet Union to advance its goal of destroying America from within. Davis wasn't Obama's last contact with the radical Left: Obama became a "community organizer" 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, an offshoot of the old Moscow-controlled CPUSA, and helped organize the 2002 rally where Obama came out against the Iraq War. Given the circles Obama moves in, it's hardly reasonable to expect his wife to be proud of America. A radical on a communist website appraises Obama's first primary victory: Obama's victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary "mole," not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through. If by some tragic lapse of national judgment Obama were to end up the White House, the Soviet Union would achieve its greatest Cold War victory nearly 20 years after its demise. But as with other mortal diseases, it doesn't matter if the host dies — so long as socialism can find a new host to invade.