Talk:Frank Marshall Davis

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http://brianakira.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/obama-frank-marshall-davis-fbi-file.pdf

The source does not really support the contention that he was a "self-admitted pedophile".Dadsnagem2 11:24, 24 July 2009 (EDT)

We would have to cite the original document itself, Sex Rebel, however such pornographic material maybe inappropriate for a family friendly website. Thus the London Telegraph.uk has been used. Rob Smith 12:35, 24 July 2009 (EDT)
I understand, but the description of Davis as a "self-admitted pedophile" is in contrast to his statement quoted in the Telegraph article: "I’m not one to go in for Lolitas. Usually I’d rather not bed a babe under 20." Perhaps a more accurate phrasing would be "self-admitted perpetrator of pedophilic acts".Dadsnagem2 12:54, 24 July 2009 (EDT)
Huh? Isn't it the same thing? Rob Smith 15:05, 24 July 2009 (EDT)
Merriam-Webster Online defines "pedophilia" as "sexual perversion in which children are the preferred sexual object" (emphasis added). From the source cited, one cannot fairly conclude that Mr. Davis preferred children as sexual objects or partners. Dadsnagem2 10:42, 27 July 2009 (EDT)
Wow. So what's the point, Miriam-Webster is the definitive source? Rob Smith 18:33, 27 July 2009 (EDT)

Miriam-Webster's dictionary (or any other respected one) is A definitive source for the meanings of words, is it not? Dadsnagem2 12:41, 11 August 2009 (EDT)

Nope. A Dictionary gives usage, not a definition. Rob Smith 13:07, 11 August 2009 (EDT)
News to me, but then I've only been using them for 40 years or so, and I have only a Ph.D. in English. Dadsnagem2 13:34, 11 August 2009 (EDT)

Why?

Does this non-entity really deserve this big of an article in Conservapedia? Dadsnagem2 23:01, 11 August 2009 (EDT)

"Pops" a non-entity? He's part of American history, now.
"Pops" was probably one of three most important African-American writers the Comintern used to communicate the communist party line to African-Americans, the other two being Langston Hughes and Richard Wright.
Perhaps the most interteting part of the story (reference Senator_McCarthy#Retrospective_views_on_McCarthy) is how after this particular commie fell on hard times, he turned to peddling pornography & dope. But Ann Coulter may be wrong when she said, "McCarthy made it a disgrace to be a Communist. Domestic Communism could never recover." The CPUSA's own website says, "...At some point in the future, a teacher will add to her syllabus Barack’s memoir and instruct her students to read it alongside Frank Marshall Davis’...a future student will ...examine critically the Frankenstein monsters that US imperialism created in order to subdue Communist parties..." Rob Smith 23:16, 11 August 2009 (EDT)

You've got a weird obsession with this man. Your Conservapedia has this lengthy entry on someone who is virtually unknown and had little impact on anything, yet nothing on noteworthy entities such as Saul Bellow and Virginia Woolf. Dadsnagem2 23:24, 11 August 2009 (EDT)

I've gotten to know him, he was very intelligent, and educated, and unlike Obama, got there without affirmative action. He never had a criminal record, at least according to the FBI file up to about 1963. I've come to respect him in some ways. Rob Smith 23:29, 11 August 2009 (EDT)
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