Lo and behold, we have yet another relative of Barack Obama. This time it is a half brother who lives in China, and while his name surfaced back in 2008, he quickly disappeared and avoided any media attempt to interview him. His name is Mark Ndesandjo and the little bit that I have been able to find on him is that he supposedly runs an internet company called WorldNexus and teaches piano to poor kids in China. He is married to a Chinese women and is the product of Baracks's woman-hopping and reportedly abusive father and his third wife. He too was born in Kenya and is highly educated, receiving his education here in the United States.
He goes out of his way to distance himself from his more famous half-brother and even goes so far as to disagreeing with his older brother about embracing his African roots.
Ndesandjo, who had an elite education in the United States, collecting a degree from Brown University, a masters in physics from Stanford and an MBA from Emory, did not share Obama’s emotional view of his roots.
Obama painted a disappointed picture of his half-brother in his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father, in which he celebrated his own return to Kenya and rediscovery of his African inheritance.
At a rather tense lunch, Obama quoted “Mark” – his family name is never given away in the book - as saying Kenya was “just another poor African country” to which he felt little attachment.
Mark added: “There’s not much work for a physicist, is there, in a country where the average person doesn’t have a telephone.”
According to Obama’s account, Mark looked him in the eye and said: “You think that somehow I’m cut off from my roots, that sort of thing. Well, you’re right.”
In an article in New York The Magazine a columnist summed it up this way.
So, basically, he makes most people look like lazy wastes of space, just like his half-brother.While a very clear picture is emerging about Barack's daddy as a womanizing, globe-trotting, drunken, abusive adherent of Islam, we still are no closer to learning anything about what makes Barry O tick. I found it odd that he seems to be estranged from so many of his siblings, except when like this trip to China, they can be used for photo ops and feel-good human interest stories. He has a drug-running half-brother living in poverty in Kenya, another who by most accounts is very accomplished, and a half-sister, Maya Sotero, who was the product of Barack's mother and her second husband Lolo Sotero. Add to the mix his aunt who was discovered to be an illegal alien living in government housing in Boston and we have an eclectic mix of people, who with the exception of his sister Maya, seem to want nothing to do with their more famous and powerful brother.
Oh, one last question. Did this half brother Mark Ndesandjo have anything to do with building the recovery.gov website? Might explain why the Obama administration spent $18 million on it and why it is such a colossal flop.