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Tyrant Obama = Warlord Doflamingo? -- A comparative analysis
By Stone Washington
March 20, 2017

Super villain, Don Quixote Doflamingo lounging while talking on his phone

Former President, Barack Obama talking on the phone with his foot on the Presidential desk

"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling conventions. We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated.

Barack Hussein Obama

"Pirates are evil? The Marines are righteous? These terms have always changed throughout the course of history! Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war have different values! Those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right! This very place is neutral ground! Justice will prevail, you say? But of course it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!"

Don Quixote Doflamingo


Friday, January 20th 2017 officially marked the beginning of the Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States. This most hallowed tradition and transition of power in America signified not only a new Administration arriving to the Executive branch of government with Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress, but the grand defeat of the Democrat Party through every sector of government and the exiting of the former Obama Administration from power. What was traditionally meant to be a solemn period of transition for the incoming Trump Administration has instead proved to be a long arduous battle against the feckless Democrats in Washington hellbent on perverting and stopping and impeaching or assassinating President Trump during his first term as President.

At the helm of this unified and well-funded treason was Barack Hussein Obama (whom I appropriately grant the name, "Tyrant Obama" in the article's title) who worked tirelessly in his Administration's final days to undermine and delegitimize the successfulness of Donald Trump's emergent presidency before it even began. And even now Obama lives only 2 miles from the White House with wife Michelle and former Senior Advisor, Valerie Jarrett running a "Shadow Government" through his treasonous group Organizing for Action, a 501 (C)4 organization – A communist front group funded by George Soros using Saul Alinsky Direction Action tactics to destabilize American government and to foment societal chaos throughout America.

The purpose of this article is to shed light upon the many lawless transgressions committed in Executive sector of government throughout Barack Obama's devastating 8 years as president, while comparing the sinister intentions of Obama, often hidden from the American public, to the wicked One Piece anime villain – Don Quixote Doflamingo, for his unrestrained lawless acts against humanity. Here, art imitates life for in many intriguing and ironic ways, Obama's deceitful methods act as a real-life representation of Doflamingo's heinous misdeeds as an infamous pirate Warlord in the One Piece universe.

Background to One Piece and Doflamingo

One Piece is a World-famous Japanese anime, holding the distinction for breaking the World record of the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author, and for selling over 406 million copies book copies printed worldwide, the best-selling Manga series in History. One Piece owes much of its success to its uniquely original and action-packed storyline, following the fictional adventures of the brave 21-year old young pirate Monkey D. Luffy as he journeys on a life-changing quest to conquer the seas. As a boy Luffy ate the "gum-gum fruit," one of thousands of mystical "Devil Fruits" found throughout the World capable of granting the user an exclusive super-natural ability from categories such as manipulating fire, ice, rock, to shape-shifting into a specific animal, etc. In Luffy's case, he gained the ability to have his body be made entirely out of rubber, able to stretch his limbs at great lengths, allowing him to attack his enemies from a distance while repelling blunt attacks and augment his body to unleash powerful attacks.

Over the course of many epic battles with other infamous pirates and the massive World Navy (the enemy to pirates), Luffy forms the Straw Hat crew and gains 8 other powerful crew members each with their own dreams of greatness while aiding Luffy in his dream to discover the "One Piece" a mythical treasure hidden in the World by the former King of Pirates: Gold D. Roger, shortly after being captured and assassinated by the navy. Roger conquered dozens of islands, thousands of pirates and navy men, cementing himself in History as the most legendary pirate who ever lived while inspiring thousands of pirates across the seas to strive to discover the "One Piece" upon announcing its secret existence during his execution. This inspires Luffy to endeavor to discover the One Piece and become the King of pirates at all costs.

The Straw Hat crew (younger and current)

Over the course of the story, Luffy would confront many super-powerful and infamous pirates who controlled large segments of the sea in a battle of fearful dominance, increasing Luffy and his crew's overall strength and bounty prices (placed on the pirates' heads by the Navy) every time a major villain becomes toppled by the crew. One distinguished villain in the series that lies at the center of this article is the sinister pirate Warlord, Don Quixote Doflamingo. Being a member of a system called the "seven Warlords of the sea" (Shichibukai), Doflamingo is a pirate allied with the World Government, the governing oligarch over the Navy (includes all other branches of military), along with all the islands and countries in the One Piece World. In exchange for offering his immense strength to defend the World Government whenever the need arises, Doflamingo's former wanted poster is rescinded, allowing him and other Warlords to operate freely as pirates with no objection from the Navy (unless deemed a major threat to humanity). Because of this government-backed status to cause world chaos, Doflamingo uses his title as a façade to hide his true criminal intentions as the largest black market broker in the One Piece World. Doflamingo operates from the shadows in his own country known as Dressrosa, trading drugs and weapons with the most fearsome pirates on the high seas unbeknownst the World government. But Doflamingo's criminal secrecy would soon run-out when confronted by his greatest threat of all in the form of Luffy and his Straw Hat crew.

The History of Dressrosa and Doflamingo

After several years of death-defying adventures traveling the high seas and conquering islands on a major stretch of ocean known as the "Grand Line," Luffy and the Straw Hat crew: deadly swordsman Roronoa Zolo, master chef and fighter Sanji, resourceful navigator Nami, extremely accurate sharpshooter Usopp, dedicated doctor and humanoid reindeer Tony Chopper, handy shipwright cyborg Franky, genius archeologist Nico Robin, and the powerful living skeleton and musician Soul King Brook ally with a fellow rookie pirate, Trafalgar Law, who like Doflamingo, enjoys the distinction of one of the seven Warlords of the Sea. Law teams up with Luffy's crew with the secret plan to ultimately take down the legendary pirate kingpin, Kaido King of the Beasts, one of the "Four Emperors of the sea" (four of the most powerful pirates in the One Piece World).

Among all the most powerful pirates in the series, Kaido controls a major portion of one half of the One Piece World called the "New World" (similar to the Americas during the Age of Exploration) in an iron grip of dominance. To bring Kaido down, Law first seeks to defeat his largest trading partner, Don Quixote Doflamingo, whom Law secretly bears a hateful grudge against. Doflamingo sells Kaido a man-made artificial type Devil Fruit called "Smile," granting the user powerful animal shape-shifting abilities.

At Law's instruction, Luffy and his crew aid him in destroying one of Doflamingo's two Smile factories on a distant satellite island in the New World, while defeating multiple members of Doflamingo's pirate crew and abducting the wicked scientist who produces Smile, Caesar Clown. Law contacts a furious Doflamingo by phone and demands that he will only return Caesar if Doflamingo renounces his status as a Warlord, which would force him to leave his kingdom of Dressrosa and flee from the Navy as a regular pirate. After going on a brief rampage against some of Luffy's naval allies in search of him and Law, Doflamingo reluctantly renounces his title as Warlord of the sea, shocking the entire World. Upon seeing the news, Law sets up a meeting time at Greenbit, a nearby island north of Dressrosa, where he will return Caesar. But upon meeting Doflamingo on Greenbit, Law finds that Dolamingo used his former status of royalty as a Celestial Dragon (a World noble) to coerce the World Government into reprinting the newspaper to remove the account that he resigned from the Warlords, marking it as a false report.

Upon learning he has been deceived, Law withholds Cesar until one of the three Admirals (the 2nd highest rank of the Navy) the blind swordsman Fujitora, emerges from the forest on the island and joins Doflamingo in battling against Law due to his alliance with Luffy, being a wanted pirate. Meanwhile, Luffy and his crew embark on Dressrosa to destroy Doflamingo's final Smile factory, with the end goal of infuriating Kaido, thereby causing him to destroy Doflamingo in a vengeance. Luffy goes undercover and enters as a gladiator into the country's Corrida Colosseum (much like Rome's Colosseum) tournament hosted by the Dolamingo pirates ruling the country.

Next Luffy enters for the sole purpose of winning the grand prize of the tournament: his deceased brother's devil fruit (when a devil fruit user dies, their fruit reappears somewhere else in the World), the flame fruit, granting the user the power to manipulate and generate fire. Luffy battles in the midst of hundreds of the most powerful criminals, gladiators, and pirates from across the seas in one of four matches, each with their own victor. After an epic battle with the legendary pirate gangster Don Chin Jao that capsized the fighting stage, Luffy wins his match and qualifies for the finals.

Elsewhere, Fujitora uses his mysterious devil fruit power that allows the Admiral to manipulate gravity, prompting him to use his power to essentially pull down massive meteors from the void of space and attack Law. Law survives by using his Op-op (operation) devil fruit abilities, allowing him to imbue his sword to cut any object into pieces with surgical precision and teleport objects in his range, slicing the incoming meteors in pieces. But Doflamingo uses his devil fruit powers, string-string fruit, which allows him to generate and lace his fingers with razor sharp threads to be used as blades, to overpower Law. While backed into a corner, Law retreats to the shore to find four members of Luffy's crew aboard their ship waiting to pick him up, and hands them Caesar Clown for safe-keeping. Suddenly Doflamingo darts across the sky (walking on his threads as tight-ropes attached to clouds) and attacks the Straw Hat crew, only to be intercepted by Sanji, the ship's cook. Despite launching many powerful attacks, Sanji is cut-down by Doflamingo and is immediately rescued by Law, who uses his power to teleport Doflamingo before he delivers a fatal blow. Law lures Doflamingo to the bridge connecting Greenbit to Dressrosa and the two clash in an epic battle.

Doflamingo vs. Law

But the battle takes a turn for the worst as Doflamingo overpowers Law and smashes him to the ground in Dressrosa, near the Colosseum, this at the same time that Luffy, being behind the gates of the Colosseum, is speaking with his crew member Roronoa Zolo and ally samurai Foxfire Kinemon. Doflamingo then shoots Law with a rifle three times, prompting Zolo to charge at him with an attack while Kinemon secures Law. But Zolo is intercepted by Admiral Fujitora and knocked through the ground by his powerful gravity attacks, while Kinemon is kicked down by Doflamingo. Doflamingo then grabs Law and ventures with Fujitora to his kingdom as Luffy watches in horror behind the gates of the Colosseum. By phone Luffy orders his four crew members to travel with Caesar to a distant island, while he and the other half of his crew plan to defeat Doflamingo. Luffy switches places with his long-lost brother Sabo in the tournament, who is a formidable fighter as second in command in the Revolutionary Army (the largest organization opposed to the World Government), and ventures out with Zolo and a rogue member of the Don Quixote pirates, Viola.

Viola explains the terrible secret history of her country of Dressrosa 10 years ago when Doflamingo and his band of powerful pirates hijacked the throne from the sitting King of the country, Riku Doldo III, Viola's father. Doflamingo used his string powers to mentally and physically control King Riku (like a puppet) and make it appear like he and his soldiers were attacking his own kingdom, killing hundreds of innocents. Doflamingo (like the false knight in Miguel Cervantes' Don Quixote of which he is named for) then steps in with his crew and subdues Riku and his soldiers to make it appear like he's the hero of Dressrosa. As a result, the people elect him as king, while Viola, her sister, and all of the Riku family are purged from the kingdom into exile. One of Doflamingo's crew members, Sugar, used her devil fruit ability to turn hundreds of soldiers, pirates, and gladiators that were defeated in colosseum tournaments into living toys, secretly used as slaves to transport shipments of weapons and drugs in docks under the country, cementing Doflamingo's criminal reign.

Even as a boy, Doflamingo is groomed to become King (much like Obama as a Manchurian candidate)

Enraged by this, Luffy and his crew members work to destroy Doflamingo's Smile factory and dethrone the tyrant from power. After storming his kingdom, Luffy saves Law while his sharpshooter Usopp and archeologist Robin successfully infiltrates the underground trading ports and slips past one of Doflamingo's chief officers, Trebol, to knock out Sugar, thereby ending her spell and turning all the toy slaves back into normal humans. Many of the hundreds of gladiators who were formerly toys, praised Usopp for his powerful courage and aided the Straw Hat crew in leading a revolt to destroy Doflamingo's criminal operations. At this time, Luffy's brother Sabo seizes the flame fruit amongst his powerful challengers in the tournament and uses it to burn away the stadium platform, revealing that it was hiding part of the underground trading port. When Luffy saves Law from Doflamingo's kingdom, it is revealed that Law deeply despises Doflamingo because 13 years ago (age 10) he was a protégé of Doflamingo's until he ran away from him after the Warlord killed his own brother, Don Quixote Rocinante (Law's mentor) because he sought to expose his plans to takeover Dressrossa to the Navy.

Infuriated that his decade long plot has been foiled, Doflamingo uses his power to unleash a massive cage made of thousands of his razor-sharp strings to surround the island and slowly condense into the center. This causes the thousands of citizens to shuffle to the center of the island as Luffy teams up with Law to battle Doflamingo once and for all. Swordsman Zolo eventually defeats one of Doflamingo's Supreme officers with a barrage of deadly wind-splitting slashes cutting thorough Pica's devil fruit power of stone manipulation power, that allowed him to take the form of the mountainous landscape around him to crush hundreds.

As Luffy's crew and the strongest of the colosseum gladiators defeat Doflamingo's lower level crew members one by one and destroy his final Smile factory, Law attempts to take down Doflamingo for a rematch and is defeated. Despite this, he manages to take down his right-hand man, Trebol, one of the Supreme officers, leaving only Luffy and Dolamingo left. Unable to defeat Doflamingo in his normal fighting state, Luffy activates his ultimate form, "Gear Four," by blowing massive amounts of air to inflate his rubber body like a balloon while pumping his blood at a massive rate to drastically increase both his speed and power. After a long and bloody struggle, Luffy manages to break through Doflamingo's many deadly strings and defeat the Warlord with his most tremendous attack, causing the shrinking birdcage to disappear, thereby freeing the island. Doflamingo is arrested by the Navy on the island headed by Fujitora, who despite being blind, could clearly see his evil intentions and strips Doflamingo of his Warlord status.

"Gear Four" Luffy attacking Doflamingo

Message for Today: Doflamingo and Obama

The adventurous World of One Piece is largely based on many historical references and symbolisms that point to key similarities worth describing in modern America. The chief comparison in this article is the central villain Don Quixote Doflamingo and former President Barack Obama, who, like Doflamingo has reigned over America not as a proper leader should have, but with a penchant for tyranny and lawlessness. Like Doflamingo conducting a secret underground crime syndicate as the largest black market dealer in the anime, Obama has orchestrated U.S involvement with the Fast and Furious distribution of firearms to Mexican drug cartels and donated billions of dollars to the #1 sponsor of terrorism, Iran in the corrupt Iran-nuclear deal which is utilizing the funds to further produce nuclear war-heads. The Obama Administration even took a secret last-minute effort to donate $221 million to the Palestinian government as the incoming Trump Administration was taking over (thankfully Trump's state department froze the transfer of funds), clearly signifying a direct affront to Israeli-US relations. Obama, in association with then former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was also guilty of donating weapons to Al Qaeda, Benghazi terrorists, and ISIS following the violent and chaotic events of the Arab Spring that saw the overthrow of various dictators in Muslim nations such as Libya, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, etc, by rebels and emerging radical terrorist groups (such as ISIS).

Like Obama, Doflamingo secretly donated weapons and funds to terrorist groups and criminals and was known to have funded various revolutions in the One Piece World, not caring which side, good or evil received them. An Info Wars article published a large list containing 75 times Obama blatantly broke the law and abused his authority over his two terms as president. Most recently it has been reported by the Trump Administration, the New York Times, and other news outlets that Obama had secretly wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 Election, signifying perhaps Obama's boldest scandal of all.

Similar to Doflamingo manipulating Trafalgar Law as his protégé and the people of Dressrosa, who originally believed him to be their savior, so has Obama manipulated the perception of tens of millions of Americans who voted for him twice, specifically the Black community who still blindly continue to vote 96% for the Democrat Socialist Party. But Law coming to the realization of Doflamingo's tyrannical intentions represents the "Silent Majority" and those negatively affected by Obama's progressive policies in America, largely inspiring Donald Trump to run for President. By this, Monkey D. Luffy represents Trump who was successful in thwarting Doflamingo's criminal organization and ending his wicked legacy, like Trump defeating Obama's presumed legacy of the Democrat majority in Washington for the next 8 years in winning the 2016 Election. Trump's often uncertain and arduous Election battles against the Fake News Media, GOP and Democrat establishment officials, and millions of anarchic protestors relates to the many battles Luffy won in the Colosseum tournament against criminals, pirates, and gladiators who initially believed him to be a minor threat due to his comedic disguise, but later joined behind him in defeating Doflamingo and his crew, similar to many Republicans now finally backing Trump. Luffy's powerful crew and brother Sabo represent Trump's loyal inner-circle of family members and close friends who largely attributed in aiding Trump's election victory.

In conclusion, all Americans should never forget or be deceived regarding the many lawless misdeeds of our former president Barrack Hussein Obama; the likes of which has been unseen in any other presidential administration in U.S history. One can only hope that Obama's propaganda machine of the Mainstream Media will be exposed by the newly released Vault 7 Wikileaks documents conclusively demonstrating that the CIA has gone completely rogue against the Trump Administration and against the vested interests of We the People.

Since the election of President Trump, the American people have slowly began to awaken to the failures and gross negligence of the Democrat Party in relation to fixing America's mounting problems of debt, healthcare, crime, and security, leading to perhaps the greatest loss of government seats for Democrats in History. This great loss due to the haughtiness of Obama, Hillary, and establishment Democrats believing they would remain in power forever, just like Doflamingo arrogantly believed, until faced the hard truth that their policies have failed and they have lost all face with reality. Hence, ultimately: Tyrant Obama = Warlord Doflamingo.

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Stone Washington is a PhD student in the Trachtenberg School at George Washington University. Stone is employed as a Research Fellow for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, focusing on economic policy as part of the Center for Advancing Capitalism. Previously, he completed a traineeship with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He was also a Research Assistant at the Manhattan Institute, serving as an extension from his time in the Collegiate Associate Program. During this time, he worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Clemson's Department of Political Science and served as a WAC Practicum Fellow for the Pearce Center for Professional Communication. Stone is also a member of the Steamboat Institute's Emerging Leaders Council.

Stone possesses a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from Clemson University, a Juris Master from Emory University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Clemson University. While studying at Emory Law, Stone was featured in an exclusive JM Student Spotlight, highlighting his most memorable law school experience. He has completed a journalism fellowship at The Daily Caller, is an alumnus of the Young Leader's Program at The Heritage Foundation, and served as a former student intern/Editor for Decipher Magazine. Some of Stone's articles can be found at, which often provide a critical analysis of prominent works of classical literature and its correlations to American history and politics. Stone is a member of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network, and has written a number of policy-related op-eds for the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The College Fix, Real Clear Policy, and City Journal. In addition, Stone is listed in the Marquis Who's Who in America and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Friend him on his Facebook page, also his Twitter handle: @StoneZone47 and Instagram. Email him at


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