The redacted portion of an infamous letter once written by former President Barrack Obama has now been revealed.
The letter, in its entirety, has been obtained by the New York Post.
This comes after biographer David Garrow's recent blockbuster interview with Tablet Magazine. Garrow is a Pulitzer-prize-winning author who wrote the 2017 Obama biography, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama.
During his recent Tablet interview, Garrow made a number of explosive claims. And, one of the claims regarded a letter that Obama once sent to Alex McNear, who was his girlfriend at the time.
The letter, according to Garrow, had been partially redacted by McNear. But, he managed to track it down, and he found that, in the redacted portion of the letter, "Barack writes to Alex about how he repeatedly fantasizes about making love to men."
Now, the Post has also tracked down the letter, which belongs to Emory University. It turns out that Garrow is telling the truth.
The Post reports, "Former President Barack Obama wrote of his own 'androgynous' mind and 'mak[ing] love to men daily, but in the imagination,' according to the redacted portion of a now-notorious 1982 letter, obtained by The Post."
The Post goes on to quote the letter verbatim.
Obama, who was 21 years old at the time, wrote:
In regard to homosexuality, I must say that I believe this is an attempt to remove oneself from the present, a refusal perhaps to perpetuate the endless farce of earthly life. You see, I make love to men daily, but in the imagination.
Obama then goes on to talk about his "androgynous" mind.
My mind is androgynous to a great extent and I hope to make it more so until I can think in terms of people, not women as opposed to men. But, in returning to the body, I see that I have been made a man, and physically in life, I choose to accept that contingency.
Obama has yet to release a statement on the matter. It currently does not appear likely that he will.
As for Garrow, here is his take on the matter:
I'm a historian, not a psychotherapist. But, you know, I'm 70 years old. My sense of the world is that, you know, a large majority of humanity has fantasy lives. So, I don't find that passage in any way scandalous. It's sort of representative of humanity.
Garrow describes himself as to the left of Obama.