Friday, April 25, 2008

Rev. Wright and the gospel of anger

Wright complains to Bill Moyers on PBS:

"The persons who have heard the entire sermon understand the communication perfectly," he said. "When something is taken like a sound bite for a political purpose and put constantly over and over again, looped in the face of the public, that's not a failure to communicate. Those who are doing that are communicating exactly what they want to do, which is to paint me as some sort of fanatic.."

Wright insisted that he and Obama never talked politics:

"It went down very simply. He's a politician, I'm a pastor. We speak to two different audiences. And he says what he has to say as a politician. I say what I have to say as a pastor. But they're two different worlds."

"I don't talk to him about politics," Wright said. "

Yet, Obama appointed Wright to his campaign advisory committee.

Look, the idea that his sermons were taken "out of context"is absurd. Why doesn't someone just straight out ask him,"Do you really believe that the CIA and the govt distributed drugs in the inner cities in order to jail blacks? Yes or No? Do you think they also spread AIDS in the black community for the same reason? Yes or No? Do you believe that because of America's past "sins" of slavery, wars, and policies that we got what we deserved on 9-11? Yes or No.

How difficult is it to ask these things?

We all know the answers though. The answers are yes. And maybe Obama doesn't believe these things, but many blacks do and that it is the most disturbing thing to come out of all of this.

In Larry Elders book, "Stupid Black Men." (which I will write about Monday) He quotes a black economist and TV pundit Julianne Malveaux on the Hannity and Colmes show long before the Wright controversy came to light. Malveaus said this:

"Terrorism in the United States is as old as we are. You want me to give you a litany of terrorism? You want me to start with what's happened to the Indian population? You want to go on to what happened in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921?...We are the terrorists." Hannity then ask her if we are a terrorist nation and she answered, "Oh absolutely....the chickens have come back to roost."

Sound familiar? This kind of belief didn't start with Rev. Wright. It now snakes it way through the black community through people just like Wright and Malveaus. It's time we all paid attention to it. It sows the seed of racial hatred.

Obama says he never heard anything but love and faith from Wright, but who can seriously believe that? In his taped sermons Wright uses the "n-word,” he uses profanity, and when yelling about Bill Clinton he said that Bill was “ridin’ dirty” with Monica, and he seems to be simulating sexual intercourse from the pulpit. Wright referred to Justice Thomas as "Clarence Colon" and Sec. Condi Rice as "Condamnesia."

A preacher of love and faith? Please. When one let's such words of meaness out of their mouth, it is easy to "paint" one as a fanatic.

Obama insists that he doesn't agree with Wright on these things. I hope to God he really doesn't.