“I was astounded, shocked and disgusted by the comments and beliefs of Reverend Wright, and, given the applause and cheers, he mirrored the beliefs of most in his congregation.”
Reverend Wright’s congregants do not live in Section 8 housing. From what I have read, the church’s congregation is heavy in urban professionals. Perhaps the congregants are trying to prove they are “black”.
Why do we have to go to the movies to see the Joker, when we’ve got Wright and Pfleger?
“Perhaps the congregants are trying to prove they are black.”
I think you are right there but I would add to it the general liberal tendency to accept any philosophy that allows them to enjoy the fruits of their own getting. Upwardly-mobile blacks don’t want to be held responsible to drag their fellow blacks along with them. They want to be told they should continue to get more money and more power in order to use that money and power to get the “real villain” (i.e., the government) to take care of the other blacks. They want to have a green light to be as selfish as possible so long as they advocate government action to take care of their lessers.