Skip to comments.THIS IS A BENEDICTION?
Posted on 01/20/2009 10:51:35 AM PST by andrew roman
The Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery gave the benediction at today's inauguration of Barack Obama. It could more accurately be called a political ramble. It was, in no uncertain terms, an embarrassment. And as loathe as I am to have to use a word that has long been at the heart and soul of liberal thought, I will break out my liberal/english dictionary and say it ... It was offensive.
Said Mr. Lowery:
"We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back ... when brown can stick around ... when yellow will be mellow ... when the red man can get ahead, man ... and when white will embrace what is right ..."
First off, this is a prayer?
Second, was the Reverend Lowery listening to old Jesse Jackson speeches before he gave this so-called prayer? The fact that the man can rhyme words only means that his faculties may parallel those of Dr. Suess, not that he is coherent.
What on earth is the man talking about?
(Excerpt) Read more at romanaround.net ...
Rick Warren was more “inclusive” than this old liberal windbag.
What crap. Ogama could have never been elected without White support. I wonder if this nonsense will send tingles up Chris Matthews’ leg.
“I do NOT like green eggs & ham. Amen”
Agreed. It was worse than idiotic, combined with the fact that he looked and sounded like a mumbling corpse.
His not-so-concealed jab at whites was rude, inappropriate, stupid, and openly racist.
You can bet The Big O proof-read the copy before it was delivered. . . and he approved every word.
Bet on it.
Great, they can move to the front and tow the line for a while.
Rush is parsing this almost word for word right now—LOL!
Disgusting racist doggerel is called “prayer”? This is shameful.
“Cat in the Hat” Ping.
“We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back ... when brown can stick around ... when yellow will be mellow ... when the red man can get ahead, man ... and when white will embrace what is right ...”
Only the “white man” doesn’t embrace what is “right”, everyone else are victims.
Words be quick
...if you believe it.
[Jim Morrison: An American Prayer]
Imagine the uproar if the Benediction were bound by Truth in Advertizing.
“”We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back ... when brown can stick around ... when yellow will be mellow ... when the red man can get ahead, man ... and when white will embrace what is right ...”
Is this satire??
This sounds like that “Reverend” that Jerry Springer pulls out to be on his show. The drunk one.
Didn’t take long for that old black racism to rear its ugly head.
I hoped for a change, but all I got was a dope with mange!
I agree... I was appalled by that... very inappropriate. I know this man has seen a lot of injustice in this country in his 87 years, but c'mon... sounds like he's still blaming "whitey" for everything.
So the first black President has a racist “prayer” spoken over his inauguration.
Lovely. A sign of things to come?
“When the white will do what is right” — Gee I guess Hussein Obama got to be President only on black votes — whites are still not doing what is right in the eyes of that black racist Lowery.
Lowery has been around since the ‘60’s. He can’t change, even when an African American is elected President.
It’s alright to be racist now, as long as you’re treating whites like second-class citizens.
Not to worry, the white people of this nation engineered and implemented a great nation beyond the belief of the whole world, and they are envious!
I think it originated from:
"They says: "If you was white,
If you was brown,
But if you's black, oh, brother,
Get back, get back, get back."
A paean and farewell to the old guard.
I should ask my cable company for a refund for today since I didn’t watch any TV.
Slim Shady where are you???
He probably figured those blind enough to believe Ann’s son is a black man would buy kindergarten rhyme as prayer, having already accepted it as music.
Ditto’s - laughing so hard I’m crying!
Is that, like, Soylent Green?
Many are rightfully offended by that remark, but there are legends of self-hating, guilt-ridden, Obama voting white people for whom that remark was an orgasmic experience.
What happened to “When gay will rule the day”?
True, but the problem is, with all the PC, multi-culti education, many young white people don't know that and any minorities who know it will never admit it.
It will be interesting to see how this racist, anti-white crap goes over with the Asian and Hispanic minorities, whose importance will increase at the expense of the black minority for years to come.
I thought Johnnie Cochran had passed on?
The when white is right thing made me laugh. A black friend of mine that I grew up with used to greet me with the “black power” jive, and I would return the greeting with “white is right.” I’m sure my friend and his large family are enjoying Obama’s inauguration, and I would love to be there giving them a hard time. God bless them, and keep them through the disappointment Obama will bring.
It was white people who, for the first time in the history of the world said, We are strong enough to enslave other people, but it is wrong, and we are not going to do it any more.
It was white people who then pressed the rest of the (non-white) world to give up slavery. It was legal in parts of the Arab world until the 20th century.
It was white people who set up a government of laws guaranteeing them freedom. But that freedom presumed and required that individuals embrace right by regulating their own behavior, providing for their families, obeying the laws, respecting the property of others, and being productive.
It was white people who kept that system going and productive, and created a country which has given more freedom and prosperity to its citizens of all colors than any other country in the world.
It was white people who passed the civil rights laws that gave Obama and other minorities advantages that they could never have gotten on their own merits.
It is tens of millions of white people who have worked hard and paid the taxes that have supported millions of non-whites. I, personally, have had enough of my income confiscated each year to support the spawn of a couple of skanks who cant keep their knees together, and who are being raised to think I owe them even more.
Any person of any color who embraces right in this country can get ahead. Embracing right means work before pleasure, paying rent before buying bling, marriage before children, and all the other daily choices that constitute embracing right.
Damn you, you nasty old race baiter.
Looks like we need a captured audience likes schools have and then proceed to educate the masses.
He sure knows how to pick 'em. I guess he must agree with them. Bad start to his presidency, to have a racist preacher giving the benediction.
If it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown...
What the hell is yellow will be mellow supposed to mean? Yellow people (Asians I suppose) are violent mean people who need to settle down? I know he was knocking whitey and praising black and brown, but I can’t imagine he meant to knock yellow. “
Base on my 30 years of marriage to an Asian lady, I can say they are no more violent than anyone else you piss off. Can’t drive worth a crap, though. :)
Your post is so good, you should consider sending it on to Rush, etc. Millions would get a hoot out of your changes! A little truth always kicks things up a notch!
> I LOVE your editing of Rev Lowery’s whatever ( it certainly was NOT a prayer ).
(BIG GRIN!!!) I’m glad you liked it. It occurred to me while I was listening to him Preach at God. You’re right — it wasn’t a Prayer at all: it was a smug, self-righteous slap at a large section of the American people.
> Your post is so good, you should consider sending it on to Rush, etc. Millions would get a hoot out of your changes! A little truth always kicks things up a notch!
Please be my guest! I don’t know Rush or how to send it to him, and try as I might I haven’t been able to tune him in here in NZ. I don’t have broadband, so trying to listen to him online is futile.
Still, anything to help, ay!
I’m ok with the racism, because I know it exists. However, the open display by the Rev is pretty scary. If Obama continues to allow this and surround himself with these openly racist people, I fear for his life. Also, I fear for this country, because if anything happened to Obama we would be stuck with Biden.
(big grin!) This should be fun! I wonder if he’ll use it. I’ll have no way of knowing as I can’t receive Rush down here. Oh well... we’ve done our bit for Truth in Advertizing ay.
You Tube video of the prayer...... Go to the 5 min. mark and listen. Watch President Obama grin/smile when the Rev starts the symbolism close.
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