Skip to comments.Jeremiah Wright - The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Posted on 04/28/2008 4:10:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Personally I find Rev Jeremiah Wright a sad echo from a sad time in America. He, like so many other aging baby-boomer liberals is living in the glory days of the 60s and 70s. He is trying as hard as he can to stoke the fires of racism in the country - all in the name of Jesus no less. Truly a pathetic sight and a reminder of why the rest of us are glad to be living in a world were racism is just an echo and not a reality. For those still stuck in their own personal quagmires my condolences - but it is not Americas fault.
Jeremiah Wright has found his 15 minutes of fame and he plans to go out with fiery bluster as he impugns the character of one Barack Obama:
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright said Monday that he will try to change national policy by coming after Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) if he is elected president.
The pastor also insisted Obama didnt denounce him and didnt distance himself from Wrights controversial remarks, but did what politicians do.
Wright implied Obama still agrees with him by saying: He had to distance himself, because hes a politician, from what the media was saying I had said, which was [portrayed as] anti-American.
Calling a politician a charlatan is nothing new, except when that pol is running as the anti-pol. Wright has just called Obama a charlatan - big surprise there - and he would know being his religious mentor for 20 years. Wright is going to jam his bitter, bible toting world view onto America and Obama no matter what the cost because he is on a mission. He is going to fix America once and for all and he will not stop until he gets the revenge he pathetically desires. The man is a lost cause folks.
As is the liberal movement. The anti-war baby-boomer liberals keep trying to resurrect Vietnam in Iraq. The feminist baby-boomer liberals keep trying to resurrect the male-female battles, and the Rev Wright type baby-boomers keep trying to ignite racism. They never got a chance to save America from these evils, the missed out on their Walter Mitty fantasies where they are the ones to save humanity. Wright has become so obsessed with his demi-god status he has grasped at weird and unsubstantiated studies which purport to upend everything the American Hero Rev Martin Luther King preached to a nation aching to leave racism in its past. Now he claims it is not the content of the character but the color of the skin which differentiates human beings. Truly a sad day for African Americans.
How much longer do the delusions of an aging and wailing generation have to poison this country? My generation and my kids generation dont see races, they see people, friends, neighbors who happen to have different genetic codes. I am blessed to live in a neighborhood which is richly diverse, and we respect each other based on where we have come to be - Americans living the American dream and raising our families amongst some of the best people on the planet.
Why should we or our children destroy this piece of diverse co-existence simply to placate a bitter old man who has found a reason for his anger and hate in scripture? Clearly we see why Obama said bitter people run to the bible and church to assuage hate. For Wright and his ilk Jesus gives him an excuse to coddle and keep his anger alive. His ego is so invested in his anger he sees himself as a messenger of God, bringing the message of hate to a peaceful and happy country.
Thankfully what my kids and their friends see is a dinosaur who is bleating out his tired cries as he prepares to leave this world to their generation - who are going to simply look upon him as that crazy uncle who never did find a way to live in, and enjoy, the modern world. Reverend Wright may be stuck in the middle of the last century, but our children are building the world of the 21st century and have no interest in moving backwards. Their friends are too dear to them to give them up for Ol Jeremiah and his disconnected rants.
Addendum: As usual once I write a post I figure out better ways of saying what I meant to communicate. What I wanted to make clear is it is my hope and prayers that the young folks under 30 do not let the views of this miserable man infect the hopes and aspirations they hold for their own future, for the world they are, or will be, building. I expect that my prayers will be answered on this matter, given what I know about the youngest generations coming behind the liberal baby boomers.
His interpreted version of Jesus Christ as a oppressed black man fighting against whitey who is as much interested in political revolution as he is in spiritual salvation is actually much closer to what the Islamics teach of Christ than what Christianity teaches of Christ.
And this is the well that Obama has been drinking deeply of for over 20 years.
"Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community ... Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love."
So, does this mean Obama is now toast, and Hillary one step closer to the White House?
Rev Write will be the new “ROSS PEROT”! he will get the clinton “family” back in power and will be given a bone. I suspect the deal is already being worked out with Hilbily.
Any attempt to put distance between Wright and Obama is to make Obama more palatable, IMO.
They are both fruit of the same poisonous hate-tree.
Like his soul sister Mary Frances Berry he’s getting back at those who shoved him off the sidewalk, called him n****r, and made him drink from the “colored” fountain back in the Bad Old days.
He’ll have his revenge on people long dead and he’ll take us all along for the ride.
Michelle Obama, a pampered quota princess and overpaid “Diversity” bureaucrat; who speaks as though she personally felt the sting of the overseer’s lash, is a prime example of a willing acolyte who has completely absorbed the old man’s poison.
Thank you, A.J., for making the distinction so many others forget in their desire to brand all baby-boomers as the problem.
Obama’s Oprah, however, can’t say too much about racism giving how gullible Americans have made her super-wealthy.
Michelle Obama, a pampered quota princess and overpaid Diversity bureaucrat
wow, did you peg her exactly
Going through high school and college, driving around town, and reading the papers it became very clear to me who was in the library all the time studying, who was holding down two jobs, who was doing what it took to succeed.......and who was standing on the street corners in idleness, who was filling up the crime logs, and who were on a fast road to nowhere.
They can take their excuses for being nowhere and shove it.
BTTT -- from a bitter gun-owning religion-clinging proud AMERICAN.
All that could be said about this man has been said, anyone for a small laugh before continuing the war of the racist?
BECAUSE HE"S REALLY BOB BARR!!!!
THAT'S RIGHT!! AS one of the major leaders of the VRWC was leading the impeachment of the President Clinton and supporting other reactionary causes, he was also surreptitiously heading a black church in Chicago knowing full he would one day use this position to destroy the Democratic Party!!!
As the wheels fly off the Obama campaign, three
questions came to mind.....(wishes)
Any chance Rev. Wright will be invited to speak
at the Dems Convention? Oh, how I would enjoy!
How about a Obama/Wright ticket?
Move the Dems Convention to Chicago possible?
Note that Wright said that the criticism of his record and his verbal comments was really an attack on the black church.
That sounds awfully familiar...
Isn’t that what most Romney defenders kept insisting a few months ago, that the criticism of his record and verbal comments was really an attack on the Mormon church.
That spin is despicable and false in both cases, whether it’s coming from Wright supporters or Romney supporters.
Can you provide us a quote where ANYONE said such a thing about Romney and his church?
I think it's a false accusation, and you ought to be ashamed of it.
oooo... that left a mark.
I'd love to see the howls from DU/KOS/HuffPO over that one.
Uh, no, it was said so many times on FR that I’m NOT gonna bother searching for something everybody knows was said every time there was a post or comment critical of Romney.
Somebody criticized Romney for his past statements supporting abortion on demand or the homosexual agenda, and there were always multiple posters whose immediate kneejerk response was to accuse the critic of really being motivated by animus against Romney’s church.
It was said so frequently, so routinely, that it’s ridiculous for you to even question it.
Search Romney posts over the last two years for yourself...