Skip to comments.Why Obama’s Pastor Matters
Posted on 03/20/2008 5:51:13 AM PDT by ensignsj
On September 16, 2001, I was driving through Chicago with my wife. We were on our way back from visiting family in Wisconsin for a week. Obviously, this vacation was more than marred by the events of 9-11. As we drove through a toll booth outside of the city, I was struck by what I saw on the electronic signs. They said simply, God Bless America. There was very little traffic that day, in part because of the fact that it was late on a Sunday morning, but much more because of the horrors that had occurred just days before. A Major League Baseball game I was supposed to attend the day before had been canceled. The NFL games scheduled for that week had also been canceled. It was as if the whole world had stopped. The country was shocked, and it was united. Bitter congressional rivals stood outside the Capitol Building, singing God Bless America. Little did I know at the time, that just a few short miles from where I sat marveling at how the country seemed to be of one mind, Rev. Jeremiah Wright was delivering this message to his congregation at Trinity United Church of Christ:
We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye. We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. Americas chickens are coming home to roost.
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Of course she wants us to “get over it.” This is a damaging story to “her” candidate, and the longer it stays in the news, the more it tarnishes him. So, she gets Wright’s message. Why doesn’t she explain it to us? I love that we can’t understand it because we’re white. How is that not a racist comment? And please, Mary, give me an example of the oppressive racism that you have experienced in your lifetime. I would love to hear some concrete examples from all of these people who have been victims of modern-day discrimination. I’m not saying racism doesn’t exist. I’m just saying give me an example.
“How about being a soldier passing through San Francisco in the late 60s and early 70s?”
Yep, when I returned from Viet Nam through the Oakland, CA Army terminal from SF Arpt in 1968,the Army bus we were aboard had to have a police escort front and back to prevent attacks on us returning troops by the war protesters.
The irony, considering the topic of race, is that it didn't matter what color your skin was back then if your uniform was green.
They either hated you or looked right through you.