Yesterday the news swirled like an indestructible plastic grocery bag pirouetting down a street in Anytown, USA. It seems only a couple weeks ago, Barack Obama was being portrayed as a Muslim, and being criticized for having only “a speech from 2002” as his sole presidential credential. Now he is being attacked for going to a Christian church. Yeah, his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright has exercised “the audacity of speech” and Sen. Obama is paying a price. In an interview last night on the Nazi network, the tone of the “interview” was that of a legal deposition… FauxNews was performing their due diligence for the fall swift-boating of Sen. Obama.
Rev. Wright is a pastor of a Black church in the city of Chicago. His sermons are directed at an audience of primarily African-Americans who have experienced a different American experience than your typical Faux viewer. However, as Bill Maher learned after 9/11, criticism of the US of A is not tolerated. You see, we are infallible and only stand for things like “democracy,” “human rights,” and “truth.” The spin of September 11th was that “they” attached us because of “our freedom.” Maybe “they” are upset because we’ve been interfering with their freedom and the sovereignty of their nations for years. Mr. Maher lost his job for implying it took more courage to fly a plane into a building than it does to lob a cruise missile from six miles offshore. He was right, but the action taken against him was that of a corporation carrying the water of the Bush administration to make it clear that no dissent by the citizenry would be tolerated. Just flags and chants of “USA.” Democracy and Human Rights? Oh, is that what they have in Saudi Arabia? No, they have oil. Truth? Like the fairy tale about WMD’s in Iraq or Saddam’s connection to Al Qaeda?
The controversial statements of Rev. Wright that are now the substance of attacks on Sen. Obama include his perspective on the use of nuclear weapons, foreign interventions, and the treatment of blacks for over 300 years:
- “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. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”
- “The government gives them (blacks) the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”
- “Barack knows what it means to be a black man to be living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people. Hillary can never know that. Hillary ain’t never been called a nigger.”
I certainly can see how many white people in this country, particularly the undereducated, mostly rural red-state voters, would be scared by the statements above, but doesn’t the first amendment grant the Reverend the right to make them? Scared is key word here… The Fox-led spin this fall is going to be that Barack “Hussein” Obama is a black wolf in Muslim clothing who’s an anti-American and a black-separatist. If he’s elected, he’ll let Willie Horton and thousands of other scary black men out of prison to rape your white women and steal your children in the night…
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