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Rev. Wright Can’t Catch a Break

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Posted on Mar 26, 2008
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Lost in the discussion of the Rev. Wright controversy and its impact on the Obama campaign is the fallout for the minister himself. Wright’s first public events since his sermons went YouTube, a revival in Tampa and a series of sermons in Houston, have been canceled. A third event, where he is supposed to be honored, has been downgraded to “pending.”


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Was scheduled to preach three guest sermons at Houston’s Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, where he’s a regular.

Canceled citing security concerns for himself, his family and the church due to flap over controversial statements.

Plus: Dallas Morning News says Saturday events where he is to speak and be honored by Texas Christian University are “pending.”

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By Conservative Yankee, April 30, 2008 at 5:35 am Link to this comment
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...and to what chapter of the Klan do you belong?  Or are you just one of those Hayden Lake wanna-bees?

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By Fuck OFF, April 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm Link to this comment
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Wright can go to hell, and his supporters can FOLLOW HIM.

And to you fucking marxists on this board, the day IS coming….

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By jackie, March 28, 2008 at 8:13 am Link to this comment
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Thanks for posting the FULL text so we have an alternative to the propaganda by the media.

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By cyrena, March 27, 2008 at 3:28 pm Link to this comment

ell, this is all semi-entertaining Chalmers, except for of course you’re just ‘guessing in the wind’ because you don’t know what percentage of ANYTHING I am.

The LAW and the CUSTOMS of the US however, say that I’m colored/negro/black/etc. That’s just the way it is Chalmers. I have no troubles with it. And, regardless of what you want to believe in your own mind, it’s not even entirely about the law, (constitutional or otherwise) but the way society has evolved in the US, since the holocaust of the Native population. So beyond the law and everything else, are the perceptions of the society, and the perceptions of any person who looks at me, (even the really dumb ones) know at LEAST, that I am NON-Caucasian.

Now I’ve come across many ignorant people in my life, (remember, I said I lived in Texas for several years) and this is what one former student once said to me, “Oh, but YOU’RE not BLACK though, I thought you were JAMAICAN or something!! Yup…she actually said that.

Well first, I’m NOT Jamaican, (though I’ve visited the place a few times). Next, there are actually WHITE Jamaicans, (though this ignorant woman surely didn’t know that). But think about the obvious ignorance in her statement. She obviously accepted some twisted misconception that black people from other places (besides the US) are somehow NOT BLACK. This was a young woman, from Arkansas, and she was otherwise very smart. (book smart that is). And yet, this is the ignorance that prevails in the US.

Not long ago, a similar thing occurred in a nearby ‘upscale’ grocery store. In the check out line, I was engaged in a conversation with another woman on the possible ‘whereabouts’ of the cashier, who had walked off for some reason, and failed to return. (we were trying to decide if we should get out of THAT line, and proceed to another location to pay for our groceries).

Now don’t ask me how such a circumstance or conversation could get around to her saying to me, “if you don’t mind my asking, what race/ethnicity are you”. Now that’s actually a step up from the Texas crowd, who would have asked ‘what NATIONALITY are you’ and that’s a much easier question to answer; I’m North American.

Still, my POINT Chalmers, is that this woman WOULD NOT have asked me that, if she thought I was WHITE! Just like the young woman in Texas would not have differentiated me as Jamaican, rather than black. My further point Chalmers, is that I did not CREATE these class and/or racial distinctions. If you believe in God, you can blame it on Her. I don’t. Rather,  I suggest that IT IS WHAT IT IS, and that you and others like you, need to acknowledge that, because it’s the reality of the world.

Yours is a different type of ignorance born from hate. I’m taking a guess, (because I’m not arrogant enough to make assumptions like you do, such as me being ‘1/16 black’) that YOU are a reverse case of what generally comes from mixed race ancestry.

As a general rule, it’s the more ‘black looking’ offspring that are outcast by the white side of the family. In your case, it sounds like maybe your black daddy must have disowned you and your white mother.  In one case, the person isn’t ‘white enough’ and in the other case, they aren’t ‘black enough’. I’ve seen it happen a lot, and it’s very sad. Society is cruel, especially in a racist America.

And yes, I know it can be tragic, and cause all sorts of life-long psychological problems. I hate it, and I’m sorry that happened to you. I think though, that you should get over it.

Meantime, the only time I was a slave, was when I was corporately employed. At that time, the ‘slaves’ were multi-colored, and they still are. But, I’m no longer among the corporate slave population, and I OWN MYSELF. I own my mind, and my body. So, if I’m a slave, I’m a slave to myself. I’ll accept that level of slavery.

Now, get yourself to a good therapist, since I’m sure they have them in Australia.

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By Rodney, March 27, 2008 at 3:09 pm Link to this comment
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Reverend Wright is a loving christian man who loves America but disagrees with American policies. We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal was written by slave owners. America hates to hear the truth about itself. We bomb and kill in the name of democracy, when we really bomb for imperealism and capitalism. We sell weapons to Dictators who conform,and kill and overthrow the ones who don’t. Our military occupies 150 countries,upholding regimes at the barrel of a gun. Then if there is no oil or money to be made, we look the other way like we did in Rawanda,Sudan.the Congo,Haiti,and all the other non white Countries. Saddam was our buddy as long as he was fighting Iran,who was our buddy when we put the Shah in power. Kadafi was our enemy until we needed his oil. Israel has done nothing for America except influence our politics to America’s detriment. All while draining billions upon billions of taxpayers dollars so Bush and the others before him can control the world. It’s all about to come to a end. Unless we change our ways, our economy will collaspe from our greed and imperealistic ways the same as the former USSR. Reverend Wright is trying to warn us before that day comes.

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By WriterOnTheStorm, March 27, 2008 at 11:41 am Link to this comment

Interesting comment Maani, although it would be more correct to say that this is not a Christian idea as much as a jewish one. In fact, many early jewish communities, especially the messiah sects who contributed to the myth of the christ figure, lived by strict communal (communist) rules. These rules were often so stringent, that members could not live in major population centers, but had to establish their communities is isolated areas. In these isolated areas, survival depended on the contributions of each and every member of the community. It was simply evolution at work on a social scale.

The particular passage that you cite, I suspect has more to do with establishing a precedent for tithing within the christian following. As for Marx ‘stealing’ this idea, I would say he no more stole it from the christians, than did the christians from the jews. Ideas can evolve as well as anything else. Marx may have believed that this idea could apply to much larger groups than the Essenes were. In that regard he was probably wrong.

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By Liza, March 27, 2008 at 9:41 am Link to this comment

Cyrena,
I agree with you.  Reverand Wright is being attacked for what he is, not for what he said.  It is a right wing appeal to the residual fear of African Americans in the white majority.  Their message is that this man is a racial “other” straight out of the 60’s and he is an adversary and a radical.  Therefore, if you vote for the white man, you are actually a patriot protecting your country.  Obama is guilty by association, of course.

Under normal circumstances, reasonable people would not agree that a politician is responsible for the words of another, especially a religious leader.  It is absurd.  But the right wing specializes in creating circumstances that are not normal and preying on fear.

Cyrena, it is fear based politics versus populism.  Many people have responded to this by writing checks to Obama’s campaign.  That’s what I did.

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By kay, March 27, 2008 at 9:23 am Link to this comment
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Rev Wright should be honored for his years serving the Lord. Shame be to those who demonize the reverends words by parsing his meaning to their sick political advantage. Those who demonize the truth are a curse sent to us by the Lord, for allowing the Lords words to be twisted and perverted by the religious right.
Rev Wright stepped up to the plate to defend all humanity and his words should not be twisted by those with a twisted mind. God damn America"for treating citizens less than human” those were his words and they are correct and truthful. Truth is a rare subject these past 7yrs, for it has been manipulated, bent, and twisted to suit the religious right and their enablers. When you look at this bunch of lip service christians and their sanctimonious piety it make one wonder what bible they read from.
I wish Obama would mention the words “for treating American citizens less than human” every time some jerk off says God damn America. Treating citizens less than human is exactly what happen in New Orleans. Had this been a neighborhood of the prominent elite they would have been remove long before the levee broke. This was an indefenssible act on the Bush admin. but they have a way of ignoring pleas for help from those they consider less than themselves. Here in America and abroad. But our limp dick media refuse to stand up for truth and lets this Administration go on with their facist tatics against humanity.
I salute you Rev Wright for yopu courage to say what needed to be said. I will also vote for a man whom i feel shows courage and faith in the midist of racism and hatred. He refuses to roll around in the gutter like others. He faces the issues head on and doesn’t hide or run from them, how refreshing. I believe Obama is a man of light not darkness, truth not lies, healing not division, integrity not stupidity, vision not delusion, humbleness not arrogance, eloquence not perverseness.
So face it it folks, the lord has damned us by allowing the spawns of the devil to inhabit earth at this time. By the way im an old white woman who deeply admires Obama and the enlightenment he brings to so many for hope and change.

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By Greg Bacon, March 27, 2008 at 9:20 am Link to this comment

“Has Jeremiah Wright somehow forgotten the hundreds of thousands of Union soldiers who gave their lives to free the slaves? “

The slaves weren’t freed by the Emancipation Proclamation until 1863. The war began in 1861. And the only slaves freed were the ones from the South, not the North.

The ones “freed” were then urged to take up arms against the South to help the faltering Armies of the North.

The Civil war was fought to keep the southern states from bolting the union, not to free the slaves.

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By Sharon Ash, March 27, 2008 at 7:37 am Link to this comment
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Well, Mr. Wright, it appears that your ‘God damn chickens have come home to roost’.  How do you like it now?  More fun when you could crow your hate and division from the pulpit?  You make the KKK and Bob Jones University proud.  Remember, hate and division are still hate and division whether it is spewed from a white, black, brown, red or yellow mouth.

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By Conservative Yankee, March 27, 2008 at 6:58 am Link to this comment
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“hundreds of thousands of Union soldiers who gave their lives to free the slaves”

Time for a history lesson.

Despite what your public-school education imparted, the “Union Soldiers” gave their lives to keep southern cotton flowing to Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire, and out of British Mills. Many of these “Union Soldiers” were from shipping families who were decimated economically when the slave trade ended. The ships which began the slave trade sailed from Boston, New York, and Portsmouth.  The North was sort-of-like the drug dealer who doesn’t use…. BUT profits from the addiction.

Lincoln did not free all the slaves. That fate` was not accomplished until ratification of the 13th amendment. Lincoln punished the South and threatened the non-rebellious slave states by using the power of presidential proclamation to free slaves in any state which participated in “rebellion.” (1863) Delaware, Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, and New Jersey; kept their pro-slave laws until passage of the 13th amendment in February of 1865. Lincoln was opposed to giving the right to vote, or full citizenship to entities he considered “far inferior” to white folks.

During the Northern War of Aggression (as it is still named in the South) The citizens of New York City rioted and lynched and stoned black folks living there because (in the opinion of New Yorkers of the time) if there were no blacks, there would be no economic upheaval. 

The era of the “Civil” War is the most lied about period in our history….


Dismounting from high horses is difficult… we Northerners have been unable to complete the task in over 100 years.

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By BecauseICare, March 27, 2008 at 6:45 am Link to this comment
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His comments were taken completely out of context and manipulated by the powers that be to paint a distorted picture of his real message. Have you listened to the complete sermons? Were you in the church?

The sermon about “chickens coming home to roost” was a QUOTE FROM A WHITE GUY ON FOX!!!! Please listen to the full sermon.

Also, this is a church!! He’s speaking to his community and coming from a personal place - between himself and his interpretation of the scripture. He was making parallels between scripture and current political-social realities.

The media, clinton, republicans and whoever else, SOUGHT THIS STUFF out to bring down an honest man who has not said anything even remotely similar to what this PASTOR and former MARINE has said.

This is not justice! People like you, who are willfully ignorant because you are too lazy to actually get informed about an issue is the reason that George Bush was elected. Get informed.

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By cyrena, March 27, 2008 at 1:55 am Link to this comment

Ya know Liza..

Rev. Wright isn’t really even a ‘fire and brimstone’ type preacher. (believe me, I’ve heard THOSE types, and they’re inclined to scare the shit out of a novice).

No, what this ALL boils down to, is that racism is alive and operating at full force in the US, but has to..at this point in our history, be attacked from underneath, with all of the duplicity and deceit that can be orchastrated. Because, these types can never just come out and admit that they are racist.

I mean, if we think about it, and it doesn’t even require a whole bunch of connecting of the dots…how many folks REALLY ever heard of Jeremiah Wright, (even BLACK folks outside the Church community) until Obama became such a strong candidate in the race?

In reality, it’s really not about Wright at all, because if he was THAT radical, or THAT out of the mainstream box, and the threat that folks have now built him into, we would have heard about him long ago.

So it’s really only been Obama that has brought this upon him, in the rights’ seach to find SOMETHING, ANYTHING, that they could use against Barack. So, they CREATED a big deal here, when in fact Wright isn’t even CLOSE to being as radical or controversial as so many other white radical alleged ‘clergy’.

He’s no more ‘radical’ than Martin Luther King, Jr was. But then…we see what happened to him.

That’s really it.

In the meantime, it’s thoroughly disgusting that this man, who is a fine speaker, and has spent his life in the service of educating others, has now had everything halted, (like his scheduled appearances here) because he’s now at risk for his own life.

My God, My God…why hast thou forsaken America, and left us in this pit of hatred for nearly 300 years?

I mean, it’s been nearly that long since the “Christians” came and mowed down the Natives of the land, and then imported up to 5 million African slaves to work for free to build it.

Now, THAT is why I don’t do church.

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By cwhipps, March 27, 2008 at 12:43 am Link to this comment

This is all so sad, (or perhaps comical) when you hear his complete sermon, and especially his comments “God damn America” in context.

It’s sad when you consider that, all the man was saying is “thou shall have no other God before God”.

It’s the first of the “Ten Commandments”. He said it in a Christian Church. (He’s a Christian minister, for Christ’s sake)

Or… it’s all so comical. I’m working (not really) on a screen play:

“The Pastors Are Coming! The Pastors Are Coming!”

Based on “The Russians Are Coming! The Russians are Coming” the story pits a small New England town against a U-Boat filled with black preachers, led by Rev. Jeremiah Write. The comedy centers around a love story, and a thrilling scene where a small boy is saved from falling off a church steeple by one of the preachers.

Pat Buchanan plays the signature role of the old mailman who rides through town yelling “the Pastors are coming!” at odd moments, seemingly oblivious to the fact that everyone knows this. (remarkable acting on the part of Pat Buchanan who somehow rides his bike “no-hands” while chopping the air in hatchet like motions to emphasize his point)

In the last scene, the previously frightened town folk help the pastors escape out of gratitude for saving the young boy, the lovers part with resigned looks, and and Pat Buchanan, still ranting, “The Pastors Are Coming” at the top of his lungs, rides his bike off the end of a pier to the delight of all.

(coming to a ballot box near you)

Obama-Webb ‘08

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 26, 2008 at 11:55 pm Link to this comment

So now you have a racist Neocon pope, Liza (ref. his anti-Islam first ‘encyclical’).

I actually supported what Wright said about America in previous topics, as rough as it was as it was in 2003 around the time of the second Iraq invasion -but no more than that. But don’t forget that that is exactly what Obama denounced.

Although Obama said consequently that he wouldn’t disown Wright, in his speech he did explicitly and at least twice denounce all of his statements, right or wrong, uhh.

That has then been hypocritically re-interpreted as supporting the Rev. Wright despite what he said and despite what Obama said. Thus The Ring supporters are still wishing to have it both ways…... again!

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By Liza, March 26, 2008 at 9:56 pm Link to this comment

As many have said before me, Reverend Wright is not running for president.  This is the first time in my memory that a politician has been so viciously attacked for the words of another.

Reverend Wright has been critical of US foreign policy and he is a fire and brimstone preacher.  That is all there is to it.

Pope John Paul II was critical of US foreign policy.  He was a major voice opposed to the US invasion of Iraq and he surely got that one right.  Too bad no one in the US listened to him including the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church. 

He must have thought he had some kind of moral authority.

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By Outraged, March 26, 2008 at 9:01 pm Link to this comment

Thank you Conservative Yankee.

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By Outraged, March 26, 2008 at 8:56 pm Link to this comment

Teach Your Children  

by Graham Nash

You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself
Because the past is just a good bye.

Teach your children well,
Their father’s hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

And you, of tender years,
Can’t know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth,
They seek the truth before they can die.

Teach your parents well,
Their children’s hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

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By jack, March 26, 2008 at 8:30 pm Link to this comment
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Have you listen to/read the full sermons???

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By jack, March 26, 2008 at 8:27 pm Link to this comment
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Please read/listen tohis sermons for a better understnding and to do a comparison between the full text and the meda sound bites.

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 26, 2008 at 7:48 pm Link to this comment

#Jacob Freeze, March 26: ”“Cyrena” is back with more ad hominem attacks on whoever criticizes Obama, and it’s just another example of how Obama’s pretence of transcending the culture wars…”

#Quote cyrena: “US cultural or the history of ethnic breakdowns… and that’s the WAY…. It’s been that way for nearly 300 years you moron…”


Back to your constant running ‘theme’ , cyrena - and the fact that you’ve repeated this same thing in more than 73% of your posts…. we’ve all figured out by now, that it is YOU who have these race issues, as well as the gender issues, duh.

In your sick little legalist mind, you have accepted that your “1/16th black ancestry” makes you “one BLACK” merely because they told you so. You are so utterly conformist with your white rulers and their methodology and their supremacist rules on paper that you don’t even realize that you are still actually a slave, cyrena, uhh.

USA = white people in denial; black people in denial; native Americans in refusal; confused Asians and Latinos…..... on and on, on and on…........

And, just like Barack Obama, you rush at the chance of grabbing your litle bit of power even though it is all still totally within the white mans’ scheme of things. You and he don’t care or even give a damn as that is all you really want - to be seen and to be heard vainly struttin’ yo’ stuff an’ hollerin’ as loud as yo’ can, grrrl.

So, you and Wright and Obama are “psychologically twisted and/or compromised person(s)” and you don’t even realize it, cyrena. No amount of shouting or screaming will change any of it or the fact that you are 15/16th white, or whatever! “Deeming” is merely a kind of insanity…...... designed to keep you in slavery.

Whatever “history has delegated or otherwise ‘assigned’ any person with” is NOT the real point - and you know it. If you can’t understand that, then all you have to do is go look at yo’self in the mirror and check it out. By the way, don’t forget to look right into your own eyes when you tell yourself all those lies about being “black” in future…......

That’s sure to put an end to your “twisted comprehension”  - and don’t forget to take a good dose of laxative while you are at it, uhh. That’ll resolve those “unresolved ‘issues’ ” for you, cyrena

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By jackie, March 26, 2008 at 7:46 pm Link to this comment
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This is the problem with race relationsin the USA .  We have not been taught the true AMerican History.  THe union soldiers could not have won the war without Blacks fighting/assisting them. 
They fought to save the Union not because they loved Blacks. Slaves freed themselves. This is a colonila view of Blacks opromoted by our Eurocentric education. 
Please read /listed to the full text of Wright’s sermon before you judge.
He actually God will damn America if she thinks she is supreme (above God).  Part of his sentences were edited for media ratings.

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 26, 2008 at 7:43 pm Link to this comment

“US cultural or the history of ethnic breakdowns… and that’s the WAY…. It’s been that way for nearly 300 years you moron…”


Back to your constant running ‘theme’ , cyrena - and the fact that you’ve repeated this same thing in more than 73% of your posts…. we’ve all figured out by now, that it is YOU who have these race issues, as well as the gender issues, duh.

In your sick little legalist mind, you have accepted that your “1/16th black ancestry” makes you “one BLACK” merely because they told you so. You are so utterly conformist with your white rulers and their methodology and their supremacist rules on paper that you don’t even realize that you are still actually a slave, cyrena, uhh.

USA = white people in denial; black people in denial; native Americans in refusal; confused Asians and Latinos…..... on and on, on and on…........

And, just like Barack Obama, you rush at the chance of grabbing your litle bit of power even though it is all still totally within the white mans’ scheme of things. You and he don’t care or even give a damn as that is all you really want - to be seen and to be heard vainly struttin’ yo’ stuff an’ hollerin’ as loud as yo’ can, grrrl.

So, you and Wright and Obama are “psychologically twisted and/or compromised person(s)” and you don’t even realize it, cyrena. No amount of shouting or screaming will change any of it or the fact that you are 15/16th white, or whatever! “Deeming” is merely a kind of insanity…...... designed to keep you in slavery.

Whatever “history has delegated or otherwise ‘assigned’ any person with” is NOT the real point - and you know it. If you can’t understand that, then all you ahve to do is go look at yo’self in the mirror and check it out. By the way, don’t forget to look right into your own eyes when you tell yourself all those lies about being “black” in future…......

That’s sure to put an end to your “twisted comprehension”  - and don’t forget to take a good dose of laxative while you are at it, uhh. That’ll resolve those “unresolved ‘issues’ ” for you, cyrena.

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By Maani, March 26, 2008 at 7:39 pm Link to this comment

Christian Prophet:

While the blog entry may be correct in certain respects, it makes a common error.  The concept of “FROM each according to his ability to give, TO each according as he has need” was actually stolen by Marx from…Christianity.

Here is the relevant Scriptural passage:

“And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common…Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, and laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.”  (Acts 4:32-35)

This is the basis not just for socialism, but for communism (or, more properly, communalism).  It is a CHRISTIAN concept, stolen by Marx (who then had the temerity to call religion “the opium of the masses!”).

Peace.

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By Louise, March 26, 2008 at 6:38 pm Link to this comment

Which should please all you rabble rousers enormously!

After all, isn’t that why you’re here?

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By cyrena, March 26, 2008 at 4:52 pm Link to this comment

•  “Thus he still has his own unaddressed personal issues to resolve as far as race and color and gender are concerned. The fact that Wright is of mostly white accestry is something that he seems to have overlooked.”

Back to your constant running ‘theme’ Chalmers. Thing is, after all of this time, and the fact that you’ve repeated this same thing in more than 73% of your posts, we’ve all figured out by now, that it is YOU who have these race issues, as well as the gender issues.

It also proves that you know ZIP about US cultural or the history of ethnic breakdowns, despite the fact that I’ve offered you some excellent sources for understanding this. It is willful ignorance on your part, to consistently suggest that people of color like Wright, or the OVERWHELMING number of African-Americans who have SOME MEASURE of ‘white ancestry’ are somehow ‘overlooking’ it.
PLEASE! They aren’t OVERLOOKING SHIT! The legal ‘determination’ on this issue was made long ago. LONG AGO Chalmers, at the BEGINNING Chalmers. Any person with ANY DROP of African American blood was considered black, and that’s the WAY IT WAS. It’s been that way for nearly 300 years you moron, and that’s what YOU refuse to accept. In the history of this country, it that ‘calculation’ (1/16th black ancestry) made one BLACK, and the society has treated them as such. Period. The law and the public opinions of others have never looked at African-Americans based on what percentage of white ancestry they might have, and then allowed them pro-rated social or economic privileges or opportunities based on that.

So, you are a psychologically twisted and/or compromised person who apparently has some serious troubles with your OWN ancestry, and are unable to deal with it. But the REALITY in the history of America, is that if one is born to a black mother, (was yours?) or a ½ black mother, (was yours?) or a 1/4th black mother, (was yours?) or a 1/8th black mother (was yours?) or a 1/16th black mother, (was yours?) then one is deemed BLACK! Or, back in your day, it was probably ‘colored’. Or at another point in history, it might have been recorded as ‘negro’. The “African-American” part is only a couple of decades old, and in the history of this country, I can’t think of another ethnic group that has had their identity label changed as much. African-Americans have been, ‘Colored’, ‘Negro’, ‘Black’ and most recently ‘African-American’. Those of course, have been the political correct and acceptable terms, over the years. We all know of others that are far more derogatory. Personally speaking, ‘colored’ would probably be more widely accurate, since there ARE millions of African-Americans with varying degrees of white/euro genetic ancestry.

Be that as it may, the point is still the point. History has delegated or otherwise ‘assigned’ any person with the slightest amount of African genetic ancestry, to the category of colored/negro/black/African-American, and so has society.

You are clearly NOT the only person that has such issues with this. There are millions of mixed-ancestry Americans who have been running and hiding from their black genetics for decades. It causes them great strife, since more often than not, they might LOOK the part, (white) only to have their mother/father/sibling show up, and blow the whole façade.

That’s why it’s best not to try to live a lie. Obviously, Rev Wright isn’t interested in passing himself off as anything other than what he is. Smart guy.

Now in your twisted comprehension, (maybe your mother was white?)he and every other black person are somehow ‘denying’ their ‘whiteness’. They don’t have to. The laws of the land, and the rest of society have already ‘denied’ them that.

So, YOU have these unresolved ‘issues’ and YOU need to accept whomever the hell it is that YOU are. The rest of us seem to be quite attached to the REALITY of the structure.

YOU are the obsessed and insecure hypocrite.

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By Peter RV, March 26, 2008 at 4:33 pm Link to this comment
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Thanks Fellows,
  You helped me discover another carefully crafted deception about Obama.
  It was truly eye opening, thanks again,
  Regards,
  Peter

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 26, 2008 at 3:55 pm Link to this comment

See post above….....

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 26, 2008 at 3:53 pm Link to this comment

like an ordinary human, he did get some things wrong, Louise. And like Tibet’s Dalai Lama, he got spirituality and other issues confused.

For all the good he did and all his bravery in speaking the unpalatable truth about the USA, attacking Hillary Clinton merely for being a white woman was still a dreadful mistake.

Thus he still has his own unaddressed personal issues to resolve as far as race and color and gender are concerned. The fact that Wright is of mostly white accestry is something that he seems to have overlooked.

Smearing Hillary for being “rich” (Nancy Pelosi is far richer - and his own church is reasonably wealthy) and for being “white” (“she ain’t never been called a nigger”) yet saying nothing about his own white relatives or Barack Obama’s white mother and grandmother were extremely hypocritical…..

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By jake2, March 26, 2008 at 3:19 pm Link to this comment
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The Rev. Dr. Wright, former Marine, took stewardship of a congregation to 90 and helped it expand to 4000. The congregation serves needs throughout the South Side and has missions abroad. He ministered to President Johnson. Review his sermons for their context.

courtesy The RealMacDaddy, posted in a comment at HuffPo.

These videos are in total about 20 minutes long. But please watch them and then you will see that there have been some egregious liberties taken with what has been broadcast. Pass the word on, tell your friends, tell your family, tell everyone. There was a reason Barack Obama was a member of this Church for 20 years.

America"s Chicken have come home to roost:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOdlnzkeoyQ&feature=related
God Damn America:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvMbeVQj6Lw&feature=related

Hillary ain"t never been called N****R
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciWzbtiwUxA
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvcmqnju9PM&feature=related

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By Christian Prophet, March 26, 2008 at 2:45 pm Link to this comment
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Everybody is looking for Obama in all the wrong places. Look at his Marxist THEOLOGY. See:
http://christianprophecy.blogspot.com/

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By Conservative Yankee, March 26, 2008 at 2:44 pm Link to this comment
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Another Lynching… What ever does “freedom of speech” mean?

Has it come to mean only porn, money, and boiler-plate?

Free speech is what it is..\\


Now, most people in these United States were not yet born when the Tuskegee project took place. Doctors used Black men as lab rats.  Reverend Wright remembers. Later when blacks had to move to the rear of buses to accommodate white folks Jerry Wright was there. When folks with dark pigmented skin were forced to urinate in the street and behind filling stations because the bathrooms were reserved for whites, Mr Wright was forming his opinions and testing the waters.

Jerry Wright is from another time. A time of lynchings, humiliation, and disenfranchisement. You can’t erase that, any more than you can deny Byron de la Beckwith, Lester Maddox, and Bull Conner were white.

He’s an old man with memories of another time, and he will soon be supremely irrelevant. It is really ashame that we can’t use these incidents as “teachable moments” Rev Wright has history to impart. stop attempting to drown him out!

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By Louise, March 26, 2008 at 1:50 pm Link to this comment

Meanwhile the ever-grinning and verbally vile Rev. Pat Robertson and Pastor John Hagee go marching on. Spewing hatred and condemnation for all Gods children. Except the ones who send them money, or vote according to their dictates of course.

The way I look at it. The most perfect example we have is the way the religiously learned and powerful, and the people who followed their lead, attacked and destroyed Jesus Christ. Using that as an example, one would have to draw the obvious conclusion.

Wright is perhaps the only one who is right in all of this controversy. Because he is the one being attacked and destroyed.

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By Peter RV, March 26, 2008 at 1:31 pm Link to this comment
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I know almost nothing about Rev. Wright, except the obvious thing that Clintons are using him to clubber Obama.
Could he possibly be worse than Rev.Hagee,Rev. Robertson or what it was late Rev. Falwell?

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By Lee, March 26, 2008 at 1:19 pm Link to this comment
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Pastor Wright is having a tough time ... poor baby!
If you’re going to dish it out, then you should also be able to take it! And ... can this guy dish it out! It’s called taking Responsibility for your actions ... not, blaming the messenger ... the context ... or whatever. What goes around comes around ... ya know, like the principles of justice, like what should be taught in churches.

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By Jim Yell, March 26, 2008 at 1:17 pm Link to this comment
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Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell were two of many divines who heaped ridicule and threats on the nation for not doing what they wanted and yet hypocrits that they are hardly anyone worked themselves into the lather that has fallen on Rev. Wright.

In truth such a dramatic presentation is common amongst black devines. I would agree that it was an ill advised thing to say, if he wants Obama to win. Still in fact I at lest can accept the explaination and even notice that the reaction to what he said is out of contect and meaning to what he said.

This is America and his point has merit, not to say that Obama or myself has to believe everything the good reverend believes.

The Flap is mainly enflamed by the Hillary camp and the Republicans. My distaste for Hillary is largely the same distast I have for Bill-in-toto. I don’t like manipulation and opportunism of the Clinton type. I have a modest optimism that Obama is genuine in his inclusive declarations, but I know that Clintons are not serious about anything but power.

Before allowing coporate news to inflame you with silly passions, think about that.

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