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Video: Jeremiah Wright Speech at NAACP

April 28, 2008

The blame game. No accountability.

If Barack Obama were to become president (God FORBID) where would Jeremiah Wright’s chips fall? Think about it. Actually just the mere fact that a black man has risen to the heights of which Obama has already risen blows a lot of the it is whitey’s fault right out of the water.

A look into Jeremiah Wright’s childhood.
OBAMA’S PASTOR RAISED IN PRIVILEGE, NOT POVERTY

How do I know?

It happens that, as a Philadelphian, I attended Central High School – the same public school Jeremiah Wright attended from 1955 to 1959. He could have gone to an integrated neighborhood school, but he chose to go to Central, a virtually all-white school. Central is the second oldest public high school in the country, which attracts the most serious academic students in the city. The school then was about 80% Jewish and 95% white. The African-American students, like all the others, were there on merit. Generally speaking, we came from lower/middle class backgrounds. Many of our parents had not received a formal education and we tended to live in row houses. In short, economically, we were roughly on par.

I attended Central a few years after Rev. Wright, so I did not know him personally. But I knew of him and I know where he used to live – in a tree-lined neighborhood of large stone houses in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. This is a lovely neighborhood to this day. Moreover, Rev. Wright’s father was a prominent pastor and his mother was a teacher and later vice-principal and disciplinarian of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, also a distinguished academic high school. Two of my acquaintances remember her as an intimidating and strict disciplinarian and excellent math teacher. In short, Rev. Wright had a comfortable upper-middle class upbringing. It was hardly the scene of poverty and indignity suggested by Senator Obama to explain what he calls Wright’s anger and what I describe as his hatred.

Maybe it is just me. But it does not appear that Wright was held back at all.

Obama’s Rev. Wright Mythology

By: Ronald Kessler

In his speech on race, Obama sought to evoke sympathy for Wright. He described a “lack of economic opportunity among black men, and the shame and frustration that came from not being able to provide for one’s family…”

Obama said this was “the reality in which Rev. Wright and other African-Americans of his generation grew up. They came of age in the late fifties and early sixties, a time when segregation was still the law of the land and opportunity was systematically constricted….Even for those blacks who did make it, questions of race, and racism, continue to define their worldview in fundamental ways. For the men and women of Rev. Wright’s generation, the memories of humiliation and doubt and fear have not gone away; nor has the anger and the bitterness of those years.”[…]

[…]Rather than being a victim of oppression of blacks, as Obama has claimed, Wright is a symbol of the American dream. Rather than meriting sympathy, he exemplifies what my friend Fox News contributor Juan Williams describes as black leaders who orchestrate support for themselves by manipulating blacks into seeing themselves as victims, creating a black “culture of failure.”

Obama’s attempt to excuse Wright’s hate-America rhetoric by deceptively describing his personal history and his failure to condemn him as a bigot speak volumes about the candidate’s own character and fitness to lead the country.

We as a country MUST learn of the theology which Trinity United Church of Christ was built on. There are no excuses. Black Liberation Theology is hateful bigoted and divisive. Wright espouses it’s racist dogma, and Obama has been a member of TUCC for 20 years!
On Black Liberation Theology by Kathy Shaidle – Front Page Mag
Obama’s Church: Gospel of Hate

The leading theorist of Black Liberation Theology is James Cone. Overtly racist, Cone’s writings posit a black Jesus who leads African-Americans as the “chosen people.” In Cone’s cosmology, whites are “the devil,” and “all white men are responsible for white oppression.” Cone makes this point without ambiguity: “This country was founded for whites and everything that has happened in it has emerged from the white perspective,” Cone has written. “What we need is the destruction of whiteness, which is the source of human misery in the world.”

If whiteness stands for all that is evil, blackness symbolizes all that is good. “Black theology,” says Cone, “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.” Small wonder that some critics have condemned black liberation theology as “racist idolatry” and “Afro-Nazism.”

Furthermore, according to Cone, “black values” are superior to American values. Sure enough, the “About Us” statement on Trinity’s web page includes the following Cone-inspired declaration: “We are an African people, and remain ‘true to our native land,’ the mother continent, the cradle of civilization.”

It is troubling that Barack Obama’s closest friends and allies subscribe to an explicitly racist doctrine. Even more worrying is that the main exponent of Black Liberation Theology sees Obama as a kindred spirit. In the wake of the controversy surrounding Obama’s pastor and Church, Cone said: “I’ve read both of Barack Obama’s books, and I heard the speech [on race]. I don’t see anything in the books or in the speech that contradicts black liberation theology.”

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Jeremiah Wright – Bill Moyers [Complete video set and full transcript]
Video: Jeremiah Wright at National Press Club [updated with link to transcript]
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Obama’s ‘Original’ Race Speech

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  1. Augustus Dyanamite permalink
    April 28, 2008 8:16 am

    Thanks for providing these videos!! What a beautiful speach!! I think this man could convert me to Christianity! I would love to be privileged to attend his congregation. All I’ve ever heard from pulpits is intelligence-insulting, hateful, fear-mongering pablum. Here’s a man who not only respects the intelligence of his listeners but who understands and communicates the loving message of the Prince of Peace, rather than distorting it into something ugly and hateful.

  2. Augustus Dynamite permalink
    April 28, 2008 8:21 am

    I have to add, this man is a TRUE Christian. How refreshing at a time when so-called Christian dialogue in this nation has become so debased!

  3. April 28, 2008 2:09 pm

    All I’ve ever heard from pulpits is intelligence-insulting, hateful, fear-mongering pablum

    Then you must of already sat in a pew at TUCC.

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