Ok, let’s think about this for a second… say you are new in town and are looking for a church to attend. You visit several, but just can’t decide on which one is really “you.” Then, you stumble upon a preacher that really clicks… so much so that you attend that church and become close friends with the preacher for twenty years. During those twenty years, do you think the preacher’s message would have soaked in? Do you think if you didn’t agree with him after say… oh… seven or eight years… that you might change churches? Just wondering, because Barack Obama’s preacher and friend for twenty years, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, was in rare form this past week, and one has to wonder if Obama was asleep during all those services or taking notes.
As reported in a story on FoxNews.com, during a five-day seminar at the Chicago Theological Seminary, Wright “unleashed a slew of racially charged proclamations.” Obama’s preacher and friend was “reportedly comparing the United States with apartheid South Africa and claiming the civil rights movement was about ‘becoming white.'”
The civil rights movement “was always about becoming white,” Wright said at the seminar.
At another point, he said: “White folk done took this country. You’re in their home and they’re going to let you know it.”
“We probably have more African-Americans who’ve been brainwashed than we have South Africans who’ve been brainwashed,” he said.
In the full story in the New York Post, Wright was quoted as “claiming that whites and Jews are controlling the flow of worldwide information and oppressing blacks in Israel and America.”
“You are not now, nor have you ever been, nor will you ever be a brother to white folk,” he said. “And if you do not realize that, you are in serious trouble.”
He cited the writings of Bill Jones — author of the book “Is God a White Racist?” — as proof that white people cannot be trusted. “Bill said, ‘They just killed four of their own at Kent State. They’ll step on you like a cockroach and keep on movin’, cause you not a brother to them.’ “
Wright referred to Italians as “Mamma Luigi” and “pizzeria.” He said the educational system in America is designed by whites to miseducate blacks “not by benign neglect but by malignant intent.”
Obama and Wright… side by side for twenty years. Remember Obama’s speech when he stood up for Wright? Obama said, “”Not once in my conversations with him have I heard him talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms, or treat whites with whom he interacted with anything but courtesy and respect.”
Courtesy and respect? About like Obama treats the American people, eh? Or when the majority of Americans oppose the health care bill, and he rams it through any way?
There is no doubt that Wright is fringe. We all know it. His words and actions speak for themselves, and these latest rants are just more of the same. But they are also a reminder that this man was a close confidant and spiritual advisor for twenty years to Barack Obama… up until Obama figured that he better put Wright in the background while he ran for president. Do you think anything soaked in after twenty years?