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Wrightous Bitterness?

I tuned in for part of Wright’s appearance at the Detroit NAACP dinner and thought I was watching a comedy sketch, not a serious speech. Moreover. his remarks concerning what constitutes ‘classical’ music were downright bizarre. Evidently, it’s now racially insensitive to associate Bach, Brahms and Beethoven with classical music. Why? Because they were European, and horrors, they were white. I suppose we should educate ourselves on Zulu tribal music from the eighteenth century.

This morning in D.C., Obama’s minister added to his symphonic lecture of last night by appearing before the Press Club to rail against the U.S. and its atrocities. Instead of shying away from his unfortunate new-found celebrity, he has embraced the limelight and welcomes the scrutiny.

And I stand before you to open up this two-day symposium with the hope that this most recent attack on the black church is not an attack on Jeremiah Wright; it is an attack on the black church.

I’ll ignore the third person reference, but I cringe whenever I hear anyone refer to themselves in the third person. For me, it’s always a sign of arrogance or lunacy.

The most recent attack on the black church, it is our hope that this just might mean that the reality of the African-American church will no longer be invisible.

What is the reality of the black church? What is he talking about? No one is attacking the black church; they are attacking lunatic ministers who espouse racism and propaganda from their pulpit. I don’t tolerate it from my church, so why should I tolerate blatant lies, politicization and anti-Americanism from Obama’s minister?

Our congregation stood in solidarity with the peasants in El Salvador and Nicaragua, while our government, through Ollie North and the Iran-Contra scandal, was supporting the Contras, who were killing the peasants and the Miskito Indians in those two countries.

He neglects to mention those murdered by the Sandinistas. And what about the FARC, those smarmy communist rebels in central and South America who are responsible for child-trafficking, kidnapping, drug-running, rape and murder? He probably doesn’t want to mention them. Because according to laptops recovered by the Colombian government, the FARC are praying Obama will win the election so they can resume their guerrilla war that has been hampered by Colombian President Uribe and his relationship with the current White House.

And the Reverend had more communist/terrorist shout-outs to offer. Apparently, he was annoyed by Bill Moyers’ attempt to make his interview as controversy-free as possible.

So what I think about him, as I’ve said on Bill Moyers and it got edited out, how many other African-Americans or European-Americans do you know that can get one million people together on the mall? He is one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century. That’s what I think about him….Louis Farrakhan is not my enemy. He did not put me in chains. He did not put me in slavery. And he didn’t make me this color.

Boy, that whole paragraph is littered with inaccuracies. From the ridiculous term “European-American” to the claim that Louis Farrakhan is one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century, his reality is truly warped. And, is the Reverend a slave? Was he ever a slave? I thought slavery ended with the Civil War.

His bitterness continued…

Britain has apologized to Africans, but this country’s leaders have refused to apologize. So until that apology comes, I’m not going to keep stepping on your foot and asking you, “Does this hurt? Do you forgive me for stepping on your foot?” if I’m still stepping on your foot.

Understand that? Capiche?

First of all, Mr. I speak five languages, Italian must not be one of them, because capiche is a slang form of hai capito or capisci, and is only spoken in southern Italy and “Godfather” movies.

The Reverend seems awfully obsessed with the Romans and, as he calls them, “garlic nosed Italians”?

The Roman oppression is the period in which Jesus is born. And comparing imperialism that was going on in Luke, imperialism was going on when Caesar Augustus sent out a decree that the whole world should be taxed. They weren’t in charge of the world. It sounds like some other governments I know.

Actually Reverend, the Romans were in charge of the world, and your comparison is rather off-base. Instead of taxing the world, the United States gives more to feed, clothe and medicate than any other country.

But in all seriousness, Jeremiah Wright’s Monday appearance before the Press Club in D.C begs the question: Is Wright really this loony or is he simply trying to make it easier for Barack Obama to cut him loose and disavow his outrageous positions?

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Obama’s Pastor Picks on Italians

Rev. Wright and his church, Trinity United of Chicago, are making news again, for all the wrong reasons. It seems they’ve moved on from targeting whites and Jews. And as journalists and bloggers pour over his sermons, which have proved to be a treasure trove of hate-speech and vitriol, CNS News has uncovered a recent article in Trumpet Magazine which sheds light into another nationality the Reverend holds in little regard. Italians.

From CNS News:

“(Jesus’) enemies had their opinion about Him,” Wright wrote in a eulogy of the late scholar Asa Hilliard in the November/December 2007 issue.

Wright goes on to spin the birth of Christ: “From the circumstances surrounding Jesus’ birth (in a barn in a township that was under the Apartheid Roman government that said his daddy had to be in), up to and including the circumstances surrounding Jesus’ death on a cross, a Roman cross, public lynching Italian style. …

Public lynching Italian style? Ok. Maybe I should just let it slide. After all, this is a guy who called the U.S, the U.S. of KKK A. Maybe he was simply remembering how Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci were hanged in a public square in Milan.

But his bigoted remarks then extended to their anatomy. “The Italians for the most part looked down their garlic noses at the Galileans.”

The Reverend and his ilk seem to have a peculiar preoccupation with noses. The founder the New Black Panthers, whose endorsement was proudly posted on Obama’s website until it made news, referred to the “hooked-nose, bagel-eating, lox-eating” Jews.

Garlic noses… hooked noses… What about Caucasians? We have noses too?

The Day Obama Became ‘the Black Candidate’

 

obama1.jpgI couldn’t wait to hear Obama’s speech and how he would respond. Surely he would make the attempt to distance himself from the conspiracy laden diatribes of his “former” minister; I say former because he reminds us every chance he gets. I believed he would try to reassure us: No the CIA didn’t throw crack into inner cities to destroy young black men, nor did the U.S. government invent AIDS to destroy African Americans.

When he brought up his white ancestry, more specifically his grandmother, I thought, hey, maybe he’s going to delve into his unique cultural background to demonstrate his how he won’t be bound by labels or defined only by his relationship African American pastor and the black community. Instead, he used his grandmother to remind Americans that, hey, there are plenty of white racists too.

 

I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.

 

 

Thanks, but, I’m married to a dark skinned Italian with a heavy accent. I don’t need Obama to remind me there are still racists in America, I know all about it. A police officer once threatened to have Riccardo deported, telling him, “I don’t know where you come from but you’re as ignorant as you can be.” His accent is frequently the subject of snide comments and jokes. A distant relative even refused to call him by his full name, shortening it instead to create a ridiculous cartoon like persona.

But unlike Wright and the members of his afro-centric church, my husband is proud of the opportunity this country has presented him. He’s also well aware that despite his occasional racist encounters and America’s ugly past, the U.S. is the most racially tolerant nation on the planet.

To escape the self-created firestorm, Obama turned to the tired old liberal tactic of shifting the blame from the offender to the offended. It’s whitey’s fault for his minister’s outrage and conspiracy theories. And America’s slave-owning descendants are responsible for black men loitering on street-corners without jobs.

 

He sought to allay the fears of Americans through today’s speech. In my estimation, he’s only deepened them.

Will our new President be an Amerilover or an Amerihater?

If you compare the two videos, the contrast is stark.

From his wife’s thesis to his minister’s hate-speech, Barack sure surrounds himself with those who hold little regard for America. It sure seems like Obama is seeking the top job in a company he doesn’t even like, while McCain is vying to lead the country he almost died for.

Just a thought.