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HonestChieffan
06-22-2011, 10:29 AM
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-mossburg-wright-20110621,0,1855821.column

Reverend Wright brings his anti-American crusade to Baltimore


Forget hope and change; victimization is in. Dropped by the president and dismissed as a racist by many Americans, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright still draws crowds with his sometimes crotch-grabbing, always riveting soliloquies about black oppression.

The former pastor of Barack Obama drew thousands last week to the 8,000-member Empowerment Temple in Baltimore City. Overflow lots at the church were filled, and five blocks on either side of the massive stadium-like stucco building in Park Heights — a part of town where Orthodox Jews mix sometimes uneasily with blacks — were wall to wall with cars.

In this city where nearly 80,000 people left (along with 53,000 jobs) in the last decade, it's easy to understand why his message resonates.



For Mr. Wright, however, subjugation is a universal truth. Even the president, in Mr. Wright's mind, is not in control of his own destiny.



"Barack Obama was selected before he was elected," said Mr. Wright, dressed in black pants and a short-sleeved, African-style printed tunic. "Wall Street selected him. GM, Ford and Chrysler selected him. When you are selected by them, you are beholden to them."

Referencing the Book of Exodus, he warned churchgoers to "Please remember that Pharaoh was black, so not all of your oppressors are white." A chorus of "amen" and a phalanx of arms rose simultaneously into the air in agreement with Mr. Wright.

And he said faith was not a path to riches, repeatedly poking the expensively dressed Empowerment Temple Pastor Jamal Bryant for driving a Range Rover. "Every word that is in the Bible was written under six different types of [government] oppression," he said.

Mr. Bryant spent much of the hour-and-a-half interview with Mr. Wright with his immaculately manicured right hand on his head, slouched deep in his seat.

Mr. Wright spread the blame for black persecution around on lots of people and epochs. He hates Roman emperors for renaming months after themselves and upsetting their proper numerical order; Michelangelo for painting Jesus as white; U.S. public schools for teaching the American Revolution instead of African history. In particular, he hates the term "Middle East," as it implies Europe as the center of the world.

And he hates Israel. "The state of Israel is an illegal, genocidal … place," he said. "To equate Judaism with the state of Israel is to equate Christianity with [rapper] Flavor Flav." Laughter erupted from the mostly female audience on that remark.

His solution: "We need to help African-Americans see they are just Africans born in another country."

This could be achieved in part by requiring African-American students to study African history after school each day, just like Jewish children who receive a separate Hebrew education, he said. (Never mind that all of that education has not prevented cross-faith marriages and a weakening of the ties of successive generations to Judaism.)

And never mind that students today suffer not from an identity crisis but a lack of basic skills. Studies show student self-esteem at an all-time high. But at Baltimore City Community College, 80 percent of incoming students need remedial education. Statewide, public two- and four-year institutions report 56 percent of students going directly from high school to college need some form of remedial education in a state honored three years in a row as having the top public education system by Education Week.

Empowering the children of the Empowerment Temple to rise above their circumstances would mean fewer converts down the road, however. And it would shatter the myth of a black liberation theology that needs Baltimore and Detroit and other crumbling cities to exist in order to be relevant.

Mr. Wright's fiery rhetoric likely won't prompt any defections from the Barack Obama camp, either. As Daily Show "Senior Black Correspondent" Larry Wilmore recently said, "He [Obama] could lose the black vote. … If he can't get a hold of this economy, then goodbye 96 percent, hello 94."

But believing in an America that will never change is a lot easier than remaking it into one in which he would like to live. Mr. Wright said, "When you say yes to politics, you say yes to compromise." What's worse is telling struggling single mothers with boyfriends, husbands and sons in prison and homes in foreclosure that the only way out is to disavow America for an African dream that has never existed and never will.

mikey23545
06-22-2011, 10:33 AM
Mr. Wright spread the blame for black persecution around on lots of people and epochs. He hates Roman emperors for renaming months after themselves and upsetting their proper numerical order; Michelangelo for painting Jesus as white; U.S. public schools for teaching the American Revolution instead of African history. In particular, he hates the term "Middle East," as it implies Europe as the center of the world.

And he hates Israel. "The state of Israel is an illegal, genocidal … place," he said. "To equate Judaism with the state of Israel is to equate Christianity with [rapper] Flavor Flav." Laughter erupted from the mostly female audience on that remark.



With this much hate filling a man's heart, can there possibly be any room for love?

HonestChieffan
06-22-2011, 10:51 AM
With 8000 folks giving him money, I bet there is just a little room.....

fan4ever
06-22-2011, 10:56 AM
He's just telling people what they want to hear...you'd all be better off if it wasn't for everybody else.

patteeu
06-22-2011, 10:59 AM
LOL @ "goodbye 96 percent, hello 94"

Jaric
06-22-2011, 11:06 AM
http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/gallery/haters-gonna-hate/haters-gonna-hate-panda.jpg

BucEyedPea
06-22-2011, 01:02 PM
Mr. Wright spread the blame for black persecution around on lots of people and epochs. He hates Roman emperors for renaming months after themselves and upsetting their proper numerical order; Michelangelo for painting Jesus as white; U.S. public schools for teaching the American Revolution instead of African history. In particular, he hates the term "Middle East," as it implies Europe as the center of the world.

And he hates Israel. "The state of Israel is an illegal, genocidal … place," he said. "To equate Judaism with the state of Israel is to equate Christianity with [rapper] Flavor Flav." Laughter erupted from the mostly female audience on that remark.



With this much hate filling a man's heart, can there possibly be any room for love?

I would think if we call the ME the "Middle East" than that would be the center and not Europe. Funny how art history calls it the Near East instead and how some of those art forms "orientalized" some of earlier forms of Greek art. Whatever!

SNR
06-22-2011, 01:44 PM
I would think if we call the ME the "Middle East" than that would be the center and not Europe. Funny how art history calls it the Near East instead and how some of those art forms "orientalized" some of earlier forms of Greek art. Whatever!Exactly. We have Western and Eastern hemispheres for a reason. When people talk about "Western art" or "Western culture" they're talking about white European culture. They don't say "Central art" or "Central culture".

Detoxing
06-22-2011, 01:48 PM
Another thread that makes me wish I was black!

Otter
06-22-2011, 02:06 PM
Another thread that makes me wish I was black!

You're Hispanic and legal right? You guys got lumped in with whites in the census, you're ****ed now son!

:D

Detoxing
06-22-2011, 02:16 PM
You're Hispanic and legal right? You guys got lumped in with whites in the census, you're ****ed now son!

:D

I'm worse. I'm super ****ed. I'm half white, half mexican, raised by whites, look mexican, don't speak any spanish.

The mexicans don't want me and the whites dont want me.

The whites call me w3tback and the mexicans call me gringo. I get the benefit of neither.

now if I were black....

Otter
06-22-2011, 02:32 PM
I'm worse. I'm super ****ed. I'm half white, half mexican, raised by whites, look mexican, don't speak any spanish.

The mexicans don't want me and the whites dont want me.

The whites call me w3tback and the mexicans call me gringo. I get the benefit of neither.

now if I were black....

I really don't know any whites who hold disdain for legal Hispanics. It's the fucking scumbag illegals which feel their above the law that piss everyone off.

Pennywise
06-22-2011, 02:37 PM
I'm worse. I'm super ****ed. I'm half white, half mexican, raised by whites, look mexican, don't speak any spanish.

The mexicans don't want me and the whites dont want me.

The whites call me w3tback and the mexicans call me gringo. I get the benefit of neither.

now if I were black....

Nothing a pair of white cowboy boots and a taco hat won't fix.

RedNeckRaider
06-22-2011, 02:48 PM
I really don't know any whites who hold disdain for legal Hispanics. It's the ****ing scumbag illegals which feel their above the law that piss everyone off.

This~

vailpass
06-22-2011, 05:24 PM
I really don't know any whites who hold disdain for legal Hispanics. It's the ****ing scumbag illegals which feel their above the law that piss everyone off.

10(3+4)-20/5-8X1