Jeremiah Wright, the radical reverend who preaches Black Liberation Theology and who became a severe liability is now trying to deliver the black vote. In2008, Wright served as a link to Senator Obama’s radical past and was tucked away as Obama distanced himself as best he could. Now, sensing that the black voter turnout is likely to be poor as they have lost hope for change, President Obama has put in the “B squad” of campaigners, and opened up that old wound.
I am not a huge sports fan, per se, but I know a Hail Mary when I see one…
Wright became a serious liability as he served as the spiritual leader for Barack Obama and his family for twenty years as the head of the Trinity United Church in Chicago and spent much of that time preaching the racist rhetoric of Black Liberation Theology. Black Liberation Theology is a theological perspective that is rooted in creating further stratification between the races by blaming white people for the problems in the black community.
Wright became trouble for the Obama Campaign as it was revealed that the then-Senator had been receiving spiritual guidance from a devout anti-American racist- while receiving his political guidance from such radicals and racists like Derrick Bell and Frank Marshall Davis.
In a sermon entitled, “Confusing God and Government,” Wright claimed, (Emphasis added)
“When it came to treating her citizens of African descent fairly, America failed. She put them in chains, the government put them on slave quarters, put them on auction blocks, put them in cotton field, put them in inferior schools, put them in substandard housing, put them in scientific experiments, put them in the lowest paying jobs, put them outside the equal protection of the law, kept them out of their racist bastions of higher education and locked them into positions of hopelessness and helplessness. The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, not God Bless America. God damn America – that’s in the Bible – for killing innocent people. God damn America, for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America, as long as she tries to act like she is God, and she is supreme. The United States government has failed the vast majority of her citizens of African descent.”
Racism is not just for ignorant rednecks. Racism is not confined to hooded Klansmen. Racism is not reserved exclusively for whites. And racism can be found in a suit and tie. Both David Duke and Jeremiah Wright are very successful at what they do; they put on a presentable front- but they are racists to their core, and we should be alarmed if either mentors a presidential candidate. But America didn’t want to hear the truth- they were dazzled by the smooth-talking community organizer who was all flash and no substance. Now that the ether has worn off, Americans are beginning to awaken and wonder, “What were we thinking?”
Now, four years after President Obama could no longer afford to have ties to the racist, a desperate Obama, trying to shore up his support in the black community, has pulled Wright out of mothballs and has asked him and other black preachers to try and get out the vote. According to ex San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown,
“If Obama looks as if he’s going black, he could turn off white people. So he’s largely been lying low on the race issues – visibly pushing for the Latino vote, the gay vote, the women’s vote, but not the black vote.
But last weekend, he held a conference call with a collection of black preachers that included his old pastor, Jeremiah Wright. He wanted to talk to them about getting out the vote.”
While this is not exactly joining Wright on stage to denounce America, it is, nonetheless, damning and hypocritical. While Obama has feigned outrage and condemned Wright’s comments, this is certainly a hypocritical message he presents now.
Nothing illustrates the strength of one’s character and conviction like, “I condemn what he stands for… Unless he can help deliver the black vote by preaching racism, then it’s okay.”