Thursday, March 13, 2008

This is AWFUL! Reverand Jeramiah Wright! Poor Obama

Found this video today:

I think this was reported the right way.

I don't pretend to know what it is like to be black. I view the civil rights movement and the "rising above" among blacks as sort of an inheritance, not the good kind. It is the only way I know how to explain my point of view. Every civilization, once surpassing a civil rights movement, has to build from a foundation. And the cost isn't cheap if you want to keep building on that foundation, so the next generation has to build with what they have, then the next and the next. Martin Luther King days, weren't so long ago, if you look at it in terms of generations.
I am one of the few in my family that believe in Black History Month. History books are filled with 'White' history. I like to learn about historical black figures that were able to strive to 'rise above', who learned to read and write so that their stories would be told accurately. Black Literature was a minor of mine, and at first thought when I heard the reverends name, I thought of Richard Wright, one of my favorite authors.
I also believe though, that each month should be dedicated to learning a different culture. America is an immigrant nation. And we should celebrate our diversity, NOT separate our diversity.
I feel like so much of my life has been dedicated to learning and appreciating different cultures, that people like Rev. Wright offend me. I think of him as a racist. I applaud the Black community for embracing their heritage and culture. I agree with building a community, communities are foundations.
But something in me says that Rev. Wright wouldn't welcome me there. Why? Because of the color of my skin. "how could I possibly know anything" right?...well then I say, teach me. But don't judge me.

Yesterday's PostIf you know anything about the headlines making way right will know about Reverand Jeramiah Wright and his statements about America, Racism, Jesus, Barack Obama, Hillary, Rich White people...blah blah blah...ect

In a ton of his statements, He comes across as anti American, and definitely Anti White. IN one of his sermons at the pulpit, he implied that the United States had a hand in Bombing the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Wright said the United States brought the 9/11 attacks on itself through its own "terrorism." And "the government gives [blacks] the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America."

Barack states that he doesn't agree with every aspect of Rev. Wright's political beliefs, however, the great Reverand's sermons are revolving around the support of Obama's political campaign. Obama has stated before that Rev. Wright is like an Uncle to him and his wife, he has been a member of the Reverand's congregation, and was married by Rev. Wright.

This is the most detrimental piece of whatever you call it, to hit the Obama campaign. It has had to cross the mind of whites before, "Is the race issue going to play a major part of Obama's presidency." While I think that it is time to have a black president, I can honestly say it has come across my mind that I would hope the President would not share the same views as the likes of Al Sharpton. This Rev. Wright, is just like Al Sharpton. (in my opinion)

Now the Obama campaign has to convince White America, that he doesn't share all these outlandish statements/views of Rev. Wright. I don't like it when I am judged for being white. I have thought of Obama as a great inspiration to all people, not just black. I don't ignore the fact that there are a ton of successful Black men and women in Politics...go here for a list

Here is one of the videos I am talking about:

For his defence, here is the Reverend Wright:

Good Luck Barack Obama, I truly don't think that it is fair that you have to now defend yourself about this, but I hope that you do it tactfully, respectfully, and honestly. I have always seen you as an honest man.


Anonymous said...

As you can see Ferraro's comment was true, though politically incorrect. But what the heck, she got strung for it because she's white. Obama will be okay.

Ellie said...

she did. But her past accomplishments shows and proves that she has done immense amount of work in minority communities. She is far from a racist. I think she worded it incorrectly.

I wish race and gender would just stay out of it, but I also think that Obama needs to address his connection to Wright.

If he doesn't agree with the statements this Reverand has made, why has he been a member of the congregation for 20 years. His children have listened to these preachings. It's all about what you teach...

Obama definately needs to address it. He needs the white votes just as much as any other.

I think he is an honest man and doesn't nessecarily believe everything Wright says. But Wright is so obviously Anti American..why would he connect himself on such an emotional and spiritual leval.

search Wrights Anti American speaches.

Woozie said...

Wright's an idiot. But he's Obama's pastor, not his puppeteer. Address his comments and move on, other than that I don't see much of an issue in this. "Black power" doesn't exactly radiate from Obama.

Ferraro got strung up for what she said because what she said was shortsighted and dumb, to be blunt. People are voting for Obama because they like the inspiration and his positions, moreso the former (unfortunately).

Not because Democrats sit in front of the TV at night and are caught up in making history. In case she forgot, having a female president would be equally historic for the occasionally regressive U.S.

I hate repeating campaign talking points, but running for post-9/11 U.S. president as a black guy named Barack Hussein Obama is no lucky situation to be in.

As shown by those comments, she's a racialist, that is, she makes too much of race. People are voting for Obama because they like him, same reason people are voting for Hillary. Not because he's the Token Black Guy or she's the Token Woman.

randolph said...

birds of a feather flock together.
we are judged by the company we keep.
i keep hearing how wrights speech was only a small fragment of his career but it is clear by listening he has been practicing this rhetoric for a long time so dot try to tell me what a wonderful guy this p.o.s. is!

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