Friday, March 14, 2008

Crazy people with churches

The game is on!
Barack has been pretty untouchable. They have to keep looking for stuff or insinuating stuff to try and slow him down. Now comes this. An excerpt from Jeremiah Wright, Barack's pastor of 20 years.

"Barack knows what it means to be a black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people. Hillary can never know that. Hillary ain't never been called a [n-word].

Hillary is married to Bill. And Bill has been good to us. No, he ain't. Bill did us just like he did Monica Lewinsky. He was riding dirty.

The government gives him 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 us citizens as less than human.

We bombed Hiroshima. We bombed in Nagasaki. And we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon. And we never batted an eye. We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans. And now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now been brought right back into our own front yard."

America has funded groups that other governments consider terrorists. America has overthrown governments that were put in place by democratic elections. America has bullied countries with the threat of military intervention. Those are just facts. It is the height of arrogance to think that it would never come back at us someday. Every credible expert now believes that 9/11 was a direct result of our foreign policy. Before you go ape shit conservatives, I'm not saying this justifies what was done on that day, it is just a clear eyed assessment of actions and reactions.
As for the other stuff about HIV? I don't think the Government invented it, but they sure as hell did nothing to prevent it for a long time. I'm not black, but let's not kid ourselves white America, black people have a very different relationship with America than we do. What you might see as paranoid delusions, are commonly held ideas based on that relationship.
The prison population is largely black. Are they more violent than white people? No. The law is not always applied evenly though. Powder cocaine, the one favored by rich white people, is illegal of course, but rock cocaine, favored by black people, carries a mandatory prison sentence almost three times longer than the powder form. Explain that?
Besides, we have our share of crazy white preachers. Case in point, Pat Robertson just called Yoga spooky. Watch for yourself.

You have to love the fact that this little clip hits so many buttons. The e-mailed questions segment is called, Bring it on. A direct connection to one of Bush's bigger missteps. Remember when he was asked at the start of the war about terrorists rushing to Iraq to fight our military. His jock answer, "Bring it on!"
The question it's self is pure rhetoric. Before even being answered, the viewer has already heard the word Yoga attached to the idea that it has it's origin in evil. Then, he goes on to essentially degrade another religion that is practiced by a much larger population than Christians.
So Obamas ministers said some inflammatory things. Pat Robertson blamed 9/11 on the Gays, abortionists and pagans. If I'm not mistaken, he said America deserved it for allowing those people to exist in our country. He isn't even blaming our foreign policy, he is blaming Americans for 9/11 right here! This is just one reason that John McCaine referred to the religious preachers in the conservative party as, "agents of intolerance." That's not me saying that, that's McCaine.

1 comment:

Dean said...

McCain. Cocaine. Coincidence? That white hair is a subliminal signal...