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New Video Of Jeremiah Wright Surfaces

From Accuracy In Media:


Controversial New Video of Obama’s Pastor

AIM Column  |  By Cliff Kincaid  |  November 1, 2009

A new video of Jeremiah Wright has surfaced, showing Barack Obama’s pastor of 20 years praising Marxism and discussing his ties to communists in El Salvador and Nicaragua and the Libyan government. Equally important, Wright is being introduced in the video by Robert W. McChesney, co-founder of Free Press, an organization which has come under scrutiny for its links to the Obama Administration and dedication to the transformation and control of the private media in the U.S.

In an article in the socialist Monthly Review, "Journalism, Democracy, and Class Struggle," McChesney declared, "Our job is to make media reform part of our broader struggle for democracy, social justice, and, dare we say it, socialism."

In the video, which captures Wright’s appearance at a September 17, 2009, anniversary celebration of Monthly Review, Wright said that while the "corporate media" provide a "binary lens" of the world, in such terms as "communist versus Christian," Monthly Review offers what it calls "no-nonsense Marxism."

He added: "You dispel all the negative images we have been programmed to conjure up with just the mention of that word socialism or Marxism."

He called America "land of the greed and home of the slave."

The McChesney introduction of Wright provides more insight into the political network, based largely in Chicago, that launched Obama’s political career and still influences him.

A professor at the University of Illinois, where Bill Ayers is also employed, McChesney was an editor of Monthly Review but now serves as a contributor to the publication and a director of the Monthly Review Foundation…

Ironically, McChesney’s Free Press organization has received at least $1 million from the Open Society Institute of billionaire George Soros, a mega-capitalist who seems to have dedicated his life to overturning the system that made him wealthy.

At the 2007 Free Press "National Conference for Media Reform," Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) launched a vicious attack on conservative talk radio, saying that the survival of America was itself at stake because of "neo-fascist" and "neo-con" talk-show hosts led by Rush Limbaugh…

A former Free Press official, Jen Howard, is now the press secretary for the Federal Communications Commission…

At the Monthly Review celebration… [Wright] went into more detail about his own personal and political philosophy. He said that "My work with liberation theology, with Latin American theologians, with the Black Theology Project and with the Cuban Council of Churches taught me 30 years ago the importance of Marx and the Marxist analysis of the social realities of the vulnerable and the oppressed who were trying desperately to break free of the political economics undergirded by this country that were choking them and cutting off any hope of a possible future where all of the people would benefit."

He said that his "exposure to the FMLN in El Salvador, the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, and my presence at the 15th Jamahiriya in Libya taught me what I have read in the pages of the Monthly Review which is, as Joshua Stanton says, though we need not always agree with one another we must do the work necessary to at least understand one another."

The FMLN was the armed wing of the communist movement in El Salvador, while the Sandinistas are the communist movement in Nicaragua. The Cuban Council of Churches is controlled by the Castro regime.  

Interestingly, Wright used his appearance at the Monthly Review event to quote Frantz Fanon, the revolutionary also cited in Obama’s book, Dreams from My Father.

However, his only reference to Obama in the speech came when he complained about Obama going to "beg the big fat cats" on Wall Street to stop irresponsible financial practices…

And here is Part Two and Part Three of Mr. Wright’s ignorant and racist harangue.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “New Video Of Jeremiah Wright Surfaces”

  1. proreason says:

    They are nothing if not consistent.

    How can people like Bill O’Reilly say his incessant refrain about Obama, “I just don’t know if he’s radical or not. I just don’t know”?

    What does it take?
    – nationalizing the banking, mortgage, student loans, auto, and now the health care industries. Is that a clue?
    – quadrupling the dept in 9 months. Is that a clue?
    – appointing dozens of declared Marxists and Communists to high position. Is that a clue?
    – numerous quotes of the Annointed One himself in favor of redistribution and opposed to the Constitution. Is that a clue?
    – constant attacks on the free press. Is that a clue?
    – constant attacks on freedom of speech. Is that a clue?
    – “I won”. “We don’t want to hear from the people who created the mess.” Are those clues?
    – Roughshod over Contract Law for Chrysler. Dismisses a locked case against Balack Panthers. Are those clues?
    – “never let a crisis go to waste”. Is that a clue?
    – Unaffected by an overwhelming majority against the Health Scare. Is that a clue?
    – Cozying up to every dictator on the planet. Is that a clue?
    – Vile hatred of Israel. Is that a clue?
    – Lots of good things to say about Islam. No good things to say about Christianity. Is that a clue?
    – Hundreds of demonstrable lies about everything he said in his campaign. Is that a clue?
    – Cap and Tax. Is that a clue?
    – Wright, Jones, Pfleger, Dunn, Ayers, Dorn, and dozens more. Is that a clue?
    – His own words in his ghost-written socialist manifest. Is that a clue?
    – “Stop. My hard drive’s server is running out of space” – Steve

    What kind of idiots are people like O’Reilly?

    “I just don’t know”.

    For the second biggest ego on the planet, he’s the biggest fool in the world. Or could it be that he values his ratings more than he values speaking the truth.

    • Petronius says:

      Great list of clues, Pro.

      Bill O’Reilly certainly seems to have lost his bearings. But not his smugness. Last night he was boasting of his “common sense.” Good grief.

      At the risk of overloading Steve’s server, I might add a few more clues … just to name a few (are you listening Bill?) :

      – proposing that wounded military members pay their own medical expenses
      – labeling veterans and conservatives as “terrorists”
      – calling for prosecutions of CIA interrogators
      – covering up the name of Jesus and Christian symbols during his speech at Georgetown University
      – bullying manufacturers of medical devices and pharmaceuticals to give up profits in behind-closed-doors sessions at the White House
      – threatening to remove antitrust exemptions for health insurance companies
      – going after Humana for its adverts supporting private sector medicine

      I might continue in this vein at length but I’m afraid it would be in bad taste to keep going.

  2. ilzito guacamolito says:

    ~ At the 2007 Free Press “National Conference for Media Reform,” Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) launched a vicious attack on conservative talk radio, saying that the survival of America was itself at stake because of “neo-fascist” and “neo-con” talk-show hosts led by Rush Limbaugh… ~

    Make up your mind, Maurice. Fascist or conservative? The only thing resembling a ‘neo-fascist’ is the fascosocialist in the White House, his minions and his puppet masters.

  3. beautyofreason says:

    I have no doubt that the views of Reverend Wright defined Obama. No matter how smartly the President distanced himself from his lifelong preacher after those rantings became public, the anti-Americanism, racial obsession, Marxist bend and victimizing take on non-Western, non-Christian cultures are found in both men.

    One guy just happens to be more polished and sugar coats those views for political ease.

    Let’s be clear here. How many people do you know for 20 years, look up to, and name speeches after in reference to political and social ideals (audacity of hope?), yet you STILL don’t know their political views? AND you have a life intimately connected to American politics.

    I can buy the idea of not truly knowing someone who has a secret life, the way a community might perceive a serial killer. Or of not knowing someone’s political views if they are mute about them. But Wright’s beliefs were out in the open, loud and quite literally screaming.

    The span of their friendship either means our president is extremely stupid and / or naive for never realizing the guy’s views, or that the president upholds many of the same beliefs that the preacher does, but never took issue with them until they became politically disadvantageous. The second option is more logical.

    • proreason says:

      Bill O’Reilly doesn’t agree with you.

      He can’t understand why the right-wing nuts don’t give Obama a chance. Wright and Phleger and Ayers and Frank Russell and Rashid Khalidi and Andy Stern and George Soros and Valerie Jarrett and Rahm Emanuelle and Van Jones and Anita Dunn and Ron Bloom (“we get it”) and Cass Susteen (lawsuits for animals) and John Holdren (population control) and hundreds of others were just guys that Obamy bumped into around the water cooler to talk about the White Sox.

      You should be objective, like Bill.

  4. OTTO says:

    It will be interesting when Romney runs. Libs have disconnected Obama from Wright (despite his listening to these type of rants for 20 years). I’m sure they will jump on Mitt’s Mormanism the second he throws his hat in.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    Wright talks like he is a slave just off the plantation.
    This boob is swimming in money and he hates the fact that someone may have more than he does.

    God will have his day with Mr. Wright for his love of manna and his unfettered hate for fellow humans.

    It gauls me that the MSM knowing what it knows about the 20 year affair between Obama/Wright and they turns away from what is obviously more than a passing fancy.

    If Mr. Wright is a Reverend, then Sharpton and Jackson are too!
    (YUCK)

  6. TwilightZoned says:

    God bless any of you who could stomach
    listening to this excrement from Rev. Wrong.

  7. BigOil says:

    This POS runs his mouth espousing the virtues of marxism – then heads on back to his million dollar mansion.

    Why doesn’t the racist reverend practice what he preaches and spread his own wealth around? His mansion would make a nice little homeless shelter.

    • beautyofreason says:

      Great point! Like Michael Moore raking in millions for a film promoting socialism and Al Gore using the energy found in ten average American homes per month, all while accepting donations for carbon reduction!

      The hypocrisy amazes me. A “real” Al Gore would sell the private jet, take public transportation and limit his energy use to the average output of a normal home if he wants to demand for others to reduce their expenditures. A “real” Michael Moore” would put his kid in the public education system and distribute his socialist film for free, as the communists in Cuba do when they show bootleg Hollywood films for free.

      And a “real” Jeremiah Wright would s.t.h.u. and respect that the United States is a country that allowed him to get rich peddling his racist views in the first place. He sits on a velvet cushion in private loathing of the nation that gives people of African descent more opportunities than any other. Few places in Africa offer the average man a pulpit, much less a livelihood.

  8. Chuckk says:

    “He called America “land of the greed and home of the slave.” ”

    Wright is the slave owner and his congregation are his slaves. He is making a very nice living off the fruits of their labors.


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