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Rev. Wright Distorts Black History, Attacks Obama

From the Politico:

Jeremiah Wright: We need control

By Jennifer Epstein | July 8, 2012

President Barack Obama’s former spiritual adviser spoke just a few miles from the White House on Sunday, and politics and controversy weren’t far from what Rev. Jeremiah Wright had to say.

“As we celebrate the foundations of our future, this is not a time to romanticize because we have the first African-descended president in the White House,” Wright said in a fiery sermon that lasted close to an hour. “You see what the tea party is trying to do.”

How divisive! Also, how political, when speaking from a tax exempt podium:

Speaking at Washington’s Florida Avenue Baptist Church, which marks its 100th anniversary this week, Wright urged parishioners to teach their children true African-American history and not to cede their educations to “our enemies” who teach “his story,” one that “distorts our story, disses our story.”

Children may “only know Oprah and Obama,” he said, so it’s up to elders to teach about Nat Turner, Emmett Till, Rosa Parks, Paul Robeson, Zora Neale Hurston and other black voices.

We suspect that the Reverend does not realize that Zora Neale Hurston was a rabid conservative Republican. To the extent that she even joined the John Birch Society.

And yet Wright is lecturing us on the need to teach African-American history.

“We need to tell our children … how we got from a black congressman named Adam Clayton Powell to a black president named Barack Hussein Obama,” he said to applause. “But we also need to tell them how we have black politicians who steal money.”

Is that why he mentioned Adam Clayton Powell?

Wright… quoted Frederick Douglass, who said in 1852: “ The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.”

Douglass’s words, he said, “sound curiously like a controversial preacher, preaching 150 years after Douglass.”

Lest we forget, Mr. Douglass was also a Republican. And, of course, he was nothing like Reverend Wright.

Wright also blasted people who he described as “biscuits” and “sheep dogs” — African Americans raised in the white world.

“Take that baby, him or her away, from the African mother, away from the African community, away from the African experience … and put them Africans over at the breasts of Yale, Harvard, University of Chicago … UCLA or UC-Berkeley,” he said. “Turn them into biscuits. Let them get that alien DNA all up inside their brain and they will turn on their own people in defense of the ones who are keeping their own people under oppression. Sheep dogs.”

“There’s white racist DNA running through the synapses of his or her brain tissue. They will kill their own kind, defend the enemies of their kind or anyone who is perceived to be the enemy of the milky white way of life.”

This could be interpreted as a racist attack on Mr. Obama, who at one time referred to Jeremiah Wright as his Obama’s spiritual mentor.

But this doesn’t seem to have occurred to the Politico. Besides, Rev. Wright could never be racist. He just sounds that way.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 9th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Rev. Wright Distorts Black History, Attacks Obama”

  1. mr_bill says:

    Rev. Wright is laboring under this “us-versus-them” paradigm that is common among the rece-baiters.

    His continued references to racial-centric themes: “Wright urged parishioners to teach their children true African-American history and not to cede their educations to ‘our enemies’ who teach ‘his story,’ one that ‘distorts our story, disses our story.'”

    Is Rev. Wright advocating that black students be placed in black-only schools and taught black-only history? It sounds like Wright doesn’t like black people going to Ivy League schools. There is a very segregationist feel to what he is saying. I can’t imagine anybody else [except Jesse Jackson or Al Charlatan] saying the things he said without being branded a rabid racist.

    Our country will not advance until people like Rev. Wright are publicly shamed for spouting such nonsense. We wouldn’t tolerate a white person telling other whites to stay away from blacks to avoid being corrupted with “alien DNA” and turning on their own kind.

    This is nerobama’s spiritual adviser. This is his friend that he could not disown. This is the person he chose to baptize his children. This is the man he listened to for 20 years. It seems that everytime Rev. Wright opens his mouth, he spouts some drivel that causes a stir. How is it possible that nerobama never heard any of it in 20 years???

    • AcornsRNutz says:

      You bring up an excellent point concerning the segragationist thing. Forgive me for balancing precariously on the “racist” precipice, but since the elimination of legal segregation the “black community” has gone about segregating itself by choice to the extent that it is now politically ok to mention that certain neighborhoods and communities in the “post-racial” US are places where whites are not welcome. Some vocal black racialists come right out and say it, while many whites just accept it with tongue-in-cheek self depricating humor, but the fact remains that Watts and Compton have not become what they are because of “traditional” white racist governance, and in fact the problems in these black communities can often be traced directly to liberal governement efforts to reduce and compensate for white racist transgressions.

      If I may be so bold, it has been my obersavtions that black Americans who choose not to live out the negative stereotypes assosciated with thug/urban culture tend to have a pretty fair disdain for much of the same behavior that we evil racist whites disapprove of in members of ANY race, and are not likely to associate with the self segregated black/urban community. What Wright and his ilk preach has been a prevailing attitude in those failed communities that has kept the blacks of this country from achieving the social parity that real civil rights leaders like Rev. King were really striving for. I don’t think King wanted to see the states rights violated as they were by many facets of the Civil Rights Act as they were, but was asking blacks to stand up and for whites to allow them the room to become truly equal. What eneded up happening is certain whites took this theme well into absurdity, and many blacks who answered the challenge have been ostracized and shunned as “uncle toms” amongst many in their own community. It’s almost cannibalistic and it is a true shame.

    • mr_bill says:

      “Historically Black Colleges” “The Black Community” BET, these are all tools of self-segregation. These are black people that do not want to mix with white people. It doesn’t take much imagination to hear the scorn that would be heaped upon a White Entertainment Television Network, an Association for the Advancement of White People, a White Chamber of Commerce, a White Congressional Caucas, Historically White Colleges, United White Scholarship Fund, etc. I have half a mind to start all of the above just so I can be branded a racist and point out the hypocrisy of the leftist race-baiters.

  2. Petronius says:

    “it’s up to elders to teach about Nat Turner….”

    Good grief. Nat Turner and his followers murdered 61 peaceful whites, mostly women, children, and infants.

    History ain’t what it used to be.

    And apparently neither is Christianity. At least not the peculiar brand of Christianity preached at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church.

    Though I have been to church many times, I’ve never once heard mass murder celebrated there.

  3. Astravogel says:

    So, “The Man” who is “keeping them down” looks a lot like themselves?

    • GetBackJack says:

      Yes. Case closed. Wait a moment, reopen the case. Margaret Sanger got her licks in, too.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    Me thinks the Hate Monger is calling the kettle “Black”.
    Hate begets hate………. What a idiot!

  5. canary says:

    This is what Rev. Write meant from how we got from Powell to Obama followed up with politicians (plural who steal money.

    Some alien DNA that like that scientist who was arrested after returning from doing a DNA history on some Chinese celebrity which led to beer fest. Obama’s maternal grandmother always bragged on Indian blood and how Obama and Bush are related.

    Could this be the owners of the plush Park Avenue apt Obama’s mom and half sister stayed at for a month when visiting Obama Jr. in NYC after he was so mean to them they left and stayed at Park Ave.

    Apparently later trying to bolster his black identity, Powell, Jr. told stories of his paternal grandparents being born to slavery,[1] but his paternal grandmother, Sally Dunning, was born as at least the third generation of free people of color; in the 1860 census, she is listed as a free mulatto, along with her mother, grandmother, and siblings.[4] Sally never identified the father of Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., born 1865, but appeared to have named him after her older brother Adam Dunning, listed on the 1860 census as the head of their household and a farmer.[4] In 1867 Sally Dunning married Anthony Bush, a mulatto freedman. He and his family members used the surname Dunning in 1870.

    I thought a mulatto was part Italian.

    Who’d guess Obama might have some questionable family inner breeding. Being an African and all.

  6. River0 says:

    Now we know who the real racists are, the leaders who have turned it into a profitable industry. It’s an addiction, the ‘victim’ mindset, that consumes much of the black community in America.

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