Apr 28 2008
Personally I find Rev Jeremiah Wright a sad echo from a sad time in America. He, like so many other aging baby-boomer liberals is living in the glory days of the 60’s and 70’s. He is trying as hard as he can to stoke the fires of racism in the country – all in the name of Jesus no less. Truly a pathetic sight and a reminder of why the rest of us are glad to be living in a world were racism is just an echo and not a reality. For those still stuck in their own personal quagmires my condolences – but it is not America’s fault.
Jeremiah Wright has found his 15 minutes of fame and he plans to go out with fiery bluster as he impugns the character of one Barack Obama:
he Rev. Jeremiah Wright said Monday that he will try to change national policy by â€œcoming afterâ€ Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) if he is elected president.
The pastor also insisted Obama â€œdidnâ€™t denounceâ€ him and â€œdidnâ€™t distance himselfâ€ from Wrightâ€™s controversial remarks, but â€œdid what politicians do.â€
Wright implied Obama still agrees with him by saying: â€œHe had to distance himself, because he’s a politician, from what the media was saying I had said, which was [portrayed as] anti-American.â€
Calling a politician a charlatan is nothing new, except when that pol is running as the anti-pol. Wright has just called Obama a charlatan – big surprise there – and he would know being his religious mentor for 20 years. Wright is going to jam his bitter, bible toting world view onto America and Obama no matter what the cost because he is on a mission. He is going to fix America once and for all and he will not stop until he gets the revenge he pathetically desires. The man is a lost cause folks.
As is the liberal movement. The anti-war baby-boomer liberals keep trying to resurrect Vietnam in Iraq. The feminist baby-boomer liberals keep trying to resurrect the male-female battles, and the Rev Wright type baby-boomers keep trying to ignite racism. They never got a chance to save America from these evils, the missed out on their Walter Mitty fantasies where they are the ones to save humanity. Wright has become so obsessed with his demi-god status he has grasped at weird and unsubstantiated studies which purport to upend everything the American Hero Rev Martin Luther King preached to a nation aching to leave racism in its past. Now he claims it is not the content of the character but the color of the skin which differentiates human beings. Truly a sad day for African Americans.
How much longer do the delusions of an aging and wailing generation have to poison this country? My generation and my kids generation don’t see races, they see people, friends, neighbors who happen to have different genetic codes. I am blessed to live in a neighborhood which is richly diverse, and we respect each other based on where we have come to be – Americans living the American dream and raising our families amongst some of the best people on the planet.
Why should we or our children destroy this piece of diverse co-existence simply to placate a bitter old man who has found a reason for his anger and hate in scripture? Clearly we see why Obama said bitter people run to the bible and church to assuage hate. For Wright and his ilk Jesus gives him a excuse to coddle and keep his anger alive. His ego is so invested in his anger he sees himself as a messenger of God, bringing the message of hate to a peaceful and happy country.
Thankfully what my kids and their friends see is a dinosaur who is bleating out his tired cries as he prepares to leave this world to their generation – who are going to simply look upon him as that crazy uncle who never did find a way to live in, and enjoy, the modern world. Reverend Wright may be stuck in the middle of the last century, but our children are building the world of the 21st century and have no interest in moving backwards. Their friends are too dear to them to give them up for Ol’ Jeremiah and his disconnected rants.
Addendum: As usual once I write a post I figure out better ways of saying what I meant to communicate. What I wanted to make clear is it is my hope and prayers that the young folks under 30 do not let the views of this miserable man infect the hopes and aspirations they hold for their own future, for the world they are, or will be, building. I expect that my prayers will be answered on this matter, given what I know about the youngest generations coming behind the liberal baby boomers.