Jeremiah Wright—Pastor to the President?
"Being an old farm boy myself,"
said Malcolm, "chickens coming home to roost
never did make me sad, they`ve always made me glad."
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright surely had
Malcolm`s words in mind when, the Sunday after the 9-11
massacre of 3,000 Americans, he declared this, too, was
a case of "America`s chickens … coming home to
Hiroshima, we bombed 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 brought right back to our own front
yards. America`s chickens are coming home to roost."
So Wright told his congregation on
Sept. 16, 2001.
In a sermon delivered at the Howard
University chapel on Jan. 15, 2006,
reports Ron Kessler of NewsMax, Wright "blamed
America for starting the
AIDS virus, training
professional killers, importing drugs and creating a
racist society that would never elect a black candidate
president." Wright told the Howard students:
"Racism is how this country was
founded and how this country is still run. No black man
will ever be considered for president … and no black
woman can ever be considered for anything outside what
she can give with her body.
"America is still the No. 1
killer in the world. … We are deeply involved in the
importing of drugs, the exporting of guns and the
training of professional killers. … We bombed
Cambodia, Iraq and Nicaragua, killing women and
children while trying to get public opinion turned
Castro and (Muammar) Ghadhafi. … We put (Nelson)
Mandela in prison and
supported apartheid the whole 27 years he was there.
We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority, and
believe it more than we believe in God.
"We started the AIDS virus. …
We are only able to maintain our level of living by
making sure that Third World people live in grinding
poverty." Thus did the Rev. Wright conclude.
This virulent strain of
anti-Americanism and Afroracism has long fed the rage,
resentment and paranoia in precincts of black America,
which manifests itself in the horrendous (and hidden)
statistics of black-on-white crime in America. Nothing
What is exceptional is that Wright
is the spiritual father of Barack Obama, the pastor,
teacher and mentor who brought Barack into the church,
him and Michelle, baptized their children and has
been a confidant to the man who would be America`s
For 20 years, Barack has attended
Wright`s church, listened to his weekly sermons,
entertained him in his home. Yet, says Barack, he never
heard any racist rants at church, nor was he aware that
Wright held so poisoned a view of his country.
Sorry, that is not credible. Wright
is a famous preacher in black America, and Barack`s
denial he was aware of his views marks him down
either as a dissembler or a man so obtuse he ought not
be a security guard at Wal-Mart, let alone president of
the United States.
It is easy now to understand why
Michelle Obama, before Barack began to win, had never
once been proud of her country. Who could be proud of
the America that lives in the malignant imagination of
the Rev. Wright?
Barack has now moved to separate
himself from Wright`s rants and removed him from the
campaign roster. And he will likely be forced, with
anguish, to turn his back on, repudiate, and reject his
beloved friend and teacher.
But it is too late for that. For
Wright has, for millions of Americans, filled in the
blanks about Barack. Wright tells us the kind of company
Barack keeps, the kind of men he holds close, the kind
of attitudes and beliefs he finds acceptable, if not
That Wright is a revered preacher
in black America also tells us that, far from coming
together, we Americans are further apart than we were in
the 1950s, when Negroes could be described as Christian,
conservative and patriotic. Malcolm X and
Elijah Muhammad did not speak for black America
then. Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young and Dr. Martin Luther
King did. But Jeremiah Wright makes
Stokely Carmichael and
Rap Brown sound like the Mills Brothers.
Truly, the Democratic Party is now
headed for a train wreck. Though Barack seems likely to
win more pledged delegates than Hillary, the
super-delegates will have to decide whether they want to
offer America a nominee whose pastor and mentor embodies
the anti-white racism and anti-Americanism that has ever
brought the patriotic blood of Middle America to a boil.
Wright is not the sort of fellow you want to bring with
you into "Deer Hunter" Country.
CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC.
Patrick J. Buchanan
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