April 10, 2012

"He's good. I can see why you'd sit and listen to him."/"He gets you going, doesn't he?"

Said I and Meade, respectively, listening to that new Jeremiah Wright video that's making the rounds.

26 comments:

Cheryl said...

I had a boss once who would say, of many, many ideas, "It sounds good if you say it fast." That's the problem here, isn't it?

Yes, I AM supposed to feed and clothe the poor, but I see that as the work my kids and I do at the homeless shelter. Jesus didn't mean for the government to take my money and then give it to someone else who will decide which poor to give it to, and then run those dollars through EBT cards provided by Chase.

Jeffery said...

White people are really hated by certain people. Whites have a hard time accepting this. There are some non-Whites who hate Whites, but there also Whites who take pride in how much they hate their own people, bragging about how much they will disempower their own children.

The first step in anything to is to acknowledge facts. If you are White, there really are some some influential people (both White and non-White) who have an irrational hatred of you. Period. Long ago, parents used to protect their children from haters. Now, White parents eagerly offer their children up to be demoralized through 16+ years of education.

Thanks Mom and Dad!

Jay said...

Um, this:

They live in a world shaped by European standards of beauty, shaped by Moynihan studies, shaped by bell curves — they live in a different world from your world all together,” he told the audience. “They are ignorant and arrogant and these are graduates of Harvard and Yale setting policies over you based on the stupidity of David Hume…Voltaire, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Thomas Jefferson — a pedophile — Theodore Roosevelt and a racist Supreme Court.”



Doesn't "get me going"

It makes me feel pity for his audience.

Of course I'm not a white, liberal, race guilted baby boomer.

Lucien said...

If I were a politician (or community organizer) on the south side of Chicago there is no way I would not want to know what this guy was saying every Sunday, and no better way to find out than to be there.

leslyn said...

Hmmmm. The sound bites ("I’m not divisive, the media is divisive,”) are pretty good . He had me at Allah and YHWH are the same.

White supremacy pretty much does drive world policy. Well, except for China and North Korea. Those are pretty big exceptions.

I read his Wiki bio. It's impressive. But how he got from there to here--well, beats me.

paul a'barge said...

Nobody ever said that Satan was a dumb ass.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

As a motivational speaker Hitler was pretty good too.

Rusty said...

Undoing a thousand years of western civilization because..........WE WANT MORE FREE STUFF! GIMMIE!

Rusty said...

leslyn said, "White supremacy pretty much does drive world policy."




Wow. Just......wow.
I don't think it occurred to until just now how ingrained the narrative is with progressives and how much a success our institutions of higher learning have become at indoctrinating. The narrative is everything.
I mean you look at the long painful slog western civilization has made to get to this point in history and you go, what's the fuckin' point?
The really sad thing is, I got kids.

damikesc said...

Why white progressives feel such shame for actions they didn't do is baffling. I have decided I'm done apologizing or feeling bad about history.

Its always easier to say your failures are somebody else's fault. It also insures you will never become anything worthwhile.

Christopher in MA said...

Hume, Voltaire, Hegel, Jefferson and Roosevelt were stupid men?

No wonder the Jug-Eared Jesus sat there for 20 years. It just reinforced his opinion that he's the acme of human intelligence.

traditionalguy said...

Wright is doing in Chicago what the rest of the world has been doing since the end of WWII.

He is pointing an accusing finger at The Ugly Americans who once won all of the military and economic power and used it to take cultural dominance over the rest of the miserable world.

The Russians kept chipping away at the US lead for 40 years until Reagan called their bluff and they collapsed.

But a computer digital age now spreads capitalism to enrich that miserable world that hated us out of envy.

Then we tried assisted suicide by handing our Presidential Power over to a smooth liar raised on the international hatred for Ugly Americans.

But the world will need to find a new motivation now, since Obama is quickly finishing a 5th Column attack on the USA that will remove all that ever made anyone envy the USA.

Fritz said...

The sad part is that Wright is who our president studied under to learn demagogy. He essentially admits that.

Lem said...

This white guy was better.. imho

This white guy was good too..

And this white guy was so good I cant understand anything he is saying.. faux noise?

ricpic said...

You have to be clever and heartless not to be revolted by Wright.

damikesc said...

Why white progressives feel such shame for actions they didn't do is baffling. I have decided I'm done apologizing or feeling bad about history.

Its always easier to say your failures are somebody else's fault. It also insures you will never become anything worthwhile.

edutcher said...

Oprah Winfrey saw what kind of poison Wright was and left almost as soon as she found his church.

Dictator Zero stayed for 20 years because, as Jeffery alludes, that's what he got at home from all the "typical white persons".

And what DBQ said. Supposedly, Benito wasn't bad, either, but Al, if you watch one of his speeches wire to wire, could really get the stupids going.

leslyn said...

White supremacy pretty much does drive world policy. Well, except for China and North Korea.

The Norks drive foreign policy?

Sure.

The Arabs, maybe, but the Norks are lucky they're alive.

bgates said...

Oprah Winfrey saw what kind of poison Wright was and left almost as soon as she found his church.

Almost. Didn't stop her from anointing The One.

the stupidity of David Hume…Voltaire, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Thomas Jefferson — a pedophile

And to think, John Derbyshire claimed there were black people who passionately hate white people.

edutcher said...

bgates said...

Oprah Winfrey saw what kind of poison Wright was and left almost as soon as she found his church.

Almost. Didn't stop her from anointing The One.


And that destroyed her.

A lot more people should have taken that as a portent of coming attractions.

chuck b. said...

Ugh, that website, theblaze.com, is a design nightmare. There is bold and unbold and you can't tell why. The pictures and embedded video boxes are much too large. I don't want to see anyone that close up, least of all him. Those annoying links sliding in on the right. And just way too much red.

Is it a popular site with the wingers?

Hagar said...

Tradguy,

You really had ought to actually read that book. "The Ugly American" and his homely wife were the heroes of the plot, and the authors' contention was that we should send out more such "ugly Americans" and keep "the beautiful people" at home.

JM Hanes said...

With a role model like Wright, is it any wonder that Obama so consistently gets his history lessons factually wrong? The gloss of erudition is part of what makes Wright's sermonizing so distinctive. It captures the unschooled; for anyone who has a passing acquaintance with his sources, it's hard to resist watching the intellectual train wreck.

What fascinates me in all this is that Obama ultimately secured his bully pulpit with an rhetorical voice straight out of his adopted "church tradition;" he just dialed down the shouting. In the most remarkable of political ironies, the resolutely secular left was obliviously mesmerized by the seductive, unfamiliar, rhythms and rising intensity of typical southern evangelical exhortation. In text form, even his most inspiring speeches were notable for the sloppiness of their construction, his actual platform pedestrian when not incoherent. Nevertheless the intelligentsia, ever disdainful of the religious right, fell hook, line and sinker for how he made them feel.

Now that the euphoric thrill is gone, I sense a certain Monday morning embarrassment. The erosion of hope and change is aptly reflected in the downward trajectory of Obama's sentences and and his finger thumping punctuation at the podium.  

Saint Croix said...

White people are really hated by certain people. Whites have a hard time accepting this. There are some non-Whites who hate Whites, but there also Whites who take pride in how much they hate their own people, bragging about how much they will disempower their own children.

You stink of the moby.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Remember this was his spiritual advisor.

SukieTawdry said...

Oh yeah, he gets you going all right.

The man is quite vile. So is most of what he preaches. This was Barack Obama's mentor and spiritual adviser. This was the man whose advice Barack sought before he made any political move. This was a man Barack embraced for 20 years and then claimed to not know his mind or heart. Undoubtedly birds of a feather.

wyo sis said...

This is so sick it's like watching porn. Who sees this and thinks, yeah, that's for me!?! Isn't religion supposed to lift your spirits and make you a better person? Aren't you supposed to go away uplifted and ready to be a better person? This could not be more degrading.

WV: riandfn eartat indeed!