Wonder how the more devoted Obama-droids will try to spin this one favorably for ol’ Rev. Wright:
The former pastor of Barack Obama drew thousands last week to the 8,000-member Empowerment Temple in Baltimore City. Overflow lots at the church were filled, and five blocks on either side of the massive stadium-like stucco building in Park Heights — a part of town where Orthodox Jews mix sometimes uneasily with blacks — were wall to wall with cars.
In this city where nearly 80,000 people left (along with 53,000 jobs) in the last decade, it’s easy to understand why his message resonates.
For Mr. Wright, however, subjugation is a universal truth. Even the president, in Mr. Wright’s mind, is not in control of his own destiny.
Mr. Wright spread the blame for black persecution around on lots of people and epochs. He hates Roman emperors for renaming months after themselves and upsetting their proper numerical order; Michelangelo for painting Jesus as white; U.S. public schools for teaching the American Revolution instead of African history. In particular, he hates the term “Middle East,” as it implies Europe as the center of the world.
And he hates Israel. “The state of Israel is an illegal, genocidal … place,” he said. “To equate Judaism with the state of Israel is to equate Christianity with [rapper] Flavor Flav.” Laughter erupted from the mostly female audience on that remark.
His solution: “We need to help African-Americans see they are just Africans born in another country.”
This could be achieved in part by requiring African-American students to study African history after school each day, just like Jewish children who receive a separate Hebrew education, he said. (Never mind that all of that education has not prevented cross-faith marriages and a weakening of the ties of successive generations to Judaism.)
And never mind that students today suffer not from an identity crisis but a lack of basic skills. Studies show student self-esteem at an all-time high. But at Baltimore City Community College, 80 percent of incoming students need remedial education. Statewide, public two- and four-year institutions report 56 percent of students going directly from high school to college need some form of remedial education in a state honored three years in a row as having the top public education system by Education Week.
Empowering the children of the Empowerment Temple to rise above their circumstances would mean fewer converts down the road, however. And it would shatter the myth of a black liberation theology that needs Baltimore and Detroit and other crumbling cities to exist in order to be relevant.
This parallels with the liberal philosophy, which needs the “victim class” in order to survive. The day when a majority of people in each various “victim” class no longer view themselves as “victims” who need liberal policies to “rescue” them will be the day that liberalism will officially become worthless, outdated, and irrelevant in America. For those of us who have already seen the light, that time came long ago. We’ve got a long way to go before convincing that majority that it’s more beneficial to view themselves as individuals who should be left alone to pave their own way in life versus seeing themselves as victims who need “help” from the government, but we must never give up that fight — because if we do and radical liberalism as defined by the Rev. Wrights and Barack Obamas and Al Gores “wins”, a free America as we know it will cease to exist.
“Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill