Barack Obama has finally done it. Obama now claims that
statements by Reverend Wright “rightly offend all Americans
and should be denounced.”
Well Reverend Wright’s comments don’t offend me.
I would have found them refreshing had his answers
and demeanor been less defensive during the question
and answer period at the National Press Club. What I do find
disappointing though is Obama’s inability to deal with the
issues raised. He’s afraid that telling the truth will
lose him the election. Maybe it would. But now we
all can see, that for him, winning the election is more
important than telling the truth.
Winning the election is more important than telling the
truth for the other two front- runners too. That’s why
none of them are qualified to be President of the United
Certainly reconciliation between different ethnic groups or
any other kinds of groups cannot happen without all parties recognizing
and eventually taking responsibility for uncomfortable
truths on all sides of any relevant issue.
Obama spoke eloquently about race earlier in his campaign but
was unable to do the same with these new issues raised by Rev.
Wright, and that's too bad. Instead of facing them, he ran
for cover behind mainstream illusions.
We should be thankful that Americans are getting the
opportunity to see these candidates for who they are now, in terms of their state of consciousness and how they deal
with problems, rather than after the election.
McCain who claimed he was against torture, is no longer
bothered by the reality of torture as long as he can point to
his name being on a piece of empty legislation that offers the
illusion that he deeply cares. He has no problem with
Bush’s signing statements, public statements, policies of
unending torture, or any of the many other Bush
administration abuses of the Constitution.
Clinton’s level of intellectual integrity comes through
loud and clear as she attacks Obama for associating with
the good Reverend, so we know from just this issue, which is
one among many, that she is just another Bush light when it
comes to telling the American people the truth as to why this
country is in the mess we're in. In all fairness, she
appears not to have any idea why we are in the mess
we’re in, or what part failing to tell the truth plays
in the decline of America's place in the world. http://www.gpln.com/howiseeit.htm
So now it is ever more clear that there is no hope at all
among the leading three candidates that any one of them has
the courage, the consciousness, or the capacity to lead this
country out of its quagmire. http://www.gpln.com/whotovotefor.htm
What we need are citizen leaders and leaders in government
who have a high degree of moral courage and intellectual
integrity. Where are they? http://www.gpln.com/nooneisleading.htm
I’ve not read up on specifically why Reverend Wright
charges that the US government has or had a direct role in
spreading AIDS in the Black community, but knowing what I know
about other atrocities committed by our government, I
would trust Reverend Wright now before I would trust any of
the three leading candidates to talk about it.
And there’s no doubt at all in my mind that the good
Reverend was dead on correct when he said that the attack on
the World Trade Center was a case of chickens coming home
to roost. http://www.gpln.com/childrenofiraq.htm
(I am not suggesting that there is not also a case to be made
that 911 was allowed to take place or a planned inside
job). For Obama to attack Wright for telling the truth… calling
Wright’s comments ridiculous and offensive is in itself a
bit ridiculous and offensive.
I suppose Obama agrees with Bush that we were attacked
because of our freedoms and democracy. How Bush’s
nonsensical statements can be spoken in public and accepted by
the media and other institutions, or believed by the American
people, just shows you how much of our national honor and
integrity has been shoved down those American rat holes called
greed, hypocrisy, hubris, stupidity, and treason.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright in his own words: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19836.htm