John Edwards to his class warfare cue from Karl Marx and turned “the proletariat vs. the bourgeoisie” dialectic into “two Americas.”
Well, I think that both Marx and Edwards are full of crap; but there clearly are two Americas these days.
I think that Barack Obama’s pastor, spiritual mentor, and member of the family for 23 years hit the “two Americas” nail closer to the head. Jeremiah Wright said there were two Americas, too:
There’s the United States of God bless America, and there’s the United States of God damn America. Ronald Reagan tried to lead us toward the former, and Barack Obama will try to lead us toward the latter. And we shouldn’t confuse Wright’s and Obama’s two America’s anymore than we should confuse Marx’s and Edwards’ version.
Am I being unfair? Absolutely not.
Barack Obama made this church – and its theology, and its pastor, and its congregation – his home for 23 years. That’s a long time. It’s way past long enough to realize that you’ve made a mistake. And it’s way, way past long enough to claim ignorance as an excuse. How many years can you freely choose to immerse yourself in an environment before you become personally responsible for your choice?
The leftist Rolling Stone had this to say:
This is as openly radical a background as any significant American political figure has ever emerged from, as much Malcolm X as Martin Luther King Jr. Wright is not an incidental figure in Obama’s life, or his politics. The senator “affirmed” his Christian faith in this church; he uses Wright as a “sounding board” to “make sure I’m not losing myself in the hype and hoopla.” Both the title of Obama’s second book, The Audacity of Hope, and the theme for his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 come from Wright’s sermons. “If you want to understand where Barack gets his feeling and rhetoric from,” says the Rev. Jim Wallis, a leader of the religious left, “just look at Jeremiah Wright.”
So I’m looking at him.
John McCain once had the famous line that “I looked into Putin’s eyes and I saw K.G.B.” Well, when I look into Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama’s eyes I see, “God damn America.”
The whole nation looked at Jeremiah Wright, and we all heard him shout, “God damn America!” And how Barack Obama’s congregation cheered and applauded when Rev. Wright shouted, “No, no, no. Not God bless America. God damn America!” We heard him viciously attack America and white Americans on any number of fronts. Barack Obama’s pastor and spiritual mentor for 23 years – who married him, bappized his children, and was like family to him – said that racism was how this country was founded and how it is still run. He said that America was the number one killer in the world. He said that we immorally bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki without batting an eye. He said that we killed women and children by bombing Cambodia, Iraq, and Nicaragua (where Marxist liberation theology came from). He said 9/11 was merely America’s own chickens coming home to roost and we deserved to be attacked by terrorists because WE were the real terrorist. He said that the government gives black people drugs just so it can put them in prison. He said that AIDS is a white-America-created genocide against black people. He spelled America with three KKKs. The very sermon that so inspired Obama that it inspired his book title, “The Audacity of Hope,” had the phrase, “white greed drives a world in need.”
If you would have sat through that year after year, then you vote for the man who did sit through it year after year. Vote for God damn America.
Jeremiah Wright preached his famous “God damn America” message and all the others before thousands of Barack Obama’s fellow congregation more than five years ago. Barack Hussein Obama’s pastor preached a lot of vicious, vile, racist, and profoundly anti-American stuff while Obama’s fellow congregants stood up and cheered. And it never bothered Barack Obama one little bit until the public started finding out about it.
Obama said he wasn’t ever at the church when anything REALLY bad was said. But how could such an intelligent man be so completely ignorant, and be such a pathetic judge of character? Thousands of his friends heard those messages, and the same vicious stuff that was coming out of Jeremiah Wright’s mouth on Sundays was similarly featured in the Church’s Trumpet Magazine (which featured Obama on its cover several times). Even AFTER those “soundbites” came out, Obama continued to sit on the fence. He said he could no more disown Wright than he could disown the black community. In the same way that we would later find out that Obama did not care about the terrorist past of William Ayers – whom Obama partnered with to advance a “education” agenda that taught children radicalism rather than “the Three R’s,” Obama revealed how comfortable he was to be immersed in a radicalized environment.
He continued to remain in the church after ALL of the above sermon messages surfaced, and he remained in the church until it became more of a political liability than an asset.
Barack Hussein Obama has known about Jeremiah Wright’s radical nature from day one, and embraced it. The Rolling Stone biography of Obama continues:
In his 1993 memoir “Dreams from My Father,” Obama recounts in vivid detail his first meeting with Wright in 1985. The pastor warned the community activist that getting involved with Trinity might turn off other black clergy because of the church’s radical reputation.
And that incredibly radical influence is very much a part of him, as the Rolling Stone article embraces:
Obama has now spent two years in the Senate and written two books about himself, both remarkably frank: There is a desire to own his story, to be both his own Boswell and his own investigative reporter. When you read his autobiography, the surprising thing — for such a measured politician — is the depth of radical feeling that seeps through, the amount of Jeremiah Wright that’s packed in there. Perhaps this shouldn’t be surprising.
It isn’t at all surprising that a man who spent 23 years immersing himself in the radical theology of a radical spiritual guru at a radical and racist church would himself be a radical. What is incredibly surprising is that so many millions of voters would so ignorantly and so naively dismiss that background and embrace the man who was so profoundly shaped by it.
So they are voting for God damn America.
I’m not going to try to tell anyone not to vote for God damn America. If you want it, vote for it. I’m simply saying, don’t be an uninformed ignorant fool who doesn’t even have a clue who the man he or she is voting for actually is. You aren’t what you say in your flowerly speech; you’re what you do. And for the overwhelming majority of Barack Hussein Obama’s life, he has been a willing part and participant in God damn America. Open your eyes.