|Conservatives obsessed with Barack Obama and Jeremiah Wright|
Once again, the fixation on Jeremiah Wright, Jr. the former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ. It's been another week of unrest in Sanford, Florida, and the right wing media is once again flogging this canard.
In particular, one Sean Hannity, the controversial conservative agitator is once again beating this drum. It's been over four years and this commentator is still fixated on it. Hannity spent a majority of his programs name dropping this man every chance he gets. Hannity claims that the mainstream media failed at analyzing the controversy and felt that he deserved the credit for being this issue to light.
The conservatives are going to help President Barack Obama win reelection. Why?
Obama Derangement Syndrome. They're so obsessed with attacking President Barack Obama for every freaking event happening in America, they're going to overwhelmingly turn off independents. The Republicans have no major solutions to solve the problems facing the United States. They're cheering for the economy to fail and want global unrest. They've proven it by allowing some in the media and those in Congress advocating for the president to fail.
Once again, this is an election year. The Republicans are not as popular right now! They are obsessed with the culture wars.
Jeremiah Wright, Jr. has been on a speaking tour for many years. I guess once again a person used their camera phone to record the pastor's sermons. And as usual, the right wing media takes the bait.
Here's the article courtesy of The Blaze.
Rev. Wright Unleashed: ‘White Supremacy’ Drives ‘World Policy,’ Allah & Yahweh Are the ‘Same’…and Clarence Thomas Is Worshipping ‘Some Other God’Billy Hallowell
- Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivered three fiery sermons about faith, race and politics at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Charleston, West Virginia
- Wright said Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas worships “some other God” outside of “Allah and Yahweh” (who are the “same” he says)
- Obama’s former pastor called Thomas Jefferson “a pedophile”
- He sees “white supremacy” driving “world policy”
- Wright condemned the U.S. military, saying, “fighting for peace is like raping for virginity”
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright became a household name during the 2008 presidential campaign. The fiery preacher, who was President Barack Obama’s pastor for two decades, has since retired from his position at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois. However, he’s still an active figure in geopolitical and faith movements, as his bizarre commentaries often offend detractors and inspire intense debate.
Last week, Wright spoke at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Charleston, West Virginia, as part of a week-long revival event. His controversial words took aim at Thomas Jefferson, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the media and plenty of other targets.
He went on to speak about Jesus and Pontius Pilate in John 18 in the Bible, saying that they were speaking “two different languages.“ This sermon quickly delved into his belief that ”the Italian army — Roman soldiers“ were ”occupying Palestinian territory.”
Then, Wright found himself discussing U.S. operations in the Middle East, while also taking aim at FOX News personalities Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity.
“I was in the military six years and neither Hannity or O’Reilly was in the military,” he proclaimed. “Let me tell you one thing they taught us in the United States Marine Corps…fighting for peace is like raping for virginity. Those are oxymorons, but that’s what we do in the name of regime change.”
The controversial preacher also showed no love for Justice Thomas, as he told his audience that, though Thomas “looks like” them, he is “worshipping some other God.” He also made an intriguing comparison about the God of the Hebrew Bible and the Lord depicted in the Quran.
“The god of racists is not the God of righteousness. The god of the greedy is not the God of grace. The god of Wall Street is not the God of Main Street,” Wright proclaimed. “Those are two different gods and I ain’t talking about Allah and Yahweh. Those are the same names for the same God.”
He continued, taking a jab at Thomas and his Christian faith.
“And I’m not talking about black and white…some of ya‘ll think I’m talking about white folk,” he said. “There’s a whole lot of folk who look like you who are worshipping some other God — somebody shout Clarence Thomas. Hallelujah!”
Wright also tackled racial issues, while waging a bizarre accusation at Thomas Jefferson.
“There are politicians who are making decisions about you, about your life, about your future, about your family about your children — and the real tragedy is they live in a different world from your world all together,” he proclaimed. “There are people in power right now who have opinions about you based on their privilege of skin color.”
As he spoke about race, Wright’s rhetoric intensified.
“I am in the text. Pilate was European…Jesus was not European. 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.”
But he wasn’t done there.
“The ignorance and arrogance of white supremacy have the movers and shapers of world policy living in a different world from people of color all together,” Wright raged on. “And the sooner you realize that the better off you’re gonna be.”
Early on in this same address, while speaking about Luke 19, Wright took aim at conservatives, saying, ”You will not hear this passage of John 19 preached on Wall Street. You won’t hear this Luke 19 Scripture exegeted in the comfortable pews of the rich folk, the greedy folk or the Tea Party praisers.”
It is in this chapter that Zacchaeus, a tax collector, encounters Jesus and subsequently decides to change his ways, pledging to give half of his possessions away. Additionally, he offers to give back four times what he owes to anyone he has cheated. Clearly, the preacher sees conservatives as “greedy folks.”
“That is called restorative justice and theology – restore the stuff that the greedy stole from the needy,” Wright continued.
Watch comments cut together from all three of Wright’s speeches, below:
Again, President Barack Obama disavowed Wright and left his church. Is there anything else that matters to this? No. But it irks me that conservatives complain that they're being silenced. In the world of conservatives, anyone who disagrees with them is an enemy of the state. Anyone who speaks ills of the tragedies cause by American influence is a "traitor". Anyone who happens to speak up for injustices to people of color is "a race hustler". Anyone who supports the rights of the independent woman is "playing to the base".
Republicans and its allies in the conservative movement are wrapping their asses and eventually their necks around the American flag in preparedness of a culture war. They need an enemy. The lower class, the middle class, the working class, minorities, moderates, liberals, compassionate conservatives, [independent] women, single parents, GLBT, those who practice in Islam, and the many supporters of President Barack Obama are enemies of the Republican Party and its allies in the conservative movement.
Conservatives are all upset over Jeremiah Wright using his First Amendment right to criticize the United Sates government and the media, but rush to defend the U.S. Marine Gary Stein. In the next article, it describes Stein as U.S. Marine Sargent who is under fire for creating a Facebook page that attack President Barack Obama. And while he's entitled to speak his political views, it's against the policy of United States Military Code to speak against the commander and chief while in military uniform.
U.S. Marine faces dismissal over criticism of Obama on Facebook by Anne Sewell
|U.S. Marine Gary Stein Under Fire For Anti-Obama Rant.|
Stein superimposed images of President Obama's face on to a poster advertising the movie "Jackass". According to his lawyers, he had done nothing more than exercise his right to free speech.
Captain James Baehr, a defense lawyer representing Stein, said: "We are truly surprised and disappointed but it was an honor to fight for a hero like Sgt. Stein and every other marine's right to speak freely."
Baehr also stressed that Stein had, in fact, not broken any existing law.
Stein is a member of both The United States Justice Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union and these groups say that his First Amendment rights are being violated.
However the prosecution has said that Stein has repeatedly violated Pentagon policies and should be dismissed because he ignored a warning from his superiors about his various activities on the popular social media network.
Prosecutor Captain John Torresala claims that the marine's anti-Obama Facebook postings and comments could influence junior marines.
The policies of the Pentagon limit the freedom of speech of servicemen, including criticism of the country's commander-in-chief. Personnel in the military are not allowed to set up a political club, nor to openly support any political candidate or party on TV or in a public event.
As well as the Jackass image recently posted to his Facebook page, he has also referred to the "Armed Forces Tea Party" and had superimposed Obama's face on another movie poster, this one for "The Incredibles", which he renamed "The Horribles".
In the meantime Stein has insisted that all the comments and views posted on Facebook were his own, and not the military's and he has also placed a relevant disclaimer on the page.
After a one day hearing at Camp Pendleton for Sgt. Gary Stein, the board recommended that the marine be given an other-than-honorable discharge, meaning Stein would lose his benefits and also, should this come to pass, he will not be allowed on any military base.
In the meantime, until conclusions are reached in the matter, Stein has been removed from his position at the Marine Recruiting Depot in San Diego and has now been assigned a desk job with no computer access.