Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Jeremiah Wright – Self-Appointed Messiah of the Black Church Community

I watched Jeremiah Wright’s performance at the National press Club yesterday and I thought: when is this schoolboy going to grow up? It was an immense ego trip for the guy who single handedly is destroying Obama’s attempt to become the first Black American president.

Wright tried to be his own Bill Cosby, but looked more like a fifth grader (sorry fifth graders) making a show and tell presentation. All he wanted to show was how conceited he is; all he wanted to tell the world that attacking him was an attack on the Black Church.

Who appointed him as the spokesperson for the Black church? Is he so big headed that he actually believes this stuff? How many African Americans does Wright know that have been given a $1.5 million dollar home by their workplaces? This ministerial maverick has been living in wealth for so long, that he has forgotten the pain in his community.

Any other pastor who caused a presidential candidate so much trouble would have taken a sabbatical and kept out of the headlines. Wright is bent on wrecking Obama and veils his hypocrisy in, you’ve guessed it, biblical quotations.

And as for his unpatriotic, vitriolic You-tubed sermon comments about America, he totally “nullified” the issue by saying if you haven’t heard the rest of the sermon, then sound byte viewers don’t know what they are talking about.

Perception in politics is reality, ministerial man. If you don’t understand that one, then you don’t know what the rest of America is talking about.

Bring it home, preacher man, and give Obama a fighting chance. Don’t become a millstone around his neck. This is the first time that the African American community has a real opportunity of having a Black President. Take your controversial circus act out of town until the 6th of November. Otherwise, in years to come, the name Jeremiah Wright may become synonymous with Benedict Arnold and Judas Iscariot in both the African American community and the field of politics.

And, as for one of the biblical quotations that you paraphrased to suit yourself the other day, here’s what it actually says:
Proverbs 17:28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.

Perhaps you should reflect upon the verses that directly follow it:
Proverbs 18:1, 2
1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment.
2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.

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