Monday, April 28, 2008

Jeremiah's Right!


"Your own conduct and actions have brought this upon you. This is your punishment. How bitter it is! How it pierces to the heart!"

--- Jeremiah, 4:18, NIV


During the past four days, I've been amused to "hear" the corporate news media react to Dr. Jeremiah Wright's three extraordinary presentations on the Bill Moyers Show, the Detroit NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet and the National Press Club.

The silence has been deafening compared to the corporate media feeding frenzy over the out of context snippets from Wright's sermons delivered nearly seven years ago. The media "experts" on nearly nothing but commenting on nearly everything have zipped their pie holes shut.

This silence is because Jeremiah's right.

He is right about how a consistent and bloody history of domestic and international terrorism cause "chickens to come home and roost"

He is right about the cultural differences existing between Africans in America and European Americans relative to educational learning styles, music and linguistics.

He is right that his vilification by the corporate owned media is really an attack on the Black church and its historic role in forcing this nation to live up to the principals outlined in the Constitution which has always been a fickle lover to Africans in America.

He is right in speaking truth to power and questioning Dick Cheney's "patriotism". Cheney received five --- count them --- five deferments to avoid being drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Jeremiah is right that few white Americans, and particularly reporters know anything about Black Liberation Theology.

If your perceived world through its media, educational and entertainment systems, reinforce the false notion that "white" culture, accomplishments, history, music and even "white" interpretations of the Sacred and the Eternal should be viewed as "righteous", "infallible" and superior, you will begin to think of yourself as a perverted "First Cause" --- a "god" if you please --- and see all others, not only as inferior, but possessing an inability to challenge anything about how you perceive the world in which you think you have created.

You will be utterly confused.


You will be unable to accept the simple idea that you may be incorrect about people of color, incorrect about how people should worship, and incorrect about the "superiority of white culture". In sum, you will have little need for anyone's opinion except your own and a narrow interpretation of the world around you.

Yes, Jeremiah's right, and unfortunately you're wrong...

7 comments:

  1. excellent blog! i knew after watching the speech today that white America would not get it. they would not understand because they choose not to understand.

    i said in my own blog in march that the attacks had moved past Obama, past Wright --- it was now an attack on the Black Church. They fail to understand that the black church has been the foundation of many of our communities. that the church has stepped in with support when the government didn't.

    i also knew that the media would twist his words again and take his words out of context again. but i agree with Wright that he has a right to defend himself and his congregation and the Black Church. He answers to a higher authority. I also believe that Obama should be careful about his response because there are Pastors who may feel a little less supportive of him if he denounces Dr. Wright. I'm listening every week to my Pastor and other nationally known Pastors about praying for Dr. Wright and being careful about media portrayal. The respect for Dr. Wright and his stance on Christianity and God's Word is high among many Pastors -- much higher for him than for Obama because of God and respect for God's Word and appointed/annoited ones will always come first,

    i believe as Dr. Wright that if it is God's will, Obama will be President. But it might be God's will that this simply creates the discussion of race in America.

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  2. Graham Parker1:03 AM

    Is there a combination of denial and guilt regarding the media's response to Dr. Wright?

    It is my belief that the media and the attackers of truth need to repent of their evil ways. Of course they do not want the truth they enjoy chaos. The media and talk show hosts have been irresponsible.

    Where this may be an attack on the Black church, it is also an attack on truth.

    Ye shall know the truth and it will make you free. John 8: 32

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  3. True - i failed to mention that it is an attack on the truth as well. in fact i wrote a blog following the initial release of the soundbites called "the truth will set you free". it is shameful that the media/talk shows have failed to exercise journalistic responsibility. you would think that common sense would have told someone to investigate a little further after the initial release of the soundbites. instead, they all jumped on the sensationlism bandwagon.

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  4. Anonymous12:22 PM

    Go Hard Doc!!!

    ...I will read this on the air (Mind on the Matter) tonight (Tuesday 6pm central)...you can now tune in via live web stream at www.wfsk.org

    MenaqAmurr

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  5. I heard it on WFSK! Thanks, JM!

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  6. Anonymous11:24 PM

    A lot of what Jeremiah said was empowering and uplifting. But then in the Q and A he squander it failing all attempts at reconciliation and the grace of God by doing a terrible job of communicating on behalf of The Black Church and the rest of us little ordinary Black Folk..

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  7. DOUGLAS FIELD10:51 PM

    WHERE ALSO ARE OUR AMERICAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS ??


    SENATOR OBAMA,THIS JUDICIAL INJUSTICE HAS BECOME AN AMERICAN ART FORM,AND NO LONGER CAN BE KEPT HIDDEN OR SECRET FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE !!!

    WHEN AMERICANS WERE TOLD THE TRUTH BY THIS HONEST BLACK LEADER,WHO WENT ON TO BECOME A US PRESIDENT ???

    LETS ALL HOPE OUR MEDIA FRIENDS CONTINUE TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN REPORTING ON THIS AMERICAN HORROR FACING THESE (TENS OF THOUSANDS) FORGOTTEN AND TRAPPED POORER AMERICANS, AND HOW THIS PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER HANDLES THIS VERY SERIOUS ISSUE FACING AMERICA?S LATINO AND BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ????

    WITH 80% OF THE BLACK AMERICAN VOTERS SAYING THEY SUPPORT SENATOR OBAMA IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT IS ONLY FAIR FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW PRIOR BEING ELECTED OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HOW THIS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TRULY FEELS ABOUT THIS AMERICAN JUDICIAL INJUSTICE CONTINUING TO INFLICT GRAVE HARM ON THE BLACK & LATINO AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE ??????

    *** WHEN GOD?S FACE BECAME VERY RED ***
    THE US SUPREME COURT GAVE ENEMY COMBATANTS FEDERAL APPEAL HC RIGHTS LAWYERS AND PROPER ACCESS TO US FEDERAL COURTS,AND POORER AMERICANS (MANY EVEN ON DEATH ROW) ARE DENIED PROPER FEDERAL APPEAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEAL, AND ROTTING IN AMERICAN PRISONS NATIONWIDE ?????????

    **** INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS !
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    ****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY ****
    The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000 total US prison population nationwide.
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    This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

    This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

    Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

    For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

    It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.

    This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World!

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