Monday, March 24, 2008

According To New Trinity UCC Pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright Survived Alleged "Lynching"

(The captioning in the above pic - shamelessly swiped from UCC's website - reads "Blacks are the only group of people denied the ability to reach back to their roots, to connect to our culture to define who we are." - The Rev. Otis Moss III.)


On Easter Sunday, Rev. Otis Moss III, the new pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, delivered a sermon entitled "How To Handle A Public Lynching".

(That's odd...I could have sworn that Easter was about the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who, unless I'm terribly misinformed, was crucified.)

CHICAGO — The new pastor of Barack Obama’s church delivered a defiant defense of its retiring reverend Sunday, comparing media coverage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. to a modern-day lynching that resembles Jesus’ death at the hands of the Romans.

In a sunrise Easter sermon, Rev. Otis Moss III never mentioned Wright by name, but implied that his mentor, who has delivered sermons in which he likened the U.S. to the Ku Klux Klan and declared it damned for its “state-sponsored terrorism,” is facing the same challenges Jesus did.”No one should start a ministry with lynching, no one should end their ministry with lynching,” Moss said.

Hmm...I just looked-up he definition of "lynch" and found:

"To put to death, esp. by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority. " (Random House)

"To execute without due process of law, especially to hang, as by a mob. " (American Heritage)

Yet miraculously (to continue Rev. Moss' moronic analogy), Rev. Wright has somehow risen from the dead to continue being a racist asswipe.

Perhaps he's a zombie.

Obama and his family were spending Easter on vacation and also were not attending services.

Oooh...more "plausible deniability" for Barack the Annointed.

To borrow a page from Rev. Wright's play book, God damn people who use inflammatory rhetoric to deflect perfectly legitimate criticism of individuals who just so happen to be black. Until black leaders (and their enablers) in America stop this shit, we cannot have any rational discussion about race in this country.

I was raised to judge everyone by the same standards, regardless of race, gender, creed, etc.; I was under the impression this is precisely what the civil rights movement had as its goal.

Alas, the goal posts have kept moving for my entire adult life; I just turned 52 and I'm bloody fucking sick of it.

At a Heights Citizens for Human Rights meeting back in 1963, my Dad had an angry black man unload a tirade (liberally laden with remarks beginning "you people") on him. After which he remarked to Mom, "I can hardly wait until there's more equality so I can tell him what a fucking asshole he is".

Since Dad's no longer around to do the honors, permit me to say, "Rev. Moss, Rev. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Obama: you are fucking assholes."

Friday, March 21, 2008

"Grandma Got Run Over By A Race Bus"

Thanks to BrendaK for the idea!

Grandma got run over by a race bus
When Obama ran for President
'Cause she's just a "typical white person"
Hope she tells her grandson to "get bent"


All she did was try to raise him
Nurture him and give him lots of love
But to her sad consternation
She found that all it got her was a shove

In a speech on Tuesday mornin'
By her dear grandson Barack
He placed a brand on her forehead
And discriminatin' stab marks on her back


Barry ain't so proud of grandma
'Cause she happens to be white
I was really touched to hear him
Fuck her over while he tried to be contrite

In his church full of hatred
For anyone who's not black
He's learned a lot from his Pastor
Jeremiah Wright, who's totally whack


Now his goose is slowly cooking
And his campaign's nearly through
As a dyed-in-the-wool bigot
He can always blame his failure on the Jews

I've appalled my friends and neighbors
With opinions which are blunt
I just hope they won't be voting
For this man (who's wife Michelle is quite a cunt)


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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Shame on you, Barack Obama

Dear Mr. Obama:

I am sorely disappointed at your patently transparent attempt to save your (50% lily-white) political ass yesterday.

You are running for President, sir. That means you're asking us for the job of leading all Americans. As such, you've got some 'splainin' to do regarding your membership in a church which was, for the first twenty years you belonged to it, led by a racist demagogue.

(By the way, Jeremiah Wright looks like he's got a little "ofay in the woodpile", if you know what I mean, and I think that you do. Since this is all about race, despite protestations to the contrary, I think it's entirely fair to define the terms accurately.)

You had a splendid opportunity yesterday and threw it all away in a bid save your campaign. Instead of promoting "healing", you repeatedly ripped-off the scab, smeared shit into the wound and then sprinkled it with some nice flesh-eating bacteria.

Thanks a bunch, "Uncle Fester".

Being that you're running for the highest office in the land, you had a serious obligation to let us know precisely which of Mr. Wright's comments you've disagreed with. (You know, the ones you initially claimed not to have ever been present to hear first-hand.)

In your own damning words:

“Did I know him [Jeremiah Wright] to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely — just as I’m sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.” 

Actually, when the head rabbi at the synagogue my family belonged to when I was child expressed some far less despicable views than those Mr. Wright has spewed from his pulpit, my Dad told said rabbi in no uncertain terms to fold that nonsense until it was all corners and shove it up his ass.

Followed by very loudly and publicly quitting that synagogue. But then, Dad was a man of principle.

(So much so that even before he had received his American citizenship, he was involved in the civil rights movement in this country. Despite having a wife, two young sons and knowing his actions might possibly cause some fairly serious problems regarding his naturalization. Because Pops had a wee bit of up-close-and-personal experience with hatred as a guest in one of Mr. Hitler's resorts. And bad as things have been for black folks at times during our country's history, we have never even come close to actually exterminating them by the millions, have we? But I digress.)

At best, Mr. Obama, I believe you joined Jeremiah Wright's kooky, foul institution to gain some black street cred in order to compensate for the fact you're just not very comfortable with being half-white devil/honky/Mister Charlie. At worst, you actually believe the vitriol Wright has espoused for decades. And it's abundantly clear that you're okey-doke with exposing your own children to such dangerous, foolish hate, thus ensuring it is passed on to yet another generation.

Kudos for "keepin' it real", Barack Obama; I hope it ultimately costs you your political career. Which it almost certainly won't, but a fellow can dream.

I have a dream that all reasonable Americans will rise-up, give race-baiting assholes like you the middle finger and condemn you to the derision, cruel mockery and obscurity you so richly deserve.

I have a dream that one day, you and your unhelpful ilk will actually comprehend and embrace the incredibly moving, inspiring words of Dr. Martin Luther King and feel a burning shame.

I have a dream I will one day live in a nation where nobody will be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. (Given that you threw one of your grandmas under the bus yesterday, you are sadly deficient wherein character is concerned. And speaking of grandmas, is the one in Kenya a Christian or a Muslim? She's copped to both at different times; apparently waffling lying runs in your family.)

I have a dream that some day, America will be free at last from bigoted, self-serving bastards like you, Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, Cynthia McKinney, Louis Farakhan...

God damn your America, sir.

Along with your political aspirations and your place in history.

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