When Wright is Wrong

Finally, Barack Obama was forced to admit that Wright is wrong!

For a New York minute, I actually found myself feeling sorry for Obama, who got blind-sided Monday at the National Press Club by his arrogant former pastor. That’s the kind of mesmerizing effect Obama has on people.

I didn’t swoon, mind you. When I found myself getting light-headed and my mind numbing, I reached for the antidote, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Obama’s racially-charged autobiography that was written long before any thought of running for political office popped into his head or any of Tony Rezko’s money made that thought viable.

At a hastily arranged press conference on Tuesday, Obama said he was outraged and surprised by some of Wright’s comments and said that Wright “was not the man he met 20 years ago.”

Is that so? Hummm!

Obama reiterated that he was not in attendance when Wright made racists remarks. Not true!

Obama was in attendance for at least one of those sermons. In fact, he named his second book, The Audacity of Hope – the one he wrote to keep you from reading Dreams— after one of them. On page 294 of book number one, Obama quotes Wright as saying,

It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks’ greed runs a world in need . . .

Yes, Wright and Obama see the problems in this world as a result of “whitey.” If you don’t believe me, check out Dreams for yourself.

May I remind Obama, Wright, and the good folks at that Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago that the people in Port-au-Prince weren’t starving as a result of the food that was wasted by people (of all races) on cruise ships. Haiti was reduced from one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere to one of the poorest countries in the world under the rule of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Aristide was a black priest who hid behind his religion to gain absolute power and enormous wealth, while urging his minions to necklace (painful death by a flaming tire placed over the victim’s neck) any political opponent who got in his way. Incidentally, through all this, Aristide was supported wholeheartedly by the Congressional Black Caucus.

Wright is wrong. He always has been wrong! Nevertheless, the church has defended him and Obama defended him until it became political expedient to do otherwise.

On Monday, Wright made it clear that he understands political expediency and has clout with Obama and intends to use it. In a question-answer session following his speech, he made this statement:

I said to Barack Obama, last year, ‘If you get elected, November the 5th, I’m coming after you, because you’ll be representing a government whose policies grind under people.’

Obama says he does not see “that relationship being the same.” He said that Wright’s most recent remarks were

presenting a world view that contradicts who I am and what I stand for . . . I am about trying to bridge gaps and that I see the commonality in all people.


On page 99 of Dreams, Obama was critical of Joyce who was proud of her multiracial heritage and refused to be pigeonholed as black or white. He wrote,

I understood her and the other black kids who felt that way. In their mannerisms, their speech, their mixed-up hearts, I kept recognizing pieces of myself. And that’s exactly what scared me.

To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully . . . it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.

Has his loyalty changed? There simply are not enough perpetually angry black Americans to elect Obama president and he knows it. Our problems aren’t black and white but if you read Obama’s first autobiography, you will find that Wright’s separatist Trinity United Church of Christ fit him to a “T.”

Obama didn’t sleep through the last 20 years of Wright’s sermons and running away from them is not the answer.

I sincerely hope Obama has changed and that the change is not simply superficial. However, the views of Wright and Obama were one and the same. They went together like mashed potatoes and gravy. Until Obama is willing to admit that and say, “Not only is Wright wrong, but I was wrong,” no one should believe him.http://www.assoc-amazon.com/s/link-enhancer?tag=janechastainc-20&o=1
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5 thoughts on “When Wright is Wrong

  1. Jane,

    The problem about Wright is not the garbage he’s spouting. The problem is the people who listen to this stuff and accept it. He couldn’t get away with this if he didn’t have an audience who agrees with him and he isn’t the only black preacher that puts this stuff out, twisting the minds of the people who listen to him. Only a fool would think that “Che” Obama would be a member of that outfit for twenty years and not substantially agree with Wright’s views.

    The Ayers deal is the same thing. This guy should be in prison, but he’s indoctrinating your kids and being paid with money taken from you in taxes. The people that hired him knew who he was when they hired him which is all you need to know about them. “Che” Obama floated around in the same academic circles. It’s just like Ward Churchill, he’s not the exception, he’s the norm.

    I think if anyone looked closer, they would find more of these anti-American “intellectuals” who have shaped the thinking of Senator “Che” Obama. It’s a good bet that Wright, Ayers and Dohrn are just the tip of the iceberg. Just listen to the stuff his wife Michelle puts out, at least until his handlers told her to put a lid on it.

    I think in the “Manchurian Candidate”, the character in that story was indoctrinated in Red China. “Che” Obama was indoctrinated here.


  2. Dear Jane,

    I think that everything you know about Haiti is what you read in the american mainstream press.
    The American government destroyed the democracy in Haiti and demonisized president Aristide.
    I think that you are an intelligent woman and that you are able to know the truth.

    Best regards,

    Johan Hoogsteen
    The Netherlands


  3. Johan,

    I know a lot about Haiti and have been writing about the country for many years so don’t waste your time talking down to me. My first trip to the country was in 1968. You have prompted me to dig out some of my articles and post them on the blog. I see that you are associated with the Haiti Project. The website mentions Haiti’s dark side but there is no mention of Father Aristide, at least in the English portion, and I find that quite odd. I will get someone to translate the rest for me.

    No, I don’t get my information from other U.S. journalists. Frankly, we have done a poor job covering the region. In fact, Aristide was a media darling over here. Many of my sources helped paved the way for the democratic election that brought Aristide to power. Yes, he was elected democratically, but he didn’t rule that way.

    You are right about one thing though. Bush 41 and Clinton deserves their share of the blame. Bush 41 placed an embargo on Haiti (which killed the country’s economic base) and gave Aristide safe haven, and Clinton forced him back on the country.

    These men allowed this poor priest to raid the country’s treasury and a lot of Aristide’s money was spread around over here.

    A note to my readers: Aristide was expelled from the priesthood in 1988 for his violent tactics.


  4. Undoubtedly, Obama’s speech was politically calculated earlier this week about Wright, but I also think the light bulb came on for the first time to Obama about how far off Wright is and how arrogant and evil he is as well.

    The good news is that Wright may have helped save the Republican Party which had been headed for a train wreck disaster in November because of Bush’s blunders. Now, Obama appears to be unelectable in November, and meanwhile, Hillary still appears to be hopelessly behind in delegates. There is still hope left for the country.



  5. Jane,

    Does Barry Obama have a brain at all? I wonder if he is half black and half scarecrow from the Wizard Of Oz? 20 years with Scary Jerry Wrong…now is Obama’s head thick? We’re in more than serious trouble if this dodo bird gets to become the President. He definitely has my vote of no confidence!

    You know who…


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