I first heard about this this morning when Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Baher of the View got on Reverend Jeremiah Wright. They did this in the middle of a discussion about the Holocaust shooting. It started off w/ Barbara Walterstalking about how rampant anti-semtism is.. I was disappointed that they kept talking about anti-semtism and never mentioned that the victim Stephen Johnswas an African American who had incurred the wrath of the 88 year old Neo-Nazi who shot him.
For folks who don’t know the backstory, this crazed neo-Nazi James W. von Brunnwas not only angry with Jews, but he was also angry with African Americans. he blamed a Negro jury for sending him to prison some years ago. hence you can only imagine what was going on through his mind when he shot Johns..
Anyway the conversation centered around anti-semtism, something that Von brunn has dedicated himself to almost all his life, but when the conversation was done all we could remember was them smashing on reverend Wright and why President Obama had him as a pastor. Anyone watching the show would’ve thought Wright himself ran up into the Holocaust Museum. What was lost was the real challenge before us.. Fighting the rise of right wing white militants who have a clear agenda about smashing on a whole lot of us.. How Rev Wright became the poster boy for anti-semitism is beyond me.. Maybe it’s because he spoke a chilling realism. Obama does listen to and is beholden to the Zionist forces that run Aipac.. If Wright can be tossed in the mix and not all the crazy neo-nazi types running around guns, militias and a track record for carrying out their prejudicial and ideological threats, then perhaps we’ll forget that the Zionist have a messed up Human Rights track record themselves. Something to think about…
Rev. Wright Blames “Them Jews” for Keeping President From Talking to Him
June 11, 2009 11:45 AM
–>A reporter from the Daily-Press of Newport News, Virginia, caught up with President Obama’s former mentor and pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, this week at the 95th annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference.
Asked if he’s spoken to his former parishioner since he become President, Wright told David Squires, “them Jews ain’t going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter that he’ll talk to me in five years when he’s a lame duck, or in eight years when he’s out of office.”
Wright said he would tell the president, if he could, to stay true to himself.
“He’s gotta do what politicians do,” Wright said. “Ethnic cleansing is going on in Gaza, “Ethnic cleansing the Zionist is a sin and a crime against humanity, and they don’t want Barack talking like that because that’s anti-Israel.”
Rev. Wright also said that “the Jewish vote, the A-I-P-A-C vote, that’s controlling him, that would not let him send representation to the Darfur Review Conference, that’s talking this craziness on this trip, cause they’re Zionists, they would not let him talk to someone who calls a spade what it is. “
(It should be noted that since his inauguration, President Obama has visited with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Saudi King Abdullah, Jordanian King Abdullah, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. It’s unclear what Rev. Wright would say to the President about the plight of the Palestinians that these Arab leaders would be unwilling to say.)
In his new book Renegade: The Making of a President, erstwhile Newsweek reporter Richard Wolffe writes about a secret meeting then-candidate Obama had with Rev. Wright during that period in which the fiery minister threatened to derail his then-parishioner’s path to the Democratic presidential nomination.
“It was time to talk directly to Wright,” Wolffe writes. “Obama’s friends at Trinity tried to talk their pastor out of his comeback tour. But by now the church was deeply divided between Obama supporters and Wright supporters, and the conversation was going nowhere. So the candidate decided to go see Wright himself in secret, in Chicago. First came the dance over where to meet: one intermediary suggested a neutral location, but Obama said he was happy to go wherever Wright wanted. They ended up talking at Wright’s home, and Obama tried to adopt the tone of a concerned friend giving advice. He did not want to tell his former pastor what to do, but he did want to nudge him in the right direction by making him aware of what was about to happen. Wright wasn’t heading for vindication; he was heading for vilification.
“’Look, you’re a pastor, you have your own role to play,’ Obama said. ‘But I can tell you how politics in the cable and blog age works. Here’s what you need to anticipate: that it’s going to be a media circus. But obviously, you need to do what you need to do.’
“Wright felt embattled and wanted to tell his side of the story to the rest of the world. He thanked Obama for his opinion, but looked and sounded like the aggrieved party.
“After Wright’s disastrous appearance at the National Press Club in Washington, and Obama’s swift decision to sever all ties with his former pastor, the campaign’s polling numbers showed a steep decline in Indiana.
“On the night before Indiana’s primary, Obama’s senior aides were convinced they were headed for outright defeat. ‘How could someone I knew, someone I trusted, do this to me?’ Obama said.
“Obama and his aides were proved wrong. They won North Carolina by fifteen points, lost Indiana by just one point, and beat Reverend Wright once and for all.”