Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Drudge Is Springboard to Mass Stupidity on Rev Wright Issue

The conventional swarm wiz-dumb of the day in the blogoshpere (right, left, et al...thanks to Matt Drudge) is that Jeremiah Wright has allowed himself to be a tool for Hillary Clinton.

That's almost as good as the mainstream media pundits in their dull huddle agreeing that Jeremiah Wright is just jealous of Barack Obama.

Dear God. Are we out of Middle School yet?

Get off the playground, people.

Reverend Wright believes (and I am beginning to agree) that the political attacks on Obama, as he and others perceive them, have been attacks on the black church.

Professor Cornel West was in the audience to hear Reverend Wright speak yesterday at the National Press Club. When Dr. West expressed his disappointment with Obama for Obama's palpable absence in Memphis on the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he'd said, "I have a very deep disagreement with my dear brother, Barack Obama -- in this case, commitment to truth is in tension with the quest for power."

As part of an inter-faith spiritual movement that Dr. West has helped to lead [The Network of Spritual Progressives], I trust that what happened yesterday was far more than an egotistical preacher who's green with envy over the political upstart who upstaged him. That's soap opera fodder with racist overtones.

What Reverend Wright wants you to understand is his commitment to truth over power...his truth and the truth of the African-American experience in this nation from the time of the Declaration of Independence until the present moment.


I believe it's as simple as that.

Believe it or not.