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Why is Jeremiah Wright Still in the Dog House?

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(ThyBlackMan.com) In an article written for ThyBlackMan.com, Rev. R. Joaquin Willis asked why is Rev. Jeremiah Wright still in the dog house. He asked:
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“Why is Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. still in the media dog house? When is the media going to stop referring to him as “President Obama’s former pastor?” Is there no fairness in the media? Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you.”
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In response to Rev. Willis’ question, I can’t speak for anyone else, but I refuse to forgive Rev. Jeremiah Wright because he gave his ego priority over America as a whole, and the Black community in particular. So, from my point of view, during the 2008 election Rev. Wright betrayed a sever flaw in his character. He had absolutely no hesitation in jeopardizing the best interest of the Black community for ten minutes of national fame, and you just can’t trust a man who shows those tendencies. The same is true of Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, and Boyce Watkins.
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While anyone can make an error in judgment, the good reverend refused to acknowledge his error and continued to run his mouth, thereby jeopardizing the election of Barack Obama, and even worse, promoting the chances of John McCain and Sarah Palin taking over the reins of this government. That was grossly self-serving and irresponsible.
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But many of Wright’s supporters counter with, “But he spoke the truth.” Maybe he did, but even the very Bible that he built a career on thumpingJeremiahWrightGodDamnAmerica says something to the effect that there’s a time for all things – and during the midst of a heated election where we were trying to elect the nation’s first Black president, was neither the appropriate time, nor the place, to start trying to lecture White folks on how horrible the country is. In a word, it was stupid, and if Jeremiah Wright was anything close to as brilliant as some people claim he is, he would have recognized that fact.
.Even today Wright doesn’t seem to have gotten the point. In spite of the Biblical pronouncement cited above regarding the virtues of forgiveness, he’s still obviously smarting over forcing Obama to kick him, and his mouth, to the curb. What was Obama suppose to do, forego his quest to become President of the United States in order to remain loyal to a fool who’s running around screaming “God Damn, America!”?  Where was his loyalty to Obama’s efforts?
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No, we seen this before. They turned on the cameras, and this was Wright’s chance to show the world what it REALLY meant to be Black, fearless, and “down for the cause.”  But what he actually showed was what it meant to be old, Black, and stupid. So Obama was right to kick him to the curb.
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At a Chicago Teacher’s Union event to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Rev. Jeremiah Wright said that while the civil rights leader proclaimed “I have a dream,” Obama says…”I have a drone.” That was very witty quip coming from the good reverend, but once again, in spite of his love for the Lord and his alleged “forgiving heart,” it was extremely mean-spirited and stupid – and again, lending comfort to the enemies of the Black community.
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President Obama is charged with the responsibility of preventing Al Qaeda and other terrorist from getting their hands on Pakistan’s nuclear weapons – which, by the way, are essentially right around the corner from where they located Osama Bin Laden, living quite openly, and comfortably, with his family. So what would the good reverend have the president do, back-off and pray that the Lord protect us from a nuclear attack?
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In addition, drones actually SAVE many lives during a war, because with drones we have the option of waiting until the target’s family is away from the targeted area, as oppose to simply lobbing missiles into a location blindly. So people like Jeremiah Wright, Tavis Smiley, and Cornel West don’t know what they’re talking about. They’re not getting CIA Condition Reports on their desks every morning, so they couldn’t possibly know what information Obama is basing his decisions upon. All they’re doing is ranting about the way things LOOK to them, and that kind of mindless behavior clearly demonstrates that not one of them have Obama’s intelligence, and not one of them are qualified to be President of the United States.
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Just try to imagine what it would be like to have Cornel West as President of the United States. We would be the laughingstock of the world, and not one country in the world would take us seriously. Personally, I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night, because the brother just doesn’t have the intellectual heft and sobriety to handle a job that requires that level of seriousness. When I try to imagine West in that position it makes it clear to me just how much of an entertainer and a clown he really is. As I pointed out in one of the many articles I’ve done on him, he’s the Liberace of faux intellectualism.
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Rev. Willis, you also said, “Mr. Obama had hardly any grasp of the meaning of being a black person in the United States. By example and exhortation, Reverend Wright cured that deficiency, sending to Washington a President qualified to give America a chance to actually become a democracy!”
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That’s also nonsense. Barack Obama knows more about what it means to be Black in America than most of us do. Although those of us who were raised in the Black community have undoubtedly experience racism, we had the comfort of living in Black cocoons within the inner cities with one another lean on for support. But living with a White family from lily White Kansas, and spending much of his life being the only African American living among others of other races and ethnicities in other parts of the world, Obama knows more about racism and being an outsider than we’ll ever know.
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So Jeremiah Wright couldn’t teach Barack a thing about being Black in America – in fact, neither Jeremiah Wright, Tavis Smiley, nor Cornel West could teach Barack Obama much about anything, because he’s clearly demonstrated that he has, at the very least, 15 IQ points on every one of them.
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So we need to get real here. History is going to remember Barack Obama as one of the most brilliant men that this country has EVER produced, and one of our GREATEST Presidents, while Jeremiah, Tavis, and West are garden-variety fat-mouths. Brothers like them come a-dime-dozen, and can be found running their mouths in the parking lots of liquor stores all over the hood.
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The problem with people like Jeremiah Wright, Tavis, and West is they’re so ego driven that they’re lending comfort to those would destroy the Black community, in order to pursue their own agenda. So by their very actions, they’ve clearly demonstrated that they don’t love the Black community nearly as much as they love themselves. That’s why Jeremiah Wright is in my dog house. You have to be careful what you ask for in this world.  Jeremiah Wright wanted national fame. Well, he’s got it. 

Staff Writer; Eric L. Wattree
 
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12 Responses to “Why is Jeremiah Wright Still in the Dog House?”
  1. dee says:

    Sir you are absolutely wrong on Wright. For so long blacks have had to go in the back door and stoop as second class lest they be judged by white society. Wright’s condimnation of America was appropriate and it wasn’t recorded as Obama was running. There seems to be a system in place that says blacks can’t express themselves as Wright did. What you don’t see is that once the sermons became a media event, there were questions about Obama’s association with Wright, so what you deem as selfish attention seeking was really about Wright going way over the top and allowing Obama to more easily distance himself from Wright. Much of America operates on stereotypes of blacks. These two men skillfully used America’s willingness to view intelligent black men negatively to their advantage. So now Wright is back to his criticism of American imperialism. Should he have to avoid doing so because a black man resides in the white house? If the answer is yes, then the election of a black man serves to stifle black activism. There is nothing wrong with Wright.

  2. realist says:

    The president sat in that man’s church for 20 years then disposed of him when Wright was no longer useful to this user!

  3. Wattree says:

    Hassan,

    Thank you for the link. I added it to the article. I also added a picture of Jeremiah’s hood. Check it out – it’s on the grounds of an exclusive country club. It’s a damn shame – and it was bought for him by poor people. Some of them can’t even afford to feed their own kids:
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    http://wattree.blogspot.com/2014/06/why-is-jeremiah-wright-still-in-dog.html

  4. Wattree says:

    Thank you, Satchel.

  5. hassan_aziz says:

    I would also like to mention what i predicted a few years back is now starting to happen. Rangel won by the skin of his teeth as he almost lost to a latin candidate. you can live in your imaginary Bohemia but the demographics are shifting in our communities. i would be really surprised if there is a black caucus left in 20-30 years. i have never seen Latins as a whole support or vote for black candidates, especially on a local level.

  6. hassan_aziz says:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/local-elections/1924323/Rev-Jeremiah-Wright-to-retire-in-white-suburb.html

    pulpit pimp who has been hated and abused by the powerful white elite just bought a million dollar estate in their hood. like most the loud mouths in our community he does not put his money where his mouth is. he loves the innercity as long as he does not have to live in it, and im sure his children like all the other bottom feeders sent their kids to a private school jam packed with white kids.

  7. Satchel says:

    I read the entire comment that you addressed to Herbinchi and I feel that it was much too herbinchi lengthy, for this reason, the Herbinchis and the DK Wilsons, like so many others, just don’t want to read. On behalf of all the readers of Thy Blackman, thanks.

  8. Wattree says:

    Herbinchi,

    I’m going to respond to you by using the response that I gave to one of our so-called Black scholars:
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    Every time you open your mouth these days you seem to have something uncomplimentary to say about President Obama. You always seem to be implying that he’s not doing enough for Black people. You don’t seem to understand that it’s not the president’s job to go house-to-house passing out gift baskets. It’s the president’s job to try to create an environment where we can help ourselves, and it’s our job to organize the community to establish the political clout to assist him in that effort. But I have yet to hear you address that side of the equation at all – or at least, not with the same kind of energy that you’re constantly attacking President Obama.
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    The entire agenda of you and your ilk seems to be to promote a culture of whining, begging, and complaining. You’re telling the people what they WANT to hear – that everything is everybody else’s fault – instead of what they NEED to hear – that we’re bringing some of these problems on ourselves by failing to address important issues in the community.
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    I don’t know why so many of you so-called Black scholars don’t seem to understand that there are some things that even the president can’t do – and signing a bill abolishing ignorance is at the very top of that list. That’s what it would take to accomplish some of the objectives that you and your counterparts are criticizing President Obama for. That’s also what lets me know that much of the ranting and raving that many of you so-called Black intellectuals are doing is disingenuous at best, and a form of unbelievably stupid “bligotry” (Black on Black bigotry) at worst.
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    The president can’t just wave a magic wand and instantly make everyone upwardly mobile. It doesn’t work that way. There’s an educational process that goes along with upward mobility, and that goes for whether the person is Black, or White. While there are many in the Black community who have the skills to hit the ground running, there are others who need to be trained, motivated, and refocused in order to simply maintain a job that pays high enough wages to lift them out of poverty, even if a job was given to them.
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    But it seems that you’ll never be satisfied until the day that Obama throws is fist in the air and says, “This is what I’m going to do for my people.” That’s what causes me to question the validity of your claim to be intellectuals. Because if you were indeed the intellectuals that you claim to be, certainly you would have considered the ramifications of Obama setting such a precedent. Think about it – if President Obama sets a precedent of saying, “This is what I’m doing for Black people,” what are you going to say when the next White president comes into office and says, “This is what I’m going to do for White people?” He’ll call it the “Obama Doctrine.” So clearly, what you’re demanding can only be characterized as poorly thought through at best, and absolutely boneheaded if viewed less charitably.
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    In addition, with all of your “education” it would seem that you would understand simple eighth grade civics. The United States Constitution gives the United States House of Representatives SOLE control over government spending. And as I assume you’re aware, the House of Representatives is controlled by the Republicans, so Obama can’t do anything for anyone without getting the Republicans to go along with him. Yet, all of your guns are aimed at this one lone Black man instead of the Republicans who are trying to abolish the Voters’ Rights Act, obstruct everything that the president is trying to do for the people as a whole, and who are leaving
    no stone unturned to reinstate Jim Crow and drag America back into the 19th Century. Why is that?
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    I know you’re not stupid, but you’re not saying a mumbling word about these fascists who are, literally, the domestic enemy of not only Black people, but ALL poor and middle-class people in the United States. You’re purposely making it sound like all the president has to do is go in his pocket and throw some change our way, but he’s just being heartless and stingy. Please explain to me why you’re misleading the people like that.
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    People like yourself are even trying to blame the prison industrial complex on Obama. Don’t you know enough about state’s rights to know that’s a local issue that you should be taking up within each state? This is not a monarchy. President Obama is merely a president, not a king, or a dictator with absolute power.
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    When we say “federal government,” that means that this country is a “federation.” Each state is like a little country in and of itself, and each of the fifty states have come together to form “the United States.” So President Obama cannot dictate how they run their prison systems: “Federation – a country formed by separate states that have given certain powers to a central government while keeping control over local matters.”
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    Due to the fact that you didn’t seem to understand this simple concept of government, I decided to research your background, and it was very enlightening. Your bio says, “Watkins struggled in school, earning very poor grades all throughout. His teachers placed him in special education and also told him that he was not smart enough to go to college.” So I figured that they must have covered the above concept of government while you were struggling through special education instruction.
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    But even if you don’t understand the concept of presidential powers, I would think that simple common sense would suggest that if you’re worried about Black people being used to support a prison system for profit, instead of running all over the country blaming it on President Obama, your time would be better spent by anchoring down in the community and educating young Black people to the need to adopt a lifestyle that won’t lead to getting busted. I mean, with all of your tremendous intellect, did that ever even occur to you? I haven’t heard a word on the subject..

    Boyce, people like yourself are spewing millions of words about what Obama’s not doing, but what are you doing? It seems to me that if you were serious about your concern for the poor, instead of holding televised seminars and book signings, you’d be in the community with your sleeves up helping to upgrade the skill sets of those who need it – or at the very least, helping to promote the idea of how important it is to do so.
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    That’s what Barack Obama did. As the first Black president of the Harvard Law Review, when Obama graduated from law school he could have gone to work as a law clerk for the Supreme Court, or pursued wealth by going into any one of the top law firms in the country. He could have also tried to make a name for himself by running all over the country on a bus chasing sound bytes, selling books, doing lectures, and trying to coin phrases and sound profound. But he didn’t do that. Instead, he went quietly back into the community and went to work helping people to get their heaters fixed. That’s the way to show that you care. You, on the other hand, have been all over the internet trying to SELL knowledge to poor Black people for $40 plus tax. If you have knowledge that you think will help the community, why not just give it to them? Why cause even more hardship by forcing them to come up with money that they don’t have?
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    I’ve been very reluctant to put you on blast like this – I even took the time to warn you that it was coming if you continued your counterproductive nonsense – but you, and other Black people of your ilk, have become so disgustingly reflective of 19th Century Uncle Toms that the urge to speak out just became overwhelming. And I’m sure that many others are going to follow suit, because it seems that some of you people just can’t stand to see another Black man move forward, and watching that attitude being played out with such disingenuous self-righteousness makes me want to throw up every time I even see a picture of either you, Tavis Smiley, or Cornel West – and it’s not just me. I’ve spoken to other Black people who told me that they find your attitude, literally, sickening, because it’s so petty.
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    Thus, while you can continue to try to hide behind your self-righteous rhetoric, and claim that all you’re interested in is the best interest of the Black community, the only people you’re fooling is a handful of your fellow backward-thinking followers and yourself. The vast majority of the Black community see what you’re about very clearly – just like White bigots, it’s simply killing you that Barack Obama is President of the United States instead of the White House butler. You see it as diminishing your accomplishments, and the fact is, it does. But that’s not the president’s fault, it’s yours. So hating him for his success is counterproductive. You still Have time. Put your brain cells to work searching for an idea to revolutionize the world instead of putting all your energy into hating. Because regardless to how much energy you spend hating Obama, at the end of the day, he’ll still be President of the United States, and you’ll still be insignificant.
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    So, you should sit down, read a little history, and take inventory of yourself. Because the fact is, people like you, Tavis Smiley, and Cornel West are not only undermining the Black community by making it easier for White bigots to demonize the first Black President of the United States, but you’re also embarrassing the community by making complete damn fools of yourselves, and thereby, undermining the credibility of legitimate Black scholars and intellectuals.
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    Here’s What President Obama Has Done For America

    http://pleasecutthecrap.com/obama-accomplishments/

  9. herbinchi says:

    Gotta agree with DK Wilson.

    Obama has done absolutely nothing for his most loyal supporters — us. He’s made it clear by his actions (or lack of actions) that that is not going to change. Yet, he cannot do enough for gays, Hispanics, white women, and “undocumented” aliens.

    We simply have to face it. We were conned by this man…and many of us refuse to admit it. Hell, I’ve got some elderly aunts who actually have shrines in their living rooms to this “first black president.” To criticize him about anything in their presence will get you a serious cussing out — as only black women can do.

    First it was “give him time.” He’s only been in office a few months.

    Then it was the big bad Republicans won’t let him do anything for us.

    Next, he’ll show his true colors in the second term.

    Now? One of my aunts says that she will be glad when his presidency ends, not because of his lack of concern/action for us, but because she cannot take the criticism that he gets from the white right, the Republicans, more and more black people.

    Poor man, she says. Look how they are turning his hair gray.

    Amazing.

    Wilson is right about you, too. You need to do some more reading and thinking before publishing this kind of screed. It’s actually written on a grade school level.

    Peace & Power

    Herb…in Chicago

  10. Satchel says:

    Jeremiah Wright, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West and a small coalition of kneegrow preachers taught the president that kneegrows can be envious to the point of jealousy, In case he already knew it, they made it concrete. A prefect example of the crab syndrome.

  11. Wattree says:

    DK Wilson,

    What you’ve written here wasn’t a response, it was wild-eyed rant filled with a string of unsubstantiated opinions. You should know better than to attach your name to something like that. You should have learned in eighth-grade English that whenever you make an assertion you should start backing it up in the very next sentence, or no later than the following paragraph. Do you remember that fundamental maxim of written communication, or did you ditch school the day that they discussed that rule?
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    In any event, take the time to count the number of allegations you made without backing up even ONE of them up with even the most remotely minute fact. So ordinarily, I would consider even reading your response a gross waste of eye movement, except for one valuable nugget. Since you’ve managed to totally discredit yourself as a thinking individual, I now know not to bother to read anything with your name attached to it in the future. No opportunity for possible growth here at all.

  12. DK Wilson says:

    This is utterly ridiculous. Didn’t Obama win in 2008? In 2012?

    You say, it wasn’t the time to tell White folks, blah, blah about the country.” It’s ALWAYS time to remind, tell, demonstrate to the White populace that believe this place is all hunky-dory, as long as they run it, that it’s a hell-hole slipping into an eternal canyon.

    And you defend Obama’s use of drones, while excluding the fact that they’re over your head as I write this? It is the short-sighted man who would praise another man who can kill him or have him killed before he even knows he’s dead.

    Additionally, who are you to tell ANY Black person that Obama “knows more about what it means to be Black in America than most of us do.” In other words, he might know more than YOU, but speak only for yourself.

    Finally, do you actually believe, feel, or think Barack Obama sought out and is the president because of his altruistic nature, because he’s willing to sacrifice years of his life for the betterment of anyone other than the wealthy and powerful to whom he’s absolutely shown his allegiance?! Barack is president because he is ego-less?… makes me chuckle typing it.

    As far as Tavis and Cornel and any other of the public negroes pining to the White establishment for crumbs go, like Jesse, Al, Melissa Harris-Perry (who won’t utter the word, “racist” on air, while her White master, Rachel Maddow can and does), Todd Boyd, et al., well, there’s always king crabs making sure any of us in the barrel who might speak truth, stay IN the barrel – all for “massa.”

    Finally, Jeremiah Wright doesn’t seem to care about a dog house; that’s someone else’s perception of him – and it’s a perception through the lens of White media (and the lawn jockeys who love them). So, for you to insist that he is there and on top of it all SHOULD be in ANY box ascribed to him by White owned-and-run mainstream and independent press, is folly —- especially for a Black man.

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