From Atlas Shrugs:
Friday, March 16, 2012
OBAMA-ENDORSED REV. JEREMIAH "G-D DAMN AMERICA" WRIGHT CALLS ON MUSLIMS TO RETAKE JERUSALEM
CiF Watch recently established a special website to expose the truth of the Global March to Jerusalem at www.gm2j.co due to take on March 30, 2012. GMJ is run by mostly Hamas and MB members -- and Obama's longtime pastor and mentor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, is on the advisory board: http://www.gmj-na.org/home.html. (hat tip Emet)
Obama's Pastor calls on Muslims to retake Jerusalem YourJewishNews.com March 13 (hat tip David W.)
Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who was US President Barack Obama's pastor for 20 years at the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's south side, has endorsed the "March on Jerusalem."
The Doha conference was a two-day long effort to demonize Israel and deny Judaism’s more than three thousand year connection to Jerusalem. Both events are designed to reverse what their organizers call the Judaization of "occupied Jerusalem."
The White House has refused to comment on Wright's decision to endorse the March on Jerusalem, or the presence of state department consultants at the so-called Doha Conference.
The National Conference of Jewish Affairs said "That the President's long-time pastor and "spiritual leader" is now endorsing the Global March to Jerusalem, without a reaction from the White House, underscores President Obama's failure to recognize the unalterable significance of Judaism's multi-millennial connection to Jerusalem, which is the capital of the Jewish State, Israel."
Wright, of "God Damn America" notoriety, has also asserted on ABC news that the U.S. brought on the 9/11 attacks with its own "terrorism."
He has also made openly anti-Semitic statements saying Jews have robbed him of his influence over Obama, “Them Jews aren'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."
"[T]he Jewish vote, the A-I-P-A-C vote, that’s controlling him,” Wright also has also claimed. The Global March to Jerusalem, slated for March 30th, follows on the heels of the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic Doha Conference on the Defense of ‘Occupied’ Jerusalem."
Obama – who adamantly denied hearing any offensive statements from Wright during his 20 years in his flock despite being shown numerous video clips of them – has sought to defend Wright in the past.
"It's as if we took the five dumbest things that I've ever said or you've ever said in our lives and compressed them and put them out there — I think that people's reaction would, understandably, be upset."
This is the man who shaped Barack Obama's thinking. From my book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War On America:
The Reverend Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United Church of Christ, of which Obama was a member for twenty years, had roots in both Islam and economic radicalism: “But Wright was a former Muslim and black nationalist who had studied at Howard and Chicago, and Trinity’s guiding principles – what the church calls the ‘Black Value System’-- included a ‘Disavowal of the Pursuit of Middleclassness.’”[i] Wright was also a close associate of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who in November 2009 offered a doggerel version of Obama’s lofty post-American internationalism: “America,” he declared, “has run out of time. It is the time of the setting of the sun on the Western world.”[ii]
Jeremiah Wright was a committed Marxist, as he himself confirmed in an address in September 2009: “My work with liberation theology, with Latin American theologians, with the Black Theology Project and with the Cuban Council of Churches taught me 30 years ago the importance of Marx and the Marxist analysis of the social realities of the vulnerable and the oppressed who were trying desperately to break free of the political economics undergirded by this country that were choking them and cutting off any hope of a possible future where all of the people would benefit.”[iii]
The Fight The Smears website says that Obama “has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ.”[iv] The New York Times reported in 2007 that Obama was baptized at Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ in 1988.[v] Details, however, are sketchy and contradictory: a year later, Newsweek stated that Obama was baptized “in the early 1990s.”[vi] Was Obama baptized at all? The truth of this matter is elusive. However, the positions of the Trinity United Church of Christ, which Obama attended for twenty years, are not elusive in the least: black nationalism and socialism were always on the agenda – and it is significant that the Christianity preached in the Trinity United Church of Christ is a far-left variety that focuses upon few of the features of Christianity that distinguish it from Islam, or at least from the black nationalist amalgam of Islam, Christianity, and racial identity that is the hallmark of that peculiarly American brand of Islam, the Nation of Islam.
When Obama became a member of Trinity Church in 1991, he accepted what the church calls “the Black Value System,” a race-based code ethics that encourages black separatism, warning black Americans to shun the middle class life as a white trap, and to patronize only black-owned businesses. As Jeremiah Wright put it, “We are an African people, and remain true to our native land, the mother continent.”[vii]
Not to America.
Wright, of course, drew controversy during the campaign for his exaggerated race baiting and hateful statements in support of his protégé’s presidential campaign. And Obama, after a good deal of hesitation, ultimately threw Wright under the bus for these and other statements:
The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a … law, and then wants us to sing God bless America, no no no, not God bless America, GOD DAMN AMERICA, it’s in the Bible, killing innocent people.….
Ohhh, I am so glad that I got a god who knows what it is to be a poor black man, and in a country and a culture that is controlled by and run by rich white people!
Obama’s repudiation of this race hate was welcome, albeit tardy and politically motivated. Wright’s remarks during the campaign, however, were not likely to have differed significantly in philosophy from remarks he had made over the course of twenty years – while Barack Obama sat and listened.
And there were signs that Obama did listen. Wright preached after 9/11 that America had gotten what it deserved – that the attacks were just desserts for the atomic bombs exploded in Japan: “We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye. We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant, because the stuff we have done overseas are now brought back into our own front yard! America’s chickens, are coming home, to roost.”[viii]
This was Obama’s spiritual adviser. The man whose sermon inspired the title of Obama’s second autobiography, The Audacity of Hope.
Asked during a visit to Japan in November 2009 whether he thought the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were justified, Obama ducked the question. Were Wright’s condemnations of those bombings still ringing in his ears? Of course, there were plenty of other radical leftists from whom Obama might have picked up this idea. But the coincidence was notable.[ix]
Now it certainly seems as if Barack Obama, with his schemes to nationalize health care, the auto industry, and more, has absorbed and adopted as his own some of Wright’s principal preoccupations – and is intent on making the nation as a whole disavow the “pursuit of middleclassness.”
These are not just insignificant associations. Obama and Wright are still close; despite Obama’s public repudiation of Trinity United Church of Christ during his presidential campaign, and bitter words from Wright about the severing of their relationship, Wright has visited the White House at least once since his onetime protégé became president.[x]
And Wright’s race-baiting Christianity of Resentment has also left its mark on Obama’s handling of racial issues as president.
[i] Ryan Lizza, “The Agitator; Barack Obama’s unlikely political education,” The New Republic [ii] Ashahed M. Muhammad, “Farrakhan: America’s Time Is Up,” The Final Call, December 2, 2009.
[iii] Thomas Lipscomb, “Did Bill Ayers Write Obama’s Book?,” Accuracy In Media, November 27, 2009. http://www.aim.org/aim-report/did-bill-ayers-write-obamas-book/
[iv] Aaron Klein, “Obama anti-smear site: ‘He was never a Muslim,’” World Net Daily, June 12, 2008.
[v] Jodi Kantor, “Barack Obama’s search for faith,” New York Times, April 30, 2007.
[vi] Lisa Miller and Richard Wolffe, “Finding His Faith,” Newsweek, July 12, 2008.
[vii] “Obama’s Church,” Investor’s Business Daily, January 15, 2008.
[viii] Michael Tomasky, “Wright and wrong,” Guardian, March 14, 2008.
[ix] Pamela Geller, “Obama Refuses to Say Bombing Hiroshima Was the ‘Right Decision,’” AtlasShrugs.com, November 14, 2009. http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/11/obama-refuses-to-say-bombing-hiroshima-was-the-right-decision.html
[x] Sammy Benoit, “White House Releases Visitors List. Soros, ACORN/SEIU and Others,” Yid with Lid, October 30, 2009. http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2009/10/white-house-releases-visitors-listayers.html