Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Obama's "Negro Eruption"

(image via cnews)

Former President Bill Clinton had "Bimbo" eruptions, Senator Barack Obama has "Negro" eruptions. What else are we to make of a man who says he is convinced that the federal government manufactured AIDS to kill black people. Granted, this nation was founded in what can only be properly construed as a paranoid assessment of the necessary evil of government, but come on. Come ohhhhhhnn. Negro, please! That's really grape-soda drinking ghetto logic right there. Hence: the so-called "Negro" eruption.

The over-emotional tone of Reverend Wright's invocations of God's damnation on these amber waves of grain underscored the fundamental imbalance of Reverend Wright's overly proud -- and therefore anti-Christian psyche. Imagine if Wright actually capsized Obama's candidacy at this critical moment because of his pride, and attribute his Master, Jesus, counselled against. Would he then be "proud" in having destroyed the chances of the first viable African-American Presidential candidate in our history? Would this so-called "Man-of-God" take responsibility for costing this divided country a chance at national healing at a moment of historical exigency? We rather think not. A psyche so fragile as to be driven to this level of robust buffoonery because of a wounded pride suggests that it was never moored in the Eternal, but rather, as his present rhetoric reveals, in the very angry here-and-now. From Bob Herbert of The New York Times:

"The Rev. Jeremiah Wright went to Washington on Monday not to praise Barack Obama, but to bury him.

"Smiling, cracking corny jokes, mugging it up for the big-time news media — this reverend is never going away. He’s found himself a national platform, and he’s loving it."

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