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Call A Spade A Spade Is My Motto Say Rev Wright

Fox News undoubtedly had a wonderful story to dwell on for a day when the Reverend Jeremiah Wright blasted “them Jews” in the Barack Obama administration for denying him an opportunity to talk with the president. “Them Jews ain’t going to let me talk with him,” roared the mouth that can not speak without angering someone. “They will not let him talk to anybody who calls a spade a spade.” Yes, Reverend, they definitely will not allow someone to use expressions such as “call a spade a spade” which to many African Americans is rather insulting. Naturally, the good reverend could not make a statement without saying something about Israel whose Gaza offense he termed “ethnic cleansing” and a “crime against humanity.”

As an African American it is interesting the Reverend has nothing to say about the death of five million Africans in the Congo or the death of 60,000 in Uganda or the death of over 200,000 in Darfur. President Obama is attempting to resolve a difficult conflict in the Middle East and, believe it or not, Reverend Wright, you are the last person from whom he would seek advice or counsel. It’s not “them Jews,” who won’t let you into the White House, it’s “that damn dark skinned guy.”

Barack Obama Quits Church

Senator Barack Obama has cut his ties with th e Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago that he has attended since 1992 due to continuing divisive statements by those preaching in its pulpit. In a letter to church officials, Obama and his wife noted: ‘Our relations with Trinity have been strained by the divisive statements of Reverend Wright, which sharply conflict with our own own views. It is a decision Michelle and I discussed for quite some time. This is not a decision I come to lightly. It is a decision I come to with some sadness.” The senator obviously had come to the conclusion statements by the Reverend Wright would be regarded as “remarks(that) will be imputed to me.”

The obama decision is most probably one that had to be made given the divisive and angry comments of the Reverend Wright who has allowed his ego to be the most important thing in life. The individual who should feel sad about this entire episode is the Reverend Wright.

Reverend Wright’s Milion Dollar Home In Suburbs

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who has spent his life fighting for the rights of poor African Americans on the south side of Chicago, will retire to the serenity of a million dollar home located in a town whose African American population is about 2%. The mansion is nestled next to a golf course and the Odyssey Country Club. It is a 10,400 square-foot brick and stone residence. It contains a butler’s pantry, a four-car garage, a rubberized exercise room, whirlpool, a large family room with a fireplace and bar, and a spare room which can be converted to a theater or a small swimmiing pool.

As I recall, Malcolm X spent his life in a normal size middle class home and never sought the trappings of power. He lived as he preached.

Reverend Wright’s Season In The Sun Of Fame

Reverend Jeremiah Wright for years regarded Barack Obama as a son whose future was of importance, but today, the good reverend is marching defiantly into the glare of the sun of fame and there is no turning back for the eloquent voice of self adulation. In a theatrical peformance at the National Press Club, in which he was at times, flippant, at other times confrontational, the pastor let leaders of the media world know he was not going off the stage until he has completely destroyed the candidacy of Barack Obama. On one hand, Reverend Wright pretends to be concerned about the black church, but, in reality, he wallows in the limelight and simply can not take his eyes off the glare of publicity and fame.

Oh, he made the required comments about racial reconciliation, but his flippant asides revealed the real purpose of his talk. When asked about his comment regarding the 9/11 attack about “the chickens coming home to roost,” he responded that Jesus said: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” He insisted you “cannot do terrorism to other people and expect it never to come back on you.” He defended Louis Farrakhan and insisted he had told Obama if he got elected, the reverend would take him on because being president means one is now part of an oppressive government.

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright apparently has no place in his sermons for the Christ who urged turning the other cheek or who preached about peace and love. This latest travesty of religion by Wright merely indicates the man lacks any sense of concern for members of his own church, the only thing that is on his mind is getting his name in the newspapers, and, appearing before crowds of media leaders so he can twist his knife of hate into them and ensure the death of the Obama candidacy.

We await anxiously news of the book contract that will be signed by the Reverend Wright about his exploits on the road to hate and anger.