Jeremiah Wright has two fundamental problems. First, he believes the world economy is a zero-sum game (hint: it ain't. See The Economic Zero-Sum Fallacy). Second, he buys into the conventional leftist moral equivalence argument. That is, there's no distinction between good and evil.
In 2003, Wright published the following quiz. It could have been written by a member of Hamas.
41. Q: How many UN resolutions did Israel violate by 1992?
A: Over 65
42. Q: How many UN resolutions on Israel did America veto between 1972 and 1990?
43. Q: How much does the U.S. fund Israel a year?
44. Q: How many countries are known to have nuclear weapons?
45. Q: How many nuclear warheads has Iraq got [sic]?
47. Q: Which is the only country to use nuclear weapons?
A: the US
[Ed: Wright obviously needs a history lesson. Perhaps he could read about the millions of lives saved by ending the war before Operation Olympic]
48. Q: How many nuclear warheads does Israel have?
A: Over 400
49. Q: Has Israel every [sic] allowed UN weapon inspections?
50. Q: What percentage of the Palestinian territories are controlled by Israeli settlements?
51. Q: Is Israel illegally occupying Palestinian land?
52. Q: Which country do you think poses the greatest threat to global peace: Iraq or the U.S.?
Make that three fundamental problems. Wright also visited Libya, one of the poorest countries on Earth -- with Louis Farrakhan, an acknowledged racist and hater -- in order to schmooze with terrorist Muamar Gaddafi.
Gaddafi, you'll recall, ordered the attack on Pan Am 103. A Libyan bomb hidden in a suitcase exploded aboard the flight and killed 270 people. Among the dead were entire families and many children, toddlers and babies:
Asrelsky, Rachel M., 21, New York, NY, American
Concannon, Bridget, 53, Banbury, England. Irish
Concannon, Sean, 16, Banbury, England. Irish
Concannon, Thomas, 51, Banbury, England. Irish
Davis, Shannon, 19, Shelton, Connecticut. ,American
Gibson, Kenneth James, 20, Romulus, Michigan American
Herbert, Pamela Elaine, 19, Battle Creek, Michigan, American
Hudson, Melina Kristina, 16, Albany, New York. American
Ivell, Elizabeth Sophie, 19, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, England. British
Jeffreys, Rachel, 23, Kingston-upon-Thames, England. British
Jermyn, Kathleen Mary, 20, Staten Island, New York. American
Johnson, Beth Ann, 21, Greensburg, Pennsylvania. American
Owen, Bryony Elise, 1, Bristol, England. British
Owens, Laura Abigail. 8, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, American
Owens, Martha, 44, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. American
Owens, Robert Plack, 45, Cherry Hill, New Jersey . American
Owens, Sarah Rebecca, 14, Cherry Hill, New Jersey . American
Rattan, Anmol, 2, Warren. Michigan. American (Indian)
Rattan, Garima, 29, Warren, Michigan.,American(Indian)
Rattan, Suruchi, 3, Warren, Michigan. American (Indian) ("The little girl in the red dress...")
Roller, Edina, 5, Hungary. Hungarian
Stevenson, Hannah Louise, 10, Esher, England. British
Stinnett, Stacey Leanny, 9, Duncanville, Texas. American
Thomas, Jonathan Ryan, 2 months, Southfield, Michigan. American
Williams, Brittany Leigh, 2 months, Crown Point, New York American
Williams, Stephanie Leigh, 1. Crown Point, New York. American
Woods, Chelsea Marie, 10 months, Willingboro, New Jersey. American
Woods, Joe Nathan, Jr., 2, Willingboro, New Jersey . American
Wright's support of Gaddafi, Farrakhan and his hateful statements are signs of a serious problem for Obama.
Wright is provably a racist; a hater; and a despicable, divisive figure. That Obama claims not to have known of Wright's background is ludicrous. He must think we're as stupid as the Clintons assume we are.
Hat tip: LGF and reader mcs