Today's must-read is James Lewis, who asserts that "the moment of truth for the left has arrived" and does so in compelling fashion.
Hate mongers collect injustices. If you and I did that, we could collect an endless laundry list about all the bad things somebody did to us. Maybe we have been hurt by men, or by women. Maybe we have been hurt by rich people, or by the angry poor. Maybe we have been hurt by Jews or blacks or whites, and we can put all our built-up rage on their heads.
It's been done many times in the human past; that's exactly the psychology we see at work in Africa, the former Yugoslavia, Sri Lanka, and various Muslim nations (among others), when explosive massacres take place. Mob psychology has been manipulated by demagogues throughout history. This is simply the another version of the Kluxers and Jim Crow lynch mobs. Today I see that psychology clearly enough on the Left, but outside of the ranting rooms of verifiable paranoids I don't see it many other places in this country.
Ace provides background on Wright's inspiration.
[Wright said] "I do not in any way disagree with James Cone. Jim is a personal friend of mine."
The leading theorist of Black Liberation Theology is James Cone... In Cone's cosmology, whites are "the devil," and "all white men are responsible for white oppression... What we need is the destruction of whiteness, which is the source of human misery in the world... Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy.
Sounds inclusive to me.
PrairiePundit adds that celebrated racist nut Louis Farrakhan is now providing security for Rev. Wright.
In front of 30 television cameras, Wright's audience cheered him on as the minister mocked the media and, at one point, did a little victory dance on the podium. It seemed as if Wright, jokingly offering himself as Obama's vice president, was actually trying to doom Obama; a member of the head table... confirmed that Wright's security was provided by bodyguards from Farrakhan's Nation of Islam.
Goodbye, Barack. Don't let the door hit you on your ass when you leave the building.
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