Rome is Burning. Wright was right.
I feel like Hari Seldon.
"Of course our financial systems being based on confidence and greed are doomed to fail at some point. The only question is, is that time now?" - buckblog
Now to the 2nd, and connected, part of this post:
We are failing on two major fronts, A war that we will lose long-term, and financial system crisis. All empires fall.
I am an American. I love my country. I just don't love her Imperial Ways.
"... Standing in the pulpit of his church, Dr. Jeremiah Wright spoke of his country and what he said shocked almost everyone who saw it. Wright described America as a nation where racism and exploitation run rampant. He claimed that ours is a ruthless, corrupt regime that oppresses at home and terrorizes abroad. Sermonizing just five days after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Jeremiah Wright said:
"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... and now we are indignant, because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought back into our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost."
In a sermon two years later, Wright said that our "government lied in its founding documents and the government is still lying today." He then concluded:
"God damn America! -- that's in the Bible -- for killing innocent people! God damn America, for treating our citizens as less than human! God damn America as long as she tries to act like she is God, and she is supreme!"
He then said of Barak Obama:
"Politicians say what they say and do what they do based on electability, based on sound bites, based on polls. Preachers say what they say because they're pastors. . . . I do what pastors do; he does what politicians do."
..." (End of quote. Source: Reason Magazine Online.)
So you tell me, where is this man lying? I guarantee you, both McCain and Obama are lying to you. This man, whether he meant it or not and for questionable reasons or not, is saying the truth.
We excuse almost everything our government does by exclaiming "This is the BEST nation on earth." "We are so blessed to live here." Well here's some news: Manifest Destiny don't get it! And you people who believe in that "destiny" don't get it. And believe you me, best on earth doesn't mean anything to a perfect and righteous God.
Who can say from Rev. Wright's reasons or goals, but what he literally said was accurate.