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    I Believe

    I have my mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    I'll have me mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I believe just what he said


    I'll do all things through Christ, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    I'll do all things through Christ, Oh
    I Believe, I believe just what he said


    He shall supply my need, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    He shall supply my need, Oh
    I Believe, I believe just what he said


    BRIDGE I:

    By faith I believe it, By faith I receive it
    By faith I can have it, By faith I can share it
    I believe just what he said


    I have my mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    I'll have me mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I believe just what he said

    He worked it out for me, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    He worked it out for me, Oh
    I Believe, I believe just what he said


    Bridge II:

    By faith I will know it, By faith I will show it
    By faith I will bare it, and now I'll declare
    I believe just what he said


    I have my mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    I'll have me mansion now, Oh
    I Believe, I believe just what he said

    I Believe, I Believe
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    I Believe, I Believe
    I Believe, I believe just what he said


    He loosed the guilty stain, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe, I Believe
    He loosed the guilty stain, Oh
    I Believe, I Believe just what he said

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15 March 2008

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Actually I like Wright's message far more than that of the traditional churches, which don't seem to address issues specifically within the Black community. That whole "we are one" thing is quaint and all, but BS aside, I'm Black in America and that ain't always a positive. Add being a lesbian to the mix and that makes it even worse. So going to a homophobic church like those run by Rev. Meeks and Bishop Brazier are out completely of the question. I don't agree with all of Wright's comments (esp AIDS), but others I most definitely do.

I just wish that although most White people may not understand, they would at the very least accept the fact that the Black American experience is far different from the white American experience. They assume that just because they haven't witnessed or experienced it firsthand, then the feelings/thoughts of Black Americans must be invalid. Because they are privy to all sorts of things, then America is peachy keen and the greatest country in all the land. They don't have the same issues Blacks have. If Blacks disagree with any of their pie-in-the-sky thinking, W/we're labeled as anti-American. That's poppycock right there.

Normally, I would blame someone in Clinton's camp for leaking the Wright video clips because this is the type of tacky BS they would pull, but this time it wouldn't make sense to do so. Here's why: Clinton has to know that if she wins the Dem nomination, she can't win the general election without Obama on her ticket. I know she knows this. It's no secret that there are a lot of people that absolutely will not vote for her (Me being one). Now if she has Obama as a running mate, I'd consider it, as others might. So to leak something like this would not behoove her in any way. If her camp did, then that simply proves she believes in employing idiots (which is still likely). With McCain not being watched as closely since it's such a tight race between Clinton and Obama, that would be the perfect opportunity for his camp to smear Obama.

Unfortunately, he'll have to distance himself as much as possible from Trinity, but I hope the members realize why and don't vote for Clinton instead. That's some jive, small-time thinking, but you know Black folks ain't above that.

Muslims Against Sharia call on Senators McCain and Obama to cut all ties with their racist, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic supporters.

McCain: http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/03/mccains-spiritual-guide-destroy-islam.html
Obama: http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/03/racist-congregation-cheering-racist.html

Though we never discussed our reaons, looks like we were on the same page regarding our hesitation to support Obama. This was a primary reason I too was hesitant. I just am so unhappy with the whole thing, but thanks for bringing this up.

Good post.

"...Wright wasn’t being hateful per se, just waaayyy unsympathetic and very insensitive to those who lost loved ones. Basically, WRONG TIME TO SAY: “I Told ya so…” or “Karma”, etc."

WHEN is the right time to say what Wright and a millions of other grassroots activists, leftist thinkers, and radicals have been saying since the towers fell? People lost loved ones yes, but how many people in other nations have lost loved ones like North Vietnam or Cambodia. The Palestinians bring dram on their selves? They have been ignored by the international "community" since Isreal was created. The way I see it, the cards were stacked unfavorably aainst them. The "dram" however is usually over-played by both, islamists and certain armed factions, but the mainstream of the movement, from the PLO to the unions were right in all their actions-strikes, the Intifada, and forming defense militias. But that stuff gets lumped in with suicide bombers by the western MSM and on purpose.
Because they don't want people to see the difference between a mass militant movement and reckless symbolic bombings that have no effect on the military.
I do agree however, that in general, Wright was a liability when it comes to his AIDS conspiracies mixed with religio-demagoguery. Obama's issue was playing into this American Politician role where he "needed" to be associated with some sort of church. THAT was stupid. But he should have never bent as far as his associations with Wright. Why? because Michelle is next. And if he's still standing after her, what next?

Sorry, ran out of battery juice. I wanted to end by saying that MSM, MSP, and MSC work very hard to bend those don't fit the mold when they try to lead. If you start compromising by ducking, shucking, and covering up who you knew, and who you associated with, then you've lost whatever it is you're trying to win. Nobody respects a back-paddler.

@BrotherKomrade:
You wrote:

“WHEN is the right time to say what Wright and a millions of other grassroots activists, leftist thinkers, and radicals have been saying since the towers fell?"

Hmmm. Well Tovarisch, I’d say, the right time is any time when TACT is used and sensitivity. For example, if one is preaching for a funeral of a known felon, you don’t just say “You reap what you sow”, since the funeral is really for the folks left behind.

You continue with:

“People lost loved ones yes, but how many people in other nations have lost loved ones like North Vietnam or Cambodia.”

I understand the argument Wright was making, I am the first to point out that America has sowed some bad seed, however, again, like with Too Short’s rapping, it isn’t always the content that’s bogus, it’s the DELIVERY.

You continue:

“The Palestinians bring dram on their selves? They have been ignored by the international "community" since Isreal was created.”

Look, the Palestinians DO bring drama on THEMSELVES. Honestly, if ever there was a better situation where peaceful resistance was the best option, I can’t think of one. I am not one to say Israel is always in the right, Israel has done its fair share of dirt in this as well, however, the Palestinians would get much further if they stopped making unrealistic demands (such as basically hoping Israel will just go away) and basically STOPPED blowing things and people up.

You continue with:

“The way I see it, the cards were stacked unfavorably aainst them. The "drama" however is usually over-played by both, islamists and certain armed factions, but the mainstream of the movement, from the PLO to the unions were right in all their actions-strikes, the Intifada, and forming defense militias. But that stuff gets lumped in with suicide bombers by the western MSM and on purpose.”

Sorry, targeting civilians specifically IS NOT the right way to go.

You continue with:

“I do agree however, that in general, Wright was a liability when it comes to his AIDS conspiracies mixed with religio-demagoguery.”

That is actually the place I disagree. I don’t believe AIDS was directly administered to the African American population, BUT, I can understand how someone could believe that the government is capable of that. As for American foreign policy being criticized, I believe that people should have looked at the content not the delivery, but people generally don’t do that.

You conclude with:

“Obama's issue was playing into this American Politician role where he "needed" to be associated with some sort of church. THAT was stupid. But he should have never bent as far as his associations with Wright. Why? because Michelle is next. And if he's still standing after her, what next?”

Well, that’s the game in Chicago, Black politicians pick a nice big Black church to associate with, Barak picked the wrong one (at the least).

Brotherkomade:

You wrote:

"Sorry, ran out of battery juice. I wanted to end by saying that MSM,
MSP, and MSC work very hard to bend those don't fit the mold when they
try to lead. If you start compromising by ducking, shucking, and
covering up who you knew, and who you associated with, then you've lost
whatever it is you're trying to win. Nobody respects a back-paddler."

Well, I think politicians often have to disassociate with lieabilities. Clinton had to dump Ferraro, Wright should have went long before Barak decided to run for Chief Executive of the United States.

By the way, thanks for stopping by and commenting! :-)

Liked the Colossus reference.

Of course Tovarisch, Vse ljudi roždajutsya svobodnymi i ravnymi v svoem dostoinstve i pravakh. Oni nadeleny razumom i sovest'ju i dolžny postupat' v otnošenii drug druga v dukhe bratstva.

I have to agree with Tovarish about the timing. WHen 9/11 happened I said the same thing (i have a close friend who survived the attack and has been scarred for the rest of her life physically and mentally).

Remember, Bin Laden was supported by the U.S. while putting together the mujahidden during the Afghan/Soviet war during the Carter Administration
(I remember watching Rambo III)

if anything Wright represents the Liberation theology espoused by folks like Richard Allen, Alexander Crummell, and Henry Highland Garnett. Unfortunately, many black churches have strayed away from this theology. I was wondering when the conflict between what was found in the traditional black church and the prosperity gospel that is being preached today would become public.

it's funny to watch folks act like this black liberation theology is something brand new.

Obama has been a member for 20 years. I think its hard for people to believe that Obama has disassociated himself with just a renouncement of Wright. So you are right, he should have seen it coming but at that point what could he do?

@Brotheromi:

You know, I have a problem with libereation theology and the prosperity gospel, that being, that the foundational message of ANY Christian church, should be the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.

Had Wright exercised some good ole' fashioned agape Love and compassion (as in Spiritual Gifts), his message MIGHT have been recieved much better.

The point is, that we are to REACH people, not alienate them.

Excellent post. Couldn't have said it better.

Even at this point, if Obama were to distance himself from Wright, the damage has already been done for the most part.

How much do you think it's going to haunt him in the general?

prophetic post back in March. Good call.

BTW, my blog address has changed - http://miamiherald.typepad.com/burnettiquette

I'm building back the blogroll. I'll have you added this afternoon.

As far as I know Jeremiah Wright is the former Senior Pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), a church in Chicago. He was a newly retired pastor after 36 years. Wright's beliefs and manner of preaching were analyzed when short segments from his sermons were publicized in connection with presidential campaign of Barack Obama. Obama addressed the issues raised by the Wright controversy in his speech entitled "A More Perfect Union". It’s a usual outlook that a religious icon supports a running politician. Almost in every, country it happens.
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As a white American, when all the "shock" over Wright's statements came out, it just showed me how out of touch white America is with black America.

Let's face it, alot of black Americans feel the way Wright feels, about 9/11. Heck, I'm white and I agree with him!

There is a thread of conspiracy theory-ism that runs through alot of black communities. If you are black, you know what I mean.

That being said, Wright represents what alot of American conspiracy theorists believe - white or black or whatever.

Actually, you don't even have to read any conspiracy theory websites - just pay close attention to TELEVISION NEWS or read a newspaper between the lines and it's all there.

Wright's ideas are not all that "radical".

And Palestinians need more people to espouse their cause. They've been pushed out of their homeland so that Europeans can come and drop xtc at the beach raves.

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