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Roland Martin from The Roland Reports reports, The truth behind Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s 9/11 sermon March 21, 2008

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The truth behind Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s 9/11 sermon

As this whole sordid episode has played out over the last week, I wanted to understand what he said in this speech. I’ve been saying all week that context is important, and I just wanted to know what the hell was going on.

I am actually listening to the sermon Rev. Wright gave after September 11 titled, “The Day of Jerusalem’s Fall.”

One of the most controversial statements in this sermon was when he mentioned “chickens coming home to roost.” He was actually quoting Edward Peck, former US Ambassador to Iraq and deputy director of President Reagan’s terrorism task force, who was speaking on FOX NEWS. That’s what he told the audience. He was quoting Peck as saying that America’s foreign policy has put the nation in peril.

Wright then went on to outline the instances the nation was involved in terrorism, beginning with the Native Americans – taking it from them; took Africans for slavery; then went on to talk about bombing Grenada, Panama, Qadafhi’s home, bombed Iraq and killed unarmed civilians, bombed a plant in Sudan that killed innocent people, bombed Hiroshima,…”and we never batted an eye,” he said.

“We are indignant that the stuff that we have done overseas is brought back into our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost. Violence begets violence. Hatred begets hatred. And terrorism begets terrorism. A white ambassador said that y’all, not a black militant. Not a reverend who preaches about racism. An ambassador whose eyes are wide open and who is trying to get us to wake up and move away from this dangerous precipice upon which we are now poised. The ambassador said the people we have wounded don’t have the military capability we have. but they do have individuals who are willing to die and take thousands with them. And we need to come to grips with that.”

He went on to describe seeing the photos of the aftermath because he was in Newark when the planes struck. After seeing the plane slammed into the building, he spoke passionately about what if you never got a chance to say hello to your family again. “What is the state of your family?”

And then he told his congregation that he loved them and asked the church to tell each other they loved themselves.

His thesis:

1. This is a time for self-examination of ourselves and our families.

2. This is a time for social transformation (then he went on to say they won’t put me on PBS or national cable for what I’m about to say. Talk about prophetic!) “We have got to change the way we have been doing things as a society,” he said. He then said we can’t stop messing over people and thinking they can’t touch us. He then said we may need to declare war on racism, injustice and greed, instead of war on other countries. “Maybe we need to declare war on AIDS. In five minutes the Congress found $40 billion to rebuild New York and the families that died in sudden death, do you think we can find the money to make medicine available for people who are dying a slow death? Maybe we need to declare war on the nation’s healthcare system that leaves the nation’s poor with no health coverage? Maybe we need to declare war on the mishandled educational system and provide quality education for everybody, every citizen, based on their ability to learn, not their ability to pay. This is a time for social transformation.”

3. This is time to tell God thank you for all that he has provided and that he gave him and others another chance to do His will.

By the way, no where in this sermon did he said “God damn America.” I’m not sure which sermon that came from.

This doesn’t explain anything away, nor does it absolve Wright of using the N-word, but what it does do is add an accurate perspective to this conversation.

 

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Roland Martin, “Is Sean Hannity man enough to debate me?

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Is Sean Hannity man enough to debate me?

Its been an absolute trip watching Sean Hannity foam at the mouth on his radio show and TV show over Sen. Barack Obama and his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

What amazes me is how he continues to toss all kinds of nonsense out, and no one corrects him.

Now, Hannity really tries to hold himself up as a big-time Christian, but I have doubts about that. Oh, yea, I said it. If you listen to his hateful talk, then he doesn’t walk the walk.

I think the real issue is that Sean Hannity and the conservative blowhards are absolutely afraid of Obama. They have absolutely NO LOVE for Sen. John McCain, and when they don’t have anyone to love, they need someone to hate.

And their hate has turned to Sen. Barack Obama.

When I listen to Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the Conservative Cabal, they claim to be defenders of truth and honesty, yet they are strangely silent – VERY SILENT – when their own conservative preachers make some of the most outlandish comments.

This is not about defending Rev. Wright or Sen. Obama. It’s about defending the First Amendment, the goodness of an individual, but most of all, the truth.

So, I’m issuing this challenge to you. Ask Sean Hannity why he won’t honor his own word to have me on his show. That’s what he told me at the Radio Hall of Fame when we met in 2006. When he heard I had done Bill O’Reilly’s show on nearly a dozen occasions, he said, “Well we’ve got to have you on my show!”

So, Sean, what say you? Are you willing to debate someone who isn’t afraid of you? are you willing to debate someone who isn’t gonig to back down from you?

You claim to be a Christian. I’m a Christian. Let’s have a REAL discussion about the church – black and white. Let’s have a REAL discussion about race in America – black and white. Let’s have a real discussion about the issues of the day – in black and white.

You keep quoting the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but you don’t LIVE the dream. Maybe you do. Let’s start with a conversation.

Time to man up, Sean!

 

marabout, a blog contributor from another blog wrote

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JINKATTA,Two things, Race is a socio-historical construct. Black and white are not biological facts of humanity. A person is black or white only so far that is identified as such and so and so forth. To be born of a black identified parent and white identified parent does not preclude you from being black identified simply because race is something made up and chose by both the individual and society. Mixed and black are not mutually exclusive(obviously) One subsumes the other. By the standards of American racial “rules” there is no biracial race. Yes, these rules are made up just like the one-drop rule and the ” if your ancestors came from Europe and you adopt our values you can be white” rule. No one is simply black or white. They become black and white through a process of socialization and engagement with the dominant social order. Often enough identity is constantly negogiated and context-dependent but it is never given. Also, black and white are not equivalent since both are constructed differently and one is dominant over the other. There is a strong asymetrey going on there.

So, OBama identifies as black. By the rules of American society he can do that and has chosen to do so. Why would you rob a man you obviously admire of the right to construct his identity any way he so chooses.

 

 

iS aMeRiCa ReAlLy ReAdY fOr A bIrAcIal PrEsIdEnT? March 20, 2008

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the answer to the question is NO!  yes, some are looking past obama’s nationality, but overall I’m convinced that americans are not ready for a biracial president because too many americans are focused on his father, his full name and his pastor. this latest gossip which keeps coming up, over and over again, is our nation’s way of saying were not ready for change if change resembles a black man. the media would like americans to think this assassination is on obama’s character, but in reality this is an assassination (secret service members or not) on his physical appearance. my point of view regarding this matter comes from the fact that i’m a biracial woman (my mother–german and my father–a black american who served our country in Vietnam) so i understand the undermining going on. this assassination on obama is clever and full venom. it’s evil, ugly, divisive, wrong, mean, viscous and TRANSPARENT as to its real intentions. one would say that we’ve come far as a country, but NOT FAR ENOUGH and the racism i’m witnessing in 2008 has taken on a new shape, yet with remnants of past hangings. i don’t believe will ever get to the promise land here on earth, especially as i witness so called ‘journalist’ and bias ‘polls’ state mere gossip and untruths. PEOPLE WAKE UP AND SMELL THE TRUTH. DON’T BE FOOLED BY WHAT YOU HEAR OR READ.  by golly, my ancestors fought too hard and thousands died to make it possible for me to vote. that’s right, i would not have been able to vote because when you look at me, you see obama. do the research, ask questions, get involved, turn off the t.v.  now back to you so called journalist–lou dobbs, sean hannity just to name two; to you owners of cable network television and producers who run the programing. STOP! stomping and spitting on my ancestor’s grave. what will i tell my little girl about the country she lives in? i will tell her about my savior Christ Jesus in hopes she’ll find truth in Him so as not to be misguided by all the lies and complicated deceptions she’ll be exposed to. i am taking a stand and stating that america isn’t ready for a biracial president and that hurts me to the core, but thank God my identity is in something that is not a part of this world–that’s where my peace of mind lies. right now i want to distant myself from this election because i’ve lost interest, but i still support obama because of how he handles himself in the public eye AND NOT BECAUSE HE’ S BIRACIAL. he’s not perfect, no man is, but i choose him to be my president and if he doesn’t win because of this NONSENSE being spread, my vote will not be for hiliary that’s for sure.now i feel the necessity to inform you of obama’s statement “typical white people” what he is referring to is the population which has been screwed over for years with the ideology that black isn’t good. i know of these people, they at times mean no harm, but what they’ve been taught is an untruth and so they only speak from what they have been indoctrinated in. i don’t blame “typical white people” i blame the adversary who comes to kill, steal and destroy ALL PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF RACE. for our fight isn’t against flesh and blood, but against spirits and principalities. so while the media and viewers tear people up because of _____ remember they do so because they ‘re BLINDED to the absolute truth. oh yeah and hannity from fox cable news boldly stated he is a christian. i ask you mr. hannity what Christ do you serve? because the things you’ve said are not representative of love or what Galatians 5:22 states are the fruit of the spirit. in closing i challenge any typical person to love someone by using words that build up a person up, rather than words that tear one down.  wouldn’t you agree the tongue can be used for good, but in its natural state it’s rotten/evil to the core. God help us.i’ve spoke my mind

now you speak on it

 

The ‘RACE’ for the White House March 10, 2008

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HOMOGRAPH   The definition of a homograph is the following: two words that have the same spelling and the same sound, but have a different meaning. Take for example the homograph race. The first meaning is to move at great speed; to compete. The second meaning is a major division between mankind. When you read the following phrase, “The ‘Race‘ for the White House” what comes to mind.  Is it a competition or is it the major division between mankind. SPEAK ON IT!  Just click on the title and began lamenting.

  • Speaking of the race for the white house,  I thought it would be appropriate to provide a link for you to view and read Barack Obama’s whole speech.   Make your own judgement. 

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=3511&id=12333-8982805-mByHjv&t=546

If you’re busy, here’s a highlight from the speech:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=3510&id=12333-8982805-mByHjv&t=547 

 

Hello World! March 9, 2008

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I welcome you to share your thoughts openly and honestly about topics, issues, or current events posted by me on my blog (SPEAK UP).  I am hoping this blog provides a forum for continued healthy discussions about the issues that cause us to react and respond to what is going on around us, but in silent. And where we feel we have no control over what is taking place in our community, society and nation, BUT want desperately to be heard.  I’m hoping your replies will generate fuel for an unstoppable discussion.  Please note that my blog is in its infancy so be patient with me while I develop it to make is better!  Stay tuned for the latest topics to be discussed.  Now I’d be offended if you could not express yourself openly and honestly. This blog has no censorship.  I started this blog in hopes that it would facilitate  open communication regardless if we agree on issues or not. To me it’s all about respect. I respect your right to feel the way you feel regardless if I agree or not. I strongly believe that we as a nation will never come together if we don’t talk about they very things we keep silent or keep only to our communities. I want to hear what you have to say, educate me, enlighten me, encourage me so I too can encourage you to SPEAK ON IT!  Just click on the title and begin lamenting.    Jinkatta