Saturday, April 26, 2008

Equal time:

For a positive review of Rev. Wright's appearance on Moyers, consider this blog post (by a Republican female African-American attorney, if that matters).
It appears that the whole basis of his "God damn America" comments controversy after 9-11 is based in the scripture of Psalm 137 and an interview that US Ambassador Peck gave about his feelings about our foreign policies abroad reverberating back against America that Pastor Wright was making reference to in his sermon ...


Now wait just a goddamn minute.

There is a tremendous gap you're trying to gloss over between "foreign policies abroad reverberating back against America" and proclaiming - in your words - that America "deserves opprobrium by God."

Yes, Wright is claiming that 9/11 is blowback for acts it has committed. That point is factually and logically arguable.

But the whole fucking point of the sermon is that violence can only beget violence and that we should therefore not be seeking vengence, not that "we deserved what we got."


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/26/2008 9:23 AM  

The other post is still wrong.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/26/2008 10:24 AM  

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