“The Worm I’ the Bud”

There has been a lot of discussion about what Barack Obama knew about Jeremiah Wright’s anti-American, racist beliefs, and when he knew it. It turns out, though, that there is no mystery at all: Obama’s own autobiography, Dreams of My Father, answers the question. In Dreams of My Father, Obama describes the very first time he attended Trinity and heard Wright preach. What was Wright’s theme? A racist attack on white people. I heard this on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show today:

It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks’ greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere … That’s the world! On which hope sits.

Obama describes himself being moved to tears by this sophomoric analysis of the world’s problems. By his own account, Obama wasn’t repelled by Wright’s racism, it was the very quality that drew Obama to Wright’s church!
It strikes me that Barack Obama is uniquely unfit to be President, or, for that matter, to serve in the Senate.
PAUL adds: It’s pretty clear that no form of Christianity other than black liberation theology had any chance of attracting Obama. Wright’s sophomoric ranting was a perfect fit for Obama. It made him feel authentically black (see Shelby Steele on this subject), it fit the anti-American narrative Obama had picked up in the Ivy League, and it was the best church around for advancing Obama’s career in Chicago politics. People have had religious experiences on considerably less than that.


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