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Barack Obama Won't "Disown" Rev. Wright
Barack Hussein Obama didn't throw his crazed spiritual mentor, Rev. Jeremiah A. "God damn America" Wright, Jr., under the bus, pleasing the Obamamaniac media, but he did throw his (white) maternal grandmother under the bus, infuriating one of my emailers who I believe speaks for many and more eloquently than Barack: "The more I hear about Barack demonizing his poor old white grandmother, the more disgusted I become. His trashy black father and his trashy white mother abandoned this baby and he was taken in by his white grandmother, and who does he trash? I hope that blessed old soul has already passed to a happy place and never hears what he has said."
Reality is that the deluded Rev. Wright "hates honkies" and believes that "American oppression...keeps Africans in economic bondage."
Read "The Continuing Legacy of Samuel DeWitt Proctor," Rev. Wright's tribute to his spiritual mentor, delivered at a conference in 2004 and published in 2005 in Blow the Trumpet in Zion.
Referring to his college days, Rev. Wright mentioned "getting drunk for the first time in [his] life, and trying to sort out my call to ministry, God's call upon my life, and the 'honkies' I was growing to hate with each passing day."
That admitted racial hatred manifested itself not only in the outrageous sermons recently televised repeatedly but also in the conclusion to Rev. Wright's tribute to Dr. Poctor:
"He knew that those whom he taight and those whom he served lived in a world where racism was (and is) alive and well. Honesty is needed in a day and age when the 'colored hustlers' of TV ministry try to act as if that social reality is a thing of the past. Social honesty is a much-needed hermeneutic in preaching the gospel during 'this present age.' Without it, we are 'lying to the races' and setting the sons and daughters of African descent up for disappointment, disillusionment, and disenchantment with the 'God of our weary years.'
"If we cannot be honest, then we need to turn in our preaching credentials and selling insurance policies or sell swampland in Florida, because we are not being true to the God who has called us and we are not being faithful to the social context that has shaped us."
In Rev. Wright's case, warped him (if "the social context" is responsible for his crazed fulminations).
Barack obviously never changed pastors or told Rev. Wright to knock it off, but he tells us that words matter and he's right about that.
The media tells us that Barack is brilliant and eloquent.
Barack definitely is intelligent and well-spoken.
So Barack's word choices in a very important speech that he allegedly wrote himself merit careful attention.
In his "Race in America" speech, Barack told us that he could no more "disown" Rev. Jeremiah A. "God damn America" Wright, Jr. than he could "disown" the black community or his white grandmother.
Barack said "disown," not "disavow."
For one campaigning on the "slavery is America's original sin" slogan, Barack's choice of the word "disown" instead of "disavow" seems significant.
Barack seems to think that he "owns" the black community and his white grandmother.
But the Thirteenth Amendment specifies that "[n]either slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any other place subject to their jurisdiction."
Sadly, Barack shamelessly used his maternal grandmother for political purposes, as though she was a political prop instead of a person.
Query, Would Barack ever throw "the black community" that his wife Michelle put "first and foremost" in her college thesis under the bus for political advantage, like he did his white grandmother in his Race in America speech?
"Disavow" means "to deny responsibility for" and "to refuse to acknowledge."
Barack condemned what he described as Rev. Wright's "divisive" statements, but adamantly refused to "disown" Rev. Wright and tried to justify that by equating Rev. Wright with both the entire black community and his white grandmother (an insult to both).
"Disown" means "to refuse to acknowledge as one's own."
So, although Barack repeatedly referred to Rev. Wright as his former pastor, Barack is still acknowledging Rev. Wright as his own.
"Disown" means "to repudiate any connection or identification with."
So, even though Rev. Wright is no longer on a Barack advisory committee, Barack is still connected and identified with him.
"Disown" means "to deny the validity or authority of."
So, Barack's condemnation in very general terms of Rev. Wright's contemptible statements is not supposed to imply that Barack denies Rev. Wright's "validity" and "authority."
Barack is half white, half black and all politician opportunistically posing as America's savior (since he's half white and half black).
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
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