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    "Reverend Jeremiah Wright appeared on PBS Bill Moyers Journal on Friday night and delivered a knockout punch to the bully-boys in the corporate media. Wright showed that he is neither a fanatic nor an “America hater”; just an extremely well-read and principled man with an unshakable commitment to justice. Wright has also paid his dues; he's an ex-Marine who served as a medic in Vietnam when most of his critics were either hiding behind their student deferments or languishing in the "Champagne Unit" of the Texas National Guard.

    Rev. Jeremiah Wright:

    "And the United States of America government, when it came to treating her citizens of Indian descent fairly, she failed. She put them on reservations. When it came to treating her citizens of Japanese descent fairly, she failed. She put them in internment prison camps. When it came to treating citizens of African descent fairly, America failed. She put them in chains. The government put them on slave quarters, put them on auction blocks, put them in cotton fields, put them in inferior schools, put them in substandard housing, put them in scientific experiments, put them in the lowest paying jobs, put them outside the equal protection of the law, kept them out of their racist bastions of higher education and locked them into position of hopelessness and helplessness. The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law, and then wants us to sing God bless America? No, no, no. Not God bless America; God damn America!”

    No one disputes Wright's summary of US history.""

    http://www.counterpunch.org/whitney04282008.html
     
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    You will never reach those so stupid as to think that a 30 second clip paints a more accurate portrait of the man than an in-depth presentation. Let's watch the haters start their spew.
     
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    True and hard hitting pieces are ignored as we argue trivialities.
     
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    He also loves Farrakhan, and refuses to state he has anything but admiration for the guy.
     
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    That is duly noted.
     
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    Allie, huh. What did I just say?
     
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    now there's an open mind, if they disagree with wright or me, they are haters...
     
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    The problem is that it is history. No one disputes that it happened, no one disputes that it wasn't the best years in American history. But it is history. How can one justify an entire religion based on the fact that blacks were treated poorly in history, as Rev Wright has done with his black liberation theology? Is it any different then the Muslims who claim that Christians invaded the Holy Land a thousand years ago and that gives them the right to kill Christians today?
     
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    Yeah, its very very different.

    One was a thousand years ago. One was 50 years ago.

    One is advocating killing them, the other speaking out against them.

    See the difference?
     
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    History is history. It means it is in the past, it already happened, it's over, how many other ways to I have to say it? If you keep bringing up the past as justification for your actions today, you will be forever stuck in a cycle of stupidity. Learn from the past, don't let it happen again, but for crying out loud, GET OVER IT!
     

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