As might be expected, the mainstream media have ignored the latest rant from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., President Obama’s minister, friend, sounding board, and mentor for 20 years.
As reported recently by the New York Post, Wright told a seminar he taught at the University of Chicago that Jews control the flow of worldwide information and oppress blacks in Israel and in the United States.
“White folk done took this country,” Wright said. “You’re in their home, and they’re gonna let you know it.” Addressing blacks in his class, Wright said, “You are not now, nor have you ever been, nor will you ever be, a brother to white folk. And if you do not realize that, you are in serious trouble.”
Wright said the educational system in America is designed by whites to mis-educate blacks “not by benign neglect but by malignant intent.”
The civil-rights movement was never about racial equality, Wright said. Instead, “It was always about becoming white . . . to master what [they] do.” He added, “We probably have more African-Americans who’ve been brainwashed than we have South Africans who’ve been brainwashed.”
Finally, Wright stood up for Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan, who has made serial anti-Semitic and anti-white comments, documented on the Anti-Defamation League’s website. Wright criticized black leaders for “cuttin’ and duckin’” at the mention of Farrakhan’s name.
During the 20 years Obama sat in his pews, hate speech was Wright’s specialty. In sermons, he claimed America created the AIDS virus to kill off blacks. His church’s website and newsletters were replete with screeds against Israel.
Yet Obama, in his speech disavowing Wright in Philadelphia, said of his self-described longtime friend and adviser, “Not once in my conversations with him have I heard him talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms, or treat whites with whom he interacted with anything but courtesy and respect.”
That is as believable as a friend and mentor of Adolf Hitler saying he never heard him disparage Jews.
I first encountered Obama’s penchant for fabrication when I wrote a Newsmax story
revealing that Wright had given an award to Farrakhan.
After the story was picked up, Obama claimed that the award was for Farrakhan’s work with ex-prisoners. But the award citation and Wright’s own description made no mention of ex-prisoners.
Instead, the award citation explicitly said it was given for Farrakhan’s “lifetime achievement.”
During the presidential campaign, if Mitt Romney had pulled a similar story out of thin air, the media would have been all over him. Infatuated with Obama, the media ignored his prevarication.
The media also accepted the mythology that Obama included in his Philadelphia speech to try to excuse Wright’s racism. Obama said that as a black man growing up in the 1960s, Wright had memories of “humiliation and doubt and fear [that] have not gone away.”
In fact, Wright attended Philadelphia’s elite Central High, which admits only highly qualified applicants who are privileged to attend from all over the city. When Wright attended Central High, the student body was 90 percent white. At least three-quarters of the students were Jewish. Former students say racial tension did not exist.
It was Hitler who came up with the propaganda technique referred to as the “Big Lie.” The idea was to concoct a lie so colossal that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously,” Hitler wrote in his book “Mein Kampf.”
That description perfectly fits Obama’s claim that Wright never disparaged any ethnic group to him. It has to be his biggest fabrication. In the meantime, Obama’s failure to come clean about his own involvement with a bigot gives us a revealing glimpse into his attitudes and character.
Ronald Kessler is chief Washington correspondent of Newsmax.com. View his previous reports and get his dispatches sent to you free via e-mail. Go here now.
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