Rev. Wright isn’t crawling under a rock, he’s standing up for himself, good for him, today reminding the media that he served six years in the Marine Corps, somewhat longer than Dick Cheney served. And two nights back, he gave an upbeat speech to the Detroit NAACP.
“I come from a tradition, where we give God the glory, and we give the devil the blues.”
Speak of the devil, the Zionist Organization of America has latched on to Wright. ZOA head Morton Klein wrote to the Detroit NAACP urging it to cancel the speech because Wright is supposedly a black supremacist hatemonger. Klein invoked the great civil rights struggle:
of words and deeds does not challenge the nation – it defames it, not
least the many who have fought racism and the hundreds of thousands who
gave their lives in a civil war that ended slavery….
Nice that the ZOA is talking up the civil rights struggle. But I think ZOA’s ends are devious. It wants to hurt Obama because it knows that Obama is going to "change the mindset" on Israel/Palestine. And the ZOA needs Rev. Wright in hateful caricature, because ZOA can’t survive in a multicultural world. Zionism is an ideology that holds that Jews aren’t necessarily safe in liberal societies. So long as a threatening picture of Wright as an extremist race-man is out there, it justifies that nationalist agenda. (And rationalizes ZOA’s own efforts to justify ethnic cleansing.)