Senator Obama has now told everyone exactly where he stands on the issue of racism and hate speech: front and center in support of it – as long as that speech and racism emanate from blacks and are directed toward whites.
Reverend Wright speaks of the chickens coming home to roost – and he is more correct than he realizes. For it is the sense of entitlement fostered by decades of Affirmative Action (created not only by a white man and Republican, but by the politician all Democrats love to hate – Richard Nixon) that is the roosting chicken.
Having been held to a lower standard on everything from academic admissions to contract awards to public discourse and what is defined as “hate speech” when uttered by one of any other race, African Americans have inculcated a sense not of equality, but rather of superiority, a superiority that allows them to speak racist thoughts, to lead others as spiritual and moral advisors in those racist thoughts, and to be held to a far lower standard of discourse than whites saying the same things, substituting only one color for another.
Imagine for a moment Sen. McCain going to a church in which David Duke was the pastor, and the price McCain would pay for that abysmal judgment. He would be not only out of the race but retired from the Senate; at the very least he would lose any Senate position – ask Trent Lott.
People are free to continue to support a man refusing to disassociate himself from Mr. Wright, but those people shouldn’t be surprised when others understand that Black leaders evidently have no interest in being held to the standards they demand of others.
These self-appointed “leaders” surely will understand when Whites who have never held a bigoted thought in their lives begin to turn their backs on the racial progress we have made in recent decades when they realize that this progress has resulted in more and more freely-express hatred than America has experienced since Bull Connor.
Only this time Bull’s name is Wright.