…how right is rev wright? baltimore, ferguson, obama…

…’peau noire, masques blancs’, or whatever that means…

Not too many have forgotten that panicked, summary ‘firing’, apt euphemism, of Shirley Sherrod. And, an indignity inflicted without even offering Ms Sherrod the courtesy of ‘her side of the story’ – and it would turn out shortly afterwards that even those who had turned on Ms Sherrod had attended the very function at which she had given her speech, which had been subsequently manipulated for political advantage. Nor have too many forgotten that discourteous, unbecoming belittling of the late Helen Thomas, who in her questioning would be among the first public figures to show that there was not much ‘there’, there.

Even before then was this little item. The US MSM would be on a rampage to tar and feather one who had had the temerity, the impudence, the treachery to criticise the greatest, most humanitarian, most exceptional, most indispensable country on the planet. An example from that ABC, famous for its ‘World News Tonight’ of which some 95% is about the US, More From Obama’s Pastor: U.S. a Racist Superpower. And it comes from Maddy Sauer and Rehab el-Buri on 18Mar2008. Telling snippets,

In a harsh condemnation of his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Barack Obama said Rev. Wright used “incendiary language to express views that have the potential not only to widen the racial divide but views that denigrate both the greatness and the goodness of our nation; that rightly offend white and blacks alike.”

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The network would ‘go in for the kill’, apt for an establishment mindset, with

Other sermons reviewed by ABC News, from videotapes sold by the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, reflect Rev. Wright’s repeated attacks on the U.S. government as a “racist and arrogant superpower” that does not value its black citizens.

In April 2003, Rev. Wright told his congregation that “the United States government has failed the vast majority of our citizens of African descent.”

“For every one Oprah, a billionaire, you’ve got five million blacks who are out of work,” he said. “For every one Colin Powell, a millionaire, you’ve got 10 million blacks who cannot read. For every one Condoskeeza [sic] Rice, you’ve got one million in prison. For every one Tiger Woods, who needs to get beat, at the Masters, with his cap-blazing hips, playing on a course that discriminates against women. For every one Tiger Woods, we got 10,000 black kids who will never see a golf course.”

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Of course, the incumbent President is not unknown for his prediction for the sport of golf, as befits one of his station. So, where does that attempted ‘hatchet job’ lead us?

That open secret of the utter fabrication, the chimera of a post-racial, post-partisan presidency and society has been as hidden as the sun in a cloudless sky. So, in 2003, Reverend Wright had told his congregation, “the United States government has failed the vast majority of our citizens of African descent.” 

Today the President of the US is that very Senator, even then, of little accomplishment who had denounced the reverend for his ‘racism’. And as fate tends to serve up ironies, the Saturday before the Monday disturbances in Baltimore, two days before, the same President would be in a black-tie event of sumptuous revelry with bucket loads of the US MSM and celebrities. And, no longer impossible to imagine, the gala event would receive breathless coverage by the ever complicit US MSM, while some 2000 citizens were protesting in Baltimore, and Nepal was struggling to cope with a massive and devastating earthquake. (Fortunately, there were no reports of any hilarious joke about ‘taking out’ the Jonas Brothers with a drone, since just that Monday two westerners had made such a joke unnecessary?)

As the corporate media would find the cause of the riots in those ‘thugs’ including ‘lawless’ students, those who trust them less and less would have to resort to the more professional blogs and alternative media; and these would not disappoint. One example, from motherjones would come this, unadulterated, Eyewitnesses: The Baltimore Riots Didn’t Start the Way You Think. And to report, and report accurately on the events, two snippets,

After Baltimore police and a crowd of teens clashed near the Mondawmin Mall in northwest Baltimore on Monday afternoon, news reports described the violence as a riot triggered by kids who had been itching for a fight all day. But in interviews with Mother Jones and other media outlets, teachers and parents maintain that police actions inflamed a tense-but-stable situation.


When school let out that afternoon, police were in the area equipped with full riot gear. According to eyewitnesses in the Mondawmin neighborhood, the police were stopping busses and forcing riders, including many students who were trying to get home, to disembark.

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In contrast, Jim Naureckas of the fair blog, in a cross-post at common dreams highlights the inadequacies that explain why corporate MSM is in such disrepute, ‘Why So Much Anger?’: If You Don’t Know, Washington Post Won’t Tell You. With that, the jury can reach its decision.

And, to emphasise the culture of oppression and disrespect that the citizens of Baltimore have to endure, MoJo tosses in, The Time Baltimore’s Police Commissioner Put a Gun to a Suspect’s Head. (The Commish must have thought to himself, ‘Yes, I can!’ And he did?)

In all this, the insights of the Nobel Laureate President of a post-partisan, post-racial US come courtesy of his available source, HuffPo, Obama On Baltimore: ‘This Is Not New’. We take this excerpt of profundity in the context of the Reverend Wright so reprimanded by one who now seems to have had some epiphany,

President Barack Obama on Tuesday addressed the eruption of protests and riots in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, condemning the violent demonstrations while acknowledging that the underlying problems plaguing the city are “not new” and will require national “soul-searching” to solve.

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And how far back? We call Nina,

Yes, not long ago was that famous photo-op and ‘sound bite’ from the quintessential corporate US Attorney-General for MSM packaging and dissemination and for calming the restless natives of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder to students: ‘I am also a black man’. And with that statement all wrongs were righted, and the multitudes, they did rejoice greatly – events in Ferguson, Tulsa, Baltimore and elsewhere never really occurred.