The anti-white ending of Obama inauguration
Here, sent by a reader, is the closing part of Joseph Lowery’s closing prayer at the Obama inauguration:
Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest,So there it is. An anti-white statement, in a prayer to God, in the inaugural ceremony. Whites must embrace what it right, because they are in the wrong. Only whites are in the wrong. And this of course is central to the racial theology Obama has followed for the last 20 years, which presents whites as the embodiment of sin and evil. Meanwhile, according to Lowery’s prayer, blacks are still being kept “in the back” (of the bus). And who’s keeping them there? Whites. Because whites haven’t yet embraced what is right. Blacks are being kept in the back, even as a black has just been inaugurated as president of the United States.
I remind readers that it was when I heard that Lowery would be giving a prayer at the inauguration that I definitely decided I would not watch it on television. I would not participate in such an event, I would not legitimize it by seeing it live with the rest of the world.
And don’t think for a moment that Obama didn’t see the text of Lowery’s invocation beforehand.
I no longer feel bad about the ruination of Obama’s historic moment of oath-taking by Chief Justice Roberts. It is deserved pay-back.
Charles T. writes:
I thought we were post-racial now.LA replies:
Think again, white man.Taffy writes:
Amen! I, too, refused to watch the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the United States of America and its people.William A. writes:
Actually Mr Lowery was playing on the words of a little ditty that is well known in Afro-American folklore, describing the color-consciousness within—within—that community: “If you’re white (i.e. light) you’re right, if you’re brown, stick around, but if you’re black, stay back.” Justice Thomas has written eloquently about how he fared as a particularly dark child in a world of mostly lighter Afro-Americans. Taken in that context, I don’t think the close was quite as bad as you suggest.Bill W. writes:
I’d been seething about this since I saw the words of the benediction posted on CNN.com, after which I promptly called every white friend I have to make sure this gets around, and isn’t just passed over by the major news networks in their slobbering enthusiasm for THE GREATEST EVENT IN ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY.January 21
Paul Gottfried writes:
The long and short of it is that Lowery did not insult white Americans. From the drooling, slobbering reception to Obama the Pres that I have seen among the Protestant Republicans in my region, including a 95 year old jerk hallucinating on TV about segregation in restaurants in this town twenty years ago, it seems that white Americans would have wanted Lowery to insult them even more.Howard Sutherland writes:
Post-racial? That is not the bright Obama future. America is race-obsessed, but white Americans are not allowed to notice.Anthony Damato writes:
Lowery’s prayer insulted me. A reader says Obama appeared to “grimace” a bit at the “white do right” part. I looked at the YouTube clip, and thought he looked embarrased, seemingly aware of the absurdity of such a “joke” in light of his racially driven push to the presidency. But I was completely certain Obama was in solidarity with Lowery’s joke at white’s expence when he embraced him after the speech.EB writes:
Lowery has long been an abomination.Irwin Graulich writes:
There certainly are some dumb mistakes/choices Obama has already made, like picking the old time racist Reverend Lowery to deliver a prayer. I think Obama will start to learn that his attempts at political correctness will come to bite him in the ass. However, I am giving Obama a chance, since no matter what you say, he is our president. I really do wish him well—and I think McCain would have set back the Republican party a hundred years or more. Thank God he didn’t win.
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