She came home bewildered and disappointed; the entire service had been "as usual", and nothing whatsoever had been said about the events of the previous Tuesday.
She asked me some very naive questions that afternoon, and got her first lesson in global geopolitics.
It's too bad we didn't live in Chicago. It's too bad she couldn't have seen this:
This is an extended excerpt from the sermon delivered by Reverend Jeremiah Wright Jr., at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, on September 16, 2001.
Note the widsom, the knowledge, the compassion, the patriotism and the Christianity which Barack Obama has "condemned, in unequivocal terms".
“I heard Ambassador Peck on an interview yesterday. Did anybody else see or hear him? He was on FOX News, this is a white man, and he was upsetting the FOX News commentators to no end, he pointed out, a white man, an ambassador, he pointed out that what Malcolm X said when he was silenced by Elijah Mohammad was in fact true, he said Americas chickens, are coming home to roost.”We do need to come to grips with that, but we may not do so in the public arena.
“We took this country by terror away from the Sioux, the Apache, Arikara, the Comanche, the Arapaho, the Navajo. Terrorism.
“We took Africans away from their country to build our way of ease and kept them enslaved and living in fear. Terrorism.
“We bombed Grenada and killed innocent civilians, babies, non-military personnel.
“We bombed the black civilian community of Panama with stealth bombers and killed unarmed teenage and toddlers, pregnant mothers and hard working fathers.
“We bombed Qaddafi’s home, and killed his child. Blessed are they who bash your children’s head against the rock.
“We bombed Iraq. We killed unarmed civilians trying to make a living. We bombed a plant in Sudan to pay back for the attack on our embassy, killed hundreds of hard working people, mothers and fathers who left home to go that day not knowing that they’d never get back home.
“We bombed Hiroshima. We bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye.
“Kids playing in the playground. Mothers picking up children after school. Civilians, not soldiers, people just trying to make it day by day.
“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff that we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.
“Violence begets violence. Hatred begets hatred. And terrorism begets terrorism. A white ambassador said that y’all, not a black militant. Not a reverend who preaches about racism. An ambassador whose eyes are wide open and who is trying to get us to wake up and move away from this dangerous precipice upon which we are now poised. The ambassador said the people we have wounded don’t have the military capability we have. But they do have individuals who are willing to die and take thousands with them. And we need to come to grips with that.”
In other words, the 9/11 psy-op was so successful that today nobody may even profess belief in the official cover-story, unless he wishes his remarks to be repudiated by the most allegedly "opposition" politician who is granted access to our living rooms.
Obama's speech Tuesday in Philadelphia -- which has drawn so much praise -- stands revealed as an ungodly political hatchet-job. What else could we have expected?
The transcript of the sermon is from the Anderson Cooper 360 Blog at CNN; the Wikipedia page on Edward Peck is here; and here's a tip of the frozen cap to Kira for the links.
Arthur Silber agrees with me about Obama's repudiation of the truth, and he says so brilliantly. A few links to explore:
Barack -- and America -- Are Teh Awesome!
The Truth Is Far Worse than Any Conspiracy
The Bland, Meaningless and Unthreatening Religion of the Ruling Class
I Denounce and Repudiate Myself, and I Should Therefore Be President!
Songs of Death
See this, too, from Tim Wise at Counterpunch:
Of National Lies and Racial America