Liberation theology arose in the third world–specifically Latin America–where it was recognized that one’s view of God and his action in the world can be profoundly altered by one’s praxis or experience of life. The God of the wealthy is rather different from the God worshipped in the barrios or slums of the major cities in such countries as Peru or Brazil. This idea that one’s view of the gospel is shaped by one’s location in life has taken firm root in certain groups in the United States, and specifically among blacks and women.
- – 1) Liberation theology as it has expressed itself in the African-American community seeks to find a way to make the gospel relevant to black people who must struggle daily under the burden of white oppression. The question that confronts these black theologians is not one that is easily answered. “What if anything does the Christian gospel have to say to powerless black men,” to use James Cone’s words, whose existence is “threatened on a daily basis by the insidious tentacles of white power?” If the gospel has nothing to say to people as they confront the daily realities of life, it is a lifeless message. If Christianity is not real for blacks, then they will reject it. 2) More importantly, there are reasons to believe that many African-Americans are beginning to reject Christianity. The growing presence of Islam in the African-American community is nurtured by a variety of forces, but one of its principle sources of strength is the sense within many blacks of a tremendous gap that exists between what takes place in the Church on Sunday, and how church people live the rest of the week. Many of the new converts to Islam were Christian, but they testify to seeing little coherence between the worship of the church, and the rough and tumble world of the streets the rest of the week. 3) …the Muslim claim that Christianity was imposed on blacks by the slaveholders has struck a sensitive nerve in the black community, and has aided them in the effort to win new converts. Growing numbers of blacks have accepted the proposition that Islam was the original faith of African-Americans. As a result, the same forces driving Afro-centrism are also prompting many blacks to explore their roots in Islam. 4) In the face of all this, the question that confronts the advocates of a black theology of liberation is somewhat intimidating. “Can one still be black, and believe in the biblical tradition as expressed in the Old and New Testaments?” Can the Christian faith be stripped of the interpretations given these sacred texts by whites, and be made real for black men and women?
- – 1) To develop a theology that speaks to African-Americans, black liberation theologians such as James Cone begin with the person of Jesus, and specifically the Jesus revealed in the Gospel of Luke. In Luke’s gospel, Jesus has a concern for the oppressed that does not always come through in the other gospels. Luke’s Jesus begins his ministry with this announcement: Luke 4:18-19. 2) …Cone argues, “God enters human affairs and takes sides with the oppressed. Their suffering becomes his; their despair, divine despair.” 3) Cone continues his line of argument with a force that cuts to the marrow of contemporary American Christianity: “Jesus had little toleration for the middle- or upper-class religious snob whose attitude attempted to usurp the sovereignty of God and destroy the dignity of the poor…”
- – 1) In the New Testament, Jesus comes into the world to destroy the works of Satan. If the preceding identification of the struggle of Jesus and that of African-Americans seeking liberation is true, then there must also be a Satan in the contemporary picture. Black Theology does not get bogged down in quaint personifications of Satan, but sees him at work in the powers and principalities of this world that would enslave and demean human beings. And the most demonic of these powers in the black experience is that of racism. 2) Cone writes: “Theologically, Malcolm X was not far wrong when he called the white man ‘the devil.’ The white structure of this American society, personified in every racist, must be at least part of what the New Testament meant by demonic forces…Ironically, the man who enslaves another enslaves himself…To be free to do what I will in relation to another is to be in bondage to the law of least resistance. This is the bondage of racism. Racism is that bondage in which whites are free to beat, rape, or kill blacks. About thirty years ago it was acceptable to lynch a black man by hanging him from a tree; but today whites destroy him by crowding him into a ghetto and letting filth and despair put the final touches on death.”
With that kind of thinking and teaching, it’s easy to understand how the once victims of racism, African-Americans, have now become the blatant racists that we now see daily. James Cone’s Black Theology and Black Power was published in 1969, and his A Black Theology of Liberation was published in 1970. For almost forty-years, this racist doctrine has been taught to many African-Americans…taught to some since birth, and taught in many black churches, as we recently discovered. A perversion of Christianity with a heavy influence of Islam mixed in. No wonder that Cone and Rev. Wright regard Louis Farrakhan so highly.
Granted, white racism existed forty-years ago, but integration of schools had been established, and the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968 had been passed. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968, but the last lynching (that I can find) was the 1946 ‘Fire in a Canebrake’ lynching. Importation of enslaved Africans to the United States “officially ended in 1808”, and the Thirteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution officially ended slavery in 1865. The Civil War had “about 1,030,000 casualties, including about 620,000 soldier deaths” (the wounded list must have been huge), and its ending freed about “4 million black slaves.” Slavery ended one-hundred-forty years ago, and the likes of Cone and Rev. Wright are still talking about it as if it still existed.
Obama’s friend and pastor for twenty-years, the Rev. Wright, taught this racist doctrine of Black Liberation Theology at the Trinity United Church of Christ…Obama’s church for some twenty-years.
In the preface of Cone’s A Black Theology of Liberation, Rev. Wright wrote: “There will be no peace in America until whites begin to hate their whiteness, asking from the depths of their being: ‘How can we become black?'”
This theology maintains that African Americans must be liberated from multiple forms of bondage — social, political, economic and religious. In this new formulation, Christian theology is a theology of liberation — “a rational study of the being of God in the world in light of the existential situation of an oppressed community, relating the forces of liberation to the essence of the gospel, which is Jesus Christ,” writes Cone. Black consciousness and the black experience of oppression orient black liberation theology — i.e., one of victimization from white oppression. This liberation involves empowerment and seeks the right of self-definition, self-affirmation and self-determination. Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago is the one church frequently cited by press accounts, and by Cone as the best example of a church formally founded on the vision of Black liberation of theology. This theology has recently become a matter of national debate as intense condemnation of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the most visible exponent of the theology, by the U.S. mainstream media forced Senator Barack Obama to distance himself from his former pastor. NOTE: This liberation movement claims that it “seeks the right of self-definition, self-affirmation and self-determination”, but it seems to be unaware of the meanings of such, and also unaware of the African-Americans own contributions to their perceived problems, i.e. they blame “White America” for all of their problems. Note also, that Senator Obama had remained with the racist Rev. Wright and his church, right up until this black hatred and black racism was discovered.
- – 1) The modern American origins of contemporary black liberation theology can be traced to July 31, 1966, when an ad hoc group of 51 black pastors, calling themselves the National Committee of Negro Churchmen (NCNC), bought a full page ad in the New York Times to publish their “Black Power Statement,” which proposed a more aggressive approach to combating racism using the Bible for inspiration. 2) The Rev. Jeremiah Wright was introduced to black liberation theology at University of Chicago’s Divinity School. Wright would cite the works of James Cone and Dwight Hopkins who are considered the leading theologians of this system of belief, although now there are many scholars who have contributed a great deal to the field. Wright built up Trinity United Church of Christ with a vision statement based on the theology laid out by James Cone… Short clips of Wright’s sermons which called for God to condemn America for its actions and credited the government for creating the AIDS virus would receive heavy criticism and became a major topic of presidential debates.
- – 1) Christianity was long associated with slavery and segregation in the minds of many African-Americans. This was particularly an issue with the history of the Southern Baptist church, which did not renounce using the Bible as a justification for slavery and white supremacy until June 20, 1995 when they issued a formal “Declaration of Repentance”. James Cone first questioned this theology after Malcolm X’s proclamation in the 1950’s against Christianity as “a white man’s religion”. 2) While not agreeing, Cone indicates that Malcolm X was “not far wrong” in stating: “Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community … Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.” NOTE: Sounds like Islam’s “Holy War” – Jihad, and it seeks the “destruction of the white enemy”, i.e. “White America.”
- – 1) Cone based much of his liberationist theology on God’s deliverance of Israel from Egypt in the book of Exodus. He compared the United States to Egypt, predicting that oppressed people will soon be lead to a promised land. For Cone, the theme of Yahweh’s concern was for “the lack of social, economic, and political justice for those who are poor and unwanted in society.” 2) Cone’s view is that Jesus was black, which he felt was a very important view of black people to see. “It’s very important because you’ve got a lot of white images of Christ. In reality, Christ was not white, not European. That’s important to the psychic and to the spiritual consciousness of black people who live in a ghetto and in a white society in which their lord and savior looks just like people who victimize them. God is whatever color God needs to be in order to let people know they’re not nobodies, they’re somebodies.” NOTE: Cone needs to drop his study of Abrahamic Religions (since they are notorious for fighting over the “Ownership of God”), and focus on early Egyptian writings and records. Egyptian writings and records mention nothing about “Israel,” just a group known as – “Habiru” (taken from the word, “apiru,” or foreigner), who were described as “nomadic or semi-nomadic, rebels, outlaws, raiders, mercenaries, and bowmen, servants, slaves, migrant laborers, etc.” Dates of the earliest Hebrew writings are closer to 538 BC. If Cone wants to know about the Abrahamic Religion’s “God”, then he needs to read the Sumerian and Egyptian writings and records of around 2334 BC. “Yahweh” can be traced back to the Sumerian god “Enlil”, and the Egyptian god “Ptah/Enki.”
- – 1) Theologians such as theology scholar Dr. Robert A. Morley take a dim view of black theology. Morley’s paper “The Goals Of Black Liberal Theology” is one widely quoted paper citing specific criticisms of black theology. 2) He states that black theology turns religion into sociology, and Jesus into a black Marxist rebel. While making statements against whites and Asians, it promotes a poor self-image among blacks, and describes the black man as a helpless victim of forces and people beyond his control. Black theology calls for political liberation instead of spiritual salvation. 3) Anthony Bradley of the Christian Post interprets that the language of “economic parity” and references to “mal-distribution” as nothing more than channeling the views of Karl Marx. 4) He believes James Cone and Cornel West have worked to incorporate Marxist thought into the black church, forming an ethical framework predicated on a system of oppressor class versus a victim much like Marxism. 5) Stanley Kurtz of the National Review criticizes black liberation theology, saying, “A scarcely concealed, Marxist-inspired indictment of American capitalism pervades contemporary ‘black-liberation theology’…The black intellectual’s goal, says Cone, is to “aid in the destruction of America as he knows it.” Such destruction requires both black anger and white guilt. The black-power theologian’s goal is to tell the story of American oppression so powerfully and precisely that white men will “tremble, curse, and go mad, because they will be drenched with the filth of their evil.” NOTE: African-Americans have been ‘brainwashed’ with this racist doctrine, which promotes hatred and anger as a way to destroy America, for forty-years!
- – 1) “It is important to make a further distinction here among black hatred, black racism, and Black Power. Black hatred is the black man’s strong aversion to white society. No black man living in white America can escape it…But the charge of black racism cannot be reconciled with the facts. While it is true that blacks do hate whites, black hatred is not racism. Racism, according to Webster, is ‘the assumption that psychocultural traits and capacities are determined by biological race and that races differ decisively from one another, which is usually coupled with a belief in the inherent superiority of a particular race and its rights to dominance over others.’ Where are the examples among blacks in which they sought to assert their right to dominance over others because of a belief in black superiority?…Black Power is an affirmation of the humanity of blacks in spite of white racism. It says that only blacks really know the extent of white oppression, and thus only blacks are prepared to risk all to be free.” (Black Theology and Black Power, p. 14-16) 2) “All white men are responsible for white oppression. It is much too easy to say, “Racism is not my fault,” or “I am not responsible for the country’s inhumanity to the black man…But insofar as white do-gooders tolerate and sponsor racism in their educational institutions, their political, economic and social structures, their churches, and in every other aspect of American life, they are directly responsible for racism…Racism is possible because whites are indifferent to suffering and patient with cruelty. Karl Jaspers’ description of metaphysical guilt is pertinent here. ‘There exists among men, because they are men, a solidarity through which each shares responsibility for every injustice and every wrong committed in the world, and especially for crimes that are committed in his presence or of which he cannot be ignorant.’ ” (Black Theology and Black Power, p. 24) 3) Theologically, Malcolm X was not far wrong when he called the white man “the devil.” The white structure of this American society, personified in every racist, must be at least part of what the New Testament meant by the demonic forces.” (Black Theology and Black Power, pp. 39-41)
- – 1) “The black theologian must reject any conception of God which stifles black self-determination by picturing God as a God of all peoples. Either God is identified with the oppressed to the point that their experience becomes God’s experience, or God is a God of racism… (A Black Theology of Liberation, pp. 63-64) 2) “Black theology cannot accept a view of God which does not represent God as being for oppressed blacks and thus against white oppressors. Living in a world of white oppressors, blacks have no time for a neutral God. The brutalities are too great and the pain too severe, and this means we must know where God is and what God is doing in the revolution… What we need is the divine love as expressed in black power, which is the power of blacks to destroy their oppressors, here and now, by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject God’s love.” (A Black Theology of Liberation, p. 70)
uuummh…it’s difficult to respond to such ludicrousness. However, Spengler – a senior writer of the Asia Times Online – sums it up much better than I ever could with the article – The peculiar theology of black liberation:
Theologically, Cone’s argument is as silly as the “Aryan Christianity” popular in Nazi Germany, which claimed that Jesus was not a Jew at all but an Aryan Galilean, and that the Aryan race was the “chosen people”. Cone, Hopkins and Wright do not propose, of course, to put non-blacks in concentration camps or to conquer the world, but racially-based theology nonetheless is a greased chute to the nether regions.
Malcolm X said that Christianity was a “white man’s religion.” James Cone said that he was “not far wrong”, and it is clear that Cone was heavily influenced by Malcolm X. Cone claims that Jesus was black, and that the “task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community.”
“The first record of African slavery in Colonial America occurred in 1619.” A Dutch ship had fought with a Spanish ship, and won. The Spanish ship was headed to Mexico, with twenty slaves onboard, and the slaves became the property of the Dutch ship. The Dutch ship had been damaged in the battle, damaged again later by storms, and eventually ended up in Virginia. The slaves were traded to the few colonists there, in return for food and repairs.
Under The Pages section of this blog, I have a Page titled – Arab-Islam Slave Trade. It goes into more detail on the history of slavery, and points out the influence of Islam on slavery. Muslims had been dealing with African slavery centuries before the first African slave set foot in America. There had been many African Muslims in Africa…centuries before the first African slave set foot in America.
So far, in this post, Islam and Muslims have been mentioned quite a bit, e.g. the “…growing presence of Islam in the African-American community”, that American Muslims “claim that Christianity was imposed on blacks”, that Islam “was the original faith of African-Americans”, and that many black Americans seek to “explore their roots in Islam.” Malcolm X was a Muslim. Arab-Islam slavery started about the same time that Islam started…about fourteen centuries ago, and Arab-Islam slave trading had been around for a Thousand Years before any African slave set foot in America. Arab Muslims, African Muslims, and Africans captured millions of Africans in Africa and enslaved them.
Black Liberation Theologists blame “White America” for slavery, without even acknowledging the influence of Muslims on slavery. Reverend Leah D. Daughtry – Chief Executive Officer of the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee and Chief of Staff at the DNC – states that Black Liberation Theology “relies on the words of Malcolm X to make its religious arguments.” Reverend Leah D. Daughtry should know, since she preaches and promotes Black Liberation Theology! She also promotes REPARATIONS – “…in the fellowship hall, a banner for slavery reparations proclaimed, “They Owe Us.”” Slavery in America ended in 1865.
This “They” that the Reverend Leah D. Daughtry refers to is the same “They” that Obama referred to in one of his speeches:
And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Obama even adds “Them” and “Their” to his insult! Obama was involved in this racist Black Liberation Theology for twenty years. And, as we can now see, the Democratic Party is now filled with such racists.
After WW2 ended, there was a push for Civil Rights in America, a push to end the blatant white racism that existed. Black Americans had fought in that War, and upon their return from it, they naturedly wanted the Rights that they and other black Americans deserved. Malcolm Little (later became “Malcolm X”) avoided WW2 by telling the “examining officer that he could not wait to “kill some crackers.”” He bragged that he had just put on the “display” in order to avoid the draft. He later became a Muslim – Nation of Islam – and changed his name to Malcolm X.
The Civil Rights Movement in America is historically recorded as having occurred between 1954 to 1968. It was during these years that the Nation of Islam grew, the Black Panther Party and Black Power movement started, the Black Liberation Theology grew out of the National Committee of Negro Churchmen, and other such Black Supremacy groups gained power and influence.
By 1969, James Cone had written and had published his Black Theology and Black Power book, followed by A Black Theology of Liberation in 1970. The strong influence of Black Supremacy ideology can be seen throughout both of them.
– See also:
- James Hal Cone – He is currently the Charles Augustus Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York… The hermeneutic, or interpretive lens, for James Cone’s theology starts with the experience of African Americans, and the theological questions he brings from his own life… For Cone, the theologians he studied in graduate school did not provide meaningful answers to his questions… Cone writes, “What could Karl Barth possibly mean for black students who had come from the cotton fields of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, seeking to change the structure of their lives in a society that had defined black as non-being?”… Accordingly, his theology was heavily influenced by Malcolm X and the Black Power movement… His theology developed further in response to critiques by black women, leading Cone to consider gender issues more prominently and foster the development of womanist theology, and also in dialogue with Marxist analysis and the sociology of knowledge… Cone wrote his doctoral thesis on Karl Barth. His early books (Black Theology and Black Power and A Black Theology of Liberation) draw heavily on mainstream Protestant theologians such as Barth and Paul Tillich… Womanist theologians, such as Delores Williams, have critiqued James Cone for both male-centered language and for not including the experiences of black women in his sources… Williams argues that he still does not use the experiences of African-American women in his method, and therefore still needs to deal with the sexism of his work.
- Black separatism – Black separatism is a separatist political movement that seeks a separate homeland for black people. Parallel to white separatism, there also exists a similarly black separatist movement, particularly in the United States. Black separatists generally think that white people are racist oppressors of black people, and that black people cannot advance in a society dominated by white people. They believe the only solution is for black people to break away and create a separate society controlled by persons of African descent… The Nation of Islam calls, much more quietly, for an independent black state on American soil. Much more mainstream views within black separatism hold that black people would be better served by schools and businesses exclusively for black people, and by black local politicians and police. NOTE: Wanted integration…then wanted segregation, on their separatists’ demands!?!
- Marxism – Marxism is the political philosophy and practice derived from the work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Any political practice or theory that is based on an interpretation of the works of Marx and Engels may be called Marxism… : 1) a belief that capitalism is based on the exploitation of workers by the owners of the means of production. 2) a belief that people’s consciousness of the conditions of their lives reflects the dominant ideology which is in turn shaped by material conditions and relations of production. 3) an understanding of class in terms of differing relations of production, and as a particular position within such relations. 4) an understanding of material conditions and social relations as historically malleable. 5) a view of history according to which class struggle, the evolving conflict between classes with opposing interests, structures each historical period and drives historical change. 6) a belief that this dialectical historical process will ultimately result in a replacement of the current class structure of society with a system that manages society for the good of all, resulting in the dissolution of the class structure and its support (Base and Superstructure form a synthetic pair explicitly or implicitly common to all socialisms but due as such to Marx and Marxism where it serves to distinguish the essential basis of various social orders from various other formative and persisting social conditions.)… : Although Marx was intensely critical of institutionalized religion including Christianity, some Christians accepted the basic premises of Marxism and re-interpreted their faith from this perspective. Some of the resulting examples are liberation theology and black liberation theology. Black liberation theologian James Cone wrote in his book For My People that “for analyzing the structure of capitalism. Marxism as a tool of social analysis can disclose the gap between appearance and reality, and thereby help Christians to see how things really are.” NOTE: Black Liberation Theology is not only based on Islamism, but also Marxism. Its agenda is to divide America through class warfare, and then destroy America through the ideologies of Islam and Communism. We all know what Islamism is about (Sharia Law), and also know that societies built upon Communism fail. The Democratic Party is filled with these racist anti-America morons.
- Liberation theology – Liberation theology is a school of theology within Christianity, particularly in the Roman Catholic Church… Therefore, these theologians use sociology and economics sciences to understand poverty, since they considered poverty was the source of sin. In the sixties, when they started this line of thought, social sciences in Latin America and Europe were dominated by Marxist activism and methodologies derived from historical materialism, which influenced the development of Liberation theology. They then read the Bible from the new perspective and developed the ethical consequences that led many of them to an active participation in the political life, and to focus on Jesus Christ as not only the Redeemer but also the Liberator of the oppressed… It is often cited as a form of Christian socialism, and it has enjoyed widespread influence in Latin America… In essence, liberation theology explores the possibility to fight against poverty by suppressing its source, which is sin… There is a notion amongst some academics that Latin American Liberation Theology has had its day, a dream killed off by the Nicaraguan and Salvadoran revolutions, the 1989 demise of socialism and the “end of history” claims of the champions of capitalism. However, in a very interesting new study, Ivan Petrella proves this to be an ill-conceived notion, and shows that this theology can be reinvented to bring its preferential option for the poor into the real world… Doing so will entail the rejection of these theologians’ unitary concepts of a despised and rejected capitalism and a canonized and accepted socialism. Heavy dose of Marxism with a ‘sprinkle’ of Christianity on top. Communism does not work…simple as that. BTW, I am not a member of any organized religion, and totally reject the Abrahamic Religions.
- Louis Farrakhan – Louis Farrakhan (born Louis Eugene Walcott), is the Supreme Minister of the Nation of Islam (NOI) as the National Representative of Elijah Muhammad… He joined the Nation of Islam in July of 1955… He later became close friends with and a protégé of Malcolm X… After joining the Nation of Islam, Farrakhan quickly rose through the ranks to become Minister of the Nation of Islam’s Boston Mosque… In 1977, after wrestling with the changes and consequent dismantling of the NOI structure by Warith Deen Muhammad, Farrakhan walked away from the movement… In 1978 with no public notice, Farrakhan and a small number of supporters privately decided to rebuild the original Nation of Islam upon the foundation established by Wallace Fard Muhammad and Elijah Muhammad… In comments regarding the destruction of large parts of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Louis Farrakhan stated that there was a 25-foot hole under one of the key levees that failed, and implied that the levee’s destruction was a deliberate attempt to wipe out the population of largely black sections within the city (Yes, he is a ‘Race Baiter’)… These accusations, however, are countered by many experts, including the Independent Levee Investigation Team from the University of California, Berkeley… Farrakhan has been the center of much controversy, and critics claim that some of his views and comments have been racist or homophobic… Farrakhan has been accused of calling Judaism a “gutter religion”… An article in the NOI’s periodical, Final Call, has responded by claiming that Farrakhan instead used the expression “dirty religion”… Here’s a transcript of what he said – Toward the end of that portion of his speech that was recorded, Mr. Farrakhan said: “Now that nation called Israel never has had any peace in 40 years and she will never have any peace because there can be no peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying and deceit and using the name of God to shield your gutter religion under His holy and righteous name.”… At an NOI-sponsored event in February 2006, Farrakhan provoked accusations of racism in Illinois by stating that “These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood. It’s the wicked Jews, the false Jews that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality, and Zionists have manipulated Bush and the American government on the war in Iraq”… Farrakhan’s Vision Experience: On October 24, 1989, at a Washington, DC. press conference, Louis Farrakhan described a 1985 vision he had while in Mexico. In his vision, he said he was carried up to “a Wheel, or what you call an unidentified flying object” to a “human built planet” known as the “Mother Wheel” as referenced in the Bible’s Book of Ezekiel 1:15-18. During this Vision experience he said he heard the voice of Elijah Muhammad informing him that the President was planning a war and instructed him to “announce their plan and say to the world that you got the information from me, Elijah Muhammad, on the Wheel.”… Race: Louis Farrakhan made several controversial statements about race, including “White people are potential humans — they haven’t evolved yet” in March 2000… “Pan Africanism” ( Pan-Africanism is a sociopolitical world view, and philosophy, as well as a movement, which seeks to unify both native Africans and those of the African diaspora, as part of a “global African community”.) In 2002 Louis Farrakhan went to Zimbabwe in support of the quasi-Marxist dictatorial President Robert Mugabe‘s intentions to enforce proposed illegal seizures of white owned land and property (That’s worked out real well…and, most already know of Mugabe’s history)… Malcolm X’s death: (Nation of Islam members assassination Malcolm X) After a May 2000 CBS 60 Minutes interview which aired on Sunday May 14, 2000, CBS Evening News, Farrakhan said that his “incendiary rhetoric played a role in the 1965 assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X.”… Other controversial quotes: Farrakhan has referred to Jews, Palestinian Arabs, Koreans, and Vietnamese collectively as “bloodsuckers” and maintains that “Murder and lying comes easy for white people.”… “Cokely spoke the truth” and Jews protested “because the truth hurts. I know this man Cokely. I know if he said it, he got the stuff to back it up.” — Chicago Sun Times, May 10, 1988, concerning statements by Chicago Black activist and former municipal official Steve Cokely asserting that Jews engaged in an international conspiracy to take over the world, and that Jewish doctors deliberately injected black children with the AIDS virus… NOTE: ?!? Rev. Wright said the American government did it…‘Who done it?!’ Many African-Americans claim that “it’s impossible for blacks to be racists”, but Farrakhan is clearly a racist, and probably a murderer also.
- Jeremiah Wright – Wright’s beliefs and manner of preaching were scrutinized when segments from his sermons were publicized in connection with presidential campaign of Barack Obama. (Obama had followed the same “beliefs” for 20-years, i.e. the Black Liberation Theology dogma. How Wright delivered the message is not important, it is the MESSAGE that is key here.)… To explain more fully his actual positions on these issues, Wright gave a speech before the NAACP on April 27, 2008, in which he stressed that he was not “divisive”, but “descriptive”, and that the black church experience, like black culture, was “different” but not “deficient”. (In that speech, Wright explains – “European and European-American children have a left brained cognitive object oriented learning style…Left brain is logical and analytical. African and African-American children have a different way of learning. They are right brained, subject oriented in their learning style. Right brain that means creative and intuitive. Subject oriented means they learn from a subject, not an object.” If a white person said something like that, Wright would call that white person a racist…a racist who was saying that brains are different in black children and white children.) Wright, who began the “Ministers in Training” (“M.I.T.”) program at Trinity United Church of Christ, has been a national leader in promoting theological education and the preparation of seminarians for the African-American church. The church’s mission statement is based upon systematized Black liberation theology that started with the works of James Hal Cone. Barack Obama, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President, first met Wright and joined his church in the 1980s, while he was working as a community organizer in Chicago before attending Harvard Law School… Wright officiated at the wedding ceremony of Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as their children’s baptism. The title of Obama’s memoir, The Audacity of Hope, was inspired by one of Wright’s sermons. NOTE: Again, Obama spent 20-years with Wright, and as a member of TUCC. Obama knew the message of the Black Liberation Theology…a racist message! Wright was just the messenger. Obama’s Farrakhan Test – Barack Obama is a member of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ. Its minister, and Obama’s spiritual adviser, is the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. In 1982, the church launched Trumpet Newsmagazine, with Wright’s daughters now serving as publisher and executive editor. Every year, the magazine makes awards in various categories. Last year, it gave the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award to a man it said “truly epitomized greatness.” That man is Louis Farrakhan.
- Malcolm X – Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little), was an American Black Muslim minister and a spokesman for the Nation of Islam. After leaving the Nation of Islam in 1964, he made the pilgrimage, the Hajj, to Mecca and became a Sunni Muslim. He also founded the Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. Less than a year later, he was assassinated in Washington Heights on the first day of National Brotherhood Week. (Malcolm X did mellow his hatred of whites after he returned from Mecca; however, that came after he was tossed/left the NOI, and he was assassinated in 1965.) In September 1960, as a prominent member of a Harlem-based welcoming committee made up of community leaders, Malcolm X met with Fidel Castro during Castro’s visit to the United Nations in New York… In early 1963, Malcolm X started collaborating with Alex Haley on The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The book was not finished when he was assassinated in 1965. Writing after his break from the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X said in the Autobiography that one reason for the separation was growing tension between him and Elijah Muhammad because of his dismay about rumors of Muhammad’s extramarital affairs with young secretaries… When asked for a comment about the assassination of President Kennedy in November 1963, Malcolm X said that it was a case of “the chickens coming home to roost.” He added that “Chickens coming home to roost never made me sad. It only made me glad.” ( Rev. Jeremiah Wright made a similar statement about the attacks of September 11, 2001…that U.S. terrorism had precipitated Al-Qaeda’s attack, and that – “America’s Chickens are Coming Home to Roost”. Wright said that, in front of his congregation, in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001. Was Obama in attendance?) On April 19, Malcolm X completed the Hajj, making the seven circuits around the Kaaba, drinking from the Zamzam Well and running between the hills of Safah and Marwah seven times. According to the Autobiography, this trip allowed him to see Muslims of different races interacting as equals. He came to believe that Islam could transcend racial problems.
- Demagogy – Demagogy (also demagoguery) refers to a political strategy for obtaining and gaining political power by appealing to the popular prejudices, emotions, fears and expectations of the public — typically via impassioned rhetoric and propaganda, and often using nationalist or populist themes. The early 20th century American social critic and humorist H. L. Mencken, known for his “definitions” of terms, defined a demagogue as “one who will preach doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.” Though this definition emphasizes the use of lying and falsehoods, skilled demagogues often need to use only special emphasis by which an uncritical listener will be led to draw the desired conclusion themselves. Moreover, a demagogue may well believe his or her own arguments (for example, there are good reasons to assume that Adolf Hitler – certainly one of the most successful demagogues in history – sincerely believed his own anti-Jewish diatribes.) … Hitler indeed would become regarded as perhaps the epitome of a demagogue, having successfully risen to power through appeals to the ethnic and nationalistic prejudices and vanities of the German people. NOTE: Demagoguery certainly describes both the Black Liberation Theology and especially the Democratic Party! Interesting, I just covered four “skilled demagogues”…
- Hermeneutics – Hermeneutics may be described as the development and study of theories of the interpretation and understanding of texts. In contemporary usage in religious studies, hermeneutics refers to the study of the interpretation of religious texts. NOTE: James Cone used hermeneutics to interpret certain biblical scriptures, in order to get his own message across, and in an effort to give some ‘biblical authority’ to his Black Liberation Theology dogma.
Black Liberation Theology is all about seeking out the sadness, popular prejudices, feelings of helplessness, emotions, fears, etc. that exist – to varying degrees – in all humans, and to then “redirect them into rage and hatred” at the perceived enemy through demagoguery and/or a Demagog like Rev. Wright, Adolf Hitler, Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Otis Moss (Rev. Wright’s “trained successor”), Malcolm X, James Cone, Rev. Leah Daughtry, and/or Barack Obama.
Those who have been following this story are now well aware of Rev. Wright’s ridiculous and racist statements, his charade of a race-baiting career, his relationship with Col. Qaddafi in Libya, his honoring the likes of Louis Farrakhan, and, coincidentally, his close personal friendship with Sen. Obama. The pastor married Obama to his wife Michelle, baptized Obama’s two daughters, inspired the title of Obama’s book, was part of Obama’s “African American Religious Leadership Committee”, and, until this controversy, donned the candidate’s website as a testament to the senator’s history of working with the “grass roots” of urban Chicago.
For some two decades, Obama sat in the pews of Chicago’s Trinity United Church as the recently retired Wright preached a radically sectarian “Afro-centric” doctrine of black separatism. In the interim, Rev. Wright screeched, just days after the crater in lower Manhattan, that the burned ash and crushed bodies under the rubble of the World Trade Center was a case of “America’s chickens… coming home to roost.” He would go on to assert that “white America,” or the “U.S. of KKK A,” infected “people of color” with syphilis and the HIV virus “as a means of genocide,” and would periodically wail “God damn America” amongst other ludicrous banalities and anti-white epithets.
… Sen. Obama equated Rev. Wright’s envenom, propagation of hate, and decades of inflammatory tirades to 10,000 parishioners to the occasional bigoted sneer by his white grandmother –– whom he later called “a typical white person.”
… Nobody expects Sen. Obama to end his personal friendship with Rev. Wright. All we ask is to be spoken to like adults and to be told the truth. If it is true that Sen. Obama never attended any of these hate speeches, we would like to know if the senator was or was not aware of Wright’s tendencies and idiosyncrasies? If not, why not? Is that the kind of aloofness Americans deserve in our chief executive?
And if it happens to be the case that Obama did attend one of these particular sermons, or many of them, as he later seemed to admit, then why did the senator first tell us otherwise? Did the senator feel ill at ease sitting there listening to such filth, and if so, how come he did not politely excuse himself from the pew and leave? Or was he jumping around, laughing, and lap-slapping, as well, like the rest of the parishioners?
We would be curious as to know why Obama let his daughters, who were baptized by Wright, frequent a house of black liberation theology, having vile nonsense “inculcated” into their ears.
For Barack and Michelle Obama, the biggest blind spot is Ego Tripping — the temptations of boastful grandiosity. It’s Obama’s need to be seen as Jesus Christ Superstar. They have to “remake the world,” “stop the rise of the oceans,” “we are the change we’ve been waiting for.” The Obamas keep getting drawn into that blind spot, even when it’s not smart politically. Arrogance is their Achilles’ heel.
… One of the deep perversities of Leftist ideology is to seek out those sad and helpless feelings we all encounter and reinforce them, so that the worst emotions begin to dominate the lives of Leftists. That’s what “Black Liberation Theology” is all about. It aims to take feelings of inferiority and redirect them into rage and hatred at the enemy, real or imagined. The new pastor of Obama’s Trinity United Church, Rev. Otis Moss IV teaches his congregation that:
“Blacks had a skin disease. They had a skin disease. They had a skin disease. The lepers lived in a ghetto leper colony. The lepers were segregated from everybody else. … Even though they were trying to destroy you, they end up blessing this small congregation of people with a skin condition.”
… Talk to any teenager cursed with pimples, and you can see how it hurts. The Rev. Moss is the trained successor to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and this is standard BLT.
“You can’t make me do nothing but die! That is the key to an understanding of Black Power. Any advice from whites to blacks on how to deal with white oppression is automatically under suspicion as a clever device to further enslavement.”
The above words come from Dr. James H. Cone’s book Black Theology and Black Power. When Reverend Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United Church of Christ appeared on FOX News’ Hannity and Colmes he asked Sean Hannity, “How many books by Cone have you read?” He implied that Hannity had no right to question him on a subject which Hannity was not informed. Having read the first of Dr. Cone’s books allows this author to question black liberation theology in light of Black Power. Although it will be denied by black liberation theologians, Dr. Cone’s teaching points to separatism regardless the statements of Jeremiah Wright. Black liberation theology is a racist theology.
… After reading Dr. Cone’s Black Theology and Black Power it is easy to understand how Reverend Jeremiah Wright could preach the caustic messages he preached; it fits perfectly with Black Theology. The only question left unanswered is how much of this theology stuck with Barack Obama after sitting under this teaching for nearly twenty years.
The Democratic Party uses black Demagogs and their black American supporters as a weapon against Republicans in order to stay in power, and to also gain more power. Having the Rev. Wright removed from the political scene had nothing to do with Wright being a racist, the party was merely trying to insulate Obama from Wright, and also attempting to have the actual message of Black Liberation Theology ‘d-i-s-a-p-p-e-a-r’…a move that was aided by the silence of MSM on the issue. The Black Liberation Theology is nothing more than a black version of the Ku Klux Klan, but in this case it’s about Black Supremacy and Black Separatism instead of the Klan’s white versions! Rev. Wright’s programs received Federal Grants (in some cases through Obama), and the TUCC was considered to be a church so it was declared a tax exempt “religious organization.”