Barack Obama 1995: Reverend Wright Represents the Best that the Black Church has to Offer

You’ve probably already seen the videos of Reverend Wright saying “G-D Damn America!” “Ameri- KKK- A!” and in one of his worst rants blaming 9/11 on the US with his “chickens coming home to roost” statement. You’ve also seen Presidential Candidate Obama separate himself from him – but that was only because he needed to do so to run for president. Here’s a 1995 interview where you can see him extolling the virtue of Wright, ending by saying “Reverend Wright represents the best that the black church has to offer.” Is there any doubt that if McCain had a similar racist, america hating preacher that he would have been out of the race long ago?

In it you can also hear him talking about black liberation theology – he clearly understands what it is and the divisive nature of the marxification of black churches. All his protestations and genuflections to moderation, his dodges and his deflections are blown away by this interview. Indeed, you can hear him saying a similar thing to those that Reverend Wright did here.

This was 13 years before Barack conveniently condemned Wright and left his church. Black liberation theology is part of Barack’s identity, and like all identity movements based on race, tribe, or religion there is a large dose of hate for the “other”. This is racism writ large, and the black identity movement is no better than any of the other identity purist ideologies that I’ve bashed here in the past.