I am completely saddened by the horrendous coverage of Rev. Wright’s sermon. Let me be clear. The tone used by Wright is vitriolic, non-inviting, and caustic. That said, most of what he said in the sermons are hard to stomach, however true. You must listen to the entire sermon in context. You can view some of the offending sermons at http://www.PoliticalTruths.info.
Our government and many of our people as well as many other countries have done horrendous things to our own people and to people around the world. Unfortunately we never get real coverage of many of these sins.
• 10,000 Panamanians killed in Panama to capture Manuel Antonio Noriega and reported in the USA as 1000. They "had to die" because Noriega was purported to be selling drugs to us and harassing US citizens in Panama.
• Hundreds of thousands bombed and killed in Iraq to "liberate" them.
• The 9th ward in New Orleans still decimated after nearly 3 years, while Bear Stearns and many other corrupt businesses are bailed out by the government.
If it is that this was entirely in our past, then rehashing it is not productive. However, the fact is that by ignoring these day after day, year after year, decade after decade, we do not do justice to our country.
Pointing out our faults and sins does not make us unpatriotic. In fact real patriots would in fact point out our sins as we can only become a better country if we become cognizant of them and make changes to become better.
God damn all our sins.