November 02, 2009

"Land of the Greed and Home of the Slave."

Jeremiah Wright, Obama's mentor of two decades, speaks:

A new video of Jeremiah Wright has surfaced, showing Barack Obama's pastor of 20 years praising Marxism and discussing his ties to communists in El Salvador and Nicaragua and the Libyan government. Equally important, Wright is being introduced in the video by Robert W. McChesney, co-founder of Free Press, an organization which has come under scrutiny for its links to the Obama Administration and dedication to the transformation and control of the private media in the U.S.

In an article in the socialist Monthly Review, "Journalism, Democracy, and Class Struggle," McChesney declared, "Our job is to make media reform part of our broader struggle for democracy, social justice, and, dare we say it, socialism."

In the video, which captures Wright's appearance at a September 17, 2009, anniversary celebration of Monthly Review, Wright said that while the "corporate media" provide a "binary lens" of the world, in such terms as "communist versus Christian," Monthly Review offers what it calls "no-nonsense Marxism."

He added: "You dispel all the negative images we have been programmed to conjure up with just the mention of that word socialism or Marxism."

He called America "land of the greed and home of the slave."

It's a nice Republic we have, if we can keep it.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 2, 2009 05:38 PM

Holy crap!

Posted by: Brad at November 2, 2009 06:55 PM

What a waste of O2.

Posted by: Marc at November 2, 2009 08:01 PM

"land of the greed and home of the slave.".....

nice to know he has the same opinion of Ear Leader's administration as i do.....

what a scumbag.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 3, 2009 10:24 AM

What is Reverend Wrong's point if any. Greed is a nature part of the human condition. We are all greedy. Last time I checked the Reverend was living in a million dollar house. He sure has never taken a vow of poverty.

If there were such thing as a true Marxist and the Reverend Wrong were one, he'd have twenty poor Chicago families living in his former house.

As for Slavery, the Reverend would be better served condemning slavery where is still exists today and not were is was abolished one hundred forty years ago.

Posted by: DavidL at November 3, 2009 11:31 AM