Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday's Sermon

Seriously now, Anne Speckhard PhD and her phony mates in the 'counter-terrorism' business wouldn't know terrorism if it hit them in the face.

One American who does is my all-time favourite preacher, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Wright delivered the following sermon on Sunday, September 16, 2001, just 5 days after the terror bombings of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11. Imagine how much longer it'd be if he were delivering it today:

"Violence begets violence. Hatred begets hatred. And terrorism begets terrorism.

"A white man said that y'all, not a black militant - Ambassador to Iraq, Edward Peck. 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.

"He pointed out, a white man, an ambassador, he pointed out that what Malcolm X said when he got silenced by Elijah Mohammad was in fact true - America's chickens are coming home to roost.

"We took this country by terror away from the Sioux, the Apache, the Arawak, the Comanche, the Arapaho, the Navajo. Terrorism!

"We took Africans 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 teenagers 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 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 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."

[*Psalm 137,9]


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately Macolm X's actual words were something like "Chickens coming home to roost never make me sad, they always make me glad". Reflects the wording of a traditional saying, but an unpleasant sentiment in that context. To take joy in the suffering of another, even an oppressor, is not unusual, but seems to me de-humanising.

MERC said...

I don't see any joy in it, just a recognition that, if you dish it out, don't be surprised if there's a backlash of some sort.