"God damn America": saying it out loud is scary, writing it is even scarier. I think Rev. Wright had every right to say it, and given the context that he put it in, I think he was clearly justified. I don't understand why more of the so-called fourth estate didn't do more thoughtful analysis of the sermon. I hate to say this, but Greta Van Susteren from Fox did a better job when she questioned Rev. Al Sharpton on her show. What surprises me even more is that more priests, and ministers haven't been more vocal on this illegal Iraq war. The only other voice on the subject seems to have been Arundhati Roy and the Riverside Church.
We seem to think that if we can say, true or not, that we didn't vote for this war, we are innocent of all the deaths of civilians and soldiers. I don't think that is correct, regardless of party affiliation. We will be held accountable as, a country, by history like the Germans were held accountable, as a country, for the Second World War and the millions of people that Germany murdered. Empires sow the seeds of their own destruction, no matter how well intended they may be.
James L. Pinette
Mar 27 2008 - 2:57pm