Thursday, 18 June 2009

Blessed are those who bash your Children's head against a rock

When i was researching Dälek's new album Gutter Tactics i stumbled across Jeremiah Wright's full speech that the two hip hop artists had used to center the album's introduction.

It struck a chord with me. I'm not rigorously anti-American, i'm not rigourously anti-Religion, I never set out to cause meaningless offense over meaningless prejudice, I just like to question what is force fed to me. To quote René Descartes - 'I think therefore I am', but perhaps in this case we should expand on that. 'I question therefore I am' sounds better suited.

In a sermon delivered shortly after the September 11 attacks in 2001, Wright made comments about an interview of former U.S. Ambassador Edward Peck he saw on Fox News. Wright said:

"I heard Ambassador Peck on an interview yesterday. Did anybody else see him or hear him? He was on Fox News. This is a white man, and he was upsetting the Fox News commentators to no end. He pointed out — did you see him, John? — a white man, he pointed out, ambassador, that what Malcolm X said when he got silenced by Elijah Muhammad was in fact true — America's chickens are coming home to roost.."

"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... and now we are indignant, because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought back into our own front yards. 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 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 Gadhaffi’s home and killed his child. Blessed are they who bash your children’s head against a rock! We bombed Iraq. We killed unarmed civilians trying to make a living. We bombed a plant in Sudan to payback for the attack on our embassy. Killed hundreds of hard-working people; mothers and fathers who left home to go that day, not knowing that they would 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, America’s chickens are coming home to roost!"

Everyone, every Tom, Dick & Harry has got something to say concerning global affairs. Everyone who's unemployed, every housewife, every Mick from down every pub and until God tells us otherwise it's our right. I'm just glad there are people still around who are able to do it so damn eloquently.

Barack Obama & Jeremiah Wright


  1. I'd never heard that before, I'll have to do some reading up on that guy, he sounds more than a little interesting.

    I rather enjoy your blog, great writing - makes for some nice reading.


  2. Thanks very much, you should write on yours more i'd be interested to read.