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Friday, February 6, 2015

Here's the truth that President Obama spoke at that prayer breakfast...


...that turned the hate-cultists into a writhing coil of hissing cobras:

"So how do we, as people of faith, reconcile these realities -- the profound good, the strength, the tenacity, the compassion and love that can flow from all of our faiths, operating alongside those who seek to hijack religious for their own murderous ends? 

Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.  In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ."

There is not one word in those statements that is not true.  Perhaps the loudest howls are coming from those who do not wish to look at their own recent past to see the truth.  And it is true that Christian Klansmen tortured, burned, and murdered men, women, and children because of the color of their skin.  And this happened in our recent past, as recent as 1981, not hundreds of years ago.

Here's a reaction from a particularly choleric baboon that a commenter brought to my attention:

"obama Hates America, obama Hates Christianity, obama Hates civilized countries by all of my observations. Everyone who obammy has surrounded himself with, jarret, holder, positions of power – all Hate America and the American Way. It seems obvious to me." 

It seems obvious to me that the person who dropped that pile of witheringly vapid asininity on a blog is in desperate need of his binky.

The entire speech is HERE, and there isn't anything in it that disrespects Christians or Christianity. The problem seems to be with the hate-cultists who can't stop themselves from acting like damn fools any time Mr. Obama has anything to say.

I read the entire speech.  The howler monkeys either have their heads up a lead pipe or just can't handle the truth.


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C. Johnson the 3rd said...

One of the bright lites on the right called citing our recent history "hashin' up the past."

So the last murder by a Klansman in 1981 is "hashin' up the past?" I forget those people believe anything that happened two weeks ago is "the past," so fuggetabouddit! Their brains can't go back any further than that.

Anonymous said...

They don't want to be reminded that all religions are capable of atrocities. They haven't the capacity to think in complex ways. Pity them more than hate them. They're limited.

Doctor Tomato said...

0h how horrible of Obama! Going back all those years. Doesn't he know that history starts the moment after whatever it is we did wrong? Besides, when was the last time some Christians blew up a church and killed a couple of toddlers. or sicced dogs on people, or killed them and buried them in a bog, or dragged them by the neck behind a truck, or hung them from a tree?

The day Obama won re-election, I started stocking up on popcorn because I knew things were going to get real. With no more elections to win, the president has decided it was time to teach these right wing racist morons a lesson. So he is taking every opportunity to stick his thumb in their eyes just to hear them squeal. And at the same time, say some things that a lot of us need to be said in a forum where they can't be ignored of buried.

I think one of the biggest problems with America is that we have a certain demographic in this country that ia allowed to ignore reality because collectively, they are able to largely escape the consequences of their actions. They are free too harm others with little fear of repercussions in the short term. then when it catches up with them, they play the offended victim and cry like babies.

I think Obama is as tired of this schick as I am and has decided to give them something to cry about.

Good for him; good for the country.

Dave Miller said...

In their rush to condemn Pres Obama, the critics misunderstood the whole point of what he was saying.

Quoting Jesus, he simply said "Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone."

We saw how that went over with the Pharisee's of both his day, and ours.

Anonymous said...

Our President is doing what he does best - teaching. Recently read his CV - didn't know one of his classes he taught at Harvard Law was on the Constitution. Aside from the fact I'm prejudiced in his favor (he's left handed - we stick together) he is exactly what our country needs right now.

I can't eat popcorn, but ooo boy am I enjoying the show.


Anonymous said...

PS - I'm not over the burning of the Library of Alexandria. LOL I guess time is relative.

Les Carpenter said...

Dave, wilful misunderstanding?

Shaw Kenawe said...

C.J. I don't think it's about not remembering the past. I think it's about their not WANTING to remember the past.

@Anonymous 7:34, they're willfully limited.

R.O.F., as soon as Obama refers to anything shameful in our history, the howler monkeys scream TRAITOR! Mature people acknowledge shameful history and do what is necessary to never repeat it. The right wingers don't want to be reminded, then, they think, it will never happen again.

Dave, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." That subtle reminder flew over their heads and hit a brick wall.

c. Yes, president Obama was trying to remind (or teach) us about our recent past. To the infantile right wingers, this is TREASON! Perhaps if they sprinkle some Reagan over our recent past, it won't have such an odor?

RN, I think it IS willful misunderstanding--another occasion to trash the president. Cabbagetool chimed in on the misunderstanding and missed the point completely. But he had a chance to trash Obama again.

Infidel753 said...

Anon: PS - I'm not over the burning of the Library of Alexandria.

Seriously, neither am I.

The right wing these days seems to be caught up in a weird form of -- solipsism, deconstructionism, I'm not sure what to call it -- in which objective truth and reality don't exist or don't matter, and only the correct attitude matters. Whether global warming is real, or what the Crusaders and the KKK actually did an why, doesn't matter -- all that matters is taking the right stance about it, choosing the right side. They don't care whether the evidence supports what Obama said. They only care that by saying it he showed once again that he's on the wrong side.

This was adumbrated by the notorious quote attributed to Karl Rove about conservatives having the power to create their own reality. It's a disturbing and dangerous trend.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Infidel753, it's all about the narrative the crazies on the right have created to soothe their hurt feelings over Mr. Obama having been elected twice.

Of course history will prove the Tea-Pee-ers wrong because their complaints are based on childish emotions toward Mr. Obama, not facts.