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Message Mark A. Goldman

Barack Obama has finally done it.  Obama now claims that statements by Reverend Wright “rightly offend all Americans and should be denounced.”

Well Reverend Wright’s comments don’t offend me.  I would have found them refreshing had his answers and demeanor been less defensive during the question and answer period at the Press Club.  What I do find disappointing though is Obama’s inability to deal with the issues raised.  He’s afraid that telling the truth will lose him the election.  Maybe it would.  But now we all can see, that for him, winning the election is more important than telling the truth.

Winning the election is more important than telling the truth for the other two front- runners too.  That’s why none of them are qualified to be President of the United States. 

Certainly reconciliation between different ethnic groups or any other kinds of groups cannot happen without all parties recognizing and eventually taking responsibility for uncomfortable truths on all sides of any relevant issue.   Obama spoke eloquently about race earlier in his campaign but was unable to do the same with these new issues raised by Rev. Wright, and that's too bad.  Instead of facing them, he ran for cover behind mainstream illusions.

We should be thankful that Americans are getting the opportunity to see these candidates for who they are now, in terms of their state of consciousness and how they deal with problems, rather than after the election. 

McCain who claimed he was against torture, is no longer bothered by the reality of torture as long as he can point to his name being on a piece of empty legislation that offers the illusion that he deeply cares.  He has no problem with Bush’s signing statements, public statements, policies of unending torture, or any of the many other Bush administration abuses of the Constitution.

Clinton’s level of intellectual integrity comes through loud and clear as she attacks Obama for associating with the good Reverend, so we know from just this issue, which is one among many, that she is just another Bush light when it comes to telling the American people the truth as to why this country is in the mess we're in.  In all fairness, she appears not to have any idea why we are in the mess we’re in, or what part failing to tell the truth plays in the decline of America's place in the world.

So now it is ever more clear that there is no hope at all among the leading three candidates that any one of them has the courage, the consciousness, or the capacity to lead this country out of its quagmire.

What we need are citizen leaders and leaders in government who have a high degree of moral courage and intellectual integrity.  Where are they?  AWOL.

I’ve not read up on specifically why Reverend Wright charges that the US government has or had a direct role in spreading AIDS in the Black community, but knowing what I know about other atrocities committed by our government, I would trust Reverend Wright now before I would trust any of the three leading candidates to talk about it.

And there’s no doubt at all in my mind that the good Reverend was dead on correct when he said that the attack on the World Trade Center was a case of chickens coming home to roost.   For Obama to attack Wright for telling the truth… calling Wright’s comments ridiculous and offensive is in itself a bit ridiculous and offensive. 

I suppose Obama agrees with Bush that we were attacked because of our freedoms and democracy.  How Bush’s nonsensical statements can be spoken in public and accepted by the media and other institutions, or believed by the American people, just shows you how much of our national honor and integrity has been shoved down those American rat holes called greed, hypocrisy, hubris, stupidity, and treason.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright in his own words:

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Mark A. Goldman is an author, financial planner and was a candidate for president of the United States in 2008 and 2012. His new book called "Starting Over" is available for download free as a pdf file at this address: (more...)

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