Whites, Cops and Black Theology
While Obama has been very effective in politically distancing himself from Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the man – it is not so easy to distance his behavior and expressed beliefs from the teachings of Wright and of James H. Cone’s Black Liberation Theology. Remember the statement attributed to Obama’s friend “Marcus” in his first book Dreams from My Father?
“They had no reason to stop me. No reason ‘cept I was walking in a white neighborhood. Made me spread-eagle against the car. One of ‘em pulled out his piece. I didn’t let ‘em scare me, though. That’s what gets these storm troopers off, seeing fear in a black man.” [i]
Recall Obama’s view of the slave trade?
“…the moment white men, themselves spurred on by their own fears of inconsequence, had landed on Africa’s shores, bringing with them their guns and blind hunger, to drag away the conquered in chains.” [ii]
Here are the words of James H. Cone, on whose Black Liberation Theology, Jeremiah Wright based his Church teachings – teachings embraced by Obama for at least 16 years of his life:
“….blacks are beaten at will by policemen as a means of protecting the latter’s ego superiority as well as that of the larger white middle class.”[iii]
[i] Ibid, 101
[ii] Ibid, 277
[iii] James H. Cone, (Maryknoll, NY, 1989, Orbis Books), Black Theology & Black Power, 25
- Black Liberation Theology and Obama – What’s Behind the Words? (ourfree50.com)
- Glenn Beck: Obama – Black Liberation Theology Part 2 (notyrants.blogspot.com)
- Glenn Beck: Obama – Black Liberation Theology 1 (notyrants.blogspot.com)