Moyers is brilliant as usual.
I was disappointed on several fronts with all this stuff. I was disappointed that Wright’s comment to Moyers, about Obama “doing what politicians do” , which was not something I initially took as a negative (because I agreed with him on that) was something at which Obama took great offense, feeling that would call into question his sincerity. But Obama does have a problem here as a politician. It is impermissible for anyone who wants to win a presidential election to have his “patriotism questioned”, and so any and all “slurs on America” have to be rejected, and so it would place great doubt in the “minds of the electorate” if a candidate were to attempt to “defend” or “explain” such “blasphemy” against the Republic.
Then Wright went on from Moyers and “acted out” for audiences in two subsequent appearances.
The whole thing makes me sick about the idolatry of nation in this country, and among the people of the church in America, and also the impossibility of the task of avoiding the “guilt by association”, or even less possible, any understanding/acceptance of how church trumps politics, and nation. I’m not even so sure that it does for Obama either, if he were being “other” than a politician.
I am not a “believer” in Obama bringing any “change I can believe in”. I just want some change from the carrying out of nationhood that does NOT believe in what present administration has tried or wants to try. They’ve clearly sidetracked this country in disastrous ways, in just about every area onto which they have put their grubby, elite, money sucking paws.