America has always had a problem with Black preachers. Here is why: American is a world power and the truth is that no nation becomes a great power without leaving a string of evil acts in its wake. The blood shed by the powerful attracts the attention of the Greek Furies who, in unguarded moments, sink their teeth into the souls of the nation until it is driven insane.
For a country like America, it is imperative that a fantasy bubble be firmly in place as protection against these Furies. It is a bubble that seals out the rancid smell of rotting viscera and deadens the cries of the broken and the oppressed. Within this bubble, Americans are able to entertain the illusion that we are benevolent citizens of a benevolent republic that cares only about spreading benevolent ideals to the world.
The trouble with Black preachers is that they are constantly trying to pop this bubble and leave us exposed to the wrath of the Furies. The fact that Black preachers can preach circles around White preachers doesn’t help.
The Black preacher is the prophet who stands outside the walls of the city and enumerates the sins of the King within. He discomforts and disturbs with his belief that the church should be an institution that acts into the world.
Black preachers simply do not understand that organized religion exists to numb and soothe. The purpose of the sermon is not to enflame and inspire, but to allow the listener to sink into a grey haze of indifference and inattention. Church is a place to be seen and not a place to worship.
Martin Luther King was the prototype of the trouble-making Black preacher. The disruption and discord he created with his inflammatory sermons let loose the full fury of the Furies on an unsuspecting White America. It set into motion a era of disorder and upset that was only quelled when White America began jailing as many Black youths as it could get its hands on.
Now we have another Black preacher trying to pop America’s complacent bubble, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barak Obama’s minister. Here is a preacher trying to create turmoil and discord by telling the truth. As soon as the truth raises its head, the Furies raise theirs, which is why the truth must not only be suppressed, it must be destroyed.
Here we have a preacher proclaiming that, “We have no right to take a life!” I ask you, George, how in the fuck can you run an empire without a little collateral damage?
Then there are his disturbing claims that racism is alive and well in America. What nonsense! Blacks live in impoverished ghettos because they want to. America is a land of equal opportunity for all those born into the right families with the right connections and with the ability to kiss the right asses.
Well, thank God your employees on The New York Times know how to handle him. They printed an article on the front page about Wright’s appearance before the National Press Club in Washington. In it, they reduced Wright to a publicity-seeking buffoon, not to be taken seriously. You can always count on the Times to make sure America’s fantasy bubble is never popped.
There are no poor Blacks in America, only Blacks not born into the right families without the right connections who don't know how to kiss the right asses.
The beauty of this is that Obama is dumb enough to distance himself from Wright instead of stomping on the media with both feet for aiding and abetting America’s racism by marginalizing an outspoken Black preacher.
America learned her lesson with King: you don’t take these guys seriously.
 Stanley, Alesandra. “Not Speaking for Obama, Pastor Speaks for Himself, at Length. The New York Times, Tuesday, April 29, 2008.