Opinion meter of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s sermon clips

This is sort of interesting. Slade publishes a real time graph of opinions to the Wright videos by 799 voters broken down by race and political party.

In case you were wondering, the dangling modifier was intentional, hee, hee.

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2 Responses to “Opinion meter of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s sermon clips”

  1. Freedom Fan Says:

    Well this reveals much about Obama’s popularity with the leftists even after they became aware of his mentor’s racist, marxist America-hatred:

    Wright perfectly expresses the Liberal world view. His language is a bit more ‘colorful’ than say noam chomsky or michael moore, but the basic message is identical. Wright is the lib hero for allah’s sake.

    Now look for the sane critics of Obama and the execrable wright to be labeled as ‘racists’ themselves by the liberals.

  2. Nijma Says:

    I’m not sure there is any such thing as a “typical liberal world view”, Freedom Fan, any more than there is a “typical white person”, given the wide variety of nuanced positions possible on fiscal policy, social policy and foreign policy.

    I certainly hear echoes of Marx and Chomsky in Wright’s rhetoric, although I haven’t looked into “black liberation theology” as yet. Linking Wright with Islam is a bit out there, though. True, Wright has ties with Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, as well as weaker ties with Libya, but his church’s denomination is pretty squarely in the mainstream Protestant tradition.

    I would draw a distinction between using this type of rhetoric in a church as opposed to using it in academia. In a church you would hope for something like Paul’s admonition for “telling the truth in love”, as a lot of people tend to take what they hear in church as gospel, if you will pardon the pun. In academia, these thinkers can be used as a starting point for the thesis-antithesis-synthesis tradition of coming up with new ideas. The intellectual exercise is to take a Chomskyism and figure out what is wrong with it.

    That said, I would admit I go to a church that, although it is racially and culturally diverse, is not necessarily in step with my own political views—-mostly as a way to stay challenged.


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