Monday, May 11, 2009

Jeremiah Wright's Roosting Chickens

Over a year ago, during the Presidential campaign, Barack Obama's pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright came under scrutiny for his controversial preaching. Perhaps the most reported was this situation:
In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda's attacks because of its own terrorism.

"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye," Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

"We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost," he told his congregation.
'America's chickens are coming home to roost.'

With just a smidgen of consistency from Wright's karmic philosophy he could also have added, "African-Americans, your ancestors were brought to this continent as slaves because of the stuff they had done while in Africa. The chickens came home to roost.

And the hardships and difficulties that many African-Americans are now experiencing are because of the stuff they are doing and is now brought right back into their own front yards. The chickens are coming home to roost."

Perhaps this was preached later in his sermon DVD, but I didn't see it.

Barack Obama, however, has taken this logical step. In effect, the President is saying, "Americans, you voted me into office and because of all that stuff you did, it's coming back into your own front yards. The chickens are coming home to roost."

The Oprah must have been parodying this reality when she referenced KFC's coupon for free grilled chicken. KFC's chickens were roosting, but they weren't able to come home just yet. But you can get a rain check. (You can see the 'rain' in the above picture on the ledge just below the chickens.)

1 comment:

tee bee said...

"The chickens are coming home to roost." Does that mean free eggs for everybody, and maybe some eggahol for your 4x4?