Jeremiah Wright Unleashed

This morning on radio, Glenn went through exclusive new audio from The Blaze of Rev. Jeremiah Wright speaking at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Charleston, West Virginia, as part of a week-long revival event. His controversial words took aim at Thomas Jefferson, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the media and plenty of other targets.

Here’s some of what he had to say:

“I am not divisive, the media is divisive. CBS, ABC, MSNBC, and Fox News spent $4,000 each buying 20 years of my sermons, so they could hear what Barack Obama heard for 20 years. Then they took an eight year old sermon and a five year old sermon and took two clauses out of context to try to scare white voters away from Barack Obama.”

Aside from the obvious fact that there have been far more than two statements from Rev. Jeremiah Wright played on Glenn’s program, he was also not taken out of context.

“We played it in context, an hour-long sermon. We played it on this broadcast. We didn't take him out of context,” Glenn recalled.

But that wasn’t all Wright had to say in his most recent sermon:

“I ain't dividing, they are dividing. There are people in power right now who have opinions about you based on their privilege of skin color. I'm in the text. Jesus was not European. They live in a world shaped by European standards of beauty, shaped by Moynahan's study, shaped by bell curves. They live in a different world from your world all together. They are ignorant, and arrogant and these are graduates of Harvard and Yale setting policies for you based on the stupidly David Hume, Emanuel Kahn, Voltaire, Georg Wilhelm, Friedrich Hegel, Thomas Jefferson—a pedophile—Theodore Roosevelt, and a racist Supreme Court.”

“But he’s not divisive,” Pat said sarcastically.

But, Jeremiah Wright wasn’t done yet:

“The god of the slaveholder and the god of the slave are two different gods. The god of the people riding on the decks of the slave ship and the god of the people ride beneath the decks oh Lord have mercy, those are two different gods. The god of white supremacy is a different god from the god who came to set the captives free. The god who sanctions the apartheid, the god who approves of Shock And Awe, the god who winks at collateral damage, the god who rubber stamps the racist exploitation of a people and world resources, that ain’t the god who took on the form of a servant and became obedient unto death. Beware of whom you're talking to, believers. You may be serving two different gods. The god who said that black folk are inferior is not the God who said ‘I made you in my image, and you are mine'."

“What god said that black folk is inferior?” Pat asked. “What god is he talking about? I’m not familiar with that god.”

Wright continued:

“The god of sexism is not the god of sojourner truth or the god of Rosa Parks. The god who loves America and America only is not the God that Jesus told Nebuchadnezzar about who loved the whole world… ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son.’ The god of racism is not the righteousness. The god of the greedy is not the god of grace. The god of Wall Street is not the god of Main Street. These are two different gods—and I ain’t talking about Allah and Yahweh. Those are the same name for the same God.”

Glenn pointed out that this last statement from Rev. Wright was a pretty profound statement to hear from a Christian Pastor.

“Whether you believe in Islam or Christianity, those are two pretty different things,” Pat explained.

Glenn went on to explain that Yahweb, the God of the Bible, is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Allah is the God of Abraham, Ishmael and Jacob. Ishmael and Isaac are the difference.

“That’s not the same God,” Glenn said. “You will not hear a Muslim say the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”

Pat referred to Wright’s preaching as a “hybrid theology.” Rev. Wright is a big proponent of collective salvation, which is not what the teachings of the New Testament say the path to salvation is for Christians. He also preaches Black Liberation Theology, and a kindness towards extreme Islam. Rev. Wright is friends with both Louis Farrakhan and the former leader of Libya, Moammar Gadhafi.

In the last clip of the sermon Glenn played, Rev Wright said this:

“There’s a whole lot of folk that look like you who are worshipping some other God. Somebody shout Clarence Thomas – halleluiah.”

So, according to this sermon from Rev. Wright, if you have a different political ideology, you are worshipping a different God.

So, why does this matter, and why should you care? Glenn explained that Jeremiah Wright is the man that President Obama said brought him to his understanding of Jesus Christ. At the same time, he was also denying listening to the extreme things that Rev. Wright said.

Glenn explained that there is pressure coming from all sides from within our country. Far left religious leaders, like Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan, Van Jones and the Occupy Movement, the Black Panthers, and other groups are doing everything they can to fundamentally transform the United States.

Glenn has a different type of transformation in mind though—what he believes is the only way to win the fight for man’s freedom and the country.

“This is why I ask you to lace up to your boots. We have a message of love and of peace,” Glenn said. “It is the message of Gandhi, and Martin Luther King. Van Jones is now actively trying to occupy that space. His words. He did it last week while I was on vacation. If they occupy that space, they win. They win.”

Far away fields are always greener.

It is easy to look at someone else's life or another country and wish you were more like them.

Americans can be guilty of this. It could be Bernie Sanders wishing America was politically more like Sweden or other European socialist countries. It could be an American who finds out I'm Irish, been trying to move to America for over 17 years, and thinks, "Oh Jonathon, Ireland is a lovely free country - stay there. America has problems right now. You would not like it here."

Today, I want to take you on a journey and compare our nations' attitudes toward Coronavirus and the policies currently in place for "our protection."

I would also ask you to imagine you were in my shoes. Ask yourself which country you would want to live in.

Role of Government

Before discussing restrictions, it is critical to understand the very different governmental systems within our two countries. America is blessed to have a federalist system where states have considerable control over what happens in their states. DC, in theory, holds very little power.

Ireland is the exact opposite. We are a democracy with a big centralized government. The vast majority of power lies with our Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and his cabinet. Local states have no control, as our restrictions are countrywide.

America
  • America's restrictions vary from state to state. You will find the majority of businesses are open but operating with some restrictions.
  • Churches, malls, retail, gyms, cinemas are mostly all open.
  • Bars and restaurants are open but usually at a reduced capacity.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No travel limits.
  • Travel between states is allowed, but some states like Alaska require a negative Covid test.
  • Guests are allowed in homes, but some states have a limit (but not enforced).
  • Masks are either advised or mandatory in different states.
  • Social distancing is required.

When researching this article, the most prominent complaints were restrictions on visiting loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes. These restrictions have upset many people because you have a proud history of believing in individual freedoms. The government is not your parent and does not have a right to tell you how to live.

Now let me introduce you to Ireland.

Ireland

Ireland is currently on the highest level of lockdown possible and has been since Christmas Eve. We are officially on lockdown until March 5th, and our lockdown is getting more severe. Our government has already confirmed lockdown will be extended until After Easter.

Ireland has a stay-at-home order in place, and you are to work from home where possible.

  • "Essential" retail is open but with stupid rules. Some of our shops are half-open and half-closed. Imagine a Walmart that is allowed to sell food, but large parts of the clothing section are closed because they are not deemed essential.
  • Non-essential retail is now fully closed. At the start of lockdown, outlets were allowed to offer a click-and-collect service – but that has now been banned.
  • Gyms and cinemas are all closed. Ø Bars and restaurants are closed and unlikely to re-open until mid-summer.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No guests are allowed in homes or gardens.
  • Masks are mandatory and with fines.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Churches are allowed to open for private prayer, but the mass is strictly online. This has caused a lot of distress for families. Ireland is a Catholic country. I know many older people who have not received communion since last March. My mother is a funeral director and has witnessed the pain caused to families, as only ten people are allowed to attend a funeral, regardless of the Church's size. Imagine a large family deciding what ten people can attend? How do you choose that? Sadly, the Irish Church is spineless and accepts every rule the government passes.
Additional Tyranny

Very few businesses are open right now, but that is not the end of the restrictions. There are limits on how far you can travel. I am currently off my work because of Coronavirus restrictions. There are two legal reasons I can leave my house: personal exercise/walk the dog and to purchase food/essential items from the store. These activities must be completed within three miles of my house.

My human right to privacy has also been crushed. If I decided to get in my car tomorrow and just drive, I would encounter several police checkpoints where I would have to disclose where I live, where I am going, and the purpose of my trip. If the trip is not essential, I will be told to return home and likely given a fine.

Tyranny North Korea Style!

Most countries have border controls, all with similar intent: control who enters the nation, set how long they can stay, and mandate what they can do.

The one exception to this rule is North Korea. Their intent is not to control who enters. Instead, they seek to ensure no one leaves and defects to the South.

As you can imagine, life in Ireland is not exactly pleasurable with the above restrictions. This is especially the case for people like me who suffer from severe depression and are desperate to escape.

If tomorrow I woke up and decided I want out (which I very much do) and found a country I could enter legally, I AM NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE.

The Irish government has deemed all international travel is not essential and has placed police at all our ports and our airports. If I attempt to go to the airport, I would be greeted at a police checkpoint outside the airport, told my journey is not essential, and sent home with a fine. Currently, the fine is €500 ($600). New legislation is being discussed in parliament to increase the penalty to €2,000.

The police have new powers for people who get past the checkpoints and continue to travel overseas. When they return to Ireland, they can be sent to jail for a month. They will also have a criminal record – that record would likely disqualify the person traveling to countries like America and Australia.

Irish People

I could talk to you all day long about why America is unique and exceptional. There are so many different reasons. One of the reasons is your people, and I highlight Alexis de Tocqueville's sentiments, who said, "America is great because Americans are good." Americans have this rebellious streak in their soul, and it can be traced all the way back to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. This great spirit is based on being an independent sovereign individual and wanting to live life to the fullest and not be stopped or controlled by ANY government.

Irish people are good and decent. However, they do not share the same characteristics. They believe and support government control because it is all they have ever known.

If you ask the average Irish person about the current government, he will likely tell you he dislikes one of the parties involved or an individual leader. Yet, ask that same person what he thinks about the restrictions, and he will defend them. I hear some say they believe the government has not done enough.

On the rare occasions that people break restrictions, the most significant backlash will likely come from the community, as they brand those people selfish and irresponsible.

Going Forward

The damage from Covid is going to be around forever. Our actions have caused damage to our mental health and the economy (with businesses closing and jobs lost). This will cause poverty. This is made worse by governments' reckless spending and borrowing of money we simply do not have.

However, I would argue we have a much bigger problem stemming from Covid: social acceptance of governmental control in a "crisis."

When a government is powerful enough to compel someone not to leave their house, define their job as non-essential, or tell someone they can't hug their grandparent, what exactly is off-limits? What control or power is a line government won't cross for the "common good"?

Most importantly, do you think governments worldwide will fix this issue and give back the powers they have taken? Or is it more likely we will just move onto a new crisis – maybe climate change or the Great Reset?

This is why the world needs America. We don't need the American military to intervene and save us.

We NEED America to rediscover why you are an exceptional nation. We NEED you to be the statue of liberty shining out the beacon of light, hope, and freedom for the world where your actions remind all of us what is possible when we unleash the energy and individual genius of mankind. If we work hard to reapply these principles, we can take another 5,000-year leap forward together.

Writers note: The policies listed here are based solely on Ireland. However, you see very similar restrictions in England and throughout Europe.

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