Friday, March 14, 2008
Does God Bless America?
"God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme."-Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in 2003
God Bless America is a pretty shitty song anyways, when you think about it. If your people have been totally fucked over by America, and enslaved by America, and lynched by America, and burned at the stake for exercising your right to vote in America, if you actually believed in a benevolent God, wouldn't you have to logically conclude that either God Doesn't Bless America, or God is not on your side?
Critics of the Rev. Wright's statement might want to note that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said nearly the exact same thing in 1967:
Sorta like the chickens coming home to roost ...