Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Wright Stuff?

FOX News (10-8-07) noted:

[Senator Barack] Obama has written and spoken about being inspired by the preaching of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., and his calls to “spur social change.” The title of Obama’s second book, “The Audacity of Hope,” which essentially launched his presidential bid, was taken from a sermon by Wright.

Baptized in Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ, Obama has been an active member for two decades, regularly attending services with his family under Wright's spiritual mentorship.

On FOX News today, I saw some videos [See also here, here, and here] of Senator Obama's minister Rev. Wright. He is an arrogant lunatic and a raving anti-American racist who calls America "the US of KKKA."

Rev. Wright sounds like the evil ex-professor Ward Churchill, whose vicious racism and mendacious lies about the FBI and the U.S. Army, inspired my first post and this blog. [Churchill's lies about the FBI were published by the KGB's Covert Action Information Bulletin.]

Senator Obama first compared his minister to a relative with whom one does not always agree. This is a false analogy: we can't choose our relatives, but we can choose our ministers.

On Friday, March 14, 2008, Senator Obama posted a statement on the Huffington Post dissociating himself from Rev. Wright's delusional belief system. Senator Obama wrote:

All of the statements that have been the subject of controversy are ones that I vehemently condemn. They in no way reflect my attitudes and directly contradict my profound love for this country.

How could Senator Obama not know what his prominent minister was preaching, especially when he titled his book after one of Rev. Wright's sermons?

Rev. Wright claims that the U.S. government invented AIDS as an instrument of genocide against black people. This claim was first made by Jacob Segal, an East German scientist who collaborated with the KGB propaganda apparatus. It is the same kind of lie that Ward Churchill spread about how the U.S. Army allegedly deliberately infected the Mandan Indians with smallpox.

The mendacious claim that the American Army made AIDS is crude propaganda that was disseminated by the KGB experts in active measures. When communism ended, a Russian archivist for the KGB named Vasili Mitrokhin defected to the British with notes he had taken from the files of the foreign directorate of the KGB. These notes are called the Mitrokhin archive.

Mitrokhin and the former head of the Cambridge University History Department Christopher Andrew wrote a book called The Sword and the Shield that exposes KGB disinformation. The book explains:

Probably the most successful anti-American active measure of the Gorbachev era, promoted by a mixture of overt propaganda and covert action by Service A, was the story that the AIDS virus had been "manufactured" by American biological warfare specialists at Fort Detrick in Maryland. An East German, Russian-born physicist, Professor Jacob Segal, claimed on the basis of "circumstantial evidence" (later wholly discredited) that AIDS have been synthesized at Fort Detrick...[See pages 244-245].

STASI, John O. Koehler's book about the East German state security, also notes that Professor Segal collaborated with the KGB to "spin the AIDS yarn":

In research for this book in Berlin, I spotted Segal's name in Stasi documents...[Segal] denied having any contact with the Stasi. He was lying. In 1992, two former officers of the Stasi's disinformation department published a book in which they described how they collaborated with the KGB to spin the AIDS yarn, using Segal and his scientific credentials to lend the story credence [See pages 260-261].

White, so-called "mainline" Protestant denominations, the National Council of Churches, and the World Council of Churches have also been vehicles for mendacious KGB propaganda. Many churches and ministers claim to be for peace and justice, but they really defend agression and oppression. Mr. Wright is more crude and vicious, but American ministers and churches---not just black churches---often are mouthpieces for enemy propaganda.

America's mainline Protestant chuches have historically supported Soviet foreign policies and called it "peacemaking."

American churches even disseminated a film and literature that claimed that there was not much persecution of religion in the former Soviet Bloc and that Christians who were arrested in communist countries were "extremists and fanatics who had broken the law." The American KGB mouthpieces never explained the truth about communist laws.

Senator Obama needs to specifically counter all of Rev. Wright's racist lies since he has associated himself with this man and used his words as the title of his book. Mr. Obama needs to explain, for example, that the source of this lie about AIDS was the KGB.

In 1992, the head of the Russian foreign intelligence, Yevgeni Primakov, admitted that the KGB had fabricated the lie that AIDS was "made in America." The Russian newspaper Izvestia (3-19-92) reported:

[Russia's foreign intelligence chief Yevgeni Primakov] mentioned the well known articles printed a few years ago in our central newspapers about AIDS supposedly originating from secret Pentagon laboratories. According to Yevgeni Primakov, the articles exposing US scientists' 'crafty' plots were fabricated in KGB offices. [For the motives behind Primakov's frank admission see here.]

This crackpot KGB "science," was a big embarrassment to real scientists in the former USSR, and they disavowed the KGB's AIDS theory in November 1987.

The New York Times (11-5-87) reported:

Soviet scientists have disavowed charges in the Soviet-sponsored press that the AIDS virus was artificially cultivated at a secret American military base.

The scientists, Roald Sagdeyev and Vitali Goldansky, publicly distanced the Soviet Academy of Sciences from the accusations about American responsibility for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. They said they had protested the appearance of Soviet articles that repeated those contentions.

The disavowal was contained in Izvestia, the Soviet government newspaper, on Friday. The timing of the article by the scientists suggested that it had been written in response to complaints raised by Secretary of State George P. Shultz in an Oct. 23 meeting with Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the Soviet leader, about Soviet discussion of the AIDS issue. Mr. Shultz told Mr. Gorbachev that Moscow had been peddling ''bum dope'' on the subject.

Personally, I don't think Mr. Obama will explain to Americans what was in the KGB and STASI archives---and openly published in Izvestia---even though he is a U.S. Senator and could easily find out a lot more about what the FBI knows about KGB active measures than what is available to me from open sources. A real liberal would tell what those files revealed unless it compromised criminal investigations.

A lot of so-called "liberal" religious and political leaders in America have betrayed Americans of all races by tolerating or even fomenting reactionary racial and religious bigotry for political advantage while pretending to be advocates for peace, justice, and human rights.

If Senator Obama and his minister Rev. Wright want to find out who is killing black people in our times, they might investigate how it happened that the lawyer Mark Lane, reportedly a KGB asset, Charles Garry (a lawyer who defended the Black Panthers Huey Newton and Bobby Seale), and Huey Newton's cousin Stanley Clayton "narrowly escaped death" by running into the jungle when all those people---many of whom were black---were murdered at Jonestown. The conspiracist author Mark Lane even wrote a book that blamed Jonestown on the CIA.

I don't think that Senator Obama is really a liberal. A true liberal would not associate with a racist mouthpiece for KGB propaganda like Rev. Wright. The KGB likes it when Americans fight with each other. The KGB likes it when everyone has a chip on his shoulder.

I feel sorry for people who follow a man like Rev. Wright who preaches KGB lies from the pulpit and who teaches his congregants how to wallow in hatred and blame other people instead of how to overcome prejudice and how to get ahead in America.

Senator Obama has never talked like Rev. Wright, but he has had a close association with this nasty, bigoted, demagogic liar for many years. It makes me wonder what is really going on here. Senator Obama claims that he was unaware of his minister's controversial beliefs. This is hard for me to believe.

I think most black Americans must also be pretty shocked and disappointed to hear that Senator Obama's minister and mentor claims that their own government is selling them drugs and infecting them with AIDS.

80% of the new AIDS cases are young black boys and girls. Health professionals have learned that many of these youngsters believe that since the government is out to get them, they don't have to be careful with their health.

Senator Obama has made better health for Americans a main point of his campaign. He should tell young black Americans that the KGB made up this lie about AIDS.

Phill Wilson, the executive director of the Black AIDS Institute in Los Angeles, has observed:

[Conspiracy theories are] a huge barrier to HIV prevention in black communities...There's an issue around conspiracy theory and urban myths. Thus we have an epidemic raging out of control, and African Americans are being disproportionately impacted in every single sense...[Black] adolescents ages 18 to 24 accounted for nearly 80 percent of new HIV cases. The whole notion of conspiracy theories and misinformation...removes personal responsibility...If there is this boogeyman, people say, 'Why should I use condoms? Why should I use clean needles?' And if I'm an organization, 'Why should I bother with educating my folks?' The [Tuskegee] syphilis study was real, but it happened 40 years ago, and holding on to it is killing us.

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