Friday, March 28, 2008

"Rich White Men"

Barack is half white. Judging by the color of his skin, Reverend Wright looks to be at least three-quarters white. Juxtapose him against his congregation. Reverend Wright is moving into a $1.6 million, 10,000 square foot home.

The parallels between modern race relations and the Cherokee experience of the 1830s is interesting. Back then part / mostly white men rose to leadership positions in the Cherokee nation. In exchange for material goods the Treaty Party, led by Major Ridge, sold the masses down the river.

Eventually the Cherokee masses who survived the march, led by another mostly white man John Ross, massacred the leadership of the Treaty Party. That’s how that round ended anyway.

Update: Maybe Reverend Wright knows his history. He is moving to a gated community.

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