This has been on my mind since this morning and I wanted to get it out, and this seems like a great place to do that.
I was listening to NPR and they were doing a thing on the latest issues between Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Obama. They also had other people comment on the whole thing. I don't know if any of you have been following this, but if you want to find out more, you can check out these links...
There's a lot more from NPR.org if you want to see it all, but my point isn't really about the specifics of that. It's more about what we get to hear in mainstream media. So there is A LOT of media that your average person will hear around this whole Rev. Wright and Barack controversy. Much of it has to do with whether the religious dialogue should have anything to do with the elections and politics. Why is Obama being reamed for even acknowledging Rev. Wrights speeches? Is it important or not for Obama to react? Blah, Blah, Blah. There's a huge dialogue going on about this now and much of it is negative press aimed at Rev. Wright for sounding radical and extreme in his views.
Moving right along, have many of you heard much more about McCain's endorsement from Rev. Hagee? Did you get to hear much of Hagee's comments around Katrina and how it was all the homosexuals fault that New Orleans got crushed by this hurricane? Check it out here..
If you scroll towards the end you will see what I am talking about. Hagee is much more outrageous than that.
I know this is somewhat old but my question to you all is, why are we hearing so much about Rev. Wright and Obama, and why haven't we heard so much about McCain and Hagee?
My thoughts? Because our society is still so extremely homophobic and sexist, even to a point of scary that when someone gets endorsed by an extreme racist, homophobe, sexist, prejudiced person, we don't say much. But if someone is actually speaking some truth about our country not being as honest and forthcoming as most, then they are unpatriotic terriorists and must be destroyed.
How IRRATIONAL is that? Why are not more people outraged by Hagee's endorsement of McCain, and McCain's grateful acceptance? WHY? And better yet, how do we change this atmosphere in America? I could go on and on, but I have other work to do right now. I'm a really curious to hear what others think about all this.