"Black Theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now and by any means at their disposal."
- James Cone, "Black Power and Black Theology"
Here is the peaceful, love-spreading theology that was the theological foundation of the church at which Barack Obama spent 20 years. 20 years. 20 years of anything is bound to influence you somehow...
An interview with James Cone...
"I bring Martin (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) and Malcom (Malcom X) together. The civil rights movement and the black power movement together in order to develop the black theology of liberation."
"If you are part of the dominant group in this society (i.e., white), you are being violent."
"White supremacy is white people making all the rules and regulations by which this country is defined. There is one black senator. Of the 50 who are there. There's only one. That's white supremacy. There is (sic) 9 Supreme Court justices - all of them white as far as I'm concerned. One may look black but he's white. So that's, that's what I mean by white supremacy."
"America has a tradition of lynching."
"If Christians in this society want to understand what the crucifixion, what the cross, was all about... they have to see it through the lynching experience. That's the only way they'll understand what was happening on that cross."
"If the... white people want to become Christians, they have to give up that power and identify with the powerless."
"The only way in which your.. repentance can be authentic is if you (white people) give back what you took."
And here is a quote from James Cone's book that Rev. Wright, Obama's pastor of 20 years, praises...
"Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill Him. The task of Black Theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the Black Community... Black Theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now and by any means at their disposal... Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love."
And this, FROM THE CURRENT WEB SITE OF BARACK'S CHURCH...
(you can still find it here: http://www.trinitychicago.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=114)
This is point #8 from Trinity Church's "Black Value System":
8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of "Middleclassness."
Classic methodology on control of captives teaches that captors must be able to identify the "talented tenth" of those subjugated, especially those who show promise of providing the kind of leadership that might threaten the captor's control. Proverbs 3:13-14 - Happy are those who find wisdom and those who gain understanding, for her income is better than silver and her revenue better than gold.
Those so identified are separated from the rest of the people by:
Killing them off directly, and/or fostering a social system that encourages them to kill off one another.
Placing them in concentration camps, and/or structuring an economic environment that induces captive youth to fill the jails and prisons.
Seducing them into a socioeconomic class system which, while training them to earn more dollars, hypnotizes them into believing they are better than others and teaches them to think in terms of "we" and "they" instead of "us."
So, while it is permissible to chase "middleclassness" with all our might, we must avoid the third separation method - the psychological entrapment of Black "middleclassness." If we avoid this snare, we will also diminish our "voluntary" contributions to methods A and B. And more importantly, Black people no longer will be deprived of their birthright: the leadership, resourcefulness and example of their own talented persons.
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