Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wright and Wrong

The Rev. Wright says (with obvious irony):

“It’s to paint me as something — ‘Something’s wrong with me. There’s nothing wrong with this country … for its policies. We’re perfect. Our hands are free. Our hands have no blood on them,’” he said.

Creating a false dichotomy that elevates him to the pinnacle of truth by reducing to a simple evil a complicated land full of people well aware of the conflict and contradictions in its past and present. I had this nagging sense I had heard his sort before, though in radically different garb. Now I remember where.

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