Tuesday, May 06, 2008


On this blog ever attempt is made to present the TRUTH while understanding that TRUTH is subjective. I believe Muata has done just that. His truths may not be yours – but he is dedicated to voicing his beliefs and allowing others to share theirs. This way, there will be a meaningful exchange of information, education, rhetoric, and ranting. As for this posting, Muata has decided to share a few TRUTHFUL details about Jeremiah Wright since the mass media has failed to give him a fair shake.

Patriotism or Hatred: You Decide

In 1961, a young African-American man, after hearing President John F. Kennedy's challenge to, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country," gave up his student deferment, left college in Virginia and voluntarily joined the Marines.

In 1963, this man, having completed his two years of service in the Marines, volunteered again to become a Navy corpsman. (They provide medical assistance to the Marines as well as to Navy personnel.) The man did so well in corpsman school that he was the valedictorian and became a cardiopulmonary technician. Not surprisingly, he was assigned to the Navy's premier medical facility, Bethesda Naval Hospital, as a member of the commander in chief's medical team, and helped care for President Lyndon B. Johnson after his 1966 surgery. For his service on the team, which he left in 1967, the White House awarded him three letters of commendation.

What is even more remarkable is that this man entered the Marines and Navy not many years after the two branches began to become integrated.

While this young man was serving six years on active duty, Vice President Dick Cheney, who was born the same year as the Marine/ sailor, received five deferments, four for being an undergraduate and graduate student and one for being a prospective father.

Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, both five years younger than the African-American youth, used their student deferments to stay in college until 1968. Both then avoided going on active duty through family connections.

Who is the real patriot? The young man who interrupted his studies to serve his country for six years or our three political leaders who beat the system? Are the patriots the people who actually sacrifice something or those who merely talk about their love of the country?

After leaving the service of his country, the young African-American finished his final year of college, entered the seminary, was ordained as a minister, and eventually became pastor of a large church in one of America’s biggest cities.

This man is Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the retiring pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ!

*Information verified*

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Muata has discovered that those who hold America's feet to the fire are the most patriotic.

http://www.tucc.org/pastor.htm

5 comments:

Muata said...

Muata's Response after Jeremiah Wright's was shared with him for the second time:

And, ALL of it (bio) is true. As soon as he stepped on the scene I did my research. But, he is unpatriotic??? I have discovered that those who hold America's feet to the fire are the most patriotic. Those who constructively criticize America are demonized by the status quo. Those who do this with force and unapologetically are subject to ostracization, and could possibly catch a bullet.

-Muata

Muata said...

Reader LS responds:

he dug himself a hole. and the media buried him with the dirt.

-LS

Muata said...

Muata Responds to LS:

It is amazing how powerful the media is. But, i do not fault them (the media) for too much. They are giving people what they want e.g. JUNK. We are persuaded by junk. Unbelieveable. Jeremiah's history was not even taken into consideration. Nope. The media was able to corrupt the minds of the weak: Those who cannot navigate through shyt.

-Muata

Muata said...

LS Responds to LS:

no doubt. he gave them ammo. I don't hate the guy. He has a good story. But his agenda is questionable. Selfless people don't exist.

-LS

Muata said...

Muata responds to LS:

"selfless people don't exist"

I am assume this holds true to Barack Obama in your mind? I see him as a politician. I have not fallen for the change and hope chatter. This is what people want to hear these days. Times are jacked-up, and they have been for years. Change is the talk clever politicians present to get buy-in when times are tough. Obama is talking about hope at the right time. Classic Politician!

-Muata