Obamination 2: Wrath of the Obamanoids

By: Erik Rush

“We are an African people, and remain “true to our native land,” the mother continent, the cradle of civilization.”
- “About Us” Page, Trinity United Church of Christ Website.

On February 20, 2007, a column of mine entitled “Obamination” appeared in the New Media Journal. The piece exposed black separatist doctrines within Trinity United Church of Christ, which Democrat presidential contender Barack Obama and his family attend.

As a result of the column, the issue has “grown legs”, as they say, in several areas. Last week, it resulted in my being invited on several talk radio programs to discuss my views and an appearance on Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes on February 28.

As Sean Hannity and many people who investigated Trinity United and subsequently wrote to me since February 20 pointed out, their creed and some of their Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s writings smack far more of a black nationalist cult than a Christian Church. Quite a few individuals who’ve been familiar with this church for some time wrote to me asking why it took so long for “you guys to get this out”.

Other of my fellow Americans seem to have been a bit displeased with the column. This is, lest I wax condescending, a gross understatement. Overnight, it seems I’ve become one of the most dangerous people of color – to certain other people of color – in all of America.

As usual, the only ammunition my detractors have is invective; vile racial epithets, the foulest of profanity, personal insults, and other verbal excrement. But then, that’s what the far Left is made of (that’s a double entendre, by the way), and what proves the Right… well, right. No one – not one – has countered with “I disagree with you, and here’s why…”

I can tell you however, why I am now experiencing the Wrath of the Obamanoids (a race that lives on a planet in the same star system as the Pelosians, themselves a rather repugnant lot).

Barack Obama, who is undeniably bright, savvy, articulate (don’t dare start) and handsome, has been handled absolutely brilliantly by his advisors and staff. Although (as the press on both sides have pointed out) he has been pretty noncommittal on many issues, he’s doing what any smart candidate in his position would do right now: Telling people what they want to hear. Consequently, between his carefully-crafted image, charisma, and the shameless adoration of the mainstream press, he is viewed by many as was Bobby Kennedy in the Summer of 1968. He’s the man. He’s going to fix things.

And because he is black, this image has become sacrosanct. Allow me to explain: Many Americans, black and otherwise, are still suffering from the George Jefferson Syndrome. The character of George Jefferson (from leftist Norman Lear’s ‘Seventies sitcom) was every bit the bigot as Archie Bunker – but it was OK because he was black, and blacks had been oppressed.

This malignant paradigm has been lent additional potency via the advent of Political Correctness and a complicit media. One simply cannot criticize a person of color for any reason – especially blacks – without the risk of coming under fire from the Left as a racist, or in my case, an Uncle Tom Double-Stuffed Oreo race-traitor.

Another example of how insidiously this dualistic hypocrisy has permeated nearly every aspect of our thought and society: Some of the flames I’ve gotten from blacks as a result of my column and appearance on H&C would, if written by white separatists, likely have resulted in the FBI being parked outside of my home 24/7, and (at the very least) decidedly unpleasant interrogations for the writers thereof.

“Liberation Theology” – A Sham and a Scam

On March 1, 2007, Trinity United’s rockstar pastor, the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright appeared on Hannity & Colmes to answer for the assertions I made on the previous night’s show. He wound up proving my point better than I ever could. He was belligerent, incessantly babbling (over his hosts’ questions) vague references to liberation theologians and the vastness of his knowledge base.

Liberation Theology, if you’re interested, began as a theology focusing on Christ as the liberator of the oppressed. In the case of some black militants, it was bastardized into a convenient doctrine by which they could profess the evils of “White America” and still maintain a façade of mainstream Christianity.

“Trinity has narrowed their scope of God to conform to a ‘god’ that fits their segregational paradigm. One cannot help but question the exact nature of said historical education – is it based on truth and fact, or is it based on opinion? Trinity has placed god in a box based on color and ethnicity. That is not the God of Scripture, it is not representative of the Triune God born-again Christians serve.”

- Mychal Massie, Syndicated Columnist, talk radio host and Chairman of Project 21, an initiative of The National Center for Public Policy Research (Quote courtesy of Illinois Review)

Mychal Massie is also black, by the way, in case you happen to be looking for another race traitor to attack…

Wright made references to his congregation and community as “African people” and complained bitterly with regard to blacks having to live in the “United States of White America.” In general, he came off like a loud drunk; going beyond the archetype of the slick, insincere black activist preacher, he displayed an attitude more becoming a bitter, aging militant. Wright might very well have done more to harm his congregant’s campaign than I did by exposing their association. Bear in mind that this man is often referred to as Obama’s “spiritual advisor.”

One thing I’ve always found ironic (as well as disgusting) is how an American junior high dropout can found a billion-dollar company, then make endowments to colleges that proceed to use those funds to crank out far-Left degreed mediocrities who worship intellectualism (and thus, their degrees), and disrespect less educated people who’ve forgotten more about life and the real world than these elites will ever know. They behave as though it gives them a migraine just having to sink to another human being’s level for the purpose of casual conversation; in the end, he intimated that neither Hannity nor Colmes had the credentials to even discuss the issues at hand with him. His histrionic performance left me aghast. He might as well have taken a..44 magnum to Obama’s campaign and pulled the trigger.

Finally, this “Man of God” – who sounded far more Marxist than Christian – found it necessary to go out of his way to insult me over my alleged claims to being some kind of theologian. Of course, anyone who has read my work knows I’ve never made any such assertion; apparently this Pharisee couldn’t come up with anything more quick-witted.

Overall, the bulk of the stated objections to my views (expressed in the column) have been: How dare I? How dare I take shots at a fellow black man? How dare I question Obama’s church? And, as Alan Colmes obsequiously queried: Who am I to question Obama’s faith?

It’s obvious that I’m never going to get anywhere with the socialist progressives and their flock of brainwashed black sheep, but it has become clear that some folks out there require a bit of remedial education in the area of civics and religion.

Point One: Barack Obama is seeking the highest office in the land. Any American has the right to question, challenge or confront any aspect of the man we see fit. If Mitt Romney’s Mormonism, or George W. Bush’s born-again Christianity, or Bill Clinton’s libidinous tendencies are game, so is Obama’s affiliation with Trinity United. If Barack Obama holds allegiance to “the mother continent” (that being Africa), things African, or “blackness” itself over his identification as an American (as his membership in this church very strongly indicates), then the last place he belongs is in the Oval Office.

Some of the information I’ve come by since “Obamination” was published has been via feedback I’ve received from Chicago area residents, and from Fran Eaton, an Illinois columnist and editor who has been trying to get the word out about the troublesome aspects of this issue for quite awhile…

“I question his…… ability to be able to reach out to a lot of people when he is committed to a group of people who are focused on helping a certain group of people.”

- Fran Eaton, Editor, Illinois Review

Point Two: There is actually scriptural basis for my challenging Obama’s faith. Get outta town! No, really…

“Those who sin should be reprimanded in front of the whole church; this will serve as a strong warning to others.”
- 1 Timothy 5, Verse 20, New Living Translation

So if Obama is a brother in Christ following a false doctrine, it’s my duty to call him on it. When I hold up the Gospels alongside the “Black Value System” and the Rev. Wright’s speech and writings, I see a manifestly false doctrine. Sorry if that ticks people off, but I’m just holding to my religious obligations, you see.

And I’m really not sorry if that ticks people off – at all. I was just being polite.

Point Three: There is no lost tribe of “light-skinned black people” they’ve yet to rediscover on the Dark Continent. The majority of black Americans have white, Native American, or the blood of other ethnic groups flowing in their veins. After nearly 300 years of immersion in American society, Afrocentrism as embraced by American blacks is just plain silly.

“Many people know that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas. But an intriguing sliver of his family history has received almost no attention until now: It appears that forebears of his white mother owned slaves, according to genealogical research and census records. The records – which had never been addressed publicly by the Illinois senator or his relatives…”
- A New Twist to an Intriguing Family History, by David Nitkin and Harry Merritt, Baltimore Sun, March 2, 2007

“But you look black,” someone will tell me, or a person with the complexion of, say Vanessa Williams, Louis Farrakhan or Barack Obama. Indeed, some in the media and political arena have discussed the possibility that Obama may not be “black enough” to woo black voters.

Ahh… So am I to understand that we (people of all colors) are consigned to accept others’ preconceptions and definitions of who we are? I wonder what Dr. King would have to say about that. All the more reason I see no profit in Trinity United’s 12-point “Black Value System” and why I believe it is a divisive doctrine, despite their members’ protestations to the contrary.

Finally, I find it very curious that I’ve gotten hate mail from Nation of Islam (Louis Farrakhan’s black Muslim sect) members as well as the black sheep and black defenders of Trinity United, the Rev. Wright and Barack Obama.

Could it be because they share militant, separatist doctrines in common?


Obamination, by Erik Rush, New Media Journal, February 20, 2007


VIDEO – Erik Rush on Hannity and Colmes Feb. 28, 2007 and
Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s reaction on March 1, 2007.

Columns by Fran Eaton – Editor, Illinois Review





“War on Iraq IQ Test”, by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, February 2003 (This one is particularly telling)

Erik Rush is a New York-born columnist and author who writes a weekly column of political fare. He is also Acting Associate Editor and Publisher for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets. An archive containing links to his writing is at www.ErikRush.com. His new book, “It’s the Devil, Stupid!” is available through most major outlets. His new book, Annexing Mexico, is scheduled for
release shortly.

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