Atlanta's Rev. Joseph Lowery threw wood on the fire on a smoking desire among the Bush haters present to belittle Bush in front of the people.
“We know there were no weapons of mass destruction over there, but Coretta knew and we knew there are weapons of misdirection right down here,” Lowery said.I was very disappointed that Joseph Lowery "went there". He was even being childish and foolish with the "shut up Jesse" and "don't push me, Sharpton" mess. By the way,Jesse's face looked longer than I20 from Dallas to Atlanta. He didn't get a chance to
Turning Coretta Scott King's funeral into a political jabfest was a tacky move for Lowery. A real man would have went to the president's face and said Mr President I just want to let you know, I think you lied about WMD". But Lowery was looking for cheap thrills. How would have looked if someone had got up and said "We know now that Coretta didn't screw around on Martin, but in Oval office Monica's legs were a-partin." Ok cheesy, but you get the point.
Too bad the largely African American crowd (who allegedly came to mourn CSK) obliged him. It reminded me of the children of Isreal's behavior when Moses went up on the mountain. Ironically, it took Bill Clinton to rebuke the wayward black children and remind them of why they were there.
Lowery seems to me threatened that he will be forgotten, that he will always be a second string civil rights activist. Maybe this was Lowery's defining moment in black history. He took a underhanded jab at the President during a funeral.
The Cultural Strategist really summed up it in his post Mrs. King's Funeral: Kneegrows, Bush And Black People
A few years back President Bush visited the King Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend to lay a wreath at the tomb of the great civil rights leader. With hundreds of angry Black folks protesting the presence of President Bush on these hallowed grounds, having been provoked to show up by the local Black media outlets Mrs. King stood by BushÂs side as he offered tribute to her husband who rested, encased inside of his tomb, the eternal flame still burning.
We learned today from Reverend Lowery and others today that Mrs. King was in strong disagreement with many of Bush's policies, particularly the war. During the time of her funeral, with Mrs. King being silent for eternity in this world, Lowery and others decided to lend their voice to the body that lay in an open casket, spouting words in public to President Bush that THIS WOMAN DID NOT DO while she was in the flesh on this Earth, fully capable to do so.
It seems to me that Reverend Lowery and others who borrowed Mrs. King's name today to "Speak Truth to Power" failed to borrow her dignity. They only borrowed her corpse.
Well said. If you want a second opinion, check out what the Black Informant had to say about what else should have been buried yesterday.