Hannity Buddy Thanks God For Slavery
Since he’s so concerned about President Obama’s “radical associations,” we’d like to hear Hannity’s explanation for sitting on the advisory board of a charity run by Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson. We’ve got a video showing African American Peterson thanking God and the white man for slavery and comparing slave ships to riding coach in an airplane: “It’s a tough ride. But you’re happy when you get to your destination.” UPDATED.
Sean Hannity has been obsessed with his widely ridiculed “expos” that shows President Obama introducing and then hugging “radical” (read: racist) Harvard professor Derrick Bell at a Harvard demonstration in 1990. According to Hannity, this is proof that Obama is a racistradical, too.
So what does Hannity say about the comments of his pal, Peterson, seen in a video below (uploaded to YouTube in 2008) thanking God and the white man for slavery? Specifically, Peterson says:
“I’ve often said that, ‘Thank God for slavery,’ because, you know, had not, then the blacks over here would have been stuck in Africa Everybody and their Mama are trying to get out of Africa and come to America and so God has a way of looking out for folks and He made it possible by way of slavery to get black folks into this country.
I thank God that He saw fit for me to get here. Never mind that, you know, (my ancestors) were sold by Arabs and blacks to white folks The ride over was pretty tough but you know, it’s like riding on a crowded airplane when you’re not in First Class. It’s a tough ride. But you’re happy when you get to your desitination I thank God that he got me here and to show my appreciation to the blacks who suffered as the result of coming here, and Arabs and blacks who sold us to the white man, the white man for going there and getting us and bringing us here, I want to say, ‘Thanks.'”
Unlike Obama, Hannity hasn’t just made a few casual remarks of support for Peterson or given him a passing hug. Hannity repeatedly hosts Peterson on the Hannity show and sits on the advisory board of Peterson’s charity. Think Hannity doesn’t know Peterson’s thoughts on race? Here are just some of the things he has said in Hannity’s presence:
“Most blacks, not all but most in Tennessee, especially in the Memphis, Tennessee area, are still living in the 50’s and 60’s. They are so racist that they don’t even realize that white Americans have moved on. And so whenever there’s a (political) campaign like this, such as this, they always use racism in order to intimidate white America.” (8/6/08 Hannity Colmes)
“I think we all agree that Barack Obama was elected by, mostly by black racists and white guilty people. Most black Americans, 96 percent of them, are racists who (unintelligible) white Americans. And white folks feel guilty and they are afraid of being called racists.” (2/3/09 Hannity)
“(Obama) wants us to take care of people who really will not get up and take care of themselves You know what? I have changed the White House from being the White House to Big Mama’s House.” (3/19/10 Hannity)
“(W)hite Americans are afraid. They are afraid of being called a racist. And anytime you are afraid, your enemy will overtake you And I’m giving white folks permission to start speaking up.” (1/22/08 Hannnity Colmes)
Coinicidentally, Peterson’s comments about Ray Ban Outlet slavery echo remarks reportedly made by white supremacist Hal Turner (currently in prison for threatening three federal judges) to Hannity, during his radio show.
UPDATE:My email to Hannity asking for an explanation was returned, “Mailbox unavailable or Ray Ban Outlet Online access denied.” Apparently, Hannity has blocked me, apparently over my last email to him, in August, 2011, saying that if Obama is a radical over his casual relationship with Bill Ayers, then Hannity really needs to explain the significance of his relationship with Hal Turner.
And btw Miss Gomez,don tell me about history. The first of my family to land in this country was an indentured servant. A SLAVE. He was Irish. He ran away from his master to freedom in the Carolinas. It was easier for him to hide,because he was white,but that doesn change the fact that he entered this country as a slave. He,I sure,had a much easier voyage across the ocean however. But one can sympathize with those Africans who were dragged here kicking and screaming.
So yeah,I don know anything about the history,eh?
And to the point,I highly doubt your ancestors were dragged over here in the bottom of a boat. I highly doubt that you a person of color at all. I have never,in my life aside from very few Americans of color talk about how they were for their ancestors being enslaved. Most of htose folks suffered greatly,and no few died on the voyage over in the bellies of those ships. TO act like it was a walk in the park is rediculos in the extreme,and only something a paid shill or someone who has no idea of the sufferage endured would speak about in those terms.
Looking through your comments convinces me of these things. That you aren in any way attached to this issue on a personal level,and that in fact,you just another Conservative blowhard who speaks of things they don know,have never known,and will never know as if they have insight.
In essence,most likely a sockpuppet.
gomez answer to your question, I see Peterson point in all its ridiculousness. It founders right out of the gate when one realizes African blacks could (and a few still can) emmigrate to the free part of America without of slavery, and many more blacks perhaps would have had they not feared falling into slavery on our shores.
Here are some things to consider about the points you make beyond Peterson:
1) One can talk with conviction about history one hasn lived? Say what? That just the kind of shallow, dismissive line that an O would use, although O presumably wouldn now use exactly that pseudo principle given the conviction with which he incessantly peddling his book on Lincoln assassination.
2) News flash: there were more of slavery than just the presence of blacks in America. Slavery crippled blacks in ways not experienced by any other immigrants. To recognize this is not necessarily to argue for reparations, despite your Foxy effort to inject reparations into the discussion.
3) The last parts of your comment are not just highly debatable, but more importantly, irrelevant to this subject. I don blame you for trying to change the subject.
If, as Peterson says, we supposed to be so thankful for slavery, why was Lady Blah Blah [Palin] so upset a a few days ago about President Obama supposed efforts to reinstate it?
He is bringing us back, Sean, to days that (she fumbled for words) you can hearken back to days before the Civil War when, unfortunately, too many Americans mistakenly believed that not all men were created equal.