So, um, maybe we should give Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan a chance.
President Barack Obama or even the late the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. could not stop shootings plaguing the city, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright told some members Sunday at a West Side Church.
The community would have to come together to stop the killings, said Wright, the controversial former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ.
“Some of these things have to do with the government and some of these things have to do with our relationships with each other,” Wright told a group at an anti-violence program at New Tabernacle Baptist Church, 531 North Kenzie.
“Neither Martin Luther King nor Barack Hussein Obama can change the systemic evil . . . Let me put it another way — don’t think a change in government will straighten this situation out.”
He added blacks also would have to help end black-on-black violence.
“Who’s going to help us turn this situation down?” Wright asked. “ A hand came down through the ceiling and said, ‘You black man — you’re going to do it.’ ”
Wright said his comments about black violence were similar to a recent homily by the Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina.
Amazingly neither white people or the NRA were blamed. It’s a start.