"A time for self-examination ... America's chickens coming home to roost"
Here is the full-length, uncherry-picked clip of Jeremiah Wright's sermon in response to September 9/11.
How about these people, Reverend Wright? What sort of self-examination would you suggest for those who, by the logic of chickens coming home to roost are no less collateral damage than any which you seek to condemn? Whose capital city in 1945 suffered as many dead as the Nagasaki you so sorely regret?
They are the invisible men and women, like the janitorial cleaner at ABM Industries, confirmed dead, World Trade Center.
Grace Alegre-Cua, 40, Glen Rock, N.J.
Cesar A. Alviar, 60, Bloomfield, N.J.
Marlyn C. Bautista, 46, Iselin, N.J.
Cecile M. Caguicla, 55, Boonton, N.J.
Jayceryll M. de Chavez, 24, Carteret, N.J.
Benilda Pascua Domingo, 37, New York, N.Y.
Ramon Grijalvo, 58
Frederick Kuo, 53, Great Neck, N.Y.
Arnold A. Lim, 28, New York, N.Y.
Manuel L. Lopez, 54, Jersey City, N.J.
Carl Allen Peralta, 37, New York, N.Y.
Rufino Conrado F. (Roy) Santos, 37, New York, N.Y.
David Marc Sullins, 30, New York, N.Y.
Hilario Soriano (Larry) Sumaya, 42, New York, N.Y.
Hector Tamayo, 51, New York, N.Y.
What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes.
The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.
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