Pfleger Another John Brown?
Now here is a very curious passage from an article
Pfleger, who has raised holy hell about racist policies, including those fostered by churches under the umbrella of the archdiocese, has been a modern-day John Brown.
For those who are fuzzy about history, in 1859, Brown was the white abolitionist who led an attack on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, trying to arm blacks for an assault on slaveholders.
They were stopped before carrying out the plan, but the insurrection put the South on notice that there were abolitionists willing to wage fierce battle to end slavery in America.
That's interesting, because another Obama connection
is a big fan of John Brown:
"As a white man who was willing to pick up arms against slavery, John Brown was in many ways a perfect icon for the [Weather Underground Organization] (minus his patriarchal mindset and fervent Christianity). The sympbol of Borwn was fitting for the WUO because the organization tried to carry on his tradition of militant white anti-racism. Black Liberation Army soldier Ashanti Alston called the WUO "John Brown's children". in 1969, Mark Rudd said Weatherman was an attempt to create two, three, many John Browns."