I have now submitted three comments on the following article on ABC News: "Rev. Wright: I Meant to Say "Zionists" Are Keeping Me from Talking to President Obama — Not Jews." June 11, 2009. (Political Punch: "Power, pop, and probings from ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper")

Each showed up fine with no indication of anything amiss. The first submission I did without tracking software. When I went back to see replies, I discovered the comment gone. I resubmitted using tracking software. It was captured. I also took a print-screen shot since I've been accused of calling comment disappearances censorship while the places the comments disappeared claim they did nothing.

I'm not about "gotcha." My motive is only to encourage people to allow the truth to work itself out through open, honest, and direct dialogue. There are enemies of that approach. Some are witting. Some are dupes. Some are unaware that they present an obstacle to truth.

My last submission on that ABC News page is as follows:

Why have my comments been deleted here? Twice, I have submitted the following:

Hello All,

Big Lie tactic: Political Zionism equals Semitism

The more they repeat it, the more they're outed as Big Liars.

Political Zionism does not equate with Semitism. That's the truth, and there's nothing anyone can do to change it.

I can be and am opposed to that false brand of Zionism while I am not either a racist or an ethnic bigot. I am not alone in this. Many Jews agree. Why many of them are cowed by AIPAC is something they'll have to come to grips with. Some have stood up. More are coming forward to stand with the fact: that false brand of Zionism does not equate with Semitism.

Jacob is where the name "Israel" came from. Jacob rightly admonished his sons (who unlike the current crop, such as Avigdor Lieberman had some cause). Jacob said of his son's who committed genocide (and there are those within Judaism and the Zionism of which we speak here who advocate genocide, Rabbi Manis Friedman Of The Chabad-Lubavitch Movement, being a recent high profile example) saying:

And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. (Genesis 34:30)

Listen to your father.

Fact: The Palestinians are Semites every bit as much as are those calling themselves Jews.

God bless both the Palestinians and Jews.


Both of those submissions were deleted. Why? Who there at ABC News is afraid of my comment and why?

I see other comments here that call Wright names. I am here to clarify. I am not being allowed to do that. Why?

I will now post on the Real Liberal Christian Church (RLCC) website at that ABC has censored my comment (twice) concerning this article of yours. I have submitted nothing that merits censorship. If someone took exception to my comment, he or she could have put up a counter-comment.

ABC News is doing a disservice to the people by the actions clearly demonstrated here. Censoring me demonstrates that truth is not of interest to ABC News in this matter. You are not reporting the news but rather taking sides and censoring dissenting views without just cause.

Nevertheless, may God bless you (with the truth).

Tom Usher

Understand here that as of the time of this writing, there are 6 pages of comments on that article. I have been through all six exhaustively. If my earlier comments show up again, it will be because someone became selfishly concerned for ABC News and restored the deleted comments. If my last comment is allowed to stand, it will be for the same reason. It is too bad that the love of truth is not ABC's motivation.

I have uploaded the screen shots for anyone who may doubt it.

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If you don't hold with such level of censorship concerning politics and religion, etc., you may always let ABC News know it. You may submit your own comment on that article (while it lasts).

By the way, I just returned to the article because I wanted to be sure of the URL there and once again, my comment has been deleted. Can there be any doubt!

Neither real peace nor real love is possible without truth.

Tom Usher

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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