Old Timey conservative columnist, MSNBC contributor, and long-standing "The McLaughlin Group" shrieker Patrick Buchanan wants Senator Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, to "go down on his knees and thank God he is an American." The essay, posted on Buchanan's blog yesterday and entitled "A Brief for Whitey" offers many an insight into the history of black Americans in America.

"America has been the best country on earth for black folks," he writes. "It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known." Slave ships! Community! Salvation! What haven't we given these "folks"?

"We hear the grievances," Buchanan admits. But? "Where is the gratitude?" [via Media Matters]