Rev. Joseph Lowery gave the inauguration blessing for Barak Obama in 2008. He has recently spoken out about the upcoming election.
Statement Analysis teaches that words do not come from a vacuum.
In an exercise with investigators, we have them break into small groups, where one is to tell a story that is either 100% true, or 100% false, and the investigators are to listen to the language, interview the subject and draw a conclusion: truth or deception.
It is actually difficult to outright lie because the words chosen have to come from somewhere: an experience, a book, a movie, and so forth. We often find that in order to make this 100% false, we must provide the volunteer with a detailed false story to work from, otherwise the story teller will begin to move into language that comes from non-experiential memory, like a movie.
Those who jest with others are often the most revelatory. As they speak out (sometimes with a passive-aggressive tint) their words often betray them. When caught, a liar will say, "I was only kidding; I was only joking."
In a LSI training, the instructor remarked that the training was being held in a high murder rate city. "Oh" a female police officer said, "I should drop off my husband here" to much laughter. The instructor said, "Have you thought about killing your husband?" and she said, "No, I was just joking."
Later, on break, she spoke to him again. He asked her about having any thoughts of killing her husband when she admitted that they were going through a bad divorce and how she thought it would just be so much easier if he died.
Listen to the words that 'jokers' use. They do not come from nowhere.
Recent civil rights advocate recently told his congregation he used to say "all whites will go to hell."
He later said, "it was a joke."
He also said, "Don’t let them resegregate our schools" and “I don’t know what kind of a n—– wouldn’t vote with a black man running,” said Lowery. “All that he did with the stimulus was genius. Nobody intelligent would risk this country with Romney.” Rev. Lowery might recognize this: "From the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks." “I’m frightened by the level of hatred and bitterness coming out in this election,” said Lowery.
Note the order of words chosen: "hatred" comes before "bitterness."