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    Jesse Jackson: "Problem Profiteer"

    Jesse Jackson: “Problem Profiteer”
    Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson

    Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson is the founder of B.O.N.D., the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, a Los Angeles-based organization whose motto is, “Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man.” He has just completed a book entitled From Rage to Responsibility,scheduled for release in August.*
    Booker T. Washington, who rose from slavery to become the nation’s first widely recognized black leader, once warned against what he called “problem profiteers” among our nation’s black community. “There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public,” observed Washington. “Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

    Jesse Jackson is the living validation of Washington’s eerily prophetic warning. As the founder of Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (B.O.N.D.), I have tried to carry on Washington’s legacy by promoting self-reliance, racial reconciliation, self-education, and helping black men to understand and fulfill their God-ordained responsibilities as fathers. As our organization has sought to rebuild black families and encourage activism based upon a love of God, family, and country, I have become gravely concerned about Jesse Jackson and his growing power and influence in our culture. The evidence is overwhelming that Jackson is a professional “problem profiteer”: As someone who makes millions by exploiting and exacerbating racial tensions, Jackson doesn’t want racial tensions to subside.

    Ironically, the only interviewer who has ever challenged the legitimacy of Jackson’s “ministry” is Chris Rock, the foul-mouthed black actor and “comedian.” “So, Jesse, what exactly do you do?” asked Rock during a segment of his HBO talk show featuring the “Reverend.” Startled by the impertinence of Rock’s question, Jackson stammered that he works on behalf of “social justice.” This reply did little to dispel Rock’s healthy skepticism. The tragedy is that so few Americans, black or white, are willing to subject Jackson to critical scrutiny. If they did, they would surely notice that the quest for “social justice,” as defined by Jackson, always involves well-publicized efforts to stir up racial animosities. He can be counted upon to materialize anywhere there is a racial grievance and a television camera.

    Demagoguery in Texas

    In June, Jackson’s quest for “social justice” took him to the Houston funeral of the late Gary Graham, a convicted murderer and career criminal who was recently executed. After witnessing Graham’s execution, Jackson offered a eulogy at the memorial service for the murderer, who had embraced militant black separatism and given himself the name Shaka Sankofa. Jackson extolled Graham/Shaka as a saint and martyr. “Texas can’t kill the spirit,” Jackson told the 2,000 in attendance. “We’re here tonight because our brother lives. He has multiplied through us.... We must pick up the baton where Shaka has left it.” According to a San Antonio Express-News account of the service, “Hundreds of fists thrust into the air amid the declaration, ‘March on, black people, march on.’”

    It’s worth trying to imagine how the press would have portrayed this event had the racial roles been reversed. What if Graham had been a white career criminal who had been tried, convicted, and executed for exactly the same crimes? What if he had joined the Aryan Brotherhood in prison, rather than becoming a black militant? What if instead of the clenched-fist “Black Power” salute, the mourners had thrust stiff-fingered neo-Nazi salutes amid cries of “March on, white people, march on”? Is there any doubt that such an event would have been denounced in the mass media as a celebration of racist rage, rather than a solemn funeral?

    Last January, on Martin Luther King’s birthday, I convened “The First National Day of Repudiation of Jesse Jackson,” which will be an annual event until Jackson repents or retires. I was joined by Ezola Foster, president of Americans for Family Values, Joyce “Rejoyce” Smith of Houston’s Hope Ministries, Willey Drake, a Southern Baptist pastor who ministers to the homeless in Southern California, and Denver talk-show host Bob Enyart. After noting that while most Americans associate Martin Luther King with the admonition that we should judge each other by our character, I proclaimed: “Jesse Jackson wants to continue to judge us by our color. He is really just a David Duke in black skin.”

    Although this statement must have sounded shocking to the uninitiated public, I challenge anyone to demonstrate that it is untrue. If David Duke were going around saying about blacks the same things that Jackson says about whites, America’s champions of “tolerance” would be up in arms. Think again of the imaginary funeral discussed above, in which the racial roles were reversed: If Duke had offered the same funeral oration on behalf of an executed white supremacist, the Establishment media would resound in denunciations from dawn till dusk for weeks after the event.

    Thugs, Dictators, Shakedown Artists

    By elevating executed murderer Gary “Shaka” Graham to the status of martyred saint — and, therefore, role model — for blacks, Jackson did tremendous harm. But this is hardly the only time that Jackson has openly sided with criminals out of a perverted and destructive sense of racial solidarity.

    In 1999, Jackson fomented social unrest in Decatur, Illinois, over the expulsion of several young black men from high school. The youngsters — make that hoodlums — had caused a mini-riot at a football game and had assaulted several spectators. Always eager to play the “race card,” Jackson descended upon Decatur to side with the expelled troublemakers, whom he described as victims of the local school board’s “racist” policies. By the time that the matter was dropped, a lawsuit instigated by Jackson had cost the local school district more than $100,000 — money that could have been used to hire two new teachers, purchase 100 new computers, or purchase new textbooks.

    While Jackson’s heart bled for the “racist” treatment of Decatur’s young thugs, he was at the forefront of the movement to send Elian Gonzalez back to a life of slavery in Fidel Castro’s gulag state. But this isn’t surprising, given Jackson’s prominence as a member of Castro’s Fifth Column. During a 1984 visit to Havana, Jackson described the bearded butcher as “the most honest, courageous politician I have ever met.” Jackson, a purported minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, expressed not a syllable of concern for the thousands of Cuban Christians who have been imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered by Castro’s regime. During a visit to the University of Havana, Jackson cried, “Long live Castro! Long live Che Guevara!” What a stunning contrast to the dying words of Cuban Christians, who, facing execution by Castro’s firing squads, exclaimed: “ Que viva Cristo El Rey!” (“Long live Christ the King!”)

    Castro is not the only dictator who received Jackson’s benediction. In 1979, Jackson conducted a Middle East visit with PLO terrorist chieftain Yasir Arafat, whom the “Reverend” described as “educated, urbane, reasonable. I think his commitment to justice is an absolute one.” In 1984 Jackson — in the company of longtime advisor Jack O’Dell, who is a member of the Communist Party, USA, and Mary Tate of the U.S. Peace Council, a KGB front — had a friendly visit with the late Syrian dictator Hafaz Assad.

    Jackson has also turned his attention to Wall Street: In 1997 he opened an office in New York for his “Wall Street Project” to push for “racial diversity” in corporate leadership. Rather than urging following Booker T. Washington’s prescription for black financial progress — education, thrift, hard work — Jackson’s “Project” threatens lawsuits and boycotts against corporate targets. The first victim was Texaco, which was bullied into a $176 million out-of-court settlement of a spurious race discrimination case. The sum included $111 million in “racial reparations,” $35 million for “diversity training,” and generous pay increases for 1,000 black employees.

    Texaco agreed to the settlement of the case, which would have been laughed out of court, after Jackson and fellow race-baiter Al Sharpton met with CEO Peter I. Bijur to warn him that the corporation would be boycotted and reviled as “racist” unless it accepted Jackson’s terms of surrender. Jackson has used the same strategy to extract similar concessions from Coca-Cola, 7-Eleven, Shoney’s, Coors, and other corporations. He has also opened an office in Silicon Valley to carry out similar shakedowns of high-tech companies.

    In interviews published by the June 21, 1999 issue of Fortune, several honest black businessmen condemned Jackson’s “Wall Street Project” as a classic racketeering enterprise. One observed that because of Jackson’s mafia-style tactics, “there’s a big backlash” brewing against black entrepreneurs — which, given Jackson’s history of fomenting racial hostility, is probably the point of the whole enterprise.

    The Strategy of Conflict

    But what is the point? Why do we see Jackson consorting on the one hand with street criminals, while on the other hand he dines with dictators like Castro, Arafat, and Assad? Why does he pose as the champion of black economic progress, even as he engages in contemptible schemes that will hurt black businessmen in the long run? Is there a method to this apparent madness?

    I think that there is. His anti-Establishment posturing notwithstanding, Jackson, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is an accredited member of the Establishment. He has long benefited from the largesse of Establishment foundations, which have underwritten his travels and spared him the necessity of earning an honest living. For more than three decades, Jackson played an important part in one of the Establishment’s most successful strategies: The creation of conflict as a pretext for a tyrannical “solution.”

    Consider Jackson’s words from a 1969 Playboy interview. Leaving aside the fact that a genuine minister of the gospel wouldn’t grant an interview to a pornographic magazine, Jackson — a supposed champion of “non-violence” — showed a remarkable appetite for militarism and violence. “We will be as non-violent as we can be, and as violent as we must be,” declared Jackson. “Either we are going to live or America is going to die.” Asked what he would do if he were “the mayor of a major American city,” Jackson replied: “I would force the government to call out the National Guard to deal with the existing injustices, which make the ghetto a permanent disaster area. There’s no reason why the Army couldn’t be coming down the streets with bayonets, looking for slum landlords. The Army would force trade unions to allow the minority groups in.... An Army like that wouldn’t have any trouble because it would be engaged in a relevant war.”

    The evidence is in, and there can be only one verdict: Jesse Jackson is a black racist and an apostle of dictatorship. He offers no genuine hope for Americans of goodwill, black or white. Black Americans must reject the totalitarian “solutions” offered by Jackson and his comrades — Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, Congressman Maxine Waters, the Congressional Black Caucus, and other “problem profiteers.” The true solution begins in the hearts of each of us. We must turn to God, rebuild our families, and learn anew the value of personal responsibility.
    "Kick him when he's down, he's easier to reach."
    Scott Hall

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    On the Money

    I think that most people with an I.Q. over 30 see Jackson for what he is. He uses the black race as his cash cow. He uses the R word to make anybody or any company a target that can ruin their lives for a very long Time. Oh by the way the R word is RACIST. Remember Rev you can only push people around for so long before the push back harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomeriam
    I think that most people with an I.Q. over 30 see Jackson for what he is. He uses the black race as his cash cow. He uses the R word to make anybody or any company a target that can ruin their lives for a very long Time. Oh by the way the R word is RACIST. Remember Rev you can only push people around for so long before the push back harder.
    Well said! Even young Blacks know both Revs are scam artists. Remember the movie Barbershop? Jesse Jackson tried to get it edited and it was written, directed and produced by Blacks!
    "Kick him when he's down, he's easier to reach."
    Scott Hall

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