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Reason 8,00,000 Jesse Jackson is a blackmailer

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by markvid, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Again.
    Ooh. Cindy Sheeehan. Oooh. Jesse Jackson. If only there were ineffective people arguing the case, I'd like it more.
    Problem is, people listen to them. And guess what, BP is an oil company, and they are the greediest bastards on earth.
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Honk if you wish Jesse Jackson would boycott Poindexter.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    There were 100 people at the rally, Fenian.  With literally, worldwide coverage of the event.  100 people.  Twice as many people attended our July 4th block party, with a couple of flyers attached to trees as the advertisement.   

    And you say people listen to him?  What world are you living in?

    I drove by the AM/PM Acro station yesterday in North Long Beach, CA yesterday - a primarily black area.  It was quiet as a church mouse - oh, except for the cash register ringing up.  No HONKING going on.

    Dooley Womack and Fenian Bastard - I hope you're HONKING every time you drive by an Arco or BP.  Because if you aren't part of the problem, you are part of the solution.

  4. Jesse Jackson has no followers any more?
    OK, we'll all play.
    Who's your idea of a civil rights leader these days? You know, one with a constituency?
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Who gives a fuck? 100 people attended this guy's. WOWEE!!!

    Civil rights leader. Oy vey. Who is YOUR civil rights leader, Fenian?

    Fenian, did you honk today?
  6. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Jesse is a caricature of a civil rights leader. He uses the cause, which has legitimate gripes, for his own financial gain. He isn't out for anyone but Jesse.
  7. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    One of the biggest problems with race/civil rights in America today is that there are no true civil rights leaders. At one time, Jesse did inherit MLK's mantle. When Jesse spoke, people listened. Yes, he suffered some of the same slings and arrows as MLK, with people ridiculing him and trying to marginalize him, but America listened to him just the same. Our first black president, whether it be Obama or Condolezza or anyone else, owes Jesse a deep debt of gratitude for paving the way for a black candidate to be taken seriously in American politics with his runs in 1984 and 1988. But Jesse marginalized himself. The allegations of impropriety took away the facade that Jesse was doing this for the people, the powerless in society. And Jesse's inability to distinguish true injustice from situations where he get could publicity by wedging his way into the situation (i.e. the situation in Chicago were several black youths were suspended for beating the living shit out of another kid...instead of applauding the school district for working on making inner-city schools safer, Jesse pulls out the race card; or in our corner of the world, insinuating that Ray Rhodes got fired from the Packers because he was black when Rhodes massively underperformed with Holmgren's roster). Al Sharpton is seen as nothing more than comic entertainment.

    I judge civil rights leaders with a few questions: when they speak, is white America at least obliged to listen? If they wish to speak to the President (regardless of person or party), does the President feel obliged to listen because of this person's very real influence? When they involve themselves in a situation, does their presence automatically lend credibility to their side? At one point, you could answer yes for all these questions for Jesse. Now, almost not at all.

    The closest we have to a civil rights leader in this country is Obama, by virtue of being the only African American in the Senate and his stirring DNC speech. Because Obama appears to be picking his spots, lest he be pigeon-holed, if he spoke out on a racial issue, I believe the country would listen. There are African-American reverends who have influence in this country, notably T.D. Jakes, but they don't appear to be very interested in carrying the torch on racial issues. I believe that a respected and listened to black civil rights leader is key to racial progress in this country and right now that person doesn't exist. And part of that is Jesse's fault: MLK groomed him and several other leaders to be able to carry the torch for the next generation, but because Jackson loathes sharing the spotlight with anyone, there is no one to fill the gap that Jesse is leaving.
  8. bobblehead

    bobblehead Guest

    Obama is a legitimate Democrat that can speak to both sides and therefore, could have been a Pre-Reagan Democrat. So is Harold Ford Jr. They don't talk the same thing all the time. America is about more than one agenda. Which is why people listen to them.
  9. WHA73

    WHA73 Guest

    More on the cock-bag huckster

  10. bobblehead

    bobblehead Guest

    But even still, shut the hell up.  This is a thread Fenian and likeminds should control.  

    Let us NOT talk about Jackson's ministerial adultery exploits.
  11. bobblehead

    bobblehead Guest

    Say hello to Mr. Dial Tone, if he has any brains.
  12. WHA73

    WHA73 Guest

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