Jesse Jackson used to be one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s associates.
Jesse Jackson's philosophy is a far cry from what MLK preached.
Jesse Jackson is in it for the power and the money.
Jesse Jackson is a multi-millionaire.
If Jesse Jackson were truly serious about helping poor blacks, he wouldn't be living a life of luxury.
Let's make a very, very conservative estimate and say that he's making $1 million a year.
If he were really serious about it, he could keep $50,000 per year, give 32 families $30,000 a year and lift them right out of poverty.
I live on a lot less than $50,000 a year. Not much more than $30,000 a year as a matter of fact. I get by. I'm raising a daughter who was born of a dead-beat mom. Jesse could get by on $50,000.
(I'm pretty sure that we'll get to the subject of dead-beat mom's pretty soon, too. Odd how "dead-beat dad" rolls right off the tongue after hearing it repeated a million times, but dead-beat mom seems kind of awkward...)
But Jesse Jackson is flying around in private jets, wearing custom tailored suits, staying in the best hotels and generally living like the rich, white guys that he so disparages for "keeping the black man down".
In other words, he's your typical liberal, black or white. He says that he wants to fix all of these problems, but he certainly doesn't want to use his money for it. He wants to use yours.
And, quite frankly, if he were to fix the problem, he'd be screwed. If there weren't any racism, what would Jesse do? He has no desire to fix the problem. He'd have to get a real job and live on only half a million dollars a year.
Does anybody out there really believe that "racism" is causing all of the problems in the "black community"?
Well, I guess that depends on how you define the word, "racism".
When MLK was alive, there were still blacks being hung from trees for no other reason than the color of their skin. Now, that was racism!
Nowadays, the definition of racism has been defined as: anyone who disagrees with a protected minority (thanks, Rush).
Have you ever noticed that Jackson, Mfume, Sharpton and all of the rest of the "race industry" people never, ever, ever, speak of the progress that has been made since blacks were lynched?
When is the last time that you've heard of a black person being hung by a white person? No, really. Think about it.
30 years after the last "lynching", and we're still in the mindset of 1960's racism!
MLK, roll over.