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Dr. King's Dream vs. Jesse's Nightmare

 
 
Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 04:30 am
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=16666


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Dr. King's Dream vs. Jesse's Nightmare By Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson FrontPageMagazine.com January 17, 2005

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday, let us pause for a moment to reflect on his self-proclaimed successor, one Jesse Louis Jackson, and the implications of his slow fall from grace.

For the first time in eight years, Jesse Jackson's Wall Street Project did not receive a donation from the New York Stock Exchange. And for the second year in a row, the Project did not hold its fundraising event on the floor of the stock exchange. Jackson had used the NYSE floor for six consecutive years before being frozen out last year. What happened?

To understand the fall of Jesse Jackson, one needs to know a little history…

Over the past fifteen years, I have worked tirelessly to expose Jesse Jackson for the thoroughly wicked man that he is. And for the past five years, my organization (BOND) has held our National Day of Repudiation of Jesse Jackson on Dr. King's birthday, to contrast Dr. King's dream with "Rev." Jackson's nightmare.

Along the way, Jackson has continually eroded his own credibility. For instance, after inserting himself into the post-2000 presidential election controversy ("stay outta da Bushes!"), it was soon revealed that Jackson had had an affair with a young staffer named Karin Stanford, which produced a child.

Jackson then had the hubris to bring the pregnant Stanford with him to the White House when he counseled then President Bill Clinton about his affair with Monica Lewinsky! (Actually, I believe Jackson and Clinton gave each other the high five!)

In December of 2001, I was attacked by Jesse Jackson, his son Jonathan Jackson, Judge Greg Mathis, and others at a Rainbow/PUSH meeting with representatives of Toyota in Los Angeles. I've told my story in the media, and have since filed suit against Jackson and Rainbow/PUSH for assault, battery, civil rights violations, and other charges.

In February of 2002, Kenneth Timmerman's excellent and comprehensive expose of Jesse Jackson-Shakedown-was published, and in October of 2003 my book, SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America was released, which featured detailed exposes of Jackson and other corrupt black leaders.

Others such as CNS News' Marc Moreno have written extensively on Jackson; and Peter Flaherty, President of the National Legal and Policy Center, has stepped in to help shed the light of truth on "the leader" of black America.

The cumulative weight of Jackson's past actions and remarks (i.e.: "Hymietown"-referring to New Yorkers during his unsuccessful 1984 Presidential campaign, consorting with enemies of the United States, etc.) has taken a serious toll.

Jackson's stock has been dropping for some time, to the point that we have decided not to hold our annual "National Day of Repudiation of Jesse Jackson" event this year. Our reasoning is simple: why give this declining demagogue any undue attention? Let him fade away on his own.

Jesse Jackson is now 63-years-old. Over the years he's perfected primarily one skill: shaking down corporations for monetary gain for himself and his cronies while posing as a public benefactor. Unlike other black leaders such as Kweisi Mfume who have noted the changing dynamics of race and politics, and changed their tactics (if not their hearts), Jackson is a dinosaur continually plying old skills in a fluid environment.

Recent case in point: While it took challenger John Kerry less than a day to concede the Presidential race, the Rainbow/PUSH website is still protesting "Ohio voting irregularities," further marginalizing Jackson.

All of this serves as a prelude to this year's Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Project Conference. In years' past, the organization regularly received a donation from the NYSE and held its fundraising bash on the floor of the exchange. Past events featured Bill Clinton and other federal officials, including chairmen of the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Election Commission, Federal Reserve Board; and secretaries of Treasury, Commerce, and Labor. Major corporations such as Citigroup, Coca Cola, AOL Time Warner, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, AT&T, Ford Motor Company, Enron, WorldCom, General Motors, IBM, Kodak, Boeing, Merrill Lynch and the DaimlerChrysler Corporate Fund acted as sponsors. Jesse Jackson himself even rang the exchange's opening bell. Those days are over!

"We are not giving to Wall Street Project this year," Diana DeSocio, the spokeswoman for the NYSE told Cybercast News Service, declining further comment. In 2003, NYSE spokesman Rich Adamonis told the news service that the NYSE was one of Jackson's "long-term supporters" with contributions in the $100,000 per year range.

An anonymous Wall Street insider told CNS that the resignation of former NYSE chairman and Jackson friend Richard Grasso hurt, as did the departure of several NYSE board members loyal to Jackson, including former Citigroup Chairman Sandy Weil, former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, former AT&T Chief Executive Officer Michael Armstrong, and former New York Democratic candidate for governor Carl McCall.

The 8th Annual Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Project Conference: "Beyond Diversity, Equity and Parity: A New Covenant" was held last week at the Hilton New York Hotel instead of the NYSE exchange floor. And reports from the event say that it was pretty dull. Gone were many of the top corporate CEO's, replaced with company representatives and diversity managers.

Sen. Hillary Clinton was one official who did speak at this year's event, with Jackson publicly referring to her as "sister."

From the day Jesse Jackson claimed that he cradled the dying Dr. King in his arms in Memphis, Jackson has essentially proclaimed himself the spokesman for black America. An embarrassingly compliant media has assisted Jackson in his aims, and, until recently, the black community has been largely silent in repudiating this wicked man. Though Jackson still enjoys pockets of strong support, I believe that black America is beginning to see what the rest of America sees when it sees Jesse Jackson.

Al Sharpton has attempted to fill the vacuum of power created by Jackson's slow demise. Sharpton has merely copied, down to his vicious anti-Semitic remarks, Jackson's actions and style, and has at least partially succeeded in resuscitating his own deservedly tarnished reputation. Yet Sharpton will not succeed in becoming the next Jesse Jackson.

Others such as Kweisi Mfume or Barak Obama may try to become the "new black leader," but ultimately, they too will not succeed. Increasingly, black Americans are beginning to understand that they should not even entertain the idea of having a "leader." The whole concept is outrageous, unnecessary, and even downright harmful to God-fearing people.

The idea of "black leaders" is also a racist one. After all, who are the white leaders in America? The obvious answer is there are none - at least ones without bedsheets.

As black Americans begin to take control of their own lives, they will seek "leaders" less, and look to God and themselves more. And as that day approaches, we will then begin to live out the true essence of Dr. King's dream, a dream that was temporarily snuffed out and hijacked by a selfish deceiver.

America is a great country, but it will truly live out its greater destiny once black Americans see the need to throw off the shackles of misplaced belief in false leadership and racial blame; and instead begin to improve the content of their own character�-one man, one woman, and one family at a time.


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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 04:57 am
So what else is new? Every age has had its share of P.T. Barnums.............and now is no exception. The fact that Jackson and Sharpton- (remember the Tawana Brawley brouhaha?) still has any credibility at all, is a total amazement to me.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 05:39 am
Phoenix32890 wrote:
So what else is new? Every age has had its share of P.T. Barnums.............and now is no exception. The fact that Jackson and Sharpton- (remember the Tawana Brawley brouhaha?) still has any credibility at all, is a total amazement to me.


Sharpton is a pure gangster. The thing which is REALLY amazing is that the democrat party would try to legitimize guys like that. I mean, we've had gangsters before; the thing we've never had before is a 100% rogue political party.
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revel
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 07:27 am
The next time reagan's birthday comes up, people should trot a long list of less than admirable repubicans rather than focusing on the man himself.
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Steppenwolf
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 02:55 pm
gungasnake wrote:
Phoenix32890 wrote:
So what else is new? Every age has had its share of P.T. Barnums.............and now is no exception. The fact that Jackson and Sharpton- (remember the Tawana Brawley brouhaha?) still has any credibility at all, is a total amazement to me.


Sharpton is a pure gangster. The thing which is REALLY amazing is that the democrat party would try to legitimize guys like that. I mean, we've had gangsters before; the thing we've never had before is a 100% rogue political party.



Straw man.
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 03:23 pm
Gunga, no one can deny the truth of your initial post. Your conclusion drawn from it is another matter.
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Magus
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 04:30 pm
One of Prez Bush's intimates, Connecticut's former governor John Rowland, resigned in disgrace because he was caught engaging in unethical behavior... accepting "favors" from insiders ("Contractors" who fatten on State funds).

Over $40 million will be spent upon the imminent Presidential inaugural "festivities"... much of it "donated" by factions who uncannily seem to get the "fast track" re: bidding on Federal Contracts.

Now, McGunga(snake), Do tell us all some more about "gangsters"...
and racketeering...
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 05:16 pm
Magus wrote:

Over $40 million will be spent upon the imminent Presidential inaugural "festivities"... much of it "donated" by factions who uncannily seem to get the "fast track" re: bidding on Federal Contracts.



The good news is that the republican festivities in question will not include any rape, murder, bombing innocent countries to eliminate bad press here in the states, or plying underaged girls with cocaine or LSD in the whitehouse. Rejoice, dear heart, your daughters are safe at this juncture.
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Magus
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 07:50 pm
...and your sons are in Quagdad!
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 08:06 pm
A National holiday to celebrate a man with more character bravery or accomplishment than anyone on A2K.....and gungasnake chooses to politicize it, tying it to the democratic party by way of Jesse Jackson...shame on you.....you should change your avatar from a snake to a worm.....
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DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 08:58 pm
Bi-Polar Bear wrote:
A National holiday to celebrate a man with more character bravery or accomplishment than anyone on A2K.....and gungasnake chooses to politicize it, tying it to the democratic party by way of Jesse Jackson...shame on you.....you should change your avatar from a snake to a worm.....


the boy can't help himself bear...

http://images.animationfactory.com/animations/animals/worms/worm_on_hook/worm_on_hook_lg_wm.gif
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Instigate
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 09:10 pm
Bi-Polar Bear wrote:
A National holiday to celebrate a man with more character bravery or accomplishment than anyone on A2K.....and gungasnake chooses to politicize it, tying it to the democratic party by way of Jesse Jackson...shame on you.....you should change your avatar from a snake to a worm.....


Jackson did it to himself first. Your indignatin is ringing hollow.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050117/ap_on_re_us/jackson_king
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revel
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 09:36 pm
nevertheless, gungsnake could have just paused to remember a great man and left it at that.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 09:43 pm
revel wrote:
nevertheless, gungsnake could have just paused to remember a great man and left it at that.


I was there in attendance at the famous "I have a dream" speech when I was around 16 or 17 years old. I can tell you right now that King didn't say a single word about affirmative action, quotas, or the kinds of hucksterism and shakedowns which Jackson is into or the kinds of gangsterism which Sharpton is into. Those clowns have hijacked the dream. Somehow or other, I'd have to figure Martin Luther King Jr. would be pissed.
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revel
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 09:48 pm
That is nice that you were able to be there to hear him speak.

I would have liked to hear how that experience was rather than what you had to say about programs that were not in existence when he was alive to give his opinions on them one way or another.
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dadothree
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jan, 2005 12:20 am
biased outlook?
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Over $40 million will be spent upon the imminent Presidential inaugural "festivities"... much of it "donated" by factions who uncannily seem to get the "fast track" re: bidding on Federal Contracts.

Just curious, did you also complain about Clinton's expensive balls? (No pun intended)
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Magus
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jan, 2005 12:56 am
"No pun intended"?

Sir, that's a damnable LIE!

I contend that the pun was the very essence of the post!
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dadothree
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jan, 2005 01:00 am
driving out darkness
You quoted Dr. King

"Darkness can not drive out darkness, only light can do that..."

So if Gunga shines some light on darkness, why is it a problem?



By the way, i'm still waiting for the black leadership to acknowledge that one forth of the black population has been killed through abortion. Who marches for them?


"We should hire 3-4 colored ministers, preferably with social service backgrounds and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members"
Margaret Sanger 1939
Founder of Planned Parenthood
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jan, 2005 09:58 am
gungasnake wrote:
revel wrote:
nevertheless, gungsnake could have just paused to remember a great man and left it at that.


I was there in attendance at the famous "I have a dream" speech when I was around 16 or 17 years old. I can tell you right now that King didn't say a single word about affirmative action, quotas, or the kinds of hucksterism and shakedowns which Jackson is into or the kinds of gangsterism which Sharpton is into. Those clowns have hijacked the dream. Somehow or other, I'd have to figure Martin Luther King Jr. would be pissed.


MLK Jr. didn't get pissed...he coached, led and offered guidance....pissing contests are your department you being the general type, like your president,not you in particular.
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jan, 2005 10:00 am
Instigate wrote:
Bi-Polar Bear wrote:
A National holiday to celebrate a man with more character bravery or accomplishment than anyone on A2K.....and gungasnake chooses to politicize it, tying it to the democratic party by way of Jesse Jackson...shame on you.....you should change your avatar from a snake to a worm.....


Jackson did it to himself first. Your indignatin is ringing hollow.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050117/ap_on_re_us/jackson_king


I was referring to King...my indignation is well deserved and well placed....and you didn't understand my post. Take your time....
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