It's about the Left's opportunistic attacks on people who disrupt the false images the Left has created, images like the benevolent gay tv character, the coming climate apocalypse and the inequity of incomes in this country, where our poor live better than the elite of many countries.
( I mean, complaining about a 1% reduction in your welfare benefits with a picture of your large DOG and HD tv in the background? Seriously.)
Sure enough, Jesse Jackson has come riding in on his, um, Black horse in time to condemn Phil Robertson's lack of Christian credentials with regard to Black people who lived in poverty 60 years ago in Phil's neighborhood.
Let's make clear here we aren't talking about former Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior who is currently in jail for stealing campaign money to Build-a-Bear and buy a mink cape.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson isn't really a reverend considering that his divinity degree was actually conferred from a seminary on whose board his not-yet-incarcerated congressman son sat.
But I'm sure the Reverend speaks ex cathedra with spiritual authority regarding others' spiritual conditions,
Jackson lived under Jim Crow laws, according to his Wikipedia bio, but lived in the home of his post office worker stepfather while growing up. Offered the privilege of a football scholarship, Jackson discovered the grievance industry early in college, realizing that all he had to do was PUSH companies to contribute to his political machine so he would shut up about their racial prejudice, animus and bias.
Discover the Networks has the extensive list of companies who have acquiesced to Jackson's demands for compliance with his PUSH organization, from which he continues to benefit greatly. He himself is worth at least $10 million, not to mention the government grants his organizations receive.
Heck, Jesse and Jesse Jr. have even written a book with the ninety nine percenter title, " It's about the Money!" The most helpful critical of the 11 reviews on Amazon is entitled "Where is the chapter on stealing campaign funds?" an idea whose time has come and gone, apparently, at least for Jr. At this writing, one wonders if the reviewer was joking or sincerely seeking shakedown advice from the experts.
So we come to the current demand of Jesse Sr, who has numerous communist known ties and comrades, current demand to meet with A & E and Cracker Barrel about Phil Robertson's comments about his neighborhood Black friends.
(We might sneak in a comment here also that Jackson's opportunism regarding the death of Martin Luther King was pretty despicable. Read it here.)
Here's what Phil, who was born in 1946, said.
I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field .... They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word! ... Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.The writer at that link , who does not deny the truth of Phil's experiences, goes on to claim that Phil's experiences sound like a cartoon he saw once, and critics can take Phil's life experiences seriously without considering the experiences of other, more miserable folks who lived earlier than Phil.
Buried under the firestorm of media and public outrage over Robertson’s comments on sexuality is his stunning insinuation that blacks were quite happy in the Jim Crow South:Phil doesn't say ALL Blacks were happy; he simply says before the entitlement mentality took hold firmly in the minds of the Black people he knew, they were happy to work in the fields next to him.
Discover the Networks lists the impact of the entitlement mentality:
The rise of the welfare state in the 1960s contributed greatly to the demise of the black family as a stable institution. The out-of-wedlock birth rate among African Americans today is 73%, three times higher than it was prior to the War on Poverty. Children raised in fatherless homes are far more likely to grow up poor and to eventually engage in criminal behavior, than their peers who are raised in two-parent homes. In 2010, blacks (approximately 13% of the U.S. population) accounted for 48.7% of all arrests for homicide, 31.8% of arrests for forcible rape, 33.5% of arrests for aggravated assault, and 55% of arrests for robbery. Also as of 2010, the black poverty rate was 27.4% (about 3 times higher than the white rate), meaning that 11.5 million blacks in the U.S. were living in poverty.Could Phil be right, in addition to attesting to the truth of his own experiences?
Yet Jesse Jackson finds the truth offensive; his criticism of Phil is this:
"These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago," Jackson said in a statement obtained by ABC News.
"At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law. Robertson's statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was 'white privilege.'"Knowing nothing about the Robertson past, Jesse Jackson Sr, shakedown artist, feels free to claim that Phil was speaking from "white privilege."
Except when we go to Phil's Wiki bio page, we learn that Phil's childhood "white privilege" wasn't very privileged, considering he didn't have electricity, toilets or running water.
Phil, an excellent football player also had the privilege of being offered a scholarship, but he chose to embrace hunting and reject the celebrity lifestyle and big bucks of professional football.
Could Phil have a point that many "community organizers" have a knack of standing for little but stirring up trouble?
The Jesse Jacksons of the world aren't about helping "white trash" like the young Phil Robertson unless they can themselves benefit or use racial tension as a leverage.
Thus Jackson resorts to criticizing Phil's childhood observations as invalid, regardless the truth.
Christ Himself said the poor will always be with you; this is certainly evidenced by the numbers of people, unlike Star Parker, who have been given chance after chance to rise from poverty but instead choose to wallow in it.
Yet the hootiest comment GLAAD & Jackson make about Robertson's comments is this:
Jackson and GLAAD said they believe it's not right for a personality with such a large platform to benefit from such comments.Um, yeah. So GLAAD and Jackson are NOT personalities with "large platforms" benefiting from their own comments? Yeah no.
The worm has turned, I think, as more and more folk are speaking out online about the machines that are the homosexual and racial lobbies.
Just read the comments under any article about Phil and you'll see where the American public is on this, also evidenced by A & E's Duck Dynasty marathon.
I was reading a Facebook posting about the A & E western program "Longmire," and the overwhelming number of comments of people saying they would NOT watch A & E anymore stated "Not til Phil is back" or cryptically "I'm not watching A & E anymore."
We've had enough, my friends!