The (frying pan) ..and the (fire)..

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(Yours truly – 1965 – Vietnam).

I am as patriotic and supportive of America as anyone on the planet, ..albeit with that said; I wish to also say; that I am not the least bit supportive of any war anywhere (for the sake of) maintaining, ..and or, increasing the (obscene) wealth of the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds.

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Question: When is the last time you went to a “Department Store, ..a Mall, ..or a Grocery Store, ..and bought (an item) identified, ..and/or, ..labeled as; “Made in Syria.”

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A provocative Question: How many retail outlets in Syria do you imagine sell products labeled; “made in the U.S.A.”?

America is without a doubt a great and wonderful nation with a Constitution, and/or laws, established to keep it that way.

America was not founded to be a police force, at home, or anywhere on the globe. America is a land of opportunity and freedom that welcomes all who wish to be Americans.

There is no provision in the U.S. Constitution or American law that welcomes individuals who place their allegiance to a nation or a cause above and beyond America.

Far to long now the agenda of a few (miscreants) seeking power for power’s sake have not only been allowed, ..but revered for unleashing their evil aspirations and poisonous rhetoric (in America) because America’s first amendment guarantees them that right.

According to Webster: “mis·cre·ant,” An evildoer; a villain.

With more than three sources establishing the Rev. Jesse Jackson as the individual responsible for coining the term; “African American” to suit his agenda, (an agenda) that (in my humble opinion) serves his personal docket to achieve wealth and celebrity without working for a living.

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(Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr.)

Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. (born Jesse Louis Burns); “October 8, 1941.” ..is an “American” civil rights activist and Baptist minister.

(Note). It’s interesting (at least to me) ..that Wikipedia does not introduce the Reverend Jesse Jackson as an (African-American) civil rights activist and Baptist minister.

Continuing…

Jackson was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a (shadow) U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.

(Sidebar).

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Question: What in the hell is a shadow Senator?

The offices of shadow U.S. Representative and shadow U.S. Senator are elective offices created by the District of Columbia as part of its efforts to gain full admittance to the Union as a State. The office originated with the election of the first Shadow Senators in 1796, and the position of Shadow US Representative first appeared in 1956 in the Territory of Alaska. The name was based on the traditional practice of the Official Opposition appointing shadow cabinets in parliamentary systems..

The voters of the District of Columbia elect two shadow U.S. Senators who are known as U.S. Senators by the District of Columbia, but who are not officially sworn or seated by the U.S. Senate. Shadow senators were first elected in 1990.

The shadow U.S. Senators for the 110th United States Congress (2007–2009) are Paul Strauss and Michael D. Brown. (Source Wikipedia).

Jackson was also the host of Both Sides with Jesse Jackson on CNN from 1992 to 2000.

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Jackson was born in Greenville, South Carolina to Helen Burns, a 16-year-old high school student, and her 33-year-old married neighbor, Noah Louis Robinson, a former professional boxer who was an employee of a textile brokerage and a well-known figure in the black community.

One year after Jesse’s birth, his mother married Charles Henry Jackson, a post office maintenance worker who would later adopt Jesse.

Jesse went on to take the surname of his stepfather, but also maintained a close relationship with Robinson over the years, as he considered both men to be his father.

As a young child, Jackson was taunted by the other children regarding his out-of-wedlock birth, and narrates that the experiences helped motivate him to succeed.

(Sidebar).

I suppose because I was raised with a responsible (married) mother and father, I am unequipped to understand the advantage of being an illegitimate child.

Question: Was that a cheap shot?

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 Question: Am I a bigot?

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According to Webster: “dit·to,” The same as stated above or before.

Continuing…

Living under Jim Crow segregation laws, Jackson was taught to go to the back of the bus and use separate water fountains – practices he accepted until the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955.

He attended the racially segregated Sterling High School in Greenville, where he was elected student class president, finished tenth in his class, and earned letters in baseball, football and basketball.

Upon graduating from high school in 1959, he rejected a contract from a minor league professional baseball team so that he could attend the University of Illinois on a football scholarship.

A good decision: Why work for a living when someone will pay your way through college?

Continuing…

Following his second semester at the predominantly white University of Illinois, Jackson transferred to the North Carolina A&T, a (historically black university) ..located in Greensboro, North Carolina.

An odd decision: for an individual who would spend the Lions share of his life (claiming to) advocate for integration.

Continuing…

There are differing accounts of the reasons behind this transfer. Jackson has claimed that he changed schools because racial prejudice prevented him from playing quarterback and limited his participation on a competitive public-speaking team.

(Sidebar).

Writing on ESPN.com in 2002, sociologist Harry Edwards noted that the University of Illinois had previously had a black quarterback, but also noted that black athletes attending traditionally white colleges during the 1950s and 1960s encountered a “combination of culture shock and discrimination”. Edwards also suggested that Jackson had left the University of Illinois in 1960 because he had been placed on academic probation.

Continuing…

However, the president of the University of Illinois reported in 1987 that Jackson’s 1960 freshman year transcript was clean, and said Jackson would have been eligible to re-enroll at any time.

While attending A&T, Jackson played quarterback and was elected student body president. He also became active in local civil rights protests against whites-only libraries, theaters and restaurants.

He graduated with a B.S. in sociology in 1964, then attended the Chicago Theological Seminary on a scholarship.

He dropped out in 1966, three classes short of earning his master’s degree, to focus full-time on the civil rights movement.

He was ordained a minister in 1968, and in 2000, was awarded his Master of Divinity Degree based on his previous credits earned, plus his life experience and subsequent work.

Another good decision: Why work for something when you can hang out with (the right crowd) and accomplish the same thing.

Continuing…

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Operation Breadbasket.

Jackson has been known for commanding public attention since he first started working for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

(Sidebar).

A statement I can wholeheartedly agree with after viewing the photo below…

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( Silver rights now).

Question: Do you think someome involved in organizing this particular rally should have stayed in school long enough to learn to spell (civil)?

According to Webster: “sil·ver,” A lustrous white, ductile, malleable metallic element, occurring both uncombined and in ores such as argentite, having the highest thermal and electrical conductivity of the metals. It is highly valued for jewelry, tableware, and other ornamental use and is widely used in coinage, photography, dental and soldering alloys, electrical contacts, and printed circuits. Atomic number 47; atomic weight 107.868; melting point 960.8°C; boiling point 2,212°C; specific gravity 10.50; valence 1, 2. ..and (apparently) after studying the photo above, (silver) is (also a right) that Jesse Jackson and black Americans were demanding in 1965.

To Quote Hillary Clinton; “What possible difference can it make now.” ..besides, ..they all look happy!

Continuing…

In 1965, Jackson participated in the Selma to Montgomery marches organized by James Bevel, King and other civil rights leaders in Alabama. Impressed by Jackson’s drive and organizational abilities, King soon began giving Jackson a role in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), though he was concerned about Jackson’s apparent ambition and attention-seeking.

When Jackson returned from Selma, he was charged with establishing a frontline office for the SCLC in Chicago.

In 1966, King and Bevel selected Jackson to head the Chicago branch of the SCLC’s economic arm, Operation Breadbasket and he was promoted to national director in 1967.

Operation Breadbasket had been started by the Atlanta leadership of the SCLC as a job placement agency for blacks. Under Jackson’s leadership, a key goal was to encourage massive boycotts by black consumers as a means to pressure white-owned businesses to hire blacks and to purchase goods and services from black-owned firms.

(Sidebar).

When I was a kid, those kind of tactics were referred to as (extortion)…

According to Webster: “ex·tor·tion,” Illegal use of one’s official position or powers to obtain property, funds, or patronage.

“How about that, looks like it still means the same thing in the 21st  Century.”

Continuing…

Dr. T.R.M. Howard, a 1950s proponent of the consumer boycott tactic, soon became a major supporter of Jackson’s efforts – donating and raising funds, and introducing Jackson to prominent members of the black business community in Chicago.

Under Jackson’s direction, Operation Breadbasket held popular weekly workshops on Chicago’s south side featuring white and black political and economic leaders, and religious services complete with a jazz band and choir.

Jackson became involved in SCLC leadership disputes following the assassination of King on April 4, 1968. When King was shot, Jackson was in the parking lot one floor below. Jackson told reporters he was the last person who speak to King, and that King died in his arms – an account that several King aides disputed.

Ahhh, come on, ..would Jesse lie about something like that?

In the wake of King’s death, Jackson worked on SCLC’s Poor People’s Crusade in Washington, D.C., and was credited with managing its 15-acre tent city – but he began to increasingly clash with Ralph Abernathy, King’s successor as chairman of the SCLC.

Sadly, ..ambition can blind the best of us!

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In 1969, The New York Times reported that Jackson was being viewed as King’s successor by several black leaders and that Jackson was one of the few black activists who was preaching racial reconciliation. Jackson was also reportedly seeking coalition with whites in order to turn racial problems into class problems,…

“When (we change the race problem) into (a class fight) between the (haves) and the (have-nots), then (we) are going to have (a new) ball game”, Jackson said.”

The Times also indicated that Jackson was being criticized as too involved with middle class blacks, and for having an unattainable goal of racial unity.

In the spring of 1971, Abernathy ordered Jackson to move the national office of Operation Breadbasket from Chicago to Atlanta and sought to place another person in charge of local Chicago activities, but Jackson refused to move.

Jackson organized the October 1971 Black Expo in Chicago, a trade and business fair to promote black capitalism and grass roots political power.

The five-day event was attended by black businessmen from 40 states, as well as politicians such as Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes, and Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley.

Daley’s presence was seen as a testament to the growing political and economic power of blacks.

In December 1971, Jackson and Abernathy had a complete falling out, with the split described as part of a leadership struggle between Jackson, who had a national profile, and Abernathy, whose prominence in the civil rights movement was beginning to wane.

The break began when Abernathy questioned Jackson’s handling of receipts from the Black Expo, and then suspended Jackson as leader of Operation Breadbasket for not obtaining permission to form non-profit corporations.

Al Sharpton, who was then youth group leader of the SCLC, left the organization to protest Jackson’s treatment and formed the National Youth Movement.

Jackson, his entire Breadbasket staff and 30 of the 35 board members resigned from the SCLC and began planning a new organization.

Time magazine quoted Jackson as saying at that time that the traditional civil rights movement had lost its “offensive thrust.”

(Sidebar).

Again I agree wholeheartedly, (think about it) ..what good is a (civil movement) without an “offensive thrust.”

Continuing…

People United to Save Humanity…

Operation PUSH) officially began operations on December 25, 1971; Jackson later changed the name to “People United to Serve Humanity”…

(Sidebar).

Again I agree, it does sound a hell of lot better to tell people that you are (serving) them, ..instead of (pushing) them.

Continuing…

T.R.M. Howard was installed as a member of the board of directors and chair of the finance committee. At its inception, Jackson planned to orient Operation PUSH toward politics and to pressure politicians to work to improve economic opportunities for blacks and poor people of all races.

SCLC officials reportedly felt the new organization would help black businesses more than it would help the poor.

In 1978 Jackson called for a closer relationship between blacks and the Republican Party, telling the Party’s National Committee that “Black people need the Republican Party to compete for us so we can have real alternatives …

(Sidebar).

Why not? Look how well playing both sides has served the Rothschild family.

Continuing…

The Republican Party needs black people if it is ever to compete for national office.”

In 1984, Jackson organized the Rainbow Coalition and resigned his post as president of Operation PUSH to run for president of the United   States, though he remained involved as chairman of the board.

Editorial: No doubt about it, (at least in my opinion) Jesse Jackson is an individual with no shortage of ambition.

According to Webster: “am·bi·tion,” An eager or strong desire to achieve something, such as fame or power.

However, (at least in my humble opinion) ambition without the commitment to complete the task at hand is as noble as producing children out of wedlock.

Question: Why would any (man or woman) with “God-given common sense,” ..whether (formally educated) ..or not, who has supported himself or herself through a course of honest employment, approve of or seek the counsel of an individual who has likely never filled out an application for (work) in his life?

Final word: Telling black people that they are Africans – is not only a lie, ..it is destructive beyond Merriam-Webster’s current definition of destructive.

According to Merriam-Webster: “de·struc·tive,” (in context) Wreaking and ruinous.

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According to Merriam-Webster: “scum,” A filmy layer of extraneous or impure matter.

Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

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