Friday, May 11, 2007

Jesse Jackson Takes His Tin Cup to Energy: Or, Another Day of Playing the Race Card for Personal Gain.

Did you get your race card?
Hell, no, I didn't get my race card!
Did you get your race card?
Everybody, show me your race card!
Did you get your race card?
Yo, what the hell is race card?
Did you get your race card?
Can anybody tell me what is a race card?

Upset over the lack of African-Americans on the Braves roster, members of Jesse Jackson's Rainbow-PUSH Coalition recently met with team officials of the Atlanta-based baseball team.

Joe Beasley, Southern Regional Director for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, said he and Dexter Clinkscale, the director of sports for the organization, met Monday morning for nearly two hours with Braves general manager John Schuerholz, assistant general manager Frank Wren and three other Braves officials.

Less than 10 percent of major league players are African-Americans. Might it have more to do with the fact that African-American youngsters are drawn more to basketball and football—and less about purported racism?

A Major League team fields 25 players on their active roster. To be politically correct, does that mean the Braves should sign at least two and ½ black players --is the one-half of mixed descent—to the team?

In a recent interview on the subject, Schuerholz said: "You go to where the talent leads you. Finding major league-caliber baseball players is far too difficult if you try to narrow your criteria down to demographics."

Please don't believe the hype
Everything in the world ain't black and white
Everybody ain't a stereotype
Just because I look wrong, I'm about to do right
Please don't believe the hype
Everything in the world ain't black and white
Everybody ain't a stereotype
Just because I look wrong, I'm about to do right
-- ICE CUBE, Get Your Race Card

If history is any guide, Jackson’s latest excoriation has less to do with advancing the ‘civil rights’ of Black Americans and more about shaking down the Atlanta Braves owners for the usual ‘donation’ to his organization.

Given that Jesse Louis Jackson does not have a ‘real job,’ the IRS is more closely watching what he is paid annually by the Rainbow/PUSH coalition, and the fact that he has another mouth to feed in his family
(fathered a child out of wedlock), this spiritual advisor to audulterers (e.g. Bill Clinton) could use the money!

When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression. ~ Jesse Jackson

In January 2001, The New York Post
reported that Jackson began paying his mistress, Karin Stanford, the child’s mother, $10,000 a month for child support after DNA tests proved that he was the father of her baby girl born in May 1999. The tests were necessary because Dr. Stanford was involved with another man when the child was conceived.

The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition was also reported to have shelled out $40,000 to cover her moving expenses to California, where she bought a home for $365,000.

The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth. – American humorist Henry L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)

In October 2001, a prominent black businessman, Harold Doley, Jr., principal and chairman of the New Orleans-based Doley Securities, Inc. (and the first African American to purchase a seat on the New York Stock Exchange in 1973), accused Jesse Jackson of intimidation, saying the tactics used by the (self-appointed) civil rights leader amounted to "racketeering."

According to Mr. Doley, his troubles began when he started his own Black Broadcasting Alliance (BBA), a competitor to what he called the Jackson-friendly National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB). Allegedly, Jackson petitioned the FCC to halt Edwards proposed $1.5 billion sale of 19 television stations to Sinclair Broadcasting.

In anther revelation, Doley contended that Jackson’s extortions of American companies—victims have included telecoms SBC Ameritech, Verizon, AT&T and GTE, brokerages such as Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Solomon Smith Barney and banks such as Citicorp and Bank of America—were paying and putting money in Jesse Jackson's coffers to the tune of $170 million in commissions a year, 10 percent of which went to Jackson.

The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. – H. L. Mencken

Robert Huberty, Executive VP—Capital Research Center, which analyzes and tracks the activities of advocacy organizations, has done a great job in illuminating The Art of Jackson’s Shakedown: (i) Jackson looks for deep-pocketed companies whose core-competence is dependent on their public image; (ii) in the name of ‘civil rights,’ Jackson intimidates the companies into defending their hiring/ business practices; (iii) he threatens companies with boycotts and sanctions; (iv) ‘bad cop/good cop’—Jackson threatens to use his political leverage in D.C. to have his ‘friends’ impose government sanctions – or he offers to win them political and legal benefits; but, (v) then he also demands that they pay him for his trouble.

At other times Jackson seeks out a cut of the action for himself or his friends.

Jackson also leans on the individuals and minority-owned companies he claims to be helping and urges them to pay him for the assistance he’s provided—such as, paying a ‘membership fee’ to join his Rainbow alliance.

Author Kenneth Timmerman in his groundbreaking 2002 book, Skakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson, alleges, too, that Jesse Jackson never earned the titled, ‘The Reverend.’

Timmerman claims, “Jesse Jackson got himself ordained two months after Martin Luther King was shot. It was essentially a political ordination, a shotgun ordination. He did not go through the long procedure. He was not licensed to preach, as far as I could determine. I went to the church where he was ordained. He did not go through this two-year process. He never submitted himself to the authority of the church. He has never had a church himself, and he has been accountable to no one.”

Research done by Timmerman uncovered, too, that Jackson flunked out of the Chicago Theological Seminary after less than a year. But, he was finally awarded an honorary doctorate from that same theological seminary in 2000—more than 30 years later. Coincidentally, that same year, his son, Jessie Junior, the congressman, was appointed to the board of the Seminary.

[Ed. note. How much money do you think he had some Company ‘donate’ to the Seminary for that honor? What—do you think he contributed money out of his own pocket?]

Controversy is not a new adversary to Jackson. His critics charge that contrary to his claim, he never cradled THE Martin Luther King in his arms the day he was shot. In fact, witnesses claim that the pictures taken of Jackson with the [actual] Reverend King were publicity stills shot the day before James Earl Ray assassinated King on his balcony.

While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph. – Photographer Lewis Hines (1874 – 1940)

In a column written for WorldNet Daily back in 2003, political activist Mychal Massie (rhetorically) asked: How many of the jeering black faces Jackson uses as backdrop benefited from his 1997 shakedown of Viacom? Once Viacom agreed to pay $2 million with Jackson as the principle recipient, all opposition disappeared.

Exactly how has his intrusion into the NFL helped blacks? How many qualified blacks are in coaching positions today because of Jackson? Did Dennis Greene or Tony Dungy get hired and succeed because of Jackson?

How many blacks can truthfully say they tangibly benefited from Jackson's shakedown of Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Paine Weber?

Jackson’s has a side-business, too, a lobby, Wall Street Project, with a mission statement purportedly “designed to promote minority participation in corporate America."

In our view, its existence is just another front— promoting racial tension and extortion to the pinstripe crowd on Wall Street—and then extending the tin cup, ‘asking’ for donations.

Activist Massie alleges that Wall Street Project takes in more than $10 million yearly—with most of the dollars going to his narrow network of friends and business associates.

On May 1, 2007, Jesse Jackson said his organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, will next target energy companies like Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips in “a push to create more jobs for women and minorities in the industry.”

To punish a man because we infer from the nature of some doctrine, which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked. – Thomas Babington Macaulay, English historian, essayist and politician (1800 – 1859)

In light of record profits being reported by oil companies—and little sympathy for energy companies among ordinary citizens, green activists, and DC politicians—Jackson smells another pay day. As already documented by others, Jackson has made a lucrative career out of keeping racial strife alive in America.

In an article published by the Chicago Sun Times (February 27, 2007), Jackson wrote, "America is said to be suffering from poverty fatigue. Reagan's "welfare queen" has been supplanted by the "illegal immigrant" supposedly living on the dole, avoiding taxes and consuming services."

The 10Q Detective can only hope that America—Black, White, Green, or Purple—is finally suffering from Jesse Jackson fatigue, too.

The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box. As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it - whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

In our view, the same could be said of a black man, especially one who cheats men of any color.

Editor David J. Phillips does not hold a financial interest in any of the companies that Jessie Jackson has blackmailed to support his lavish lifestyle. The 10Q Detective has a FULL DISCLOSURE POLICY.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great post brother! amen.