Jesse Jackson: Problem Profiteer
Booker T. Washington, who rose from slavery to become the nation’s first widely recognized black leader, once warned against what he called "problem profiteers" among our nation’s black community. "There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public," observed Washington. "Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs."
Jesse Jackson is the living validation of Washington’s eerily prophetic warning.
As the founder of Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (B.O.N.D.), I have tried to carry on Washington’s legacy by promoting self-reliance, racial reconciliation, self-education, and helping black men to understand and fulfill their God-ordained responsibilities as fathers. As our organization has sought to rebuild black families and encourage activism based upon a love of God, family, and country, I have become gravely concerned about Jesse Jackson and his growing power and influence in our culture. The evidence is overwhelming that Jackson is a professional "problem profiteer": As someone who makes millions by exploiting and exacerbating racial tensions, Jackson doesn’t want racial tensions to subside.
Ironically, the only interviewer who has ever challenged the legitimacy of Jackson’s "ministry" is Chris Rock, the foul-mouthed black actor and "comedian." "So, Jesse, what exactly do you do?" asked Rock during a segment of his HBO talk show featuring the "Reverend." Startled by the impertinence of Rock’s question, Jackson stammered that he works on behalf of "social justice." This reply did little to dispel Rock’s healthy skepticism. The tragedy is that so few Americans, black or white, are willing to subject Jackson to critical scrutiny. If they did, they would surely notice that the quest for "social justice," as defined by Jackson, always involves well-publicized efforts to stir up racial animosities. He can be counted upon to materialize anywhere there is a racial grievance and a television camera.
The evidence is in, and there can be only one verdict: Jesse Jackson is a black racist and an apostle of dictatorship. He offers no genuine hope for Americans of goodwill, black or white. Black Americans must reject the totalitarian "solutions" offered by Jackson and his comrades — Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, Congressman Maxine Waters, the Congressional Black Caucus, and other "problem profiteers." The true solution begins in the hearts of each of us. We must turn to God, rebuild our families, and learn anew the value of personal responsibility.
Source: by Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson
Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson is the founder of B.O.N.D., the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, a Los Angeles-based organization whose motto is, "Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man." He has just completed a book entitled From Rage to Responsibility, scheduled for release in August.