Who’s Afraid of Jesse Jackson?
One of the fascinating things about Jesse Jackson is that there’s a complete mismatch between the level of holy terror he generates in politicians & corporations and the actual amount of real world influence he has.
The myth of Jesse Jackson says he’s a black American leader and if he’s not happy, tens of millions of black Americans aren’t happy either. The reality is that even a large majority of black Americans seem to view him as a camera hogging hustler whose first priority is his own wallet.
If you want to see a perfect example of that, let’s take a look at his laughable comments about Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Gilbert was hurt and betrayed by the circus act James put on while he was leaving Cleveland. He publicly hammered James. Here are Jesse Jackson’s moronic comments about the incident,
(Gilbert’s) feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave. This is an owner employee relationship — between business partners — and LeBron honored his contract.
Yes, poor Lebron. Getting obscenely wealthy playing basketball for a living is obviously just like being forced to pick cotton, getting whipped, and living in a shotgun shack you’re not allowed to run from under the penalty of death.
So, Jesse Jackson said something stupid. Nothing unusual there. But his comments were so dumb that they started trending on Twitter. The people who are frightened of Jackson? It would do them a world of good to read through the thousands of comments talking about what an idiot Jackson is, most of which came from other black Americans. Here are a few typical responses,
MattBinder: LeBron James would’ve been invited to play the Homerun Derby, but Jesse Jackson would probably say something about him working in a field.
WatchJ: Hey @God its me again…Can we PLEASE trade u Jesse Jackson & Jermaine Jackson for Michael Jackson…
king_cheetah: Jesse Jackson releases statement to reassure America that he’s still irrelevant…
jyates23: So it turns out Jesse Jackson thinks Dan Gilbert’s letter about Lebron was racist… Imagine that
tryguy3: Hey Jesse Jackson are all of George Steinbrenner’s “slaves” free now? RIP George
SS_Hurricane @gusto903 for $80mil they coulda wrote ‘Kunta’ on the back of my jersey & 4head! Jesse Jackson jus wanna b n da news cause #obamagettingitin
twi_ttered: Jesse Jackson defended #LeBron & called Cav owner a slave master. Hey Jesse, the difference btwn a slave & LeBron is @ $65mil – idiot!
curvyandcaramel Jesse Jackson can’t talk about nobody, at least Gilbert didn’t want to cut Lebron nuts off
425talker: If I ever get in some trouble/controversy please Jesse Jackson don’t help me
StatikBanks: Whenever Jesse Jackson talks, a puppy dies….
Jesse Jackson reminds me of that classic quote from Army of Darkness: “I got news for you pal, you ain’t leading but two things right now, Jack and sh*t. And Jack left town.”
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