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Jesse Jackson Pivots from Ferguson Riots to Bigger Government

That moment when you shift from calling for an end to looting and vandalism to calling for looting as public policy.

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Walter Hudson

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August 12, 2014 - 11:54 pm
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As you might expect, it didn’t take long for political opportunists and race-baiters to rally to Ferguson, Missouri, looking to leverage unrest over a teen killed by police into a platform for advocating their policy agenda. Writing at USA Today, Jesse Jackson would have been well-served to stop after calling upon protestors to refrain from further violence. Alas, he just couldn’t help himself:

Since President Lyndon Johnson, there has been no significant urban, suburban, small town or rural policy to rebuild America. Thus we should not be surprised that urban and rural communities, and all points in between, have significantly deteriorated during the past 46 years of neglect. Republicans are the party of “no” and Democrats are the party of “don’t know” because it hasn’t fought for bold ideas, policies or plans to turn us in a new direction. Policies of community development are being replaced with policies of community containment. The absence of a domestic Marshall Plan is being replaced with martial law.

Such rhetoric suggests that Jackson views America as a ravaged battlefield, laid waste by a destructive force on par with a major natural catastrophe or act of war. By what means has this devastation been wrought? “46 years of neglect” by government.

What a low view of humanity. In Jackson’s mind, without pervasive government activism, human beings are lost to destitution and despair. He goes on to lament “inadequate investments being made in our infrastructure… outdated public transportation… denial of capital investment for entrepreneurs,” and so forth. Apparently, government – an institution defined by its capacity to lawfully wield force against individual lives – is the only power capable of providing for people’s needs.

Conspicuously missing from Jackson’s consideration is the one place in the nation which best models his vision for “community development,” Detroit, Michigan. Once home to a peak population of 1.8 million, and now languishing at around 700,000, Detroit crumbles as a manifestation of precisely the kind of “investment” and “development” Jackson speaks of.

Such is the price of Jackson’s prescribed “equality,” a condition where individuals are actually treated differently under the law depending upon how productive they are. Such is also the price of Jackson’s prescribed “justice,” a condition where promises of provision are made by government on the backs of the most productive and successful, because nothing proves more “just” than seizing people’s property. In the final analysis, it appears Jackson supports looting after all.

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Stop calling him "Reverend".

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He has disgraced his family, his country, and his race. He could not disgrace the Democratic Party because they beat him to the punch by disgracing themselves. Why do we have to even talk about an adulterer, the father of a convict, a man who never worked in his entire life and has fed his wallet by keeping blacks enslaved as permanent victims. Black people will wake up one day and curse that despicable rat.
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He was a good man once. Keep hope alive, he said. Common ground, he said. He fought for and appealed to what was best in us.

And somewhere along the way he sold his soul to the leftard devil.
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It is so sad that the leaders in the black communities have to be so deceitful and yes, evil.
Jesse says nothing has been done for 46 years - nothing could be farther from the truth. In the last 46 years, entitlement programs have increased; we have multi-generational families now hooked on these programs; their dignity and feelings of self-worth have been stripped from them, therefore, we have scenes like the riots in Ferguson.
I know people were breathing a sigh of relief after Thursday nite - but they forgot about Friday - a good day in the week to get drunk or high and incite the masses.
Thank you liberals - you are destroying our country from within.
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maybe jesse can do for the rest of the country what he's done for chicago ... the next detroit ?
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A lot of people make their living on continued perception of race issues everywhere one can look. Jesse is just more visible. Race hustlers be stokin' racism.

Climate hustlers be stokin' climate change and fear of carbon.

Feminist hustlers be stokin' rampant patriarchy.

Livings to be made and careers to protect...all at the expense of good honest people.
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They started intimidating people in every possible way. I left the northeast because I was f*****g tired of them roaming around and looking like I owe them something. Where I live now there is a respectful relationship between them and the police. No one even looks disrespectfully to others, on the contrary we treat each other politely and even do some small talk while our children play. I side with the police this time. The PD's in many cities are tired of dealing with wannabe thugs that go around showing their ass under their ridiculous pants at half mast.
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funny as this race hustler asks for bigger government he works in his own private sector.
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Our man Jesseee... has a radio program on Sunday mornings. During this recent war between Hamas and Israel, he had to chime in. I'll try to qoute him. One week he call the Jews "the spawn of Satan". The next week he did it again calling Jews "the Devil's children". I'd love to be able to talk to him and let him know what I feel about him.
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There's a picture somewhere of riot police confronting violent Occupy protesters. The first label points to a rioter and says "Wants more government." The second label points at an officer and says "More government." Why does that ring a bell now?
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Pandering to the crowds and their enablers, Jesse Jackson does not serve "the black community" or anyone else.

If I thought a cop had shot my friend or neighbor for no good reason, I'd be mad as hell, pissed off and demanding justice. I might demonstrate or picket, but I sure as hell would not loot or burn down a local store in "retaliation" for what one errant policeman did.

There is no reason to condone lawlessness, whether by a law enforcement officer or anyone else. Putting up with or excusing criminal behavior from the minority community in a St. Louis suburb treats the minority community members like little children who should be tolerated because they don't know right from wrong.
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The teen's death is the excuse for the looting, not the reason.
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If this was about death rather than race, the entire city of Chicago would be burnt down by now.
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You would act like that if you were part of a collective that believes they are entitled to eternal compensation for the allegedly unjust actions perpetrated on "their people" several generations removed. If you had the option to be a free man or to be an entitled serf and you had decided to take the second option out of laziness or intellectual apathy. Then you would not care for your children's education, or the integrity of your family, or the righteousness of your ideas. If you and I were like that, we would jump at the first opportunity to destroy the fruit of other people's labor because we would only care to reinforce our entitlement system, by force if necessary. Then we would listen to perverted leaders like Jesse Jackson and we would not give a hoot about the future of our race and culture.
Fortunately we are not like that but there are some mentally negated poor people that are like that. Those are the ones paying J.J.'s salary.
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Why doesn't Jackson become an American, i.e., someone who depends on himself to fix his own problems. A serf expects his lords and masters to fix things for him, a freeman doesn't.
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