Updated: March 10, 2010
In light of Dan Rather’s recent and unbelievable “watermelon” comments about President Obama, for a few days BFP will repost this July 11, 2008 article about Jessie Jackson’s Obama comments – and the differences between Jackson and Obama on the subject of individual responsibility…
Barbados Could Learn A Lesson From The “Cut Off Obama’s Nuts” Fight
A few days ago, Jesse Jackson was caught on an open microphone saying that Presidential Candidate Barack Obama “talked down to black people”. Jackson said “I want to cut his nuts off”. (BFP article here)
Now we know the reason for Jackson’s rage…
It seems that Mr. Obama told a group of his fellow citizens that fathers should be more than one night stands. That men should be more responsible for their own actions and if they did this we wouldn’t have so many unwed black mothers. If black men would be responsible for their children, we wouldn’t have a situation where over 50% of black children grow up without a father.
Mr. Obama also said “Children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools, and 20 times more likely to end up in prison.”
Jackson Explains Himself – Outrageous!
In apologising for his outburst, Jesse Jackson stated how his position on black fatherless families differed from Obama’s…
It is the government’s fault!
“My appeal was for the moral content of [Obama’s] message to not only deal with the personal and moral responsibility of black males, but to deal with the collective moral responsibility of government and the public policy which would be a corrective action for the lack of good choices that often lead to their irresponsibility.” … Jesse Jackson
“Leaders” Like Jackson Undermine Black Society
Jesse Jackson’s position that it is the government’s fault that so many black people are not sexually responsible and that black men drop babies here and there – wherever black women let them.
Yes sir… according to Jackson, we darkies can’t keep our private parts to ourselves and it is not our fault. It is the government’s fault that we darkies breed so indiscriminately.
And if that sounds racist – it is. Mr. Jackson’s position is inherently racist, but we let him and so many other black leaders get away with telling our people and our young people that their choices in life are not their responsibility because they are black.
If a white person had of made the same comments about black fathers or about wanting to castrate Obama there would have been hell to pay. But we take it from Jesse Jackson because he once cradled a dying Martin Luther King Jr. long ago in Memphis, Tennessee. We take it from other black so-called “leaders” because the mantra of “Guvment’s fault – Guvment fix it” has been drilled into the young people for decades – both in the USA and in Barbados.
Barbados Needs A Barack Obama
On Barbados we have our own Jesse Jacksons who make excuses for all kinds of bad choices by young black people. We have our own Jesse Jacksons who tell our children and our people to lower their expectations for themselves and each other.
Barbados needs more Obamas and fewer Jacksons. Barbados needs fewer leaders who are “baby fathers” themselves.
New York Daily News: Jesse Jackson: Relic