The Strategic Intent Behind Jesse's Tears



Oh, damn I'm going to be all up in Barack's ass!!!

Jesse is connected enough to the plight of African America that he knows that the struggle over race in this country is not over. He knows that just because a light skinned brother with double Ivy League degrees got elected to the White House that the lives of average African Americans will not, just by definition, miraculously also improve. I have no doubt that Jesse is in intimate touch with that reality.

That said, I heard in an interview that he explained that his tears were because he so wished that the martyrs of the CRM like MLK and Medgar Evers could be here to see this moment. The commentator inferred that Jesse was saying that a black man in the White House signified that we (African America) had arrived at "The Promised Land" that King talked about in this last speech. (BTW - read my last commentary: while being elated at Barack's victory, I strongly disagree that racial struggle is over in America.)

I don't doubt that Jackson had some real emotion around Barack's election. At the same time I believe that Jesse's tears (and subsequent words) were as much out of strategic calculation as genuine emotional expression.

African America needs black leaders to pressure President Obama to bring the proverbial bacon home to us. Jesse will, no doubt, be in a prime position to contribute to that effort. He knows that. Barack knows that. Those tears were strategic in that their intent was to inoculate Jackson from criticism that is going to come when he takes on his new role pressuring President Obama for our "earmarks". Six months from now when Jesse is all over Barack, instead of questioning his motives and thinking of him as merely a "hater", we'll all go back to the vision of a tearful Jackson overcome by emotion at Obama's election.

This is a game. The new president will have to play/govern by doing so down the middle - and more than anything without hinting at preference to black people. On the other hand, now more than ever, African America needs strong advocacy on its behalf - if for no other reason that we now will have a president with the greatest opportunity to actually do something for us. Jesse knows this and is merely playing the game too! He's positioning himself to increase his power and effectiveness in that role. God bless him!

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fro Normally I shy away from the political arena....but! I think everyone who witnessed Jackson's supposedly "tears of joy" isn't brain dead and can clearly see what's goin' on in that head of his. True, he's positioning himself....but he needs to go sit his ass down somewhere cuz not only is "The honorable Rev. Jessie Jackson" a HATER, he is an adulterer and had a child out of wedlock! And have the nerve and gall to keep his fake ass title of Rev.....get the heck out of here. Not too long ago, Mr. Morals was overheard by the entire WORLD saying President Obama needs part of his genitalia [I refuse to say the word] cut off. I wouldn't want my enemy's children to listen to Jackson's bs. Even his son got on his case right in the PUBLIC. So. He's NO role model. What he needs to be is HUMBLE. And give his services ONLY when ASKED. He and Sharpton BOTH are attention seekers for their own personal and political agendas. And I'm glad each of them had enough sense to keep their mouths SHUT, for the most part, during this election. Halleluyah on that!bow

And this light-skinned/dark skinned crap is the very thing that has kept US apart as a people. Blackfolks seriously need to STOP being colorstroked! It depicts straight ignorance and ghetto fabulous backward ass stupidity. We need to look beyond those plantation angst placed in our psych[generationally] by you know WHOEek....cuz it is ABSOLUTELY ridiculous.

Jackson [and Sharpton are] obviously jealous, envious and player haters. As the kids say "don't hate the player.......GET IN THE GAME!"
But! I'm just sayin...fro
Everything you just said was summed up when Jesse apologized for his "hot mic" comments.

In his remarks, Jesse talked about the "historical continuity", reflected on the sacrifices of Fannie Lou Hamer, Medgar Evers, etc., spoke passionately about how he wished they could have witness Obama's campaign while insisting that Obama's message with regards to the Black community should be "broader" to include, out in the open (I'd say), Obama dealing with issues of racial justice and addressing the structural unemployment, economic and educational issues in the Black community that persists regardless of people's personal failings or lack thereof with solid urban (and rural) policy.


http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0807/09/sitroom.03.html
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2008/07/09/bp...on.obama.apology.cnn
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Originally posted by Kocolicious:
Jackson [and Sharpton are] obviously jealous, envious and player haters. As the kids say "don't hate the player.......GET IN THE GAME!"
But! I'm just sayin...fro


yeah After the castration comment, I just figured he was crying cuz it wasn't his Boule agent ass up there...
African America needs black leaders to pressure President Obama to bring the proverbial bacon home to us. Jesse will, no doubt, be in a prime position to contribute to that effort. He knows that. Barack knows that.---MBM

The meeting is already scheduled this month in New Orleans.

This is touted as 'an agenda meeting'.

I agree there needs to be an 'agenda' of the needs for African America.

Every 'parity group', 'equity group' has one.

It is both needed and expected.

The 'news', however, will be the fight for 'Who Is In Charge' (WIIC).


PEACE

Jim Chester
Jesse cried along with Oprah who was standing just in front of him in the huge crowd.
Congressman and veteran civil rights leader John Lewis, stated he had cried so much Tuesday and Wednesday he doubt he had any tears left. Yesterday I heard him state he expects to tear up when President elect Obama is sworn in.
During a brief news clip on Wednesday, I saw Colin Powell choked up as well as (surprise, surprise) Condolessa Rice the next morning during a news conference.

CNN commentator Roland Marin choked up while on the air Tuesday night to the point he could barely speak.
Perhaps Jesse was moved by President elect,Barack Obama's use of Dr Martin Luther King's words; "we as a people will get..."

Jesse was on the stage behind him the night MLK made the "mountaintop" speech, he embraced him as he turned from the podium.

I believe his tears along with all of the others I have named were genuine.
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Originally posted by mirahjay:
Jesse cried along with Oprah who was standing just in front of him in the huge crowd.
Congressman and veteran civil rights leader John Lewis, stated he had cried so much Tuesday and Wednesday he doubt he had any tears left. Yesterday I heard him state he expects to tear up when President elect Obama is sworn in.
During a brief news clip on Wednesday, I saw Colin Powell choked up as well as (surprise, surprise) Condolessa Rice the next morning during a news conference.

CNN commentator Roland Marin choked up while on the air Tuesday night to the point he could barely speak.
Perhaps Jesse was moved by President elect,Barack Obama's use of Dr Martin Luther King's words; "we as a people will get..."

Jesse was on the stage behind him the night MLK made the "mountaintop" speech, he embraced him as he turned from the podium.

I believe his tears along with all of the others I have named were genuine.



yeah
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Originally posted by mirahjay:

I believe his tears along with all of the others I have named were genuine.


Of course you may be right, but if he hadn't been so "strategic" in wiping MLK's blood on his shirt and if he hadn't, just a month or so ago, talked about cutting Barack's balls off, it might be easier to understand.
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Originally posted by MBM:
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Originally posted by mirahjay:

I believe his tears along with all of the others I have named were genuine.


Of course you may be right, but if he hadn't been so "strategic" in wiping MLK's blood on his shirt and if he hadn't, just a month or so ago, talked about cutting Barack's balls off, it might be easier to understand.



Has that story about Jesse wiping MLK's blood on his shirt been corroborated?

Or is that just a rumour that has taken on a life of its own?
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Originally posted by HonestBrother:
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Originally posted by MBM:
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Originally posted by mirahjay:

I believe his tears along with all of the others I have named were genuine.


Of course you may be right, but if he hadn't been so "strategic" in wiping MLK's blood on his shirt and if he hadn't, just a month or so ago, talked about cutting Barack's balls off, it might be easier to understand.



Has that story about Jesse wiping MLK's blood on his shirt been corroborated?

Or is that just a rumour that has taken on a life of its own?


NY Times

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That night, Mr. Jackson flew to Chicago. The next day, he had Don Rose book him on two local television talk shows; he also appeared that morning on NBC's ''Today Show,'' wearing the same blood-stained turtleneck that he had worn the day before. He told reporters he was the last to talk to Dr. King, who died, he said, cradled in his arms.

But none of that is so, according to several King aides, who remain bitter about the incident and still ask why Mr. Jackson did not change his shirt.
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Six months from now when Jesse is all over Barack, instead of questioning his motives and thinking of him as merely a "hater", we'll all go back to the vision of a tearful Jackson overcome by emotion at Obama's election.
*cough*  Any black person who questions The PResident's decisions is "a hater".

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