In a desperate attempt to stay relevant, Jesse Jackson has sunk the civil rights movement he represents to the absolute bottom of self-parody by denouncing Phil Robertson as “more offensive” than the bus driver who asked Rosa Parks to give up her seat.
Once the civil rights movement did good in America by erasing vestigial remnants of the long-ago days of slavery. Despite his communist associations and personal flaws, Martin Luther King Jr.’s basic message was positive: We would be much better off if our society judged us by the content of our character, as he advocated.
However, we are increasingly less judged by our character than our ethnicity, thanks to a racial hierarchy based on phony victimhood that has been imposed on us in part by demagogues who hijacked the civil rights movement.
Prominent among them is Jackson, who smeared King’s blood on his shirt in his eagerness to claim his mantle. But the moral capital he inherited was quickly squandered on mau-mauing operations, which allowed Jackson to enrich himself by collecting massive extortion payments from business entities in return for not denouncing them as racist.
Overshadowed by the still more shameless and cartoonish Al Sharpton, and beset by sordid scandals, Jackson is no longer the center of attention. So he has needed to yell ever louder, making ever more of a fool of himself and of the dwindling few who regard him as an authority. Finally, after Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson was sandbagged for expressing his conventional Christian view of homosexuality, Jackson has come to this:
“These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago,” Jackson said in a statement obtained by ABC News.
What could Rosa Parks possibly have to do with GQ being able to drag out of Robertson that like all Bible-believing Christians he regards homosexuality as a sin?
“At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law.”
Live and learn. I didn’t realize there are state laws against being Christian:
“Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was ‘white privilege.’”
The white privilege card is officially worn out. Leftists have overplayed it to the point that no one could possibly take it seriously. Nothing in the controversy A&E and the rest of the liberal media ginned up to tear down Phil Robertson has anything whatsoever to do with being white:
In his statement, the 72-year-old civil rights leader demanded to meet within 72 hours with A&E executives and Cracker Barrel’s CEO to discuss the future of Duck Dynasty memorabilia.
A&E has already indefinitely suspended Phil Robertson for his thought crime. But apparently that isn’t good enough for the righteous Jesse Jackson, who as a self-appointed representative of homosexuality, demands further punishment. Maybe they can bring back crucifixion.
Jackson is likely to have a long sit in the A&E waiting room. The dog still barks, but it will no longer hunt.