Jesse Jackson has long been one of the less appetizing major figures in US politics. He was long a recipient of millions in Federal govt funding for various projects allegedly meant to help the poor, whereas most of the money went to line his own pockets and buy him luxuries [such as, traveling to Europe on the Concorde for his family]. Yet he has been tolerated and treated kindly by the media. His apparent role in setting Martin Luther King up for assassination has been generally overlooked [see Jim Bishop's book on that assassination]. Nor did his vicious anti-Jewish comments place outside the pale of acceptable and accepted [salonfahig
] politicians. Now, he has once again come out of the closet as an anti-Jewish bigot. He has embraced the Walt-Mearsheimer lie that Israel controls US foreign policy in the Middle East. I wonder how much money he gets from Saudi Arabia and/or other Arab sources for failing to mention Saudi influence, which was examined to some extent in the film Fahrenheit 9/11 by "leftist" Michael Moore. Here are some choice quotes from an interview with Jackson
reproduced on the blog of Prof Judith Apter Klinghoffer.
Jackson believes that, although "Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades" remain strong, they'll lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House. . .
This is only part of Jackson's expressions of anti-Jewish hate. Next he tells whom he supports:
Jackson warns that he is not an Obama confidant or adviser but, "just a supporter" But he adds that Obama has been "a neighbor, or better still, a member of the family."
After these remarks, Jackson takes some unexpected "right-wing" positions:
. . . the United States "will have to remain in Iraq for a very long time."
"We need to protect our manufacturing industry against unfair competition that destroys American jobs. . . "
The full interview is here
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Coming: More on Obama the war candidate, More on the anti-Jewish racism of the "Peace Process," Republicans, Democrats & Jews [FDR and Eisenhower and Carter and George Bush Sr]; Jews in Jerusalem, Hebron, the Land of Israel, archeological updates, peace follies, propaganda, etc
Labels: Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson, Walt-Mearsheimer