Good Grief … Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls Florida the ‘Selma of our time’ … What an Insult to Selma, AL!
What an insult to Selma, Alabama.
The race-baiter Jesse Jackson compared Florida and their “stand your ground” to the civil rights marches that took place in Selma, AL and called it, “the Selma of our time”. Really Rev. Jackson, really? Florida Gov. Rick Scott asked for an apology to the insult to Floridians. However, I disagree. It is not Floridians who should be asking for the apology, it is those from Selma, Alabama who should demand the apology. The murder trial of George Zimmerman, in which he was found not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin, had nothing to do with “stand your ground” laws. It was just simple self-defense. However, that had not prevented as Bill O’Reilly refers to Jackson as the race hustlers hijacking Trayvon’s death and memory. Worse yet, they are making a mockery out of real civil rights in the United States like Selma, Alabama and the Selma to Montgomery marches, also known as Bloody Sunday and the two marches that followed. It is those that marched in Selma who Jesse Jackson owes an apology to.
Remember when I used to be relevant …
Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday accused Rev. Jesse Jackson of insulting Floridians with a series of reckless and divisive statements about the state and its “stand your ground” self-defense law.
While visiting the state Capitol Tuesday, Jackson talked about efforts to repeal the law and used the phrase “Selma of our time” — a reference to civil rights marches in Alabama that helped prompt change in the 1960s.
In a July 18 exchange on CNN, Jackson talked about an economic boycott to “isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state given this whole stand your ground laws.”
Scott denounced both comments and demanded an apology, saying the longtime civil rights leader’s words “insult Floridians and divide our state at a time when we are striving for unity and healing.”
It is pathetic that Rev. Jesse Jackson would trivialize the actual Civil Rights movement of the 1960′s to continue to attempt to be relevant and turn a profit. Weasel Zippers‘ title says it best, Jesse Jackson is ‘Compares Gov. Rick Scott To Segregationist George Wallace’? Pathetic indeed.