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.

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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.

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Good Grief … Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls Florida the ‘Selma of our time’ … What an Insult to Selma, AL!”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on August 1st, 2013 12:13 pm

      Jackson and Sharpton will lash out to get attention in order to continue their “Race Hustler” business.

      The had a long ride without major challenge. Now they have been exposed for what they really are. They care nothing for the black people. If they did, they would have long ago founded projects that would help rather than hinder.

      The “Rev Write and those like him are just as guilty of preaching a system of hate and making money from the black community.

    2. Rightknight on August 1st, 2013 4:19 pm

      Jessie has had from 1965 until 2013 to struggle with
      the concept of “…not be judged by the color of their
      skin, but by the content of their character”. In those
      almost 50 years the vociferous Jessie has been totally
      unsuccessful in deciphering the intent of that statement.
      Dr. King would never be a supporter of the Jessie Jackson
      agenda of racial division and hate mongering.

      I don’t understand why a ‘Reverend’ would devote so much
      effort and time doing such a disservice to humanity as
      the ‘Reverend’ Jackson.

    3. John Danger on August 1st, 2013 7:40 pm

      Jessie is selling Obama swamp land.

    4. SUPER DAVE on August 2nd, 2013 7:11 am

      jesse jackson, sharpton, obama, holder, rangel, jackson lee, all thugs. they belong in the hood with the crack heads and gangs. there is no difference between any of them.

    5. rob on August 2nd, 2013 9:12 am

      I bet if the state of Florida would make a big fat ‘I’m sorry’ donation to the Rev, he would forget Travon and make happy with the people of Fl.

    6. katts on August 2nd, 2013 3:04 pm

      What makes perfect sense:
      I read in an obscure, local newspaper an editorial where the author states that his long time friends in the newspaper industry admitted to him the entire Zimmerman/Martin media hype is strictly to boost newspaper sales and television viewship – profits. Nothing more.

      Media supports Obama- Obama supports media profits.

    7. katts on August 2nd, 2013 3:19 pm

      There is no humanity – no honest concern for racial inequality/equality, murder, gun control, personal safety, security or any other lofty notion of good or evil. Just simple actuarial profit ( which begets power)

      When the good people substitute counting$$$ for “feeling” the light will dawn, and only then.

    8. Katts on August 3rd, 2013 9:52 am

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