Sharpton: ‘I’m the Martin Luther King of the North’
Al Sharpton is a charlatan. He built a career on black angst of his own creation.
At an early age, Sharpton saw the profit in race pimping. Like Jesse Jackson, Sharpton closely observed the world around him.
The two rightfully saw witnessed the struggle of blacks wishing to enter the “white” world. They clung to Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr sensing the opportunities that lie ahead.
But instead of seizing on the great works of King, Jackson and Sharpton took a different path. Victimization would prove to be more profitable.
As the New York Times writes of Sharpton,
“When I was born,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said through a plume of smoke, “you had all these movements. You had the anti-Vietnam War movement, you had the Panthers, you had King’s nonviolent movement, you had NAACP, you had black power — all this flurry of activity. Then Dr. King gets killed. And what happened? Who won the election in ’68? Richard Nixon.”
Telling summation by Sharpton. Nixon, a Republican. The party that freed the slaves and gave blacks the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That Republican Party got a president elected, and Sharpton saw this as polarizing.
Check out Richard Nixon’s record on civil rights:
Richard Nixon is credited for having a strong record on foreign policy, but his record on domestic policy — especially on Civil Rights at home is often overlooked. During his years as vice president under Dwight Eisenhower, he sought to ensure minorities — especially African Americans — weren’t discriminated against in federal contracts. He also worked with Congress to spearhead the Civil Rights Act of 1957, sweeping legislation and a precursor to the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965.
When he reached the presidency, Nixon sought to expand economic opportunities for African Americans by ending discrimination in the work place, through the endowment of black colleges with federal funds, and helping them find meaningful employment through job assistance programs, and promotion of entrepreneurship — an initiative called “Black Capitalism.”
In 1970, perhaps the hall mark of the Nixon administration’s Civil Rights policies, Nixon sought to end the decades old and egregious tradition of segregated schools for black and white children throughout the nation, predominantly in the Southern states.
Sharpton should have championed Richard Nixon. Instead, Nixon provides the catalyst for Sharpton becoming a race pimp.
The article continues with Sharpton speaking on happenings today:
“Fast-forward 40 years later,” he continued. “Black president. Black-on-black violence, Black Lives Matter, this, that and the other. All this fussing: Who’s going to do this, and who’s going to do that? Young, old, blah, blah, blah. Who wins? Donald Trump.”
Sharpton describes everything he created. Then yet again he blames a Republican president for the woes of blacks.
And the author of the piece actually attempts to give Sharpton bona fides, because Sharpton knew both men.
It’s easy for Mr. Sharpton to draw a line connecting the two eras: he met Dr. King way back when, and he’s known Mr. Trump for over 30 years. America’s present resembles its past — and that’s why, Mr. Sharpton argues, he’s uniquely positioned to take on President Trump, whom he considers as great a danger to civil rights as any he’s fought against in his years as an activist.
Sharpton’s knew Reverend King as much as he knew the Queen of England. The same is true of Jesse Jackson, by the way. In fact, King distanced himself from Jackson, realizing that Jackson was little more than a race pimp. Had King known Sharpton, he would have done the same to him.
The article continues,
Mr. Sharpton is many things to many people — a freedom fighter, a boogeyman, a racial opportunist, an aging man just hanging on. But he has used his entire career to tell America a story about itself that it does not want to hear: that racism exists today, and is pervasive outside of the Deep South. And he has worked ceaselessly toward two intertwined, impossible goals. First, the demand for equal rights for all. The second is about securing his legacy as the Martin Luther King of the North.
“What I want it to be is I helped urbanize the King movement,” Mr. Sharpton said. “I was the one that could bring the King movement into the Northern, urban centers.” But where Dr. King’s activism led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Mr. Sharpton’s efforts haven’t amounted to national reform.
National reform? National disgrace is more truthful.
And the story that America doesn’t want to hear? Nonsense. America would happily discusses the racist past of Democrats. The problem is the Democrats don’t want to discuss it.
America is one of the few countries who fixes its problems. So much so, that we elected a “black” president, though he was grossly unqualified. And the one area where Obama could have brought healing to the nation–racial harmony–he squandered.
Obama race-baited with the best of them. Then he embraced Al Sharpton, giving the man a level of undeserved credibility to far too many.
Let’s be clear. Al Sharpton should be waterboarded for mentioning himself as a Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. of any ilk. Sharpton is a national disgrace. And only a moronic Leftist would believe otherwise.