Skip to comments.Using Rosa Parks By Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
Posted on 11/16/2005 10:18:18 AM PST by NewDestiny
Using Rosa Parks
Posted: November 16, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
Was the attention given to the death of Rosa Parks overdone, and if so, why?
This question came to mind as I watched and listened to the funeral services for the woman credited with sparking the civil-rights movement.
Nearly every liberal demagogue alive showed up at Rosa Parks' funeral to score political points, including the Clintons, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, and NAACP leaders.
Rosa Parks became the first woman to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda, sharing the tribute bestowed upon Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and other national leaders. Her funeral lasted seven hours!
Jesse Jackson of all people delivered the eulogy, and called for a life-size statue of Rosa Parks to be erected in the halls of Congress.
I have no issue with Rosa Parks. But I do have an issue with liberals trying to canonize her in order to glorify themselves, and legitimize their route to "progress" through political and racial agitation instead of hard work and character.
Current liberal black leaders have accomplished nothing of value. They are like parasites, living off the legacy of Dr. King. In contrast, the black and white freedom fighters of the civil-rights era were men and women of character.
Jesse Jackson and other liberal black leaders never encourage black Americans to do better. They're motivated by greed for power and money, which can only be fed if blacks stay dependent i.e., stay Democrats. Why else turn Rosa Parks' funeral into a political opportunity instead of a celebration of courage?
The corrupt leadership didn't respect Rosa when she was alive either. In 2002, Parks' landlord threatened to evict her from her high-rise apartment after her caregivers missed rental payments. Where was the NAACP? Where was Jackson in 1994, after a drug addict kicked in her door, then beat and robbed her?
The modern civil-rights leaders are, one might say, the illegitimate children of W.E.B. DuBois. DuBois was a founding member of the NAACP, and notorious for his publicized attempts to discredit the late great Booker T. Washington.
Washington called on blacks to focus on hard work, character and increasing economic power, knowing that political power and civil rights would naturally follow.
DuBois believed in the higher education of a "Talented Tenth" of black Americans a group of elites to guide black America into "higher" civilization. DuBois himself was an elite socialist who believed in racial and political agitation to achieve his ends.
DuBois outlived Washington, and, as we can see from the state of black Americans today, his warped ideas won out blacks today are led about by leaders whose main purpose is fomenting political and racial agitation.
Interestingly enough, the NAACP and Rosa Parks were not the catalyst for the civil-rights movement. Months before Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her bus seat, four black women Aurelia Browder, Susie McDonald, Claudette Colvin and Mary Louise Smith served as plaintiffs in the legal action challenging Montgomery's segregated public transportation system. It was their case Browder vs. Gayle not Rosa Parks' that a district court and, eventually, the U.S. Supreme Court used to strike down segregation on buses.
The most well known of the four plaintiffs was Claudette Colvin, a 15-year-old high-school student who refused to give up her seat to a white man. She was then handcuffed, arrested and forcibly removed from the bus.
The NAACP, while initially excited about pursuing a boycott and civil action around Colvin's case, pulled back their support after it was revealed that the Colvin was pregnant out of wedlock.
The community leaders decided to later use Rosa Parks, who was a "pillar" in the community, to challenge Montgomery's segregated bus system by re-enacting what Colvin had done months prior.
The NAACP has received a public relations boon from member Rosa's story, yet ironically had Booker T. Washington's vision of character and racial healing not been successfully attacked by DuBois, by Rosa's time there would have been likely no Jim Crow laws left to fight.
Of course, without political and racial chaos, there would also be no need for partisan, racist organizations like the NAACP. And that is why black conservatives are attacked to this day, while hateful, racial agitators are glorified.
The legacy and name of Rosa Parks will continue to be used to advance the aims of the corrupt liberal elite, specifically in the lead-up to the 2006 elections. Shame on them and their pretense of love for Rosa and for America.
The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is founder and president of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, and author of "Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America." To order go to www.bondinfo.org
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Wellstone funeral part II?
Reminded me of the Wellstone memorial.
Liberals have no shame!
In an earlier thread, I called it "Owning Rosa Parks".
The liberals and so-called self annointed Black leaders are the neo-Plantation owners.
This pastor is So intelligent and such a strong leader. Its such a shame that his voice is repressed by the mainstream media. Somebody let me know where I can donate HIM money.
"Jesse Jackson and other liberal black leaders never encourage black Americans to do better. They're motivated by greed for power and money, which can only be fed if blacks stay dependent i.e., stay Democrats. Why else turn Rosa Parks' funeral into a political opportunity instead of a celebration of courage?"
I totally agree with you. However, none of the "Normal" black leaders will say a thing that puts this type of dependency to rest, once and for all, and truly tell people what kind of propaganda is being shovelled on them(all people). It is all greed, and it is destroying our nation. That kind of thing just falls into the same category as our senators who behave so irresponsibly.
This Reverend Jesse is thoughful, intelligent, and seems to always hit the nail on the head in his writings. The other is a philadering adulterer...
Too bad the latter gets all the press.
Thank you for posting this ND. I thought it was way over the top. Ping for my friends...
Peterson nailed the liberal leftist demoncRAT party, NAACP, members of the congressional black caucus, self-proclaimed leaders of the black community. More power to Peterson.
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson ~ Bump!
Molon Labe, Abilgail!
Thanks for the ping!
Thank you for the ping, abigail. I didn't know a lot of that history and found it very interesting.
What is unfortunate is that the author's name is so similar to Jesse Jackson's. I'm not sure what/if that means anything in terms of the media coverage he doesn't get, but I just thought I'd bring it up.
Yes, just go to www.bondinfo.org.
You can also call 1-800-411-BOND (2663), or send a check to BOND, P.O. Box 35090, Los Angeles, CA 90035.
FYI, BOND is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization, has been around for 15 years, and has never accepted a dime from the government. Believe me, your financial help is appreciated!
I think the world of Rev Peterson! He is a very intelligent and articulate writer and speaker.
That is one imbecilic statement.
During the years 1890 to 1920 black communities and business districts were burned down by white mobs from Tulsa to Rosewood. All the hard work in the world is meaningless (as the Jew of Andalusia and Central Europe learned) if you do not have the most basic right of citizenship. The right to the physical protection of the law.
Morally straight and industrious - a teaching that links to a verse in Psalms: "When a man's ways please the Lord, He will make even his enemies dwell in peace with him."