Saturday, April 13, 2013


What percentage of Americans know that since the death of Maggie Thacher,

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

has been the the best-selling song in England?

The BBC has had to censor its play.


And huge protests are expected today in Trafalgar Square. Security will be tight for the funeral.

The US press doesn't say much about this public disrespect. Such disrespect for the recently deceased, taboo  in most English-speaking countries, is reserved for the vilest of human beings.

The common wisdom being pushed is that Margaret Thacher was a great leader, just like Ronald Reagan.

Another political death barely mentioned has been the death of the Jesse Jackson brand.

I'm old enough to remember this Jesse Jackson.


Jesse Sr. went on to make a living advocating for black aspirations but accomplishing almost nothing except to establish the right of corrupt black officials to hide in posh hospitals just like white corrupt officials.

His namesake offspring was given a Chicago congressional seat for life and he stole a bunch of money to buy bling.


Then he claimed mental illness. Mayo Clinic, the most expensive hospital in the region, said he had a kind of depression with a weird Latin name which translates roughly:

"Sad because caught red handed."

He was not too bummed out to run for reelection in the midst of all this because, "Heck, the constituents don't care."

To say that JJ Junior disrespected the legacy of Martin Luther King is trite.

Somewhat more subtle is Barack Obama's concerted disrespect for MLK. It's almost like Khrushchev's de-Stalinization.


First, Obama accepts a Nobel Prize and says King's pacifism was "well intentioned, but stupid."

Then he somehow approves the abominable MLK monument in DC, which is all about artistic gesture and seems dedicated to the notion that a black man can wear a business suit.


Heck, even if you like the gesture, even if you like the stern, unsympathetic, pose, the face looks nothing like MLK.


Oprah, Jesse, Jesse Jr., Barack demonstrate a basic premise of the civil rights movement: that blacks are equal to whites. What painful irony!

Like, what's the difference between Junior ripping off his black constituents, and Strom Thurmond's long term affair with a black women?


Save your breath, Jesse.

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