Saturday, May 28, 2005

Children of Africa Next?

Jesse Jackson, one of the few people who can beat Gloria Allred to a TV camera outside a courthouse, is now supposedly Michael Jackson's "spiritual advisor." According to a report in the New York Daily News, Jesse says Michael "plans to open a children's theme park in Africa" as soon as he's acquitted of molesting children on his home continent.

According to Jesse, "He wants the children of Africa to have a theme park just as Neverland has a park." Hmm. I can hear the doors slamming as parents in various African countries lock up their young sons.

It's true that in almost any African country enough money will buy official tolerance of just about anything you want to do. But Dads, Moms, and assorted relatives tend to take care of business, and Mikey would be well-advised to keep it zipped.

I also have to wonder what Africans will think when this weird-looking white guy shows up mincing along under an umbrella carried by some thuggy-looking dude in a black suit.


Anonymous Kevin from PK said...

I've never understood why Jesse Jackson is taken seriously by black Americans. Of all the prominent blacks to come out of the Civil Rights movement, Jackson seems so obviously self-serving and self-promoting. Much more so than any of his peers, Jesse seems to base his decisions as much on how much press coverage it'll get him as any other factor.

He's not fit to be named in the same breath as Martin Luther King, in my opinion.

As for the gloved wonderboy, Michael Jackson... I have little doubt that Africans would reject his claims of kinship out of hand. Genetics aren't enough to overcome his freakish physical appearance. Again... in my opinion.

As I ponder the sad state of black American's self-appointed ambassadors to the world, I can't help but regret that Mohammed Ali isn't more than a shadow of his former self. He was wildly popular not only in Africa but also in the Middle East. And I think he better represented what America is about than either of the two Jacksons do on their best day, even though as a self-promoter Ali had absolutely no peers. But, he backed it up!

Remember this ditty? "Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee. Ain't nobody hits like Mohammed Ali."

Is it any wonder that Senator Barack Obama has exploded on the national scene? Both Jacksons are living farces. There is a huge void just waiting to be filled by someone with the promise of young, black Obama.

11:33 AM, May 28, 2005  
Blogger Tom Carter said...

Kevin, I find myself in absolute agreement with you approximately 63.7 percent of the time, and this is one of those times.

I think Barack Obama has a tremendous future, and he could well be the first black president. I used to think--and hope--that it would be Colin Powell, but it looks more and more like that won't be. I just hope that Obama's sudden exposure to the heady world of national politics at an early age doesn't prove his undoing. I lived in San Antonio when Henry Cisneros was the very young mayor, and much of the country talked about him being the first Hispanic president. I really admired him and hoped that it would be true. Then came Washington, a cabinet job with Clinton (less of a job than I had hoped for him), and he went down in flames. Such a shame.

11:54 AM, May 28, 2005  
Blogger MaxedOutMama said...

Tom - that's 63.762385 percent of the time, isn't it? Let's not get sloppy here.

You are getting eloquently funny. You might want to go bigtime with this. "one of the few people who can beat Gloria Allred to a TV camera" hahahahaaha!

I don't think Michael would last long in Africa. Now he might have a good career at the UN.... They have a different view of such things.

8:29 PM, May 28, 2005  
Blogger Esther said...


Jesse says Michael "plans to open a children's theme park in Africa"

What happened to his crying poverty? Hello?!

Kevin, according to my black friends, Jesse Jackson is not taken seriously in their community. They completely see him as the self-serving, self-promoting dolt that he is.

10:11 PM, May 28, 2005  

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