August 30, 2020
To commemorate Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech 57 years ago, 200,000 Trump-haters showed up for a March on Washington Friday in protest of police violence against Blacks.
The rally was organized and held by race-baiter Al Sharpton. Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial along side of Sharpton. was none other than Houston's embarrassing contribution to Congress, Sheila Jackson Lee.
When Jackson Lee addressed the crowd she said:
"We must answer the call of institutional racism — now, today, this attack on us as people of color, who died on the battles of warfare, who have died on the streets for civil rights, it will stop today. We will heal the nation, but we will not stop until the nation knows Black lives matter and reparations are passed as the most significant civil rights legislation of the 21st century."
Ah, another call for reparations.
Jackson Lee Lee has no problem standing alongside a charlatan with a very sordid past. Sharpton was an unofficial adviser to President Obama with an open invitation to the White House during the Obama presidency.
Sharpton also gave the eulogy at George Floyd's funeral in Houston. His eulogy was mostly an attack on President Trump whom he accused of showing indifference over Floyd's death, and sending police a signal of impunity.
Sharpton is held in high esteem, but most people are not aware of his sordid past.
Here is the real Al Sharpton:
Sharpton rose to fame in 1987 by stoking racial tensions over a rape hoax. A New York teen, Tawana Brawley, falsely accused four white men of raping her in the woods of Wappingers Falls, New York. She claimed, after the assault, the men wrapped her in a feces-covered bag covered with racial slurs. Sharpton and two attorneys charged that officials all the way up to the state government were trying to cover up defendants in the case because they were white. After a lengthy investigation, a grand jury found that the allegations were a hoax.
Then there was the 1991 Crown Heights riot in New York that was led by Sharpton. The riot started after a Jewish driver accidentally struck a young black child. The rioters terrorized that Jewish community for nearly four days, during which 183 people were injured and an innocent visiting Jewish-Australian university student was murdered in cold blood amid cries of "Kill the Jew! Kill the Jew!"
The Crown Heights riot caused former Houston police chief Lee Brown to be fired from his New York Police Commissioner's job.
In 1995, Sharpton turned a non-racial economic dispute into a racial conflict.
The United House of Prayer, a large African-American church, was also a major landlord in Harlem. They raised the rent on Freddy's Fashion Mart, a Jewish-owned clothing store which had operated from the same Harlem location for over 40 years. In turn, Freddy's had to raise the rent on its sub-tenant, a black-owned record store. A landlord-tenant dispute ensued.
Sharpton showed up and incited a crowd with anti-Semitic outbursts that led to the fire-bombing of Freddy's which caused the deaths of seven store employees and customers.
And in 2006, there was the case in which three members of the Duke lacrosse team were falsely accused of raping a black woman. Without any facts, Al Sharpton showed up in Durham to declare that these "rich white boys" had attacked a "black girl," and he warned that, if arrests were not made immediately, there would be no peace. And just like with Tawana Brawley, it was later proven that the woman had totally invented the story and all charges against the defendants were dropped.
Sharpton should have been imprisoned for inciting the Crown Heights riot and the fire bombing of Freddy's Fashion Mart.. Instead, this dangerous rabble rouser became the host of a political talk show on MSNBC and an Obama adviser.
So, now a thoroughly discredited race-baiter holds a rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial which turns out be an attack on President Trump and the police. Those 200,000 attendees were probably Trump-haters to begin with. You can bet they, along with their families and friends, are a cinch to vote for Biden-Harris. That's a sizable chunk of the electorate.