December 20, 2008

Village Jackal: Jesse Lee Peterson

I don't watch Fox News very much. So forgive me if I missed the minstrel show known as Jesse Lee Peterson. I truly didn't know about him until Dr. Boyce Watkins sent me the video below. In this video, Jesse thanks America for slavery and the fact that his ancestors were brought over in chains. He compares the Middle Passage to "an uncomfortable trip", that was "like a crowded airplane flight". Check it out:




Where does America find these human jackals? Anyhow, he jumps immediately into the list of village jackals ... joining folks like Ward Connerly and Alan Keyes.

10 comments:

Marvalus said...

What in the he**!? Now I know I have heard it all...since when do we issue a Thank You card to people for the enslavement and oppression of Black folks?!

Why do I have an image of this fool shucking and jiving, and dancing a jig in front of the masters while grinning in the Big House?

Whoo, sometimes...

Villager said...

Marvalus - I don't have a clue where this guy came from. However, it appears that he has been operating in his minstrel-like manner for many years...

Tariq Nelson said...

People like this are the reason significant numbers of blacks will NEVER become Republicans. I don't even know if he believes this crap

Villager said...

Tariq - Congrats on your recent award as the best Muslim blog for 2008!

re: Jesse Lee ... I agree with you. I wonder why he says these things? It must be for the money...

SjP said...

I'm speechless...which is a good thing! Otherwise, someone would surely need to wash my mouth out with soap... He's sick!

Symphony said...

Peterson is a weak man who believes what he says. He is happy he is in America and he's happy he wasn't the one that had to take the 'uncomfortable trip'.

This is a comment where you shake your head, know its ignorant and move on.

Villager said...

Sojourner - I saw a movie while I was in Florida with Jane Fonda playing grandmother of a wild granddaughter. Fonda actually did wash her granddaughter's mouth out with a bar of soap. That picture flashed thru my mind when I read your comment!

Symphony - Good advice. I never heard of him before this week. Hopefully, I can avoid hearing of him for another bunch of decades...

clnmike said...

What astounds me is the complete ignorance on the cause of civil strife in Africa caused by hthe same people he is thanking.

dlh06 said...

Village Jackal is not the correct term to describe him. I believe Village Idiot is more accurate.

Villager said...

Mike - I feel ya'. Hopefully, we can fire up the right-thinking folks over the coming weeks and months to get our community, our country and our world moving in the right direction again...

dlh06 - Village IDIOT would have been a better title. I'll have to use that title in the future. Anyhow, thanks for sharing your 'village voice' and I hope we give you reason to come back more often in the future...