|Man Without Qualities|
Monday, September 16, 2002
Would it help for somebody to slip Jesse Jackson a note reminding him that "a bunch of white men" wrote the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (which Mr. Jackson likes) as well as the original United States Constitution (which Mr. Jackson doesn't like very much)?
Almost certainly not.
He also is of the opinion that: "America is a great nation. But we only represent 6 percent of the world. English is a great language but it is a minority language. Jesus didn't speak it. We are a great nation, but we have to be of service, we do not have to be superior."
So would it help for somebody to slip Jesse Jackson a note reminding him that Jesus was a white man when he made "the laws" ("The laws" in this case being: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.") and that "a bunch of white men" wrote the Gospels, too. Three out of four of them being Jews, "J-E-W-S", as soon-to-be-ex-legislator-McKinney so clearly and literally spelled out for us.
And, while they're at it, the note-writer could slip in a little reminder that the race of these men was not important.
Maybe the Reverend Jackson didn't show up for class in Seminary that day, so he needs to be reminded: It's their ideas and messages that count.
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