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By Thomas J. Edwards

Saturday August 28, 2021

Stoking Fear For Cold Hard Cash Has Become A Perfected Art

By Thomas J. Edwards —

Why is there such fierce opposition to keeping voting from being corrupted by fraud? 

The answer is simple: Money. 

Black activist leaders and their White supporters know plenty of opportunities exist to commit fraud in voting for our representatives and social policy issues. But their lust for money is greater than efforts to protect the voting process by enacting strong legal measures and penalties for corrupting the process.

One only has to look at the venom being spewed against efforts in Georgia and Texas to ensure voting integrity in light of several allegations of yet to be verified voting fraud in the 2020 elections.

Let’s take a look at the beginnings of how money corrupted efforts to keep corruption out of voting. It goes back to the Civil Rights movement and the raising of money from sympathetic donors to finance organizing. 

From the beginning in the 1950s, cash flowed in to pay for arranging activities to up-end the evils of Jim Crow and the vestiges of slavery outlawed almost a century earlier, particularly to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the  organization assembled by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

King’s ability to raise money became legendary and his legitimate use of it propelled the effort to a fairly quick remedy concluding with President Lyndon Johnson signing three legislative victories within four years less than a decade after the Civil Rights movement got underway: the Civil  Rights Act of 1964, the Great Society legislation of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the year King was assassinated.

With King gone, his aides inherited his organization, principally Rev. Jesse Jackson. And oh did Jackson learn well at King’s side, using his proximity to King at the slaying to propel himself into the national consciousness and never having to work again a day in his life, not that he ever experienced manual labor to begin with. Jackson is an unrequited narcissist, so much so that even King had reservations about his ambition and attention seeking.

There was no holding back Jackson who now saw the dwindling Civil Rights movement as his ticket to a plush life without any prospect of honest labor. He would live on a paycheck provided by generous donors giving to an ever non-ending train of causes stoked by fear of racial boogeymen. Every time the donor gravy train diminished, Jackson and his minions would stoke a new cause. 

Jackson founded Rainbow/PUSH to front his lifestyle. He had learned well in SCLC and depended on the gullibility of sympathetic followers to solicit money, an endless gravy train as long as fear could be stoked. Jackson perfected the art of blackmailing corporations — suggest boycotts of products if they failed to succumb to his entreaties for generous donations. 

Jackson became so successful, his exploits created an army of followers such as Al Sharpton, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ, Antifa, and the star fundraiser of them all, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the organization built on hate. Founded by one time marketing shill Morris Dees, the SPLC built its empire — nearly a half billion dollars in assets including a modern headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama dubbed the “poverty palace”—on stoking fear and hate and arbitrarily listing organizations as hate groups. Dees was subsequently ousted on allegations of racial discrimination and sexual harassment. SPLC’s generous donors include cream US corporations such as Apple and celebrities including George Clooney. 

Which brings us to the present day and Black leaders holding the nation hostage by stoking fear over voting rights. Just imagine, a group of Black henchmen, with slavish White support, raising money by claiming efforts to prevent voting fraud will prevent Blacks from getting to the voting booth — the latest attempt at stoking fear by making Blacks victims of racial intolerance by portraying them as too incompetent to find their way to the polls.

So much for progress and a bow to stoking fear for social regression. 

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