Jesse Jackson is scum

Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson

When trying to come up with titles or descriptions of people I disagree with, I usually try to stay as respectful as possible. After reading the latest editorial by Jesse Jackson, the same adjective kept coming to mind: Scum.

In the editorial about the George Zimmerman trial, Jackson calls on Congress to conduct a national investigation, and for the United Nations Human Rights Commission to investigate the United States. These are ridiculous requests for anyone possessing the slightest modicum of common sense. After observing the Zimmerman trial, it’s rather obvious that the only person who injected race was Trayvon Martin himself. Jesse Jackson has common sense, so I’ll chalk up his incendiary remarks to treachery.

What bothered me most about Jackson’s editorial was his comparison of Trayvon Martin to both Emmet Till and Medgar Evers. That is an abomination. Emmett Till was a 14 year old boy who was tortured and killed for having a conversation with a white woman. Medgar Evers was a veteran and civil rights activist. Trayvon Martin was a violent, drug user who started a physical altercation, almost killing a man. Mentioning Martin in the same breath as Emmett Till and Medgar Evers is deplorable.

Emmett Till Casket
Emmett Till in his casket