The New York Post has obtained a copy of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s personal diary and published excerpts, much to the chagrin of this scion of the country’s most storied liberal Democrat family.
Much public attention has been paid to the passages concerning his extramarital affairs and his struggle with sex addition. But more revealing for the state of our nation are his candid observations about Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton .
Kennedy writes that both black leaders “give me the creeps.”
Kennedy writes that Jackson has “a desperate and destructive addiction to publicity.” RFK Jr. was shocked when, at the funeral of labor activist Cesar Chavez, Jackson pushed “Cesar’s friends and family out of the way to make himself lead pall bearer.”
Kennedy opines that Jackson’s “love affair with [Nation of Islam boss] Louis Farrakhan and his Jewish xenophobia are also unforgivable.” Kennedy adds, “I feel dirty around him, and I feel like I’m being used. I feel like with Jesse, it’s all about Jesse.”
He calls Sharpton a “buffoon” who still has the “stench” of his involvement in the case of Tawana Brawley, who famously and mendaciously claimed she was raped by a pack of white men. Sharpton was always at her side accusing the world of racism, and when her lie was exposed, he never apologized or showed contrition for his behavior.
Kennedy writes that “Al Sharpton has done more damage to the black cause than George Wallace [the 1960s racist Alabama governor]. He has suffocated the decent black leaders in New York.” Kennedy writes that “His transparent venal blackmail and extortion schemes taint all black leadership.”
Not just personal
Kennedy was simply writing what anyone not self-deluded by liberal dogma or scared of being called a “racist” already knows about Jesse and Al. But this isn’t just about personal taste in people. It’s about the tragedy of blacks in America.
Since Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech 50 years ago, many blacks have been able to realize the America dream, thanks in part to the elimination of government-supported racial barriers. But black communities today are plagued by crime, gang violence, broken families, and a general sense of hopelessness. Since King’s speech, over 400,000 blacks have been murdered, mostly by other blacks.
And this sewer culture has been perpetuated by Jesse, Al, and a long list of lowlifes like them.
Liberals like Kennedy have known all along that their refusal to speak up perpetuates such race hustlers as black “leaders.” Now, with his views, revealed, RFK Jr. might have shrugged off his cowardice and called on fellow liberals to relegate the Jesses and Als to the dustbin of history.
Instead, Kennedy complained that his diary wasn’t meant for publication and “I have nothing but respect for … Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, … [who] have distinguished themselves as extraordinary national leaders over the past decade.”
RFK Jr., like many other liberals, consciously betrays the betterment of blacks to support Jesse and Al, who he knows to be demagogues who exploit their own people.
Hudgins is director of advocacy and a senior scholar at The Atlas Society.
For further information:
*Edward Hudgins, “ King’s Dream and Today’s Racial Nightmare. ” August 27, 2013.
*Edward Hudgins, “ Obama’s Inauguration: Celebrating Enslavement .” January 21, 2013.
*Edward Hudgins, “ Thoughts on Racial Thinking. ” January 17, 2009.
Edward Hudgins is research director at the Heartland Institute and former director of advocacy and senior scholar at The Atlas Society.