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Oct 24 2017

Jesse Jackson Compares Being Paid $Millions to Play a Game to Picking Cotton as a Slave

In a desperate attempt to regain his relevance, race arsonist, mau-mau extortionist, and social justice has-been Jesse Jackson has barked possibly the dumbest thought ever put to words:

“[I]n many ways it is oppressive. To go from picking cotton balls to picking up footballs and basketballs without freedom is not very much progress,” the civil rights activist stated.

Presumably he means cotton bolls.

So it is oppressive to make a living playing a game for a few months out of the year, and to be publicly adored for it. The average salary for a player in the NFL is reportedly $1.9 million per year. In the NBA, it is $6.6 million. How much will we have to pay them before they stop being oppressed?

Jackson went on to rave that it is “workplace harassment” to ask that NFL players show some respect for their country and their fans by refraining from disrespectful antics during the national anthem.

On a tip from Steve T. Hat tip: The War on Guns.



  • Anonymous

    You too can be a respected religious leader…
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  • JackisBack

    Only through black ownership of basketball-picking black majority teams will the shackles of millionaires playboys be broken. Until then, they must suffer through the luxury sports cars, white women, mansions, private jets and yachts, and high end drug dealers. Those poor bastages.

  • StephaneDumas

    I guess Jesse Jackson taked that South Park clip way too seriously.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdc0u7fDwE8

  • Eddie_Valiant

    I guess the Rev-rund Jackh-son won’t be happy until major league sports are run like the city of Detroit.

  • mas2

    I cannot call that the dumbest thought ever put to words, but only because there has been so much competition for that title in Trump’s first year. It is a worthy contender, though.

  • C. S. P. Schofield

    Jesse Jackson is a Quisling. He occasionally has fits of honesty, but by and large he’s all about keeping at the head of the parade. In short, he’s like Sharpton, just not quite as bad. He should be hung from a lamppost (but only by his Black victims), while Sharpton should be hung…by his genitalia.

  • C. S. P. Schofield

    That’s not the way he works. He will be perfectly happy…once a large check bribe-to-go-away clears.

  • Saxon Warrior

    So I earn a lot. less than these players and I actually have to do some work for a living. I must be really oppressed and a slave as well.

  • J-

    If that’s oppression, sign me up. I’ll be coach massa’s field hand for a few years at $1.9 million plus endorsements.

  • Steve2

    This quote needs to be repeated over the airwaves over, and over, and over. This is the most perfect example of how ridiculous black entitlement is, how no amount of cash and prizes and worshiping will ever satisfy the blacks who participate in oppression olympics.

  • geeknerd

    If you paid me that much, I’d pick cotton, and let you whip me until I started to like it!

  • MAS

    The “reverend” without a church wants to bring BLT (Black Liberation Theology) to the NFL. For a price that is and then he will dump these black players in a NY minute…he has priors.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    I suspect he would like a federal “Department of Professional Games” where rich people are taxed to support various sports and sporting venues are constructed in inner-cities, with no regard for attendance.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    Maxine Waters has worked day and night to sew up that nomination.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    No; you aren’t a slave. You haven’t been “drafted.” You aren’t forced to work evenings and weekends under the glare of hot lights. You also have choice in what clothes you wear, rather than clothes bearing the labels of those who “own” the players.

    Plus…you are white. It is impossible for you to be oppressed.

  • Jester

    How much will we have to pay them before they stop being oppressed?

    Obviously $1.9 Billion to $6.6 Billion per year.

  • Rotohammer

    What I hear Jesse saying is that slavery really wasn’t so bad. He’s going to talk himself out of a job.

  • apeiron

    Black Lives Matter!!! (when there’s someone to shake down)

  • octa bright

    They are oppressed but not in the manner they believe. They were given a college education which they did not take advantage of to learn a profession. They never learned money management skills so they often end up broke after their careers end. They don’t learn self control and discipline so their careers end sooner than they should. And finally, the worst lesson that they learn is the belief that they are entitled regardless of their merits.
    They truly are enslaved, by their culture and their leaders. NO sarc.

  • irandom419

    Just think of all the human misery caused by stoking the fires of long dead racism.

  • Billy Two Knives

    He’s never held a job. Conman isn’t a job.

  • harleycowboy

    The players VOLUNTEERED to play for a certain amount of time and for $$$$$. It’s called work. Something I think Jesse has never done.

  • TED

    To a PROFESSIONAL VICTIM, YES I could see that!! Whip me, BEAT ME, I’ll take a FEW MILLIONS!!!! WHO WOULD THEY GET TO SAY TOTALLY STUPID CRAP IF THEY DIDN’T HAVE BLACKS???!!!!!!!!!!!! MEANWHILE THEY are laughing THEIR asses off at them making FOOLS of themselves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • GhostRider2001

    If playing sports doesn’t provide enough real “freedom” try flipping burgers at McDonalds. Guarantee you it will be an educational experience.

  • daveclay

    Feel oppressed football player? Just walk away. That’s the freedom we have in this country. Nobody’s forcing you onto that field.

  • Larry Geiger

    They are performers on a stage. They have no 1st amendment rights there. Image if an actor tells the director and producer that he doesn’t like his/her lines and he/she isn’t going to say them? Ok, then why have them there in the first place?

    Sports people are the same way. When they report to work on Sunday afternoon they become actors in a production. Everything is under the control of the directors and producers (coaches and owners). They are just the actors/actresses. It’s time that everyone told them this. So if they can kneel during part of the pageantry it must be ok for them to say they’ve decided they don’t want to go out there on the field this play? Right!

    Oh, so a player is upset with the shape of the “ball” and brings his own soccer ball to the game and says we’re going to use this one today. Again, right! They pay them too much, let them get away with too much, and pander to them way too much. They are employees. They have responsibilities to the company that hires them. They don’t like some part of the daily job, fine. Quit! Now. That’s the freedom that they have. Otherwise, get on board and do your job.

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