Sociopath Alert: Jesse Jackson

Just Not Said, July 11, 2012

Mentioning Jesse Jackson Jr. the other day reminded me of his father. You’d think Jackson would be yesterday’s news, but he continues to insert himself in the middle of every racial controversy that flares up.

Jackson has led a life characterized by shamelessness, hypocrisy, dishonesty, lack of inhibition, manipulativeness, and the need for attention.

Jackson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. While in high school, he worked at a fast food restaurant, where, as he later boasted to black audiences, he took pleasure in spitting in white people’s food before it was served to them.

Jackson attended the University of Illinois for a year. He left, partly out of frustration at not being named the starting quarterback on the football team. He claimed he was denied because of racism, but those who were there at the time said that he simply wasn’t good enough. Jackson’s charge is curious because the starting quarterback that year was black.

Jackson first gained national fame—and notoriety—as an aide to Martin Luther King Jr. When King was assassinated on that Memphis hotel balcony, Jackson was in the parking lot below. But he rushed upstairs after the shooting, ran his hands through the blood on the balcony, and wiped them on his shirt. Jackson claimed to the press that he had cradled the dying MLK. When he appeared on NBC the next day, he wore the same shirt, with the blood still on it, which outraged those closest to King.

The Reverend Ralph Abernathy later kicked Jackson out of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for “organizational improprieties.”

After Jackson was kicked out of the SCLC, he formed his own organization, Operation PUSH, which stood for People United to Save Humanity; Jackson evidently saw himself as the savior of all mankind. Jackson later ran into trouble with the IRS when he was unable to account for how PUSH funds had been spent.

Jackson ran for President in 1988, though no analysts thought he had a serious shot at the nomination. He received 98% of the black vote, which was close to 24% of the Democratic vote. During the campaign he famously referred to New York City as “Hymietown,” an interesting word choice from a man whose self-professed cause has been fighting racism.

Since then Jackson has made a career of inserting himself into every racial flareup in the country, as long as it ostensibly involved white perpetrators and black victims. The incidents he has injected himself into are far too numerous to list, but they include the first OJ Simpson trial (he visited OJ in jail to “pray with him” and “hear him express his concerns” about his “ordeal”), the Jena 6 case, the Duke lacrosse case, and the Trayvon Martin shooting (after which he said that “blacks are under attack” and suggested “we go to war”).

One has to wonder, who invites Jackson to fly into town and weigh in with his opinion during these incidents?

Jackson also seems to show up at the funeral of every black celebrity important enough to attract television cameras, and appoints himself as family spokesman. He was prominent among the mourners at Michael Jackson’s funeral. More recently, when Whitney Houston died, Jackson showed up and sat in the pulpit during the ceremony. It’s gotten to the point where his lugubrious presence seems ghoulish.

The grieving relatives never tell him to get lost, since he’s Jesse Jackson. But one has to wonder what they actually think of him; he can’t possibly be close to all these families. (When Muhammad Ali dies, assuming he doesn’t outlive Jackson, you can bet Jesse will be there doing his best to take center stage.)

Jackson has also made a career out of extorting companies he deems too white. His general modus operandi is to threaten boycotts and picket lines, then relent when the company either agrees to hire more minorities, or more likely, makes a generous contribution to Operation PUSH or some other entity Jackson has a financial interest in. In 1998 Jackson obtained an Anheuser Busch beer distributorship for two of his sons by threatening them with a boycott.

One executive, T.J. Rodgers of Cypress Semiconductor, rebuffed Jackson’s efforts and publicly defended the diversity of his company. Jackson’s response was vintage Jesse: “We can now officially describe Cypress Semiconductor as a white supremacist hate group.”

When President Clinton was embroiled in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Jesse Jackson swooped in to “counsel” the President and offer him “spiritual guidance.” It emerged shortly thereafter that Jackson himself had a love child with one of his employees, Karin Stanford, in 1999. Stanford sued Jackson for child support in Los Angeles Superior Court in 2011, saying that Jackson had not made any payments between December 2010 and August 2011, despite repeated requests from her.

Stanford later said that there were many former employees of Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition/Operation PUSH who “hate him and want to destroy him.” Leaving a trail of disgruntled former associates is typical of sociopaths.

In any case, the list of Jackson’s hypocrisies is too long to list. The more interesting question, as with all sociopaths, is how he got that way.

The answer lies buried somewhere in his early upbringing. Jesse was born to a 16-year-old mother, Helen Burns; his father was 32-year-old Noah Lewis Robinson, a married man who lived in the neighborhood. Two years later Helen married Charles Jackson. Helen told the young Jesse that Charles Jackson was his father. But neighborhood kids taunted Jesse and told him that was not the case. {snip}


When Jackson was born, in 1941, the rate of illegitimate births among blacks was far lower than it is now. Helen Burns reportedly received strong disapproval from family and friends when she became pregnant by the older married man; she was even expelled from her church. {snip}


Jackson can’t be blamed for his family background. {snip} And the fact remains, whatever causes a sociopath to become that way, sociopaths are by definition despicable.

Jackson is certainly no exception. By manipulatively telling black people that all their problems are due to white racism, and by enraging whites with his hypocrisy, he has single-handedly set back race relations more than anyone else within recent memory.

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  • JohnEngelman

    By manipulatively telling black people that all their problems are due to white racism,                                                                        
    – Just Not Said, July 11, 2012                              
    Jesse Jackson does not seem to be blaming white racism here:
    “There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved…. After all we have been through. Just to think we can’t walk down our own streets, how humiliating.” Remarks at a meeting of Operation PUSH in Chicago (27 November 1993). Quoted in “Crime: New Frontier – Jesse Jackson Calls It Top Civil-Rights Issue” by Mary A. Johnson, 29 November 1993, Chicago Sun-Times (ellipsis in original). Partially quoted in US News & World Report (10 March 1996)

    • Marcy Fleming

       Actually Jesse Sr. first made these comments in 1984 after the election. He was walking on a street in DC, where he has a residence, and was relieved to find that the three young men following him at night were whites. That was about the time he declared African-American was the new name for Negroes or Blacks and the media followed in lockstep.
      I was a registered Democrat from 1988-1993 and voted for Jackson in the 1988 Presidential Primary here in California over Dukakis, Gore, Gephardt, ad nauseum.
      Strictly on what was his non-interventionist foreign policy as I opposed Reagan on matters from Central America to the Middle East. I totally disagreed with Jackson’s
      New Dealish domestic policy. His past anti-Semitism bothered me a bit but it seemed like it was a fleeting episode. I did not then realize what a race hustler he was.
      Reagan was a terrific disappointment and in those innocent days I hadn’t even heard of the cheesy, sleazy Clintons. I voted for Dukakis in 88 and Clinton in 92. Later for Kerry in 2004. All were running against a Republican named Bush.
      In retrospect it would have been better if Bush Sr. had won reelection in 92 as it would have spared us eight years of the Clintons and eight horrible years of Bush Jr. It also would have finished off the neoconmen of the AM radical Right hate talk radio as Bush Sr. had them quite demoralized by late 1992.
      I left the Democrats after Clinton bombed Iraq in summer 1993.
      By the way in response to an earlier poster Michael Savage definitely fits the profile of a sociopath as anyone can tell from listening to him for a few minutes. As is Al Sharpton.

  • Speaking of that family, is anyone else but me not buying Junior’s “mood disorder” head fake?

    I think he’s trying to pre-create an insanity defense.

    • No doubt, he’s tucked away in some rehab center, dealing with his “mood disorder. “

      •  He is said to be at that famous rehabadabadoo farm in Tucson, the same one Rush and a lot of other big names go to.

  • MekongDelta69

    If you want to read EVERYTHING about the ‘esteemed’ Jesse (up to that point in time), get:

    Shakedown: Exposing The Real Jesse Jackson – Kenneth Timmerman – Regnery Publ. – 2002

  • Global Minority

    So much for intergration = failure.

  • “While in high school, he worked at a fast food restaurant, where, as he later boasted to black audiences, he took pleasure in spitting in white people’s food before it was served to them.”
    Has he ever apologized  to the people he contaminated?  They have nations and states apologizing for everything dead white people did 500 years ago.  Jesse is still alive!  Make him belly up to the bar!

  • I heard the story about Junior, the first thing I thought of was, “Having a father who is a flimflam artist/pathological liar, screwed with his head”.

  • Church_of_Jed

    Jackson is certainly no exception. By manipulatively telling black people that all their problems are due to white racism, and by enraging whites with his hypocrisy, he has single-handedly set back race relations more than anyone else within recent memory.

    Just Not Said is Just Wrong!

    Jesse Jackson does more to help our kind of race relations that anyone else out there, other than whomever posts all those mugshots of feral blacks who can’t stop gang banging all up en heeah.”Setting back” race relations is when Whites say we need to “do more to foster Diversity and help minorities,” which isn’t a sentiment Jesse moves among us.

    Race relations should always be tense and acrimonious. Only through conflict will we move forward toward wider and more accepted Race Realism.

    Diversity has its benefits: Whites recovering their instinct to think Whitely.  Jesse moves us toward that goal.

    Just Not Said needs to catch up…

    • Rocky Bass,

       Couldn’t agree more. The more friction, the more likely we are to finally take a moment and grind those “rough spots” down.

  • Jackson would be the same no matter how he was brought up, sociopaths are born, not made. 

  • LudwigvonDrake

    Malignant Narcissist – term coined by Erich Fromm, describes the Rearend Jesse Jackson to a T.

    A witches brew of pshycopathology:  a narcissist, sociopath, and paranoid with a generous dollop of delusional disorder thown in.  They eat, drink, and sleep rage.

    “The evil are ‘people of the lie’, deceiving others as they build layer upon layer of self deception. . . Forever fleeing the light of self-exposure and the voice of their own conscience, they are the most frightened of human beings.  They live their lives in sheer terror.  They need not be consigned to any hell, they are already living in it.

    Evil may be recognized by its very diguise . . . We see the smile that hides the hatred, the smooth and oily manner that masks the fury, the velvet glove that covers the fist . . .

    The evil hate the light . . . the light of goodness that shows them up, the light of scrutiny that exposes them, the light of truth that penetrates their deception.”
                                                                                         – M. Scott Peck, The People of the Lie

  • Eagle_Eyed

    If Jackson is a socio-path, what does that make Fox News?  They constantly have his daughter on to talk about whatever racial issue is pertinent.  Of course they don’t have any white people on these segments.

    • Fox News is no better than any other MSM outlet, which supports open borders and outsourcing of jobs. Fox News does as much as anyone else to promote multiculturalism and diversity to the detriment of White America. They have a penchant for giving the usual race hustlers a place at the table when discussing certain topics.  Any White American who thinks Fox News is “looking out for you” is horribly naive.

  • Just Not Said is wrong about the timing of Jesse Jackson’s “Hymietown” remark. He said it during the 1984 presidential campaign, NOT the one in 1988. He said it to Louis Farrakhan, and Jackson’s remark was overheard and reported by a Bantu reporter named Milton Coleman. Farrakhan’s NOI sent Coleman death threats, as a result.

    Not one of the other Democrat candidates running for president, demanded Jackson drop out of the race, as a result of the firestorm. Not one. Instead, Jackson appeared at the Democrat convention, like a whipped dog, and said, “Please forgive me”. The idiots there did. 

  • Up to my neck in CA

    Keep your friends close and you’re enemies even closer? After all I’m sure Mr. Taylor is a gentleman.

  • The__Bobster

    Yet White libtards gush about a movie where mudflaps put fecal matter in YT’s food.

  • Up to my neck in CA

    “It’s An Honor To Be A Food Stamp President”

    The word “shame” is not in their vocabulary.

  • The__Bobster

    In official documents filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court, Karin Stanford claims 70-year-old famed civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson owes $11,694.50 for their 12 year old daughter Ashley.

    Stanford was a top aide with Jackson’s Rainbow PUSHCoalition, and The ENQUIRER exposed their long-term extramarital affair in a bombshell world exclusive in January 2001.

    After admitting paternity, the former Democratic presidential hopeful paid court-ordered support and regularly visited Ashley at Stanford’s California home for the past decade.

    But according to the court documents, Jackson, who’s remained married to wife Jackie, failed to pay support from December 2010 until August 2011, including minimal monthly fees of $400.

  • Rocky Bass,

    I must confess, whenever I go for fast food, or any food for that matter, if I see a black in the back, I move on.

  • Rocky Bass,

     Born? Jessie entered the world though an entirely different orifice!

  • The Worlds Scapegoat


    I can assure you Jackson is a Narcissistic Psychopath (use to be termed megalomaniac), but he is not a sociopath.

    Michael Weiner (Savage) on the other hand is a sociopath.

    • Libnomore

      I suggest you research the characteristics of the classic sociopath.  Savage does not present any of them.


    I Have A Scheme

  • LaSantaHermandad

    After his performance following the MLK assassination I’d say that he is everything negative including a  ghoul.

  • slobotnavich

    I can think of no other similarly worthless individual in American history who’s managed to become more prominent than the risible Jesse Jackson.  He has no personal accomplishments, no talents, radiates ignorance and downright stupidity, and is annoyingly offensive in the bargain. Were I a black African I’d find his apparent prominence profoundly embarrassing.  My race endorses this ridiculous buffoon?