Skip to comments.Finally, an American President Stands Up to Al Sharpton: An In Depth Look at the Con-Man
Posted on 07/30/2019 9:23:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Al Sharpton has been in the public limelight for just over 30 years ever since he first burst upon the scene by promoting the fake story of a white-on-black gang rape in upstate New York in 1987. But not until now has America had a president with enough courage to tell the nation exactly what Sharpton is: Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score, said Donald Trump on Monday. In response, Sharpton did the only thing he's ever really learned how to do: He accused the president of harboring a particular venom for blacks and people of color. What a surprise. Trump says Im a troublemaker & con man, Sharpton added. I do make trouble for bigots.
Let's take a brief look at some of the career highlights of this self-anointed troublemaker for bigots shall we?
Supporting a Communist Front and Angela Davis
The February 9, 1971 edition of the Communist Party USA newspaper Daily World, noted that Sharpton had recently addressed a White Plains, New York rally in support of a CPUSA front group called The Committee to Free Angela Davis. At that time, the Marxist revolutionary Davis was in prison for her role in abetting the murder of a California judge.
Sharpton Praises the Marxist Holiday, Kwanzaa
On December 24, 1971, the New York Times quoted Sharpton praising Kwanzaa, the race-centered winter holiday that had been recently established by Maulana Karenga, a Marxist black nationalist who had once been arrested for assaulting and torturing two women. The philosophy underlying Kwanzaa is known as Kawaida, a variation of classical Marxism that also includes enmity toward white people. Practitioners of Kawaida believe that one's racial identity determines life conditions, life chances, and self-understanding -- just as Marxists identify class as the determining factor of one's life conditions.
The Tawana Brawley Racial Hoax
Sharpton first entered Americas national consciousness on a large scale in November 1987, when he injected himself into the case of a 15-year-old black girl named Tawana Brawley, who claimed that she had been abducted and raped by a gang of six whites in Dutchess County, New York. Despite a complete absence of any credible evidence to support Miss Brawleys story, Sharpton assumed the role of special adviser to the girl. In the autumn of 1988, after conducting an exhaustive review of the facts, a grand jury released its report showing beyond any doubt that the entire Brawley story had been fabricated, and that at least $1 million of New York taxpayers money had been spent to investigate a colossal hoax.
The Central Park Jogger Case
In April 1989, a 28-year-old white woman, dubbed the Central Park jogger, was brutally gang-raped and nearly beaten to death in New Yorks Central Park by a group of black and Hispanic teenagers. Despite the defendants graphic and detailed confessions, which were captured on videotape and delivered mostly in the presence of their parents or guardians, Sharpton insisted that the boys were innocent victims of a fit of racial hysteria that was sweeping the criminal-justice system and all of American society. Charging that the joggers boyfriend was the real rapist in the case, Sharpton organized protests outside the courthouse where the five suspects were being tried, chanting, The boyfriend did it! and smearing the victim as a whore! All five suspects were convicted for their involvement in the crime and were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 5 to 13 years. Their convictions would later be overturned in 2002 when another man, who was already serving a life prison sentence for other felonies, confessed to having committed the 1989 rape in Central Park. But there was never any doubt that all five of the original defendants had been intimately involved in the brutalization of not only the young woman, but of several other victims in Central Park that same night.
Racial Slurs Against Black Political Adversaries
In the early 1990s, Sharpton derided moderate black politicians with close ties to the Democratic Party as cocktail-sip Negroes or yellow ni**ers.
The Anti-Semitic Riots in Crown Heights
In the summer of 1991, Sharpton injected himself into the unrest that followed an August 19 incident where a Hasidic Jewish driver had accidentally run over and killed a 7-year-old black boy named Gavin Cato in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. Reporter/columnist Jeff Dunetz wrote that immediately after the childs death: A false rumor began to spread that the Hasidic ambulance crew had ignored the dying black child in favor of treating the Jewish men. This falsehood was later used by Al Sharpton to incite the crowd.
Efraim Lipkind, a former Hasidic resident of Crown Heights who had witnessed the riots of 1991, stated the following in a July 1994 sworn deposition: Then we had a famous man, Al Sharpton, who came down, and he said Tuesday night, kill the Jews, two times. I heard him, and he started to lead a charge across the street to Utica. According to the New York Times, more than 250 neighborhood residents went on a rampage that first night, mostly black teenagers, many of whom were shouting Jews! Jews! Jews! Three hours after the tragic crash, 29-year-old Australian Jewish scholar Yankel Rosenbaum was attacked by a gang of black teens who stabbed him to death. All told, Crown Heights was engulfed by race riots for three days and nights. Sharpton reacted to the chaos by repeatedly shouting the mantra, No justice, no peace! We must not reprimand our children for outrage, he declared, when it is the outrage that was put in them by an oppressive system.
Sharpton Derides Mayor Dinkins As a Ni**er Whore
During the administration (1989-93) of New York City mayor David Dinkins (an African American), Sharpton angrily denounced Dinkins (when the latter was unsupportive of Sharptons activism) in the following terms: David Dinkins, you wanna be the only ni**er on television, only ni**er in the newspaper, only ni**er that can talk. Dont cover them, dont talk to them, cause you got the only ni**er problem. Cause you know if a black man stood up next to you, they would see you for the whore that you really are. (Click here for audio.)
On another occasion, Sharpton referred to Dinkins as that ni**er whore turning tricks in City Hall.
The Racist Kean College Speech
In 1994, Sharpton delivered an incendiary speech at New Jerseys Kean College, where he said: White folks was in the cave while we [blacks] was building empires We built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was we taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.
The Kean College speech also featured Sharpton explaining that Americas founders consisted of the worst criminals, the rejects they sent from Europe to the colonies. So [if] some cracker, he continued, come and tell you Well, my mother and father blood go back to the Mayflower, you better hold you pocket. That aint nothing to be proud of, that means their forefathers was crooks. Sharpton later defended his use of the word cracker, calling it merely a colloquial term used to describe a certain kind of equal-opportunity bigot: Its certainly not a racist term and certainly not an anti-Semitic term, said Sharpton, because a cracker hates [both] Jews and blacks.
The Deadly Boycott of Freddys Fashion Mart
In 1995, Sharpton led his National action Network in a racially charged boycott against Freddys Fashion Mart, a Jewish-owned business in Harlem. The boycott started when Freddys owners announced that because they wanted to expand their own business, they would no longer be subletting part of their store to a black-owned record shop. The street leader of the boycott, Morris Powell, was also the head of Sharptons Buy Black Committee. (In the 1970s, Powell had been confined to a mental hospital after he had attacked a police officer with a lead pipe while shouting, I am going to kill you, pig. He eventually escaped from that hospital and, in the eighties, went on trial for breaking a Korean womans head during another protest.)
Powell and his fellow anti-Freddys protesters repeatedly and menacingly told passersby not to patronize the crackers and the greedy Jew bastards [who are] killing our [black] people. Some boycotters openly threatened violence against whites and Jewsall under the watchful, approving eye of Sharpton, who referred to the proprietors of Freddys as white interlopers. The subsequent picketing became ever-more menacing in its tone until one of the participants eventually shot (non-fatally) four whites inside the store and then set the building on firekilling seven employees, most of whom were Hispanics.
In the aftermath of that atrocity, Kareem Brunner, a black security guard employed by Freddys, testified to the State Supreme Court that he personally had heard the boycotters say such things as: Kill the crackers; Get the Jew bastards; This block is for blacks only; and Get the Jew owners out.
Appearance at a Socialist Scholars Conference
In 1998 Sharpton was a featured speaker at the Socialist Scholars Conference in New York.
Speaker at the Million Youth March
Along with the notorious anti-Semites Malik Zulu Shabazz and Khalid Abdul Muhammad, Sharpton co-organized an infamous September 5, 1998 Million Youth March which was held in Harlem, New York and was sponsored by the New Black Panther Party. The event drew about 6,000 people and ended in clashes between the attendees and city police. Just prior to the rally, Shabazz had threatened to kill any police officers who might be tempted to interfere with the proceedings. Then, in his address to the marchers, Shabazz stated: The only solution any time there is a funeral in the black community, is a funeral in the police community. I dont care what the Jews say, he added. You [blacks] are the only people that have been in bondage for over 400 years. You are the true chosen people of God, and it is not the so-called Jew. Sharpton, in his own remarks to the crowd, praised former Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammed as well as Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, and Khalid Abdul Muhammad.
Redeem the Dream Rally
In August 2000, Sharpton held a Redeem the Dream rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, where one of the featured speakers was Malik Zulu Shabazz. At that event, Shabazz called on black young people, including gang members, to unite against their common enemy white America and its allegedly racist police departments. He also articulated a black dream that when we see caskets rolling in the black community we will see caskets and funerals in the community of our enemy as well.
Sharptons Closeness to Khalid Abdul Muhammad
In February 2001, when Khalid Abdul Muhammad died in a hospital as a result of a brain aneurysm he had suffered, Sharpton was at Muhammeds side. He then gave Muhammads family $10,000 to help cover his funeral expenses. Among the more noteworthy things Muhammad had said during his career as an activist:
The Duke Lacrosse Case
In March 2006, a black stripper accused three white members of the Duke University lacrosse team of having beaten, raped and sodomized her during an off-campus party. These charges triggered an instantaneous eruption of outrage among left-wing civil-rights activists. Sharpton, for his part, declared that these rich white boys had attacked a black girl, and warned that if arrests were not made immediately, there would be no peace. He further claimed that this case parallels Abner Louima, who was raped and sodomized in a bathroom [by a New York City police officer] like this girl has alleged she was
. and just like in the Louima case, you have people here saying she fabricated it
. It later became evident, however, that the plaintiffs charges were indeed entirely fabricated, and all charges against the defendants were dropped.
When Mitt Romney, a Mormon, ran unsuccessfully for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, Sharpton said: As for the one Mormon running for office, those who really believe in God will defeat him anyways, so dont worry about that; thats a temporary situation.
Praising the Council on American-Islamic Relations
In September 2012, Sharpton was a guest speaker at the annual fundraising banquet of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), where he called CAIR one of the most important civil-rights organizations in the United States today. Also addressing that same convention was Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Two years later, Sharpton keynoted the 2014 incarnation of this same CAIR event.
Sharpton Derides Black Political Adversaries As Negroes
In June 2016, Sharpton led a rally at his National Action Network headquarters in support of black Assemblyman Keith Wright, who at that time was running in a Democratic primary election as part of his quest for the House of Representatives seat that would soon be vacated by the retiring congressman Charles Rangel. At the rally, Sharpton derided Wrights primary opponents, who also were black, in terms suggesting that he viewed them as race traitors: Youre supposed to be attracted to these Negroes you aint never seen before, said Sharpton. I mean, they must have a laboratory to just create these Negroes.
Conclusion: President Trump Was 100 Percent Right
In summation, it is clear that President Trump's assessment of Sharpton was entirely accurate. Sharpton is indeed a con man and a troublemaker. In fact, those words are far more charitable than a disgusting reprobate like him deserves.
 Jonathan Mahler, Sharptons Image As New Moderate Dimmed by Video, Forward (December 22, 1995), p. 4.
Sharpton knows he’s a con-man....he’s made a lot of money being so. Cash is king in his world.
Take away the Race card and Al has nothing to offer society....and no way to make money.
Al not-so-Sharpton has been a projector for forever.
He make be hit by a case of the Trump Curse.
Hopefully Trumps fearlessness in confronting race pimps will encourage others to follow suit. #NoMoreShakedowns.
Trump wants to know what happened to all the money sent to black neighborhoods. Look in this clown’s pockets.
At one time the government had Sharpton by the short hairs. He was a drug informant, ratting out his fellow home boys about their activities in amateur recreational pharmaceutical sales. That should have been made public during or right after his Tawana Brawly episode. If that had been done the problem probably would have taken care of itself.
You don’t understand the demographic. Al Pimpton and Jesse CarJackson will always have a revenue stream. It’s a black thing. Just like Mad Max Waters will continue to get re-elected. As will Hank Johnson. Etc. Etc.
Sharpton’s bio is that of a self-styled racist lawyer rushing around pointing out one injustice after another.
while he was delinquent in his taxes
A whole lot of his revenue comes from shakedowns of white-owned corporations. Not just a black thang, Lou.
I was impressed when I saw Trump’s tweet. It is great we have a President saying these things. The article looks good.
Some of the characters in the books of Tom Wolfe were composites based on Al Sharpton.
“Bonfire of the Vanities” and “Man in Full” come to mind.
Thank you for posting this about the esteemed man of the cloth. /s
It saves me looking up the details when I post my knocks against him every few weeks. Especially the innocent Jewish student who was murdered at random after Al’s inflaming speech against Jews at Crown Heights, New York. Horrifying.
I will say one thing in his favor: he sticks to his stringent exercise and diet as I could never do. Vanity Fair had a story on that. Practically two slices of multigrain bread and then back to the gym. Incredible.
"Al, I'm a beloved national figure, and when I'm president, you'll be my Secy of State."
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