Backed by growing respect as a passionate and courageous pursuer of truth, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson – “the other Jesse” – is taking on America’s “self-appointed” black leaders with his new book “Scam.”
“I don’t recall the entire black race in this country taking a national vote to elect Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, the NAACP, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the Congressional Black Caucus or liberal black preachers as our leaders,” Peterson writes, “yet they’ve seized the mantle of leadership and claim to speak for all blacks in this nation.”
Two days after hitting the shelves of major bookstores, “Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America,” had risen to No. 47 on the Amazon sales list. The book is the latest release from WND Books.
Peterson, born on a cotton plantation in Midway, Ala., does not mince words, asserting the leadership of black activists today has proven to be disastrous.
“These arrogant elitists have given us a continuous diet of racism, paranoia, affirmative action programs and higher welfare checks,” he says, “and many display little or no personal integrity in their own lives.”
Admitting his positions are not politically correct, he says, “I’m convinced that the lack of moral character in many black men is the primary cause of the breakdown of the black family, high crime rates, domestic violence and other social problems within the black community.”
Black families once were strong, he writes, but today 70 percent of black children are born out of wedlock and black men comprise nearly 50 percent of the prison population.
But Peterson does not stop there. He offers proven solutions, stressing character, the building of strong family units, returning black churches to their spiritual purpose and helping individuals reach their full potential.
His aim, he has said, is to unite “the races based on truth, rather than dividing them based on lies, and rebuilding the family by rebuilding the man.”
In his book, Peterson devotes a chapter to “The Father’s Role in the Family,” asserting abdication of family leadership has “opened the door for the black family to be used by every radical leftist group, such as the National Organization for Women (which hates men), the American Civil Liberties Union (which hates America),” the Democratic Party, Planned Parenthood and others.
Peterson practices what he preaches, operating the highly successful nonprofit organization BOND – Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny – whose purpose is “rebuilding the family by rebuilding the man.” The BOND Home for Boys is a character-building after-school program, one of many that benefit men and their families.
Featured on many news programs, including CNN, Fox News, “World News Tonight With Peter Jennings,” and “Nightline” with Ted Koppel, Peterson also hosts his own live nationally syndicated radio talk show on Information Radio Network and hosts a television show on God’s Learning Channel, a satellite network.
For the past four years, Peterson has held an annual event called the “National Day of repudiation of Jesse Jackson.”
“We will hold this event every year until Jesse Jackson repents of his ways, and stops attempting to tear the races apart for his own personal gain,” said Peterson. “Dr. King is turning over in his grave seeing what his movement has become, thanks to people like Jesse Jackson.”
‘Divisive and wicked’
In “Scam,” Peterson chastises the reparations for slavery movement as “divisive and wicked to the core.”
“This nation is poised for a battle that will divide us like never before,” he writes.
Peterson asserts “white Americans are not guilty of the sins of the past, and they must be careful not to fall to the anger of these socialist, destructive black leaders who want to racially divide and conquer us.”
“Black Americans,” he continues, “must drop their anger and realize that it is not the white American who is causing their destruction but their own so-called leaders, whose evil machinations know no end.”
He asks, furthermore, “Where is there any historical evidence that Muslims or African tribal chiefs have ever been overly concerned about their practice of enslaving and/or killing their enemies? It was whites – not Muslims, blacks, American Indians, Chinese or members of any other ethnicity or race – that fought to end slavery in the 19th century.”
Peterson notes today Arabs, African tribal chiefs and other ethnic groups still routinely enslave men, women and children and traffic in slaves.
“For blacks who live in the most opportunity-rich country in human history to demand money for the sins of 150 years ago is absolutely shameful,” he writes.
But Peterson also delves into how “white cowardice hurts blacks,” including his analysis of lessons learned from the “national humiliation and rejection that befell” former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott last December over his remarks at the late Sen. Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday celebration.
Peterson said he predicted early on in the controversy “that even if Trent Lott killed himself to make amends for his misstatement, this wouldn’t be enough for the black racists and liberal crowd.”
In a press release he issued at the time, Peterson said he accepted Lott’s apology and insisted that was the end of the matter.
“We should judge people based on their hearts and actions, and unlike many of his detractors, Trent Lott has no history of being a racist,” he said in his statement.
In “Scam,” he writes, “Whites have been so terrorized by the politically correct crowd that even when no racism is intended, a white person can find himself crucified by the professional racists.”
Peterson cited the example of the white aide to the newly elected black mayor of Washington, D.C., who used the word “niggardly” at a staff meeting.
“Instead of simply telling his critics to get a dictionary to learn the real definition of the word he had used, the man apologizes for his comment and resigned,” Peterson writes.
Other chapters include “Repudiating Jesse Jackson,” “Louis Farrakhan, American Hitler,” “Al Sharpton, Riot King,” “Boycotting the NAACP,” and “Blacks are Not Suffering Due to Racism.”
Though the new book has been available through WND for several weeks, it just became available at major bookstores this week.
Note: A limited number of copies of “Scam,” autographed by the author, are now available exclusively from the source, WorldNetDaily.