March 16, 2006


by @ 12:00 am. Filed under The Truth Shall Set you Free!

BOND founder Jesse Lee Peterson is always one to tell things the way he sees them and pull no punches. Recently he did a write-up about why he felt Blacks had so many issues in New Orleans before, during and after hurricane Katrina. This write-up was given to Republican Colorado General Assembly representative Jim Welker by one of his aides. Representative Welker included it in an e-mail he sent to others.

Well it seems that some people are upset about the content of that e-mail. Represenative Welker’s aide has quit. And Welker himself is offering more apologies than one can shake a stick at. He is using the “I didn’t read it all” and “I forgot to use a disclaimer” defense. I think representative Welker is simply taking this route to get the P.C. Police off his back and I think he totally agrees with Jesse Lee Peterson’s write-up. I know I totally agree with the full context of the write-up.

So here is the full writeup that has some Conservatives running for cover.

Moral poverty cost blacks in New Orleans By Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson

Say a hurricane is about to destroy the city you live in. Two questions: What would you do? What would you do if you were black?

Sadly, the two questions don’t have the same answer.

To the first: Most of us would take our families out of that city quickly to protect them from danger. Then, able-bodied men would return to help others in need, as wives and others cared for children, elderly, infirm and the like.

For better or worse, Hurricane Katrina has told us the answer to the second question. If you’re black and a hurricane is about to destroy your city, you’ll probably wait for the government to save you.

This was not always the case. Prior to 40 years ago, such a pathetic performance by the black community in a time of crisis would have been inconceivable. The first response would have come from black men. They would take care of their families, bring them to safety, and then help the rest of the community. Then local government would come in.

No longer. When 75 percent of New Orleans residents had left the city, it was primarily immoral, welfare-pampered blacks that stayed behind and waited for the government to bail them out. This, as we know, did not turn out good results.

Enter Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan. Jackson and Farrakhan laid blame on “racist” President Bush.

Farrakhan actually proposed the idea that the government blew up a levee so as to kill blacks and save whites. The two demanded massive governmental spending to rebuild New Orleans, above and beyond the federal government’s proposed $60 billion. Not only that, these two were positioning themselves as the gatekeepers to supervise the dispersion of funds. Perfect: Two of the most dishonest elite blacks in America, “overseeing” billions of dollars. I wonder where that money will end up. Of course, if these two were really serious about laying blame on government, they should blame the local one .

Responsibility to perform legally and practically fell first on the mayor of New Orleans. We are now all familiar with Mayor Ray Nagin the black Democrat who likes to yell at President Bush for failing to do Nagin’s job.

The facts, unfortunately, do not support Nagin’s wailing. As the Washington Times puts it, “recent reports show [Nagin] failed to follow through on his own city’s emergency-response plan, which acknowledged that thousands of the city’s poorest residents would have no way to evacuate the city.”

One wonders how there was “no way” for these people to evacuate the city. We have photographic evidence telling us otherwise. You’ve probably seen it by now the photo showing 2,000 parked school buses, unused and underwater. How much planning does it require to put people on a bus and leave town, Mayor Nagin?

Instead of doing the obvious, Mayor Nagin (with no positive contribution from Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the other major leader vested with responsibility to address the hurricane disaster) loaded remaining New Orleans residents into the Superdome and the city’s convention center . We know how that plan turned out.

About five years ago, in a debate before the National Association of Black Journalists, I stated that if whites were to just leave the United States and let blacks run the country, they would turn America into a ghetto within 10 years. The audience, shall we say, disagreed with me strongly.

Now I have to disagree with me. I gave blacks too much credit. It took a mere three days for blacks to turn the Superdome and the convention center into ghettos, rampant with theft, rape and murder.

President Bush is not to blame for the rampant immorality of blacks. Had New Orleans’ black community taken action, most would have been out of harm’s way. But most were too lazy, immoral and trifling to do anything productive for themselves.

All Americans must tell blacks this truth. It was blacks’ moral poverty not their material poverty that cost them dearly in New Orleans. Farrakhan, Jackson, and other race hustlers are to be repudiated they will only perpetuate this problem by stirring up hatred and applauding moral corruption.

New Orleans, to the extent it is to be rebuilt, should be remade into a dependency-free, morally strong city where corruption is opposed and success is applauded. Blacks are obligated to help themselves and not depend on the government to care for them. We are all obligated to tell them so.


The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is founder and president of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, and author of “Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America.”

Jesse Lee Peterson’s writeup, when taken in full is on point! He never tries to say that Blacks are somehow genetically inferior to anyone. He lauds the days when Blacks would do more for themselves and did not sit and wait for government to save them. And he notes how today there are just too many who are making terrible choices for themselves. If someone tells you an entire city might be destroyed and you stay, you probably do fall into the category of lazy, immoral or trifling. Everyone should have been leaving New Orleans when the warnings were announced, even if by foot, unless too physically ill to do so. I’ve seen many a White person stranded after a hurricane, because they refused to leave the trailer park and nobody tries to defend their poor choice.

Lately there have been cries regarding the buses about “where would the buses go”? Well Mayor Nagin never used them and never made a public plea that he would have bus loads of people that would need a place to stay. He simply failed to do it. And just the same I don’t feel he “owed” it to anyone to do it, although it would have been a good thing to do. I feel the individuals owed it to themselves to leave once warned, using means at their disposal including their two feet, which many used after the storm because their homes were flooded. Some realized it was a life or death situation after it was too late. Government (taxpayers) had given many people who stayed the basic needs of food, money and shelter for much of their lives. It was not asking too much for government to recommend that they find a way out of town on their own and do something for themselves.

Yes there were some who stayed that were not living off the government and they don’t have the lame excuse of having lived off government (lived off taxpayers) most of their lives. They totally failed themselves as well. Shame on them for being able to do for themselves otherwise, then ignoring a warning to save their own lives.

Many simply never want to own up to the fact that too many people with my own skin tone have failed themselves and their families. As Jesse Lee Peterson mentions, it was not always like this and I applaud Reverend Peterson for offering a message that was an excellent reality check.

3 Responses to “Jesse Lee Peterson, THEY CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!”

  1. hubison Says:

    I urge you to listen to an interview Jesse had with John Coleman about 11 years agoand tell me if you still believe this man is a christian.Beware of conservatives who claim to be christians for they are nothing more than wolves in sheeps clothing.

  2. IndependentConservative Says:

    I’m reviewing the audio. Now let’s say JLP is not a Christian. Would it make the words in his write-up above any less true?

  3. IndependentConservative Says:

    OK, I’ve heard all of JLP on Coleman’s show and it’s clear JLP is NOT a Christian. I’m not sure what the heck he is. He’s whatever comes to his own mind and he made that pretty clear. When asked what makes him a Christian he was devoid of an answer that reflects the truth of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He seems to not even have an honest concept of salvation through Christ. He said something about Jesus, but given he rejects scripture there’s no way to really have him agree on what is within scripture. Anyone who mentioned scripture, JLP immediately ran away from. So JLP is in need of serious supernatural help (I mean the Lord opening his heart) and we’ll have to pray he comes to know the truth.

    With all that said, the writeup above I find to be the cold truth. But there is a greater truth that JLP must come to realize for himself. Right now JLP has faith in himself, I’m not honestly seeing faith in the Lord Jesus in him.

    Thank you for sharing that information.

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