A book written with
truth, wisdom and insight shouldn’t be revolutionary. Unfortunately, reporting
facts about black America can be downright subversive. In his new book, SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America,
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson (“the other Jesse”) tells it like it is. He is the
founder and president of the successful non-profit Brotherhood Organization
of A New Destiny (BOND), whose purpose is “rebuilding the family by
rebuilding the man.”
do I come across writing as brutally honest as my own when dealing with the
black community. Liberals in general won’t like it, liberal blacks in particular
will hate it, and conservatives will wonder what took so long. SCAM is a
well-documented and devastating critique about the havoc wreaked on black
America by so-called leaders, which is why the book hasn’t and won’t receive
the kind of media coverage it deserves.
Return to Our Roots
Peterson contends that black America’s biggest problem is not racism but
its own immorality, and that it should reject self-appointed leaders and
return to the values that once made it strong. “Because of Jesse Jackson
and the [Congressional] Black Caucus and Farrakhan and others, we are more
divided as a race than any other time in history,” Rev. Peterson told me
in an interview last year.
Approval of Immorality
“If white Americans were to leave the country tomorrow, in ten years America
would be a ghetto,” writes Rev. Peterson. Ouch! But one look at major cities
run by black mayors, police chiefs and black-dominated city councils provides
ample evidence to validate his assertion. In the District of Columbia, for
example, incompetence abounds, crime rates are out of control, abortion and
illegitimacy rates are high, and the number of new AIDS cases is higher than
in other large U.S. cities. Blacks, who make up 61 percent of the D.C. population,
represent 80 percent of AIDS diagnoses.
The solution? The irresponsible, bureaucratically inept D.C. government has
decided to put condom dispensers in government buildings, encouraging a city
rife with a multitude of sexually-transmitted diseases to continue having
In SCAM, Rev. Peterson deals firmly with black churches, once moral
leaders in the community, and how pastors have abdicated responsibility for
shepherding the flock in favor of promoting the immoral liberal agenda. He
describes a program called The Balm of Gilead (headed by an advisor to the
Congressional Black Caucus), which distributes free condoms and promotes
“tolerance” for homosexuality. Over 5,000 black churches participated. Instead
of following biblical teachings about homosexuality, some black pastors have
become complicit in the movement. Did you know, for example, that Pentecostal
preacher Al Sharpton supports homosexual marriage?
doesn’t stop there. Not only do some black churches support pro-abortion
Democrats and celebrate Kwanzaa -- invented by an anti-Christian convicted
felon -- but black ministers have invited the anti-Christian, anti-Semitic
Louis Farrakhan to preach hatred of America in their pulpits.
Drinking Poisoned Kool-Aid®
In 1978, cult weirdo Jim Jones convinced 913 followers (mostly black) to
commit suicide by drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid®. The followers gave
the poison to their children first, then drank it themselves. Rev. Peterson
argues the same brainwashing process has happened to millions of blacks and
that a “cult of blackness” has been created by “corrupt civil rights leaders,
legislators, black journalists, and leftist black preachers.” The very word
“racism” is a mantra used over and over again to condition blacks and link
the word to whites and conservatives, no matter how absurd the linkage (think
Rev. Peterson chastises peddlers of dangerous and racist (and ignorant) notions
like the phony Afrocentrism and ebonics (“gutter language” disguised as “black
speech”) who continue to destroy the black community and foster racial tensions.
Back to Africa?
Peterson has spoken out against these and other ridiculous ideas only to
be vilified and in some cases, physically assaulted. The truth hurts. He
asks, “Instead of reparations, how about a ticket back to Africa?” Excellent
question. Murderous dictators, slavery, famine and strife? No, thanks!
With uncompromising courage, Rev. Peterson asserts, “Black people should
ask themselves what debt they owe to whites -- both Americans and British
-- who lobbied and fought and died to bring an end to slavery...” Audacious
and observant. To date, black Africans and Arabs are still in the human bondage
SCAM offers a compelling argument against racially divisive “leaders”, which I will address in Our Own Worst Enemies: Part II.