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Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson

August 23, 2018



Source ….. Internet

While visiting a Kentucky primary school class, the Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, found themselves in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

The teacher asked both men if they would like to lead the discussion of the word “tragedy”. So the illustrious Reverend Jackson asked the class for an example of a “tragedy”.

One little boy stood up and said: “If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a runaway tractor comes along and knocks him dead, that would be a tragedy.”

“No,” says the Reverend Jesse Jackson, “that would be an accident.”

A little girl raised her hand: “If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy.”

“I’m afraid not,” explained the exalted Reverend Al Sharpton. “That’s what we would call a great loss.”

The room went silent and no other children volunteered.

Reverend Al searched the room. “Isn’t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?”

Finally at the back of the room Little Johnny raised his hand. In a stern voice he said: “If a plane carrying the Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Reverend Al Sharpton were struck by a missile and blown to smithereens that would be a tragedy.”

“Fantastic!” exclaimed Jackson and Sharpton, “That’s right. And can you tell us why that would be a tragedy?”

“Well,” said Little Johnny, “because it sure as hell wouldn’t be a great loss, and it probably wouldn’t be an accident either.”


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