The Reverend, the Racists and the Dane-geld

He’ll Always Encourage You to Tithe!

And that is called paying the Dane-geld; But we’ve proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld, You never get rid of the Dane. Rudyard Kipling

If you looked up an Organizational Chart of Sony Pictures, you would see Amy Pascal listed as a Co-Chair. What that chart would fail to show you is that her strings are being pulled and her decisions are now being vetted by an interested party not represented anywhere else on the Sony Pictures corporate hierarchy. Pascal, you see, was recently outed for having sent emails that portrayed Barack Obama; Dominus et Deus Americanus, in an unflattering light. Sharpton issued a statement that would be of material interest to any of Sony’s corporate shareholders.

Sharpton called the conversation “candid” but stopped short of calling for Pascal’s head after she was exposed making racist remarks about President Obama with Hollywood producer Scott Rudin. “So the jury is still out on where we go with Amy,” Sharpton said. “We clearly are willing to deal with an immediate formula to see where we deal with breaking down the walls of inflexible and so far immovable racial exclusion in Hollywood.”

The jury isn’t really out on Amy. She is well aware of who her new pimp is and how the payments will end up working. Sharpton is much more than happy to work with Amy Pascal over whom he has leverage. A totally free individual would tell him to go visit a lumberyard and violate himself with a 2 X 4. Pascal will pay her Dane-geld, and Sharpton has his hooks in a piece of Hollywood.

This has worked well for Al Sharpton for many, many years. Author and Attorney Ken Boehm describes the typical Sharpton modus operando.

Sharpton notably did not publicly assert his support for Pascal after the meeting — what observers say seems like a typical Sharpton “shakedown” in the making. Pay him in cash or power, critics say, and you buy his support or silence. “Al Sharpton has enriched himself and NAN for years by threatening companies with bad publicity if they didn’t come to terms with him. Put simply, Sharpton specializes in shakedowns,”

And, as Rudyard Kipling wrote of the Medieval Danes, he never goes away. …read more    

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