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Jesse Jackson is visiting a primary school and he
visits one of the classes. They are in the middle of a
discussion related to words and their meanings. The
teacher asks the Rev. Jackson if he would like to lead
the discussion on the word "tragedy". So the
illustrious leader asks the class for an example of a

One little boy stands up and offers: "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 Great Jesse Jackson," that would be an

A little girl raises 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," explains the exalted spiritual

"That's what we would call a great loss."

The room goes silent. No other children volunteer.

Rev. Jackson searches the room. "Isn't there someone
here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"

Finally at the back of the room a small boy raises his

In a quiet voice he says: "If a jet carrying the Rev.
& Mrs.Jackson were struck by a missile and blown to
smithereens, that would be a tragedy."

"Fantastic!" exclaims Jackson, "That's right. And can
you tell me why that would be tragedy?"

"Well," says the boy, "because it certainly wouldn't
be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be an
accident either."

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That is ****ing great, I cant stand that ignorant son of a bitch. I would offer a reward for the person that whacks him :D
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