The Antidote: Healing America From the Poison of Hate, Blame, and Victimhood - (Hardcover)
by Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson
Also available in digital format here.
For a half century or more, black people have labored under the spell of what Jesse Lee Peterson calls the “alchemists.” These are the race hustlers, media hacks, politicians, community organizers and the like who promise to “fundamentally transform” America. The transformation they promise, however, produces only fool’s gold – unearned benefits like welfare, food stamps, subsidized housing, payouts from lawsuits and maybe one day even reparations. Worse, to secure these counterfeit goods, recipients have to sacrifice something of infinite value: the sanctity of the two-parent family. It is a devil’s bargain.
To make this experiment work, the alchemists have created an ungodly and unhealthy environment, one in which the white population is made to feel guilty and the black population made to feel angry. The pattern in this is simple: children – black or white – when deprived of fathers, grow up angry at their parents. White children displace their anger in a thousand different directions. Black children channel theirs, for the most part, in a single destructive direction – toward and against white people. The alchemists encourage them to do this, enable them and even reward them. This anger fuels the system and pays the alchemists’ bills.
As bleak as this all sounds, an antidote exists that saved Peterson’s life, that of his son and those of countless young men who have been counseled at Peterson’s organization, BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny).
The perverse genius of liberalism has been its ability to capture black anger and project it outward toward anyone, black or white, who resists the Democratic agenda. By encouraging a resentful dependency, liberals have instituted a new kind of slavery in the black community as emotionally shackling as the physical slavery that first brought Africans to America.
Peterson knows this story from the inside as few other people do. Born on an Alabama plantation, he was abandoned by his father before he was born. After high school, Peterson moved to Los Angeles and for the next 20 years moved purposelessly through life, channeling his internal anger outward toward white people and America in general.
Providentially, Peterson discovered the “antidote” to that which ailed him and which still troubles black America. In the mission he has undertaken since, and in this hopeful book, Peterson shares what he learned on his personal road to Damascus.
About the Author
Jesse Lee Peterson is the most courageous, outspoken critic of the “civil rights” establishment in America today. Raised without his father on a plantation near Tuskegee, Ala., during the Jim Crow era, Peterson has lived a part of America’s history few have experienced. After a spiritual transformation, Peterson founded BOND, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man.” Peterson is also the founder of The BOND Leadership Academy, a private school in Los Angeles. He’s a radio talk show host, speaker and the author of "SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America" and "From Rage to Responsibility." Peterson writes a weekly column for WND.com and appears as a media commentator on Fox News Channel, CNN and other national TV and radio networks.
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: WND Books (November 24, 2015)
- Language: English
- Dimension: 6 x 9 inches
- ISBN-13: 978-1942475002
Ratings & Reviews
Required Reading For Every Father and Son
by K Moe
I just got through reading "The Antidote", and I must say that I found it profoundly gripping, informative and inspiring. I knew that Jesse Lee was Fearless, but after reading the book I now know why. In years past I was an avid reader, but I stopped reading books about 10 years ago, when my eyesight began to wane. "The Antidote" made me buy some cheap readers and read it straight through. I place it right up there with "Up From Slavery."
Be Above It All
"The Antidote" is the gateway book to the Bible. It is the gateway book to the Kingdom of Heaven within. This well-written book is fun, easy to read and easier to understand. No mysterious prophecies or hidden-meaning scriptures to confound you. Read this book before and after you read the Bible. It will keep you from complicating the teachings of Jesus and His prophets. Amen.