little, if any, surprise that America’s aging, withering, nonetheless
entrenched, WASP establishment is looking for a “Trojan Horse” - some
form of camouflage in which to disguise themselves. Any manner, theme
or simpleminded slogan that can somehow make half-mad lunatics appear
to be motivated to their damn near lunatical stances by blind
patriotism and not racism, sexism and classism will do.
Apparently they’ve found it in the Paul Revere and Minuteman costumes they’ve donned...America, love it or get the hell out.
It’s all so predictable. With a Black man as President, an enlightened
lady like Hillary waiting to take the baton, and her inevitable Latino
VP waiting to run the next leg...the “sky is fallin’” segment of US
society - that angry, paranoid Republican TEA Party card-carrying
demographic - are draping themselves in flags, and branding themselves
the Sons of Liberty.
America...land of the free? Home of the brave, indivisible with liberty and justice for who...? All? Are you kiddin’ me?
Ponder the calculated patriotic point Conservatives have carved out for
themselves: they’re draping themselves in the flag - be it some varying
version of the US flag “Ol’ Glory” or even the crimson n’ gray stars n’
bars of the treasonous 1861 Confederacy. Regardless, the “Right” has
successfully anointed themselves the lone, last Red, White n’ Blue
bastion of true, genuine, authentic frontier patriots who love their
Call it the “New” but Old Republican TEA Party.
This is the ideological and spiritual home of most Euro-Americans and
they believe America is a White nation - made by n’ for White people.
And all of us who’re 3rd n’ 4th class American residents - as far as
they’re concerned - we’re the “help” who ought live on the other-side
of the train tracks, be seldom seen n’ hardly ever heard.
Only speaking when spoken to.
In pure desperation, the Right has concocted this notion; if they
strategically adopt and endlessly embrace the code words, symbols and
visual elements of American patriotism...then God is on their side, and
their mission to take-back their land and cultural, by any typically
barbaric means, is authorized and supported by a divine entity and this
John-Wayne-at-the-Alamo imagery will motivate and mobilize the angry
Unbelievable isn’t it?
The Grand Ol’ Tea Party has monopolized the flag and the birth of the
nation as their personal Davy Crockett narrative, and it’s not only
inaccurate, it’s a damn lie. Undeniably US history is not all glorious
- it’s arguable if the “good” outweighs the “bad” when debating the
tall-tale called “America.”
Nonetheless, tragically and erroneously, any talk of so-called
social/economic reform, and of the Constitution itself can now also be
considered right-wing driven. Now note: its the Right which has opposed
the Constitution - applying it to and protecting all Americans. And it
is the Right which is economically undermining the best interest of the
American worker/citizen by abandoning the investment and upkeep in this
nation’s infrastructure - from schools to bridges to National Parks.
The “Paper Patriots” are purposefully pushing the country towards a race war.
Might we be truthful about “where” we are as a nation, right here n’
now; mild, symbolic, token Integration has produced mild forms of
inclusion and diversity... and most of White America isn't comfortable
with the transformation.
Am I lying?
The human/civil/economic gains of the 1960s “Multi Culturalism,” have
these “Real Americans” tell it, eroded, if not-already destroyed the
Shangri-la that was the US in 1952...when everybody knew their place.
The “Right” yearns for their one-time dominance of all relevant levels
and aspects of US society.
Fortunately, at the moment, the US is still a place where American
Exceptionalists/White Supremacists still feel inclined to mask their
simple-minded hatred as nationalism. Now how long is that gonna last?
More troubling...it’s not merely that they’ve branded themselves Daniel
Boone, the Conservative entrenched establishment has branded “the Left”
as socialist/marxist/communist traitors who don’t “love America.” We’re
interlopers who hate Archie Bunker’s individual freedoms and despise
Capitalism. These Defenders of Freedom depict those on the “Left” as
delusional Utopians with miniscule respect for their land of liberty or
its “founding great White fathers” and their timeless documents like
the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill Of
As an American ...Of-Color, I’d beg to differ.
We recognize these beautifully big-worded
pronouncements... we just know they didn’t apply to us, and every
effort to include people-of-color in the “American Dream” has met with
overt, over-the-top opposition from the political Right. And obviously
US history is replete with scoundrels n’ scallywags who said their God
and country were are on their side...
If we’re going to call a “spade a spade,” which much of White America
yearns to do... then let’s call a Cracker a Cracker, a Redneck a
In our world, “image is everything” - why ought we on the Left - the
“permanent underclasses,” the descendants of the survivors, the
conquered - why allow the ruling class to present themselves as
innocent victims who’re being forced to pick up a assault weapon
because we want their money n’ women?
Yes, it’s that primitive...
The real goal of real Americans is to continue “intercontinental
Colonialism,” put barefoot, pregnant women back in their kitchens,
reinstitute Rand Paul’s racially Separate n’ unequal America, break the
back of organized labor, strip mine the Grand Canyon if need be, and if
they have to...don the gear of Lexington Minute Men, Christian soldiers
or Klansmen...then so be it.
I thought the real Revolutionaries in the room were Nat Turner, John
Brown, WEB DuBois, Cochise, Mary Elizabeth Lease, Frederick Douglass,
Cesar Chavez, Eleanor Roosevelt, A. Phillip Randolph, Helen Keller,
Huey P. Newton, Mary McLeod, Che Guevara, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis,
Stokely Carmichael, Crazy Horse, Malcolm X, harriet Tubman, Sitting
Bull ...individuals who fought the Power.
All Power to the People!!