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Est. April 5, 2002
January 19, 2017 - Issue 682

The New President
is Actually a
Rich White Guy
Who Acts Like a
Poor, Burned-Out White Guy
So Now What?

"Reagan wasn’t my favorite President,
but he would have concluded Putin to be
full of poop, as would Nixon, Ford, Carter,
Kennedy, Roosevelt and Ike. What’s
Trump’s problem? Try mental illness."

There are too many people [with] finite minds and beliefs, [who] have too much control over the infinite possibilities of the United States of America. DL Hughley

Three-years-ago I wrote America would not elect another white male president for another decade or two. I was wrong. Donald Trump reawakened a sleeping monster; old white racist voter. It wasn’t just that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote (reportedly over 2 million by now). She carried the youth vote and the black vote in key states.

It’s not that White Americans ignored the warning signs, Trump’s warning sign is in his name, he wants to get over on you. What’s in a name you say? Some of the same people who gave much of their life savings and earnings to a man named Madoff-and he made-off with millions before he was finally busted-voted for Trump. My home team the Buffalo Bills once hired a coach named Malarky and fully expected him to win, their new owners were biting their nails over a coach with a dog’s name for almost 3 years until they shooed him off. One of the guys in the front office where I work told me the day after the election; “you know Trump is just acting right?” I’m sure the same thing was said about a young man in Germany who failed his art school entrance exam twice over (1906 and 1907), he never recovered as bitterness turned to narcissism and then outright hate, resulting in a holocaust and a world war. How many people thought that Jim Jones was just acting before 1978?

While we are not privy to the conversation that transpired between President Obama and Trump a couple days after the election, he had been sounding somewhat sane (by Trump standards) in the immediate aftermath. It’s doubtful the real estate mogul masquerading as a political outsider approached the President with the same Mississippi-butt-crack-stupid demeanor that became a hallmark of his campaign. No doubt Obama briefed the President-elect to keep his orange p***y-grabbing fingers off his bills and executive orders, beyond the diplomatic summary given to the public.

It didn’t take long before Trump returned back to normal if his choice of cabinet appointees are any indication, his so-called good friend Dr. Ben Carson, a world-renowned brain surgeon-was tapped to head no more than HUD. Dr. Carson-not having enough brains to know he was marginalized-graciously accepted instead of remind The Donald his position obviously makes him more qualified to be Surgeon General or in charge of the FDA.

Perhaps Trump was tapped to continue the job George W. Bush started; bankrupt the country. Would it be irrational to assume that the deficit that plummeted during W’s tenure and the rise of police brutality too would soon cause an unrest that would justify an official national police-state? In truth 1932 was the best year to bring about Marshall Law because it was the Depression’s worst year, and of course the crime-rate skyrocketed. But those were Italian/Irish/Jewish/Mafia initiated crimes, not black crimes as is being pushed today. Nothing happens without a reason, and a suspiciously high number of conservatives are still fantasizing about a future such as this and who better to bring it about than Trump? So excited are many republican lawmakers, that they have taken preemptive steps toward (with Trump’s blessing) abolishing universal healthcare. My question to them is, why are they so anxious to remove Romneycare? Couldn’t be because a black man initiated it. So blinded by hate and anger over his accomplishments, that they ignore President-Elect Trump’s most glaring fault; his relationship to Vladimir Putin and the alleged role Russian intelligence played in his victory. Granted Reagan wasn’t my favorite President, but he would have concluded Putin to be full of poop, as would Nixon, Ford, Carter, Kennedy, Roosevelt and Ike. What’s Trump’s problem? Try mental illness.

A product of generations of hate and discrimination toward blacks in particular, Trump’s white male occhiolism has degenerated to the point where he actually thinks one lone black US President in history can or has reduced the importance of White (male) America, and only he can save it. And turning to an old Cold War enemy to help get him in the Oval Office makes sense to him, the message is clear, even a foreign white male leader is better than our black American President.

Trump wants to dismantle Universal Health Care, Social Security (same as their rising star Paul Ryan), and raise the age of medicare for seniors. If he seems to you like he’s just going for pure gratuitous emotionalism and not weighing the consequences to even many White Americans, a huge chunk of them republicans, then you’re right. Whenever a President spends 4 years cleaning up the previous guy's mess, that means we don't really know that person because he never really got a chance to tell us what he really wants for us minus the time-consuming work of getting us back on track. It is largely because of time spent cleaning up George W. Bush’s mess that Obama didn’t have time to devote to a lot of black issues. Just imagine the herculean task that lays ahead of whomever succeeds Trump.

Most troubling are his voters… all 62,979,636 of them. They voted for open white supremacy (8 % were black), and there’s examples of whites calling blacks the N-word and making racist remarks because they naturally feel they’ve been given the green light. I noted in a past column or two how Trump says things many whites wish they could get away with saying. He also does things many White American men wish they could get away with, one of those is sexual assault. Your white man’s fantasy president is currently due in court soon fighting at the very least a lawsuit. Is this all a part of his “acting?’ How about his ignoring intelligence briefings, or how about his little cold war against the CIA? I need to be sure please, so I can know when to laugh. Columnist, Chris Stevenson, is author of “The MAO Syndrome: A Timeline of Newspaper columns Tracking Hate, Fear, Loathing, Obstinacy, and Stubbornness of many on the right & some on the left who are simply Mad At Obama.” He is also a contributor to the Hampton Institute, his own blog, and a syndicated columnist. Follow him on Twitter, and Facebook. Watch his video commentary Policy & Prejudice for clbTV & Follow his Blogtalk radio interviews on 36OOseconds. Contact Mr. Stevenson and BC.




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