. . . I’d like to submit, be on the record, here, in the
official court of Black opinion that I’ve, while yes “painting”
with a broad brush I’m tainting most within “white
America” of having become “emboldened” by Trump’s
illegitimate, yet ever-more “real” reign of terror..
let me to break-it-down for you; embolden, to give
(someone) the courage or confidence to do something or to behave in a
certain way.:synonyms: fortify, make brave/braver, encourage,
hearten, strengthen, brace, stiffen the resolve of, lift the morale
of, rouse, stir, stimulate, cheer, rally, fire, animate, inspirit,
invigorate and buck-up.
all those words and terms define what has happened to white America
ever since Trump hustled his way to the Oval Office.
recall Ray-gun was the last President to “lift the morale”
of White folks, to rally them by telling them what they desperately
want to hear - that those Negroes and negro lovers were wrong - White
folks, their empire and the Conan the Barbarian methods they employed
to build it . . . was within the Marquess of Queensberry
rules, fine n’ dandy with the great white father in the sky -
waging genocide against the Native Americans, enslaving Blacks,
exploiting Asians and Latinos and women was merely White men
exercising their divine right and authority to . . . pimp the
globe's population for the enrichment of one race, and then, even
within White America, the privilege and prosperity is designed for
wealthy men, the more moo-lah you have, the more “human”
has helped solidify the opposition to indisputable social and
economical “progress” and a more civil and equal
has “made-brave” the already brave: this newly embolden
white America would rather isolate, insulate and align themselves
with a “real” White man like Vladdy Putin who rides White
stallions bareback while bare chested, hunts wild lions and tigers
with his bare hands while butt naked, all that comical super white
man/Great White hunter type uber-bullshit. Communist and
Confederates have the same agenda - white global domination.
ain’t complicated baby, it’s middle-school level dripple.
encouraged the paranoid, emotionally insecure redneck rank n’
file who “dreaded” they’d lost, dig this - “their”
America to the Obama Rainbow Revolution, but with Communist Russian
intervention and alignment with Trump’s ”F-troop”
of filthy rich misfits and oddballs they managed to to gain power and
control, and it was achieved by any dubious and questionable, if not
immoral and criminal means available to them.
can feel the renewed fire of hatred and malice much of White America
holds for . . . everybody who ain't white and to the uber-right
America White again . . . by any means required.
seems when I chew-the-fat with other folks of color, primarily
Afro-Americans but including Latinos, Asians and “foreigners”
there is a general agreement we can’t deny the hatred, the
paternal contempt and animosity we see percolating-out by so-many
White folks. It feels like, not all, but yes most of White America,
be they urban or suburban, Methodist, Mormons, Protestant or
Catholic, rich or poor, male or female, blond-haired, red-haired or
bow-legged, regardless of just about any characteristic . . . they
don’t “like” black, brown, tan , red nor yellow
people; history illustrates just that. While clearly current times
demonstrate it. White America wants to return to 1947 and a separate
and unequal America.
today, tonight, tomorrow, go ask, approach a White co-worker or
friend, ask them if they don’t have family members who believe
this integration/diversity and equality bullshit has gone far too-far
and they yearn to return to yesteryear and the stark white era of the
good old days when we all knew and accepted our place. I’m not
playing, talk to white folks, they’ll tell you.
this a bitch?
Charles and Helen Keller could see it. Stevie sure as hell doesn't
wonder or ponder about the blind hatred he sees.
pitch my tent in Denver Colorado, arguably the capital of the
Northern Confederacy, while I’m a ebony explorer, an skier and
a hiker who finds myself in the mountain towns of Colorado - Glenwood
Springs, Estes Park, Breckenridge, Vail and Colorado Springs, and I
can say with both certainty and clarity I’ve never really had a
1955 moment where White folks went beyond the basic stare or glare,
folks are generally friendly and hospitable. However last weekend at
the Winter Park Jazz Festival in Fraser Colorado, I’d argue the
rednecks had their panties all in a bunch, it appeared they felt
inundated with Black n brown jazz lovers. The Festival has expanded
over the last 20 years with the growth in the metropolitan Denver
area, and I think there were “just too many “ of us up
were beyond being a novelty and beyond their toleration point - we
were an irritant to some. Obviously out of our “urban”
place. It seemed other Caucasian travelers and tourist in the resort
town to enjoy the mountain surroundings and activities were a little
taken back by so many Americans of color hanging out in their
a gut feeling I got, based on my a half century as a Black man living
in a White man’s empire.
more than one lone occasion White workers, i.e. “locals”
seemed unfriendly, non-accommodating and unwelcoming in a few
different situations - at the Golf tournament, at a bowling alley
gathering, gourmet candy store, and at a couple of eating
establishments. Of course being “uppity” Negroes who
don’t know our place, we’re firing-off letters to the
local paper, chamber of commerce, the Winter Park resort and the city
of Denver, because White folks can’t be allowed to accept your
green money but disrespect your black ass.
we ain’t going back to 1940 without a fight, without kicking
and screaming the whole way back. And, as Trump and his storm
troopers aren't going quietly into the dark night, what we got here
is an failure to communicate . . . resulting in a dead-end, a
standoff, perhaps a fatal national impasse.
this was just another case, another venue, another happening where it
seemed you just don’t “feel the love,” Be it in the
grocery Store, at Target, at Home Depot, driving down the street,
just in daily life and social interactions one can “feel,
taste, smell and see” the hate which is fueling Trump’s
real and it has a face - it’s your neighbors and co-workers,
the lady in the car over there and that guy walking down the street
over there, we are immersed in a land where most, not all, but yes
most white people aren't quite sure you’re fully as human as
they are. Unsure you are deserving of 1st class US citizenship and
rights . . . in “their” country.
me if the truth hurts.