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Nov 19, 2020 - Issue 842
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I can only ponder what Trump’s people would do if they could wave a magic wand, twinkle their noses and have the country turn into the United States of America they really, really... really long for. Is it 1860 and Blacks are slaves? Is it 1940, and we reside on the other side of the train tracks or river, over in Darkie Town?

What barbaric era of oppression and dominance would they prefer? Good ole’ Slavery or mid-20th century Jim Crow - separate and unequal apartheid?

These are our only choices, right?

Clearly they don’t want to continue down this long, bumpy, rocky winding pot-hole marked road to racial and economic equality, to cultural diversity and inclusion. Obviously Trump’s America believes pre-civil rights America is the golden “good ole’ days” they’d prefer, or perhaps it is pre-civil war America.

Just put us back in chains?

These are not false, fake nor faux choices. I’m not dramatizing the situation; rather these are the day-to-day environments millions of folks who voted for Trump prefer. How hair raising and spine-chilling is this, to be confronted with the stark stone-cold truth: Millions of European Americans are perfectly content supporting a Trojan Jackass like Trump who embodies and symbolizes what so much of the world fears - uncut, cut-throat capitalism, elitism, institution and systematic racism, and misogyny. Donald J. Trump is the face of White supremacy and caveman masculinity - and he’s damn proud of it and his supporters aren’t ashamed of backing a misogynistic bigot.

Ain’t that a...?

I suggest that when people tell and show you who and what they are, what they are made of and what they believe, well, then believe them. Take them at their two-faced word.

Alas, but we won’t.

Perhaps now is the moment for Black folks to ponder our fate in this nation. Look, let’s be brutally real - Biden and Harris may well be the “Government in exile,” come January 20th. Trump may muster “his” military and militia troops and simply not allow Biden his Oval Office - that tyrannical moment cannot be dismissed or ruled out. Biden and we Democrats aren’t going to be able to ram down their throats The 1966 Black Panther Party’s 10 point program. We may want to, but we can’t. Trump’s troop’s mission is to secure minority rule for the foreseeable future - by any barbaric and neanderthalic means they deem necessary.

Brothers n’ sisters, lend me your eyes and hearts: I’d prefer to write about something else, another topic, another subject matter, but if I were to do that, it would constitute dereliction of my duties as a Black son, father and husband, as a Black wordsmith pounding out my thoughts in what can only be described as a hostile, unwelcoming land. How could I look my parents, grandparents and children in the eye if I abdicated my responsibility to tell the sharp n’ blunt truth about a sinister clown who has endlessly insulted and belittled women and Americans of color, including Vice President-elect Kamala Harris?

It’s my duty to tell the burning bush truth about an individual who’s been accused of sexually assaulting or sexually harassing at least 26 women; who has tried to brand and mark Black athletes who don’t know their “place” and speak truth to corrupt power; and who has called card-carrying white supremacists “very fine people,” and that’s merely a sampling of his derogatory and despicable comments. Please, if I had all day I couldn’t list them all.

Here’s what we need to do: We must remain vigilant for any sign of Trump attempting to finagle a second term. We must continue to call him out, along with his toadies; demand that our elected officials fulfill their own oaths of office by protecting the Constitution from he who would usurp power; and use our voices and ballots to ensure that Trump and his ilk never again get their hands on our government.

In the next few weeks, this also means putting our efforts and dollars behind the two Democratic Senate candidates facing a run-off election in Georgia. We must get them elected so that we will have the legislative means to hold the new Administration to the promises they have made. Columnist, Desi Cortez, who also writes for &, was hatched in the heart of Dixie, circa 1961, at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the by-product of four dynamic individuals, Raised in South-Central LA, the 213. At age 14 transplanted to the base of the Rockies, Denver. Still a Mile-Hi. Sat at the foot of scholars for many, many moons, emerging with a desire and direction… if not a sheep-skin. Meandered thru life; gone a-lot places, done a-lot of things, raised a man-cub into an officer n' gentleman, a "man's man." Produced a beautiful baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate… aired my "little" mind on the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way. Wordsmith behind America's Ten Months Pregnant . . . Ready To Blow!: Even Trump Can't "Make America White Again." A New, More Inclusive, Diverse 21st Century America - Love It . . . Or Get The Hell Out!. Contact Mr. Cortez and BC.

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