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?
barbaric era of oppression and dominance would they prefer? Good ole’
Slavery or mid-20th century Jim Crow - separate and unequal
are our only choices, right?
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
put us back in chains?
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.
suggest that when people
are, what they are made
and what they
well, then believe them. Take them at their two-faced word.
but we won’t.
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.
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
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.
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.
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