America is unquestionably a politically divided nation, but the split doesn’t stop at Left and Right nor at Liberal versus Conservative. Instead, the divide is much deeper and more complex than a 2nd-grade civics class.

Abe Lincoln was a … good White man. Donald Trump, a bad White man, and the late, late abolitionist, John Brown, a one-in-a-million white man?

The Republican Party is, fundamentally, the Party of White male grievances, unfounded phobias, and baseless bias-driven folks who’ve no real concept or connection to high-minded, highfalutin’ utopian terms like “Sisterhood or Brotherhood.” All for one, one for all” is as foreign a concept within the ranks of Trump’s cult as a prehistoric language. The Right is almost all in for Trump in 2024, despite his striking resemblance to the devil himself. They will accept an uncivilized civilization if they get to rule it. But enough about the ignoble opposition.

The Democratic Party consists of virtually everybody else in America. A majority of Black, Brown, Red, and Yellow Americans are Democrats. Most folks within the LGBTQ world are Democrats. And within that gumbo stew, there are two basic factions; the school of thought can be summed up in Malcolm’s radicalism and Martin’s pacifism.

Accommodationists who just want to go along to get along with everyone else, Kumbaya kids who merely want to assimilate into American culture and become like everyone else - “American.” We’ll take reparations and restitution for our centuries of, blood, sweat, and tears equity, but it’s not our battle cry. These are your Obama pacifist.

On the other hand, you’ve got social warriors and revolutionaries who demand their fair share of the pie; they want payback. They want idealistic, utopian, almost cartoonish freedom, justice, and liberty. They dream of a land where there are no poor people, no bad people, no mean people. No one gets their feelings hurt and is never sad or embarrassed. Land of the Coco Puffs, rainbows, marijuana-infused candy canes, and chocolate marshmallows. They want to defund the police, and redefine what a man and woman are, empty the jails, heal the sick, raise the dead.

Big Apple Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents the super-woke, while New York Mayor Eric Adams represents the “ole school” rational, logical and pragmatic element which merely wants their piece of the Big Apple. They want to “redefine” the police. Their talking points are branded almost Republican. But what so many contemporary cosmopolitan Negroes don’t understand is that our roots, as a people, are woven and steeped in common sense and the good book. We are conservative-minded country folk at our grandparent’s proud negro core.

Frederick Douglass was a Republican and Malcolm X would have turned into one before he demanded Uncle Sam become Black America’s great White sugar daddy, taking care of our kids.

Hand-up versus hand-out versus the Trumpian middle finger?

In a nutshell: the accommodationist slice of the Democrat’s pie, their poster boy being Mayor Adams, understands the complexity of playing 3-tier Star Trek chess, and they see no sense in agitating and aggravating moderate Whites (potential votes) with inflammatory words. Additionally, there is such a thing as a Black man having “tough love” for his people. Everyone can’t be “big momma” with a hug n’ kiss for all the times the mean old white man kicked you in the butt today.

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s purest revolutionaries refuse to negotiate with the devil. They have truth and righteousness on their divine side, and they are hell-bent on being respected and having their voices heard. I’m 150% behind the economic agenda and worker/consumer rights. I want all the blue-collar, pink-collar and no-collar labor force to be organized into unions to maximize labor and consumer power.

Yet, when push comes to shove, and that’s what 2022 and 2024 represent, I’m more concerned with getting stuff done as opposed to venting my 400-year-old frustrations. I totally understand and agree with the Progressives, I am an “all power to the people” Socialist Democrat, but understanding time n’ place, I realize this certainly ain’t the time nor place to argue over …BS. We have got a common political foe, a common exploiter and oppressor to confront and defeat.

Democrats had better work this all out, and do it lickity-split. Time is of the essence, the clock is ticking, and if Trump’s cult regains power, they will not simply turn back the hands of time; they’ll rip the clock off the wall.

BlackCommentator.com Columnist, Desi Cortez, who also writes for BlackAthlete.com & NegusWhoRead.com, 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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