1963 America, US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy nearly had his head blown off in Dallas, Texas, then a welcoming southwestern home to the Neo Confederacy: some things never change. Malcolm X, when asked by the media of the day what his thoughts were, stated the iconic, “the chickens have come home to roost.” His explanation of the poignant answer was, “America is a victim of the climate of hatred it has produced.”

We seem to be an empire built with and by violence. Violence is a way of life. Gun-play abounds because everybody and they momma’ got a gun.

Well, guess what? Today, America is caught up, engulfed in a climate of hate. That hatred seems to be widespread and deeply entrenched, however, the “chickens” are more akin to “Condor Vultures” or those giant flying dinosaurs, Pterodactyls, coming home to roost… Yes, without question, the bad karma this nation has mass-produced around the globe and within its borders has come back to haunt the country.

Most Americans, most of the countries which constitute the United Nations, and most of the globe agree - the US history that DeSantis and his disciples don’t wish to discuss is conflicted and convoluted, and it will make most White folks feel some kinda’ something - if they’ve got any feelings, any conscience, any desire to acknowledge the global truth.

Sorry, not everyone sees the White guy as the hero in the story. Honestly, at best, you’re viewed as the conqueror, the conquistador…the subjugator. There’s a big, big, big difference between the two polar-opposite viewpoints.

One’s the truth, and the other is some delusional fairy tale, the epitome of “pissing down my back, but yet telling me it’s raining.” It’s as horrific as “kiss me before you rape me, baby…”

And I’m forced to agree with you, or else!

Many would suggest that theories abound which illustrate in high definition detail that this nation is guilty, guilty as hell of, as Frederick Douglass said, “crimes which would shame a nation of Savages…” In light of 5th grade US History, how can one rationalize, let alone forget, dismiss and move on when it comes to the undeniable oppression and exploitation, imposed via Imperialism and colonialism - mass enslavement and genocide? Americans of color would like to critically examine other theories beyond his former master’s version of the story… dah!

You know, the ruling minority group, White folks, who refuse to allow the conversation to even be had. We mustn’t speak badly of Massa…

Yes, not surprisingly, most of White America, as a monolithic, locked-in-step subgroup, simply don’t wish to talk about these issues - it makes them feel uncomfortable to sit down and critically examine the making of America. They really can’t defend the overt cruelty - some see no wrong with it - and, as a whole, they don’t want to apologize for anything. If you say you’re sorry, now folks want restitution, reparations. The WASP company line thinks talking about it makes too many white folks feel guilty, hence civil rights and the dreaded race-mixing they’ve permitted. Additionally, by examining US History - it pisses people of color off because it’s just so deliberately brutal.

You don’t want to see the making of some things, you know? McNuggets, Jimmy Dean Sausage, and empires. In all three instances, it’s disgusting as hell.

So…as all “colored” folks know, White folks hate to feel uncomfortable. That’s a part of why they strive and struggle to stay isolated and insulated from interacting with people of color. Self-Segregation, endless, continuous White Flight: the opportunities and outcomes are mostly segregated - and it’s not by chance or happenstance, n. No coincidences here my friend; rather, it’s by strategic deliberate design.

Adult conversation, ok? America is an empire born out of the barrel of a gun, has lived the “hi-life,” the “good life” alas the American Dream through its embracing of the gun, and the violence it creates. It appears it will be a decadent nation that will die by the gun…

Exchange “gun” for “violence” and isn’t it all so undeniable?

Audacious Power, exercised through: brutality, brute force, roughness, ferocity, savagery, cruelty, sadism, barbarity, barbarousness, brutishness, murderousness, bloodthirstiness, ruthlessness, inhumanity, heartlessness, pitilessness, mercilessness… all descriptive terms which describe the American Way of conducting business and value the concept of brute force. These were the tools and attitudes used to handcraft America’s overnight ascension to its alleged Utopia status.

America is a glass house, don’t throw no rocks.

America has a lusty love affair with caveman violence. And I’d argue there’s a price to pay for the serial commission of so many despicable deeds, and it appears that right “here and now” is the point in this story that White America is being asked, if not demanded, to “pay up.”

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given its colored people a bad check, a check that has come back marked “insufficient funds.” But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and security of justice.

America, i.e., the White male, refuses to pay up, and instead of standing up, we get these trifling cats: from Trump and his Stormtroopers to angry White boys like Dylan Ruth and The Buffalo butcher.

America is a house of cards… don’t let no high winds start blowin’…

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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