Racism, sexism, classism, and xenophobia have a new name, it’s Trumpism, and it’s neither here nor there if Ron DeSantis is the 2024 Grand Pooh-Bah nominee for the GOP, or Lord Trump, or Handmaiden Nikki Haley or the party’s spineless punk, Mike Pence, or the yellow-bellied, candy-assed house boy, Tim Scott. The Republican Party, the people who comprise the party, are inebriated with hatred and upside down with contempt for virtually everyone who isn’t a card-carrying member of the nation’s new KKK.

The Grand Old Party (GOP) should change its name to Ku Klux Klan, i.e., KKK.

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week, Trump offered this; “If you put me back in the White House, their reign is over. In 2016, I declared, ‘I am your voice.’ Today I add: I am your warrior. I am your justice. And for those who have been wronged and betrayed, I am your retribution.” He went on, “This is the final battle. They know it. I know it. You know it. Everybody knows that this is it,” Trump said. “Either they win or we win. And if they win, we no longer have a country.”

I am your retribution.” Ain’t that a …?

His sinister words personify “Trumpism” and not so oddly please bigots like those in the KKK and amplify the fears and phobias Klansmen have exploited since the end of Reconstruction. King Trump is voicing the primary, fundamental ideology of the Ku Klux Klan, and Nazis global-wide. I know it, you know it, and White America knows it.

It’s inconsequential and insignificant “who” these nut jobs nominate. Rather, it is the fanatical right-wing “base,” and its radicalized zealots who are the real threat confronting America. “Mainstream USA.” Apparently, most, (more than 50%) White folks want to maintain the artificially structured social stratification they’ve manipulated over the last few centuries.

Banning books, outlawing teachers who deviate from the delusional MAGA “company line.” Hunting down doctors who aid women seeking to control their own bodies. They’ve declared war on queer folks, no question. “Cutthroat” capitalism, which allows rampant greed/$750.00 insulin. Where does this end? You don’t want to know, I don’t think Hitler’s followers had much on these sinister folks. If I told you they were firing up the 3-car garage-size ovens, who could claim that was inconceivable?!

Everyday” White Americans like and enjoy being “on top,” and have no stomach for the rat-race in which people of color exist. Based on what we’re witnessing, they’ll vote for a man who the Klan endorses - if that’s what it takes to maintain their stranglehold on security, prosperity, affluence, and personal contentment.

I work in an urban public high school, and unquestionably, there are staff and faculty entrusted to mold and shape kids of color, yet vote for the same candidate that members of the KKK will vote for. Across the country there are cops, doctors, bankers - go on down the list, yes, individuals, who you interact with, who laugh, smile, grin, joke, and chit-chat, and will then turn around and vote for the same guy the KKK is backing.

Scary as hell, isn’t it?

For the umpteenth time; they may be friendly, but they’re not your friends. Throughout my caramel life, I’ve been surrounded by Black folks who delusionally believe mainstream White America, who vote for KKK-endorsed candidates, are their friends. Thank God my pops was a member of the Che-Lumumba Communist Party which met in an LA bungalow in South Central LA and I sat there on the floor as a kid, along with Professor Angela Davis and other members, and had the veil of naive, ignorant “House Negro” lifted.

I was hip to not just Iceberg Slim but the Soledad Brothers, Johnathan, and George Jackson… RIP, Mao’s Little Red Book, and Che. I knew the Black Panther Party 10-point Program just like I knew the order of the planets in the Milky Way, baby, at age 10.

I’ve still got my O-Jay’s “Backstabbers” 45 in the attic, up there with the Undisputed Truth’s iconic classic “Smiling Faces,” Do you Coco-Puffs want to borrow them?

Let me tell you something, I’ve gotten hate mail forever, which always suggests I “write about something else,” move on to something beyond the realm of race relations in this divided decadent empire. Sorry, I refuse to discuss rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. I’m up in the crow’s nest with Frederick Fleet.

Deadly White Iceberg ahead!!!

I know, let’s talk about climate change, or perhaps saving the white-tailed two-toed ground sloth…. Did Amelia Earnhardt die on a tiny South Pacific island, or did the Japanese Army capture her? Inquiring, snowflakes are perplexed. NBA MVP? NFL Rookie of the year… Dumb-downed Negroes want to know! Sure it’s interesting, and I keep abreast of such pressing issues, yet at the end of the day I’m much more concerned about the rise of the KKK than I am about the XFL.

I’m just saying. I’ve always been furious that my people are seldom serious enough, always less interested in the issues which really impact us, and more preoccupied with the BS. The WASP aristocrats depend on and count on our intellectual immaturity and voluntary ignorance of the real issues which matter.

Back to work. The KKK is the new political party of mainstream White America, their desire is WASP control and domination of US society. White dominance and supremacy by any means required. It’s meaningless who the GOP nominates. That individual must do the bidding of the base, and the base is basically as racist, sexist, and elitist as the KKK’s base.

These are the basics! They differ on the window dressing, but what’s inside the house is still the same.

Now the tragedy is it’s so very hard to convince Black folks of this. It’s all those smiling Caucasian faces of all persuasions. Sure, there are about 40 million or so enlightened and humanized White folks who stand with Black people, yet there are roughly 100 million who don’t.

Harriet Tubman arguably stated - “I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” If only I and other Black wordsmiths could convince Black folks we are simply tolerated, not welcomed, put up with, not accepted, endured not embraced.

Let me be perfectly clear here, I don’t hate White people. I’ve been accused of just that by plenty of White folks, but I don’t. I believe butt holes come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Nevertheless, I do believe American culture, White American culture perpetuates and “keeps alive” all the notions of White superiority and power, as well as the false notions of people of color being inherently and innately inferior, inept, incompetent, and sub-par.

Even if White folks can admit the obvious, that Blacks are 100% human, they then conclude our culture is uncivilized if not partially primitive. They amuse themselves by watching the Black underclass fight over the crumbs off Mr. Charley and Ms. Karen’s marble tabletop. It confirms their feelings of superiority and reinforces their well-earned paranoia of righteous retribution coming their way.

Black America needs a platform and a plan to confront this mean and menacing mindset which grips much of White America, or my friend, we need an “Exit Strategy.” It’s undeniable, Ron DeSantis is pushing the KKK agenda, and it’s wildly and widely popular.

We’re in Germany, mid-1930s. The goal of the right isn’t to merely turn back the hands of time, they want to rip the damn clock off the wall! That’s why the rank-and-file confederates will nominate Trump again, and horrifically, I believe he will be, one way or another, enthroned, anointed, crowned, and placed in power again. You watch, and that’s all Black folks can do is watch.

God help us all!!!

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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