2024, Day 1: Trump’s branding people of color as “Vermin” and “animals,” and doing much more than insinuating they’re “poisoning the blood of America.” In a couple of months, or next week or perhaps even tomorrow, he’ll strategically start insulting us by calling us “Niggers,” “Spics” and “Chinks…!” And when he does…, and when he does, it will signal the igniting of a good old-fashioned coast-to-coast “cross burning.” Millions of White folks will feel empowered, given the authority by their chosen war chief, the permission, and the power to do likewise - you just wait and see, my naive moderate compadre.

A chorus of Left-Wing criticism pointed out that his verbiage is deliberate and tactical, and was not a dog whistle but rather a tug-boat horn, emulating Adolf Hitler and Nazi rhetoric. In response to the devil comparisons, Trump has, privately, behind Water Buffalo Lodge closed doors, pledged to turn up the sinister rhetoric and burn this mother down if he has to, to regain and maintain White “minority rule” across these all-so divided and disunited states of America.

The man is a diabolical arsonist. I see Trump, his henchmen, and millions of his minions plotting and planning for a nationwide Tulsa or Rosewood race war.

The argument can be made that we folks of color can’t conceive, can’t fanthom what the White “Backlash” is that Trump’s national cult has in mind for us. It’s undeniable they despise inclusion, diversity, and equality - so what’s left? Some form of legalized and normalized “Jim Crow?” Or do they want us to “go back to Africa?”

A return to Sundown Towns?

Will Trip Advisor and Expedia have a “Green Book” section?

There are those amongst the Make America Great (White) Again cult who advocate a return to slavery. Seriously! Just to be honest, we all know there is that percentage, the Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh Nazi branch, who would march us all off into gas chambers and ovens, right?

See, it’s not that mainstream White America has regressed and become bigoted and xenophobic, it’s that they just never stop being “who” and “what” they are - Archie Bunker.

Archie Bunker lives!

Societal pressure made it, let us say, difficult to be a bigot for about a hot minute in US History. However, as we speak, most, the majority of White folks, are arrogantly returning to openly being “who and what” their forefathers were and what so many of us always knew them to be… Archie Bunker

Let’s sample Archie…:

In yet another disagreement with Mike and Gloria, Archie offers up his very own American history lesson, reflecting on the beauty of Lady Liberty standing in the harbor with her torch, screaming out to all the nations in the world: “‘Send me your poor, your deadbeats, your filthy…’ And all the nations sent them in here – they come swarming in like ants: the Spanish P.R.s from the Caribbean, your Japs, your Chinamen, your Krauts and your Hebes and your English fags. All of ’em come in here, and they’re all free to live in their own separate sections where they feel safe. And they’ll bust your head if you go in there. That’s what makes America great, buddy.”

Mike demands to know what Archie means by that. Gloria tries to diffuse the growing tension.

At their first meal together, Archie and his future son-in-law discuss baseball. Mike wonders how much Archie has seen in his day, and Archie comments about how much the game has changed over the years.“Live ball. Expansion clubs. And of course the biggest change of all: 1947… yeah, that was the year they let Jackie Robinson into the Majors. Changed the whole complexion of the game, in more ways than one.”

Mike demands to know what Archie means by that. Gloria tries to diffuse the growing tension.

“It threw the whole game outta balance lettin’ Robinson in,” continued Archie.

“So you think the inferior black race should not be given a chance against the superior white race,” demanded Mike?

“Hold it Mr. Liberal Meathead. I never said nuttin’ about your inferior black race. It’s just the opposite, if you’d just let me finish…

“What I’m sayin’ is your coloreds, as is well-known, they run faster, they jump higher, they don’t bruise so easy. And because of their, whaddya’ call it, jungle heritage, they see better – it’s great for night games.”

“You know something, Mr. Bunker?” said Mike. “At first, I thought I misjudged you. And I was right: I did misjudge you. You’re a lot more ignorant than I thought.”

Trump’s America feels exactly the same way today

Dig this one: Archie is all worked up because he and Irene Lorenzo are competing for the same job. Mike reminds him that the government is pushing for more women in the workforce. And here’s what Archie has to say about that/; Archie: “It’s a crime against nature. Women was created for two things: makin’ meals and babies. It’s true. Look at the cave women. Why d’ya think the cave women was created with short legs and fat butts?”

Mike: “I don’t know Arch, but I’m sure you got a good answer.”

Archie: “So they couldn’t run fast. So the men could catch ’em and force ’em to make the meals and the babies.”

Mike: “Well weren’t there any cave women with long legs and skinny butts that could run faster than the men?”

Archie: “Well, then the men would have to bring ’em down with a rock.”

Mike: “Now I’m startin’ to catch on. And what about the cave MEN with the short legs and fat butts that couldn’t catch any women?”

Archie: “Well, they were probably your first fags.”

Mike: “I gotta’ get outta’ here. I’m arguing about cavemen with a caveman.”

Doesn’t that sum up and define the present-day Republican mentality?

When Trump starts calling us “jungle bunnies, “Injuns” and “wet-backs,” and when he starts demeaning women as “Cunts” and “Bitches,” tens of millions of his followers will follow him, Republican women will still champion him, because they know who butters their bread. They accept and maybe love their “place.” We will see the incorporation of these derogatory words into the morning coffee conversation, and the normalization of blind bigotry. Again.

Remember, we’d just be going back to the way it was well over half a century ago - apartheid, the way White folks liked it.

Mike had a real problem with Archie giving Mike’s son a toy gun as a birthday present.“You’re not giving Joey a toy gun for his birthday,” said Mike.

“Oh yes I am, it’s his first amendment right!” retorted Archie.

“The first amendment is the right to free speech,” Mike replied.

“Exactly! When you have a machine gun in your hand, you have the right to say whatever you want!” Archie even appeared on his local TV channel to offer his opinion on how the right to bear arms can prevent skyjacking. “…I could end the skyjacking tomorrow. All you gotta’ do is arm all your passengers [the hijacker] ain’t gonna’ dare to pull out no rod. And then the airlines, they wouldn’t have to search the passengers on the ground no more. They just pass out the pistols at the beginning of the trip, and they pick ’em up again at the end. Case Closed.”

See, not very much has really changed. It was mostly, merely swept under the rug.

Trump wants to sit upon a throne in the White House and speak like that about and to people of color, all across the nation and all around the world. But, what’s more alarming, like a tsunami following a 9.7 earthquake are the millions and millions of Americans, European Americans to be precise, for whom he speaks.

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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