Harvard President, Claudia Gay, out; Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, maybe next! They wanted Deion Sanders fired before he was hired; they wanted Whoppie silenced and imprisoned for begging to differ. They want Obama arrested; they want all the “uppity” Black folks punked and broken. They want police brutality as the rule. Furthermore, they want Jim Crow to return, not in pockets of America, but from coast to coast, border to border, nationwide.

In essence, a lynch mob, preoccupied and obsessed with revenge and retribution, has declared “OPEN SEASON” on basically all who aren’t 1861 Confederate flag-waving White guys.

There’s a disgusting desire across these divided states of America, a deep yearning by the majority of mainstream White America to put Black folks “back in our place.” They would rather live in a dictatorship with King Trump on the throne than live in a representative Democracy. They’d like to erase FDR’s New Deal, LBJ’s Great Society, and MLK’s Dream of a colorblind nation.

Only you can prevent democracy from going extinct.

Over the next week or so, go around and chit-chat with folks about “Democracy,” “what” it is and “how” it compares to other forms of societal governance. “Why,” you ask, well because most folks, particularly Americans of color and working-class people, are the products of a mediocre at best public education system operated by indifferent White people who have no intention of arming you with a critical mind and intellectual curiosity.

That’s why.

Forgive me here, but I’m gonna’ be both “sharp” and “blunt;” most Americans don’t “understand” what democracy is, nor sadly can they define and differentiate a direct democracy, a representative democracy, socialism, communism, a monarchy, an oligarchy, and an autocracy.

Most of us Black Americans can’t define exactly “what” we are having taken away from us. Nonetheless, if Donald Trump wins the 2024 Presidential election, we are screwed, stuck between the flame-haired devil and the well-armed MAGA cult army.

We don’t understand what “2nd-world,” damn near medieval conditions in which the vast, vast, vast overwhelming numbers of Black folks around the world dwell, compared to our predicament here. Of course, the highly acclaimed American way of life isn’t perfect, anywhere near perfect, but it’s a hell of a lot better than what most people of color all around the globe endure, subsiding under the collapse of European colonialism.

American Democracy, as twisted, diluted, and dysfunctional as it unquestionably is, is worth fighting for, worth getting off your ass on November 6th and voting for - whoever is running against Donald Trump.

I understand what this American Democracy is, aspires to be, and is in comparison to real life in Central America, South America, the Caribbean, or Africa for most Black folks.

Allow me to be brutally blunt, give it to you straight, no chaser: life in America is about as good as it gets for Black people on this planet. We’d better defend it with all we’ve got because this is the best of what we’ve got. Black folks need to wake up and realize we’re oddly lucky or blessed to end up here in the good ol’ US of A as opposed to being left muddled in disarray, confusion, and quasi-chaos-laden Africa, anywhere in Central America or the Caribbean, but, because of an ingrained lack of intellectual curiosity and practicality, we can’t seem to make sense of that uncomfortable, ugly truth.

It’s the 21st-century baby, think globally, I am a citizen of the planet, the universe, not merely and simply a Black man living in the Rocky Mountains.

MSNBC/CNN/ESPN,etc., etc., are on the screens in my cave every day, around the clock. It’s all a part of my life’s soundtrack, my theme music - a blending of Al Green, The Isley Brothers, BB King, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, The Motown sound and Stax Records. But make no mistake about it, The talking heads at MSNBC and CNN sound alarmed, they seem to have this newfound sense of urgency to point out and spread the word. “The Rednecks are coming! The Rednecks are coming!” The Rednecks are here!

And here’s how it’s going to unfold:

First, they came for the socialists and Blacks, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Black, nor a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists and Latinos, and I did not speak out - because I was not a trade unionist, nor was I Latino.

Then they came for the Jews and Asians, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Jew or Asian.

Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me.

 - Martin Niemöller… and Desi Cortez.

It seems the Conservative establishment in this country has a fundamental problem with people of color, all the people, and the respective countries from which they’ve immigrated, which predictably, Uncle Sam has over the past, oppressed, pimped, bombed, and exploited. After looting and raping our lands and peoples, they sure as hell don’t want you in France, Italy, Germany or America.

Go Back to where you came from!”

Yes, this is the White/European creed that is ever increasingly embraced from Russia to Australia, to Birmingham, and Denver.

Here in America, Democracy was fine, as long as only White men voted, but ever since we’ve all had token, make-believe say-so in the affairs of this nation, White men want a White man as King. And to achieve that, they will declare “OPEN SEASON” on all Americans of color.

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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