I hate to interrupt Black History Month, but Satan called; he wants his brother Donald back!

Straight from that jackass’ Trump’s mouth: “Your victory will be our ultimate vindication, your liberty will be our ultimate reward and the unprecedented success of the United States of America will be my ultimate and absolute revenge”.

For hard-working Americans, November 5th will be our new liberation day,” he said.

But for the liars and cheaters and fraudsters and censors and imposters who have commandeered our government, it will be their judgment day.”

So how do Americans, who proudly abhor Trump, like me, react to the latest volley of threats/promises emanating out of the neo-Confederacy capital, Mar-a-Lago Florida? He and his minions are pledging to ‘come after’ media and government critics in the second term.

Key lexicon: “come after.”

Trump has an endless, ever-expanding “hit” list, and he’d like to do to those “marked” people what Putin just did to the absolute definition of a freedom fighter, Alexei Navalny - lock those critics away in some Arctic Circle jail, and then have them just drop-dead.

Let’s not pretend good ol’ boy mob boss, The Don, if he manipulates his way to “Overlord” for life, it won’t take long for the “sinister one” to release his MAGA stormtroopers down upon those who oppose him in just about any manner or form?

How many hours before he declares war on Blue states?

Understanding something wicked this way comes, where will you find yourself and your loved ones come the impending storm on November 5th? Where will you find sanctuary? Have you meticulously plotted your escape, and plotted a plan to shield your loved ones from the impending storm that looms on the horizon?

Do you have an “Exit Strategy?”

On the ominous eve of November 5th, 2024, as the nation teeters on the brink of chaos, have you considered where your sanctuary lies? Will you be sheltered in the security of a titanium-lined underground urban bunker, a secluded alpine mountain cabin, or perhaps seeking refuge in the depths of the Grand Canyon’s Phantom Ranch? Are you contemplating a swift exit, soaring through the skies to Canada, London, Paris, or the paradises of Hawaii or Puerto Rico within the borders of a nation fracturing at its core?

Come the appointed day, America stands 10 months pregnant with percolating combustible tension, a volatile voodoo chili-type concoction ready to explode, and the disconcerting truth echoes – a sentiment festering that much, most, a hell of a lot of White America harbors an unsettling disdain for their Black and brown brethren.

The 2024 Presidential election appears to be hurtling towards the precipice, a plunge into the abyss threatening the very foundation of the United States. The Republican MAGA Party is a human vessel in need of an exorcism.

If, by some twist of fate, Trump claims the Oval Office, God bless us all. Yet, if he is denied, God help us. Either way, he’ll unleash a legion of fervent White hate, primed for a diabolical uprising.

The question echoes: Where will you stand? Where will you seek refuge?

In the unnerving reality where your flag-flying neighbors are paid-up card-caring “Make America Great/White Again” cult members and who just happen to be cops, nurses, firemen, and educators - when they “flip” into arsonists and executioners, who will you turn to? Will you summon the Klan-Busters to protect against the ominous shadows of a bygone era, when lynching from the trees was openly yearned for?

Could the Tulsa and Rosewood massacres from a century ago happen again? Except this time around, they’re coast-to-coast: Alaska to Nebraska, Fargo to Key Largo, Austin to Charleston… to Boston.

For Americans of color, this is our uncertain, touch-and-go plight: we are caught between the fiery depths of an orange-haired devil and the vast uncertainties of the deep Red Heartland. In this polarized land, America, a harsh truth emerges – it isn’t truly our land.

This land is your land, this land is my land,” right?

In so many ways, the New Mason-Dixon Line is the Canadian border. Both the 1861 Jefferson Davis and the 1961 George Wallace Confederacy aren’t a long gone geographical region, a long dead era, a lost cause. No, no… no. Instead, it is a livin’ n’ breathin’ heartfelt mindset, a stark reminder of the tumultuous sea upon which we find ourselves adrift.

Perhaps, pathetically so, this is a case of 40-million-plus Black folks not grasping the complexities of our simple situation: we are the sons and daughters of slaves, and we’ve always been unwelcomed in America. We seem oblivious to our predicament: we are an unwanted people. So many of us just don’t “get it.” We are still discriminated against, last hired/first fired, oppressed, and exploited semi/quasi-wage slaves. Instead, we naively believe we are US citizens and shareholders, homeowners with a mortgage, college sheepskins, US veterans, roll in Mercedes, stroll in Louie Vs. Our citizenship is written in blood, sweat, and tears over hundreds of years.

How dare MAGA deny Americans of color, and women from all walks of life, what we’ve earned! Look-a-here, we’re not “vermin,” we’re Americans!

We delusionally believe, “This land is your land, this land is our land…” How can Trump’s troops see it any other way? Gee, golly, why, oh why, can’t the blind see?

The Story of America isn’t a vintage, classic Walt Disney movie. No, instead, it’s a Quintin Tarantino X-rated flick, and it looks like we’re about to get to the bloody end of this overly dramatic Broadway musical.

Nonetheless, where are you and your family going to be when the racist/sexist/elitist and xenophobic tidal wave strikes, all across America?

Who will protect you, and save you from the well-armed MAGA mobs?

Suppose this nation holds together until January 20th, 2025, Inauguration Day, by lunchtime and tee time, Day 1. In that case, it’ll be showtime. In a brazen display of power, King Trump delivers a shockwave through the media landscape as he imprisons MSNBC’s outspoken voices - Joy Reid, Rachel Maddow, Joe and Mika, Al Sharpton, and many others. CNN’s News line-up, detained for unpatriotic activities. Then he moves on to Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce.

These Gestapo/SS moves will send a chilling message to any dissenters in the realm.

Day 2: The political stage trembles as King Trump extends his reach, targeting prominent figures of the opposition, including The Obamas, the Clintons’, The Bidens, and even Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband. The air will be tense as the kingdom witnesses a swift and forceful consolidation of power.

Day 5: The crackdown continues to the heartland as Sylvia Jameson, the opinion page editor of the Petticoat Junction Times in Anywhere rural USA, finds herself in MAGA snitch’s crosshairs. The once-quiet town of 297 folks now grapples with the harsh reality that even those in seemingly distant corners are not beyond the king’s iron-fisted rule.

Day 8: The specter of retribution looms large as King Trump targets even the average citizen. Your brother-in-law, who dared to challenge the king by calling into C-SPAN and insulting him, now faces the consequences of his audacity. The chilling effect of this move reverberates, warning all citizens that dissent will not be tolerated.

“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,” Lord Trump, March, 2023.

This dystopian narrative, while fictional, underscores the fear of unchecked power and the potential consequences of autocratic rule. The scenario, though extreme, serves as a cautionary tale, prompting reflection on the fragility of American democracy and the importance of safeguarding individual, institutional, and organizational freedoms.

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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