This is America and she is on life support. Wish we could say this is just about politics but it’s way deeper than that. One thing ’bout those chickens, they have a nasty habit of coming home to roost. Everything this nation claims to fear regarding black men has manifested itself ten fold in white men from militias to mass shootings. Mainstream media and reality shows continue to perpetuate the narrative of “the angry black woman” meanwhile angry white women won’t let you barbecue, sell water or sleep in peace.
Black people and other people of color are held to a higher standard. You must be articulate but not too articulate or you’ll be labeled uppity. You must smile and be friendly but not too friendly because they ain’t raisin’ no black babies. You must be educated but not so educated that you challenge the system. You must be careful while traveling but no matter how prepared you are you can’t stop a bullet with your bare hands.
That brings us to Donald Trump. Donald J. Trump is our first reality tv president. Before becoming president he said something about his supporters “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” That statement alone would have knocked Barack Obama right out of the race. Trump is the polar opposite of his predecessor. Barack Obama was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. Donald Trump doesn’t have a strong grasp of political protocol, our judicial system or the law unless he’s trying to circumvent it. Dude literally called white supremacists who contributed to the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville “very fine people”. In contrast then candidate Barack Obama was called on the carpet for the remarks of Reverend Jeremiah Wright over a fiery speech where Wright called America out for it’s poor treatment of black people. Donald Trump has been caught in so many lies it’s now assumed that he’s lying anytime he opens his mouth. But, Barack Obama was the only modern American President yelled at and called a liar during a State of the Union Address.
Donald Trump is a worldwide laughing stock and his administration is a three ring circus. Yesterday Trump stood on an international stage across from Vladimir Putin and made the remarks of a person who has no loyalty to the United States. Here’s the crazy thing. He showed us who he is, believe it. He is sexist, racist, Islamophobic and a true narcissist. Trump’s only allegiance is to himself and he governs himself accordingly. If you’re looking for leadership in this president, you’ve already lost. He is the example of what not to do in any given situation. Donald Trump was put in place as the bringer of chaos and to be the distraction. Bills are being erected and voted on to continuously give pie to the rich and strip the poor of every crumb that falls. If the greedy have their way they’ll be nothing left at all and there will be no one left to buy their products. It’s the modern day Lorax and you gave this man the axe. Madeleine Albright quoted Mussolini as saying “If you pluck a chicken one feather at a time no one will notice.” And just maybe, If we pay enough attention, organize and mobilize the lives we save may be our own!
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