After years and years of Dog Whistle vote baiting, Republicans would have you believe they are surprised by what Trump said or did. In my opinion, they created this Monster. Republicans won many elections playing the Race card and now they’re pretending to be upset by Trump’s actions. They are so upset that only a handful are speaking out publicly and from that handful, not one calling for resignation or impeachment. Republicans control the House and The Senate, and yet not one impeachment hearing is underway.
BORN AGAIN THE KKK
Trump has elevated The Klan and other hate groups to feel welcome and empowered in this White House. These racist Hate Groups have raised two times more money than Democrats. One might say they’re “Fired Up & Ready To Go”.
Long before Trump, The Republican Party has repeatedly courted poor Whites to vote against their own best interests as long as they made them feel they were better than Black Folks.
I cannot nor should you allow The Republican Party to pretend to be Outraged by what they’re now witnessing in this country. They are as guilty as Trump and yes Blood is on their hand. As my friend Dr. Mack Jones has often said, “Watch what they do not what they say”. The verdict is in The Republican Party and Trump is guilty of cultivating a comfortable atmosphere for hate groups to grow. As we witness in Charlottesville, these acts of hate groups are more likely to grow while this administration is in power.
Trump was born into racism, his father was a racist. Trump is very comfortable palling around with racist people. Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh, and others alike shares one common thread which binds them; Confederate Conservativism, they believe in the Alt-Right Movement. “Take Back Their Country” is their mantra, The Alt-Right is nothing more than a dressed up name for the modern-day KKK. Many in The Republican Party are as guilty as Trump. They supported and courted race-baiting elections long before Trump. So when Trump appointed Steve Bannon to become his Chief Strategist many Republicans said nothing. Bannon, who is not known for being friendly towards people of color, also views his own constituents poorly. In a recent New York Times interview Bannon described his constituents as being extreme, stupid and easily manipulated. Nonetheless, Bannon is an expert for ramping up many Whites to feel victimized especially during the Obama Presidency.
Race baiting may win elections, but it destroys democracy. It’s very easy to put poor people against each other. This type of Politics does more harm than good, it divides us and if continued, it will destroy us. Furthermore, we must fight against the notion that winning is everything or to win at any cost justifies the means.
We’ve had a Civil War in the past, but it seems The Republican Party didn’t truly learn. Since The Civil War, they continue to push separation rather than unity. Today’s Republicans seemingly are trying to rewrite History. They would have you believe that The Confederate Leaders were Heroes rather than Treasonists. Let me be very clear, they committed Treason. Remember The Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865. In the early 1950’s monuments, statues, streets and more were given in honoring Treasonists. To this day, many Republicans still salute and revere the Rebel Flag as their Flag.
In 1965 The Voting Rights Act was passed by President LB Johnson. Upon signing The Voting Right Act, President Johnson knew he had given the South away for many years to come. History has proven him right, thus it is written
ARE THE KKK BORN AGAIN TODAY?
During The Clinton Bush-era, we didn’t really notice racism to the degree we now know. It’s fair to say Trump got things started with the questioning of President Obama’s birth. After that, many Repubs were comfortable disrespecting President Obama. I will never forget, while President Obama was addressing The State Of The Union-Congressman Joe Wilson, yelled out, “You Lied” (because of this foolish act Wilson received more contributions and donations than he ever had; the sad truth is that he was supported by many Republicans) for a brief he became their hero. Trump recognized that racism was still very much alive and well in America and Republicans learned that the more they pushed President Obama’s race and disrespected him, the more elections they could win (and they did).
Trump’s crowd size is large in part because he’s loud and unapologetic about being a racist. It’s obvious Trump has helped the extreme Right feel they have a friend in The White House.
My challenge to The Republican Party is to demonstrate their concerns through actions, by having hearings on the Article Of Impeachment of Donald Trump.
In conclusion, our former Vice President gets the last word. “This is a moment for this nation to declare what the president can’t with any clarity, consistency, or conviction: There is no place for these hate groups in America. Hatred of blacks, Jews, immigrants—all who are seen as “the other”—won’t be accepted or tolerated or given safe harbor anywhere in this nation”.
Race and Whiteness in the Era of Trumpism