Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Human Rights, Politics
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - Bronx, NY
Rep. Ilhan Omar - Somali refugee, naturalized in Minnesota
Rep. Ayanna Pressley - Cincinnati, OH
Rep. Rashida Tlaib - Detroit, MI
Donald Trump - not Queens, somewhere between Area 51 and dumb $:#% i-Stan!
I tweeted this at "stable genius" Sunday. I won't mince words.
The president is a racist.
If the video embed invokes the Bard ("What's past is prologue" - William Shakespeare), his racism came from his environment, not reruns of "All in the Family" with Archie Bunker.
He was a racist when he descended the escalator at Trump Tower, railing against Mexicans as drug dealers and rapists and Muslims as terrorists.
He was a racist as he made "other" the first African American President of the United States in his swiped-from-Orly-Taitz birther campaign that put him in the Oval Office.
He was a racist when he took a full-page ad out in the NY Times calling for (at the time) a return of the death penalty for the Central Park Five. Even after DNA evidence exonerated them and the actual rapist confessed, he still won't admit his error.
He was a racist when the NIXON administration's justice department came after him and his father in the 1970s for discriminating against African Americans and Puerto Ricans in their rental properties in New York.
He was a racist in his rants against Puerto Rico after a natural disaster fueled by climate change (a scientific consensus he denies). He and a lot of Americans aren't even aware Puerto Rico is a US territory and its inhabitants US citizens.
I recall the jarring sight of the Robert E. Lee Battle Flag (NOT the flag of the Confederacy as it is misidentified by the lazy) in the village of Wappingers Falls, NY about 80 miles north of Manhattan. The "stars and bars" were flying high in Boston, Massachusetts as I took a class on Implant Engineering in 2016 at the onset of this poorly-scripted, reality-TV slow-rolling nightmare.
First Nation Peoples who speak native tongues are told to "go back where you came from" when they were here before Europeans.
African Americans are told to "go back where we came from" as IF they leaped on a slave ship sir named "The Good Ship Jesus" packed like sardines, suffering cholera, diarrhea, dysentery and death; the survivors separated, raped and beaten worse than cattle all for a LARK!
Hispanics/Latinos are told to "go back where they came from" when Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Las Vegas and California USED TO BE Mexico. The Alamo - so "bravely fought" for Texas freedom - was started because the Mexicans would not agree to continue slavery!
This nation is a sham, a facade: a fake! It's told itself a line of bullshit so long, it's become accepted history instead of the propaganda used by a well-moneyed oligarchy to maintain control of the masses.
They WON'T do reparations because this "system" needs pariahs. Without them - African Americans, First Nation, Hispanic/Latinos, LGBT; Women - the whole thing crumbles like a house of cards. It needs someone to be under a stamping boot:
"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever." O'Brien to Winston in "1984."
It's why the struggle isn't left-right as Robert Reich has stated, but between democracy and oligarchy, who have likely gotten plenty tired of democratic freedoms interfering with the Ayan Rand, Atlas Shrugged invisible hand of the "free market."
Keeping poor whites against people of color is the easiest way for them to keep control and not have accountability for their avarice and nihilism.
Naturalized or birth: we're the American melting pot. We're all from here. We all deserve a country that works for the many, not the moneyed few.
"For years, even before mounting a formal bid for the presidency, Trump regaled television news audiences with racist conspiracy theories about former president Barack Obama. He pledged to send investigators out to prove the nation’s 44th president was not born in the United States. He later derided immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries, calling those foreign nations “shit hole countries.” He once said immigrants from Haiti all “have AIDS” and that Nigerian immigrants would never “go back to their huts.”
In Trump’s mind, a judge’s Mexican heritage made him incapable of ruling fairly in a civil fraud case against one of his companies and he believes “laziness is a trait in blacks.” Trump, whose real estate company was sued for housing discrimination in the 1970s, went on to place a full-page ad in the New York Times calling for the execution of five innocent black teenagers. Even after the Central Park Five were exonerated, he refused to take it back. After Heather Heyer was murdered in Charlottesville, Virginia, amid a white supremacist protest, he lamented the there were “some very fine people” on “both sides.”
Trump is not a fine person. His words Sunday were not racially “charged,” “fueled,” or “tinged.” They were unapologetically racist.
And, if you support him, so are you."
Goldie Taylor, The Daily Beast, Trump is a Racist. If You Still Support Him, So Are You.