Republicans talk about “healing” more than “justice” today. Sounds familiar … Remember when President Abraham Lincoln wanted the country to “heal” after the Civil War ended in 1865? You know, back when the current Republicans’ ancestors were Democrats who owned slaves, were whole White supremacists, became separatists by creating their own country in America called […]Read More You can’t ‘heal’ White supremacy — a bloody lesson from America’s Civil War
American history tends to focus on the moment and perhaps four years prior — a dishonest practice. I’m going to help you ride-or-die political partisans focus your thoughts by prefacing this piece with my popular refrain for any mention I make about President Donald Trump: I believe he lacks the intellectual curiosity, skillset, and emotional […]Read More This week’s Trump Insurrection has been a centuries-long project
I said this long ago: MAGA is bigger than Trump … Today’s Million MAGA March — aside from the irony in how the title borrows from the vision of an African descendant Muslim leader that appears near the top of every MAGA member’s hate list — proves a point many of us have been making […]Read More Million MAGA March: funny and not funny
The jig is up … I just watched President Donald Trump on TV — his first public appearance since his reelection loss to Joe Biden — as he attends a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. His somber demeanor is fitting for the moment, depending on your view of this American holiday, but the […]Read More 2020 post-election meditations: Trump’s loss shows everyone who he really is
‘Heal’ is a throwaway word … During last night’s speech as President-elect, Joe Biden talked about the importance of Americans seeing each other as Americans and healing: Heal? Heal what? 70 million people voted for White supremacy, even if they did so for the tax cuts. What does “heal” mean? Who’s harmed? Was African descendant […]Read More 2020 post-election meditations: ‘Heal’? From what?
Thoughtful and equitable governing is needed now. Or else … I’ve shared offline conversations for a few weeks with my friends about the effects of Trump and MAGA-ism: the President — through more than a decade of practice — has tapped into the kind of toxic energy that mainstream American politics hasn’t seen since the […]Read More 2020 post-election meditations: What comes after Biden and Harris could be the worst President of all
Dedicated to those who still think racism was born on November 8, 2016 … Note: I suppose this series will become a quadrennial thing for me. Check out my three posts about the 2016 elections. Soon after the 2016 elections, I went on record early to cast my doubt on the theory that Russian hackers […]Read More 2020 post-election meditations: it’s not the Russians or Bernie Bros. It’s White supremacy.
We can learn plenty from history — and beat MAGA … It’s 44 minutes after 7 pm on the East Coast — a bit late for an Election Day pep talk — but there’s an American Civil War story to share that parallels present and future encounters with Trump supporters. Because you know they’re not […]Read More Think ‘US Civil War’ — some late Election Day pep talk
African Americans have long ago made up their minds about Trump. But wassup with White people? Trump’s anemic Platinum Plan overtures aside — and I still believe the motivation behind that trick is to peel away as much Black support for Presidential candidate Joe Biden as possible, instead of uplifting the lives of marginalized people […]Read More White conscience is on Tuesday’s Presidential ballot
He’s been trying to tell y’all for years what he’s all about … You know what they say: When you great, It’s not murder it’s assassinate So assassinate me, bitch ‘Cause I’m doing the same shit Martin Luther King did Checking in the same hotel, in the same suite, bitch Same balcony like, “Assassinate me, […]Read More Seriously, who is surprised that Lil Wayne is down with Donald Trump?