There is no excuse for following or condoning the words of the ignorant be that in your actions or your silence.
We have bled with you in war.
We have raised your children.
We have a love for this country despite centuries of oppression.
Yet you still hate and fear us.
Is it because you fail to accept the sins of your past?
Is it because you refuse to confront the racial and social injustices you have subjected us to 400 plus years?
Is it because rather than understand who we are as a people, you choose to live in the dark and fear imagined dangers?
Is it because you are amazed that after all we have been through, we are still standing, still rising, still every bit of the American fabric you believe yourself to have exclusive rights to. Or is it merely because you fear that if given the opportunity, we would treat you as you have treated us? It doesn’t matter because look around you; your hatred is being rebuked, your ignorance is being laughed at, your time is coming to an end. We Are The Coalition Of The Righteous and our time is now.
On September 4, 2020, President Donald Trump directed federal agencies Friday to end diversity training programs, calling them “Divisive, anti-American propaganda a sickness that cannot be allowed to continue.” This decision comes amid a nationwide reckoning on racial injustice that Trump has adamantly opposed.
There is a reason Trump disparages those who would educate America on issues of racial injustice. Why he looks to paint those who do so as radical left-wing unamerican extremist, it is so he can easily mislead a segment of American society, to continue to tap into their ignorance and hate, to ensure that his lying and use of misinformation is seen as truth.
Because Trump knows that:
Misinformation leads to ignorance.
Ignorance leads to fear.
Fear leads to isolation.
Isolation leads to mistrust.
Mistrust leads to intolerance.
Intolerance leads to hate.
Hate leads to division.
And division ensures that we as Americans never band together as one but continue to fight each other over the crumbs he and his kind continue to toss us. It is to ensure we remain victims to ensure their way of life.
Matthew 12:25 New King James Version
But Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. –
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain Ahmoud Arbery Rayshard Brooks, Sandra Bland, Sean Reed, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray
This has to stop.
This is not a black problem; this is an American problem, and make no mistake, this upcoming election is not about policy, economics, or even Covid. This election is about race in America.
This election is about a segment of society who believe for America to be great; it needs to return to the days of Jim Crow and segregation when the KKK rode freely through the night. When Blacks “knew” their place.
I’m so sad, so angry, so tired of this shit.
I’m an American; my people helped build this country; this country’s wealth was achieved through my ancestors’ blood. I should not have to tremble in fear when I see flashing lights in my rearview mirror. My brother and sisters should not have to warn their children about the inherent dangers because they are black. My people should not have to grieve another black man or woman shot dead by police.
This has got to stop!!
Vote out the hate
Vote in the hope
November 3, 2020, is election day. But it is not like any election day we have ever witnessed. This election day, we must wake with a single purpose, to go to the polls and take our government back from the charlatans who profess they have been elected to serve the people when the truth is they serve only themselves and the all mighty dollar. Individuals who have proven that they don’t care about our democracy or our lives if they interfere with their pursuit of wealth and power. We must remove those from the halls of government who preach hate and look to divide us—those who lie and are corrupt. We must vote to restore democracy to what it is meant to be – The voice of the people.
On November 3, 2020, we are voting for the soul of this county. We are the coalition of the righteous, and we must rise and defeat them before it is too late. We must show them that we are moving forward as one country, not backward. Forward to a country where:
Racism based on the color of one skin is fading away.
Discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation is vanishing by the day.
Disrespect of women is no longer accepted as one of society’s dirty little norms.
Bullying someone because they don’t fit into a box society says is normal is waning.
The division is being increasingly replaced by unity.
Exclusion is being increasingly replaced by inclusion.
Be it by mail or in person, early voting, or the day of, we must let our voices be heard loud and clear. The voices they are so desperate to silence and truly make America great
Donald Trump tweeted in response to the elegant and forceful rebuke of his character and presidency by former first lady Michelle Obama.
“Somebody please explain to @MichelleObama that Donald J. Trump would not be here, in the beautiful White House, if it weren’t for the job done by your husband, Barack Obama,”
To some extent, he is correct. In 2016 Trump pushed an agenda of division, hate, and racism. Several studies have confirmed that concerns about identity and race were the decisive issues in the 2016 election. Those Trump voters were motivated by racial resentment.
America is a complicated country, founded on the principle that all men are created equal while at the same time openly embracing slavery and allowing legalized discrimination until as recently as the 1960s. A country whose richness was built upon immigrants’ various contributions and whose diversity is one of its most vital qualities, yet still has a segment of its society that rejects that very diversity, segregating themselves in their communities afraid of the unknown from a different race or culture. For these individuals, eight years of an African American President was the final straw. His ascension to the highest office represented a clear and present danger to their way of life, signifying that they were losing “their” country.
Donald Trump seized on this resentment and fear. He used buzz words, advertising, imaging, and manipulation to create a reality designed to scare those who are gullible or know no better with the help of certain media outlets. But when one examines his talking points more closely and his actions since becoming President, it is clear he is not concerned with the good of the country but in merely increasing his power, wealth and promoting his agenda of hate. This strategy is not new; history has shown us that it has proven to be effective in the past. It was President Lyndon Johnson who once said:
“If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best-colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”
Today, in 2020, Trump appears to have doubled down on his hate and division message to maintain his presidency, calling New York City’s decision to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Fifth Avenue a “symbol of hate, exploiting the individuals who used the Black Lives Matter protests as a cover to riot and loot by mischaracterizing them as representative of the entire movement—showing images of young African American men engaged in acts of violence to scare his base into believing that all people of color are a threat to white America.
“Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.”
This is not reality, but when often repeated enough, perception often becomes a reality with some. Or as Carol Moseley-Braun once said:
Sadly, for the segment of this country who happily go along with this false narrative, unwilling to educate or open their minds to the concept of unity and their hearts to the idea of love, they are blinded to what the false narrative is really about. Nothing more than a form of control so that Trump can manipulate them.
However, the truth is what Trump and those who believe in his doctrine of hate and racism are afraid of this.
The image of young educated black men rallying around a strong, educated, successful black man of color they wish to emulate, to them this is ten times scarier than any image of violence could ever be. It is the reality that they truly fear.
My political views are no secret, but this is not political this is deeply personal.
The President of the United States of America just proudly posted a video of Trump supporters screaming White Power.
Again, the President of the United States of America just proudly posted a video of Trump supporters screaming White Power.
My United States of America!
Despite being marginalized, terrorized, and killed simply because of their skin color, the country, my ancestors have defended in war. Without their contributions, this country would not be nearly what it is today.
This should convince every person, and I mean every single person of color, to register and vote for Biden as well as any member of the GOP who enable him. It’s now it’s at the point if you’re not a person of color and you tell me you support him or remain silent on the issue, I have to assume you, too, are racist.
Too many people of color have suffered.
Too many people of color have been unjustly treated.
Too many people of color have been terrorized and KILLED by people screaming those same words!
SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION!
I don’t like:
Seeing people getting hurt
Seeing innocent business owners watched their life’s work destroyed
Seeing a movement being marred by the actions of those who loot and riot only to enrich themselves or push the narrative in a negative direction for their depraved political gain
I also don’t like
Open season on African-Americans
Killers who mar the good name of most police officers by masquerading as them
But what I don’t like most of all is a President who does not speak to America but instead hides behind Twitter using the tragedy of George Floyd and the subsequent unrest it has sparked to post tweets designed to spread division, hate & racism. Tweets designed to motivate his base to harken back to a time when they felt America was Great. A time when “vicious” dogs were unleashed on protesters of racial inequality. Tweets designed to keep him in power to continue to “loot” this country of its morality and enrich himself.
In many of the open America protest, it is not unusual to see signs saying or paraphrasing the familiar refrain:
“Give me liberty or give me death.”
But what many in this country have forgotten is liberty is not something granted to us at birth. Nor is it something that is maintained without a willingness to acquire the knowledge required to see its leaders’ real character and use that knowledge to hold them to a standard of accountability that is high, if not higher than they would have themselves.
It is true that even when the people have a desire to inform and educate themselves on the issues that impact their daily lives, an individual of poor character thrust into a position of leadership who lacks integrity and accountability and whose vision is only the advancement of their selfish agenda can through lies and misinformation blind the masses to the truth and in the process withhold the very liberty they seek to maintain
Unfortunately, America today has allowed our country’s polarization along political lines to supersede the thirst for knowledge. It has become all too easy for many of America’s so-called “leaders” to manipulate the masses. To have them bend to their will, wrongly believing that these leaders act in their best interest.
The open America protest is one such example. Through a campaign of misinformation and lies, leadership at the highest levels many have been led to believe that the very measures implemented to protect them are an infringement on their liberty. They rally around the same leaders who perpetrate the misinformation to advance their own economic and political agendas.
The dangers of not acquiring the knowledge required to identify one’s leaders’ character is not a new concept. John Adams warned us of it in 1765 when he said.
Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of nature to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in van, has given them understanding and a desire to know. Still, besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to the most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers.
We should heed his words, for it would be foolhardy to believe the concept of America is forever. Lest we forget that the history of the world shows our country is but a baby. One that will never get the chance to fully mature unless we cast aside our differences, stop allowing the few to manipulate the many, and come to value knowledge needed to educate ourselves on those would-be leaders of questionable character.