Keeping the “white” in the White House

“The Atlantic Magazine is dying, like most magazines, so they make up a fake story in order to gain some relevance. Story already refuted, but this is what we are up against. Just like the Fake Dossier. You fight and and fight, and then people realize it was a total fraud!” – Trump tweet 9-4-20

If you still support and plan to vote for Donald J. Trump in November, you are down to one reason and one reason only. It is not about abortion or Christian values. It is not about conservative judges or lower taxes. It is not about the economy or law and order. It is not about supporting the working class or our military. The only reason that anyone would still vote for Trump is because you believe in white supremacy and white nationalism. In short, you are voting for Donald J. Trump because, like him, you are a racist.

What has Trump accomplished in four years for the greater good of every citizen of this country? Don’t strain yourself, the answer is very easy, absolutely nothing. And what is his platform for reelection? The same as the first four years, nothing squared.

The committee to reelect the Mango Man has struggled to put a manifesto together for four more years. I guess they looked back over the previous four and said: “He played a lot of golf, pissed a lot of people off, denied the facts of thousands of books, and articles, got impeached, lied 20,000 times, and spent the rest of his days watching Fox News and tweeting. Hey, it got him elected the first time why change the recipe?”

The bottom-line is this buffoon has done nothing in four years except give white America the assurance that they, we, are still the most important and powerful voice in this country and that he is willing to spill the blood of others to protect the perceived privileges of white America.

There is a lady down the street from us. Somebody that, once upon a time, I considered a friend. My wife was telling me about a post she made on Facebook and the criticism she received. Now keep in mind, this is a white lady who grew-up in an upper middle-class family. The jest of her post was that she had worked for everything she had. Nothing was given to her and she didn’t understand how “some people” read, black people, thought they deserved some “special help” to accomplish all that she had.

Fortunately, the backlash was shift. Several people reminded her of the privileges she had growing-up, having a nice house to live-in, a beach house to get away too on the weekend, a car her Dad bought her, a job in high school working in the family business when she felt like it. A college education that didn’t cost her a dime and more education when she decided she wanted to do something different.

One person posted “imagine your life if you had been born black and not white. Do that and tell me what your world would look like today?”  She couldn’t, she wouldn’t. Rather than thinking about that scenario and admitting that maybe she had it better than she thought she deleted the post and all the comments challenging her stance.

For three weeks her Facebook activity was quiet until this past Monday when she wrote, “I am voting for Donald Trump in November and if you know what is good for this country, your family and our neighborhoods you will too. Any negative comments will be deleted, and I will defriend you. That is just the way I feel, and I am sorry for you if you disagree.”        

“When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression. – Franklin Leonard   

White America is trying desperately to grab the last couple of knots in the rope. A rope that us swung over this country for 400 years. A rope that white America has used to lynch black men, women, and children. A rope that white America has used to keep their schools, neighborhoods, and businesses segregated. A rope that white America sees the end of, and they fear what will happen to them when they get to the end. Trump is betting that fear will get him reelected. Let’s help him lose that bet in November.      

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I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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12 Responses to Keeping the “white” in the White House

  1. maryplumbago says:

    Excellent and spot on. I would say abortion runs a fairly close second, but racism is definitely way in front.

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  2. Nan says:

    Leonard’s quote was P.E.R.F.E.C.T.!!

    Of course, your post wasn’t so bad either. 😊

    Liked by 3 people

  3. You have hit the nail on the head! Thank you!

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  4. Trump never had a platform in 2016 – the only one he has now is hatred and division. Many of my ‘friends’ have been unfriended, several relatives have been ‘unkinned’ , but I still proudly fly my BIDEN/HARRIS banners. In my estimation, many Americans today don’t know who they are and therefore don’t know what they believe. Organized religion isn’t helping the situation.

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  5. Petrina says:

    I am Christian and conservative, so it was a very strange place to be in, to only have the option of voting for Joe Biden or Donald Trump. I feel that Christians tried desperately to attach Christianity to Donald Trump, but I just cannot see it.
    I know that God uses people and He allows one to win for the White House and the prior person to exit. What I do is pray for our leaders like God told us. In my opinion, there is rot on both sides.


  6. Petrina says:

    Sure. Psalms 75: 6-7.
    In addition, he may have been “lesser of the 2 evils” depending on who you talk to.


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