As I watch Trump’s efforts to block the entrance of Muslims into the United States, and the brutal tearing of families apart in the I.C.E. sweeps of immigrants, and the repeated crowing over destroying what Obama had built, and the white, white, white, Administration, I feel that I am being lashed by hatred and racism. Anxiety, Sadness, Anger, Depression? Oh yes, I feel these and I cry with the children who fear that they will never see their parents again, for I have been pulled from a parent and know that pain in my bones. All I know to do is to speak out and stand up and push back. It is either that or get mowed down, and that I cannot let happen.
How deep is the racism of the Republicans when they can support someone who lead the “birther movement” for 9 years?
How deep is the racism when Mitch McConnell sets the goal of the Republican’s in Congress to block ALL legislation, including the federal budget, of Obama?
How deep is the racism of the Republican party when they refuse to even interview a Supreme Court justice candidate for ten months, instead holding the vacancy open for a Republican president?
How deep is the racism of a Republican President who has made his primary job in the first 100 days of his presidency that he will override every Executive Order of the black president who preceded him in office?
How deep is the racism of a Republican party who has reputedly practiced for over five years to undo all legislation that a black president got through before the Republicans controlled the House?
How deep is the racism of a Republican party who has dedicated its life to eradicating any evidence that a black president ever existed?
How deep is the racism of voters who put both Donald Trump and the Republicans in the House and the Senate?
There is something so deeply disturbing here that I hesitate to even call it racism. This is a hatred so deep that it requires expunging Barack Obama and any evidence of him or his family from history.
The rise of Barack Obama has been pointed to by many as an example that we now live in a “post racial” society. We don’t, and in today’s parlance that is a “post-truth alternative fact” (which means an outright lie). The real educational tale here is that if you are some unacceptable shade of brown, there is a significant portion of your fellow amerikans who would vaporize you and all of your kin from the face of the planet. As I recall from a video from the 1990s on Hate in America, a young white woman in WAR (White Aryan Resistance) said something to the effect “We will send all the Africans back to Africa and all the Mexicans back to Mexico and then we will kill them all.” Well welcome to 2017 because these are the people who feel that they now control the United States because they have their leaders in the White House. This is also the same “base” that the Republicans have been playing to for almost a decade.
We are watching the deconstruction of a presidency for the sole reason that Obama was a mixed raced, “black” man, and the Republican/Trump “base” is cheering the ripping away of every plank of his eight years of effort as it is torn off and thrown to the side. The fact that they are also deconstructing the government of the United States and virtually every protection and support for the people is a side show of trash thrown on the bonfire of racism.