So first, I’m sure that is and will be the longest word in the history of SFW. And second, I swore I was going to take a Trump break but well, it’s been a long week. This….is…the…remix.
1/22/17 (Day 75) – So I read the inauguration speech, because the sound of Mango Mousellini’s voice makes me want to jump out of a window. I didn’t expect much, but I found myself shocked how blatantly divisive it was. There was little to no message about coming together, it was a rally cry for all of his supporters. As millions protested his inauguration (some of which voted for him), Toupee Fiasco sits upon his throne with no incentive to win them over, he’s already secured a 4 year bye. (So he thinks).
The black President was never afforded such luxury. Not that he even wanted to.
Every word hyper analyzed, Obama was tasked with palliating white fear that he would be the BLACK President, appealing to his base only. The revolution has been televised. Black people can barely enjoy February, BET, Black Girls are Magic without first swimming across a lake of white tears as they complain about exclusion. What little we have, we are expected to share, as the new President of the United States openly gloats about how he and his supporters have successfully deboed the country back and it’s normalized. This country is conditioned to fear the black revolutionary; a black Trump couldn’t exist. Not even a black Bernie. The black president will always have to hold white people’s hands and tell them he won’t abandon them. The orange one…he just points to the electoral map like a #Scoreboardt.
1/25/17 (Day 78)- Richard Spencer got punched again. The New Edition Movie has been a pleasant distraction from a lot of the nonsense. It’s the little things.
1/27/17 (Day 80)- You know how they say the pen is mightier than the sword? Persimmon Putin has shown how mighty it can be as he’s made white supremacy go platinum in its first week. 2001 Islamophobia is back with a vengence and he didnt even need to buy a 9/11 with his trap money. He enacted a muslim ban, because he could. Lord help us all if theres an actual attack and the country is in a panic.
I weep for the bill, sitting on Capitol Hill, as the Supercallousmisogynisticracistnazipotus seems to have decided that even with a fully supported Congress he can just rule via executive orders. Congress argued against Obama’s use of EOs, but allow Trump to cook because if and when it blows up they can say they didn’t do it. Cowards.
1/29/17 (Day 82)- One of the biggest struggles of being a black man in America is the duality of having privilege and being oppressed at the same time. So far, Trump has gone after women, Mexicans, immigrants but has yet to do anything specifically to ME, but I remain in constant fear that time will be up soon enough. So I find myself looking upon the wreckage and can’t help but see the irony in seeing the world react to everyone being treated like black people.
From slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, prison industrial complex, war on drugs, student debt, underemployment, gentrificiation…this country has been legally attacking us for generations only to be responded to with gaslighting. “I didn’t own slaves”, “we elected a black president”, “racism is a dated concept”. Even our own bought into the rhetoric using black on black crime and respectability politics to rationalize an undeserved war waged against us.
But….this isn’t about me. Yet. Edward Littlehands is distracted for the moment going after refugees. A country “founded” on religious freedom and Give Me Your Tired… is turning innocent people away because they believe that they may turn on the America who by the way are bombing the fuck out of them. It’s being sold as a precautionary measure but Boston Marathon bombers? Russian. Dylan Roof? All American boy. Automatic rifles? Still able to be purchased by civilians. So tell me more how blocking immigrants is keeping us safe?
Terror isn’t a religion or a skin color. It isn’t even something you can actually wage war against. You can make it into whatever you want it to be and then attack that (you know like “drugs”)
1/30/17 (Day 83)- I don’t care what your politics are…if you think this would be the first 10 days under Hillary you’re insane. That is all.