Unfortunately this not an article of hope, prayers, wishing or dreaming.
This is a story about a place where children learn “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”, before they learn to spell their own names. The Pledge of Allegiance was originally written in August 1892, and even then those words fell on deaf ears and closed eyes.
The words of the pledge only apply to Americans who are NOT in the following recognized “American” race categories:
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Hispanic or Latino or Spanish Origin
Not Hispanic or Latino or Spanish Origin
Race and Ethnicity unknown
The world spent all of 2020 with the Covid-19 pandemic looming, and we were all hopeful that 2021 would be a “reset” of some sort. We hoped that mother earth or any other preferred celestial being would rain down a cure-all vaccine, end global warming, end hunger, end homelessness, end wealth gaps, end abuse of power and of course end hatred. However, 6 days into 2021, a violent act against the nations’s capitol and death threats on our elected officials shook us back into our reality called America. Last Wednesday, most Americans were fearful of their individual lives and the fate of our country as a global leader built on democracy.
What does the real America look like?
For years politicians have recited the same words after any violent and/or racially motivated tragedy occurs, “this is not who we are”, “this is not the real America”.
That is a lie. This is the real America! This is the America that most black and brown people have experienced for centuries in this country. In the year 2021, it takes a mob of racist white supremacist to destroy the nation’s capitol in order to get the point across? It took congress members being rushed to safety to make some people finally see what Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X stood against during the civil rights movement of the 1960s?
Black people in American have been protesting and fighting for justice, equality and civil rights for hundreds of years. This is not new!
1960s Civil Right Movement in images
Derek Chauvin Murdering George Floyd
George Floyd’s Murderers
Global Black Lives Matter Protests
The Fight Continues Decades Later
Oh, and let me not forget this village idiot…
…or this “desk appreciating” fool.
AMERICAN RACISM IS A WHITE AMERICAN DISEASE THAT HAS KILLED MILLIONS OF PEOPLE FOR CENTURIES.
ONLY WHITE AMERICANS CAN CURE OTHER WHITE AMERICANS.
Today Americans await the news of the House of Representative’s very real threat to file an Article of Impeachment against Trump this coming Wednesday, making him the only president in American history to be impeached twice. The FBI is conducting an arrest round-up of all the major players in the capitol insurrection. Additionally we wait for January 20, 2021 for the inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden.
But does that really solve the underlying terrorists issues here?
The answer to all of the above is simply described by the dictionary as:
There is no genie in a bottle to rub or falling star that we can wish upon. There is no special potion, or magic wand that we can wave to make racism go away.
Our government publicly condemns any nation that practices injustices of any kind against their citizens. We will go to war to protect the people of foreign lands from these injustices and our soldiers will even occupy the land to secure their safety. However on our own land, there is no Army, Navy, Airforce, Marine or National Guard protecting black people from the same injustices we condemn others for. This is the real America.