The United States of America’s charge — from the 53% of white women and the majority of non-college educated white men who voted him in — is to reconstruct the methodology of colonialism in America, in such a way that it becomes more comfortable to tombstone the truth before the body has been given a proper viewing and eulogy.
Choosing to ignore the gray elephant that is hate that sits in America’s living rooms isn’t some new form of racism. It’s the unfortunate same pile of shame. Indeed, the eruption of hate and acts of domestic terrorism that occur every time a black man is shot by a white policeman go into the America’s hall of shame. The comments from so many elevate hate and unites them — though the definition of "unite" from white America may not be the same as it is from coordinated groups who prepare hateful protests.
The cannonball of racism, prejudice, and misogynistic rhetoric oozes from the south’s bleeding constitution and spreads like a seizing boil across America, making salty banter dinnertime conversation. The fervor in which this is accepted continues to be passively and immeasurably repugnant.
Without much deliberating, White Supremacy groups make up this clique of emotionally belligerent victuals who truly believe they are justified and are the victims of a world system that has left them behind, from the years of an Obama Presidency. This mental banter from white southern sources of pride filters through the rest of America and forms a football-size coliseum.
White America, to think that America has changed or even wants to change its racist candor is akin to taking a suppository in the desert and expecting a comfortable space to relieve oneself.
What really remains in the race debate are remnants of fresh hate, and generations of unfilled potholes that produce repetitive piles of shame.
Colloquial suffrage is a contrived metaphor for the hate in America, and the southern renaissance of weaponized tiki torch-carrying buffoons fording futile continuation of irresponsibility towards human rights. Irrefutably, there are spaces of equity in the south which produce infrastructures of enormous transformation and social reform. Certainly, what subsists is not enough.
In America, we do have a president that revisits his campaign and election, therefore I digress many months ago to the scenes and symbols resurrected by Mr. Trump.
Viewing the President-Elect months ago alongside a former Judge and Attorney General from the red state of Alabama, whose prior experience with fairness and justice was less than hospitable towards blacks, gave me the thought: There needs to be grassroots civil discourse throughout communities to curtail any lapses of misunderstandings. Perhaps the repulsive finality of such crassness came with Pastor Franklin Graham tipping his USA ball cap on a southern stage, much like many pulpits shaped and formed for him since birth...pleading, “God elected Donald Trump,” in essence.
Ironically, the most honest opinion in America regarding racism is comes from a nationalist, racist demagogue himself. According to a report from CNN, David Duke, a white supremacist, invoked President’s Trump name, stating that this represents a turning point for this country: "we will fulfill the promises of Donald Trump" in "taking our country back."
America, are you on board with the President and his religious cronies and his callous cabinet makers in making the south the south again, thus "making America great again"? According to President Trump's speech at a campaign rally in Mobile, Alabama, "the place where it all started," the irony and the symbolism is systematic, and the metaphor revels in structural lineages of historical silencing of progressive norms.
These narratives that refuse to die threaten us all. I hope we can familiarize ourselves with the bellowed history if remised of it in its entirety. Withstanding this should be enough to bring America to its knees.
My derelict, my opinion, and I do thank God for Holy free speech, at least as of now.
Top photo: CNN Screenshot
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Salaam Green, M.S.: Poet, Author, Social Health Activist and Speaker. Founder of the Literary Healing Arts Foundation, promoting the healing power of words. 2016 Poet Laureate for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Contact Salaam and subscribe to book Salaam for speaking, community healing circles and workshops, or poetry showcases and readings at www.literaryhealingarts.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @beautifulblackpoetry on Instagram as Lit Healer; @salaamgreen1 on Twitter; Salaam Green on Facebook.