David Duke said of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia that it was a turning point for America. “We are determined to take our country back.” He declared. “We will fulﬁll the promises of Donald Trump. That is why we voted for Donald Trump.” The President said nothing to the White Nationalist terrorists, Ku Klux Klansman (aka Ku Klux Klowns) who came to the rally carrying guns and wearing hatred and bigotry shirts and caps Charlottesville has a Black city manager and a Black vice mayor. The city’s white mayor who said when you dance with the devil you don’t change the devil, the devil changes you. It’s time for this to stop this movement has run its course. Trump failed the fundamental test of leadership by not speaking out against or repudiating racism, David Duke, Steve Bannon (his chief staffer and analyst). Steven Miller, and others when he had the chance.
What America and the world saw on Saturday, August 12, 2017 was a demonstration to preserve the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and using violence hatred for Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, and other non – white descendants of white immigrants who came here to take America from Indigent people (Indians).
What we saw was what appears to be the result of Trumps tolerance for racism and anti-Semitism, as a result of his refusal to condemn the Alt-Right, KKK, and other racist organizations for their part in the violent altercation. Is this the permission slip that David Duke refers to with his statement about a turning point to take our country back?
Heather Heyer is name of the young lady who was killed in Charlottesville. She joins the name of Emmit Till and the Three young men, Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney, who died while trying to guarantee the right to vote.
The violent racists were young white men indicating a new generation of racist Americans working to stop the rights of Blacks, Jews and Latinos.
Donald Trump showed who he was when he called President Obama a native of Kenya and demanded that the ﬁve young men in New York be given the death penalty without a trial and a guilty verdict. Donald Trump accepted David Duke’s thanks for standing up against the left for the right.
For Black America we hear the words of George Wallace, David Duke, and now Donald Trump’s, all coming together to keep Black America in the position of second class Americans.
“What do you have to lose?” Donald Trump asked Blacks during his run for the Presidency.
George Wallace said, in effect. “Segregation yesterday, segregation today, and segregation tomorrow. “Trump’s and Wallace’s statements sound strangely similar because they speak of a result of Blacks on the bottom.
I recently spent time in San Luis Obispo as part of my birthday celebration. It is a place my wife and I have gone to and enjoyed before. This time in addition to one of the most beautiful ﬂ oral presentations anywhere that I have ever enjoyed, to my pleasant surprise there were young Blacks working there. That is the reward of our years of protest and resistance. That is why we fought and must continue to ﬁ ght. I still regret going to the Pharmacy at Kaiser Pasadena and seeing Asian and Latinos behind the counter but no Blacks. “Why not”? I have asked the Kaiser staff a number of times. The answer is never satisfactory. What Kaiser and other businesses need to know is when we see a staff that does not include “us“, we wonder if the George Wallace, David Duke or a Donald Trump factor is at work.
Now with three people dead in Charlottesville, thanks to the racism raising its ugly head, it serves as a heart breaking reminder that racism is still alive and well in America. It’s interesting to see the Neo Nazi’s and KKK’s all coming out with enough comfort to leave their hoods at home. Donald Trump took this opportunity to say kids should be comfortable going out to play. What kids?
Heather Heyer is one of the deceased in the melee. She was a 32 year old paralegal. Our condolences go out to her family. We also give our condolences to the families of the two Virginia State troopers. Ofﬁcers Bates and Cullen. The Civil War has been over for over 100 years. Why are people still dying in the name of racial hatred and bigotry?
We are all waiting to hear the President say something to the effect that he has ordered his Justice Department to move forward and move this case to the front of both a criminal and Civil Rights result.