I am the grandfather of a child who has a Latino mother. In this coulture my grandson is considered Black. However, if his mother was seeking asylum in the United States, they would be considered thugs, or criminals and other negative things Donald Trump calls Mexicans. At least when he was dogging Blacks, we were called lazy, coons, monkeys and dogs, among other insulting things, in the quiet corners of their houses or meetings, churches, ofﬁces, and wherever Blacks were not present. Now Trump has come out and is calling Mexicans all these vile names out in the open.
“Infestation” is the word he mostly uses to openly describe Mexicans. Now that’s hate, real hate. What do we do with an infestation? Eliminate it, or exterminate it. We put it in cages and treat it worse than your dog. As grandfather, I must defend my grandson from Trump’s racism. I say that he’s no rapist, criminal, or thug. Let’s not get it twisted. The killers in these recent shootings were performed by white males. Therefore, seems that the invasion is by white males like Donald Trump.
I woke up the morning of the El Paso, Texas shootings and heard the news that twenty people were dead, thanks to a nineteen year old white man who thinks the Mexicans are invading America and needs to be stopped. A little later, I heard that another young white male in Dayton, Ohio shot and killed nine more. White nationalization has gone wild, with the blessings of the President of the United States of America.
So what do we do? The President and his mob are saying this was just a crazy man with a gun. Personally, I think it’s white nationalism encouraged by the Presidents language. Trump says there is an Invasion of Mexicans and joins in the laughter when someone in the audience says “shoot them”. Is this the best way to stop the invasion?
The President and his Republicans cohorts are talking about praying for the shooters and the white nationalist terrorists. I guess that’s all the NRA will allow him to say. For a guy who claims to have so much money, why does he care about what the NRA thinks?
I feel like I’m wasting time talking about this when I’d rather be talking about how to make and keep our money. Why don’t people just leave other people alone. You can’t kill everybody. You will just spend a lifetime in prison. Guess who your roommate is going to be? And by the way, White supremacists, there is not going to be a great release from prison for White Nationalists.
There are three things we should be doing. One is to get your education as a tradesman or professional. Two, start a business to make money and, three, hire someone and train them. With these actions done you’re on your way to independence. The three things beat thoughts and prayers, because prayer without works is dead. There is a fourth thing to do and that’s to VOTE! The pattern has been set by a guy named Barack Obama.
I watched my Mother take these three steps and become very successful, ﬁnancially and psychologically. She taught me that independence was the road to success. I’ve tried to pass that message down to my children and grandchildren. My mother’s success was shared by everyone in the Hopkins family. She wrote no books. She taught classes at our church and she shared her wisdom by setting good examples.
People in America like my mother is what made this country great. Let’s get back to it.