Gary Norris Gray-BASN- Staff Reporter
The United States is trying to turn that big gray political battleship around from the left to the right in 100 days. Battleship captains know that it takes a long time to turn his or her ship in a different direction. Mr. Trump has yet to receive this message. This battleship might have to navigate through rough political and social waves and swells. Mr. Trump faces the storm head on. This battleship might have to navigate through political and social stormy weather. It also might have to battle the political enemy at sea. Mr. Trump seems to ignore all of these factors.
This president has challenged the American press by excluding them. This president has attacked the special security forces of this nation, the (FBI) Federal Bureau of Investigation and the (CIA) Central Intelligence Agency. He has attacked minorities, Native Americans, Arab Americans, and Latino Americans. He will not even have discussions with prominent political African Americans. His press corps cannot even speak the truth when given proven facts- They counter with Alternative Facts –
WHAT IS THAT?
Reality check, it is called lying.
The United States of America is in trouble when the Electoral College and the Russian government are choosing our elected officials, i.e., the President. Two of the last four elections have gone to the Electoral College. Our forefathers put this apparatus in place so that unqualified individuals could not hold this office. Mr. Trump just might fit this disqualification.
WHAT HAPPENED TO MY VOTE COUNTS?
President Donald J. Trump lost the popular vote by 2.8 million people. That’s greater than five times more than Al Gore’s 540,000 over President George W. Bush in 2000.
WHAT PEOPLE DON’T COUNT ANYMORE?
Mr. Trump is now claiming that he would have won the popular vote without the illegal immigrant vote. He states this without proof, without evidence. Mr. Trump has stated that there was rampant voter fraud in Northern States in 2016; again he has shown no clear facts. There is a BIG problem now his own party leaders do not agree with him on this issue. Just another, Alternative fact.
Saturday January 21 women all over the world made their voices heard with non-violent protest. The response by the current administration was to deny the numbers with (ALTERNATIVE FACTS) and then try to create new laws to arrest non-violent protesters. Millions of females in pink told Washington we are watching you and we will be checking your every political move when it comes to women’s rights.
Donald J. Trump continued to move into the White House with the most radical right wing agenda, the most racist, sexist, disablist, and elitist ever. He quickly changed the White House web page Friday night deleting Women’s Rights issues, Disabled Issues, Immigrants issues, and Gay Rights issues on the government web page.
WHAT, WE ARE NOT ALL AMERICANS?
Mr. Trump refuses to meet with the Black leaders of this Nation. Black political organizations like The Congressional Black Caucus, The (NAACP) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the National Urban League have requested a conference.
But this man never turns down a photo opportunity with Black super stars with little or no political power. Just ask Terrell Owens-football, Steve Harvey-TV, Don King-boxer promoter, Dennis Rodman-basketball, Mike Tyson-boxer, and Herschel Walker-football. All of these gentlemen are at the top of his list.
Fox News reporter Stacey Dash has learned that lesson the hard way that COONING never pays off. She was released by the network on Tuesday January 24th. No more need for her because the Black president has left the oval office.
Trump states “See, I love Black people; just don’t get in my way.”
This man is throwing away common decency, protocol, and decorum. A man is supposed to open the car door for his wife and escort her up the stairs to meet the soon to be former President. HE DID NOT. A man that is supposes to listen to all people of our great nation even if he disagrees. HE WILL NOT.
It does not matter, because politically conservative Americans are more worried about what actresses Meryl Streep, singers Madonna and Ashley Judd spoke on Civil Rights, Immigration Rights, and Women’s Rights.
For those who have forgotten the 1990s battle with Ms. Tipper Gore (Vice President Al Gore’s wife) and rap music. Two Live Crew and got banded from the national airwaves for lewd and vociferous acts on stage. This battle continued until the courts stepped in with their legal decision. It is happening all over again, radio stations across the land have started banning Madonna records for her comments in Washington.
These same conservative Americans should be upset with the Fox News Network for not informing viewers that the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare are one and the same. They should be upset that Mr. Trump continued to state that President Obama was not a United States citizen until four weeks before the elections. They should be upset that an oil pipeline will run across Native American lands and the only water source for the Standing Rock-Lakota-Sioux Tribe. A leak in the pipeline could pollute the water. But that’s alright; it does not affect the American public and it is more fun to have Americans confused.
Now think if President Obama acted this way they would have run him out of Washington D.C. President Obama could not help African Americans the way he wanted to because conservative America would have screamed from day one …
YOU ARE TOO BLACK !!!!!
President Obama had the lowest implementations of executive orders over eight years and yet he’s called a “tyrant.” Mr. Trump has implemented executive orders every 12 hours and we have heard nothing from the public or the national press corps.
Americans are such hypocrites.
Donald J. Trump can be too white and nobody will say a word. Mr. Trump can exclude half of America and not a peep from the national news media. Business as usual. America claims that ALL LIVES MATTER so where are they now?
The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King spoke about non-violence during his marches through the old south, but how does this work against a bully? How does this work when the other side does not listen. The honorable Malcolm X had other answers that the United States did not want to hear.
Mr. Trump is trying to tear down every established norm, even the White House press conference with his own cheering section. REALLY? He will pick who will speak and who will be excluded from the White House Press corps. THIS IS NOT DEMOCRACY!!!!
He has attacked the CNN news group for asking simple questions and leaking a report. Bully tactics in full view for America to see.
The political backlash is off the charts since George W. Bush in 2000 but this has a bitter tone. A very dangerous precedent is afoot in our beautiful country.
Before the inauguration Friday January 20, 2017,
Representative John Lewis from Georgia set the town of Washington on fire calling Mr. Trump an illegitimate president. Lewis was in the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Of course Trump responded quickly on Twitter causing more Democrats to boycott Friday’s party. The total count was 68 not going to Washington the most in modern history.
THE PRESS DID NOT TELL YOU THIS because 80% of the non-attendees were African American.
With each passing day the political divide grows deeper. The future is now an uncertainty with Donald J. Trump as commander and chief heading the American battleship straight into the wayward winds of a class five political hurricane of national turmoil. Can anybody say 1968-69? Americans elected Richard Milhous Nixon in 1969. Once again America took the right wing path electing Donald J. Trump.
THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT
America should be very disappointed in the Christian Right. People of faith should be helpful, serving, loving, TRUMP IS NONE OF THESE. Sorry the Christian Right is no longer Christian or right. They helped a non-Christian to the White House the question should be asked, why?
The question should be asked ARE THEY RACIST TOO and won’t admit it? The BLACK CHURCH SHOULD BE SCREAMING THIS but they are silent. WHY? MLK would have been a driving force of love against this current White House. Doctor King would have challenged Mr. Trump at every turn. What Black leader will do this today?
Momentum is picking up steam against Mr. Trump not only from Americans but from citizens from around the world. My hero Representative of California- Barbara Lee makes it clear America is headed for national political confrontation by Mr. Trump’s own words. Ms. Lee was the lone dissenting vote on the issue of the war in Iraq a decade ago. She got hate mail and bomb threats for her efforts. Now she has allies from both sides of the aisle.
Representative of New York- Nydia Velazquez attended the protest because she wanted to stand for women’s rights. THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES TO GROW.
Contrast this to former President Barack Obama, who was a gentlemen, scholar, and statesman to Mr. Donald J. Trump who is a businessman. This will be the first president that I cannot and will not respect or honor. My family taught me to respect the office but this is going to be very difficult when a person sitting in that chair does not respect human beings. MONEY IS MORE IMPORTANT !!!!
As a disabled American, Mr. Trump is a threat, as an African American, Mr. Trump is a threat, as a Native American, Mr. Trump is a threat. He is a threat to American democracy.
We need to start taking action. Make your money count.
1) Boycott if stores, business, or workers don’t treat you correctly
2) Ignore Black Friday (EVERY YEAR) and MLK Buying day
3) Don’t buy gas for a day, week, month, or year.
4) Send letters and post cards to Washington if you don’t approve of their actions. Keep calling your senator or representative until you get an answer. Make phone calls every week until you are satisfied with the results.
5) Protest injustice wherever it maybe. It worked in Baltimore, Chicago, and Oakland.
6) Read and know Black history.
7) Volunteer time with your favorite charity.
8) Help each other in communities.
9) Run for office in your town, county or state. Put forth with your ideas and plans for a better America.
10) Help defeat the GOP in two years from now at the mid-term elections, make your voices heard.
BLACK LIVES MATTER- WE SHALL OVERCOME-AGAIN
Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove, Soul Tree Radio In The Raw, and The Batchelor Pad Network, Disabled Community Activist. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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