The 8th of November (Election Day) has past.
Despite the fact that Clinton got the majority of the votes this election cycle, Donald Trump won, and is slotted to be the 45th President of these United States. After a brutal, ruthless campaign filled with vitriol slung at every person who isn’t white, it’s a shock to many people (especially white liberals) to believe that white people would vote for a sexist/white supremacist.
While I really would love to talk about the white liberal (or white non-conservatives) who are REALLY feeling socio-political pain for the first time, I have to discuss what Trump means to black people. Yeah — the racism enabling New Yorker, who is cozy with the KKK and other white supremacist. I have an urgent need to explain out to black people about a Trump presidency. You see, Trump might be good for black people. Hell, he might be great for black people after all.
Yeah, I said it. Trump might be great for black people.
No, no no… no need to cry; I have no tanooki suits in my closet. I didn’t get turned. Just hear me out:
Black people as a whole have been living under an illusion all this time. The government doesn’t work for us, and doesn’t do anything for us. Even President Obama, undeniably black as he is, couldn’t do anything for black people. President Obama, bless his heart still, was largely paralyzed by white supremacy and could not do a damn thing that addresses systemic racism in America. Each time he looked like he was going to say anything towards racism he got hammered. From the average guy on the street to the Oval Office, every Afro-American was totally under white control.
But President Obama served one thing to black people — an illusion of power and possibility. For those who don’t understand, I’m going to keep this short and sweet:
In context of American politics, conservatism is the Search and Destroy (attack) wing of white supremacy, and liberalism is the Denial and Deception (sabotage) wing of white supremacy. Let that sink in for a bit. Once it does, American politics makes a lot more sense. Quote me.
Conservatism is the Attack/Assault wing of white supremacy, and Liberalism is the Denial/Deception wing of white supremacy.
Trump did a lot of fake pandering to black people (remember that black preacher with the Brian Pumper haircut?). Trump functioned as a total embarrassment to the United States for well over a year. At first, I really hated the notion of a President who is the least presidential person who ever attained office. I still kinda do. But one notion I’m finding solace in is the fact that with a sexist/racist buffoon like Trump as head of State, America can no longer hide. America can no longer pretend that it’s the land of the free, home of the brave. Well sure, she will still try, but it’s a whole lot harder to do on the world stage when you (that’s you, Whiteness) elect a white supremacist who not only is a white supremacist, but is also a danger to white women, the one thing that you (white supremacy) have been protecting, suppressing, and hiding since day one.
So yes, an actual racist/sexist creep and head of state benefit black people in a way that Obama could never have done.
The Fight Will Have to Get More Fierce
I remember a couple of days prior to this publishing, there was this one white supremacist-cozy (she didn’t know it, but none of them do) white chick talking about how she’s voting for Trump because she wants to hurt “SJWs” (Social Justice Warriors). Usually I don’t engage fools as such, but I was intrigued because I really wanted reality to set in for her dumb ass.
I began to explain that if she really wanted to hurt “SJWs” as she attempts to execrate, she should have selected Clinton because technically that will keep her SJWs — something that I suppose includes the likes of me and others — sleeping, weak in activity, complacent. I then told her that Trump is the worst thing she could select; Trump by any objective standard would serve as an accelerant to our cause, to many causes. Donald Trump, as the 45th President of the United States — if he serves as he campaigned that is — will only hurt more people in plain sight, which will not only galvanize more “SJWs” into productive activity, but wake up the world stage into the systemic racism and oppression in these flawed United States, which will force at least 89 metric fuck tons of white people to flip the script and fix racist policy… because after all, there’s three things that white people listen to, and that’s:
- Public/World Opinion
Of course, they are “public opinion” in the United States, and yes, public opinion is historically, and infinitely wrong in the times of civil/human rights. When public opinion is world opinion, it in itself gets more fierce upon white supremacy, because after all, white is the world minority.
Will Trump make things harder? Perhaps. Can he say those three magic words? We don’t know. All we do know is that we really do need that wake up call, and the fight has to get more fierce.
Make America Great Again? Two can play that game.
The fight will have to get more intersectional as well. I suggest everyone who didn’t like firearms to learn to love the gun. If you are black or otherwise nonwhite, invest in black steel for protection. If you are LGBT+, buy some invasive projectile weaponry. If you are a black feminist, we need your power to be effective behind gunpowder. Trump and his ilk say they want to make America “great again”, so if they wish to look into the past, so shall we; we are going to bring back many Malcolms, and many Martins to make them feel our pain. We are going to give them new Muhammad Ali’s, on top of new Huey P. Newtons to define an remind the world of our struggle. For those who are the writers and thinkers, we are going to embrace our inner Jame Baldwins and Eldridge Cleavers. If they wish to return to the past, so shall we.
So yes, Trump might be the best damn thing for black people — a wake up call. So overall I sincerely hope you see his election as an accelerant like me, because trust me when I tell you that the Fire still burns.