A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER

1600On November 8th, the United States of America elected a new President — but the system once again showed its flaws.

Rome is burning and we are all standing around watching.  This particular election created civil unrest in almost every major city in this great nation as young people are not pleased with the election results and are not afraid to show it.  These young folk have protested several days in a row with no end in sight.

The President-elect has a daunting job of uniting a nation that is divided and hurting.  Eight years ago, this nation was divided and hurting.   Yet, Mr. Obama sent a message of unity and a message that we can work together.  It was done peacefully.

Americans have chosen a person with a depraved, sick soul to lead them the next four years.   A person that does not care about anybody but himself.  A person that has never released his taxes to the American public.  (That has not happened in 45 years.)  This person has unleashed racist forces that harass minorities, the disabled, and women.

Americans chose a person who is a bully and a person who points fingers at others for his mistakes.  Americans chose a person who makes fun of disabled citizens, and does not like people of color.  A person that does not respect or honor women and a person who attacks Middle Eastern Americans and Latino Americans.

All of these issues stand out and middle America does not care.

These are the same issues that parents would scold their children if they acted in this manner in public.  These kids would be grounded for a week or more but 70 year old Donald J. Trump gets a reward and a free ride to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave on January 20, 2017.

The respect and honor in the Office of the Presidency has vanished.  President Obama tried hard to keep that respect and honor, but Mr. Trump continues to trash the office.

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

In two of the last four elections, the Electoral College has been the flash point.  Al Gore won the popular vote in 2000 but George W. Bush won the Electoral College.  This year, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College to Donald Trump.

Our forefathers put the Electoral College in place to prevent a coup against the government by the people.  The Republican Party seems to have found a way to circumvent the system by capturing the House, Senate and White House.  And, are looking for the home run by putting Republican-leaning Supreme Court justices on the court.  electoral

46% of Americans did not even exercise their rights to vote. They now do not have the right to complain.  America should re-think having a national holiday on voting day so everybody has a chance to participate.  It will never happen because registered Democrats outnumber Republicans.

10% of African Americans voted for Donald Trump and many others did not vote at all.  The question should be asked, “Why?”

The American media is guilty for not doing its job or due diligence or homework by granting equal time.  Donald Trump could be seen on television every day the first three months of this presidential campaign.

WHAT HAPPENED TO EQUAL TIME for Hillary Clinton?

BILLY JOE BOB AND MARY JO SUE  

82%  of lower income white Americans like Billy Joe Bob and Mary Jo Sue voted for Trump because he will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.  NO, what Mr. Trump really meant was to make America white again.

Billy Joe Bob and Mary Jo Sue loved it.  This is now a class issue which they (Billy and Mary) will lose.  They voted against their own interest, such as health care and insurance which they need and may not receive.  They voted this way to make themselves feel better about themselves, thinking money bags (Mr. Trump) would truly help the working class.

WHITE SUPREMACY

This might be the last attempt at white superiority and supremacy in the United States by intimidation and fear.

Mr. Trump never publicly disavowed the endorsements from the Ku Klux Klan, The American Nazi Party, or White Separatists groups.  Yet, this country insisted that Barack Obama step away from Chicago Trinity United Church’s Reverend Jeremiah Wright for his statements in 2008.

This country attacked Colin Kaepernick for kneeling while the National Anthem was playing. Kaepernick brought forth issues that African American communities are dealing with every day. Kaepernick was not patriotic.

Yet, Billy Joe Bob and Mary Jo Sue can ride around in their cars and trucks with the Confederate flag flying in the back.

There was a 35% increased in voting by white males between the ages of 31-45.  The robo-calling and voters’ registration by the American Nazi Party and KKK might have had something to do with that.

This past week, we had children in middle school and high school screaming “White Power!” down the hallways.  Schools were closed due to unrest and bullying.  This can be traced directly back to Donald J. Trump and his behavior.  This is what he is teaching our kids; beat the crap out of anybody that looks different, who has a different face, or who has a different skin tone or who do not agree with your political leanings.

Next Question: When are Klan members in America’s police forces be called out, suspended, or fired?

WOMEN

52% of women voted for Mr. Trump.  I guess they like strangers grabbing their private parts.

Disappointed that white women voted for Mr. Trump?  Where was their sisterhood?  Where was their loyalty to minority women who fight everyday for their children and communities?  This is the same political, social, and economic struggle National Organization of Woman (NOW) missed in the 1970′s.

The words  Mr. Trump used to describe women, and his behavior around women were shameful. The way he treats women opens the door to verbal and physical abuse.  It opens the door for Congress and the Supreme Court to strike down Roe vs. Wade and close Planned Parenthood.  This opens the door to attack poor minority women just because they are women.

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Last, Melania Trump, the new first lady will do nothing for women’s rights.  The way the American media mistreated Michelle Obama was disgusting and racist.  Mrs. Obama carried the office with grace, style, and intelligence.  Melania Trump will never carry the same candle.  Respect goes both ways and the American media already can be seen in overdrive trying to clean up Melania Trump’s image.  Melania has broken American immigration laws.

But like her husband, it does not matter.

This same media had created photos of Mrs. Obama with the head of a gorilla, calling Michelle everything in the book except First Lady.  The American Press corps finally and begrudgingly gave Mrs. Obama that respect the last three years.

For many Americans, Melania Trump this will be a work in progress.

THE RELIGIOUS VOTE

The Christian right voted overwhelmingly for this man.  Evangelicals voted 81%, white Catholics voted 60%, and Mormons 61%.   News flash:  Donald J. Trump is not a Christian.  So, why did Christians give him a free ride?

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This is where the United States of America stands on moral justice, liberty, freedom, civil rights and it’s very disturbing.  I truly hope the United States of America will survive a Donald Trump presidency.

Ladies and gentlemen, the battle begins AGAIN.  And, we have been there before.  Roll up your sleeves.  Pull up your bootstraps.  We will do it again.

Medgar, Martin, Rosa, and Gandhi showed us the way.

Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian.  Gibbs Magazine – Oakland, CA and New England Informer- Boston, MA.   THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove, Soul Tree Radio In The Raw, The Batchelor Pad Network, Disabled Community Activist.

Email at garyngray@blackathlete.net

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