A long time friend uttered those horrific words to me recently.
As far as I am concerned, trump, who shall be referred to as Racist in this post, became president because there were enough people in this country who are the definition of hypocrisy. This Racist hypnotized them with his hunger for power, lust for sick motives, and thirst for blood, gore, and plain stupidity.
“Don’t you dare say a word about my president.”
Here are a few words: History will record our times for future generations and list the actions of this Racist ranging from sexual misconduct to white supremacy to collusion with Russia to the Muslim ban, which brings me to this:
This long time friend loves my mother and always asks about her, they connected when she visited me a few years ago. My mother also loves my friend. I sent my friend this statement on facebook after her warning not to say anything about ‘her’ president:
“Did you know your president, the one chosen by God, is the reason my mother and sister can no longer escape the war in Syria and come here after his Muslim ban? What do you say about that? I would love your response.”
There was no response. But again, our Racist was chosen by God.
Racist will go down in history as the worst president ever. The damage he has done to this country I adore is irrevocable. Yes, I adore this country. It takes a lot for me to complain about life here.
You see, I view things from a 30,000 foot level. I used to go there occasionally, now I live there. It’s great. You should come visit. It’s full of people fed up with earthly matters, but it is a bit cold, so bring a sweater and a heavy quilt.
I adore the freedom we bask in to accomplish any dream and reach for the stars.
I adore the opportunity to be anything we want, to do anything we want.
I adore the tolerance we have to each other. Yes, some of us are tolerant.
I adore the peace we have. For the most part, we are a peaceful nation. Just look around.
I adore the fact my children can grow up where they don’t have to worry about bombs falling on their precious heads, where they can make their dreams come true, and where they can vote future Racists out of office.
I adore the fact I can complain about this Racist and not end up in jail. I am sure my friend would love for that to happen. By the way, this friend used to be like a mother to me . . . Used to be, (tears).
I adore the fact all of the late-night hosts on television make fun of this Racist and still be around.
Mostly, I adore this freedom I spoke of earlier, it’s real y’all. (Yes, I said ‘Y’all’)!
Example: In the year 2000, Time magazine called me to cover a KKK rally in downtown Birmingham. I thought they were mistaken. KKK? In the year 2000? I drove downtown that day, but all the roads around the Jefferson Country Court House were blocked. I parked and walked a few blocks. When I turned the corner, the scene sent shivers up my spine.
There was the KKK with their ugly white robes and hoods yelling profane and sick statements into microphones and bragging and doing all things despicable. I shook my head and began to photograph the event. I was disgusted beyond belief. How can this be happening?
The KKK idiots were surrounded by an angry mob of people yelling and trying to push their way to them. Black and white and brown folks were shouting at the KKK to stop the bigotry. My skin crawled as I looked through my camera trying to make sense of this insanity.
Then I saw it.
What I saw next will go down in my history as the most unprecedented matter I will ever witness. I run out of words trying to describe how earth shattering this was: Birmingham police officers stood as a human fence around the KKK mongers to protect them from the angry crowd. This police force was comprised of all colors. Yes, there were African-American police officers protecting the KKK.
My tears began to flow. I tried to comprehend the magnitude of what was unfolding before me. These police officers, white, black, and brown; were protecting the KKK haters’ right for free speech. The ugliness of the KKK was masked by the beauty of the freedom canvas protecting them.
I want that statement on my tombstone: The ugliness of the KKK was masked by the beauty of the freedom canvas protecting them.
Back to my friend who believes our Racist was chosen by God. I have one thing to say: God, if there is such a thing, doesn’t choose imbeciles who want to ‘grab women by their *&^%%$’, as our Racist said on tape right before the election. God doesn’t choose Racists who say ‘Mexicans are rapists’. And finally, God doesn’t choose those who ban Muslims from coming into this country, including my mother who this friend adores . . . Or used to adore. After reading this, I am sure my mother will join me in the “Brown people not welcome in this country any more” pile.
If there was a God, he would love all people. That was what Christ said: Love God and Love your neighbor, (Period). Notice he didn’t say, ‘Love your neighbor if he isn’t Muslim, Jewish, gay, black, different, or any other label.’
We do that well, label each other.
“This Racist president was chosen by God”. I will leave those sick words behind me as I return to my post at 30,000 feet. Up there, God is a dark and massive void who only knows love.