The First One was the 400-Year-Long War and Not Quite Total Extermination of Native Americans

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Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States. Taken on November 9, 2016 shows US President-elect Donald Trump as he arrives at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York. (AFP)

Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please. They do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing, already given, and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. …


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“If you don’t understand white supremacy, then everything else will only confuse you.”

— Neely Fuller, Jr., author and mentor to the late Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

The most important and intriguing thing about white supremacy is not its cruelty nor its utter inhumanity. To be sure, white supremacy is that — cruel and inhumane. But its most salient aspect is its tenacity, its sheer ability to simply endure over the last five centuries. It has done so by deftly adapting to changing conditions and circumstances. Whenever whte supremacy/white racism is exposed as the consummate evil and scourge that it is; whenever it is outnumbered, or out-legislated, or even out-gunned, white supremacy/white racism will “go to ground” (underground) where it re-groups, re-organizes, and re-assesses its position, tactics and strategies. And then, when “circumstances” permit and/or the “right” leadership emerges, white supremacy/white racism comes roaring back in new form and often, literally, in new clothes as a “new and improved,” more palatable product. …


From the Ku Klux Klan to The Proud Boys

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Proud Boys Marching into Freedom Plaza, downtown Washington D.C. | 12 Dec 2020 | Photo Credit: Johnny Silvercloud

“You can’t tell by just lookin’ which white folks got that racist crap in ’em. So, until they show you that they don’t, you assume that they all do.”

— Willie Lee Dyer (1915–1991), my mother

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

We are on the cusp of perhaps the most dangerous time in our long and tortured sojourn in this nation-state — or, at least since the 1968 brutal murder of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and quite possibly since the immediate aftermath of the Civil War 156 years ago.

I recently watched (again) the 2016 Hollywood (now Netflix) flick, “The Free State of Jones.” That movie graphically depicts the period when thousands of defeated and disaffected Confederate veterans and their millions of white southern sympathizers first organized themselves to resist the then-new political, economic, social and cultural dispensation, namely the federal government’s militarily-enforced edict that the former slaves, “henceforth and forever,” were to be treated like human beings rather than as chattel property. …


‘White People Have a Very, Very Serious Problem’

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“Stop telling people of color their experience is an illusion, Black Lives Matter | 9 Jun 2020 | Photo Credit: Johnny Silvercloud

It’s not the Negro problem; it’s the white problem. I’m only black because you think that you are white.

James Baldwin, during a Q & A session following a speech at Harvard.

Not long before her death, in an appearance on the now-defunct PBS “Charlie Rose” gabfest, the late, brilliant author, Pulitzer Prize winner, Nobel Prize Laureate and social critic, Toni Morrison, answered my above question this way: “White people have a very, very serious problem.”

She put the matter in psychological and moral terms: White folks’ hatred of black people is really a manifestation of their own self-hatred, she argued; their outward animus against not just black people, but all and anyone who does not “look like” them was more of a projection than anything else — a refusal to recognize, indeed a denial, of their own inner moral weakness. …


Blames Democratic Party for Trump’s 73 Million Votes

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In a recent interview with radio host Dean Obeidallah, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) acknowledged that Trump is an “authoritarian” rather than an out-and-out fascist. But Sanders blamed both Trump and the Democratic Party for the “division” that characterizes today’s United States. (Neither Obeidallah nor Sanders, however, dared to use the “R-Word” in assessing Trump. And Obeidallah should know better especially since he is not white and a Muslim. He does fancy himself as a “liberal,” though).

To wit: When asked specifically about Trump’s authoritarian proclivities and whether such a descriptor is “overblown,” the good senator responded thusly,

“It is not overblown to say that Donald Trump is an authoritarian who does not believe in democracy.” …


And If Chicago’s Black Female Mayor Didn’t Know, She Should’ve Known

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Black Chicago beginning to wonder if we made a mistake. Image: lori lightfoot pictures — Bing images

If I had made the wrong move, I felt like they would have shot me.

Anjanette Young

If this had been a white woman in Lincoln Park [the predominately white north side of the city], this would not have happened.

Attorney for Sistah Young

By now, the whole world has seen the full-frontal nudity of one Anjanette Young, a fifty-year-old black woman and Chicago social worker.

Sistah Young was essentially sexually assaulted in public by an entire phalanx of white male Chicago cops on a brisk early evening back in February 2019. You see, Chicago’s Finest used a battering ram to break through Sistah Young’s front door and then rushed in with guns (including automatic rifles) drawn, pointed — but thankfully this time, not blazing. They “caught” her in the threatening act of standing “buck naked” in the bedroom of her own apartment, as she prepared herself for bed and a well-deserved good night’s sleep. Her anticipated rest was overdue because this always-giving-to-others and “essential” social worker had not long returned home after a long and grueling shift of counseling distressed and downhearted, mostly black and brown people. …


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This world is white no longer, and it will never be white again.

James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son, 1955

It is one thing when black people, including yours truly, argue that Donald Trump’s avid, indeed rabid, support among seventy million-plus “Americans,” the vast, vast majority of whom just happen to be “white,” is grounded in rock-hard, unyielding, and historic white racism, white supremacy. When black people point to this “ideology,” this fear, this resentment we are simply stating the obvious. …


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February 27, 2020 | Photo Credit: Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images

Author’s Note:

This essay is dedicated to all those “black conservatives” who can’t get enough of Donald Trump. Especially the “late, great” Herman Cain.

As Trump’s court cases contesting the election continue to fall flat like a never-ending line of dominoes; as state election officials everywhere have steadfastly refused to submit to his demands that they throw the election to him even as they certify Biden’s win; as both “mainstream” and even many not-so-mainstream media begin, finally, referring to Biden as the “President-elect” and more and more GOP elected officials do the same; and, of course, as the old clock on the wall keeps tick-tick-ticking inexorably towards twelve o’clock high on January 20, 2021, Donald Trump is displaying an increasingly frenzied, desperate frustration, even mania, as the law of diminishing returns closes in on him. …


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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia election officials have announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. Photo Credit: Brynn Anderson / AP

Now comes the astonishing news that the Georgia State Board of Elections will allow county election supervisors to stop and/or disregard would-be (new) registered voters who do not have a car registered in the state.

This is an obvious and direct effort to not merely suppress but to eliminate altogether the voting power of low-income, “urban” (read: black) voters and, of course, elderly people, disabled people, and students — anybody and everybody who may or traditionally has voted for Democrats. This new “guidance” has been promulgated just in time for the January 5 run-off election for Georgia’s two US Senate seats. That election carries more potential and possibility than perhaps even the late presidential election because it will very likely decide the makeup of the Senate. …


The White Right (Including ‘My Pillow’ Guy & Trump) to the Rescue

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Image:https://www.google.com/search &Kenosha Police Department

According to one of his many lawyers, Lin Wood, the accused 17-year-old right-wing domestic terrorist Kyle Rittenhouse “is out of jail.” Rittenhouse stands accused of the shooting deaths of two people during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August of this year. He has been released after posting $2 million bail.

Attorney Wood tweeted a “special thanks” to actor Ricky Schroder and the “My Pillow” guy Mike Lindell, both of whom are staunch supporters of Lame Duck Donald Trump, for their substantial contributions to Rittenhouse’s Gofundme “legal defense fund,” which put them “over the top.”

The viral video of the killings show a white man, who appears to be fresh-faced Rittenhouse, in the act of shooting and killing protesters Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, and grievously wounding a third man. …

About

Herbert Dyer, Jr.

Freelancer since the earth first began cooling. My beat, justice: racial, social, political, economic and cultural. I’m on FB, Twitter, Link, hdyerjr@gmail.com.

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