Make no mistake, and take in no substitute narratives, the president of the United States Tuesday decided that everyone to the “left” of Nazis and the KKK is guilty of violence against Nazis and the KKK. If there was ever a time for this country to unite to oust one regime from power, it is now. Not tomorrow, not wait and see what happens next… right the fuck now.
To my fellow whites: We need, right now, as a group, to stop acting like a bunch of servile little bitches and start the process of expediently deposing Trump and rejecting the fucking evil he has unearthed in this country. Now. (Again, n-o-w, now.)
Yes, you, we, us. White men and women, I’m talking to you. I know you. I grew up with you. I fucking had to wear khakis and golf shirts around you for almost three fucking decades and laugh at your jokes at barbecues and during job interviews.
I am one of you.
If you are white, mainstream, conservative—if you like things the way they are or at least the way you think they are (or the way you thought they were) right now; right here, right now—and you don’t think the mandate for white supremacist fascism that has landed in the highest office in the land is OK… if you don’t want things to escalate further and don’t feel like launching into full-blown social collapse, economic meltdown and literal skull crushing Civil War, today is the day that you have been called to action.
Today is the day you have been brought into the fight.
If you are white and have any sense of common decency, empathy, courage or love for your country, this is your time. It is your move.
If you are white and you want a country—one that resembles anything remotely to what you grew up in—to leave for your children or your grandchildren, this is the singular moment of your lifetime.
If you are white it is time to put the phone fucking down, delete that post with your feet in the sand and drink in the hand, empty that fucking Amazon cart and stop looking for the fucking keys to the Pilot and listen the fuck up.
The president of the United States, the leader of the free fucking world said he is 100-percent committed to protecting and providing safe harbor for the extreme alt-right/neo Nazi/KKK movement, unequivocally, out loud and with distinction.
This his how he did it: First, he refused to decry the violent actions that resulted in the death of a peaceful protester and injuries to 19 others after they were run over by a white supremacist terrorist who didn’t like peaceful protestors at his of rally of KKK and Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday.
In the immediate wake of the incident, Trump blamed the violence on “many sides” which is equivocal to siding against one’s own country when discussing the subject of say, D-Day. Then, because of bipartisan pressure, Trump half-heartedly walked it back and condemned the violence from the rally on Monday with a prepared statement.
Then, on Tuesday, he reiterated in a press conference at Trump Tower how he really feels: “You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent,” Trump said. “No one wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now: You had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit and they were very, very violent.”
No, you fuck. No no no no no no no. One group is very, very violent with very, very antiquated and harmful intentions and the other was there fighting for the America they know—the one most of us know—a place of freedom, empathy, equality, opportunity and compassion.
Those who were there to stand in the way of hatred and violence were attacked, period.
He did not call the act of violence “domestic terrorism,” even though prosecutors have charged the driver, James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio, who is spreader of Nazi propaganda and participated in the rally, with the crime.
“You can call it terrorism. You can call it murder. You can call it whatever you want,” Trump said.
Imagine Trump saying something similar about a radical Islamist who blew up a building or an illegal immigrant of color who shot someone white.
Those on the ho-hum “things will be OK/give him a chance” center-right, who have been dismissive all along are the same who yawned when Trump came down the Trump Tower escalator announced his run to a room full of actors with an anti-Mexican message. The same who watched and shrugged and said it was a fad when he blew past the primary holding Nuremberg-style rallies to marginalized, xenophobic and nationalistic angry white mobs. The same who shook off the Access Hollywood tapes telling of sexual assault as a conquest. The same who have said, “well, as long as he gets healthcare overturned and tax cuts we’ll support him.” The same who do all of this knowing the election was tampered with, mightily, by a Russian regime hellbent on destabilization of this nation as a way to create a fissure in the functioning western alliances and liberal democracies everywhere….
I’d say anyone, any-one who considers themselves centrist, moderate, or old-line conservative—yeah, I’m looking at you oral surgeons—has an imperative right now to sound the alarm.
And let me be 100-percent clear about who it is I’m trying to address: I’m not talking to the pussy hat wearers or those who have been outraged from day one on Twitter. I see you. You’re good. You keep on making signs and making calls and getting out there and marching, I’ll be right there with you. It’s going to be a long fight, it’s going to be a dog fight (this you know)… but it’s a fight well worth it.
I’m talking to you, the silent white majority: Those who know this is wrong in your heart of hearts and soul of souls, but you don’t want to say anything at dinner or post anything on Facebook that would seem rude or feel like you’re going out on a limb. It’s vacation time, it’s back to school week, you’re almost out of data this month… and oh fuck, “The Devil Wears Prada” just stated on Oxygen, pass the rosé. I’m telling you, I get it, I definitely get it. We have lives to live and jobs to do and children to raise, but enough is fucking enough.
This fucking leaking colostomy bag of a human needs to be stopped. Now.
And guess who can stop him? Hint: It’s those who create a daisy chain that makes the straightest line from moderation that warps to hatred and bigotry and beats from America’s disenfranchised heartland to the Oval Office and right back again. It’s you, it’s me, it’s all of us.
Whether we like it or not, whether we know it or not, whether we admit it or not, whether we want to hear it or not—it’s white people who started this shit.
…And now we’re the only ones who can stop it.