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AFRICANGLOBE - The first rat jumped off the White House ship recently when Michael Flynn resigned as President Donald Trump’s selection as National Security Adviser. His departure came just after reports surfaced that the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States about sanctions placed on Russia by former President Barack Obama for interfering in US elections.
AFRICANGLOBE - The short answer is it’s too soon to tell. His Office of the Press Secretary claims otherwise, saying “(i)n only two weeks, President Trump delivers on his promise to make America safe again.”
AFRICANGLOBE - The executive order Trump signed Friday bars all entry for the next 90 days by travelers from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya. The executive order makes no mention of Saudi Arabia, home of 15 of the 19 terrorists involved in the 9/11 attacks. Trump wants to “make Americans safe” but many African Americans feel they are being terrorized constantly and almost daily by racist American terrorists that bomb Black churches, burn Black churches and shoot innocent church goers at Bible study sessions.
AFRICANGLOBE - President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto has canceled his trip to Washington, following US President Donald Trump’s order to begin construction on the border wall between the two countries.
AFRICANGLOBE - “Fake news” is the term of the day. The President would disagree with me but, in my mind, there is no such thing as “fake news”! News is described in the dictionary as “new information about recent happenings”. When you discuss, or tweet, things that never happened, you are not talking about news. When you create scenarios, suggest imaginary situations or make ridiculous statements, you are not reporting the news. It appears as though any reports that question or disagrees with what the current President says, or believes, is “fake news”!
AFRICANGLOBE - The alt-right has given new vitality to white supremacism, which is not an idea but a racist ideology, and thus cannot simply be treated with counter-arguments. Once it is regarded as a political position — to be countered with rational argument — it has already implicitly been accorded a rational status. The white supremacist does not simply have an incorrect, distorted view of reality – he has a distorted view of himself.
AFRICANGLOBE - America’s 2016 voters were just like the people that surf the internet dating sites. They were looking for someone to love, looking in all of the wrong places! I believe the love affair between the President Elect and the people that voted for him will one day end in divorce! Don’t worry, once the people discover who they voted for they will desire to make a change. Once people realize they have been politically pimped, they will seek to choose a different political Mack.
AFRICANGLOBE - Black folks are you scared yet? You should be. During his presidential campaign Donald Trump promised to “take care of our African-American people” and now Trump is following through in his own special way. In all, this moment feels like a 21st-century version of the Redemption era — the period of white backlash and terrorism against Black people immediately after Reconstruction that put an end to the freedoms and democratic gains that followed the end of the Civil War.
AFRICANGLOBE - Nazi salutes. White people demanding a white “homeland.” A speaker talking about how women like to be assaulted. Glowing remarks about Adolf Hitler. This was the scene inside a conference held at a downtown Washington DC government building this past weekend. Now, more than ever, the Alt Right, the white supremacists, and the fascists, are coming out of the woodwork to try to gain currency in the policy circles in Washington DC.
AFRICANGLOBE - As a Black man living in these United States, a Donald Trump presidency doesn’t scare me. Why? Well, that’s because he represents something that every Republican and Democratic candidate for the last 43 years of my life has represented to me — zero tangible change. This election has shown more Black people who believed that “racism was over,” that the only difference between white conservatives and white liberals, is the volume in which they speak-but those votes spoke loud enough. The fact is, they both want the same thing, which is to preserve their privilege.
AFRICANGLOBE - Donald Trump was able to tap into the angst that too many Whites felt during the Obama presidency, and he was able to win the presidency in the name of White solidarity and White supremacy. It seems incongruous that a rich, privileged, urban businessman should become the voice of the working class disgruntled, the rural neglected (Trump got 62 percent of the rural vote), and White women. But this is the new reality, the triumph of white privilege and hate rhetoric.
AFRICANGLOBE - No matter who is President, African Americans will always have to depend on themselves! We have to make our own money, generate our own revenue and create our own job opportunities. We have to police and protect our own neighborhoods. We have to educate our own youth and others in our communities that seek knowledge and wisdom. We have to make our own decisions about our community. We have to control the politics in our community and abandon fake leaders that are merely puppets of the Democratic and Republican Parties.
AFRICANGLOBE - To the White feminist women for Trump, I’m so done with y’all. I’ve never felt so betrayed, horrified and disappointed by a group of people in my life. Today, I feel like you slit my soul’s throat with your knife of privileged indifference. Perhaps I’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, or perhaps I’ve been operating under the guise of misplaced faith in you. But here I am, days after, and I want to scream at this pain and betrayal I’m feeling. Like so many feminists in this election and so many more before it, the choice defaulted to Whiteness, above all else. Whiteness at any cost.
AFRICANGLOBE - It was late Tuesday night, into the early morning, when fear set in. Trump takes Florida flashed across the screen. Florida. Florida? The battleground state had swung right. But it wasn’t until later, Pennsylvania, a state Obama won last election, delivered the final blow. Social media was ablaze with memes. The #Mood hashtag reflects feelings of voters in disbelief. We went into the election confident Hillary would make history as the first woman president.