This Is What Happens When….

When you flush the toilet, there’s a moment when the water and the waste swirl in the vortex of the mini whirlpool created in the bowl just prior to going down the drain.

In my view what we are witnessing, and what is being played out in Washington, DC is the dizzying swirl of people and events caught up in the ‘flush’ of the Trump Presidency and Administration.

One thing I know with an absolute certainty that arises with the specific knowledge of an immutable, incontrovertible, and indisputable fact, like 2 + 2 = 4, is this:

None of this would or could occur if Trump were a black man. This is what I, and virtually every single black person in this country knows to be as much fact and factor of life as the sun rising in the morning…

This is what happens when racism and bigotry get out ahead of justice;

This is what happens when racism and bigotry get out ahead of ethics and morality;

This is what happens when racism and bigotry get out ahead of equality;

This is what happens when racism and bigotry get out ahead of equity and decency;

This is what happens when racism and bigotry get out ahead of the principles and values that should guide the governance of this country.

This is what happens just before, like the swirl in the toilet bowl, it all goes right down the drain….

King tried to tell you what would happen, but few if any, would listen and hear….

Malcolm X, tried to tell you and got little or no response…

Many, if not most, black people who are of age have grown weary of trying to tell you what you all should know by now, and should have known long before now:

When you permit racism and bigotry. to get out ahead of truth and reality, this is what happens…

You may talk of greed and fear and ignorance if you wish, it is your (white) privilege and right to do so.

But, Trump wouldn’t be where he is today if it weren’t for the seething racism and bigotry and the white privilege of indifference to it that put him there…

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