By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter
Any system or practice that separates people according to color, ethnicity, caste, etc.
This is definition of apartheid and the United States is slowly creeping toward this ugly South African historic political and social system. Americans are being selective when they practice this nasty racial political system.
Our current President, Trump picks and chooses his time and place to implicate apartheid. He did it again attacking “The Squad,” our new elected progressive democratic female representatives in Congress. He attacked these women for speaking freely about their political concerns. I can speak freely about anything but you cannot.
These four ladies want to change the course of America. Mr. Trump does not say a word when right wing political advocates state their case.
The Republic of South Africa had a nasty politically rigid former policy of segregating and economically and politically oppressing the nonwhite population. We are witnessing the growing progression of this in the United States.
The President of the United States continues his policy of divide and conquer with the que of race, now using the Jewish state as a wedge, stating “But these two, Omar and Tlaib. (Representatives Rashida Tlaib-Demo-Michigan and Ilan Omar-Demo-Minnesota) I think it would be a very bad thing for Israel. I would not cut off aid to Israel. I can’t even believe that we are having this conversation. Where has the Democratic Party gone? Where have they gone where they are defending these two people over the state of Israel?,” Trump said. “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”
President Trump’s words cut like a knife deep into the hearts of minority Americans just as his words “to send them (the elected woman of color) back,” a few weeks ago, adding the Jewish loyalty twist does not help.
Question back to where Mr. President? This is one of the most racist things you can say to any American citizen of color and Mr. Trump knows it. That’s why he used that mean phrase.
We all should be outraged but some are not, it is like business as usual. These women are Americans. It just condones his racism. It also condones the growing racism in this country.
Of course, it’s unclear from the customary jerk that he is what exactly he’s accusing “Jewish people” of being disloyal to—Israel? Him? The Republican Party? Fox News? The USA?
But “disloyalty” is not a word to use casually about “Jewish people,” who have been accused of “disloyalty” to various authoritarian regimes all the way back to ancient Rome, and who have paid a terrible historical price for having been thus accused.
The German Holocaust is a lasting reminder for all Jewish-Americans
We have learned nothing from Post World War II Nazi Germany, We have learned nothing from Apartheid South Africa and we are doomed to repeat it with our current leader in Washington.
The American racial legacy of almost wiping out Native American Indians for their land, enslaving Africans for FREE LABOR for over 200 years, excluding Chinese immigrants after they built the cross-country railroad system in the western United States and putting Japanese-Americans in concentration camps taking away all of the property they had earned. All because of the color of their skin.
This is the other America, calling people of color vile names via national tweets, calling African, Southeast Asian, and Latin countries S**hole countries, snatching migrant children from their parents and detaining them in unhealthy conditions, and calling American neo-Nazis “very fine people”, while attacking The Black Lives Matter Movement, calling them thugs. All because these individuals do not look like our current President of the United States and this is political apartheid.
This man has taken the racist mantle from President Andrew Johnson who blew up President Abe Lincoln’s plan for reconstruction after the Civil War because he did not like Black people and did not like rich white southern land owners.
Trump has taken the mantle from President Woodrow Wilson who fawned over the blockbuster racist move “Birth of A Nation,” by D.W. Griffith watching it over and over again in the White House; he let the Ku Klux Klan march down Pennsylvania Avenue in full robes in 1916.
Trump has taken the mantle away from President Calvin Coolidge who once again allowed that same KKK to march down Pennsylvania Avenue in the biggest Klan march of our times in 1925.
It is very troubling to witness the deaths of young Black man all over the country at the hands of police officers while white offenders of the same crime live to tell their stories.
White offenders even have lunch with these same arresting officers. It is troubling that these white offenders are labeled as mentally disturb, that’s not fair to the mentally disabled.
The United States has created a prison industry that must be feed to keep it in business, Black and brown people are paying the price. Just as it was in South Africa 50 years ago. The world is turning a blind eye and says nothing.
This is societal apartheid and must end.
Nelson Mandela we need you again, Martin Luther King we need you again but most of all America needs Caucasians to say, no more. To demand justice for all. America will not change unless this happens, they can no-longer stand by and watch.
Minorities are asking Caucasians would they like to be treated like this, the answer of course is no. So America why are you allowing this to happen?
SHAME ON YOU!!!! SHAME ON THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE.
You are making Lady Liberty cry buckets of tears off the coast of my home state of New Jersey. The Trump Administration wants to change the wording on Lady Liberty, just extending the privilege card. If you have money, now you are welcome in this country. This is so wrong.
We have another chance to fix this problem we have another chance to end American political, social, and economic apartheid in 2020 or we will truly have two Americas and as a African American-Native American Indian would not want to live in that America.
Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian, Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston, Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove, Soul Tree Radio In The Raw, and The Batchelor Pad Network, Disabled Community Activist. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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