Time To Move Forward: Step One

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Enough! No more wallowing, pointing fingers and complaining about what a Trump Presidency means. We still have input into what happens the next four years. It’s time to move forward. Take concrete steps to deal with all things Trump. Over the next couple weeks I’ll outline several steps we must take for your own sake. That of your children and family. That of the nation.

 

Step 1. Draw The Line: Trump brazenly appealed to White Nationalists, Neo-Nazi’s, Skinheads and others during his campaign. Now he is installing them in the White House. We must not allow White Nationalists like  Steve Bannon, just named the Chief Strategist to the President, in the White House. He’ll have an office in the West Wing, and always have Trump’s ear. It is not acceptable for Bannon or any staffers of like persuasion to be part of the White House staff. This can only stand if we accept it. We don’t!

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We cannot allow Trump to brush aside our concerns about those with clear racist views on his team. Trump was clear about his plan to, “Make America Great Again” and winked to his followers that, “you know what I mean.” We must be equally clear in our opposition and making him understand this will never go away until he drains his own swamp.

Republican elected officials have said basically nothing about Bannon’s appointment, preferring the issue fade away. We must put them on the record as to why they are supporting White Nationalists in the White House. They must answer that question daily. We must make clear that if they stand with White Nationalists or even accept them within their Party. They lose forever any claim of being the Party of Lincoln. They become the Party of the Klan. The party of White Nationalists and Anti-Semites. The Party of Hate! They, along with President Trump and America itself will be tainted with the brush of racism and intolerance. America deserves better.

The media has become complicit in the normalization of White Supremacy. They generally ignored Trumps racism despite several examples throughout not only the campaign but his career. The media doesn’t deal with racism well, no matter how clear the example. When they let Trump’s surrogates come on their air and defend Bannon’s and Trump’s racist beliefs and go unchecked. They are part of the problem. The media depends on ratings and advertisers. When they allow racism to become normal, they must pay a price.

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Democrat elected officials cannot be allowed to become shrinking violets. They must take public and vocal stands to denounce this and refuse to deal with the Administration in any way until Trump cleans house. We know Trump never admits wrong or apologizes unless his back is against the wall. Time to put his back against the wall.

What can you do?

  1. Go to https://www.greatagain.gov/ and ask why important positions including the Chief Strategist to the President are being filled by a White Nationalists.
  2. Call your Congressman and Senator and ask if they’ve expressed their opposition to White supremacists gaining a foothold in the White House.
  3. When you observe any media outlets (including Fox News) purporting Bannon and his ilk to be acceptable. Contact them about their coverage normalizing White Nationalists and Anti-Semitism.
  4. Tweet! Donald Trump loves tweets. Be the biggest Troll you can be and let no positive Trump message go unchallenged. Ask about the presence of White Nationalists and how he could represent “all America.”
  5. Follow the Money! Find the corporations and Individuals funding the Trump Campaign and boycott them. Boycott the financial supporters of the Republican Party if White supremacists are associated with the White House Staff. They supported the Trump campaign when a White Nationalist was the CEO of his Campaign. They are not without guilt. Pressure them to pressure him to remove all those with ties to the Alt-Right. Squeeze them until they respond. Don’t let up.

I’m not suggesting this just for Democrats but also for Independents and Republicans. America will be better off when the staff reflects and appreciates all Americans. Not just the White ones. This is one case where if you are not against White Nationalists in the White House… you are for them.

 

Next: Step 2

Author: enigmainblackcom

William Spivey is a regular contributor to the Inner-City News where he writes about politics and popular culture. He also blogs as “Enigma in Black” where he explores poetry, religion, politics and all manner of things socially relevant. He is also a contributing Blogger at Together We Stand He is the founder of the Facebook pages Average Citizen Forum, Enigma in Black, and “Strong Beginnings,” the title of his soon to be released Political Fiction/Romance novel. William was the winner of a University-wide Essay Contest while at Fisk University titled, “The Value of a Liberal Arts Education. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Fisk and resides in Orlando, FL. His goal is to make his voice heard and make a difference.

7 thoughts on “Time To Move Forward: Step One”

  1. AN here is the Liberal media in all out attack on all things Trump. Turning one lie right after another distortions and false narratives.
    Verifiable and unreported fact is, Liberals have been loosing since the Corrupt and failed presidency of Berry O took hold. Since the 2010 elections, States except for a few are run by Republicans. Liberals lost the House and Senate with 800 Democrat seats lost in the last 8 years, nationally. Now the Presidency is gone.
    IN THAT the Liberal left media fails to properly inform and enlighten the low information leftists. Proof is evidenced with this election. They said over and over Hillary was ahead and assured of a win. The media lied, they were blatantly in the tank for the corrupt lying Washington insider. They told YOU what they wanted you to perceive, a lie.
    America spoke with their vote, leaving leftists Liberals out in the cold. Now acting like a bunch of vicious Marxist, or brown shirts in the Nazi party..

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    1. Thank you Sy for your response. I truly enjoy engaging with someone with a differing view. You accuse me of lies, false narratives and distortions. Please be specific. Also, much of the hold Republicans have on State legislatures is a direct result of Gerrymandering. In the past two elections. More Americans voted for Democrats for Congress than Republicans but because of redistricting after the 2012 census. The result was a Republican House of Representatives.
      As much as I love a good Democrat/Republican debate. I was talking specifically about the influence of White Supremacy on Trump. If I knew your specific objection to that claim. I’d be happy to document my belief.
      I’m almost insulted by the rather stale “Low information” suggestion and I suspect I can more than hold my own with you but that will be demonstrated by the quality of your argument.
      Two things I hope you’ll keep in mind. Please be specific and try to limit each post to no more than two topics at a time. Points tend to get lost when I have to refute a laundry list. Also be civil, I approve all the posts that get seen here (As I did yours) and do insist on some decorum. I await your reply.

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  2. We would hope that it would not be necessary to tell a presumptive President to have a cabinet and advisers around him who represent all Americans’ views and concerns. But we know this will not be the administration we have ever experienced.

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