The Trump Effect: I Was Told To Go Back To Africa

It was just a matter of time although it was sooner than I expected. To be fair, it was more of a suggestion, put to me as if it was for my benefit.

“ Given your hatred of America, you do have choices like just being African. It is a win-win situation for you. You will thank me once you assimilate there. For you see you are the winner by returning to Africa”

I confess I edited this quote to add a comma and hyphen because… punctuation. The person that shared this bit of advice is a regular commenter on a legal forum we both visit. He’s anonymous as are many of the cowards on the Internet who are suddenly emboldened in the Trump era.

I’m not upset about being told to go back to Africa. It’s not news there are racists out there that will say on the Internet what they wouldn’t in person. It’s the other part that equates disagreeing on policy or criticism of Donald Trump with a “hatred of America.”

I checked some of his earlier posts and saw:

“ Stop hating America or leave it. Pretty simple”

How easy it must be to justify hatred by turning everyone that disagrees with you into someone who hates his/her country. This same person wipes away facts by discrediting the source, a convenient way to not face reality.

It’s no surprise there’s racism on the Internet. What’s disappointing is that among a bunch of regulars, the ones that would take great umbrage at being considered racist. stood by and said nothing. I’ve reached the point where I’ve concluded you’re either with racists or against them. No middle ground.

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This is Trump’s America. His former Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon said:

“Let them call you racist … Wear it as a badge of honor.”

Trump followers are equating racism with patriotism. The crowd in Greenville, NC that chanted, “Send her back.” After preening at the moment and disavowing them the next day. Trump came clean and called them “Patriots,” never finding a racist moment he didn’t like. And now, anyone that criticizes him is unpatriotic, and if you’re a person of color, you should leave.

I don’t know how this ends, or even if it ends. Even if Trump loses the 2020 Election, it will be hard to put the genie back in the bottle. It’s not only okay to be racist but to randomly start telling people of color to go back to their country. The President does it after all, and people of color I don’t agree with hate America. In my opinion, it shows more love of this country to stand up and say something when you see things going wrong. Attacking other Americans is what’s unpatriotic.

My anonymous friend goes by the screen name Estovir. The motto of the Agrupado Mission is “Esto Vir,” it means, “Be a man.” It asks them to follow the call of God and be a beacon of light for the world. Somehow he misunderstood God’s meaning.

The Controversy About The Flag And Why It Doesn’t Only Represent Patriotism

A mostly manufactured controversy has arisen when the actor Chris Pratt was criticized for wearing a “Don’t Tread On Me” Flag shirt. The flag is used by multiple patriotic organizations and sports teams but has also been adopted by various far-right political groups and gun rights organization.

One Twitter user said,

“Nice shirt… Only people I see with that flag are alt-right racists,”

Fox News went crazy and is using this opportunity to attack, “the left,” and “liberals,” for daring to criticize patriotism and the US flag. That flag, also known as the Gadsden flag after the General that designed it during the Revolutionary War; was never an official US Flag but did represent a time when all men were not deemed created equal. Below is a look at all the official US flags in history and some of the things that occurred while each flag flew. The flag can be a patriotic symbol, it is also fair to condemn the abuses which have taken place in its name.


Articles of Confederation establishes rights for “free citizens.”


The first Fugitive Slave Act is passed


Slaveowner Francis Scott Key writes The Star-Spangled Banner. He believed blacks to be “a distinct and inferior race” and “the greatest evil that afflicts a community.” The third verse celebrates the death of slaves.


Slaves complete reconstruction of White House


The House of Representatives agrees to the Talmadge Agreement barring slaves from Missouri, this led to the Missouri Compromise admitting them.


The Missouri Compromise allowed Missouri to enter the Union as a Slave state.


At Monticello, VA. 130 former slaves and other possessions of Thomas Jefferson were sold at auction.


In Cincinnati, OH, rioters attack blacks and white abolitionists for fear blacks would take their jobs.


Texas enters the Union as a slave state


Missouri allows Interstate trading of black people


The State of Missouri prohibits freed slaves from receiving an education.


Congress passes another Fugitive Slave Act mandating government participation in recapturing escaped slaves.


Under this flag, the Supreme Court overturned the Missouri Compromise and opened up slavery to all the territories.


The Supreme Court in the Dred Scott Case ruled a black man had no rights.


The last slave ship arrives in Mobile Bay, Alabama


New York City draft riots, hundreds of blacks wounded or killed.


Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest orders the massacre of mostly Negro Union troops attempting to surrender, (Hands Up). A 25-foot statue, visible from Interstate-65, exists today on private property in Nashville, TN. He was an early member of the Ku Klux Klan and was honored in 2019 by the Tennessee Governor.


The “black codes” are passed in all Southern legislatures in the former Confederate States. Slavery by another name.


Reconstruction ends when the Federal Government withdraws all Federal troops from the South under a compromise over the Presidential election. It Made Southern Legislatures White Again.


Jim Crow becomes the law of the land in the South


Eighty-five black Americans were known to have been lynched in 1890


The Supreme Court legalizes “Separate but Equal” giving rise to Jim Crow


Eight blacks were killed by whites in Wilmington, NC


Major cities implement legalized segregation specifying black and white neighborhoods. These include Baltimore, Dallas, Greensboro, Louisville, Richmond, Roanoke, and St. Louis.


Oklahoma National Guard troops bombed Black Wall Street in Tulsa, OK


Three days before his trial, Mack Charles Parker is beaten to death in his jail cell for allegedly raping a white woman.


Donald Trump is elected President and appoints Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.