Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This Should Be A Knockout Lesson For My People

January 17, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Conversation

BY LOUIE OVERSTREET

Louie Overstreet

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20. Let that sink in, and take it as a lesson on what it means when we don’t vote in greater percentages.

As a senior citizen, I no longer possess the strength that is only gifted to youth. If I were still youthful, I would try my best to knock out all black persons who utter the phrase, “voting doesn’t change anything!” After they wake up, I would say to them, “Sorry Maryland-farmers (this is a family magazine; can’t say what I really want to call them), voting changes that which relates to the present and future.”

Internationally, the fool who will be occupying the White House has repeatedly stated he supports a religious test for entering the country, breaking trade pacts with Canada and Mexico, tearing up the nuclear agreement with Iran, and expanding the war on ISIS.

Nationally, he has vowed to appoint justices to the Supreme Court who will reverse Roe v. Wade and sustain Citizens United. And you don’t have to be a genius to know how the future Court will rule on voting rights and affirmative action.

While very fearful of the foregoing, my biggest fear is repeated violations of the domestic tranquility of the United States. Our con-man president-elect’s base of core support comes from Aryan militias, Tea Party zealots, and the KKK. These groups and others feel emboldened by the election results, and are acting in ways with the potential to start race riots not seen since the 1920s.

Regretfully, I predict that America will be at war for Trump’s entire term as president. There will be increased terror attacks. He will be unable to bring jobs back to America. His tax cuts for the wealthy will create a recession. His attempts to reduce crime will create more uses of deadly force. And the hands on the clock of progress will be turned back more than a half century.

Finally, just watch what happens to President Obama’s legacy because you sorry Maryland farmers didn’t vote. Now you know why I want to knock out Negroes who believe that voting doesn’t change anything. It changes everything.

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