By Sean C. Bowers
The last shot after the Civil War ended was fired on Good Friday, April 14, 1865; that shot killed President Abraham Lincoln who successfully held the nation together by winning the unconditional surrender of the South in a brutal four-year war. That shot mirrored the first shot fired at the January 6, 2021 insurrection, secession, during a coup/ attempted take-over by TRUMP rioters, fueled on hate and lies.
The Capitol shot was the Old South’s dying gasp of hatred and determined refusal to evolve peacefully past slavery’s evils. Both shooters could not stand to see the nation move forward into the heavenly light of equality, peace, justice and grace. The Capitol shooter (45’s MOUTH) did what countless racists have done ever since. He lied, plotted, conspired, and then took illegal actions to attack that which he was not man enough to fathom. He became violent against that which he could not change and control, he could not deal with progress or accept it, the same way thousands of earlier Whites lynched, burned, bombed, shot and killed hundreds of thousands of Black Americans under the cover of darkness. Hooded dark-hearted White Americans have waged their mentally “lost cause” ever since. The January 6 events at the Capitol only further illustrate that members of the White Right are out of their (NEVER) “cotton-picking” minds.
Those law breakers want an only White world. They can never be reasoned with, appeased or trusted. Punishing them to the fullest extent of the law is required, though one wonders if they will ever change their racist views. This is the only way to PURGE them and those racist attitudes from our great society, forever.
From his childhood upbringing, 45 has reveled in stoking hate and racist division. As he ascended to the Presidency, he built his entire empire “the Old Southern Way”- on the backs of underpaid minority workers, unpaid contractors and outright racist comments and policies. Donald John (Wilkes Booth) Trump has fanned racism’s flames so much that his face should be placed on hand-held fans in (Southern Style) White Churches nationwide. The January 6 rioters carried Confederate flags one-hundred and fifty-six years after the Civil War was lost, still championing their “Lost Cause,” and attempting to inflict their psychotic White power and White privilege onto the nation. They did so, not to protest as they would have you believe, after the fact. They did so in an attempt to stop “the peaceful transference of power” America has come to be known throughout the world.
Make no mistake. Those politicians and enablers of the Right, who have knowingly lied, looked the other way, and actively participated in perpetuating the lie of a “stolen election,” are just as guilty as the mob itself and its treasonous traitor-leader, Donald John (Wilkes Booth) Trump.
Our elected officials must be held accountable by the voters because the insurrectionists are not only racist cop-killers who tried to overthrow the United States Government, they are in the wrong, legally, morally, intellectually and spiritually.
Members of the mob who stormed the Capitol worship at the feet of the fake strongman who once more did not go under oath. “Never been under oath and never told the truth,” is the slogan emblazoned on his church fans and on his tombstone. This is his epitaph, and it is one that history and all of us will remember forever.
Some people are known for the company they keep. Donald John (Wilkes Booth) Trump surrounded himself with liars, racists and yes-men, like his racist rioters, who wanted to re-live the “dead Old South.”
Each of us has a God-given gift. If we choose to use it for good, we can accomplish great things for others by using our gift correctly. Misusing our gifts selfishly is not only unhinged, it only brings turmoil and destruction. That selfishness is un-Godly, unpatriotic, and un-American.
Trump followers, ask yourself did your glorious leader go with you to the Capitol as he promised he would? Or did he use you and then throw you under the bus when it suited his wants, his desires, his needs, and his agenda? You already know the answer. Donald John (Wilkes Booth) Trump is loyal only to himself. He was never loyal to you, to us, or to America.
On Saturday February 13, 2021, 57 Senators did the responsible thing by voting 45, guilty. The 43 REPUBLICAN Senators, who voted for Trump’s false innocence, represent a portion of the 75 million Republican voters, some of whom still feel, that inciting a riot and sending the mob to kill V.P. Mike Pence, was “perfectly acceptable” (hate) speech. Some of those 75 million people still feel he best represents the White American interests to further inflict their WHITE will on the 255 million American who did not support DJ(WB)T.
This group of people represents closer to 20% of the nation, 1/5 than a 33% or 1/3. The overwhelming majority of all the total 330 million Americans see with their own eyes and know in their hearts that DJ(WB)T is 100% wrong for America. But Donald John (Wilkes Booth) Trump, is the man who (in his own mind) is never wrong, and never done taking advantage of others, particularly the less fortunate.
It should not be lost on ALL Americans that with only one Black vote for 45, (2.3255%) or 1 out of 43, is progress. Black America used to have zero say; and therein lies both the answer, and the problem. White folks forever abusing the slanted system (they created and benefit from) without paying any remotely fair price from policing/ sentencing up through the legal system all the way up to the justice blind Republican (ONLY) Senators and their Savior/ President, Donald (John Wilkes) Booth Trump.
Sean C. Bowers has written the last twenty-three years, as a White Quaker Southern man, for the nations’ third oldest Black Newspaper, the New Journal and Guide, of Norfolk, VA, about overcoming racism, sexism, classism, and religious persecution. Over fifty of his latest NJ&G articles (2008-2020) detailing the issues can found by searching “Sean C. Bowers” on the NJ&G website. Contact him directly by e-mail V1ZUAL1ZE@aol.com NNPA 2019 Publisher of the Year, Brenda H. Andrews (NJ&G 33 years) has always been his publisher.