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“Blaming Trump Is Too Easy. This Is Us”-3 Minutes You Can’t Miss

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by G. Brown

As news anchors, analysts and sycophants continue to try and dissect, flip and spin the narrative surrounding last weekend’s massacres in El Paso and Dayton, the more we tune in to news broadcasts the more evasive the truth about really happened seems to become.

As politicians like Beto O’Rourke call out the President for his racist rhetoric that he says was the precursor to these domestic acts of terrorism,  his defenders blame violent video games, mental illness, and illegal immigrants even though both shooters were young White American males.

Now a new tactic to quell the angry cries that Trump is racist and fueling followers to massacres—racism doesn’t exist.

Actor and dad of Angela Jolie Jon Voight released a video yesterday declaring that “racism was solved long ago” before Whitesplaining that Blacks should get over wounds of slavery while Holocaust victims should legitimately still have wounds.

FOX News’ Tucker Carlson did him one better denying White supremacy even exists and calling the entire notion a “hoax created by the media and the left.” (HuffPost)

Both sides are off the rails in spewing hatred and lies.  Where’s the voice of reason?  In all the crazy talk that’s littering TV and social media, one Black man agrees that Trump isn’t the problem.

Eddie Glaude is a Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, an author, a news commentator, and a Black man living in America.

While others are screaming the sky is falling, Glaude took three minutes to sum up how this vitriolic, ugly racism isn’t Trump’s fault…it is America’s.  You have to hear this…

Glaude says America is not unique in its evils or sins, but we are unique in our failure to acknowledge them.  It’s what we saw with Carlson and Voight going to insane extremes to deny that racism and White supremacy even exist.  Many Americans would rather hide, conceal, cover the truth with lies and propaganda so we continue to bask in the myths of America the beautiful, the good, the melting pot.

The men who pulled the trigger in Dayton and El Paso weren’t there to protect Americans…they were there to protect and preserve a country where White men have been the majority rule.  As culture shifts and minorities threaten to become the new majority, that anxiety can be the catalyst behind their bloodshed.  Mental illness, video games can all be contributing factors, but the main factor here is what makes so many people gravitate to Trump–that sense of where do we belong in a changing world.

Minorities have been the outliers for so long, they learn how to survive and cope in a system that enslaved them, denounces them, berates them, shuns them.  But White males are new to this experience and so they strike out in madness that makes headlines of massacres and carnage.

Glaude eloquently summed up what is an absolute truth.  Trump didn’t create this problem, but he is stoking the fires of racism that already exists.

Listen to Glaude’s commentary and tell us what you think. Is he spot on in summing up America’s racism? Do you think Glaude is wrong and Trump is to blame for the surging wave of White supremacy? Or do you think both perspectives are parts of the same truth?

 

 

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    NBA is fixed

    August 8, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Quote from Barack Obama, “…until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening.”

    Since Obama said this statement, we should blame him for Dylan Roof murdering several black people inside a church in Charleston South Carolina. We should blame Obama for James Holmes, the white boy who murdered several innocent people in Aurora Colorado. Obama was President for eight years, he chose not to stop white devils from murdering innocent Americans. We the black community should hold him accountable. We can also blame Obama for the ongoing black on black crimes in Southside Chicago. I thought Barack Obama was supposed to be this great community organizer.

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      Shawn J.

      August 8, 2019 at 6:05 pm

      Obama did the best- HIS best- as our last POTUS! And you’re right! He would’ve/could’ve/should’ve done more (if he hadn’t had a lot on his plate as the previous Commander-In-Chief)

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    NBA is fixed

    August 7, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Trump has inspired all of these little Hitlers to grab guns and murder innocent people. Forget the video games and the so called mental illness, these racist white people are murdering innocent Americans for one reason, they assume they’re losing their power in a country they once dominated.

    The term “Make America Great Again” is code word for “Restore white power.” White power was at its strongest in America during the Antebellum slave era. White people want to bring back Antebellum slavery but they will never admit this in public. During the slave era of the 18th and 19th centuries, white men could own black people, murder black people and rape black women without consequence. They want that power back.

    One more thing, most if not all white people are sick and tired of black men having sex and marrying white women without getting lynched. That makes them furious. Once again, this is not about video games or mental illness, this is about crazy, insane white people like Connor Betts and Patrick Crusius attempting to restore white power! #SecondCivilWar?

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      The Reel Network

      August 7, 2019 at 10:07 pm

      @NBA Hi NBA. You’re right, this is a power struggle as the ones who formerly had it desperately try to cling to it. That’s what that whole Q Anon movement is about trying to turn back the clock and may America like it use to be. Putting a spin on the truth and denying that racism exists. Someone posted in twitter the greatest trick of Satan is to convince the world he doesn’t exist…that’s the plan–convince people that racism doesn’t exist when we see it happening right before our eyes daily. Thanks so much NBA for supporting this site and always sharing your insight with us.

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    Shawn J.

    August 7, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Trump may not be the problem, but he can be part of the problem; I’m not trying to tell him (how)to do his job, but…he should DO his job!!

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      The Reel Network

      August 7, 2019 at 10:00 pm

      @ShawnJ. LOL…that’s all I have to say…just LOL. He should do his job. Thanks Shawn.

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        Shawn J.

        August 8, 2019 at 5:58 pm

        Sure

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