I have attempted to write in several times and kept myself from typing out what I feel for fear of sounding angry, maybe too angry.
Yet today I am stuck on, I can no longer sit back and not express my anger at the current tone coming from the White House. So if someone reads this and they think I am angry I am okay with that. I AM ANGRY AND VERY PISSED OFF THAT PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY ARE MY FRIEND, MY NEIGHBOR, MY BROTHER, sit back and watch this man use RACIST TONES AND LANGUAGE TO GET HIS BASE RILED UP.
It did not start here; it started with Barack Obama and his election. Quickly people found fault with anything he did. He wasn’t presidential enough because he forgot to salute, or he wore a tan suit. They hide behind the claim of policy yet the majority of the people saying that could not name a policy other than what they were instructed they should fear or hate.
I watched while they claimed Obama was racist and created the racist atmosphere while simply talking about racism. I have been called racist countless times because I dare to call people out for their racist tones and to be honest I’ll own that label from ignorant people. I love being black and won’t apologize for sharing my views in these tumultuous times.
I am more pissed off that Whites who have never experienced racism, claiming they know more about racism than people of color who have experienced it. And as long as their friends tell them it’s not racist (Usually other whites that know nothing about racism) then it’s not racism.
I don’t have to be called a "Nigger" to know someone wants to call me one. I don’t have to wait to be hanged when people have threatened to punch me "in my fat lips" because I dare to call out racism when I see it.
Recently, because I have become more public and seen, I have taken the choice to be less vocal. Then this hit me directly in the face. Having a president say if you don’t like it here then leave. Again he tries to clean it up but any person of color knows what he meant. Any person of color who’s been called a "nigger" or told to go back to Africa knows what he meant.
The white majority has been convinced they know what racism is. It’s really that simple. They watched from their Tv’s and or by standing observation and think they are experts and dare to tell blacks, browns, yellows, or wherever what is and isn’t racism. THINK ABOUT THE LUXURY YOU HAVE TO HAVE TO THINK LIKE THAT.
I am not a woman, I am not gay, I am not transgendered, I am not Asian, I am A BLACK MAN BORN AND RAISED IN SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ. I have friends from every walk of life. If you see me around town you might see me with more white people than black. Hell, I will go as far as to say most people say I am more white than black, which speaks towards their ignorance.
As a black man, I can only speak from my experience and I find it insulting so many people think this is either a game or something to ignore. The president of the united states is supposed to represent all of us, not a segment.
In his own words, he has said, only white people get to criticize this country. Only white men are allowed to find fault with the status of this country. Everyone else should shut up and accept what scraps they get.
A perfect example is when they say, "well he gave us the lowest black unemployment in history." Factually that is false and anyone with a brain knows it. Barack Obama took it from 16% to 7%. It dropped 1 point to 6% and Trump gets to claim victory?? NOT IN MY BOOK. I am not a mathematician but 9 is greater than 1.
My point is that if you care about your friends of color maybe you need to stop telling them they are wrong because you think your observation beats their experience. I’m tired as many people of color are tired of you don’t know what real racism is. THE FACT WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO WATCHES FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLET AND KEEPS GIVING THE LOWEST FORM OF HUMANS A VOICE IS DISGUSTING.
The fact he sits on stage and divides us politically and culturally claiming any criticism of American makes you anti-American is mind-blowing. The fact people think not liking the President is Anti-American while these same people HATED ANYTHING OBAMA DID AND SEEM TO FORGET THE VERY WORDS THEY POSTED ABOUT OBAMA. SOME OF THEM FORGET THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA IS OPEN FOR EVERYONE TO SEE.
SOMEONE IS GOING TO CALL ME A RACIST, OKAY. SOMEONE IS GOING TO CALL ME STUPID, OKAY. BUT THE REALITY IS THEY ARE DEFLECTING BECAUSE MYSELF AND OTHERS KNOW THEIR COLORS AND WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE.
This country was founded on protest. This country has made major changes via protests. It’s a capitalist country that is in no danger of going away and sadly because too many are too stupid to educate themselves vs believing fox news or other pros hardcore right-winged media outlets they seem to think they are intelligent.
TO BE FAIR CALL A SPADE A SPADE. IF YOU ARE OKAY WITH THE PRESIDENT SAYING RACIST SH*T AND FEEL YOU AS AN OBSERVER YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT RACISM THAN THOSE WHO EXPERIENCE IT, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM AND I DON'T CALL YOU A FRIEND. I JUST DON’T CALL YOU OR SEE YOU AND I’M OKAY WITH THAT.
IGNORANCE IS BLISS AND MANY ARE TOO BLISSFUL WITH THIS MAN IN THE HIGHEST SEAT.
As I am submitting this another video pops up of a gas station attendant telling a Mexican woman she can't have gas because she is Mexican and needs to go back. Another video shows two older white women telling a manager to go back to Mexico for speaking Spanish.
Donald Trump is not bringing patriotism back, He's bringing HATE AND HIS BASE FEELS EMBOLDEND TO NOW BE OPEN BECAUSE HEY THE MAN IN THE MOST POWERFUL POSITION DOES IT DAILY.
WITH GREAT POWER COMES AN EVEN GREATER RESPONSIBILITY AND THOSE OF YOU APPLAUDING THIS IMPERSONATOR OF A PRESIDENT REALLY DON'T CARE ABOUT ANYONE OTHER THAN YOU AND THOSE THAT LOOK LIKE YOU AND YOU HAVE PROVEN IT WITH YOUR COMPLACENT SILENCE.
Any questions or complaints about what I stated, feel free to contact me at Marklyn@Marklynspeaks.com. As well you can come on my nationally syndicated show MisterDirect’s Real Talk Video/Podcast and voice your opinion.