Charles Jaco: On this National Day of Mourning for the 41st president, it’s good to remember that his kindness and decency didn’t make him immune from the racism that infects America and has become a raging epidemic in his GOP.
Charles Jaco: For Espy to have any chance of winning, there has to be a surge in black votes like U.S. Senator Doug Jones saw in Alabama, when he upset Republican and accused pedophile Roy Moore.
Charles Jaco: It’s becoming more apparent that Mueller’s moment of reckoning for Trump, and the country, is approaching pretty fast, and that indictments, new pleas, and a final report to Congress and the Justice Department on the crimes of Donald John Trump could come out over the next few days, or weeks.
Charles Jaco: If the true nature of America is the inevitable triumph of predatory capitalism and racial hatred, then struggle is senseless and we might as well beat feet for the Mexican or Canadian borders, or book the next flight to Lagos, Havana, or Auckland.
Charles Jaco: Millions of Americans disguise their enabling of corrupt policies and our slide toward being an authoritarian society run by the rich by claiming to be disgusted, befuddled, and turned off to politics.
Charles Jaco: Republican trickle-down-cut-taxes-for-the-rich-free-enterprise economics have destroyed rural and small-town Missouri the same way they’ve impoverished urban areas.
Charles Jaco: Trump’s authoritarian desire to control government as a means of silencing his critics is an old American tradition, but its recent incarnation began under George W. Bush, following 9/11 and leading up to the Iraq invasion.
Charles Jaco: Trump may be able to inspire murder and mail bombs, but inspiring Americans to unify is beyond him because there’s nothing in it for him.
Charles Jaco: This ends with body bags. You know it, I know it, Trump knows it, his complicit political sycophants know it, and the bug-eyed hyperventilating racists at his rallies know it.
Charles Jaco: The prime driver for opposing universal health care was that “pimps, welfare queens, thugs” or any other euphemism for black people, would get a “free ride” on the tax dollars of “hard-working (white) people.”
Charles Jaco: The burden of paying for America – our Social Security, Medicare, military, social programs, school aid, highways, food inspections, all of it – has shifted from the people most able to afford it to those who have the least money.
Charles Jaco: Thanks to a majority of white voters terrified of losing their racial privilege in a multi-ethnic America, all three branches of the federal government are now in the hands of the kind of people we fought World War II against.
Charles Jaco: The entire Kavanaugh process has been one of the most blatant examples of minority rule since apartheid fell.