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top (l to r) Attorney General Bill Barr, Fox Personality Sean Hannity, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Bottom (l-r) Director of U.S. National Economic Coucil Larry Kudlow, Sen Majority Leader Mitch McConnel, Radio Shock Jock Rush Limbaugh

Top (l-r) Attorney General Bill Barr, Fox Personality Sean Hannity, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyBottom (l-r) Director of U.S. National Economic Coucil Larry Kudlow, Sen Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Radio Shock Jock Rush Limbaugh

When I was 14 years old, I moved from Los Angeles: swimming pools, movie stars and palm trees to Aurora Colorado - cows on your high school's football field, beer kegger parties and cowboy boots n’ hats - and the theme, the Rocky Mountain suburban company-line I seemed to encounter routinely was white boys and men touting their proclivity to always ‘step-up” and be accountable and responsible for their actions and deeds - it was their John Wayne company-line about what a man was and what a man did.

I hope to hell they apply that same standard to the 2020 Coronavirus disaster, because if there’s any singular “subgroup” in America which is responsible for the immense loss of life and the financial ruin which has struck this shameless empire . . . it is White men.

Unquestionably White men have rammed Donald Trump down this racially polarized nation’s collective throat, in an obvious effort to “take-back” their country and “make it White again.”

Unquestionably White men have rammed Donald Trump down this racially polarized nation’s collective throat, in an obvious effort to “take-back” their country and “make it White again.” And most notably what we’ve discovered, as if we didn’t already know it - as a shrinking minority sub-group they’re willing to attain their goal of “minority rule” by any disgraceful means, they as a self-absorbed subset deem necessary - any.

This week he’s pushing governors to reopen public schools - translation; he’s more than willing to place our children squarely in harm's way” to falsely illustrate that he’s defeated the Coronavirus and it’s safe to return to normal.

The man’s a pimp.

White men have turned a deaf-ear and blind-eye to Lord Trump’s immoral and unethical actions like sacrificing children for political goals. Like the orangutans in the epic Hollywood classic Planet of the Apes - white men across the country “hear, speak nor see” anything bad, (yet truthful and accurate) about their 73 year old boy-king. Look, look-around at where their silence and inaction has gotten us - almost 80,000 Americans dead of this virus because this hustler placed his own political life ahead of everybody and everything.

White men are the enablers and defenders of Trump: Rush, Hannity, Mitch and all the good ol’ boys who constantly offer-up Romper Room type rhyme, reason and rationale for this circus clown, and they do it for one simple reason - because he was returning them to their place of privilege and prominence - placing the morals, values and goals of both Wall Street and the KKK back on the American front-burner.

Let me circle-the-block and lay that point down one more time; because Trump was returning them to their place of privilege and prominence - placing the morals, values and goals of both Wall Street and The KKK back on the American front burner.

The rest of America is, as we have traditionally been, expendable and disposable.

Just one more Hollywood reflection: Blazing Saddles, when the good-ol’ boy cowboys pull the hand-pump railcar out of the quicksand while leaving Cleavon Little and his partner to sink and die . . . . That’s the White-male mentality on display for all to see.

That’s how they, as a historical group, as a culture saw Black folks. From 1619 when they began laying the foundation for this country through slavery and exploitation, in 1776 - when they founded this so-called land of freedom and liberty, in 1861 when it was clear the Civil War wasn’t about “freeing" slaves but rather federal authority over states and endless free labor.

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This mentality was evident when after both World Wars Black soldiers defending this empire came “home” to 4th-class status as mere niggers.

This mindset was on display all through the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s - well into the 21st century when white men lost their gun-toting’ minds because they now have an Asian neighbor, a Latino boss, and because they had a Black man as president - they thought “the sky was falling.”

So they made a deal with one of the Devil’s disciples, supported a Big Apple con-man, a hustler, a white-collar criminal - and now look at the repercussions of having a self-absorbed tyrant as President.

Trump’s America, the millions of Trumpsters who recklessly abide-by the adage “God is money, and money is God,” have placed the profane profits of Wall Street above Main Street. Why? Because they firmly believe and adhere-to the simplistic notion “rich people are better than poor folks.” Because, as their actions have demonstrated over the last couple of months - they’re willing to attempt to “Get rich, or die trying . . . “ Trumpian butt-kissers like Glen Beck and a few shortsighted Congressman have stated they’d rather die, become infected by the Coronavirus if it leads to maintaining a bull market for their grandchildren.

White-collar gangsters . . . .

We Americans-of-color are confronted with an assortment of madmen who look, smell, walk and talk like a brainless, soulless cult, wed-to nothing but cold-cash. They're demanding unthinking loyalty to Trump and his White nationalist/supremacist agenda, while ignoring, if not opposing any notion of civility and humanity.

They oppose practical, critical thinking - isolate members and punish them for not touting and toting the elitist Trumpian company-line. As a subgroup they’ve disrespected and dishonored everyone from the Pope to Bronze Star families to Senator John McCain.

Trump and his millions of minions, henchmen, and bootlickers (i.e., that cult I mentioned) are much-more than willing to put all of America squarely in harm’s way, sacrifice you and I, our kids and grandparents to restart the economic engines of the country - making money is much more important than the nation’s collective physical health - there’s no question about it.

As a matter of fact, there’s a belief among the fat cats that the workers are exploiting the sadistic situation Trump has placed us in, maximizing and taking advantage of the deadly virus, sitting on our collective fat, lazy asses collecting free money from deep pocketed aristocrats like Trump and his hard working lords of industry. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, Larry Cudlow can figure out a way to place the blame on the little man and woman - it’s insulting.

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White men, who support Trump in overwhelming numbers are forever stained with the blood of tens of thousands of Americans for whom they’ve sacrificed at the altar of “white male dominance”.

What a hot-ass mess White men have gotten us all into . . .

Desi Cortez

Black Commentator