Our country is experiencing much turmoil mostly because of President Ronald Reagan unleashing corporate America on the middle class and more recently Trumpism, a phenomenon that took advantage of the anger Americans harbor towards their Reagan-installed system of Government. Many fault white America for the Government losing sight of its priorities. But not all White Americans are on-board with where our country stands today. In fact, we must hail the contribution of the inclusionary whites in America. They are the ones keeping our society glued today. People like Rep. Liz Cheney, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, and Senator Mitt Romney. Without these courageous people, we would fare far worse across the board.
Separating racist white Americans from those inclusionary ones who see the country as a melting pot is imperative. I, for one, do not call on this issue enough and I stand guilty of not making it as clear as day.
At the end of the day, it is about exclusionary control of the levers of power, which one finds often among racists white Americans.
REGARDLESS OF DIFFERENCES OF OPINIONS
Many would argue that differences of opinions is what makes this country great, and I tend to agree wholeheartedly. Our political ideological rainbow includes the likes of Mitch McConnell on the far right as well as the likes of Bernie Sanders on the far left. With many different ideologies in-between to try and solve every problem. The middle grounds lay bare the vast differences of opinions that exist to the right of the left and the left of the right.
But regardless of these differences, something I champion even though I disagree with any far-right political and economic policies, separating the racists white Americans roaming the halls of Congress and obedient to the previous one is a duty. The general rule of decency applies here because not everyone, in a particular group, is bad when extremists in that group occupy the headlines. Hail the contribution of the inclusionary whites in America for they understand that sharing power is the shortest distance to building this nation on solid grounds. Unshakable in its beliefs and bright future.
At the end of the day, it is about exclusionary control of the levers of power, which one finds often among racists white Americans. It matters little one’s race, religion, or political affiliation if we all think that everyone in this country has the same rights as everyone else’s. Today, this is not true; but Americans, full of goodwill, are all working towards fixing these disparities.
As a concept, voter suppression is as close to fascism as any.
SPEAKING OF RACISM
I think the business community in this country is beginning to realize that inequality and racism lead to lost opportunities and higher costs to our economy. The CitiGroup made this abundantly clear when it declared that racism has cost the U.S. economy $16 trillions in the past twenty years. Will greed trump racist white Americans in order to fix our country? Not if they refuse to share power as the Georgia new voter suppression laws are intended to do.
As a concept, voter suppression is as close to fascism as any. By slicing off a segment of your voters for the purpose of retaining power, you are exercising the very same political adventurism that opened ajar the door to real fascism. Needless to mention where that led many nations who embraced it. It does no country any good to have class warfare where a minority feels superior enough to believe it has a birthright to exclusionary powers in a democracy. That’s Apartheid. Another failed experiment.
So, to the racists GOP Congress and Senate I say you are swimming against the tide of reason. Whether we look at the prism of new demographics coming down the pike, or the folly of believing that suppressing the wills of others might lead to long-term prosperity, both ways lead to the same conclusion, which is failure on a large scale never to recover from.
And if the GOP leadership believes that there is a makeover possibility later on to re-imagine the goals of the GOP when failure to be inclusionary stare you in the face, think again of how difficult it is to re-brand yourself along new ideological beliefs when you waged a culture war to catapult angry Americans to new heights.
One exasperating problem creates two more.