An Apology for Donald Trump

I would like to apologize for the blatantly racist tactics of Donald Trump, the birthers and those who are pandering to this foolishness. How many white politicians have been asked to prove their legitimacy? Washington had a British accent. Indeed, all the founding fathers were born citizens and subjects of a foreign country.

I will reference Trump’s Press conference, in which a Black journalist rose to ask a question. Trumps reply was that he was an obvious Obama supporter. To which the journalist replied, “Why would you assume that?’

Why would he assume that? Because the guy was black like Obama? What other criteria would automatically provoke Trump’s response? Later Trump remarked that Blacks support Obama to an “alarming degree.”

Trump got his way, much to the enjoyment of the racists in this country, who are still there, just slicker about their message. Once upon a time we use to call people like that smart asses, but I digress. The proverbial white guy got the colored boy to dance and look the fool, or so he believes. It is his, and others like him, it is his racism, couched and polished and veiled as it is that has been dragged out into the light of day, precisely where cockroaches loathe to be.

Thing is, they dirty and defame all white people who eschew such filth, even as we fight against endemic racial attitudes filtering through the culture and humanity constantly.

I have long-held that racism is a part of every soul, like greed and revenge and gluttony. But these things the balanced and contrite soul struggles to put away into those darker parts of each of us which we understand are antithetical to proper human relations and decent well-mannered society.

Trump, FOX and the birthers, unleashed and cultivated for years in the American media, have allowed and lost themselves in their basest urges and ignorances. They have deepened divisions between people, defining white and black and brown America as an us and them concept., and for this, on behalf of all decent white folks, I deeply and remorsefully apologize.

About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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