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.