The presidency of Donald J. Trump has morphed into a system that seeks to promote white supremacy better known as ‘Make America White Again.’ Think about it – his concept of how the government works is a laughing matter. In addition to that, his foreign policy isn’t based on working together with foreign powers to help end war and establish peace, rather it’s centered on the conviction of creating war.
Last week when Trump unveiled his budget proposal, didn’t you notice that the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security received the greatest increases while programs that benefit the average American and minorities as a whole were slashed? Was that a surprise? Of course not. Trump is simply following the mandate of so many white supremacists who believe in order to conquer and dominate they must tear up and destroy. Think about it for a moment – when outside countries become war-torn, the United States is quick to rebuild it according to her standards. And guess who gets the defense contracts? Friends of politicians. In this case, it will be Trump’s associates.
The vision of Donald Trump is no secret. He wants to destroy the very fabric that makes America what it is. Wait a minute – you don’t have to look too far down the line because there are those within the Republican Party who are in agreement with Trump and his demonic policies. They will bow down to him. Not only will they bow down to Trump, they will brag about his accomplishments and hide from their constituents when it comes down to a town hall meeting.
Now, what’s the vision of the Democratic Party? Who knows. It seems as though they are so busy trying to fight Trump on every issue that they have failed to create their own agenda that’s relevant to members of their party. Will they ever work with people doing grassroots? Leaders within the Democratic Party need to be on the offense and stop being reactive. It’s sad to say this but the Democratic Party is impotent and in some case, they are still playing politics as usual. That’s why many people have no respect for them and choose not to be affiliated with their corny and stale politics.
We, as the African-American community cannot wait and/or depend on either political party to do for us. If so, we will get screwed with broken promises and a whole bunch of talk. In a real sense, it’s time to say ‘the hell’ with them and start doing for ourselves. That’s right; we must own our own businesses, schools, and communities. Please note – I’m in no way, shape, or form promoting separation – what I am promoting is self-empowerment and self-reliance.
The moment we begin owning and taking control of our lives through entrepreneurship, education, and political involvement, the quicker we will see change. No longer must we strive to be liked and/or approved by those who want to oppress us. Oppressors will smile in your face as long as you remain ‘deaf, dumb, blind, and stupid.’ When we become mentally, spiritually, and emotionally liberated, we can start doing for ourselves and say to the cowardly, racist, and unproductive politicians ‘the hell with you and your crooked and corrupt policies.’
Let’s stop lowering our standards and work with each other.
Dr. Sinclair Grey III is a minister, speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him on www.sinclairgrey.org or Twitter @drsinclairgrey