Comments like conservative TV talk show host Bill O’Reilly’s public denigration of U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters with a “joke” left Black women fuming and responding. Advocates and activists weren’t laughing when Mr. O’Reilly referred to Rep. Waters’ hair as a “James Brown wig,” during a March 28 interview on the show Fox
I can see it no other way.
If indeed our emotions and our thought processes cause corresponding chemical reactions in our bodies and perhaps leaves scars upon our souls, then the masses across this planet are now being poisoned.
Actually, it took place throughout the campaign and is kicking up a notch or two now. If the CDC were to categorize what is happening to us, we would be in the midst of an epidemic and a state of emergency would be declared.
Trump, throughout his campaign and possibly his entire existence, has incited negativity. (And, I could give that a whole lot of names, but why waste the time.) He plants seeds that will never sprout anything that will be of benefit to our world. He is the equivalent of someone, who knows that poison ivy will give you a bad reaction, but passes it around with a straight face and tells you, that’s a rose.
Maybe there are some of you here, who know all the medical terms for the chemical reactions that occurs, in our bodies, when we hate or get all caught up and are stressed out. (Not to mention taking up time, in our lives, that can be better spent.)
Looking around me at the emotional outbreaks across this country, I see what is happening as the equivalent of our food, water and air being poisoned. His presence and agenda is no different than being poisoned based on our responses to his platform. (It’s no different than drinking Jone’s potion, except he is feeding it into the mentally, emotionally and spiritually to the masses and they are intaking it in without the knowledge of its long-term harm upon themselves.) If it’s possible to make people feel empowered while committing suicide, then he’s done it. How does one get people to put a gun to their heads and ask them to very, very slowly to pull the trigger and at the same time make them feel empowered?
Let’s declare #Trump and his team a national disaster and figure out how NOT to let hate win and bring disease into our bodies, mar our spirits or affect our universe. After thousands or millions of years of existence as a species, why would we now choose to become the equivalent of cave dwellers? Why would we sink so low? I think that we can do better.
Not drinking what #Trump and his team is serving. I’ve made the personal decision to do better.
What about you?
Sonja Cassandra Perdue, Author — Black America: Asking Ourselves The Tough Questions