I’m done with the lame finger-pointing and the “We told you so” movement of thinking that this Trump nightmare is somehow the fault of those who didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton and her campaign team are to blame for not getting any votes she failed to acquire.
I didn’t give a damn about Hillary’s emails or Pizzagate; I put all that in the bucket of the Benghazism that became the religion of the GOP. I cared about her actions in relation to Haiti and when she stood for laws under her husband’s administration that decimated poor communities, in particular, communities of color, under the guise of welfare reform.
How I wish there had been large crowds like those I saw at the Women’s March and in protest of the Muslim Ban turn out for Black Lives Matter. But most of y’all weren’t there for us. You were only moved when it finally dawned on you that all of this affected you too. What you are really saying is that you want to go back to a time when the establishment nightmare was once removed from you. When you could gather at your book club meetings with a Pumpkin Spice Latte, discuss from a place of privilege the intricate workings of racism and classism, share a spoken word piece on social media, you and your BFF could buy cute, matching t-shirts to show how you were an ally, and call it a day.
It is not my job to make sure your future is secure because you finally woke up. You slept through the killings of people who looked like me and mine for centuries. To paraphrase a common saying, your failure to protect yourself does not constitute an emergency on my part.
You were the ones who waffled in your commitment to Black Lives Matter because of “violence at the protests” but I noticed that no one batted an eye when white women reported that people were being led toward violent areas during the Women’s March by outsiders, that outsiders were sent in to cause disruption, why? Because deep inside you still believed the lie of how violent black people are naturally and you didn’t want to support violence and some of you shared your lukewarm support on social media but left it at how violence wasn’t the way. Dredging up your MLK, Jr. memes to directly or indirectly blame black people for their own situation. Never giving credence to the reports that outsiders were brought in to initiate and escalate violence at our marches.
You failed to make your stance on feminism intersectional, with your “why do you have to make everything about race?” Now suddenly you are in a complete panic because you can see the danger you are in.
Welcome to the club.