America just announced, endorsed and elected a celebrity, alleged rapist and very outspoken racist as the 45th President of the United States. Did we hear that correctly? Did the ink on this page just lie? I wish it did.
Now, please know that by the time this makes print, it will have been a week after the colossal election. But please also know that this is a fresh People of Color (POC) report, written the night of the worst election in United States history.
Now, the media will blame the results of this election, of Clinton’s loss, on Black Lives Matter and largely the POC vote, for calling out crimes made by the Clintons on brown and marginalized people. The news stories didn’t come out when this was written, so just know I am prophesying for what you will, by now, have seen in the media.
Trump’s very unwarranted and credential-starved election is a result of an unprecedented surge in previously uninspired, closet racism. Since the announcement of Trump’s campaign, the presence of Nazi, KKK and other hate groups has increased immensely (if you don’t like what you are reading, look at reality).
And now, as we have seen, this election has disgustingly displayed a portion of the rampant bigotry that has been silent, between miles of our nation’s largest cities, waiting for their “savior” to turn time back, to reimburse their courage and make room for the increased social acceptance of their emboldened, waiting, ready and burning White supremacy.
This was their last cry to save and re-insure White people their privilege, superiority and psychological comfort in thinking they are better than other people. The votes came in for Trump in record numbers in rural, “previously” desolate counties across the nation, for the man who wants to restore things to when they were great. I might add, this sounds almost like LBJ and Reagan, who wanted to “restore state’s right’s,” equipping southern states with the legal enforcement to segregate and demean human life.
This is the ’60s in New Jim Crow form. This is now time to bunker and organize and pray like never before. I am sure that, at the last laugh, justice will win, nature and the source of nature will have their way. People will rise for self-preservation, for togetherness, because it’s what we need. This isn’t fancy words, this isn’t hard to do. It’s a choice, and for people with integrity and a conscience, it’s second nature, or first if your priority sets surrounding ideas of money over people are dyslexic like mine.
Gui Jean-Paul Chevalier is a Seattle-based recording artist and author from rural Washington, living counter-small-town mind for the cause of humanity.