When some Americans, now talk about “making America great again.”
What exactly are they talking about?
As far as I can see, the United States of America (USA) is still one of the greatest nations on Earth.
No matter where you go in the world, you will find many people in other countries, who want to come and live in the USA.
The USA has military bases and installations in many foreign countries, all over the world.
The world’s most wealthiest individuals and corporations are based in the USA.
I would have understood if they said, “make America greater.”
But to say, “make America great again,” is saying that America should return to a time period, in its’ history when it was greater than it is now.
What time period in our history, was the United States of America, a great country for ALL its’ citizens?
Was America great when:
The Native Americans, who had welcomed the European colonists, were forcibly removed from their lands during the 19th century?
When Native Americans were placed in internment/concentration/reservation camps?
When Native American children were taken away from their families and sent to so-called boarding schools, during the late 19th century and early 20th century?
Where they were prevented from speaking their native languages, the boys’ hair was cut short and they were forced into accepting Christianity?
In addition many of them were sexually molested by the pedophiles, who were in charge of running these schools.
The same thing happened to the Native American children in Canada
Was America great when:
The enslavement of African Americans was legal?
Or when the newly freed slaves were terrorised by the Redshirts.
A terrorist group that existed in the southern states of America during Reconstruction.
This is a quote from Wikipedia about the Redshirts:
“While sometimes engaging in violence, the Red Shirts, the White League, rifle clubs, and similar groups in the late nineteenth century worked openly and were better organized than the secret vigilante groups such as the Ku Klux Klan.”
“Their goals were to use violence and terrorism to restore the Democrats to power and repress the exercise of civil and voting rights by the freedmen.“
Later the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) adopted the terrorist strategy of the Redshirts.
The KKK was fully accepted by many Caucasian politicians.
Mayors, state representatives, members of the US Congress and Senate etc. all accepted the KKK as a worthwhile organization.
Even President Woodrow Wilson praised the KKK’s racist recruitment/propaganda film, The Birth of a Nation; as being a truthful adaptation of history.
Many Christian churches all over the South and MidWestern states participated with the activities of the KKK and treated the group as outstanding Christians.
In fact many Christian ministers, were the leaders of the local KKK groups all over the USA.
Was America great when:
Japanese-Americans were forcibly removed from the West coast of the USA and sent to Internment/Concentration camps?
Just like the Jews in Europe during the early years of WWII; the Japanese-Americans lost their homes, businesses etc. And they were treated like aliens by their fellow Americans.
Was America great when:
Young men were drafted into the US military during the 1960s; and sent to fight an unjust war in Vietnam?
Where over 60, 000 died fighting for a nonsensical “domino theory” argument.
And then when the war ended in a disaster for America; the returning members of the military were treated like lepers, by many Americans.
These brave men became the symbol of the government’s failed policy in Vietnam.
Was it during any of these time periods that America was great?
AMERICA IS GREAT NOW.
The USA is greater now than it has ever been in its history.
The people who have been proclaiming that America is not great anymore, and America must be restored to it’s greatness, are usually Caucasian Republicans.
They have been saying that from the moment Barack Obama became the President of the USA.
After they revived from their initial shock, of him becoming the first acknowledged USA President of African descent; they started saying that America was no longer great.
A “black” man was now the President of the USA.
How could America be great; if it elected a ‘black’ man as the President?
In their eyes this was the greatest disaster.
American was no longer great, because a man of African descent was now the President of the USA.
An African American family was now living in the “White House.”
America was no longer the America that they knew.
They started reminiscing about the time in America’s history, when all the symbols of power, were in the hands of Caucasian men.
They longed for the time before “multiculturalism.”
To them multiculturalism was the problem.
One definition of multiculturalism given is:
Many Caucasian Americans who were racists; have been preaching against multiculturalism since the 1970s.
They don’t want to know anything about the contributions made by any other race; besides the Caucasian race.
They only want to read and hear about the weaknesses and shortcomings of other races.
They want to believe that the world is only great because of the “white” race.
They only want to know about the great contributions of the Caucasian race.
And they definitely don’t want to hear about the historical shortcomings and weaknesses of the white’ race.
The Republican cry, to return America to it’s greatness is a racist mantra.
They are really saying, they want America to be the way it was when Caucasian Americans dominated in everything.
A time when Caucasian Americans dominated in politics, sports, entertainment and everything for that matter.
A time when the only ‘black faces’ they saw on television and in movies, were just a few.
And these few were usually the maids on television shows or African American entertainers.
It sickened them to see actors, athletes and entertainers of African descent making millions of dollars
Even before Obama became president, many racist Caucasians felt that the “white man” was not getting the same respectful treatment, as they did during the early part of the 20th century.
A time when they were able to mistreat or even kill people of African descent; without any kind of legal action taken against them.
A time when African Americans were prevented from registering to vote or participate in the political process in the majority of states.
A time when all the good jobs were reserved for Caucasians.
A time when every single Caucasian was taught to believe; that they were superior to every person of African descent.
A time when every single Caucasian man, woman, and child; felt that they were ‘special,’ just because they were members of the ‘white’ race.
When I lived on a military installation during the 1990s; I had a very unfriendly Caucasian military member, who was my neighbour.
His children kept telling my children that they were not real Americans.
They explained to my children that, real Americans are only ‘white’ people.
And since my children were not ‘white’ then, they were not real Americans.
His children were all under 12 years old; so I knew that he was the one raising them with racist beliefs.
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Many of these so-called ‘real Americans’ long for the past days, when “blacks” knew their “place.”
And that “place” was always beneath Caucasians.
If African Americans tried to leave the “place” where Caucasians felt they belonged; then they would be violently suppressed.
And their suppression was always done according to local laws.
With the aid of the police departments.
POLICE PERSONNEL ENABLED LYNCHERS
The police department have historically, been accomplices in the violence against African Americans.
The majority of time African Americans were lynched it was always when they were in police custody.
And later the police personnel, could never identify the lynchers.
That had been the norm since the end of the American Civil War in 1865.
American Caucasian supremacists using violence to keep African Americans in their ‘place.’
That began to change during the 1950s.
Later laws were also passed during the 1960s, that guaranteed the rights of African Americans.
The racist Caucasian Americans have been groaning ever since.
They were no longer able to use violence as they had in the past to suppress the aspirations of African Americans.
Many young Caucasians began to long for the ‘good ole days’ that their older Caucasian relatives told them about.
Good ole days when there were no interracial marriages (at least, not in their neighbourhoods).
The days when “blacks” knew better than to challenge ‘whites,’ for anything.
They stayed in their ‘place’ or else.
Caucasian hypocritical Christian, attacking African American Christian man; while he was was kneeling in prayer.
I said above, that President Obama was the first acknowledged president of USA who is African descent.
But, there have been a few presidents of the USA in the past who WERE of African descent.
Both President Dwight Eisenhower and President Jimmy Carter, are men of African descent.
Even Jefferson Davis, the first and last President of the Confederate States of America; during the 19th century had an African American wife.
Jefferson Davis and his African American wife.
THE POLICE BEHAVE AS IF THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW
The only organization that still exist, where Caucasians were allowed to shoot and kill African Americans without any kind of repercussion, was in the police departments.
Because of this immunity from prosecution; many racist Caucasian Americans joined the police force.
When President Obama was elected it sent a shock through the Caucasian racists in America.
How could this possibly happen?
How could a person of African descent be the President of the United States of America?
America to them was no longer great.
If it was great, it would never have elected Obama.
They never imagined in their lifetime they would see a “black” man become the President of the USA.
When he was reelected in 2012, their anger reached the boiling point.
Many Caucasians became stark raving mad.
They could no longer hide their racist feelings.
Everything President Obama and his family did, received a negative reaction from these racists.
Everything he did and said was wrong in their eyes.
They began to long for a return to the Caucasian supremacy time in America’s history.
Their sentiments was just like their racist ancestors in the past.
For any politician to now get their support; all they have to do is to speak the code words that appeal to their racist and religious bigotry.
Code phrases like:
“make America great again,
“support the police,”
“restrict immigrants from Mexico and South/Central America,”
“only allow Christians to immigrate to America,”
What they long for is a step back into the dark days of racial and religious hatred.
A time when “blacks” knew their “place” and stayed in it or else.
African American Christians have suffered from the most brutal psychological and physical terrorism from Caucasian racist Americans for the past 150 years.
Many of these racists Caucasians also claimed to be Christians.
Lynchings, murders, intimidation etc.
And there were never any laws passed for their protection.
In the majority of times when they sought protection, the police never came to their aid.
Someone had made a comment on the original title of this article (African Americans Have Suffered From Terrorism for The Past 150 Years) .
They questioned why I wrote that African Americans Christians have been suffering from terrorism from Caucasian American for the past 150 years; instead of saying for the past 400 year.
They questioned why I didn’t count the years from the beginning of the time; when Africans first came to the English colonies in the Americas.
I replied that slaves were valuable property.
Many slave masters would never allow their slaves to be mistreated by just any Caucasian.
The slave masters were more concerned about their slaves running away and uncovering plots for slave rebellions.
Brutalising their slaves was not a good way of running their plantations.
Despite what many people believe about slavery; the brutal mistreatment of the majority of slaves was not a daily occurrence.
Many slaves were treated brutally during the time of slavery; but they were not killed and brutalised on the scale as they were, until American slavery ended.
Then many Caucasian American Christians joined in actively or passively to “keep the niggers in their place.”
It was only when slavery ended that African Americans became victims of terrorism.
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If it was not for The Grace and Mercy of The Master-Creator, we would have been exterminated like the native people of Tasmania were.
Now that Donald Trump has been elected to the presidency of the United States of America; many racist Caucasian Americans now believe that Caucasian supremacy beliefs will once again be the rule in the land.
Not just in the USA, but all over the world.
I have personally encountered Caucasian strangers, who proudly tell me that, Mr Trump is going to make America great again.
When I tell them that America is already great; they react angrily.
Recently there have been many racist incidents and murders committed by Caucasians against people of African descent and Muslims.
These racist Caucasian Americans are trying by physical intimidation, to do their part in, making America great again.
They don’t seem to realise that those days are long gone.
If the people of our country return to the wicked and devilish ways of their ancestors; then Divine Punishment will soon descend on them.
Divine Punishment such as tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, destructive fires, winter storms, wars, volcanic eruptions, epidemics etc. etc.
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The above image was drawn in the 19th century. The killing of African American children became frequent after the end of slavery.And it is still going on in 2016.
The picture below on the left is of Dwight Eisenhower. The one on the right is of his mulatto mother.
PICTURES BELOW ARE OF JAPANESE-AMERICANS WHO WERE FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM THEIR HOMES AND BUSINESSES ON THE WEST COAST OF THE USA. THEY WERE SENT TO CONCENTRATION CAMPS.
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