Dear White Voters: Pro-Trump Equals Anti-Black. Period.

If you stand with him, you stand against us.

Jeremy Helligar

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This week a Rolling Stone article titled “The Unraveling of America” put the fear of four more years of Donald Trump in me like never before. My forecast for the United States isn’t necessarily quite as dire as the author’s, but he laid out the myriad ways in which President Donald Trump has failed America as thoroughly, eloquently, and frighteningly as any writer who has tried to tackle that monumental task.

Although I don’t believe it’s game over for the U.S. just yet, if our standing in the global community hasn’t been damaged beyond repair, I don’t think it can survive unless we vote Trump out of the White House in November. Then come January, we can embark on what will possibly be our greatest challenge since the Great Depression: rebuilding what Trump and a Republican Party that has enabled him have so recklessly demolished.

The 2020 Presidential election is no ordinary Presidential election. It’s a war where rhetoric explodes like gunfire and the body count piles up without a single shot. We’re in the fight of our lives for the future of our fragile country.

As with any war, either you’re on the right side or you’re against us. For the past four years, I have tried to agree to disagree with Trump supporters. That didn’t work. Now I see them strictly as the enemy. I blame the state of our nation, a once-great power reduced to a pitiable laughing stock to a large part of the outside world, as much on Trump’s enablers in the Republican Party as on the President himself. By continuing to support and excuse him, they have made themselves accessories to his crimes.

2020: A year of reckoning

Americans with a conscience have been talking about how relentless and merciless 2020 has been. For Blacks, its been a year in which we’ve had to face old scourges — systemic racism and deadly police brutality — and a new one: a global pandemic that’s highlighted our vulnerabilities and used them against us. For Whites, more than any year since 1964 (which marked the passage of the Civil Rights Act), it’s been a time of reckoning.

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Jeremy Helligar

Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa” https://rb.gy/3mthoj