It was 1969, one year removed from the Assassinations of Doctor Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. My parents had moved into the dream home they had built in Perry Township, Ohio, a suburban area just outside of Columbus. In early September, at age 6, while preparing for my first day of school, I learned of a criminal background check on me by those in the community. Why; because they discovered that a young black male was coming to the neighborhood. Before I and my older sister’s enrolment, an all-school assembly convened for Q&A by the children of the school. One asked, “do they have tails?”
A black Capitol Police officer of the 1/6 Insurrection cried afterward and said that he had never been called nigger so many times before. That was my feeling about my first couple of weeks at this new school. Where did they learn these spats of hateful and nasty rhetorical discourse? Sadly the obvious answer would be their parents. The rhetoric’s source was the over tapped well of depraved hatred. The discharged malice from tongues are the perceived entitlement of
white supremacy. “the belief that white people constitute a superior race and should therefore dominate society, typically to the exclusion or detriment of other racial and ethnic groups, in particular black or Jewish people.” Definitions from Oxford Languages
The imaginations of those puppeted by this Calculus for Controlling the Narrative vaporizes into nuance to become even more lethal. From popular social media, the dark web to voter suppression, a network of manufactured grievance cultivates to manipulate confused minds of the resentful, i.e., January 6th’ Insurrection. This is what white supremacy looks like today.
The Calculus is an ongoing war to cover up and rewrite history. Therefore the entrenched granite pillars of the system of white supremacy stay in place. Straight from chattel slavery, the spirit of the Three-Fifths Compromise to the present, this system of whites on top, and all others are subservient continues. It is not saying that all white people are bad actors, but it is clear that we all are pawns on the chessboard where the game (system) has been fixed. Unless America honestly deals with it, things will further deteriorate.
Henceforth, the erroneously-called patriots of 1/6 screaming 1776, among other words, were inspired by The Big Lie of a stolen 2020 election. Some are currently attempting to rewrite the history of 1/6 to legitimize The Big Lie. This election produced a massive turnout of African Americans and other people of color (BIPOC). This movement is simultaneous to the international racial reckoning after the George Floyd lynching. Georgia was flipped and elected its first African American Senator.
The Big Lie has an allied terranean and subterranean force of those Calculating to win the Narrative, along with the misled pawns in the middle, keeping in mind “complicity through silence is violence.” The battlegrounds are forged with the onslaught of new voter suppression laws, election subversion, and school boards banning any teaching of systemic racism and the true racial history of America, reminiscent of the Daughters of the Confederacy.
The North won the Civil War, but the South won the narrative war.” Bryan Stevenson
This is what white supremacy looks like today. White supremacy constantly invents a Boogeyman. A current Lie of calling any talk of systemic racism and the true racial history of America “Critical Race Theory.” Braid it into some Marxist propaganda, cosmeticize it over with an implausible modern-day Lost Cause iteration, and call it “the 1776 Commission.” The consequences of this Lie has potential to replicate into a new and resurgent variant of white supremacy.
“Truthful witness by a good person clears the air, but liars lay down a smoke screen of deceit.” Proverbs 12:17
Recognize white supremacy, and its presence in America. Stand up to it.
Power concedes nothing without a demand. Fredrick Douglass
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