I continue to sound the alarm for Black Americans – there is an active race war ongoing. It is the collective reaction from a large part (~45%) of white America to the election of Barack Obama and the ascension of Black men and women to positions of power within all professions. I have personally witnessed an increase in white men openly carrying firearms performing everyday errands and chores in North Carolina, Florida, and Michigan over the past year. The intent appears to be intimidation of others and a statement of their anger at the current state of the culture. Black Americans – family, friends and colleagues that I talk with are oblivious to this behavior. They continue to believe that our system of laws and federal institutions will continue to work as it has throughout the civil rights era and now over the first two decades of this century.
We have seen the escalation of violent rhetoric and the storming of US Congress in 2020. Now we have scores of Republican candidates openly stating that they will not respect the outcome of the 2022 election if they don’t win. All government institutions are being undermined and the real possibility that they will be coopted by elected officials that do not believe in the mission of government to work positively for all Americans. People, this is not new. This is a recurring theme in the history of the American republic since the civil war. Consider the failure of Reconstruction, the legacy of Jim Crow, and numerous race riot massacres (Tulsa, OK, Wilmington, NC, Chicago, Atlanta, etc.). These racial eruptions have all occurred due to resentment in white America for Black progress and advancement.
The word on the street following the storming of Congress was – if those people rioting and occupying the Capitol had been Black, we would still be cleaning up blood from inside and outside the building. The reaction from law enforcement would have been swift and brutal. Now we have a situation where angry whites have been emboldened, empowered, and validated by politicians and leaders at every level of government. Don’t be fooled by the hearings on Capitol Hill or even the prosecution and conviction of scores of those involved on January 6th. The organization and mobilization of these armed individuals and groups continues to grow. They are acquiring and stockpiling weapons and ammunition to fight for what they believe is their birthright as “true Americans”. The long held believe by many – and the constitution and history bears this out – is that this country was founded as a white Anglo-Saxon hegemony by and for white Anglo-Saxons. White supremacy is baked into American culture, and it will not be rescinded without a blood bath.
Black people will be attacked in their homes, once again, by whites who believe it is their right to do so. We have seen this scene before in this country. Are we, Black Americans, going to wait until they are at our front and back doors before, we prepare for the fight. I can tell you; it’ll be far too late. We need to get our AR-12 and AR-15 assault rifles and handguns along with plenty of ammunition. The opportunity to prepare is now. Black folk have had a tradition of being prepared for opportunities for advancement even when all the signs tell us it will never happen or some of us simply do not believe it will happen. The current climate has created a similar state of affairs. This time our lives and the lives of our families will be on the line. Be ready. No one can predict when or where it will kick off. Me and mine will be prepared for the opportunity to survive and thrive after this race war episode is over.
Once the institutions of government have been compromised, there will be no effective barriers to attacking all the demonized ethnic groups in this country. Don’t get me wrong, we have white allies that will stand with us. But let's face it, the majority of liberal whites will condemn the violence or wring their hands in silence while they watch us fall in battle on the television news or look across the street at us. There is a thin veneer that separates civilization from barbaric behavior.
The Angry Man
We all know an angry man. It seems he always speaks with passion even when the words appear