‘Getting Off The Democratic Plantation And Switching To Republican To Vote For Trump’

And where has that gotten you?

For Democrats, Republicans and others, this precondition to gather as much damning information about the blatantly obvious criminal conduct and ineptitudes of President Trump will never suffice for the trumproletariat. To tally up the many corrupt and unethical ways Trump has abused the presidency to enrich himself and his family is an exercise in futility. To observe the disparagement towards fellow citizens of color of whom have been offended or insulted by Trump’s rhetoric; of whom resist the autocratically unjust or prejudicial distinction laid upon them; and whom bare the brunt of arbitrary racism, is simply fodder for Trump’s base to elevate their groupthink construct in the social and racial hierarchical status as the trumproletariat.

Republican delegate for the state of Texas. “President Trump touched something inside me,’’ Ms. Hope said. “He speaks like me and he talks like me. When the media acts like he’s offending everyone, I know that’s not true.”

“The reason it’s named that is because it’s just the tweets. It’s not my commentary, it’s not my opinion. It’s just his tweets,” Hope told The Daily Beast. “It’s printed as he wrote it, so if there’s a typo in his tweet, there’s a typo in the book. It’s exactly the way he wrote it.”

There is something about Trump that resonates within his base, specifically within the republican party, and it is so alluring to many in the ranks of independent voters. There are even a few in the democratic party also who can’t seem to look away from Trump and seem furtively aroused by his rhetoric that they casually seem to embrace or tolerate his authoritatively narcissistic and discursive messaging as president. It might just be that they see a little or maybe a whole lot of themselves in Trump. They seem to either live out their fantasies in the former or current reality star or they find safety in it. There is great appeal to aligning with Trump’s influence and politicized power, drawn into by those superficial markers of success that he consistently touts, which offers much in the way of opportunism.

They cheered loudly, urging Mr. Trump on, as he talked about mass deportations, “foreign refugees” overrunning communities and unproven allegations of voter fraud in California. They booed on cue with every mention of the Democratic enemies, all women or people of color: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Hillary Clinton; former President Barack Obama; and the group of freshman congresswomen nicknamed “the squad.” Democrats were branded the “America-hating left.”

For the Black Trump supporters who strikingly stick out at Trump rallies and whose faculty of cognizance is questionable in particular, they are seen as much more than aligning themselves with this ingroup. There is more to it than this clique acceptance in the tone deaf and wilfully illiterate that sees themselves as unwavering even when the leader of the clique racially offends or disparages others that share their racialized identities.

“We got off that Democratic plantation and switched our party to Republican to vote for Donald J. Trump,” Diamond and Silk said to cheers. The women, who are both black, have risen to superstardom in Mr. Trump’s media orbit by lending their personality, and their identity, to insulating Mr. Trump against accusations of racism.

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“When they try to play the race card, I want you all to stand up and play the Trump card,” they said to huge cheer. NYTIMES.

There is no tangible allusion to this ‘democrat plantation’, as connoted and contorted by the likes of Candace Owens and such where this mental slavery occurs and is bedeviling to African Americans in general. There has always been and will always be various points of contention within both parties in a struggle for equal rights and equal justice for marginalized and oppressed minority groups because of a government predicated on and that espouses racialization of its own citizenry. That struggle is constant for both parties, even though one of them blatantly ignores or admits that this issue exists. In fact as far as republicans are concerned racism hardly exists, which I perceivably such matters are ridiculed or mocked as democratic politicizations to gain power and votes.

Tyler Perry wrote of this error in this corruptible mentality and it all revolves around what I perceive to be motivated ignorance and ahistoricism in opportunistic pursuits.

A closer look at the phrase “Democrat plantation” and the divisions that accompany it, however, make clear much of this rhetoric is shallow and ahistorical. It distorts the current state of the relationship between Democrats and African American voters, and deprives the latter of agency, in part because of a failure to adequately understand the historical comparison that this rhetoric purports to make.

Today this rhetorical device is levied against a constituency that has found agency more so over the past decades with a party that they have found to have some common ground with and is more inclusive in ideology, even though that is still evidently a work in progress, but progress nonetheless. Perry succinctly describes the discordant views Black conservatives had of President Barack Obama.

Black conservatives viewed Obama, the first president of African descent, as an overt threat to their position, as he reflected the GOP’s failure to replicate the diversity of the Democratic voting bloc. In one example from 2011, Republican Rep. Allen West of Florida even likened himself to Harriet Tubman, as he planned to take voters on the “underground railroad” away from the “plantation” to the promised land of the GOP.

Exhibit A: The Promised Land of the GOP

“What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump?” he said. “What do you have to lose? You’re living in poverty; your schools are no good; you have no jobs; 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”

Unconscionable attitudes and behaviors of motivated ignorance and insensitive beliefs can be attributed to a psychological self-loathing too, that is inspired by mainly racializations and its politicizations.

Osigah Kakhu, 23, a North Carolina Trump supporter who is the son of Nigerian immigrants, wore a signed hat from Vice President Mike Pence. Like his white counterparts, Mr. Kakhu said he agreed with Mr. Trump’s rhetoric about immigrants, including his infamous insult of African nations.

The president “tells things blatantly, and he’s rude, but he’s also right,” Mr. Kakhu said. “Can you name a white country that’s a” dump, he asked, though he repeated the vulgar language the president used.

Clearly no agency to be found there.

That sophistic reference to plantations made behooves me to consider the validity of this sycophantic analogy repeatedly made by dynamic duo, Diamond and Silk — whose real names are really not important. It reminds me of a slave named Gabriel from the tobacco plantation owned by Thomas Henry Prosser master of the Brookfield Plantation in Virgina around 1798. Amongst slaves, Gabriel is described as ‘unusually intelligent’, with a stature befitting of a NFL or NBA player of today, and a skilled blacksmith at the time. Gabriel allowed by his master to hire himself out to other masters, local merchants and artisans relying on cheap labor of whom many often cheated those hired out slaves out of their money, as opposed to employing white blacksmiths.


Anyway, Gabriel’s socializings with free and enslaved blacks, merchants and those artisans championing the causes of the working class was influenced by the grievances against the system of governance of the day and progressive talk about a more egalitarian society, which fuelled his desire to be free and prosperous. Gabriel is said to have also believed that if the slaves rose up and fought for their rights( real agency), poor white people (who existed en masse at that time) would join them in an open rebellion against the machinations of slavery. Because you know slavery does have intended and unintended consequences for poor white people.

Gabriel had planned a rebellion involving slaves and free blacks and the Catawbas nation of Indians in his plan to fight in the rebellion. He planned to take Governor James Monroe (who would go on to be the 5th president of the United States) hostage and seize Capitol Square in Richmond. This rebellion had a lot of buy in as illustrated in a pbs.org article.

Gabriel conveyed his plan to Solomon and Ben, another of Prosser’s slaves, and the men began recruiting soldiers. They were later joined by other recruiters, most notably Jack Ditcher and Ben Woolfolk. The rebels did not include women in their army. While the majority of the men were slaves, the conspirators also drew free blacks and a few white workers to their cause, especially as they began recruiting in Richmond. Two Frenchmen and militant abolitionists, Charles Quersey and Alexander Beddenhurst, joined the ranks as leaders. A slave recruit named King, when told of the plot, said, “I was never so glad to hear anything in my life. I am ready to join them at any moment. I could slay the white people like sheep.”

The conspirators continued recruiting from Richmond and other Virginia towns, including Petersburg, Norfolk and Albemarle, and from the counties of Caroline and Louisa. After some difficulty, they were also successful in recruiting slaves from the Henrico County countryside. In this way they were preparing for the most far-reaching slave revolt ever planned in U.S. history. They also amassed weapons and began hammering swords out of scythes and molding bullets.

By August of 1800, Gabriel’s army was ready. Their plan, necessarily more elaborate now, included the taking of Norfolk and Petersburg by the men living there. Gabriel announced that they would move on the night of Saturday, August 30. As the lieutenants delivered news of the date to the outlying areas, a rumor of insurrection surfaced among Richmond whites, who reported it to Governor Monroe, who ignored it.

But those plans had to be aborted and rescheduled for the following evening due to a major torrential rainstorm and massive flooding on the day of. However, the following day would reveal an instance of this discordant but actual agency then and in similitude to now.

Gabriel had been betrayed by those who shared in the strife handed down by the very same oppressors, and for what? For false and or misrecognized promises of freedom, pardons, and or economic rewards.

On September 14, Gabriel swam to a schooner called Mary on the James River. He asked to see the captain, a white man named Richardson Taylor. Two black men on board, Taylor’s former slave Isham and a slave named Billy, identified Gabriel as the leader of the plot. Though a former overseer, Taylor had apparently had a change of heart about slavery. He attempted to take Gabriel to freedom. However, when the ship docked in Norfolk, Billy alerted white authorities to Gabriel’s presence on board, no doubt thinking of the $300 reward being offered for Gabriel’s capture. Gabriel and Taylor were both arrested. Billy was rewarded, but not what he had expected. He received $50, far below what he needed to purchase his freedom.

While every attempt by slaves to fight for their freedom was met with higher and higher severities in punishment, restrictions in movements and eventually dehumanizing laws and regulations it also made what should be an accordant agency within these oppressed and affected communities fragile and vulnerable to deluded individualism which by the way when oppressed or marginalized is difficult to obtain, let alone sustain and maintain.

This is the overused excuse by republicans when they fail to deliver for their very own constituents or swindle them for their votes only to then dismantle the social safety net to the delight of the plutocracy.

As if we were all crabs trapped in a barrel, Black conservatives see the diversity of political and socioeconomic gains made in the democratic party not as this imperfect, uneven but certain progress in agency towards equality, participation, and justice for all, they see only this unsubstantiated bad bargain made for Blacks in particular. They crassly and ignorantly reference this as a democrat plantation with creating an ahistoricism about slavery and fail to recognize the irony in the lack of agency they have towards seeking equality for all and failing to acknowledge how whiteness misuses capitalism to justify inequality but instead only to be monopolized by one vain and insane collective to their own detriment.

It appears the more that I write the better I perceive.

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