Sunday, July 28, 2019

Also saying what must be said

From an opinion piece by Clarence J. Fluker, C. Kinder, Jesse Moore, and Khalilah M. Harris, co-signed by 145 more staff members of the Obama administration. This piece was published in The Washington Post this past Friday, before Donald Trump began telling Elijah Cummings (Democrat, Maryland-7) to go back to Baltimore:

As 149 African Americans who served in the last administration, we witnessed firsthand the relentless attacks on the legitimacy of President Barack Obama and his family from our front-row seats to America’s first black presidency. Witnessing racism surge in our country, both during and after Obama’s service and ours, has been a shattering reality, to say the least. But it has also provided jet-fuel for our activism, especially in moments such as these.

We stand with congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, as well as all those currently under attack by President Trump, along with his supporters and his enablers, who feel deputized to decide who belongs here — and who does not. There is truly nothing more un-American than calling on fellow citizens to leave our country — by citing their immigrant roots, or ancestry, or their unwillingness to sit in quiet obedience while democracy is being undermined.

comments: 3

The Crow said...

I need a button that says, "I, too, stand with the Squad against racism in our government."

The Squad, of course, symbolizes all who take a stand against Trump and his minions, against political bullying and rabble-rousing, against the toxic slime being spewed from the White House and the houses of Congress, and from all forms of governance in our nation. Decency is also under attack, is easier to lose, which adds fuel to the racist flames threatening our nation.

Putin understood full well that by rigging the election of a white supremacist, narcissist, fear-mongering, loudmouth slime-ball puppet to head our government he could bring about the destruction of the United States from within. No bombs, no troops on the ground, negligible expense to himself and Russia's treasury.

Oh, dear. I feel a terrible rant approaching and this is not the place let it loose.

Reading about, and watching, the people in positions of authority, power and in service to our country taking a strong, vocal stand against the tyranny and evil Trump and Company represent is encouraging, uplifting and inspiring. I hope this movement grows and can engage citizens in what looks like a battle to save America.

Thank you for your part in protecting our democracy, Michael.

Michael Leddy said...

I think everyone has to say something. It’s no time to look the other way. :)

Elaine said...

Amen, and Amen.