Donald Trump (b 1946), Steve Biko (1946-1977)
by Mary W Maxwell, current candidate for US Senate
This is a bad scene. It should be stopped now. We have “senior people” (read: immature people) taking up a lot of air time on Nothing At All. The rest of the world must be disgusted. Do you know there is a cholera epidemic in Yemen? Well, you should know as it may be our responsibility, since the US inexplicably supplied the Saudis with weapons to harm the innocent Yemenis.
Instead we are we paying attention to name calling: Comey, Hillary, Trump, Sessions, Flynn. Whys are we dragging out of mothballs the rarely used laws against perjury, obstruction of justice, theft of records? Those laws should be invoked routinely against the many government officials who betray this nation. But, every single person invoking those laws in Washington at this moment is doing so out of purely political motives. Yuck.
To answer my own question, the reason for this sudden interest in things legal is that the media has decided that this is the sport Americans have got to attend. Media provides free tickets. Just turn on your radio, your TV, or your Facebook and you will be told of the “crucial” developments in the case. That is, the name-calling case. It is pathetic. I say STOP right now.
A Recap of the Accusations:
The candidate for US president last year (blond hair, married to a model) allegedly sought help, or at least got help, from a foreign source: Russia.
The man whom Obama had placed at the top of the FBI made a public statement last July that a certain female candidate for the presidency had done naughties but he was going to drop the charges, so to speak.
The US Attorney General’s recusing himself from any related investigation was said repeatedly on the airwaves to be a sign of guilt.
The media says there is profound significance to the firing of an FBI director. Geez.
A Recap of the Reactions
The Senate Committee on Intelligence (just cogitate on that for a while) meets — its members make sombre statements about the undermining of – I can hardly say it – democracy.
Anchor-persons on the ubiquitous screen (“airheads”) tell lie after lie after lie.
The president tweets at 3am that he is beleaguered.
Fancy lawyers (the ones that “win”) are lining up on either side.
Accountants are busy looking into the wealth of an extremely wealthy president.
What a load of rubbish. Can we be reasonable please? Just for a change of pace?
Here are reasons to get off the case:
- It will soon be over and we will wonder why gave up precious time to concentrate on a non-event.
- Whenever the media saturates us with a theme, you know they are distracting us from something more important.
- It is not healthy for the nation to have a beleaguered president.
- If the president committed a crime, Congress can impeach him. DO NOT SAY impeachments are predictable “along party lines.” That is insulting to the nation.
- If ANY member of the Executive branch is being obnoxious, the president can sack him. What do you think a president is? Remember the song Hail to the Chief?
- For a president or any of his staff to talk to Russians is OK. In fact, it is more than OK, it is desirable.
What Should Happen Now?
Members of the public should form grand juries, in each state, to deal with criminality at the top. I am not referring to crimes of “talking to Russia,” or of investing in real estate, or of firing a director of an office. I am talking about the kind of crimes that Americans expect people to go to jail for.
How about drug importing and drug running? How about massive fraud? How about kidnapping? How about child abuse and trafficking? How about torture? How about judges cheating on cases? How about media arranging false-flag events? How about police brutality? How about tax-exempt foundations organizing harmful changes to children’s education? How about the AMA designing unhealthy medical practice?
How about the FBI planting evidence, or tampering with it or hiding it? How about the banks’ plan to knock the family farm off the map? How about scientists inventing genetic modifications to life forms without the people’s permission? How about the geo-engineering of the weather? How about secret plans to make war and to commit genocide? How about medical experiments on soldiers? Hey, how about treason?
That’s a bit more interesting than “corruption” isn’t it? And who is Rupert Murdoch (head of the Wall Street Journal), or any other media owner, to design our day’s activities by saturating us with garbage? When will it stop? Only you can stop it. “They” are not going to stop it.
It’s time for you to get over your lack of self-confidence. Just look at “them” and you are bound to recognize your superiority to them. Declare war on them. They are always declaring war on you. Stop putting up with your own degradation!
In his 1978 book, I Write What I Like, here is something Steve Biko (smashed to death on the floor of a police station in South Africa, age 31) said to “the black man” — but it suits the white man and the black man:
“The first step therefore is to make the black man come to himself; to pump back life into his empty shell; to infuse him with pride and dignity, to remind him of his complicity in the crime of allowing himself to be misused and therefore letting evil reign supreme in the country of his birth.”
Biko also said: “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”
And here are the words to that song I mentioned. It’s by Sir Walter Scott:
Hail to the chief who in triumph advances!
Honor’d and blest be the evergreen Pine!
Long may the tree in his banner that glances
Flourish, the shelter and grace of our line.
Mr President, please shelter us.
–Mary Maxwell wants you to hang out at MaxwellForSenate.com