I was reading this tweet and it just sucker punched me. Mr. Serwer just NAILED IT in a tweet:
I have said before that one of the few things that I will NEVER accept in my presence is the questioning of Black Americans’ patriotism.
Other groups give lip service and platitudes to the belief in the American ethos.
WE, as a community, have had to dig deep and find the reasons to believe in this country…and, we did.
While others mouth platitudes about what this country is about, WE have felt it in our bones.
AND, by our existence and persistence, we have pushed this country to go beyond platitudes, and live up to its ideals. I have always believed that this is the reason for the contempt towards our community. We force you to go beyond platitudes, which are easy, and push the hard work of actuality.
The era of Dolt45 had been revealing. Because, so many have revealed themselves to be frauds who believe in nothing but White Supremacy.
The so-called Christians who support the most un-Christian like policies towards the least of these by this Administration.
The so-called economic experts, who were on so concerned with the ‘fiscal health’ of this country while the Black Man was President, but seemed to have completely forgotten the word ‘DEFICIT’ since Dolt45 was inaugurated.😒😒
The so-called patriots who support a man who was put into place by a hostile foreign power. And, who they themselves can’t stop taking money from or stop visiting said hostile foreign power. They are ok with treason against this . What they have in common with the hostile foreign power is White Supremacy.
Their racism is now most obviously a National Security issue.
We, as a community, have dealt with racists in the White House before. What is new is dealing with someone who is obviously not acting in the best interests of this country. Someone that we don’t believe, even if we vehemently opposed the policies, we thought that their concern first and foremost, was the United States of America. Not some hostile foreign power. It is not a coincidence that this community is the most stridently against this Administration: we are defending our home.
Updated to add this from the NYTimes:
NYT Magazine (@NYTmag) Tweeted:
“Without the idealistic, strenuous and patriotic efforts of black Americans, our democracy today would most likely look very different — it might not be a democracy at all.” — Nikole Hannah-Jones https://t.co/Rk1ocNg3tZ
Our entire issue this week: #1619Project https://t.co/x0y5Z3GfRh https://twitter.com/NYTmag/status/1161614670547083265?s=17