MNR: Paper Trail
“You follow drugs, you get drug addicts and drug dealers. But you start to follow the money and you don’t know where the fuck it’s gonna take you.”
Lester Freamon, The Wire
We still screaming #RIP Nip. Memorial Thursday @ Staples Center.
With each day that passes, the divide between partisan lines in our country becomes more clear and defined. It’s Us versus the evil MAGA. At least that’s how it seems. But y’all know me. I’m known for taking the road less traveled most days. Now, before you kick me out of Black America or troll me on the Twitter, just hear me out. Am I finna about face and cop a dusty red MAGA hat? Fuck no. I couldn’t see that with a flashlight and a telescope. But, as a pragmatist and as a trained journalist, I’ve spent much of my adult life thinking outside the box. And, to better understand things that had often perplexed me in my personal life, I took it a step farther and actually learned how to step into the next MF shoes. I had to for my personal sanity. Now, I’m gonna speak on some shit many of you aren’t able to grasp and/or accept. But it’s cool. I’m not here to suck you off or wipe your ass. I’m here to foster thought and discussion. So put your big boy undies and big girl panties on. Leggo.
You ever wonder exactly where this MAGA shit comes from? I’ll answer for you. No. No you haven’t. Why? Because contrary to popular belief, shit was like 23% cool for colored folk (all colors) in America post W. and
pre-45. I mean, there was still economic inequality. There was still systemic racism. There was still police brutality. There was still gender inequality. There was still classism (do I really need to continue?). But there was also a Black man in the Oval Office. And before you reach for the microphone to speak against where I’m taking this, sit your overzealous ass TF down. I’m not implying that Obama was some magical eraser on the dry erase board that is America. Shit was still effed up. But at least we (so you think) had a man in office who was empathetic to our needs and concerns. He pushed for and achieved Affordable Health Care (for everyone except me, I still can’t afford the shit). He had our back on social issues. He was hip hop. First Lady was new millennium Black girl fly. Shit seemed to be ok for us. But what about the other side, or as my lil bro Darius said the other day, the wypipo (you figure the shit out)? What about how they felt? With all the collared greens and fried chicken at those nigger functions in the White House. The basketball court out back the White House. Obama’s NCAA Tourney predictions. But seriously. Less and less “everyday” white kids getting into their dream universities. The private small to medium companies whose profit margins shrank exponentially because Obamacare killed their premiums. Big business regulation and accountability. The 0.0005% shift away from white folk concerns for the first time in 400+ years. I’m sure there are other gripes the others had. But we know most of all it lay in the fact that a Black man with a Muslim name spent eight years in an office in which the previous 43 men who occupied it before him were WASPs. I’ll bless you with some free vocabulary. WASP is the political term for the whites—white Anglo Saxon Protestants. They were pissed. Livid. Fed up. So, when the time came, they were willing to cast their vote for anyone and anything not liberal. Even if it meant electing Donald Chump. The fact that he’s a bloody idiot meant nothing. They, in their mind, needed to make America great again. You feel me? But this is the plot twist you weren’t expecting...
Most liberals feel Hillary lost the election because most marginal voters just illogically assumed Trump had no chance and decided to stay in the crib Election Day. I’ll go with many, but not most. And then there’s your good ole boy, misogynist voting population. “No way does that cunt get in! Over my dead body!” But what I’ve been educated on and realized at the same damn time is there really was something in those hacked emails. We simply chose to ignore because of the manner in which they were obtained (and Team Clinton did a damn good job in deflecting). The something is how The Clinton’s have been in (political) bed with Arab and other foreign big money getters for years. This is evident with The Clinton Foundation, the Clinton big money philanthropic organization. They received millions (MILLIONS) in foreign philanthropic contributions, dating back to Clinton’s years as Secretary of State. Many of these contributors have questionable ties to seedy groups and individuals overseas. You know how it works. You donate to my cause, I make sure certain contracts go your way. I break you off with pocket change (millions) and you make sure I’m blessed with contracts that amount to tens and hundreds of millions. I mean, this type of thing happens in almost every walk of life with all types of money. But the difference here is that this is politics. This is America. Sure, the Oval Office has been leased to the highest bidder for a while now. But Hillary not only underestimated the reach of her enemies, but she failed to flush her shit down the toilet like most politicians do. When it started stinking, she couldn’t spray enough air freshener to cover the odor. A lotta “woke” MF followed the money all the way and didn’t like the hands they discovered it to be dispersed from. All the while Hillary painted this goodie goodie image. But end of the day, she played hardball along with the best of men. Dirty pool. As a result, she couldn’t be trusted. She was a WOMAN who couldn’t be trusted. She was a woman who couldn’t be trusted who is the wife of a hated former uber popular liberal president. Now I know you’re asking, well how about Chump? He’s super dirty! Of course he is. But haven’t you idiots figured it out? He’s the new Teflon Don. What’s sad is his base is just as strong as it was three years ago. If we don’t get out and make shit happen he’ll be back for four more. My sad but candid prediction? Brace for four more years of Donald Chump. I pray I’m wrong.