Bravo on this essay. I’ll bet on Russian dominance before I allow myself to believe America will give up it’s racist caste systems and institutions. Born and raised in the South I have seen about as much racism as any one person can stand. I have embarked on a personal enrichment journey to physically study this nations ugly history. Just this weekend I visited Charleston’s planations, old forts, and cemeteries where Confederate and Union soldiers are burried with a new set of eyes. I also went to the Gullah festival to learn more about Harriet Tubman’s efforts freeing slaves here in my old home state.
I can’t tell you how many parallels I can connect from the 1700s and 1800s until today. The past is still present. This nation is built on racism and separate and unequal. Racism is in the nations DNA. Because of this, I have no faith in whiteness to rectify itself. It add shouldn’t take 400 years. When someone wants to do better and be better, they will.
Russia didn’t have to use much psychological warfare on White people to get us here. Russians knew the hearts of White people. Because the hearts are tainted and corrupted, the minds are easily swayed. That’s why I bet on Russia!
The words of Thomas Jefferson still ring true today when we talk about the subjugation and freedom of Black folks in America.
Jefferson wrote to John Holmes concerning slavery:
“There is not a man on earth who would sacrifice more than I would, to relieve us from this heavy reproach [slavery] ... we have the wolf by the ear, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go. Justice is in one scale and self-preservation in the other.”
White people in America are all about self — preservation. Decisions to do the right thing come hard to them. Period. Jefferson shared the hearts of White men in 1820 and thankfully there is a record of their hearts, leaving no doubt about their intentions and plans for blacks. It’s 2018 and we’re still having “the talk” about equality and equity with White people. We give them too much credit!
My. Money. Is. On. Russia.