It’s all about power.
Trump, the GOP and the RNC are so desperate to hold onto power, they are willing to support and endorse a sexual predator and pedophile in the Alabama race for the US Senate (of course, Trump himself is a sexual predator).
It is party over country. It is party of values. It is party over morality, integrity and principle.
It is all about power. It has always been about power – and the power rests in the hands of old white men, ugly white men who are desperate to hold onto power.
Throughout our history, white men have endeavored to possess and retain power. In colonial America, only white men who owned land could vote or hold office. Since the adoption of the US Constitution, white men have engaged in manipulative gerrymandering to establish a lock on political advantage and power. Ever since non-whites and women were allowed to vote, white men have employed voter suppression tactics to maintain power.
Now, with the special election looming in Alabama, Donald Trump is regurgitating the tried-and-true propaganda points of old white men in power to alarm the poorly educated (Doug Jones is “bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment”). He’s barked slurs and deceptions about Jones. He’s tweeted very predictable and stale misrepresentations about Jones.
It’s all about power. Trump has to scare the electorate with some sort of twisted justification that it’s better to support a sexual predator/pedophile than it is to cast a vote for the highly qualified, intelligent, capable and competent opponent.
This appalling spectacle to preserve power calls to mind Emmett Lee Dickinson’s poem “How firm their sovereignty must look” (below on the left). His poem inspired his third cousin Emily to pen her poem “How firm Eternity must look” (below on the right).
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
How firm their Sovereignty must look
The grumbling men with spite
They’re always Adamant to state
“For all” (but they mean “white”) –
They’re mighty but they’re insecure
Of those they Oversee
To them not any Face compares –
Unless they say we’re free
By Emily Dickinson:
How firm Eternity must look
To crumbling men like me
The only Adamant Estate
In all Identity –
How mighty to the insecure
To whom not any Face cohere –
Unless concealed in thee
Yes, it’s all about power – and how firm the sovereignty of old white men must look to Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Roy Moore and others.
We hope the women of Alabama take a stand and say, “enough is enough.” We hope they don’t fall for the sickening power plays of repulsive, old white men who are desperate to justify even a single vote for Roy Moore.