Birth of a Nation was unrepentant racist
propaganda in all its decadent glory. It promoted a “Big
Lie” about the nature and character of black people and
warned white men to stand up and protect, to the death, the
virtuous flower of white womanhood.
Birth of a Nation, without a filter, shouted
from the rooftops that if black people, and black men in
particular, are not kept in their place by any means
necessary, America would regress and the white race would be
polluted by integration and race mixing.
Birth of a Nation championed the Klu Klux Klan
as the valiant vanguard that would be the needed buffer zone
between black upward mobility and the hegemony of the white
The KKK was America’s hope to keep in check any
advancements of people of color in America and to ensure
that only Nordic whites could rule and reign supreme in
American politics, finances and to continuously hold the
reins of power.
Now, fast forward to the impeachment hearings of Herr
Trump. The feckless GOP, which has sold its birthright for a
mess of pottage in order to maintain control and incur the
favor of Herr Trump, has already signaled that at least 44
of them are tone deaf to any notion of convicting Herr Trump
for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol.
Repeatedly, year in and year out, Herr Trump has
poisoned the wells of truth and critical thinking by
promulgating the Big Lie that if he did not win the 2020
election, it had to be rigged.
Despite any evidence that any court in the land would
accept as valid and on point, Herr Trump and his cast of
misfits have bellowed in unison with Fox News and other
friendly media outlets that the election was stolen, and
Herr Trump won by a massive landslide.
Forty-four GOP senators with their heads in the sand,
deny, against a tsunami of evidence, that Joe Biden won the
election. For them to say otherwise, Herr Trump’s base would
how to the moon and threaten them with either a primary
challenger or worse.
Understand that the underlying genesis of this Big Lie
is that people of color voted illegally in certain urban
swing states and their votes were the singular margin of
victory for Joe Biden.
The assault on the Capitol was Trunp’s followers
expression of outrage that a duly elected president should
not take office because in their corrupted thinking, Herr
Trump had the election stolen from him and his followers.
Those brawlers at the Capitol were ginned up for a
reckoning with anyone who was not on their side and if that
included threats of lynching Vice President Mike Pence, so
If that including executing Nancy Pelosi or anyone
else who stood in their way, that was OK with them. Some of
them believed that they were on a divine mission!
They wanted a return to the good ol’ days where the
warped thinking of Herr Trump would be the order of the day
in order to make America great again.
A corollary to that alleged greatness would require
people of color to again be subordinated to a second-class
status; and their acts monitored by white militia groups who
would serve as “de facto” watchmen or modern-day overseers.
Yes, the Capitol insurrection was inspired, in part,
by past and present racial phobias of “you” people ascending
to become the dominant ethnic group in America.
To overturn the validated 2020 election results would
necessitate erasing from the vote tallies, millions of votes
cast by people of color.
The mob that ransacked the Capitol, some carrying
Confederate Flags, saw it as their duty to obey the call to
arms given a few minutes earlier by Herr Trump in a
bombastic speech that said they must fight, or they would
lose their country.
The marauders thought they were carrying out a divine
order to correct a wobbling America that they believed was
color struck; they felt that their white ethnic standing was
soon to be downgraded to a minority population status.
Herr Trump gladly stroked their racial demons for his
own political good and continued to feed the Big Lie that he
was a victim of a nationwide conspiracy to deny him a second
The brain-dead GOP has no intentions to convict Trump,
regardless of the copious amounts of caustic evidence that
demonstrates that he violated his oath of office and
sanctioned a coup against the America that he so professes
For those craven politicos, it is a simple story of
retaining their power and fat pay checks as opposed to
evaluating the evidence and saying to Herr Trump, “We
gotcha...you are in fact, the real enemy of the people!”
If the director of the incendiary film Birth of a
Nation was able to read the screen play written by Trump
since 2015 to present date, he would have made a sequel to
that film and done so in vivid living color. The assault on
the Capitol, in the understated name of white supremacy, is
In America, there is never a bad time to stop the
progress of black and brown people and if the occupant of
the Oval Office can lend his stature and aura to any efforts
to snare and trap black people in moving forward, Herr Trump
would gladly do so.
Would I place pointy Klan hoods on any GOP senator who
throws in his or her lot with Herr Trump and refuses to
listen to the overwhelming evidence, and not convict him of
violating his oath of office and aiding an insurrection?
What do you think?
Contact Lafe Tolliver at firstname.lastname@example.org