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May 2021

The Last Gasp:  A gradual demise of the white Americans’ power and privileges

Current Events.

          The insurrection of January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. and the attack on Capitol building was a violent expression of discontent by the white Americans who for centuries had the power and the privilege to be in charge of the country and the US government.  Since the founding of USA, the majority of the three branches of the US government officials, albeit the executive branch (the president of US and its administration), the congress; the elected officials of the house of representatives and the senate, as well as the judiciary (supreme court and justice department) members were overwhelmingly white Americans.  From the foundation of USA, the white Americans men run the US government unopposed by their slaves, native Americans (the original inhabitants of the American continent) and not even by their own white women.  The American civil war in 1860s, in theory, freed the African-American slaves but it did not provide equal opportunity for them or for the native Americans to participate in the democratic processes such as voting for governmental officers at local, state or national elections. 

          After decades of struggles, the white American women gained their rights to participate in elections however, such privileges were not granted, in a meaningful way, to the African Americans and/or native population.  With Jim Crow law, the African-Americans were virtually and practically segregated, particularly in the Southern States. For the African Americans, the civil right struggles were earnestly begun in 1940-1950s with the leadership of a young, charismatic, Harvard University graduated, magnificent orator African-American leader, from the state of Georgia, named Martin Luther King. The African-Americans’ struggles culminated in national legislation, in 1960’s, in support of the African-American civil right and in theory resulted in desegregation of schools. 

          With the approval of civil rights for African-Americans, the white-skinned Americans manufactured jerrymandering (designating regions of every states in the US to favor election of racists and conservative white men) and voter suppression/intimidation by denying African-Americans to vote at elections.  The end results were to elect white men or even some white women to each city, county, state and national offices.  In short, these has been the true facts of democracy in the United States of America.

The Natives and their destiny

          The discovery of the American continent was by an Italian (Genovese) man, Cristoforo Columbo, with the material support by the Spanish kingdom.  Soon, it was the beginning of migration of Western Europeans to the continent.  Another major event was the conquest of Mexico by Spanish Armata.  Both events resulted in active extermination of the native inhabitants based on “The Doctrine of Discovery” issued, in late 15th century, by the Pope in Rome.   The Papal Bulletin was to the rulers of Portugal and Spain as they were in search of new land and people for their conquests.  In brief, the papal Bulletin states:  “When a new land and their inhabitants are discovered, the conquerors are in title to the discovered lands.  The original inhabitants of the newly discovered lands are subject to extermination unless they are converted to Christianity”.

A brief history

 The natives of the Northern, Central, and Southern part of the American continent were afflicted and died with several infectious diseases, brought to them by the Europeans, such as Smallpox, Measles, etc.  The natives did not have any immunity for those highly contagious and deadly diseases, therefore, as the results, they perished on-mass.

Anglo-Saxon in North America, the Spanish and Portuguese in Central and South American continent gradually exterminated significant numbers of the native populations until their conquests were complete.  Some examples of North American atrocities toward the natives in North America occurred by the order of President Andrew Jackson.  Taking place in the 1830s, the Trail of Tears was the forced and brutal relocation of approximately 100,000 indigenous people (belonging to Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole, among other nations) living between Michigan, Louisiana, and Florida to land west of the Mississippi River. Motivated by gold and land for cultivation and cattle grazing, US Congress (under President Andrew Jackson) passed the Indian Removal Act by a slim and controversial margin in 1830. The Cherokees tribes resisted removal through every possible means. Even Junaluska, who had saved Andrew Jackson’s life at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, traveled to Washington to plead the Cherokee’s cause, but Jackson would not see him. 

The Forced Removal of the Cherokee People

The Cherokee Nation rejected the Treaty of New Echota. As a result, between May 1838 and March 1839, federal soldiers and state militia rounded up 16,000 Cherokees from Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina, taking them to stockades, and forcing them to get on boats and then march to Indian territory, present-day Oklahoma. At least 4,000 Cherokees died—one quarter of the population—and many were buried in unmarked graves. This devastating chapter in American history is known as the Trail of Tears. 

Trail of Tears, another view

In 1838 Cherokee people were forcibly moved from their homeland and relocated to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma.  They resisted their removal by creating their own newspaper, The Cherokee Phoenix, as a platform for their views.  They sent their educated young men on speaking tours throughout the United States.  They lobbied Congress, and created a petition with more than 15,000 Cherokee signatures against removal.  They took their case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that they were a sovereign nation, Worcester vs. Georgia (1832).  President Andrew Jackson ignored the Supreme Court decision, enforced his Indian Removal Act of 1830, and pushed through the Treaty of New Echota.
In 1838 Cherokee people were forcibly taken from their homes, incarcerated in stockades, forced to walk more than a thousand miles, and removed to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. More than 4,000 died and many are buried in unmarked graves along “The Trail Where They Cried.”

The natives were uprooted from their villages, marched on-foot for several hundred miles to some desolate desert areas on the country, thereafter, for their survival, they remained depended on USA government meager subsidies.

The irony is that a cruel and despot Spanish clergy, responsible for extermination of the Natives in California, then part of Mexico, named Junipero Serra, was recently recommended to be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church in Rome.    

The Gradual Change.

          One thing being constant in nature and in human life is change.  In no country in the world nations, the change of populations has been so rapid and dramatic than the USA. After the Anglo-Saxon migration from the Northern Europe to the North American continent, other poor European population, not possessing anything of their own (the lands where they worked belonged to feudal land owners), from Ireland, Eastern and Southern Europe started to migrate, however, the latter migration of people from other part of Europe did not change the color of the skin of the US population.  It was only when the population from many countries in Asia such as China, and Latin population of Central and South America mixed with the original inhabitants such as Incas, Aztecs and Indians, that the color of population started to change in a rapid pace.  It is a reality that in a few decades, the brown and black skin people will become the majority of population in the USA.  This reality terrifies the privileged white population, particularly the evangelical Anglo-Saxons.   Therefore, the recent, January 6, 2021, insurrection in Washington, D.C. is a clear manifestation of the white man’s rebellion and struggle to retain supremacy in governance of USA.

Betrayal by some minority

          In every country and civilization, there exist people who, for one reason or another, will betray their own population and country to achieve a self-centered personal goal, most commonly it is done for a major personal economical gain. A good example of a historical betrayal, when the country of USA being created, was an American military officer named Benedict Arnold.  In contemporary US, there are few good examples of such individuals among African-American population who actively betray their own race.  One man occupies a highest position in American Jurisprudence, an associate to the supreme court of the United States. His name is Clarence Thomas, who is married to a wacky white woman.  It appears that Mr. Thomas gets up every morning, looks himself in the mirror and sees himself as a pearly white individual.  In his judicial decisions, he never supported the civil rights of any minority, including his own black skin people, the African-Americans.

          The second African-American individual, Mr. Timothy Scott, is a US senator from the State of South Carolina (nominated originally to the US senate by the governor of that State). This man’s political ambition is far greater than his moral integrity. He recently declared that the USA is not a racist country, however he stated that he, as an African-American, personally suffered discrimination against him. He further stated that the recently passed legislation in the State of Georgia, severely restricting voting in the State, particularly affecting the blacks and other minorities, was a good law.  During the 2020 presidential election, people were in line to vote lasting in average 8 to 12 hours.  The new restrictive law criminalizes anyone in providing water or food to those in line to vote, no matter how long they remain in line for their turn to reach the voting booth.   

A third prominent African-American name is Mr. Herschel Walker.  He was a famous athlete and American football player, who during his college years, won the highest sport award, Heisman Trophy, for his prowess.  He also was very successful as a professional American football player.  Last year, he spoke at the national Republican convention.  He declared his loyalty and allegiance to the most criminal, racist and corrupt white man who never had any significant civil education. Obviously, one should question the moral fortitude of these three individuals.  Another explanation for their political behavior is a simple fact that they are useful idiots.

Epilogue

          In USA, we are at an era that denotes clearly the futile and violent struggle of the white and privileged Americans who wish to maintain their ownership of the land and the governance of USA with domination of the minorities.  Currently, 18% of white population in USA select 52 of 100 senators to the US congress. USA, as we know it today, was built by the immigrants.  Even its capital building in Washington. D.C. was made possible by the sweat and blood of the slaved African-Americans.  What form and what manner the white man’s struggle for supremacy in USA will last is not known for sure but, the inevitable end result, not too long in the future, will be the rule by the majority, black and brown skin people, if the USA wants to remain a democratic country.  

 

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