And now on to today’s post.
Nevertheless, the election of Trump also represents an opportunity for savvy AABW as I described in that same post. It’s an opportunity to let various other demographics (Black males, White women, Latinos, Asians—really, everybody else who’s not a BW) fight their own battles and take all the hits from the crackdown that’s coming once Trump gets into office. Instead of gullible, idealistic BW continuing to serve as human shields for all these other people who never reciprocate that favor.
. . . Let me speak specifically about right-wing, religious zealot Black women—the women that are Church Mammies (Christians), Mosque Mammies (Muslims) and Temple Mammies (Black Hebrew Israelites). Not every BW religious believer fits into these various categories of brainwashed mammies, but many of them do. THIS is who I’m talking about in this comment—and not the religious believers who are willing to live and let others live their own lives.
Black Church Mammies (Christians), Mosque Mammies (Muslims) and Temple Mammies (Black Hebrew Israelites) have a LOT of frustrations in their lives*.
*Mostly revolving around the fact that the BM in their houses of worship generally don’t follow the rules that they preach to these women. And these BM generally don’t choose the BW who follow those rules about modesty, etc. that they preach. No, religious BM—just like the rest of BM—tend to reward and choose so-called “worldly” women as wives. See for just one recent example, Israel Houghton and Adrienne Bailon. See also the example of many self-described Christian BW’s anger at Meagan Good.
These frustrations lead Black Religious Mammies to be extremely angry with and resentful of the BW who are not following the various religious rules they believe in. Instead of being angry with the hypocritical religious BM who preach one thing to the mammies in their midst and then marry women who don’t conform to that behavior, Black Religious Mammies focus all their rage on the BW who didn’t follow their rules. Black Religious Mammies get downright enraged when they see a BW winning in life who is *not* following their religious rules!
I believe THIS is what’s underlying the sheer rage and hateration many BW feel for Ciara after she was courted by and then married to what appears to be a good man (despite having previously had an oow child). THIS is what has so many enraged BW calling Ciara a “ho” for getting pregnant by her husband within the bounds of her marriage. [Which is crazy because getting pregnant by one’s husband during one’s marriage is the very essence of propriety, but I digress…]
Black Religious Mammies get resentful to the point of wishing suffering on those BW who aren’t following the rules these mammies believe in. . . [ ]
. . . This obvious hatefulness and desire to see women who don’t follow their rules punished in some way (= desire to see such women suffer) is why a lot of people DON’T trust right-wing/religious/conservative zealots. People aren’t totally stupid. They can see through all that “We only want what’s best” talk. No, a lot of right-wing/religious/conservative zealots don’t simply want what they think is best. Everything about their statements and behavior suggests that they want to see people punished—that they want to see people who aren’t following their rules suffer.Which why they almost never have any answer to the questions I earlier asked of crazed pro-Trump commenter [ ] when I said:
—–”Do you also hate women having access to birth control? Since you hate welfare AND abortion, how do you propose the millions of existing bastard babies that BW have birthed be fed, housed and clothed? Would you be comfortable with seeing the large percentage of Black bastard kids born into poverty starve in the streets? In other words, what is your plan for the already existing bastard spawn of BW welfare queens/Section 8 recipients?”—–
These are dangerous times. You can’t afford to have people you can only have superficial interactions with inside your intimate circles. Because if something negative goes down, these people will be among the first to betray and harm you in whatever way they can! At best, they’ll turn their backs on you in your hour of need. As mentioned in an earlier post,
They don’t have any answers for these sorts of questions because for them it’s mostly about punishing women who engage in non-marital sex. Period. Again, people aren’t stupid; they can see that. . . . [ ]
Marie Antoinettes/Special Snowflakes don’t notice the “small” acts of anti-BW aggression as they accumulate. The historical Marie Antoinette didn’t take heed of the public hatred being whipped up against her and her family until it was too late for her to escape a violent death. Similarly, the modern BF Marie Antoinettes don’t notice any anti-BW aggression or problems until they’re at the point of (figuratively) having their heads chopped off.
Comedian Sunda Croonquist apparently didn’t recognize there was a problem with her racist in-laws. She didn’t understand that her White husband’s failure—for years—to police his racist relatives, and protect her from their racist behavior was a problem. Her husband basically did what most Good Black Men™ do when BW are under attack: nothing. She seemingly didn’t recognize this as a problem until after these racist in-laws sued her.
Glenda Moore (and her White husband) apparently didn’t recognize there was a problem with moving into a neighborhood filled with a high percentage of racists. She didn’t recognize this as a problem that could affect her—and her small, half-Black sons—until after these same racist neighbors ignored her cries for help during Hurricane Sandy. Her sons drowned.
I hope I’m wrong about this, but I think for the immigrants in the U.S. (and certain other categories of native citizens such as African-American Muslims, and “out” gays and lesbians) the risks during this Trump era will be parallel to the suffering endured by Japanese-Americans during WWII (internment camps). That’s one set of risks.
cattusbabe said... The best defence for these times is common sense and not emotionalism. Get your personal economy in order. Get debt free and have an emergency fund of at least one year's living expenses. DON'T TALK YOUR WALLET! That way people are not in your face depleting your resources.
If you think preppers are nuts then you have my prayers, they will get through these times better than most. Make sure you stockpile the goods that you need to stay alive, safe and comfortable. Learn the skills you need in order to be self sufficient.
If you do not do anything get out of majority black places and spaces. There is a storm headed our way and if you do not want to be chum for the two legged predators that inhabit most majority black communities you need to move.
Finally if you do not have a passport and a plan to relocate out of the USA then I would suggest strongly they you do both. You may not need either now but you should be ready.
You are truly on your own, there is no cavalry or savior coming.
As I’ve said since Part 1 of this series of posts, I’m not saying these things to scare you.
Khadija said... Ladies,
Something else occurs to me: It might be a good idea to get your passport applications sent in as soon as possible. Meaning, at least 1 month *before* Trump is inaugurated.
It's safe to assume that LOTS of the current federal rules and regulations are going to be changed once he gets in office.
It's also safe to assume that those changes will tilt toward imposing more controls over not just the population flows coming into the U.S., but ALSO the population flows going out of and within the U.S.
I’m saying this to reiterate the core message of my book and two blogs:
You can thrive (and not just survive) during this time of collapse if you get back to basics and learn from historical examples.
Do what you can to position yourself to live well regardless of who is in office. Take action to give yourself extra CHOICES.