Could Tulsa be Trump’s last stand?adminpeople
Covid-19 has struck like a bomb. But it’s a slow ticking bomb. The world’s economies have come to a standstill – but there’s still hope. Most importantly, the global pandemic has brought about awareness that it’s time for change.
Nowhere is this more manifest than in the United States of America, once acknowledged as the mightiest nation ever seen both militarily as well as economically. Today it stands more divided than ever in its 243 year history.
A rising China, where the virus is said to have originated, is alleged to be the cause of all America’s troubles, mostly because it subscribes to authoritarianism rather than the Western module of democracy.
Authoritarianism has worked for this country in that not only has it better controlled the epidemic, but China today poses a challenge to America’s might. A leading question in the developing world’s mind now is whether or not democracy is outmoded.
The emergence of President Donald Trump and his America First paradigm is a big bone of contention overseas. But that’s not what disturbs the American people. Its own history has begun to.
Slavery in the U.S was abolished in 1865, but this did not change the mindset of a large section of the white immigrants. Having relegated the Native Americans to reservations earlier, the Europeans appear set to keep the descendents of black slaves subservient.
The Blacks remain as secondary citizens despite having contributed extraordinarily to the U.S’s evolution in the fields of music and sports. The arrival of Spanish speakers from South America has added fuel to the fire – but they were and are, after all, Europeans – not Africans.
The U.S is now divided between the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) and the rest with Trump seen as a European savior. Tulsa, where there was a massacre of Blacks in 1921, both a Trump convention and a protest against the random police killings of Blacks is scheduled.
The masks and gloves are to be off for Republican supporters and if, as is expected, the youth of the nation rally to the cause of African-American irrespective of race and color, Tulsa may well be Trump’s last stand.