Republican candidate Donald Trump is set to be the Republican Party nominee for U.S. president. The candidacy is historic and unexpected for many.
As of May 31, 2016, Donald Trump has won enough state primary elections to secure the 1239 delegates needed to win the nomination if the delegates from those states vote according to the wishes of the people in the state during the Republican National Convention.
The 2016 U.S. presidential election was unlike any other in history because of the many candidates that decided to run on the Republican ticket––17 candidates in all.
Donald Trump’s boldly offensive statements, lack of political experience and sheer ridiculousness was initially thought to be weaknesses, but have turned out to be what a majority of Republican voters want to hear.
Trump’s campaign has seen more controversy than any other candidate in this year’s election. His rallies were met with anti-Trump demonstrations and his supporters have displayed acts of violence.
The more popular he became, the more controversy he generated. The more controversy he generated, the more popular he became.
This cycle continued and now it appears as if a Trump presidency just may be possible.
Republicans who publically vowed to never endorse Trump as a presidential candidate are now changing their tune.
Fellow candidate Marco Rubio called Trump a “con artist” in an interview with CBS. He later told CNN that he wants to “help Trump beat Hillary Clinton.”
New Jersey governor Chris Christie went on record saying Trump was “not suited to be president,” but has now officially endorsed him.
Imperialism in crisis
The Trump phenomenon should be examined for what it is. It is imperialism in crisis.
Trump’s sudden rise to becoming the favored Republican candidate by voters is a response of whites who feel betrayed by the system.
The U.S. electoral process and the two party system have enabled the ruling class to keep the struggle for power in the country contained in a non-violent contest between sectors among themselves.
Trump, like Bernie Sanders, the self-proclaimed democratic socialist, has disrupted this arrangement while staying within the confines of colonialism.
African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) Chairman Omali Yeshitela stated in his February 23, 2016 article titled “Feel the Blarney” that “Both Trump and Sanders, along with Republican Ted Cruz, recognized the disenchantment of the people and struck out to win an election based on this disenchantment by running against the “system” as they defined it.”
Trump represents the frustrations of the white masses due to the inevitable dying of imperialism.
It does not matter if he can actually build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico or prevent all Muslims from entering the country. It doesn’t matter if he is able to take the country back to a time when white people felt safe at the expense of oppressed peoples.
What matters is that he is unafraid to say it. He makes it clear that he is unapologetically the white man’s candidate. Trump has given them back the power to publically speak and behave in ways which they could only do in private before.
Imperialism is dying and the ruling class is struggling to maintain control. The oppressed peoples in the U.S. and around the world are resisting against the parasitic hold of the white ruling class.
The ruling class is scrambling for a president that can keep it all together and provide the perception that they are in control.
Trump is the manifestation of their ever-slipping grasp.
The National Black Agenda
There is one thing most African people have in common when making the choice of who to vote for. That thing is fear.
African people vote Democrat because we are afraid not to. Democrats will also make promises that sound good but do nothing to liberate African people from colonialism such as Bernie Sanders’ promise of $15-hour wage cap.
Donald Trump is that boogie man Republican that has African people in fear of what their lives will be like after the inauguration.
We don’t need a psychic to tell us what our lives will be like. It doesn’t matter who becomes president, African people will continue to face genocide until we organize for freedom from colonialism.
If a black president––who received a historic black voter turnout––still perpetuates the genocide of African people, then we are crazy to think that Hillary or Bernie won’t.
We must declare our own agenda to address our need for liberation––The National Black Agenda.
Join the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) at the Black Is Back Coalition’s Conference on The National Black Agenda on November 6, 2016 in Washington D.C.
Down with colonialism!
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