WHEN THEY GO LOW
WHEN THEY GO LOW, WE GO DOWN AND SPANK THEM! CHILDREN NEED TO BE DISCIPLINED. AND WE’RE DONE BRINGING KNIVES TO GUN FIGHTS!
I watched Michelle Obama’s documentary “Becoming” the other day, and it was awesome. It was an exploration of a strong Black woman opening up about the mistreatment she was subjected to from the moment her husband announced his run for President. You talk about having to pick your battles and times to speak up against the racism and misogyny she was facing on the daily. But she knew she couldn’t be any form of careless with the power she and Barack suddenly found themselves with. If only our current President was so meticulous. But I don’t think anyone is banking on a platitude this go-round to win the most important election of our lifetimes. And speaking about banking and the economy, we’re learning that 1.1 Million Americans will be filing for the first time for state unemployment benefits. That marks the 21st straight week where over 1 million Americans have filed for unemployment. And speaking about straight facts, yesterday marked the most daily deaths in the US since May. This shit is literally life and death now for Americans in a way it wasn’t when Barack was understandably being extremely cautious as the first African-American President.
But don’t get me wrong. I like Michelle Obama's, “When they go low, we go high” adage. But I've always believed that it has been horribly overused and often misused. I believe that because I don't believe it applies, or any adage applies, to all the situations that people have been using as a retort since Michelle uttered it. I completely understand taking the high road when the situation calls for it, but I’m also a Wrestle Mania fan and sometimes asses need to be whooped! When we were bombed at Pearl Harbor, we didn't go, “When the Japanese went low, we decided to take the high road and turn the other cheek”. No, we rolled up our sleeves and entered into WW2. And the Greatest Generation answered the call. There's a time to fight. There's a time when somebody is going low and treating others poorly that you have to, with extreme prejudice, take on that situation and nullify it. You have to win. You have to be on the side that wants to disarm AFTER the conflict. If you find yourself on the side of the war and you understand that when the war is over you will want to disarm but the other side will want to continue, it's your responsibility to win that war. And use whatever means necessary.
We’re losing 1,000 people a day under 45’s watch. That’s a 911 every three days. And we went to war over that. Not wanting to be seen as “nasty” isn’t going to cut it this time around. When a bully is going around and punching people in the face, you punching the bully in their face to stop them doesn’t then make you a bully. The “punch in the face” isn’t inherently the move of a bully. And we all understand that. We’re through fighting with our hands tied behind our backs. Sometimes you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette. Was that a platitude, idiom, or proverb? I get them all confused. But I’m clear about the fact that we’re bringing the fight to Trump so that another 165,000 don’t die due to his continued mismanagement and inaction.