Can Righteous Values Bloom During Unprecedented Barbarism?

Written by on December 2, 2020

Story by Chuck Tackett

Can Righteous Values Bloom During Unprecedented Barbarism?

Allow me to paraphrase a quote that I showcased in last week’s Chuck’s Chat for 11/26/20.

Horror movie aficionado Eli Roth stated what scares him the most about disaster movies is the human reaction to it and how people behave when the rules of civility and society are obliterated.

Folks, whether you want to admit it or not, we have been living in a real-life horror/disaster movie since 2008, when former President Barack Obama, USA’s 1st Black President, had the audacity to run for our country’s most powerful office, was elected, and then re-elected. Coming out of hiding, racists and bigots showed their asses. This was their biggest dread. They were always frightened that if people who they felt were beneath them get into power; we would treat them like they have historically treated us.

After President Obama’s election and re-election, I had this strange feeling deep inside my gut that modern-day ultra-right-wing elected officials would get even with the forward-thinking progressive-minded folks in this country. They elected a highly unqualified White thug as President in 2016.

As pathetic as Trump, his administration, and his cult supporters have been eventually they played themselves out. Their avatar was every disgusting stereotype that they thought a Black President would be. Ultra-Right wing Conservatives exhibited to us they were congenial with all of that mayhem, bedlam, and barbarism Trump bestowed upon the USA, as long as the perpetrator was White, and his casualties were mostly non-White, LGBTQs, Jewish, Muslims, progressive-minded, forward-thinking people; all of the peripheral groups they don’t define us or think of as worthy or authentic citizens of this country.

Under this real-life disaster/horror movie we are presently living in at this moment, ultra-right-wing Conservatives unveiled who the real snowflakes are, with their constant whining about their personal freedoms being in peril, because they want to be able to do or say anything, with no consequences. They feel they are real, authentic United States citizens. They have no problem obliterating all the rules of civility. They will gaslight and refuse to believe in facts and science. They have no problem suppressing the freedoms and rights of people they look down upon. With their barbaric selfishness, they are purposely making everyone’s lives harder during this unprecedented and deadly pandemic.

Next year on January 20th, 2021, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, along with the help of over 80 million of us, will work to try to restore the respect and civility we lost under the clown show of the past 4 years. 

Always remember folks, this work will never end. Make no mistake, there will be another authoritarian like Trump coming down the road. He, or she, will probably be smarter, more cunning, and charismatic than Trump. ALWAYS stay vigilant.

Chuck’s Chat operates under an open authority. Opinions and comments are always welcome. Send them to¬†soultraindancing@yahoo.com


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