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Want War? Fine. But Not Business As Usual, Boo.

Written by on January 16, 2020

Story by Chuck Tackett

Want War? Fine. But Not Business As Usual, Boo.

“Fight for this country? Trumplicans, you are always telling people of color to go back to our own country. (lol) #YouVolunteer

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I am writing this article on 1/7/20. Reports are coming in on MSNBC that Iran has fired between 20 to 24 ballistic missiles at two military facilities in Iraq that house U.S. troops. This was in retaliation for the killing of Iran’s top military officer, General Qassim Soleimani earlier this month by orders from the mango-colored demon residing in The White House. But that is not what this article is about. It’s about a possible scenario that could very well happen if we don’t get a grip early on this extremely dangerous situation that is brewing.

When this happened, my thoughts immediately shifted to this independent film I saw on HBO several years ago. I think it was about 2007. It starred Chris Klein, Elijah Woods, Jon Bernthal of “The Walking Dead” fame, and Elizabeth Moss of “Mad Men” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” fame. It was called “Day Zero.” Let me inform you now, the movie wasn’t very pretty.

The premise of the movie is that the military draft was reinstated to fight the war on terror. Three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. During those 30 days, they are forced to confront their beliefs about politics, courage, duty, love, and friendship. They learn not everything is black and white, but there are shades of gray. I have to give kudos to Elijah Wood for his standout performance. His transformation reminded me of Robert DeNiro when he starred in the movie “Taxi Driver.”

Fast forward to 2020. Millions of White Trumplicans have shown their true colors when it comes to our Non-White, LGBTQ+, etc… populace. We’re told to go back to Africa. My Latinx brethren are told to go back to their own country. If they are out in public and having private conversations, Trumplicans feel it is their God-given right to order them to speak English. I have never heard of a person of color interrupting White folks when they are speaking French, Italian, etc… Why is that?

LGBTQs, this is my opinion, but I would sure think twice about serving in the military. Take a cue from what happened to Black soldiers in World Wars 1 and 2. Everything was coming up roses and lemon drops when they served… BUT when they returned home, it was business as usual with racism. Forward to now. We are not good enough, or worthy enough to volunteer, so why are we good enough to be drafted if that scenario comes to fruition?

American citizens who are residents of U.S. territories: America Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico… Don’t play the fool. You can be drafted. You can vote in primaries, but you are not allowed to vote for the person who will be Commander-in-Chief if your young ones are drafted if it is re-instated. #HelloLights #CadetBoneSpurs

Trumplicans: until you do right by us, it won’t be business as usual, boo. Some of us are not going to try to impress you, by proving to you we belong in the club called the USA when you have historically shown your contempt for us. Some of us won’t be your useful idiots. As DJ Kahlid said, “You played yourselves.” Fight your own damn war for YOUR President.

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