Trump would move Rosa Parks
Dear Editor: Prince George Citizen Managing Editor Neil Godbout was right on target with his column headlined “Trump’s not a true patriot” (Herald, Oct. 2).
Trump-kin-Bump-kin are my words for that Dope-kin. And this comes from a former American who still loves his birth country, where I served in the peacetime army, but who moved to Canada with his late wife and subsequently became a citizen of our beloved country.
As Godbout boldly wrote, it was “just more bullying politics from the Oval Office” when “dictator Donald” verbally bashed “black football players (for) taking a knee (on the ground) during the national anthem at a National Football League game.”
Godbout was right bashing Donny boy “dictator” for “bullying politics from the Oval Office.”
Certainly, those players would have been applauded by Dr. Martin Luther King, the famed American civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner whose actions brought full U.S. civil rights into law for black Americans, and by Rosa Parks, the black seamstress and King contemporary, who along with King helped initiate the civil rights movement by prompting leaders of the local black community to organize a bus boycott that began the day Parks was convicted of violating segregation laws for refusing to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus in 1955.
(I feel so privileged to have interviewed both King and Parks on separate occasions while newspaper reporting in Ohio in the 1960s)
Led by a young Dr. King, that boycott lasted more than a year during which Parks not coincidentally lost her job and ended only when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional.
Over the next half century, Parks became a nationally recognized symbol of dignity and strength in the struggle to end entrenched racial segregation.
Betcha Donny Boy would have bashed Parks back then for her bus-seated action, just as he so dumbly did the knees-to-theground NFL players.
And betcha dopey Donny boy would have lashed King for joining Parks in the bus boycott. Remember, too, that civil rights-champ King and his supportive troops marched on The White House in the 1960s to ultimately win a national civil rights law.
I can just picture Donny Boy declaring “how dare King and his gang march on the White House!” Also, him attacking Parks for defiantly ignoring the law by refusing her bus seat to a white “gentleman” an action those anthem-kneeling NFL players would have cheered.
Trump could most generously use his time trump-eting for stringent gun control or, better yet, banning the manufacture of guns, particularly now after the Oct. 1, Sunday night Las Vegas gun attack that killed 59 and wounded hundreds of others in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The gunman was 64-year-old Stephen Paddock who took his own life immediately after raining bullets on the crowd at a country music festival from his 32nd-floor hotel suite.
He was described as a reclusive high-stakes gambler, whose room was stockpiled with 23 guns. He was described as “a denizen of highstakes casinos.” So whaddaya say Donny boy? Wally Dennison