Tribal war in Amer­ica! CHAKA-CHAKA SPELLING

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

DON­ALD TRUMP prom­ise white peo­ple fi “Make Amer­ica Great Again”. Im dweet. Inna one week, Amer­ica back­back more than one hun­dred year! Di KKK inna dem ac­kee. Di Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan inna Pel­ham, North Carolina, a kip klavalkade Klan vic­tory pa­rade pon De­cem­ber 3. Trump a go show im face?

Wat start bad a mornin cyaan come good a evenin. Inna Fe­bru­ary 1861, seven state bruck weh from di rest a Amer­ica chruu dem never waan done slav­ery. A dem bread an but­ter. South Carolina, Mis­sis­sippi, Florida, Alabama, Ge­or­gia, Louisiana an Texas form fi dem Con­fed­er­ate go­v­a­ment wid dem owna flag. An a so tribal war buss out pon April 12, 1861. Four odder state join di rebel dem: Vir­ginia, Arkansas, North Carolina an Ten­nessee. Trump win all a dem Con­fed­er­ate state, ex­cept fi Vir­ginia!

Di Con­fed­er­ate dem lose di war. But dem never gi up di fight fi de­fend white power an hold down black peo­ple. Six vet­eran set up di KKK pon De­cem­ber 24, 1865 inna Pu­laski, Ten­nessee. Fi dem klan never last so long. But one next klan start up inna At­lanta, Ge­or­gia, inna 1921. An it grow to bout five mil­lion mem­ber!

THE MAR­ROW OF TRA­DI­TION

Af­ter slav­ery done inna 1865, black peo­ple coulda vote. An dem vote een black peo­ple inna go­v­a­ment inna di said same Con­fed­er­ate state dem. Unu fi read di book, The Mar­row of Tra­di­tion, weh one black man, Charles Ch­es­nutt, write. White peo­ple ter­rorise black peo­ple fi stop dem from vote.

An now black peo­ple can vote free, free, an some a dem nah vote? Oprah Win­frey did warn some a dem weh never waan vote fi Hil­lary Clin­ton chruu dem no like her. Oprah seh she nah come a unu yard. Unu no ha fi like her. But if unu know wat good fi unu, vote fi her.

Black peo­ple never vote fi Clin­ton di way dem did vote fi Obama. But dem vote fi her more than any odder class a voter. White man, white woman and di Evan­gel­i­cal Chris­tian dem, a dem vote fi Trump. An no mat­ter how dem seh Hil­lary Clin­ton lie an thief, she plenty bet­ter than Don­ald Trump. She nah stir up old-time tribal war.

Look pon disya sign weh Trump sup­porter dem put up inna di toi­let dem a Texas State Univer­sity: “Now that our man TRUMP is elected and repub­li­cans own both the sen­ate and the house – time to or­ga­nize tar and feather VIG­I­LANTE SQUADS and go ar­rest and tor­ture those de­viant univer­sity lead­ers spout­ing off all this Di­ver­sity Garbage.”

Pikni a bawl a school be­cau odder pikni a tor­ment dem. A tell dem seh dem fi lef Amer­ica go bak weh dem come from. Di pikni dem born a Amer­ica. Dem nah nowhere fi go bak to. School coun­sel­lor ha fi a tek time wid plenty pikni a try mek dem feel lickle bet­ter.

Deestant peo­ple a wear safety pin fi show seh dem a go pro­tect dem one an­od­der. Safety pin can stand up gainst gun? An di gun­man an gun­woman dem weh no waan no gun con­trol, dem did vote fi Trump. Im de­fend dem. Wat a sint­ing! Dis a di great Amer­ica! On­gle Massa God can save Amer­ica from dem great au­to­claps.

PRAPA-PRAPA SPELIN

DON­ALD TRUMP pramis wait pi­ipl fi “Make Amer­ica Great Again”. Im dwiit. Ina wan wiik, Amer­ica bak-bak muor dan wan on­dred ier! Di KKK ina dem aki. Di Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan ina Pel­ham, North Carolina, a kip klavalkade Klan vikchri paried pan Disemba 3. Trump a go shuo im fies?

Wat staat bad a maanin kyaahn kom gud a iivnin. Ina Fe­bieri 1861, sevn stiet brok we fram di res a Amer­ica chruu dem neva waahn don slievri. A dem bred an bota. South Carolina, Mis­sis­sippi, Florida, Alabama, Ge­or­gia, Louisiana an Texas faam fi dem Con­fed­er­ate go­v­a­ment wid dem uona flag. An a so chraibal waar bos out pan Iepril 12, 1861. Fuor ada stiet jain di rebl dem: Vir­ginia, Arkansas, North Carolina an Ten­nessee. Trump win aal a dem Con­fed­er­ate stiet, ek­sep fi Vir­ginia!

Di Con­fed­er­ate dem luuz di waar. Bot dem neva gi op di fait fi difen wait pouwa an uol dong blak pi­ipl. Siks ve­taran set op di KKK pan De­cem­ber 24, 1865 ina Pu­laski, Ten­nessee. Fi dem klan neva laas so lang. Bot wan neks klan staat op ina At­lanta, Ge­or­gia, ina 1921. An it gruo tu bout faiv miliyan memba!

THE MAR­ROW TRA­DI­TION

Aafta slievri don, blak pi­ipl kuda vuot. An dem vuot iin blak pi­ipl iina go­v­a­ment iina di sed siem Con­fed­er­ate stiet dem. Unu fi riid di buk, The Mar­row of Tra­di­tion, we wan blak man, Charles Ch­es­nutt, rait. Wait pi­ipl teroraiz blak pi­ipl fi stap dem fram vuot.

An nou blak pi­ipl kyahn vuot frii, frii an som a dem naa vuot? Oprah Win­frey waan som a dem we neva waahn vuot fi Hil­lary Clin­ton chruu dem no laik ar. Oprah se shi naa kom a unu yaad. Unu no a fi laik ar. Bot if unu nuo wat gud fi unu, vuot fi ar.

Blak pi­ipl neva vuot fi Clin­ton di wie dem did vuot fi Obama. But dem vuot fi ar muor dan eni ada klaas a vuota. Wait man, wait uman an di Ivan­je­likal Krischan dem, a dem vuot fi Trump. An plenti pi­ipl neva vuot at aal, at aal. Dem sidong kielis mek Trump win. No mata ou dem se Hil­lary Clin­ton lai an tiif, shi plenti beta dan Don­ald Trump. Shi naa stor op uol-taim chraibal waar.

Luk pan disya sain we Trump sop­uota dem put op iina di tailit dem a Texas State Univer­sity: “Now that our man TRUMP is elected and repub­li­cans own both the sen­ate and the house - time to or­ga­nize tar and feather VIG­I­LANTE SQUADS and go ar­rest and tor­ture those de­viant univer­sity lead­ers spout­ing off all this Di­ver­sity Garbage.”

Pikni a baal a skuul bikaa ada pikni a taa­ment dem. A tel dem se dem fi lef Amer­ica gu bak we dem kom fram. Di pikni dem baahn a Amer­ica. Dem naa nowe fi gu bak tu. Skuul koun­sila a fi tek taim wid plenti pikni a chrai mek dem fiil likl beta.

Di­is­tant pi­ipl a wier siefti pin fi shuo se dem a go pro­tek dem wan anada. Siefti pin kyahn stan op gens gon? An di gon­man an gon­u­man dem we no waahn no gon kanchruol, dem did vuot fi Trump. Im difen dem. Wat a sint­ing! Dis a di griet Amer­ica! Ongl Maasa Gad kyahn siev Amer­ica fram dem griet aatak­laps.

Carolyn Cooper, PhD is a spe­cial­ist on cul­ture and de­vel­op­ment. Email feed­back to col­umns@glean­erjm.com and karokupa@gmail.com.

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