I like you Trump
I don't care what anyone else says
You are exactly what my people needed
The harbinger of change, reawakening what appeared to be dead
You see the Black community was asleep until you came along
Content to live in mediocrity, happy to give their dollar to the 'Man'
But you in your brash, uncensored and unsympathetic glory
Did us a favour in more ways than one
You reminded us that we were never accepted with open arms in your dying nation
And if we were tolerated, it was only because our blood, sweat and tears continue to oil the gears of a sick and morally bankrupt country.
But even then we continued to be easy pickings for your racist law enforcement and greedy pharma companies
You replaced subtle manipulation, clever word-play and underhanded tactics
With blatant and uninhibited truths about how the white supremacist system really felt about us.
To say that we are no better than animals and equal to vermin is nothing new
But you are a blessing Mr Trump because you bypassed the psychological mind games and went straight to the heart of the truth
And in so doing you gave these self-righteous, self-deluded, bigoted Whites full permission to express how they truly feel
So now many of us Black kings and queens who have been sleep-walking through life
Are awakening to the painful truth that we are an after-thought in this system and the people we thought were friends had nothing more than low-key hate towards us, laced with disgust and resentment.
And as for the more astute among us
Trump you only confirmed what they already knew
Because beyond all the clever word-plays and sly political campaigns which flew the banner of equal rights and justice for all
Was a concerted and deliberate effort to sedate the fighting spirit in our community and pacify the wounds that continue to be inflicted on us.
Because as long as we were convinced that we were free
We wouldn't be able to see the extent to which we remain caged.
So I say thank you Trump
With all the hateful, racist and prejudiced comments that you've made
And the equally uncomfortable and tense atmosphere that this has created
Causing battle lines to be drawn based on skin colour and race
You and your supporters have re-awakened within us what has long been a sleeping giant.
Our men are no longer succumbing to their slave-like conditioning of spreading their seed but fathering none
And our warriors are understanding that the fight is not in the streets between each other
But in their hearts and minds which have long fallen victim to brainwashing and generational traumas
Our women are no longer aspiring to a highly exaggerated and largely non-existent idea of 'white' beauty
No....they are not only stepping into their divine power and exuding the Goddess energy that makes everything around them thrive
But they are also relearning the art of speaking life into their king and the seed of their loins.
They say behind every great man is a great woman.
I say, behind every great nation is a people who remembered who they are.
Our brothers and sisters are becoming trailblazers again
Forging a new Black Wall Street that will emerge from the ashes of a nation that will eventually consume itself through its own greed and self-serving; the same nation that was deluded enough to believe that they were ever great.
Before we were comfortable Mr. Trump
But now you've made us restless
And in that restlessness we are rediscovering the power of family and unity
And the spirit of nation-building has been re-ignited in our hearts
So now here we stand
Observing yet another scramble for Africa because you so-called 'superpowers' can't help but indulge in your unquenchable greed and gluttony
The difference this time is that we are now prepared
We will not be insulted while you pillage what Mama Africa has in waiting for her children.
Children that she has been beckoning to come back home ever since the first was snatched from her bossom
We will no longer be used so that you can continue to grow rich from the broken bodies and crushed dreams of yet another generation
We will no longer chase the non-existent rewards of your dead materialistic world
Filled with promises that are nothing more than illusions, robbing us of our time and blinding us to our purpose
Because of you Trump, we are being forced to remember why we were always great and how that will never change
Our future generations will thank you for being the catalyst to our reawakening
Unfortunately, those who will write history this time around will not be so kind.