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MUHAMMAD: Proud Boys’ Guns Can’t Save Them

Donald J. Trump’s Proud Boys and their Boogaloo Boys brethren — who the prez ordered to “stand back and stand by” in his tumultuous debate with Joe Biden on Sept. 29 — are headed for a train wreck if they think their little pop guns and bazookas and army surplus store-bought tactical gear will guarantee them any success in the United States they are trying to hold off from emerging.

The demographic bomb is exploding. White supremacy — Proud Boy-ism — is doomed.

They have armed themselves for what they anticipate to be the resumption of the U.S. Civil War, this time reversing the outcome so that the slave-holding states, the red states, will prevail.

They are deluded.

First, these ragtag militias will not dare attack any U.S. military installations, as the Confederate States did when they assaulted Fort Sumter in South Carolina in 1861. That was the start of the real Civil War. Second, for theirs to be a legitimate civil war, it would require some sort of governing structure, which they don’t have to challenge the U.S.

What they’re really after is some sort of bedlam, national race riots like after WWI, during which they will be able to freely attack and murder Black folks and pinko-liberal, radical leftists and beat them into submission until they stop chanting “Black Lives Matter!” They see themselves as enforcing the laws that the elected government has not enforced.

And third, the far better-armed and -trained U.S. military has itself been dealt humiliating defeats in Iraq (this country is closing its Baghdad embassy, the largest in the world) and in Afghanistan (where the yanquis are suing for peace with the dreaded Taliban). So, if the mighty Marines can’t defeat those “towel-heads” overseas, how can these American ISIS militias — who call themselves Proud Boys and Boogaloo Boys — hope to prevail in their new civil war, with no governing structure and a bunch of weapons they purchased at Walmart?

And finally, those weapons and those rowdy militias have been absolutely ineffective in the real battles that have already brought the entire nation to its knees — namely, the raging forest fires in the West, the hurricanes and floods in the South, not to mention the threat of snow and blizzards in the North and the danger of earthquakes everywhere. And don’t forget the COVID-19 pandemic which has even brought the president of the U.S. and several of his Republican and Freedom Caucus and Tea Party allies to their knees!

The Proud Boys are weak and puny in the face of those enemies! If those guys are so “bad,” why don’t they put out the forest fires? Why don’t they stop the oceans from rising? Their guns are useless against those foes.

The Proud Boys are counting on the intimidation factor, the George W. Bush “shock and awe” factor, the George Custer “long knives” factor — none of which were or will be successful. The Boys are legends in their own minds, that’s all.

Me? I’ll stand on the side of the natural forces, not with the Proud Boys.

Another thing these delusional racists have not taken into consideration is that since the COVID-19 pandemic set in, most of the increases in new gun purchases have been by Black people, according to a recent report by Black Enterprise. Pay attention Proud Boys: there will be Black folks shooting back at you. This time around, it’s not going to be like the massacres in Tulsa, Oklahoma, or Greenwood, Florida, 100 years ago.

I’m not advocating any kind of violence, except in the case of self-defense. I have not carried a weapon (I used to carry a pocketknife) for more than 50 years. There are no weapons in my home. Almost 90 years ago, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad told his followers to not carry so much as a penknife, but to fight like hell in self-defense. Yes.

And finally, there’s the Cress Theory of Color Confrontation, written by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, the now-deceased psychiatrist who correctly analyzed white folks as being obsessed with the prospect of “genetic annihilation,” that is white genetic traits — blond hair, blue eyes, pale skin — being recessive, and dark skin, dark hair and dark eyes being dominant.

All things being equal, Dr. Welsing wrote, white folks — already predicted to be a numerical minority in this country by the middle of the 21st century — will cease to be white if any race-mixing takes place. What’s more, the white birthrate is declining, while Blacks and Latinos are increasing. Angry white men, aim those howitzers and AR-15s at your own daughters who often take up with non-white partners, not at my neighbors.

Sorry, Proud Boys, Boogaloo Boys, Trumpistas, your guns won’t help you in the approaching contest.

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Askia Muhammad

WPFW News Director Askia Muhammad is also a poet, and a photojournalist. He is Senior Editor for The Final Call newspaper and he writes a weekly column in The Washington Informer.

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