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MUHAMMAD: The ‘Bipartisan’ Myth

Let me tell you something. The notion of true “bipartisanship” in American politics is a pure myth. It’s fake. It’s make-believe. The two “parties” in the system are now, and have always been, divided along the lines of one side demanding radical changes in the governing system, and the other side (whatever they may be — Whig, Tory, Dixiecrat, Republican, QAnon, Tea Party, Progressive) opposing the changes.

Sadly, all of the political formations these days favor the White Perspective. To wit: the U.S. Revolution itself was declared to preserve slavery in some of the colonies. From the “three/fifths” compromise to the Senate’s very composition, along with the Electoral College and the filibuster, are all stacked in favor of ceding power to the white ruling class, and the White Ruling Class’ Prime Directive is “protect and defend whiteness.”

When people rationalize to themselves that their current-day adversaries are “well-meaning patriots” with a slightly different viewpoint. No. They mean nothing but harm for decent folks.

The demographics are rapidly changing, and white people know it. Their birthrate is declining. Furthermore, according to Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing’s “Cress Theory of Color Confrontation,” whites are genetically recessive, and they know it. White folks realize that not only are their numbers declining, but that their traits — fair hair, skin and eye color — are recessive. In reproduction, blondness recedes to brownness. Everything artificial, however, recedes to bottle-blondes.

Here we are today in a world where we boast “blondes have more fun,” and sunny blondness too often means whiteness, Caucasian-ness. What this means as far as future elections are concerned is that the white voting pool literally gets smaller with each succeeding election. Ergo, whites must cheat in order for the governing system that tilts in favor of whiteness to prevail.

The white tribe is employing every dirty trick in the book — voter suppression, election restrictions, stringent identification requirements, you name it — in order to preserve the façade of free and fair elections, but their principal aim is to maintain white power at any cost, never mind if elections are no way free and fair.

So when the Repugnikkkans, whose sole priority in life is to thwart any and all Democratic initiatives, offer to come to the bargaining table, I’m curious — with what are they bargaining? It’s as though they’re offering — and Democrats are accepting — to stop openly proposing to destroy the Biden administration’s infrastructure package, so long as the Dems vote with them to voluntarily dismember the proposal. Nice work guys.

These white tribalists not only desire to hold the Black, former slaves from their rendezvous with destiny, they wish to inflict needless suffering on the very people whose free labor made them rich. Disgraceful.

It is as though they don’t take into account any form of reckoning for their wicked deeds. But we have been warned again and again, especially from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., from an old, old hymn: “Once to every man and nation comes a moment to decide/in the strife twixt good and falsehood, for the good or evil side.” I am certain we will all give account for our deeds/misdeeds.

Examine these offers of bipartisanship very carefully because they only disguise the real intent of the conservative party, which is to dilute support for their progressive opponents, and then to work to stifle any and all movements for change.

The progressive agenda is the only set of ideas white people can employ to truly save this country from itself. A generation ago, the intelligence branches invested all their resources in squelching “Black identity” political actors. And we really believed, some of us, that a Black revolution was coming to bring down this modern Babylon.

But no, it’s the white “sovereign citizen,” Three Percenter, QAnon, Tea Party, Oath Keeper factions of the delusional white tribe, which are the principal threat to democracy in the United States.

And yet, with all the odds lining up against them, the losing right wing wants to hypocritically “cooperate” with the Democrats who should be working with all their might to prevent a right-wing mugging of the Constitution and the rule of law.

Bipartisan, my foot!

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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