Dr. Kwame Nantambu

Trump's failed coup attempt: US democracy intact

By Dr Kwame Nantambu
January 25, 2021

The 6 January, 2021, failed coup d'etat attempt by President Donald John Trump inspired internal white supremacists, albeit white nationalists, domestic terrorists, neo Nazis, thugs all rolled into one, not only brought to the fore the endemic solid foundation of the American democratic system but also the stark reality that President Donald Trump was determined to hold on to power "by any means necessary."

In realistic presidential political terms, Donald Trump suffered his first "Big 'landslide' Payback" on 3 November, 2020, via a whopping 306-232 electoral defeat by Joe Biden. Trump's second "Big 'landslide' Payback" was the historic 232-197 House impeachment vote.

Ergo, it need occasion no great surprise that history would record Donald John Trump as America's worst president of all times. Indeed, under the leadership of President Joe Biden, now is the time for America to re-assume its role as the global keeper of electoral peace, security and democracy. Now is the time to restore global respect for the endemic, intrinsic core principles and values that make the United States of America who we are and stand for as a people.

Now is the time for America to re-join the international community and organizations to tackle, fight and solve global human rights problems plus the present pandemic. Now is the time for the President of the United States to be respected on the global stage and NOT be ridiculed, denigrated and laughed at by leaders. President Joe Biden is the maximum leader who can restore such genuine respect for the United States presidency.

Now is the time to shout from the roof top that we are once again proud to be Americans after four years of un-American presidential modus operandi. On 20 January, 2021, the entire world will see and witness a new and improved America --- one that is totally determined to "build back better "and "unite for a Better America."

The entire world is expecting America under President Joe Biden to function/perform the vital/crucial role of point guard, albeit quarter back, in the fight for human dignity, respect and equal treatment under the law and an end to racism and White supremacy. President Joe Biden is the man of the hour to effectuate such a needed global task and mammoth undertaking.

Now is the time for Americans to rally around President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in order to save the soul of this American nation. Disunity and racism are options of the past--- NOT now; NOT this time around.

As a result of his presidential obdurate recalcitrance, Donald John Trump has relegated America to the bottomless pit status of a "banana republic". He has also rendered an unprecedented, unconscionable mockery to the nation's centuries-old revered smooth, peaceful transfer of power from one president to another. President Donald John Trump has totally desecrated the DNA of the body politic of the United States of America. In the B.C. era, the Pharaohs (both male and female) made ancient Kemet/Egypt the "Light of the World". It is to be hoped that in this modern A.D. era President Joe Biden (male) and Vice President Kamala Harris (female) will indeed re-make America as the ultimate exemplary "Light of the World."

In the final analysis, now is the opportune time to adhere to and embrace the poignant, apocalyptic admonition of slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the extent that: "Now the judgement of God (and We the American People) is upon us and we must either learn to live (heal and unite) together as brothers (and sisters as in Democrats + Republicans + Independents = Americans) or we are all going to perish together as fools."

At noon on 20 January, 2021, "joy cometh in the morning"; we don't have to "weep no more." And "we are the world" can all "see clearly now the (pain) is gone." Hey mama, today we can breathe because the knee has finally been removed from our neck democratically!

Dr. Kwame Nantambu is Professor Emeritus Kent State University.

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