By Alton H. Maddox, Jr.
First and foremost, Donald Trump is a businessman. His business is marketing. His name: Trump. Wealth creation is personal. His family is his only special interest. As a “mobster”, he is about building a family dynasty. “Mafia” goes with casinos and construction like a hand goes with a glove in icy Alaska.
Now, he is well ahead of the learning curve. Trump has already picked off the “cream of the crop” of the Republican field by being “loose as a goose”. He reminds me of “Johnny Lynch” in my high school “shop” class. No one could beat Johnny playing “the dozens”. He was always in your face and it was always about “your mama”.
Trump is now streaking for the goal line. The worst he can do is to receive the “silver medal”. This is a valuable prize. Everyone will be wondering if he could have won the gold. In the meantime, the value of his “brand” will be going through the roof. His “dash” in the presidential sweepstakes has to be the best return on his investment.
For time in perpetuity, Trump will be claiming that he was “robbed” if he loses. His expanded market will be buying his propaganda “hook, line and sinker”. His favorite argument will be “dangerous Negroes”. There will be a call for “law and order”. The “Big Three” is missing in action. With leaders like these, who needs enemies? I am not talking about General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.
No group that depreciates HELP has anything to lose, including Mexicans and Muslims. Propaganda is the first stage of warfare. Trump’s propaganda was misdirected. Believe it or not, it is rooted in the “Central Park 7”. This was a “trial balloon” for the White House.
His shot was nearly perfect. He hit six out of seven “dead ducks”. They allowed “hush money” to define them. Young chicks were thrown under the bus as “sacrificial lambs”. They depended on their parents for food and warmth but the black community took the “booty” and fled. Trump knows us.
The black community in New York was “glueless and clueless”. No one amassed a war chest to fend off predators. There is no “collective” or an “eternal vigilance” even though New York is a one-party state. When the co-founder of the Democratic Party said “the cost of freedom is eternal vigilance”, he was not talking to “slaves”. “Negroes” will pervert anything.
In Trump’s world, White Philosophy Matters and Black Philosophy Matters is a “chant” against the police. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. was a philosopher who had refused to enroll in either the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. King: “If a man doesn’t believe in something, he will fall for anything.” This is the sine qua non of philosophy.
Trump is no mental giant. He does not believe in background checks or fact-checking. If he did, his campaign would not be replete with contradictions. On the other hand, blacks refuse to submit a resume to a black person in a position of authority in a political committee. See “Pro-Trump pastor Mark Burns admits to padding resume”, N.Y. Post (8-14-16).
For example, Trump fell in love with Justice Antonin Scalia for his pro–death penalty ruling for children in Stanford v. Kentucky, 492 U.S. 361 (1989). Trump was itching to pull the switch in “Central Park 7” minus one. The NYPD, the Fourth Estate and Central Park Conservancy had his back.
However, Trump slipped up when he attacked Colin Kaepernick for not standing for the national anthem. Unfortunately for Trump, I was sitting in the Supreme Court as a special guest of attorney William Kunstler when Kunstler successfully argued Texas v. Johnson 491 U. S. 397 (1989).
I saw Justice Antonin Scalia sitting on the bench and he was rooting for the beneficiary, Kaepernick. Scalia ruled that it was permissible for a “Kaepernick” to burn the American flag and not simply stand for it. Kaepernick has a constitutional right to torch it on the gridiron while white supremacists are pledging an allegiance to it. Where is Black Lives Matter on Kaepernick?
The white man is “bilingual” and he speaks “legalese” and “military science”. Blacks must do their homework. “Every brother is not a brother and every sister is not a sister.” Under my tutelage at UAM from 1988 to 2008, I even did a background check on all speakers at the Slave Theater. I believe in professionalism and not the “chitlin” circuit.
I suggest that all blacks major in “legalese” and “military science” and minor in HELP. The law library is the best laboratory. Anyone who is coming to court on September 15, 2016 to learn about “homelessness, gentrification and judge shopping” should take some time to read the law in the law library in Manhattan Civil Court. See CPW Towers, LLC v. Maddox, Index No. L&T 86146 (Civ. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2014). Wars must be fought in advance of “D-day”.