Impeached President Fermenting Insurrection Throughout the Country
Calls Black Prosecutors in New York and Atlanta Racist
The twice impeached President is at it again. Last year on January 6, 2021, angry he lost after one term, he incited a mob to storm the United States Congress and placed the lives of Vice President Mike Pence and incoming Vice President Kamala Harris in danger.
This year the angry White man is at it again. During a political rally in Texas on January 29, 2022, the dishonored President incited his followers to stage “the biggest protest we have ever had if they do anything wrong or illegal.” This diatribe is an apparent reference to his and his businesses’ civil and criminal investigations in New York and the criminal investigation underway in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.
The MAGA followers’ biggest protest to date is the January 6 takeover of congressional offices, which led to several hours delay in the certification of the electoral college vote. The capitol police department sustained several fatalities and unmeasurable emotional damage. At least one rioter died by gunfire. This violent attack was a well-coordinated assault, and if the next wave is more extensive than January 6, as their leader has urged, the country will have its hands full attempting to keep the peace.
There are four investigations into the former President. All led by Black Americans. Benny Thompson (D-Mississippi), chair of the House Select Committee looking into the January 6 capitol riot. New York Attorney General Letitia James is looking into whether the former President’s business broke the civil code of New York. Alvin Bragg, Jr., the Manhattan District Attorney, is probing whether the former President violated any criminal statutes while operating his business entities in New York. And Fani Wills the Georgia prosecutor is probing election fraud allegations.
The MAGA leader’s words were carefully choreographed in Texas. He knows he can bait his militia by portraying the legal investigations into his business and civic conduct as racist. His followers will have no qualms about removing two Black men and two Black women by any ruthless means possible. After all, as the MAGA crowd sees them, they are just Negroes, and as Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) intimidated a few weeks ago, African Americans are not real Americans.
If the MAGA militia stormed the Fulton County Judicial Center on Central Avenue in Atlanta, innocent people could get hurt. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis asked the FBI to secure the building where the special grand jury she will impanel May 20, 2022, will gather. Willis recently requested and received court approval for a special grand jury to hear evidence against the former US President for a telephone call he made to the Georgia Secretary of State days ahead of the January 6 attack on the capitol by the MAGA militia.
John Dean, former White House Counsel during the Richard Nixon presidency, told CNN that he thinks Willis made an intelligent move to seek protection from the FBI.
In the late 1960s, Black Panther Party leaders like Alprentice “Brunchy” Carter, Elaine Brown, and Geronimo Pratt were deemed “the greatest threat to the country’s internal security,” by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover were summarily neutralized by the bureau.
If something isn’t done, and done in a hurry, to stop the MAGA militia, the Southern Cross and not the Star-Spangled Banner will wave from sea to shining sea.
Sooner than later, current FBI director Christopher J. Wray must deem the MAGA militia and its leader as the nation’s greatest internal security threat in the 21st century. We know what was said and what happened on January 6. I shudder to think what will result if the word is given again.
The very foundation of American democracy hangs in the balance. Wray must act now before any additional blood is shed on the purple majestic homeland.
Harold Michael Harvey is the Living Now 2020 Bronze Medal winner for his memoir Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance. He is the author of a book on Negro Leagues Baseball, The Duke of 18th & Vine: Bob Kendrick Pitches Negro Leagues Baseball. He writes feature stories for Black College Nines. Com. Harvey is a member of the Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, HBCU and PRO Sports Media Association, and the Legends Committee for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. Harvey is an engaging speaker. Contact Harvey at email@example.com.