It was another dark day in America, a land in which the sun has not risen since November 2016, and only the terrifying light of white supremacy cuts through the haze. President Trump, in his usual garish fashion, shocked the consciousness of a nation yesterday by killing a prominent person of color and tweeted out a symbol of white supremacy in celebration.
Qasem Soleimani was a husband, a father, a leader and Trump peed on his grave like a dog. As if killing him wasn’t enough, tweeting out the stars and the stripes made his message even more explicit and clear. Soleimani was a person of color. The American flag is the banner of people like Trump owning people like Soleimani. And just like when a dog pees on a carpet, the whole house stinks, and that’s America right now.
To the Supreme Leader of Iran, we apologize! The good people of America apologize! Do not even call us Americans. Call us dogs and beat us like the curs we are! We cannot control him! We are trapped, terrorized by this monster, this aberrant and yet too prescient continuation of our horrible history! Forgive us. Forgive us. We know not what we do.