Auntie Maxine Has No Time For Sarah Huckabee Sanders Or Her Stomach

Auntie Maxine Has No Time For Sarah Huckabee Sanders Or Her Stomach

If you shoot me, you better shoot straight.

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People are beginning to refuse service to members of the Trump administration and I, along with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), are living for it.

Recently, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled out of a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C....ironic, I know. The protest to her dining in the establishment was of course over her defense of Trump's zero-tolerance policy regarding illegal immigrants and separating children from their parents. Since early May, immigrant children as young as a few months old have been separated from their parents, detained by U.S Customs and Border Protection and placed in shelters all over the United States, while their parents await prosecution on federal misdemeanor charges. Over 2,300 children had been separated from their parents before someone mentioned to the idiot-in-chief that he had the power to stop the separations. As of last week, officials stopped separating children from their families, but a plan to reunite those already torn apart has yet to be formed. The greatest fear is that many of these children will never see their parents again as they have already been deported.

"Efrén Olivares, a lawyer with the Texas Civil Rights Project, has spent days interviewing detained adults and working to document family separations....Olivares interviews parents quickly before their criminal sentencing hearing at a federal courthouse in McAllen, Texas, writing down as much identifying information as possible and then trying to track down their children."It's all-consuming," Olivares said earlier this week. "If we don't document them, there's no record that these families are in the system," he said. "It's very, very likely that many of them will not be able to, on their own, look for their children, especially when they're detained and even after they're released — or deported, even worse."

A few days after Nielson was chased out of a restaurant, Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced the same fate. According to a tweet by the lying White House press secretary, she was politely asked to leave a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia by its owner because of her work defending Trump's policies.

Florida attorney general Pam Bondi was also booed out of a movie theater while attempting to see "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" the Mr. Rogers documentary—again, ironic.

Since then, there has been a national uproar about the ability to deny service to, or "harass," public officials in public because of their political affiliations. A great many white Republican-folk have led conversations starting with something about "unity" and how "differences in politics shouldn't....blah, blah, something or another," but it got me thinking. Where the hell were all of these "good-hearted 'Mericans" when businesses were refusing service to the gay community? Or the black community? Or the Mexican community? *crickets* Yeah, that's what I thought.

Let's get something straight, if you have knowingly aligned yourself with a man who hates people of color, believes Mexicans are rapists and murders, refers to young black men as thugs, makes fun of handicapped persons, does everything he can to oppress the LGBTQ community and separates children from their families while allowing them to be medicated with psychiatric drugs, you better know I will refuse service to you.

Last week, Rep. Maxine Waters, a.k.a Auntie Maxine, caught a bit of heat after a clip of her promoting the refusal of service to member's of the Trump administration went viral. In the clip she said,

"Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd," Waters said. "And you push back on them. And you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere. We've got to get the children connected to their parents."

The idiot-in-chief then tweeted out this, falsely accusing Auntie of calling for violence against his lil' minions.


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Of course, Auntie had the time to set the man in the White House straight and get him together by reminding him of A.) the fact that she DID NOT advocate for violence against anyone and B.) all the times he's talked about "punching" people in the face and ruffing them up. She also took a firm stance defending her comments in the face of Democratic colleagues who attempted to distance themselves from them, *cough cough* Nancy Pelosi.

I, for one, stand with Maxine Waters. It's easy to call her names, say she has a low IQ, refer to her as Mad Maxine; I mean, at the end of the day, black women have endured that from white men for centuries. Like Malcolm X said, black women are the most disrespected group in America. But I am thankful to Auntie Maxine. Why? Because she is taking the force of their attacks like a boss for young women like myself and those to come. I also thoroughly understand her. Reminiscent of Fannie Lou Hammer, she is sick and tired of being sick and tired and so are we. Instead of a zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration in a country where all but 2% of the population are illegal immigrants or decedents thereof, how about a zero-tolerance policy on racism and bigotry? The last time I checked, civil disobedience and protest (of which the latter is our constitutional right) are benchmarks of this great nation.

Despite clear evidence that Maxine Waters DID NOT call for violence, Republican lawmakers are still calling on a resignation and apology to the White House for endangering their lives for her audacity to forgo "civility." Can you imagine, a gang of white politicians lecturing a black woman born in 1938 on the indecency of being denied service at a restaurant?

After receiving numerous death threats and being forced to cancel a few appearances, Maxine Waters had one thing to say at a "Families Belong Together" rally in Los Angeles, "If you shoot me, you better shoot straight."

Auntie Maxine is not standing down and neither should the resistance.

You can call it "rough," you can call it "harsh" and you can call it "loud", but you also need to call it "correct."

#IStandWithMaxine

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I'm The College Girl Who Likes Trump And Hates Feminism, And Living On A Liberal Campus Is Terrifying

I will not sugarcoat it: I don't feel safe on my own campus.

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I will get right to the point: being a conservative on a liberal college campus in 2019 downright terrifying.

At my university, I'm sure about 90% of the population, both students and faculty, are liberals. They are very outspoken, never afraid to express their views, opinions, and feelings in several ways. There are pride events for the LGBT community, a huge celebration for MLK day, and tons of events for feminists.

Then there's the minority: the conservatives. The realists. The "racists," "bigots," and "the heartless." I am everything the liberals absolutely despise.

I like Donald Trump because he puts America first and is actually getting things done. He wants to make our country a better place.

I want a wall to keep illegals out because I want my loved ones and me to be safe from any possible danger. As for those who are genuinely coming here for a better life, JUST FILL OUT THE PAPERWORK INSTEAD OF SNEAKING AROUND.

I'm pro-life; killing an infant at nine months is inhumane to me (and yet liberals say it's inhumane to keep illegals out…but let's not get into that right now).

I hate feminism. Why? Because modern feminism isn't even feminism. Slandering the male species and wanting to take down the patriarchy is just ridiculous.

I hate the media. I don't trust anyone in it. I think they are all biased, pathological liars. They purposely make our president look like the devil himself, leaving out anything good he does.

I will not sugarcoat it: I don't feel safe on my own campus.

I mostly keep my opinions to myself out of fear. When I end up getting one of my "twisted" and "uneducated" thoughts slip out, I cringe, waiting for the slap in the face.

Don't get me wrong; not everyone at my university is hostile to those who think differently than they do.

I've shared my opinions with some liberal students and professors before, and there was no bloodshed. Sure, we may not see eye to eye, but that's okay. That just means we can understand each other a little better.

Even though the handful of students and faculty I've talked to were able to swallow my opinions, I'm still overwhelmed by the thousands of other people on campus who may not be as kind and attentive. But you can't please everybody. That's just life.

Your school is supposed to be a safe environment where you can be yourself. Just because I think differently than the vast majority of my peers doesn't mean I deserve to be a target for ridicule. No one conservative does. Scratch that, NO ONE DOES.

I don't think I'll ever feel safe.

Not just on campus, but anywhere. This world is a cruel place. All I can do is stand firm in my beliefs and try to tolerate and listen to the clashing opinions of others. What else can I do?

All I can say is... listen. Be nice. Be respectful of other's opinions, even if you strongly disagree. Besides, we all do have one thing in common: the desire for a better country.

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Why I Love Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, not for political reasons

I don't want to talk about political beliefs necessarily when I talk about why I fucking love AOC.

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My political affiliation couldn't be kept a secret even if I tried. In the words of my mother, I've been a liberal since I popped out of the womb. So to me, the dramatic change in representation in the House was a huge win for me at this time in history.

While I sit on one side of the aisle because that's where I hear the most conversations about my closest political beliefs happening, I don't want to talk about political beliefs necessarily when I talk about why I fucking love Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The first I'd ever heard of this powerful voice from New York was in a video being shared around on Facebook that gave me a strong sense of hope that I haven't felt in a while. She explains the nuance behind "identity politics" and the importance of complete representation in Congress in terms of race, class, and policy. Here was a young woman in my generation (or just outside of it) running for Congress because she knew there was work to be done, not because she knew she would win, or because of some larger force paying her to win, or because she comes from a family of politicians. She ran because she was passionate and because she works to understand her district and represent them in ways that give her district a matched fight with revolving-door politicians who know how to play the game.

This woman, to me, represents accessibility into politics for Americans. When I first started listening to politicians and presidents talk on TV, I remember listening to Obama speak my freshman year of high school (maybe for a state of the union address?) and I asked my mom what a lot of words meant. I learned what poverty, immigration, economic policy, taxes, the middle-class, and more were. She had answers for some but not all of my questions, and then I asked why they felt the need to use such big, intimidating words? Weren't they supposed to represent the country, who to my understanding, probably didn't know what all of these words meant if my own mother didn't? (Moms know everything.)

I didn't want to be left behind in a country that made decisions based on Harvard graduate levels of thinking when most of us were in fact, not Harvard graduates. I was aware when Obama used words I had on a vocabulary test the week before, and I was aware that my honors class was strikingly different from my friends' general education English classes, and that our entire high school was years ahead of some less privileged schools 30-minutes away. But all of us, no matter how politically accessible our situations were or not, were to be represented by a man using these words.

AOC is progressive (in a non-political sense) for Americans because she uses rhetoric and tools to educate Americans instead of persuading or intimidating them to think that she just knows best. She's a politician, yes, so of course she uses persuasive techniques to get policy she believes in to pass so she can do her job as a legislator. But have you seen her Instagram stories or heard her speak in interviews?

Her style of leadership involves a refreshing level of transparency and group participation. I feel like I'm allowed to ask questions about what happens in Washington D.C., and about what another congressperson meant when they said ______. She answers questions like these online to her followers, some of which are her represented correspondents, and some of which are people outside of her district just desperate to expose themselves to any congressperson willing to talk to them on their level. Her flow inspires the average American to listen and checks the confident incumbent from underestimating just how much she knows.

Not all of us are fortunate enough to afford college. Not all of us are fortunate enough to come from a community where high schools prepared and primed us for college-level vocabulary filled conversations. Some of us have to accept politics as a realm with which we can never be involved, heard, or interactive. A.O.C. is what's changing this mentality. 43% of adults living in poverty function at low literacy rates. If they can't understand political rhetoric, how will they be able to democratically participate? Politicians spend so much time talking about poverty rates and how they want to move every family into a middle-class lifestyle, but they don't alter their political approach to invite the poverty-stricken or under-educated Americans into their conversations. AOC does this.

She spends time every night explaining whatever her followers have questions about in full detail. She actually uses up-to-date technology and social media to communicate with Americans, making older senators look lazy or technologically incompetent for not engaging with their community as often or as explicitly. Not to mention, every video I've ever seen produced by her or her team (including her Instagram stories) have closed-captions already edited in. She considers every American to be her audience before speaking, and the fact that what she's doing feels new and refreshing to me suggests just how badly we need her, and more people like her, in politics today.

This isn't even because of her understanding that literacy affects voting--in the original video I saw of her, she understands that the people she represents were flat-out not being addressed in politics. "People aren't voting because no one is speaking to them." Truly and meaningfully, directly and honestly.

She's America's teacher, a representative of why mentorship on all levels is important, and to me, what America would look like if our politicians were not only our representatives, but our educators, our mentors, and our teammates.

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