Conclusion... What Needs To Be Done.
Other than the Lord returning to destroy the greedy, selfish and wicked in America who refuse to change (just as it was done when God caused the world to be destroyed before), there are a variety of things that need to be done in order to rescue America's permanent social, economic and political underclass. And please don't forget those other Americans of late, who are slipping into the ever-widening American economic abyss.
1. With respect to government, it needs to be refocused, if not reformed:
Government's primary focus ought to be on all of the citizens of America, and not primarily on a singular class of individuals in America or corporations (that ship jobs overseas in order to increase their bottom lines). The government should not be obsessed with satisfying the desires of lobbyists (300,000 registered ones at this time), foreign adventurism, or self-promotion and self-perpetuation by those who have made a career out of of government (dis)service. The latter always take care of themselves first, with respect to earnings, housing, healthcare and retirement benefits.
The late President Ronald Reagan who was curiously loved by many of the less informed, made no bones about his belief that government should support the elite and corporate class in America. That belief, in and of itself, should have been enough to have disqualified him from service. Clearly it was a violation of his oath, to protect the Constitution of the United States, and therefore all of America's citizens! His involvement in deceiving Congress, given the illegal weapons that were purchased via Iran during his term (Oliver North hiding in the basement of the White House), and given to the Contra's was another reason that he should have been impeached instead of celebrated.
Mr. Reagan, and I call him that in respect to his surviving familymembers, believed that the remainder of society should have been disposed to waiting for the eventual 'trickle down' that would eventually reach them as a result of the largess of the elite class. And folks Reagan's views were the epitome of elitism. Sadly, too many Americans bought into Reagan's non-sense, which ended in nothing more than corporate greed, green mail, leveraged corporate buyouts, debts that the next generation and Administration had to pay off, and finally the perpetuation of America's permanent underclass.
Scripturally, Reagan's views reminds one of the story of the poor man who begged for 'crumbs from the rich man's table', he apparently got tired of waiting for some of the crumbs to 'trickle down' - just as some Americans are tired of waiting for today's trickle down! My personal feelings about Mr. Reagan is that he was 'a crumb'. He could have helped the American people and to change conditions in America! However, like too many American presidents, past and present, his objective was to serve the needs of a powerful elite like himself. My personal opinion about too many Americans is that they were willingly duped!
Like most presidents and government officials before him (and some are with us today, unanimity or fairness were not a part of this man's lexicon. Yes, many of his minions and the likeminded are still with us today, they still believe in Reaganism and continue to push his debauched agenda. Why? Many of them either benefited from Reaganism or are in line to benefit as a result of his economic principles that President George Bush employs. And by the way, Mr. Bush estimated worth is around 27M, and Vice President Cheney's at an estimated 85M.
The wealth of both of these characters will quadruple once they are out of office. Oddly enough, many who believe in the Reagan Gospel, also claim that they believe in the words of Jesus Christ. Folks, what Jesus taught in comparison to what Reagan taught and the rest of these nuts subscribe to, the two were and are still 'mutually exclusive'.
American federal, state and local governments all need to engage in the proactive role that each area of government engaged in during the first two hundred years of America's existence, if not before in a defacto sense. Each area of government's primary objective ought to be to immediately eliminate the structural imbalances that still exist in American society without having to be told to do so.
What do we pay these guys to do folks? Answer: To protect the Constitution and to represent the people, and the latter is what all officials are sworn to do in a representative government. And why is it that government never does its job(s) when it comes to representing all of the citizens that it is was put there to represent?
Many of the structural imbalances that exist in American society today, are there because encoded into law and therefore into the psyches of the American people is a requisite and desultory understanding that certain classes, individuals and corporate classes ought to be treated differently. Many Americans believe that certain classes, and corporations ought to be given preferential treatment and have the advantage over certain other classes and sectors the within society.
The elite class of individuals and corporations believe that they have an inherent right to be advantaged. And what that does to members of the subordinate class is to force them to be beholden to the elite and corporate class that are the harbingers of American wealth, with the full support and approval of the United States government. Today, we are witnessing a trend in America where those individuals who once upon a time benefited from the double-standards, are feeling the pain.
And perhaps that is a good thing. Why? When these individuals and families had the opportunity to insist on fairness, they ignored it and supported the nefarious scheme of America's nefaious power elite to invest in American corporations as well as in the power elite. And what did that power elite do given their support? The corporate power elite used the tax breaks and incentives that they benefitted from to line their own pockets (CEO's earning 300 times that of the average employee), and instead moved badly needed jobs offshore.
President Bush promised America several years ago that such a trend was good for the economy. And what does he have to say now that the economy is slipping in a recession (the permanent underclass is experiencing a depression already)? He is offering a stimulus package which he hopes will stimulate the economy and benefit the elite and corporate classes. He also boasts about the number of jobs that he created years ago, ignoring the fact that he took the economy into a recession when he first entered into office which resulted in a significant loss of jobs.
And what has he accomplished, he returned the economy to where it had been before and supplied the nation with jobs this time, that did not meet the needs of the average American individual or family.
Those permanent and sustained advantages and benefits that were codified into law, in particular over non-white Americans were resulted in the institutionalized and entrenched structural imbalances that have made it nearly impossible for a class of America's en masse to escape from their structurally and institutionally imposed dungeons. Government needs to reverse the damage that occurred as a result of its leadership role in granting preferential treatment to one segment of American society over the the past 200 years.
The government spent centuries 'legislating immorality', it is time that the government reverse not only its own immorality, it needs to raid the Federal Treasury and invest America's resources in its permanent and ever growing underclass. American resources would be better spent on saving humanity, rather than continuing to engage in the practice of subjugating and hurting other people around the world; just as America is doing, currently, in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and in Palestine.
It is amazing to know that our federal government is willing to spend in excess of 2B per week in order to kill foreign nationals, to take over other nations and engage in nation building, and the same federal government can never come up with resources, particularly equivalent resources to nation-build in its own backyard.
Clearly that is not the priority. America's ghettos, America's permanent underclass environs have only worsened, while the gap between the rich and the poor and others has widened. The next time you are in Washington D.C. do as I did, take a detour from the Capitol Mall, and tour the other Washington DC neighborhoods, and go over into Maryland. You won't have to drive but a few blocks from Capitol Hill to the New York Avenue area for example (crisscossing 2nd and 3rd street) to witness first hand, the other Washington DC.
Ask someone to direct you over to Ward 7 and 8, or to Suitland or Bladensburg Maryland. You will get a sense of what I mean when I explain that politicians in Washington will ignore what's right under there noses, and turnaround and invest America's resources in unwise ventures, and attack nations who have never bothered the United States. In fact, don't forget to take a drive up 6th street, or view the area that sits right behind the Washington Convention Center, there you will see how two nations that are world's apart co-exist.
Once Americans become more enlightened, particularly those who believed at one time that they had a change of obtaining the golden prize (many of them are slipping into the abyss today). I suspect that eventually when they feel the pain that they will join in helping to put pressure on the government. They will either help to restructure America in order that we might become one truly equal society where everyone is on an equal footing, or you know how they are - they will bring this nation down.
Come to think about it, perhaps some in that group simply needed to experience how others have lived and felt for centuries, and I suspect that they are many more like them who need to have the experience, permanently!
We need to, with the invention of a whole new government move towards becoming a single-classed society.
2. Religion: All religious organizations including the Church, need to reexamine their own policies, and their behaviors, particularly those organizations that have been in existence for over the past two hundred years, and the ones that existed prior to America becoming a nation. Many of our religious organizations were equally racist, and showed preferential treatment towards certain members of the society and members in their churches.
Often blacks were circumscribed in churches and were were forced to sit in the church balconies 'nigger heaven' I suppose, or in the churches belfry!
The Mormon Religion made no bones about their feelings. Simply put they said that blacks were cursed, and as a result blacks at one time could not be in the Priesthood, the Choir, the Congregation or inside of the church. Go to Salt Lake City, and spend some time there as I did, and visit the Mormon Tabernacle. If you are a non Mormon, you will be permitted to enter the old Mormon Tabernacle temple.
But more important than going into its old racist sanctuary, go and spend time at the Mormon museum like I did. Joseph Smith, and Brigham Young were typical American racists just like the rest, and just like America's politicians. Steve Young, former quarterback of the San Francisco 49'ers, bless his heart, does not believe like his ancestors once did.
And when you visit the city of Salt Lake, you will realize the deleterious effect that its religious racism had on the region. Other than the Utah Jazz basketball, you will have to look for black Americans in Salt Lake City. You will be safe, I stayed in a hotel there and no one bothered me. BTW, how many of you know that Senator Orrin Hatch, of Judge Thomas and Anita Hill hearing fame is a minister - he even preaches occasionally at black churches in the district!
The fact that he has been a Senator for so long will explain by and large, why the permanent underclass exists in America until this day. Had prominent religious leaders like the Reverend Billy Graham done their jobs and preached all of the gospel, they would have preached against racism from the onset. His refusal to preach at the March on Washington along with doctor King, tells you a lot about where his level of understanding, and where his character was at the time.
Thank God he has since repented for his behavior, but what are either he or son (given his current physical condition) doing to reverse the damage that Rev. Billy Graham could have helped to eliminate. Franklin spends most of his time crusading against the brown people of the Muslim faith, who the American government and American religious groups are currently discriminating against (led by Pat Robertson, John Hagee and others).
Have you ever heard or seen the Reverend Franklin crusade against the wrongs that have been done and are still being done to America's underclass? No, and you never will. One has to wonder how long will it take for Franklin, like his dad eventually did, to wake up and to realize what is going on right under his nose. One thing that the Grahams have never done and never will do is to spend their lives preaching and crusading against is American injustices!
All religious organizations should make it their primary aim to eliminate poverty in this nation within a reasonable timeframe, it should take just about one week. If they were to obey the scriptures and the writings that many of them purport to believe in, poverty in America would be eliminated in just about a week (For example read Acts chapter 4 where God's people shared everything.
verse 32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. 33With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. 34There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.
3. America's Institutions" All leaders of America's institutions need to take a hard look at themselves and the institutions that they preside over. They need to admit and work to reverse what the institutions that they preside over have done to contribute to the underprivileged in America.
Not only has preferential treatment by America's institutions given rise to the problem, the same institutions continue to sustatin, reify and to reenfoce the problem. Unfair hiring and preferential treatment practices, the greed-profit motive, excluding qualified students who are unable to afford from attending America's institutions of hire learning and other, contributes to a permanent underclass in America.
If the so-called religious individuals won't do the right thing, how can we expect the non-religious to do the right thing? All of America's institutions need to make a top down assessment of their institutional missions, and determine how they can reverse their past and current trends that contribute by and large to the problem.
4. The American People: The American people need to divorce themselves from the 'capitalist greed motive' that drives them, get in the real world and place the needs of their sisters and brothers above self interest. Americans are greedy and spoiled. Too many Americans think only about themselves.
Many individuals in American society, and in religious circles, have far more now than they will ever need or be able to use. Yet, those same Americans continue with conspicuous consumption of consumer goods. In the book of Malachi, chapter 3 vs 10, God promises to open the windows of heaven and pour out blessings that the would not have room to receive. I am often amazed at the number of Americans, particularly Christians ones who are still waiting for that promise to be fulfilled.
Wake up Christians, the promise for many of you has already been fulfilled. Many believers moved from their smaller 5-800 square foot homes into larger homes (some from 2 to 10,000 square feet) because they had insufficient space to store all the blessings that fell from heaven's windows. Their triple closets, attics, basements, cupboards, chest of drawers, dressers, hall closets, triple car garages and yards were overrun in their former domiciles. And some are finding that their larger edifices are still insufficient, so they have gone out to purchase storage units to boot.
I would ask of these Cain-spirited 'I AM NOT MY BROTHER's KEEPER' religious types, where are your brothers and sisters? For while you are living the good life, many ministers included, your undernourished brothers and sisters are year after year living in poverty and fear in dangerous neighborhoods. Many of your brothers and sisters are living in despair of the kind that you can help them to escape. When your cupboards were and are running over, did it occur to you that God provided you with extra in order to share, meaningfully, with those who are less unfortunate.
Many of the unfortunate members of America's underclass have not only been abandoned by the government, they have also been advantaged by their religious brothers and sisters who proclaim, I AM NOT MY BROTHER's KEEPER. And what do the well off say to their less fortunate brothers and sisters (many of whom represent the working poor)at the end of each service? They will say, praise the Lord brother and we will see you next week, and don't forget to bring your tithes and offerings. How dare you drive to the suburbs while your sisters and brothers return to the war torn and dangerous ghettos and communities that they cannot escape from?
I cite these areas of government, religious and individual human failure as areas of concern, because that is where the problem lies. It is the reason that most of the debauchery and neglect that has existed in this nation of wealth for so long still exists. And it proves that having wealth alone, Ronald Reagan's solution is not a solution at all.
From a scriptural perspective, if God's people who are called by his name were to simply turn from their wicked ways..., the land could be healed. Get it, if God's people, the lights of the world, were to do what they are supposed to do, the problem would be eliminated. However, one does not have to be a religious child of God in order to demonstrate a loving heart.
How many racists have there been in America that throughout the history of this nation have claimed to be Christians? And I am not just talking about the cowardly and schizophrenic Klansmen who invoke the name of Jesus and claim the cross, and still they hate Jews? Er herm schizophrenic Klansbrothers, Jesus was a Jew, however, you are also likely 'too dumb' to know realize that.
Many of America's so-called good people, many of them were and are ministers, remind me of many racists and segregationists in this country who have never been Klanspeople, yet, who at the same time also named the name of Jesus Christ. And, like the Klansman, instead of hating Jews, they hated blacks, while naming the name of Jesus. Many of these individuals are the ones who pastored churches and influenced government policy - some even served in the government, and others took their oath while laying their hand on the bible.
For many of them Judgment Day has already come and they have been exposed. On the other hand some of the most caring individuals in this nation and the world, interestingly enough are are agnostic, existential, secular and atheist. They are rightfully the number one critics, oftentimes, of religious hypocrisy and of religious hypocrites.
The members of these groups often fight harder for social justice and to deal with environmental issues than self-righteous Christians, particularly those who are members of America's Religious Right, and defacto moral majority. Judgment day again!
Hypocrisy in Christian America is apparent everyday, even TV Evangelist Reverend Kreflo Dollar explained on the Larry King show recently, that we will always have the poor among us. We don't have to have the poor among us Reverend Dollar, that is just an excuse!
Reverend Kreflo Dollar offered this explanation in order to justify his own excesses, and his own excessive lifestyle, on the syndicated Larry King Show recently. I can only imagine what Larry King, an atheist himself, thought as he sat and listened to a purported born again minister, attempt to justify his lavish lifestyle. And Kreflo has the verve and the nerve to do so while at the same time members of his congregation and the rest of the nation and the world are famished and impoverished.
Clearly Kreflo, and not only Kreflo, but ministers like him are not following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, no more than schizophrenic predecessors have done, or that his proteges are doing today. Wake up Kreflo, and stop building bigger barns, even when you claim to be doing so in the name of the Lord. You and others like you are not following the example of Jesus Christ.
A few pittances here and there is not what God required of his minister followers! You have been 'capitalized', and sucked into the spirit of American corporate and individual greed! Give Reverend Billy Graham credit for refusing to be receive an income over his years of ministry that exceeded the average salary of his parishioners! Kweflo, Jakes, Long and other white capitalist ministers, are guilty of emulating the behaviors of America's secular capitalist.
Reverend Kweflo was not about to sell all that he had and give it to the poor like the Rich Young Ruler that came to Jesus. And just like the Rich Young Ruler, the Rich Young Kweflo would and will not do so in spite of the fact he would have received even more wealth to distribute to the poor and to take care of his family needs by week's end. Get it, the rich have a steady stream of income. Whatever they give will be replaced in a few days - just like Kweflo the Rich Young Ruler missed the point. Greed!!!
Our ministers ought to lead the way in terms of the turnaround, however, if what I have witnessed sofar, from some of America's religious icons point of view, don't look for that to happen anytime soon. In addition to garnering wealth for themselves, too many of them are busy tearing down their old barns (homes and church edifices) in order to erect larger ones.
And year after year, new home after new home, new luxury car after new luxury car, new suit after new suit, new church building after new church building, members of these ministers congregations remain in the same social condition. And what do the members receive, promises of hope, while the ministers take their money in order to pay for their dreams right now!
America religious leaders are following the path of America's greedy capitalist entrepreneural classes - instead of enlightening and teaching them what should be done with profit and wealth.
There is much that can be done, and I suspect that the ones who will continue to try to implement change will be America's civil rights workers, and caring individuals. And ironically, the ones who have done the most and given the most are customarily labeled liberals, socialists, communists, anti-establishment and reckless. Don't forget that Jesus was crucified for the same reasons as demanded by the religious elite of his day, because he advocated for righteousness and justice for all people, and he even railed against 'that Fox', who was King over the local government(s) and the people!
All of us should ask, how come like Jesus, individuals like Dr. Martin Luther, Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner and others have to do the work of the United States Government? Why were their families forced to suffer when paid government officials, federal, state and local failed to do their jobs (and all of us know that they never did their jobs just as they are failing many times to do their jobs today).
How come Rosa Parks had to engage in actions that 'paid government officials' were unwilling to engage in, yet they were paid to do what she did - fight for social justice? How hypocritical it was it when many of America's political elite, presidents included, showed up at the rotunda to pay their respects to Rosa Parks. They should send their salaries to her survivors. Many of these individuals were alive and involved in government when Rosa Parks took her stand and suffered for it.
Where were they at that time? How come Harriet Tubman had to work to free black Americans and to help black Americans to escape from servitude? Where was the failed racist United States Government then? Should her survivor family-members receive reparations from the American government and the American people? Had Harriet been like many Americans today, in government and out, she would have saved herself and forgotten about the rest, but instead, she went back over and over again risking her life and safety, in order to rescue other people!
Many blacks who have abandoned the American ghettoes and urban centers ought to think about her example. Why won't you go back and help? Even my own brother, why are you suddenly too good for your own people?
What needs to be done still has not been done, what was and is wrong will be evident every time an incident like Katrina occurs and exposes the depraved social conditions that persist among certain classes in America. We will know that what needs to be done hasn't been done as long as the wealth and resources that are needed to address the needs of a society are harbored by one segment of the society.
And today that segment of society is not only white, many individuals from other races who have made it, including our ministers, have joined in on conspicuous consumption, and they are also turning their backs on America's permanent underclass. I have heard black Americans even in my own family boast saying, I don't even want to go back down there (this family member was referring to the neighborhood that he grew up in).
There are many more just like him. It is amazing what happens to a person or person when they gain a few dollars. I never changed me thank God. I love people, all people, even the ignorant ones who cannot see any further than their noses. Jesus was like that, he loved the sinner but hated their sins and their venal ways. The new segregated class in America includes blacks and Spaniards.
Some of these same individuals who once languished in poverty suddenly feel that they are better than their counterparts. I often wonder just how many job opportunities have been created by America's black wealthy athletes and entertainers, Dekembe Matumbo, David Robinson and a few others being notable exceptions. Oftentimes, it would appear that the first thing that they do is to run off, purchase a big house or car and being to live the lifestyle of the Rich and Famous.
Karl Malone, a famous NBA player once from Utah no less (and I believe New Orleans) who was too poor to purchase a jacket that fit him when he was drafted into the NBA sought to play for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team a few years ago, because he wanted the opportunity to win a championship ring.
The Los Angeles Lakers managment explained to Karl that they could not take on his 19million a year salary (that his then current team the Utah Jazz were willing to pay him if he reminaed). Karl told the Lakers, its okay I DON'T NEED ANY MORE MONEY - I just want a championship ring and you will be the vehicle by which I can garner a ring!
Now folks it was wonderful and commendable to hear someone finally say that I don't need any more money, and that I have enough to take care of my and my family's needs for the rest of our lives. The Chairman of Exxon didn't do that, despite his one year 450Million dollar earnings.
On the other hand Karl, instead of playing for a ring for the paltry 1M salary that you received, couldn't you have played for perhaps 3 or 4 more years, and used the money that you did not need to invest in creating jobs in black urban centers? My God, how many grandparents in urban centers who should have been retired years ago are still working in order to support themselves or their extended families.
What is wrong with people, even the blacks ones who were once members of American's permanent underlcass. On occasion when I would visit Portrero Hill in San Francisco, one of my sweeties having born and raised there I would enquire, what did O.J. Simpson do for the community. They responded, are you kidding, he would come by on occasion and visit or donate athletic equipment to the Community Center. Whoopee!!
Folks, Johnny Cochran who I was pleased to meet at professional basketball player Latrell Sprewell's press conference (Sprewell choked Warriors Coach PJ Carlessimo) at the Oakland Convention Center years ago, had to scramble to show where OJ Simpson had ever contributed any money to his own community. In fact, "I'm Just OJ", was practically ordered during his Trial by the Dream Team to donate money to Howard University.
They wanted to show that OJ was a caring philanthropist. Orenthal James donated a paltry five thousand dollars to his daughter's ala mater, Howard University. Er herm, that speaks for itself, there is no need to comment about this fallen hero.
In fact, he was not a philanthropist who put anything back into the community from which he sprang or elsewhere.
And unlike may other black entertainers and athletes have neglected to do, kudos go to the rappers. We criticize them for their lyrics and poetry, however, no other segment in the black community, with the exception of Comedian Bill Cosby, has given as heavily in terms of finances to the black community than they have done.
And how about Kobe Bryant? Kobe is another professional athlete who was apparently ring fixated. Does he have a right to purchase a diamond ring for his wife, estimated to have cost between 4 and 5M dollars, of course he did? However, I wonder just how many jo opportunities has Kobe created, from his wealth, for America's permanent underclass.
Isn't it interesting that members of America's permanent underclass take and give money to these wealthy individuals by purchasing their gear and attending sports events where they play at, however, when it is the members of America's underclass who need the money and a social lift? If these wealthy athletes cannot pool a portion of their resources in order to create jobs, help to provide credit and other services for America's cities we ought to ignore them, and at least stop celebrating them as if they were somehow American heroes.
How many jobs have they created, and what have they done with their purses to lift America's permanent underclass? What did Mike Tyson, a man who earned over 300M dollars prize-fighting? And how about Leon Spinks, the former heavyweight champion of the world became bartender do? What did these two intellectual giants do, who between them earned an aggregate half-billion dollars, for the community? Both of these nuts are broke! Leon said, well, I partied! That comment does not deserve a
Let's all give a shout out to Warrick Dunn, the former Atlanta Falcons football running back who created the Dunn Foundation in 1997. Dunn's Foundation made it possible for singles mothers to experience home ownership. Warren create a foundation that assisted single mothers to make down payments so that they could purchase homes.
Let's move on? We will know that what needs to be done is not being done as long as a segment of American populace cannot acquire healthcare in a nation that has the most trained physicians and service providers in the world, (and certain individuals cannot garner services simply because they cannot afford it). Criticize what does and what does not work in other nations that provide healthcare for their citizens, however, America cannot continue to use that as an excuse to do nothing.
And with regard to America's Corporate class or companies and organizations that America's federal government has continue to provide with numerous tax breaks and other considerations, you need to share your largese with the American workers. How dare you move jobs offshore in order to increase your own bottom line as well as personal options at the expense of Americans. Greed, greed and more greed!
We will continue to know that what needs to be done is still not being done as long as the federal government spends more time meeting the needs of lobbyists and corporations and other organizations that our federal officials meet with daily, than seeing to the needs of the American people! It is any wonder that Jesus came to bring a sword and not peace? Jesus hated injustice, and so do I!
peace & grace
Rev. C. Solomon
to be continued...., I'm not finished
Addenda: Also when you visit Washington DC particularly Capitol Hill, ask to be taken underground - that is if they will permit you to go underground. In addition to the underground submway system which not too many Americans knows that even exists, visit the barbershops, swimming pools, credit union and other recreational areas that are underneath the Capitol - after all you paid for it.
You will witness a sample of the perks that are hard=working legislators enjoy, while a stone's throw from the Capitol, drive up North Capitol or South Capitol Drive and you will see, while others exist in poverty. You won't believe Anacostia. And you get there by crossing the decrepid William Frederick Douglas, or is it the Malcolm X Bridge.
These folks have taken care of themselves and corporate lobbyists, it is the American people who have done nothing. Would the Congressional Black Caucus or the Spanish Caucus do anything about the plight of undeservered Americans? Many have tried, however, frankly, they do not have a sufficient number of votes to change in thing in America.
Having said that, enough in the moral majority are considering a black male who has different ideas about elitism, perhaps he or Hillary will be able to turn things around someday, albeit, Hillary is my first choise. She has earned the right to be President first!
She might not get everything that the people need, for there is still Congress to deal with, however, she will fight for what is truly needed in this country - however, I believe that it will take females to turn this nation around!