Black Women Already Said What Liz Cheney Wrote
December 6, 2023
Liz Cheney and other conservative political leaders have much to say about the former president’s anti-democratic crusade. On one hand, of course, I’m grateful that they are finally saying the things we’ve all been saying. But on the other hand, it’s annoying because they are responding to Trump’s vicious words, threats, and childish antics as if they are new.
What really ticks me off is that many White voices have been making the rounds on all the networks and dropping their opinions onto the pages of the Washington Post, the New York Times, and of course, their books as if they are the first to call this out.
Though I do not wish to make this about who said it first, I think who said it first is significant considering Cheney’s and other Trump enablers siren warning to us all is, “BEWARE!!! THE END IS NIGH!!!! TRUMP IS A WANNABE DICTATOR WHO LONGS FOR A DICTATORSHIP!!!”
Black women, particularly Black women in media, already told us this. They saw it the minute he came down the escalator all those years ago. They knew because, unlike the Liz Cheneys of this country, they are the descendants of Black people who very much experienced a dictatorship in this country—White supremacy—in which they had absolutely no rights, not even a right to their own bodies, not even a right to their own children.
Lets look at some of characteristics of a dictatorship: