For President Donald Trump to allow racist and bigoted remarks to be made at a so-called campaign rally is, within itself, unpatriotic. The chant, “send her back” was meant to denigrate four first-time congresswomen at a so-called campaign rally in North Carolina. It brought back hurtful memories of the 1950s and 1960s.

I thought about the manner in which Gov. George Wallace, of Alabama, was spewing his racist rants while young African Americans, whom I knew, personally, Belvin Lightfoot, Joel C. Loftis, Rufus Hood, Johnny Winters,and Gus Allen III, were paying the ultimate sacrifice for a country which, at the same time, upheld bigotry and racist acts. Most disturbing is that these five young men and others answered the call of duty while many individuals, including the president, paid to receive counterfeit deferments.

The monument to Emmett Till in Mississippi continues to be vandalized by hate-filled, cowardly, individuals. People who participate in these actions hold racist resentment for a 14-year-old African American boy who was mutilated and hung by a mob of grown men. What happened is a part of this country’s history, and cannot be re-written. Most recently, U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has been denigrated by the president. This president portrays himself as a person who’s not aware that he pledged in his Oath of Office, to be the president of this entire country. Does he know that Cummings represents a part of the United States? Go figure.

By the grace of God, we’ve lived long enough to know and understand that there are good people of every ethnic and racial group. We just need to work with each other to heal old wounds, no matter how difficult. As progress is being made, the underbelly of that heinous spirit is still present. To deal with it, we must be able to engage in open dialogue with each other. To that end, the Westend Ministers Alliance has been bridging the gap between the Texas City and La Marque police departments, city administrations, governing bodies, and our communities for eight years.

Recently, my fellow union members and I attended a timely civil and human rights conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We met and strengthened our resolve to fight bigotry and racism wherever it rears its ugly head. As Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “We will learn to live together as brothers or die apart as fools.”

Our local and international union members have dedicated themselves to stand against this evil that’s racism. We must stand because the leader of this land and many elected officials has declined to do nothing but encourage this anomie. However, there’s hope. Because no matter how the courts of this land rules, no one will escape justice. As sure as night follows day, the president, and others like him, will answer for their injustices.

The Rev. James E. Daniels is founder and chairman of the Eagle’s Nest Community Organization and lives in Texas City.

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Carlos Ponce

So now the chant, "send her back" is considered "racist". Looks like EVERYTHING associated with Trump becomes racist in Daniels' eyes. The chant started then died quickly - a woman yelled it out. Then it re-started lasing mere seconds until Trump overrode when he continued his speech. Yet for those few seconds, Daniels pens his column titled "Shame on President Trump and his ardent followers". The only reason some consider it racist is because it was directed at a "woman of color" Why would people want to send her back?

Rep. Ilhan Omar has said and posted anti-Semitic, anti Jewish, anti-Israel rhetoric. Does Daniels condone her anti-Semitism? Does Daniels condone her anti-Jewish speech? Does Daniels condone her anti-Israel tweets? Most Americans, and that includes "ardent" Trump followers, do not. Look at the reason why some chanted, "send her back".






Gary Scoggin

I figured I would see your support for the self proclaimed “King of Israel.” I guess he really is “the chosen one.” And all this time I thought that was Jesus. But there’s no difference to many Trump supporters.

Carlos Ponce

"King of Israel" - not self proclaimed. that came from Wayne Allyn Root.

"Chosen one" - not in a religious sense. He said, “This is not my trade war. It is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago by a lot of the president. I am the chosen one. Somebody had to do it. I am taking on China.”

Jesus is the Messiah. Trump simply is confronting China on trade talks - something not really done by Obama, nor Bush 2, nor Clinton, etc. Gary Scoggin confuses the two. Strange.....[whistling] Taking things out of context again, Gary?

Gary Scoggin

When retweeting Wayne Allyn Root (whomever that is) and then adding “Wow”, the President was endorsing the concept. He could have chose not to retweet it, yet he did. If that’s not an endorsement of the comment, then what is? There is no conclusion to be made other than that our President considers himself on par with Jesus. As a a Christian, that offends me. Carlos, I thought maybe you’d be offended, too. Even the Catholic Church has moved off of infallibility of the Pope. Yet, the hardcore Trumpists still are in awe of the infallibility of the President and will go to any lengths to defend that notion.

Carlos Ponce

"There is no conclusion to be made other than that our President considers himself on par with Jesus." Gary, didn't you read the comment was made in reference to CHINA trade? Oh well, can't fix Trump derangement Syndrome. Take time to READ his comments.

Jim Forsythe

Wayne Allyn Root, Trump’s Rally Opener, Is a Conspiracy Theorist Who Thinks the Vegas Shooter Was ISIS

Trump endorsed Wayne Allyn Root’s 2015 book about how Trump was changing America, and Root has spoken at Trump rallies. Many of Trumps ideas come from Wayne Allyn Root.

Moreover, just like the president, Root is a bombastic right-wing media personality obsessed with the Clintons, Obama, the physical appearance of liberals, and the conspiracy theories that comport with his worldview.

Bailey Jones

Seriously, Gary - what sort of moron retweets a proclamation declaring himself to be the Messiah and King of Israel? I long for the day when I don't have to wake up to headlines like "Trump snubs Denmark for not selling him Greenland". Or "Trump declares Jews disloyal". Or "Trump tells Americans to go back where they came from." Or really, anything that doesn't start with the word Trump.

Carlos Ponce

Bailey, re-tweeting that statement calls out the hilarity of the statement. And the "headlines" mentioned must come from über-Leftist writers. They're not headlines. They're PROPAGANDA. Intelligent people read them as such. Bailey didn't..... SO SAD![sad]

Gary Scoggin

I agree that retweeting calls out the hilarity of the statement. But there’s no evidence, other than Carlos’ weak protestations, the The President considered this a joke.

Bailey Jones

"Bailey didn't..... SO SAD!" Yes - clearly, I'm the problem here.

Carlos Ponce

"But there’s no evidence, other than Carlos’ weak protestations...." So it's TRUE! Liberals have NO SENSE of humor! Thanks Gary Scoggins for proving this!

Carlos Ponce

Bailey posts, "Yes - clearly, I'm the problem here." It takes a big man to admit it!

Carl Hungus

The mindless trump humpers will never get it. They are the folks that used car salesmen love to see walk through the front door....another sucker!

Carlos Ponce

The mindless with Trump Derangement Syndrome don't get it. Suckers for über-Left propaganda.

Jim Forsythe

Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is a mental condition in which a person has been driven effectively insane due to their love of Donald Trump, to the point they will abandon all logic and reason.

Symptoms for this condition can be very diverse, ranging from racist or xenophobic outbursts to a complete disconnection from reality. TDS can also often result in the sufferer exhibiting violent, homicidal, or even genocidal desires, particularly against residents from foreign countries.

Sufferers have also been known to wish direct self-harm on themselves (such as increased tariffs, a desire for tax cuts heavily favoring corporations and the 1%, infringement of first amendment rights, and even the destruction of NATO for comrade Putin), provided that action was initiated by Donald Trump.

Paranoia is also a common symptom of TDS. Sufferers have been known to believe that they are in some way being persecuted when their Trump related beliefs are questioned, and in some cases believe they are about to be a victim of an immigrant related crime. The paranoia does however not seem to be bad enough to make TDS sufferers attempt to actually becoming informed and think for themselves.

If properly treated, suffers of TDS can make a full recovery. Many suffers have been known to grow out of TDS, yet many can only be treated by having their condition directly treated through the application of logical reasoning.






Emile Pope

Apparently they have developed an immunity to logical reasoning...

Carlos Ponce

Jim, we've been through this. Your definition of TDS is WRONG!

Jim Forsythe

"There is no shared lay understanding of TDS, mainly because it is a folk category rather than a professional category." It was made up in 2003, during the presidency of George W. Bush. You can use your none medical definition, and I will use mine, which is the true meaning..

Mike Zeller

[thumbup] Jim [thumbup]

Carlos Ponce

"There is no shared lay understanding of TDS" BULLSTUFF JIM!

Definition: Trump derangement syndrome (TDS) is a derogatory term for criticism of, or negative reactions to United States President Donald Trump that are alleged to be irrational and have little regard towards Trump's actual positions or actions taken.

Jim Forsythe

"There is no shared lay understanding of TDS, mainly because it is a folk category rather than a professional category." It was made up in 2003, during the presidency of George W. Bush. You can use your none medical definition, and I will use mine, which is the true meaning

Jim Forsythe

Definition: TDS, made up syndrome to amuse a few.

Carlos Ponce

So Jim came up with his own definition for a "made - up" word. [rolleyes]

Carlos Ponce

" It was made up in 2003, during the presidency of George W. Bush."

So in other words, Democrats become DERANGED every time a Republican is elected.

2000-2008 Democrats had Bush derangement syndrome.

2016-2025 Democrats have Trump derangement Syndrome.

(Note that Republicans suffer no similar malady when a Democrat is elected.)[innocent]

Jim Forsythe

The same person that made up TDS, also made up BDS. Only Republican's use this type of made up Syndrome.

Carlos Ponce

TDS does exist.

Jim Forsythe

TDS does exist in the minds of a few. These are the ones wrapped in the cocoon of, Clinton, Obama, and others are at fault for all that Trump disagrees with. Just this week, another nasty women was added to the list of Trumps nasty women. Is the Danish Prime Minister a nasty women to you?

Strong women In power end up on Trumps nasty list. Are the following also nasty to you, or just to Trump? Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, Senators Mazie Hirono, Kamala Harris , Elizabeth Warren ,Mette Frederiksen the Danish Prime Minister.

Is this how you want our President to act? If so, continue with your TDS and other made up facts.

Carlos Ponce

"Denmark, I looked forward to going but I thought that the Prime Minister's statement that it was 'absurd' ... was nasty," Trump said.

Jim Forsythe posts,"Just this week, another nasty women was added to the list of Trumps nasty women. Is the Danish Prime Minister a nasty women to you?"

Did he call the Danish prime Minister or her statements "nasty"? Her statements, not her. It appears Jim Forsythe has TDS.

Does Jim haveTDS? Jim find ONE THING Trump has done that you agree with. It shouldn't be hard. Pelosi and Schumer have agreed with Trump's actions on more than one occasion. Can you?

Jim Forsythe

This go with Trump was only talking about what Danish Prime Minister said and not that she was. The President says he wants to buy Greenland and what she says is nasty? What did she say that was nasty or was he saying it to degrade another women.

Continue on with your TDS.


Carlos Ponce

So Jim couldn't find one thing Trump has done that he agrees with. Pelosi and Schumer have. Looks like Jim has TDS.

Jim Forsythe

As TDS is made up, nothing to agree to or be against.



The origin of the term is traced to political columnist and commentator Charles Krauthammer.The first use of the term 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' may have been by Esther Goldberg in August 2015; She applied the term to "Ruling Class Republicans" who are dismissive or contemptuous of Trump. Some may defined "Trump derangement syndrome" as a Trump-induced "general hysteria" , producing an "inability to distinguish between legitimate policy differences and signs of psychic pathology" in the President's behavior. Remember, some people might interpret it to mean that Trump is the one who is "deranged", rather than those who criticize him.

Trump followers have tried to hi-jack the true meaning, but it true origins was to describe "Ruling Class Republicans" as being deranged.

If one does not want to be criticized, they should not run for President. When one starts with less than 50% of the votes, they should expect to be criticized. Things like going to El Paso and going into a rant about crowd size at the rally he had in the past, instead of offering comfort to the city in need does not help his likeability. It should not have been political at all.












Carlos Ponce

Whatever, Jim. Your made up definition was so far removed from the person who coined the term it was not recognizable.

Jim Forsythe

You mean this one, Definition: TDS, made up syndrome to amuse a few.

Just as good as the other made up Definition.

Carlos Ponce

Not a good definition at all, Jim. In fact - WORTHLESS!

Jim Claffy

Rhetoric like this does nothing to heal the anomie Rev. Daniels complains about.

Mike Meador

Gary....[thumbdown][crying]

Pete Nanos

Too bad that there are so many self proclaimed "revs" out there, who should know the difference when it comes to the oft used term "racism". Ignorance knows no bounds. The truth is that this guy is a political hack.

Charles Douglas

I don't see what the big deal is here. The God of the universe calls us all to be who he created us to be, before we were in the belly! However, being one who will not force anyone to choose him, nor accept his callings, gifts and talents, it is left up to each individual male or female to seek God, and assimilate themselves to God, his word, and his assignments preordained for their lives! Romans 11:29 plainly states the God's gifts and his callings are irrevocable, and God never changes his mind about why he gave them. Now, if you are the kind of Christian who does not get it, and frown on such truths, you should understand that does not mean that everyone else will do the same! Of coarse President Trump was called to do what he is doing! A desert rock laying in the sands of the New Mexico desert should be able to come to the same conclusion! No matter what happens to him it is never enough for his enemies to destroy him! Nobody can destroy who God is helping! In Isaiah 44: 28, GOD proclaimed King Cyrus The Great, ( not a Jew ) as his shepherd, and tool to perform all the work he laid out for him in order to help the JEWS rebuild Jerusalem and the Wall around it, and the temple's foundation, 150 years or so BEFORE Cyrus was born! Isaiah 45:1 God assigned Cyrus, not a Jew, to subdue nations standing in the way of progress, and promised him help in accomplishing his tasks! In Isaiah 45: 13, GOD proclaimed that he would raise up Cyrus who would build cities and let God's captives go, and not for hire or bribe! Jeremiah 1:5 says God knew Jeremiah before he formed him in his mama's belly, and sanctified and ordained him with a calling or mission BEFORE he was even born! Question for anyone, ...Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever! If God called Moses, Joshua, David, Peter, Paul, Cyrus, Rehab, Ruth, and Elijah, ...what make you think he could not call D.J. Trump? You don't speak for God unless you are speaking his word, and the GOSPEL! Let this serve as a warning to Omar, and Talib, you go after God's people, you go after God! Take note Pelosi, and Crybaby Chuck, and he of all people should know better! Send your offerings to GDN and they will send a check to charity. Say AMEN to that.

Finally, Talk back to if you can....but come ARMED WITH THE WORD OF GOD ...who takes no pleasure in foolish babblings!

Gary Scoggin

So, you agree that President Trump is the best thing ever to happen to Israel? And that he should hold the mantle as "the King of Israel" and that to the people of Israel he is like "the second coming of God"? (Of course, the Jews are still waiting for the first coming.)

Bailey Jones

Only the "disloyal" Jews are still waiting...

Charles Douglas

Finally, Talk back to if you can....but come ARMED WITH THE WORD OF GOD ...who takes no pleasure in foolish babblings, ...and neither do I! Love you brother, but I roll with the word, not all this rhetoric that many seem to be infatuated with, and are trying to score political points with. Anybody else? If you come bring the Word of God! I'll leave the light on for you!!!!

Gary Scoggin

I’m just quoting the President that some, apparently, are trying to deify.

Carlos Ponce

Gary Scoggin writes, "I’m just quoting the President...." and OMITTING the CONTEXT, Gary! CHINA TRADE was the topic.

Gary Scoggin

The context of the retweet of the Wayne Allyn Root tweet was not China, it was Israel. Try to keep up, Carlos.

Charles Hughes

[yawn]

Ted Gillis

Uber Leftist. Another made up word.

Carlos Ponce

It's Über Leftist, Ted. I guess you never studied Deutsch. Sprechen sie?

David Smith

I cant believe the GDN continues to give this "minister "a platform.. must be their agenda version of the Isaih Factor..

Carl Hungus

To Carlos Ponce- What's even more hypocritical is a Mexican trump humper; it's the funniest thing I've read all week. Do you chant send them back when talking to the rest of your family? Are you a rapist and/or a drug dealer? Trump thinks you are.... and a Do you wear your made in China MAGA hat in public with your other Mexican-born friends? Do you think having sex with a porn star or two while being married is ok? Do you think over 12,000 lies to the American public in 2 years is a good example for kids? Too bad you don't have a moral compass or the ability to reason between right and wrong.

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