Daughter of Civil Rights activists Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bernice King wiped out Donald Trump with one Facebook post. On her official Facebook page Be A King, Ms. King gives wise advice on how to deal with the man in the Oval Office. The president will be enraged.
The Kings carry serious weight in Civil Rights, every bit as applicable today as it was half a century ago. Monday evening, something happened on the Senate floor that drew enormous attention to her mother Coretta Scott King. Bernice King offered people a path forward, in spite of the continuing frothing prejudice.
Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell arbitrarily gaveled down Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren for reading Coretta Scott King’s letter. That meant Warren could no longer participate in the discussion about Attorney General nominee Senator Jefferson (Jeff) Beauregard Sessions, III. Whatever McConnell’s intent, he drew millions of people to read the letter describing Sessions’ terrible record on Civil Rights.
Bernice King posted on her Be A King’s Facebook page 10 steps to deal with Trump and take back our democratic government. She passed on this wise advice:
- Don’t use his name; EVER (45 will do)
- Remember this is a regime and he’s not acting alone;
- Do not argue with those who support him–it doesn’t work;
- Focus on his policies, not his orange-ness and mental state;
- Keep your message positive; they want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow;
- No more helpless/hopeless talk;
- Support artists and the arts;
- Be careful not to spread fake news. Check it;
- Take care of yourselves; and
Then, Bernice also offered this wisdom on her Facebook page:
‘Keep demonstrations peaceful. In the words of John Lennon, “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight! Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”
‘When you post or talk about him, don’t assign his actions to him, assign them to “The Republican Administration,” or “The Republicans.” This will have several effects: the Republican legislators will either have to take responsibility for their association with him or stand up for what some of them don’t like; he will not get the focus of attention he craves; Republican representatives will become very concerned about their re-elections.’
To read the entire Coretta King letter, click on this link.
Check out this amazing video about Trump’s nominee for attorney general below:
Featured Image: Be A King’s Facebook Page.