Are You Ready to Stand Back and Standby?

Maryam Ismail
2 min readOct 4, 2020
Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash

“I watched the whole debate and laughed through the whole thing. Now, the world can what we have been going through all-the-while-Trump is not just one racist, he represents a tribe of racists.” - Yvette Carnell

Yeah, we all know America is full of racists, but just knowing is not enough. Also, I did not find anything funny about this debate. It was sickening. I really don’t get why there is even a debate, with so many people voting early. But anyway…

Trump’s “Stand back and stand by,” got many riled up. Many heard it as the secret code for White supremacist groups, such as the Proud Boys, to get ready to fight. I shudder to think what might happen if Trump loses the election.

Adding to this madness was the irresponsible move by the popular radio show, the Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne the God, who featured Trump as the Donkey of the Day and calling on his listeners to use their Second Amendment right of taking up arms.

So, get ready folks, November 4, 2020 could end up looking Meet the Blacks, a purge of another color: “I am here to tell you all, that America is in trouble. You better take your black self to the gun store to buy a gun. The leader of the free world has declared war on the citizens of the America. You betta be ready to fight,” he said

And now this script has been flipped with the announcement that Trump has contracted the Corona virus. Who’da thunk it? I thought he would never catch it, but he did.

What will this mean for the next debate which is on October 15th? We will see, perhaps it will call things down.

What do you all think?

Maryam Ismail

Mom. Journalist. Pizza maker New School for Social Research Alum, MA in Sociology and Historical Studies.