Rep. Jim Clyburn, (D-SC), who met Lewis 60 years ago at a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and served with him for 27 years in Congress, put it this way: “The country lost a hero last night. A movement lost an icon.”
And we should take a moment to contemplate the differences between the two men. One risked his life for his beliefs. The other has no beliefs, no religion and no understanding of something more important than him and his money. DJT stiffed over 5000 contractors while Lewis was marching for higher wages. DJT’s goal in life, if he has one, is to revoke everything accomplished by our first Black President as if he would erase the fact that we had one. He has isolated us from our allies and made us a laughing stock on the world stage.
And, according to the Washington Post, “President Trump has repeatedly questioned the value of conducting widespread coronavirus testing, arguing that if there were fewer tests conducted, the numbers of infections would be lower. Coronavirus infections and deaths are on the rise in many states.” We have never had such a jackass in the White House and hopefully we never will again.
Finally, he has wreaked havoc on our government and civil service . Where Lewis sought positive change, DJT seeks only power and ore money. Have we learned our lesson?