by refixico

CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT ELECT DONALD TRUMP !                   I never dreamed that I’d be forced to say those words. In truth, I didn’t think that the American People would elect someone to the highest office in the land with that person’s qualifications being centered in areas outside of government and who had not came up through the regular political infra-structure. Well , I and literally millions of other Americans and people around the world were wrong about your ability to become legally elected.

Frankly, President Elect Donald Trump, both publically and privately , I compared your rise to prominence to Adolph Hitler’s  career. Who  after a failed coup,  used the Democratic System to gain entry into the German government as Chancellor. After 3 months in office, he used a highly inflammatory incident to over-ride the democracy to ensconce himself as a dictator. Time will surely tell if you are a different type of leader and statesman for the American People or another version of a “STRONG MAN” who rules by force of Will.

Mr. Newt Gingrich, tells us that the historic President that you are most like is Andrew Jackson. As an African-Native American Descendant and Activist, this comparison is very troubling to me for several reasons. General and President Andrew Jackson was a Slave Owner and Indian Killer, who as a Military Officer and leader of the people  on countless occasions over-ruled legal protocol and did what his passions directed him to do. A very notable  event in his, “His Way or the Highway ” style of leadership was when the Supreme court ruled in favor of the Cherokee Nation’s right to remain on their Ancestral lands, in violation of President Andrew Jackson’s 1830 Indian Removal Act. President Jackson used the Army to illegally evict the Cherokee Indian Nation by forcing them on to the “Trail of Tears” where thousands of the members , mostly the elderly, the young and the sick succumbed to the rigors of the journey. Hitler in his book Mein Kampf said that he liked the way that America had treated “The Wild Indians”. There is no doubt that he instituted a heartless policy of forced removal that resulted in the loss of life of many people including Jews and various other  dissidents.

The photo above was taken on October 22nd, 2016 at “Fort Negro” on the Apalachicola  River in Florida. the occasion was the British Fort/Fort Gadsden 200th anniversary Commemoration of the “Negro Fort” Battle and Massacre. Florida at that time was Spanish Territory and because in 1694 the Spanish Monarch had issued an edit granting freedom to former enslaved Blacks who had escaped to Florida and embraced Catholicism and acted as militia , the area became a refuge for African-Americans fleing the U.S.  Slavocracy’s clutches. The countryside in and around the Negro Fort was inundated with Black Maroons and disaffected Indians all desperately seeking a safe sanctuary. General Jackson in collusion with President James Madison illegally sent the U.S. Military, including  the Army, Navy and Marine Corp into a foreign country without Congressional permission to ,as Gen. Jackson said: ” destroy the Negro Fort and return the stolen Negros and property to their rightful owners”. Since the 300+ occupants of a fort that had been armed by the British and left in the hands of 270 Blacks and 30 plus Seminole and Choctaw Indians refuse to surrender to the illegal invasion, the U.S. navy fired a red-hot cannon ball that explode the fort’s ammunition magazine, killing 200 Black women and children and 70 Black veterans of the British Corp of Marines who were defending the Fort.

My question to you President Elect Donald Trump, will you as President allow and permit the commemoration ceremony to continue at the British Fort/Fort Gadsden U.S. Historic Landmark at Prospect Bluff. It was an important gesture of recognition by the United States Government , through it’s agency of the United States Forest Service under the Department of Agriculture. The photo above depicts a “Semiroon Peace Belt Ceremony” that included 3 Chiefs and a High U.S.F.S official. I was the Ceremonial Elder officiating a portion of the ceremony and representing the Black Maroon victims of that tragic event. However, on that day our goal was to achieve “Healing and Reconciliation” after 200 years . I hope that your administration will not suppress this history  in the future.

President Elect Donald Trump, I as a citizen of the United States of America  and as a non-veteran Descendant 12 year member of the Los Angels Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th (horse) Cavalry ( an official U.S. Army Association ) because you were legally elected I am bound to respect your office as President of the United States and as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Military. This I do swear to do. I will continue to exercise my Rights of Freedom of Speech, but I will respect the country’s decision of electing you as our President of the United States of America.

God Bless America,                                                                                           Trooper Phil “Pompey” Fixico                                                                     Member of the L.A. Chapter of the                                                                 Buffalo Soldiers