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GUEST COLUMN: The age of Nana Nana Boo Boo

Willie Mae Samuel

Willie Mae Samuel, founder and director of the African American Connection for the Performing Arts in Rome

Who would have ever thought that in 2017, we would be living in the age of na-na na-na boo-boo? However, the saddest thing about that is that we have allowed a child to drag us back to this place in time. We quickly name Kim Jong Un as a radical with no control, but we had better take a serious look at what is in the White House on this side of the ocean. Kim Jong Un can use his age of 30 as an excuse for still being a man child, but how do we justify our 70 year-old man child and his emotional escalations as have been reported of throwing items and screaming at the news reporters on TV. The Nana Nana Boo Boo age is when that kind of behavior occurs. Young children often cry, get mad, or pout. We are certainly paying a tremendously high price for a baby sitter to care for our 70 year-old “wanta be” man in the highest office in the country.

Trump blames others for his shortcomings. How typical is this of a child? For the last 16 months, I do not believe that we have ever heard him accept blame for anything. Once a reporter asked him if he ever asks God to forgive him for anything, and his answer was, ”No, I just go on and do better next time if I make a mistake, because very seldom if ever do I make a mistake.” When things go wrong, young children look to blame someone else as long as it is not laid at their feet. This is what is happening today in our Nana Nana Boo Boo Land.

When there's a situation that's uncomfortable, young children might lie to stay out of trouble. Lies do not seem to make this man child uncomfortable. He will just spit out one after another. If you have watched him as he is telling a lie, you will notice that he gets excited and turns red.

Research has it that once he was dropped off at the military school of correction, he fought other children and threw food from his plate at them and cursed at them just as he does now at the American people. He got in the White House and instantly began saying, “Nana Nana Boo Boo, look at me in the White House.”

We have got to be the laughing stock in the world. We have traveled all over the globe telling other countries to look at our example of democracy and telling them to follow our pattern, while in the meantime we were creating lots of little monsters filled with rage. What we did not remember was that most times the monsters turn on their creators or supporters. Everyone who supported Trump when he was being disrespectful to others have already gotten a Nana Nana Boo Boo put down.

Children come in the world with fleshly thoughts of me, myself, and I. Children are taught to love and share, because they are hollow and void of all emotions except hate and anger when born. They have poor impulse control and are filled with straw and will lack empathy and compassion until they are taught that those are qualities that human beings should possess. Does that bring anyone to mind?

In Nana Nana Boo Boo land we attack people on personal traits. Who is this the best description of? Trump right? (Pocahontas, Lying Ted, Little Sweaty Rubio, short and fat Rocket Man, low energy Jeb, sleepy Carson, etc.) Before we became mature enough to realize that name calling can inflict pain on others, we all had friends and may still do, who were great at doing so, and we would laughed unmercifully at the child in pain. In some instances, we would even join in and add a line or two. In BOO BOO land this behavior has hundreds of names. In some areas it was called ‘putting one in the dozen, joning or cutting.’ After moving to adult hood level of maturity, we may still think negative things about others, but we very seldom let the names or thoughts come out of our mouth. That is called self-control or not acting on impulse. Trump speaks recklessly or takes impulsive action without pausing to think about the potential consequences. This is acceptable to a degree in BOO BOO land.

Rex Tillerson and McMasters called him names. One said the he was a f…king moron and McMasters called him an idiot. So a few seem to be waking from the trance of castration and are seemly realizing that we are in physical, psychological, spiritual, emotional, and spiritual danger. Remember that Bully in school was funny until he turned on you. All of us who are so concerned about giving Trump a chance to be Trump had better wake up and help us fight our way out of Nana Nana Boo Boo Land for our future’s sake.

Willie Mae Samuel is the founder and director of the African American Connection for the Performing Arts in Rome.