Are We the People Ready for Post Trump-Pence America? OpEdNews.com Headline

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Are we ready to admit this truth?  Most accidents:  vehicle, rail, traffic, swimming pool, kitchen, cooking, window washing, weight disorders, falling cranes, hospital, senior facilities, opioid overdoses, house fires and being left in overheated cars, resulting in serious injury or death – are due to human error:

  • Rushing too fast to get it right the first time
  • Preoccupation with personal problems diminishing common good focus
  • Cutting corners, whether corporate ordered or individual work ethic
  • Texting, cell phoning, iPod, radio distractions

Are we not yet ready to unchain ourselves from things, places, people, elections and corporations inciting an abundance of:  Digital mob mindset, being herded beyond group speak into gratuitous global screen fixation?

Can our Exceptionalism survive voters…

  • Without Civics Education for election participation
  • More consumed by student debt than, Big Picture
  • Defending not voting, or voting for the greater of two evils
  • Proving the fallacy that perfection can be achieved without first doing the best we can, to be better

Aren’t memory lapses of historical lessons flashing red warnings to get ready, or does self-absorbed over consumerism dim our ability to deny perfect the freedom to handicap better?

Are we less ready than Robert Todd Lincoln, or any American, for President William McKinley’s September 14, 1901 death by bullet infection, after the lesson of President James Garfield’s September 19, 1881’s death by medical arrogance?

Was America’s military and civilian oversight ready for 1963 Dallas after Good Friday 1865 Lincoln assassination?  Perhaps then, America’s not being ready for WWII twenty-four years after WWI’s mustard gas ending, is not surprising.

Is being blind-sided by an administration determined to destroy our environment for profit, prioritizing internment camps over post hurricane rescue – a joint venture in, My Bad?  Is continually shifting from headlines du Jour, defense for our forgetting lead-poisoned children in 2014 Flint Michigan?

According to a new report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation. 

Whether self-preservation or, our brother’s keeper – are we ready?

IF:  not my problem, love it or leave it, anti-immigrant conservatives – are we fact check ready:  of the 327.16 million Americans, 63 million are exposed to unsafe drinking water in 2018!

Is being ready, insisting:

  • Our oceans are our protection
  • More guns, equal safer schools
  • Not even God can sink our Stock Market & 401Ks
  • Our nuclear facilities, Fracking, Grid, Utility Companies keep America safe
  • Texas is better without Helen Keller & Hillary Clinton

Is repeating, thoughts and prayers for September 11, 2001, Sandy Hook December 14, 2012 and Parkland’s 2018 Valentines’ Day, being ready?

Electing Trickle Down economics empowered an anti-Checks and Balances Dick Cheney power grab for presidential superiority.  So, are we ready to stop believing the lies we tell ourselves about perpetual war, Alzheimer’s, the gutting of ACA/Obamacare, FEMA – and Republican senators willing to install a second alleged sexual abuser to our Supreme Court dais?

Were Americans in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Massachusetts made ready for late night gas explosions, house fires and, after the fact, mandatory, run for your lives evacuations – caused by years of neglecting leaky old gas pipes?

While no generation is responsible for the world it inherits, each successive generation is America’s best hope for the reconstruction of truth.

Too Big to Jail Banker’s Great Recession, dehydrating Americans with Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and his Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s 2013 water shut offs and intentional Coal Ash 2014 North Carolina water contamination diminished American readiness!

It is ludicrous to expect perfect candidates, tolerate huh responses to voting or permit elected officials to renege on our supremely chiseled promise:  Equal Justice Under Law.

As a people, we’ve readily accepted the superficial, over in-depth investigation – mesmerized by the dramatic effect of standups in hurricane winds and floods, over advocating for our interior – insisting on FEMA, Environmental and Climate reality checks.

Are we ready to let go of denial and stop accepting government propaganda as patriotism, religious bias as family values and corporate marketing as truth – and proclaim:  there is more patriotism, hope and heroic honesty and definition of America, in athletes and first responders, taking a knee – than trumpeting we’re ready, willing and able, without each other.

 

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Will We Choke on Trump/Pence Ashes or Revive and Breathe Free? https://www.tremr.com Staff Pick & OpEdNews.com Headline

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Florence is real, Trump/Pence Administration false, but both are equally dangerous – while we continue to chase media led distractions from the truth that sets up free.

The New York Times Op-Ed seems more a plea for forgiving accomplices after the fact, than reassurance.  Either way, it exposes our stability deficit, lack of judgment and reckless misplaced hero worship.  Our choices confirmed by a veteran of Fourth Estate journalism, experienced in co-defeating a criminal POTUS – we are free to succumb to desperation in the belly of the beast, illegally dabble in de facto coup or vote to free America from the chosen demagogue of 30% of Americans – all while, the whole world is watching.

Although certain of The Gray Lady’s Due Diligence, the delusional White House submitter is as misguided as a Trump rally. Penning split focus on the public, whether directed or not by a ranting reality show host unhinged from the reality that 60% of his landlords want to terminate his lease.

When a deceiver successfully deceives millions, is himself deceived by his addiction to provocative prevarication, is America Machiavelli squared by conservative political connivers and their over-zealous worshipers?

Our best counter to what we bequeathed our future:  by example, don’t throw out voices of reason with the sullied bath water of unreasonable Republican hubris.

Nonetheless, in reestablishing America’s exceptional world leadership, angry rhetoric is an unnecessary drain on our necessary collaborative mission to passionately pursue a life of excellence – before Trump/Pence era is irreversible.

At this perilously late date, self-preservation demands we replace derision with civil debate, at least among Democrats, ever aware of our 2016 house divided lesson.

Continuing to be fixated puppets of K Street, Wall Street or a Media narrowly pre-occupied, diminishes our self-motivation to think for ourselves with empathy for all others, whether perceived as political friends or foes.

Similarly, can we afford to pass on our current inheritance of arrogantly presuming dominance over international antagonists, while assuming blind obedience from longtime allies – instead of cleansing ourselves of leaders who have turned their back on global stewardship?

Presidents Lincoln, FDR, Eisenhower and John Kennedy, weren’t brutes forcing their way to the front of the line.  Yet, global generations still benefit from their quests for world peace.

Although freedom’s unfinished work, now damaged with Trump/Pence cracks at our outer fringes, America’s core still shields us, who yearn to breathe free, from the temporary superficial intrusion of, alternative facts.

Too often self-distracted victims of corporate deviations from the common good, we miss the frost of the GOP political machine – failing to comprehend this devastatingly new phase of a dangerous divergence from America’s, road less traveled by. 

While perfection will forever elude us, it nonetheless lights our pathway to better ensure our inexorable involvement with all life on earth – reclaiming, we are forever, a part of the main. 

Now, do we stand still looking backwards, or continue our work in progress?  Stand for National Anthem clutching heart and scriptures or admit that too many who do have forgotten, I was hungry, and you gave me no food, I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink.

In 2018 all must choose the arena:  either vigilant oversight to outmaneuver herds confusing patriotism with mob rule or avert our attention while an ICE pick in our Democratic Republic, bankrupts post man-made natural disaster restoration.

Perfection remains our secondary goal, but better can eradicate:

  • Citizens United
  • A Congress withholding funds needed to protect our electoral system
  • Gerrymandered districts and Red Mapping

Prioritizing immediate individual concerns is understandable, but choosing to ignore, as many are ignored, our need to elect leaders who embrace our natural progression forward into diversity, denies any collective emancipation.

Consistent prosperous jobs, paychecks and minimum wages are less likely to be perfect, without our doing better at equality for women, LBGTQ, people of color, 9/11 families and our children who deserve, better not being sacrificed on the altar of perfect.

On November 6th, let’s be better, like:

Tuesday 6 November 2018 is the day we save the life of America – if we can keep it.