Who, ever expected we could white out Black Tuesday with a, Black Friday trajectory blasting off between Thanksgiving dinner and traditional over-stuffing on late night turkey sandwiches? But, defying food coma, and reason, are we allowing the corporate takeover of government and holidays, to teeter America at The Edge of Night? Or is it just, As the World Turns?
What hurled, all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth into head smashing by the last in line, crashing the first in line against the only transparency since 2017 inaugural: Mall glass doors’ dividing lines between, lumps of coal Passions and Love of Life?
When is a Bucket List a, To Do List – when, blinded by ambition, we’ve missed the, Days of Our Lives potential for, Justice for All?
Where do we turn when finding ourselves at the crossroads of Loving and Shame? Do we Search for Tomorrow, in Holiday wishes for the foresight of the Gettysburg Address, unity of The New Deal and audacity to, Ask what we can do for our country?
Why are 40% of Americans willing to leave America adrift in, Dark Shadows, unanchored in The Secret Storm, beyond the lies we tell ourselves, to something so grotesquely grandiose, it Third Reichs Paul Ryan’s Hope into a White House of alternative facts and Senate supreme mutations, determined to blot out America’s, Guiding Light?
How can 75% of Republicans still believe Donald Trump, the heretic of reality is the birth foretold to create, Another World?
Are his Blitzkrieg salvos of disinformation tweets saving America? Is his lack of even a modicum of understanding for governance, our National Security?
Is it his utter disregard for Constitutional law; his business acumen for bankruptcy; his medieval wall of shame; his Trade Wars persecuting farmers; or is it his betrayal of our finest hours that makes him the Conservatives’ choice for, One Life to Live?
Is it his, vengeance is mine saith the Lord approach to the presidency that mesmerizes Republicans into believing he who is more Putin disciple than savoir of Christmas – a better president than Lincoln?
Then, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy: We the People needn’t relive our mid-19th century division, 1920’s rise of KKK racism, violence of 1950s-1960s school segregation, church bombings, Jim Crow and iconic assassinations, that will forever stain our souls – for what we think about we talk about, what we talk about we do, and what we do long enough, we become.
Remembering, our military is programmed to follow Commander-in-Chief orders, unless unlawful, it is for us, the ultimate civilian authority over the military, to determine through our elected members of Congress, who and what is lawful.
For every belligerent armed Tiki Torch assailant inciting domestic violence, millions more define America by peacefully tipping the scales of humanity away from unrelenting fear fueled hate, toward our Good Samaritan within. Resistance to torture, private prisons for profit, caged refugees, is paramount, to strengthen our ballots for America’s self-preservation until it defeats the supremacy of anti-diversity bullies.
For America to survive post IED Trump/Giuliani/McConnell, piercing the foggy bottom of smokescreens Pence/Nunes/Jordan, we must dust off the ideals of our Founders and bestow them to those we’ve bequeathed the best denial of the worst of Climatic times, with less than adequate intentions for, All My Children.
Although we have always been a nation divided, every man like General James Wilkinson is outnumbered by Americans more akin to Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Rosa Parks.
Isn’t what we really want for the Holidays more than a Do Over on our journey to Meet Joe Black without death and taxes? Better a Dasher navigate us through soaring dreams come true, and if not a Dancer, at least a Joy to the World, Prancer for peace.
We deserve more than midnight cheeseburgers and Vixen peep shows defusing the Camelot Comet of our youth, for still our torch for all, yearning to breathe free, promises humankind, we’re Cupid.
Holidays could make every day less about pushing and shoving for deal makers’ deals, and more welcoming to the wisdom of opportunity seeking our future oriented courage as Stewards of all life on earth.
After Donner, however, defining intentional deceptions from campaigning candidates, and even elected officials, as High Crimes and Misdemeanors might be our dearest reining in of past sins.
Unplugging a red-nosed Rudolph Giuliani, we rediscover, without moral leadership, no infrastructure, grid or science can guarantee we prevail.
Soaring with Blixem above pettiness and greed, however, reveals our national purpose depends on the company we keep, and our individual destiny, the midnight star we follow distributing the precious gift of communication: listening.
For Pompeo, Giuliani, Nunes, Trump: America was Never First – OpEdNews.com Headline and Best of TREMR
Don’t let it be forgot that in November 2019, the gauntlet of American Exceptionism, gender equality and justice for all, was the prize in a tug-of-war between calculating presidential puppets and a Constitutional Carpe Diem.
What happened to make so many knowledgeable career government officials need to define real American patriotism on national television and make Americans uncomfortable with the dishonesty under our skin?
For whom is Impeachment really – And can it purge our sins?
When did our American Dream reality begin its nightmarish transformation – with sixties assassinations?
Where did America slip into the simmering pot of Dissociative Identity Disorder? Was it an April 1861 attack? And why didn’t we realize we had come to a multiple personality disorder boil before Tuesday 8 November 2016?
Whether Diplomats testifying before Congress inspire pride in how far our truth has progressed, or incite worry that White Supremacy will never be normal in America, our character traits are exposed to friend and foe alike – and like caging children, injected into America’s DNA, for our children.
Why did it happen? Was it too much vain complacency after WWII success or when non-Caucasian Jonnies come marching home, again were reclassified, from, Over There, to Jim Crow fodder over here?
How did it happen? Failed 1935 plotting anti-democracy money changers reinvigorated by April 1945 stroke of luck, plotted anew: Military Industrial Complex coup or did our collective and individual strategy for character, simply, like Cheney, have other priorities?
Our American life experiences are overloading on internalized disinformation just when we need each other and color, more persuasion than coercion, more visionary compromise than cookie-cutter talking points.
Now to recapture our abandoned art of communication, our capacity to be inviting, and willingness to not merely hear, but listen intently to each other – rather than Russian hackers, Putin trolls and high placed carnival barkers hijacking our highest places in the heart.
Will a kinder universe, aid and abet the resurrection of our talent for civil debate, so essential to our nation’s survival?
Perhaps if we weren’t so completely convinced, what we know, do and live is best for, one size fits all, we wouldn’t elect to swing from extreme to extreme.
The chink in self-serving armor, however, is historical: most pre-WWII Germans were good citizens, indeed good people, who happened to be mesmerized by someone so captivatingly charismatic, their sense of being betrayed by the Treaty of Versailles, and their hero worship twisted them into inescapable accessories to massive death and destruction.
One WWII lesson is, millions of mostly young Americans died so we would never succumb to the fear fueled hate that breeds a blind desire for revenge, assuaged only by oppressively dominating others.
At the end of each day, do we really believe Putin could hack our 2016 election without being Gerrymandered assisted by American voter suppression?
Where do we go from here, losing our temper in backyard bigotry, Town-hall brawls, school murders? Do we choose the path of Jim Jordan or former National Security Council senior director, Fiona Hill? Just how best do we demonstrate patriotism?
What should the people who feel government has left them behind say to those blinded by Citizens United’s flood of Billionaire corporate money into our electoral process?
Are the Liberal Media and Conservative Republicans correct in accessing that most Americans don’t know the meaning, and by extension, the impeachable significance of Quid Pro Quo?
How do we teach successful Wall Street Barons the value of respecting their client/customers? Perhaps by encouraging our entire world view to personally redefine success; but first realize, whether president, teacher, Religious or skeptic, the company we attract and how we treat the less fortunate are better measures of accomplishment, than bank balances and myopic politics.
Why are we so afraid of intelligent women? When will we accept that as long as sex is between consenting adults who are not married to you, then their sex is not your climatic business?
Whether Putin’s agenda of divide and conquer Americans or impeachment witnesses switching out conspiracy theories with the truth about our 45th – whether unknowing stooge or calculating desperado – individual character determines our ability to communicate, rather than alienate.
All of us know, no one is a perfect specimen of perfect thoughts, feelings and actions, so why then do we continue to only do things our way – some even favoring absolute denial over compromising for solutions to, gun violence, tribal nationalism masquerading as patriotism and running scared of Climate truth.
Greatness, whether State or individual, requires dissonance as well as harmony, for it is through Citizen Journalism that makes John Bolton woman-up, protects females from harassment, exposes anti-American hypocrites and enlightens America’s rediscovering, the ties that bind us together, in remembrance and thanksgiving.