Month: March 2015

The Elephant in the Coffee Shop – Headlined on OpEdNews.com 3/24/15

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UVa RotundaThere is no innocence in electing those who pretend to be ignorant to win votes from those herded into non-thinking Gerrymandered districts — and no stupidity in politicians reaping the reward, except perhaps, Downton Abbey Representative Aaron Schock — but we have bigger elephants, than temper tantrum McCain lecturing Obama on temper, temper, in the room.

Relegating African-American history to February and Herstory of Women to March, encourages short term memory loss regarding both for ten months a year, and diminishes the whole of America’s identity.

Not binding our hardcover history with the history of African-Americans and women creates a vacuum in our electoral process and disconnects non-whites from the non-thinking elephants in the back rooms of Corporatism, police units, campuses, Congress and Town Hall meetings.

It is not our bankruptcy in math and science education that is impoverishing our national intellect.  It is the inherited closed minds we continue to allow to define what education is, and is not.

Citizens united on FB against Scalia, Alito and Roberts ignoring the reality of America’s 21st century racism, while gutting our 1965 Voting Rights Act, is deficient patriotism.  When Social Media isn’t enough, we need educate with the art of coffee house enlightenment.

While ignored by Supremes and seemingly just discovered by our media:

  • All Life Matters
  • Racism did not end in 1865 or 1968
  • Without ERA ratification, Women are Not Constitutionally Equal
  • Without gender, racial and sexual equality, there is no equal economic opportunity
  • Student loans and Great Recession sacrifice our future on the altar of the top 1%
  • Oil Industry, like Shell in Norco Louisiana make money by endangering lives & environment
  • Perpetual war costs could put solar panels on every American home
  • Fraternities are time capsules of boys where women have neither voice nor vote
  • There are many honorable uniformed law abiding citizens, but too many uniforms are shielding racists and rapists from Due Process
  • Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz and Rick Scott are not the only reality deniers elected by reality deniers

Education is learning to reason, to think for ourselves; historically, after conversing with creative thinkers, we’d emerge, wiser.  It’s not just that geniuses enjoy coffee chats with other geniuses, but that all broaden their education when taking time to stimulate the brain through personal engagement with thinking people.

Diversity of thought through conversation inspires acumen, unlike regurgitating dates & formulas, teaching to the test, absorbing whitewashed versions of American history, pigeonholed in overcrowded classrooms, thinking outside the box deprived.

Prioritizing mental health and family, 49ers Chris Borland’s end run for brain safety is touchdown for higher education.

Following the example of those who know enough to seize the benefits of differing points-of-view proves two heads are better than one, if both heads are thinking before speaking.

Total agreement need not be the goal, merely one sip of coffee, or tea, possibility, as we think out loud for the joy of discovery.  To Mastermind equality, we need master the art of face-to-face civil discourse.

Tasers, nightsticks, guns, white hoods, burning crosses and hanging trees, are as prescient in cyber bullying, cowardly trolling Twitter, conservative jurists gaveling on the backs of human trafficking as Virginia ABC state bloodying a UVa honor student, while declaring, we’re living in a post racial America – unthinkable!

The Elephant in the Room:  with the repetitive breaking news of police brutality on black Americans, sleeping nudes posted on FB after being date drugged and LGBT denied the rights of full American citizenship, perhaps after all, we are settling for being a third world oasis in a first world region:  Of the 99% people – By the 1776 top 1% people – For the 21st century .01% Wall Street people.

 

ISIS – Iran/Netanyahu GOP – Fundamentalists – End Times: Headlined by OpEdNews.com 3/15/15

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Porcupine DisconnectSupreme blood in elections, minority blood in the streets, shooting blood in schools, and religious intolerance bleeding out God’s Holy Temple – America is in danger of festering hate for real and imagined police state.

So fearful of brown people invading from the south, we allow real Homeland Security threats:

  • Not caring for him who shall have borne the battle, and for hiswidow, and his orphan
  • Not providing dependable protection for POTUS
  • Media frenzy purchased by Corporatism distracting & ignoring We the People.
  • Electing writers of ill-advised letters to foreigners, talking to email or not to email and on & off again Benghazi
  • New industry of stolen tax refunds.

And it’s all a board game for the boards behind the towered smoke and mirrors outsourcing Cottonmouth Tom aligning his 47 with Romney’s 47%, gaming their failed system with a preemptive one way ticket to Mars.

Having gambled away the lives of our grandchildren, playing aces and eights against time, each tick tock harvests melting icebergs, ferocious hurricanes and ultimately, salt-water waves in city streets.

If too late to avoid Soylent Green option, returning to nature to decrease tempo, may provide manna from Rain Forest.

We can continue to shoot each other or we can become keepers of the flame, purging man’s inhumanity.

We can continue sexual assault on college campuses and in military, or we can choose to give our daughters, wives, mothers, sisters and aunts equal pay and ERA constitutional ratification.

Growing porcupine quills to resist climate change information, global warming knowledge, Open Carry dangers and The Hunting Grounds education, swipes our thinking with the disconnect of being overly connected.

We can chant racial slurs or accept that America will not overcome without Immokalee farm workers picking food for our survival.

An infant sleeping on a symbol of freedom doesn’t desecrate freedom.  We can worship Old Glory or practice the true democracy and equality it symbolizes.

Justice for All is desecrated by Wall Street, K Street and Madison Ave poop shoveled on us in the name of Stars and Stripes.

That’s the excrement that taints our national soul!

To self-possess obesity, feeding at the troth of bigotry, cutting taxes for the wealthy and equating Open Carry with manliness is what self-fulfills The End Times.

We can welcome all into the land of opportunity with malice toward none regardless of income, street address or uniform and propel ourselves into the United States of Peace that passes all understanding.

We can multiply an educated self-preservation of earth and all that lives upon it with renewables or ignore that our weather has changed for whatever reason – and clone Ferguson throughout The Land of the Free and The Home of the Brave, as New American Dream.

What we do between 2015 and 2040 determines the future of the world and the fate of all children born in the 21st century.

We don’t need death on a horse to destroy the earth with famine, for we have already dangerously depleted earth’s resources.

We don’t need a devil to destroy us with plague, as we ignore Ebola across the same rising oceans that we thought would protect us from 9/11.

We needn’t fear being eaten alive by wild beasts of prey, for we contribute to their extinction every day.

It’s our choice to elect or not, those who arm domestic prejudice in uniforms, as CIA funded foreign hate of Al Qaeda for perpetual corporate oil wars.

 I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hell followed close behind him.

Fear is not the only enemy:  Ignorance and Denial are enemies — especially when we choose to be fooled by their promoters and lose to their electorate.