Dawn to Dusk – Ashes to Dust – Headlined on OpEdNews.com Sun 6/21/15

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Jefferson School Small150 years after Appomattox, African-American churchgoers still under attack – one man’s faith is another’s carefully taught fear.

Heads bowed or eyes uplifted, American transformation has always frightened the status quo:  1776, 1865, 1960’s, from Thomas Jefferson’s inconsistencies, to Ferguson, Baltimore and now Charleston.  Will we never rise up from decaying infrastructure, to rejuvenate on The Golden Rule Bridge?

150 years after Emancipation, descendants of enslaved people are still targeted on neighborhood streets and during Bible Study in the first social institution fully controlled by black men in America, by armed descendants of slave owners carefully taught to cull cultural evolution.

Political, religious, racial and sexual transformation are violently shaking our reactionary M O:  poo-pooing Pope’s wholly universal view of humanity slogging through an immense pile of filth, having abandoned earth Stewardship.  Thinking Tithing, our only charge, like Red Pollard, we’re looking over our shoulder too late to win the race with the oceans – we drown in commercialized ignorance of dwindling drinking water – mistaking guns and money, for oars.

150 years after Lee and Grant separately signed for peace together, it is for us the great grand-children and our children’s children to keep trying to win the good fight against the tragic consequences of hate – but is it likely South Carolina lawmakers will at least make a symbolic gesture of respect to six women and three men slain in Charleston, now that secret Koch brothers’ party pal Justice Clarence Thomas has tagged Confederate flag license plates?

Truth is, no matter our skin color, family background; no matter our education, dress, or address; no matter our uncast vote or filled out ballot; no matter our sleep partner or orifice preference; no matter the aisle side with which we identify; gated community or walk-up – unless you’re wallowing in luxurious Corporatism bonuses, you are the 99%!

We are the company we keep electing, so elect those who reject anyone being target practice for hate, murder and bullies of every kind.  Voting is the glue of love and hope needed to transform us in unity, and non-violent protests are the only way to right our ship of state.

150 years after our first Presidential assassination, is too long for continually kicking the can down the road to children whose life expectancy is now declining in quantity and quality with each succeeding generation.

Whether our weather comes from God, countrymen or Martians, Climate Change is here and will continue changing us, until we hop out of the simmering pot of denial.

History making facts:

  • Bilderberg has given G7 membership notice, to give producers of Fossil Fuels notice, to monopolize renewables before the end of 21st
  • FDA orders food manufacturers to stop using Trans-Fat in our food, within three years. What’s next, Pharmaceutical pushers of Statin addiction taken off Viagra?
  • 150 years after the Jefferson School opened in Charlottesville, Virginia in October 1865, it remains a beacon for the half that has yet been told — more than a restoration of the past, the Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center is a cultural Renaissance, transforming our future quality of life and liberty with the pursuit of the whole Herstory as well as history.
  • 154 years after April 12, 1861 gun violence, I was the Spoleto Festival Rehearsal Department Director, in the Low Country of Charleston; 150 years after the Civil War it started, Dylann Roof is NOT Charleston, but the families who forgive him, are.

Although evolution has always terrified some Americans, our national progress is in forward thinking together.  Are we ready to transform out of gun and flag conflicts into the brilliance of ensemble?

We’re not just whistling Dixie anymore.  We’re transforming into a multicultural symphonyseparate but equal medley isn’t enough.  We’ve got to learn to harmonize.





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