Simple Truth:  No Simple Solutions – Headlined on Op-EdNews.com Mon 12/21/15

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Climate Melting AwayThe last Democratic Debate was an outspoken, raucous triumvirate of speaking truth to the power and mistakes of a team of rivals, that pin-balled almost every issue on the minds of both the brave and the fear mongered.

Republican bluster and derision was replaced by Democratic passion and decisiveness, and even conservatives were the beneficiaries of clear thinking, mutually respectful civil discourse (until O’Malley’s age faux pas), though letting go of Cold War thinking is a worthy gauntlet to throw down on history’s fields of dishonor.

Although tremendously moved by the Senator’s burning passion, I miss the pragmatism component.  Even Obama publically admitted he had to accept contributions from those too big to fail everything, except American poor, unemployed, underemployed, Middle Class, and even gated community inhabitants, who think themselves safe from that tiny, luxurious, elitist, economic minority, using us as K. Street footstools.

BTW passionate undecided twenty somethings, sex discrimination is NOT outlawed in the U.S. Constitution, and, if you’re looking for promised perfection with quick and easy solutions, just ask the diminished Right to diminish student loans.

If you’ve been too posed or paused by selfies and if it bleeds it leads TV Media to know the difference, December’s Democratic Debate was a class act, and a truer reflection of what American character was, before the Military Industrial Complex became the troth at which International oil/war/pharmaceutical corporations dip for dripping profits.

Although Lincoln may have come closest, politicians, like Wall Street CEOs and seemingly too big to jail banksters have never been saints – not George Washington, not the Roosevelts Teddy & Franklin, nor the Kennedy brothers, and certainly not the anti-American shrubs, Prescott, George H. W. and #43 GWB.

So when will we learn to just say no to those who:

  • appeal to our lowest and basest inhumanity
  • can only spout repetitive vague catchy phrases, slogans and platitudes
  • practice: repeat a lie loudly, long enough, and it becomes the truth
  • embrace foreign leaders who kill dissenters
  • have peaceful protestors forcibly removed from campaign rallies
  • pit Americans against each other
  • incite violence
  • poison our water, food, neighborhoods, Golden Rule
  • defame the promise of Lady Liberty
  • deny Justice and Equality for all

Listen, Trickle Down Reagan was no more saint than Obama, the second coming.  Let’s stop expecting angels in the White House and start replacing the demons in the Supreme Court, Congress and GOP held state legislatures.

We recapture our national character by immolating heroic behavior of First Responders, Goodwill, Employment Agencies, Social Workers, Counselors for Bully targets and victims of Domestic Violence, Rape and mass murder.

I’m impressed by the accomplishments of First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and I agree with Senator Sanders, but we’re not a one issue nation with a pocketful of simple answers.  We are both House Divided and leader in a shrinking village ever more violent, against the very life of the planet and all life upon it.

And to all Obama haters, yes I prefer Presidents who must be dragged into war kicking and screaming – the Constitutional Lawyer cool, a plus — and I’m happy bigotry and corporatism have wasted billions fighting an idea of hope that few can courageously embrace in time of peril.

Anyone can believe when times are without challenge, but America’s true courage and character were exemplified by Charleston families and friends left behind by American gun violence.

Yet while President Obama pinpricks ISIS to increasing effect, we’re risking becoming world police, forever imprinted with Good Kill and Imperialism.

2015-16 is the hour for rational voters to elect prudent leaders to address towering 21st century global issues:  Climate Change, Global Justice and The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a secretive trade agreement being negotiated by special interest lobbyists and corporate lawyers around the world.

For unions, it’s like a global Scott Walker Koch head Christmas wish list come true; for America, the final nail in the coffin of our often touted Exceptionalism.

Both Climate Change and TPP are WWIII — the former declared by 99% over-consumerism and the latter, the yellow brick road, gold plated by the secret tribunals of multi-national corporations — American in name only.

In 2016 we have the freedom to recapture our essence, or in fear and denial, continue to look the other way.

 

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