Millennials:  Life between Nixon and Trump

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UR 66 Grad 68 Vietnam DeadWe can’t afford Bernie or Bust to become the TSA agents of politics, for nothing is saved by lying to ourselves, as Baby Boomers discovered after voting for Ralph Nader.

Despite disappeared Dinosaurs, engineers and scientific technology, nature has renewed itself throughout a millennium of mega storms and Climate Injustice.  However, because we live in a wounded eco-system, begging to ebb and flow with humanity, we need revelation:  whether weather can be saved from us, only Tellus Mater knows, but let’s start with un-electing snowballs from Congress and keeping baby bison out of backseats.

Mob-Rule tends to reduce reasonable thought and pervert all our Founding Fathers, Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, The Greatest Generation and The Best and the Brightest lived, and died, to protect, defend and preserve from anti-American plutocracy.

Reason or Reality Show Host; Common Sense or Climate Change Denial; Millennials running for Congress or cuddling with devices occupying social media – to advance to reform, we need evolve from the reality of where we are right now.

If we truly burn for renewal, Democrats need be the clarion call to replace our tea stained Congress of corporately compromised conservatives, with Climate aware, university educated and technically savvy Millennials.

When MSNBC hosts proclaim in astonishment their disbelief that Republicans are in agreement and Democrats are divided, their memory is historically deprived.  Republicans have always anchored America in lock-step to make political points, while Democrats have been our nation’s trouble shooters, like making trouble for NRA neo-cons who aren’t the least bit troubled by the troubles of 99% of American places of employment, malls, church & movie goers, health clinics or school kids.

Indeed, in the age of Robber Barons, the one percent considered it their duty to contribute to, as Scrooge put it, prisons and workhouses.  In the same spirit, men bestowed the privilege to vote on women.

Still Roe V. Wade is under threat and for Millennials of color, there are now private prisons; for teachers, unions and the mostly white Middle Class – the need for a second or even third job to make the end times left behind by Bush/Cheney, meet in the reality of angry old men.

So let’s not be lulled into believing temperatures of Bernie’s FCC fund raising Millennials can be put back in the bottle as easily as they were tapped to war on the status-quo.  America’s returns depend on a united Clinton & Sanders front, to successfully do battle with the billionaire Vegas basement dweller, and the Koch heads of the Indian Wells California club.

It will take more than one seventy-four-year-old with a sling shot to rock out Corporatism’s Goliath lust for a new world order of global control.

Before the 1997 warm salt water ocean currents shifted icebergs and Baby Boomers into the weather extremes of abrupt climate change, I was a student activist – not burning bras and administration buildings or getting pepper sprayed by low on the human intelligence scale Oakland Campus police, or being shot to death by Nixon’s National Guard of young millennials.

Though not digitally connected, sometime between LBJ’s Tonkin Gulf lies and lying Nixon’s Kent State, we Millennials of our day, spoke truth to power – and with our eyes and minds focused on the faces and points of view of others seeking solutions from different perspectives, we didn’t imagine telephoning death threats – and though too late for those killed during our Vietnam Era, it worked for all except Vietnam War Vets, and only against corporate interests who sent them to die for profit.

It is for us, the Baby Boomers to help Millennials save what we lost – our national essence, international humanity and honorable earthly stewardship – for claiming Exceptionalism is our story, makes it neither history, nor future.

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