Month: July 2016
Americans are free to vote to make the radical Right reckless choice to go back in time when greatness was the presumptive exclusive right of the superior white man – or we can embrace the magnanimous magnitude of, Blind Justice, gender & racial equality and the powerful reality of Love and Climate Change, in the place we call home.
The human connection between the Statue of Liberty and loving patriotism took center stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, to reaffirm Education, Out of Many One and this 2016 presidential election define America, as Free Will granting all, the life renewing choice to bequeath a pro-active future to our children, for our nation.
Several organizations invited me to tell the story of their pro-life causes, while I covered DNC 2016. I hadn’t returned to Philadelphia, since launching my professional career, directing “1776” in 1976 – but I was back, standing in line with Eleanor Clift, for press credentials.
He who alleges, I alone can fix it, can never be the American voice, for we are not a solo, but rather leaders in the great ensemble of humanity’s purpose: to preserve, protect and defend family, community and nation, as earth’s stewards.
TheReasonableVoice.com, will never presume to be your voice. However, we shall always write and speak up on radio and online for the right for all voices to be heard.
The DNC 2016 lesson: Exceptionalism is
- Loving our children
- Saving college students from Wall Street debt
- Quality & timely medical care for our seniors, Gold Star Mothers and Veterans
- Equal Economic Opportunity, Justice, Medicare and Medicaid for All female, as well as male Americans
- Busting from womb to tomb Bernie supporters & Baby-Boomers allied for Change We Can Believe In
- Seeking reasonable balance between differing POVs
- Asking no more for ourselves than we would gladly share with all
- Color & ethnic blindness melting the walls around our hearts and minds
- Restoring America’s infrastructure
- Providing Mental Health Care with 21st century ideals
- Accommodating those impacted by the natural evolution of time’s effect on careers, like farmers, coalminers, small business owners
- Protecting both police and gun violence victims
- Granting women equal citizenship in the U. S. Constitution
I returned to Rocky’s city for First Lady Michelle Obama and all descendants of slaves — was in Philadelphia for all who wish to recapture the pre Bush/Cheney Recession financial surplus left behind by former President Bill Clinton — endured the TBTF Wells Fargo Convention Center to detail the advocacy for healing America:
- Democratic call for universal freedom and equality
- Tremendous public servants and fathers, Joe Biden and Tim Kaine
- Rejecting malarkey, we lead not only by the example of our power, but by the power of our example
- Billionaire Independent Michael Bloomberg: Look at the candidate not the Party label
- “No More War,”
- Investigating Tom Selleck’s water stealing Climate Injustice friends: Agriculture Industry, Factory Farms Nestle…
- Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Orlando Pulse Mother Christine Leinone, Sandy Hook Principal daughter Erica Smegielski, Widow of Iraq War Helicopter Pilot Jamie Dorff
Next, a series of pro-Activists articles, radio interviews and audio commentary, bridging 2016 DNC to 2016 Election Day with informative updates and, yes, Edutainment, regarding how to end American second class citizenship.
Among my sources: PeopleDemandingAction.org, EmergeAmerica.org, WomenLeadersofVa.org, Women-Matter.org, Equalrightsamendment.org because they, and all the candidates, leagues, caucuses and elected officials to whom they introduced me (like Texan Wendy Davis and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey) are pro-life for all American life: women & men, Black or White, Latina or Latino, Native or Asian American, LGBTQ Wall Street pants suits or Wall Street Too Big to Jail – for Yes We Can be Stronger Together.
I attended the DNC 2016 to honor all the parents, families and friends who’ve lost loved ones to war and other gun violence. I will continue to be there for all Americans, because, I too am a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one.
I never thought America would be put through anything worse than the Supremely delivered, Bush/Cheney cast of characters, supported behind the scenes by a Too Big to Fail deconstruction production crew. Rippling across borders, ripping out roots of international stability – this combo transformed nations into line items.
I never thought we’d suffer memory loss of this radical redistribution of Global economics, by watching too much news — but if those in the Land of the Free outside the Quicken Loans Arena, permit the GOP lynchpin to Chapter Eleven, to blind us to our potential to actually be, thinking, Home of the Brave, seekers of truth and justice for all – I thought wrong.
I’ve often contended, it’s not the regular, every day, down to earth Republican – it’s the not so grand ol’ boy leadership of the new low GOP, redefining itself with, sacrificing one’s wife on national television in a convention speech embarrassingly plagiarized, hissing through a self-serving Cruz, passing a Pence cliché stone, then sinking like a rock of arrogance worse than Tom DeLay — looking hung over and sounding doped up, Trump Campaign Chairman, Paul Manafort, proved me wrong – maybe it’s not just the Carnival Barker, but those willingly answering the call to be taken for a ride.
Before gender inequality, Trickle-Down Voodoo fathering political extremes and economic imbalance; before emails, social media, neck pain by device addiction; before Drones, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kent State, Vietnam, Blue v Black, Black v White, North v South, fear, greed and pride connected us to the angry, hateful darkness to which Donald Trump wishes to take America.
It’s neither new nor visible, but is as defining as the Equator and Greenwich Meridian. It is the lineage from Cain to gun violence; the line snake-oil salesmen ooze to dupe buyers into thinking, greatness is determined by job title, bank balance, skin color or religion.
It is the one common podium from which despots soothe the savage breast of the common people. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and like Pontius Pilate, Mussolini and friends, Joe McCarthy and brothers Dulles & Koch, to Osama bin Laden, Bashar Al-Assad, Putin & Erdogan, many enter through it.
If Trump is the American Voice, this is our heritage.
American Politics have always been down and dirty and both Secretary Hillary Clinton and, I could shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters, Donald Trump, have given all Americans an electoral process that’s possibly worse than the Jim Crow era.
Trump, however, surpassing any email scandals, reflects our national Dorian Gray potential, creating hysteria wailing in grateful chorus. Willingly genuflecting to those who think us expendable, Republicans danced in Cleveland to the refrain of me, me, us first — like bullies assuming they’re always entitled to the front of the line.
Believing it’s only Charles & David Koch – using ultra-patriotic sounding names and pretend Charities, to hide political financial clout, while profiting from tax exemptions – is forgetting Trump is their creation.
Worshipping the narcissistic is prelude to bequeathing Millennials just enough pieces of silver to guarantee their repeat business and votes against themselves.
If we’re not extremely disappointed with both presidential candidates, we’re not paying enough attention. However, now’s not the time to shut down but to become acutely aware that a trumped America, is national suicide.
What GOP secret partners are doing to America is Last Call: Vote to Stop Trump:
- Gerrymandering our political system with Red Mapping
- Citizens United
- Sean Noble
- Stephen A. Schwarzman
- Americans for Job Security
- Ethanol Producer Bruce Rossiter
- S. Chamber of Commerce
- W. Childs
- Ken Griffin Citadel
- Grover Norquist
- Fox News
- Karl Rove
- Frank Luntz
If we think any of the above are for any of us, we’re lost in the fog of a Trump entrance and flatulent statistics of a delusional Stephen Miller stoking the darkness of America’s underbelly — and may have missed why, and by whom, America’s greatness was tarnished.