With a president more interested in tax cuts for the super wealthy than throwing a lifeline to survivors of Hurricane Harvey, I can’t help but wonder, if Hurricane Irma is the angry prologue on a mission to repo the Seminole Peninsula paradise.
South Florida is more like another country than the 27th state we stole in 1830, without granting statehood until 1845. Invading the Everglades, its last frontier in the early 1900s, we challenged its very nature launching a railway from the Florida mainland to the Keys in 1935.
Low-income families now joined by Blue and White-collar workers – including DACA’s 91% employed, feel the greatest impact of hurricane strength stifling hot-air, barreling down from Breitbart’s foot-soldiers, denying the truth about America’s Civil War while wielding racist intimidation, religious bigotry and murder.
They tell us America’s Gross Domestic Product is the best way to determine the stability of our national economy because, GDP is the value of what any United States resident produces. Unlike the GOP, that makes the GDP color blind, without political prejudice, sexual misconduct, racial discrimination or religious travel bans.
Since the major expertise of our dysfunctional 45th administration is disruption, I express human value in cash flow terms to assist the trumped in grasping this truth: like the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey and Irma, deporting Dreamers will cost America, billions.
Scott Pruitt, it’s past Climate Change talking time with foreign policy Nikki Haley rudderless in the Sea of Japan without a Chinese clue or U.N. paddle, hoping a hack like Sessions will save America from a presidential maiden voyage.
When denial is our weapon of choice, voters, voting in the red, willingly fall on their best self-interests’ sword, allowing Corporatism injected politicians to slash to death programs and services needed for a rainy day.
Thus enabled, Conservative state governments, liberally slice and dice: Rick Scott gutted Florida’s Wetlands Agency – while his hero applies executive disorder, blood-letting Flood Protection.
They promised it could never happen in America, but our Senior Social Security, our children’s public education, our H2O — indeed, the very air we breathe are now species endangered by a MIA Commissioner for elder stability, a DeVos dumbing down education; Fracking, Coal Ash, Koch heads like Nestle quietly privatizing drinking water – all aided and abetted by the stench of democracy rotting in a McConnell and Ryan FEMA cutting Congress, providing smoke and mirror cover for banking institutions determined to decapitate our need for a post Bush/Cheney Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The fear that America needed to be made great again was seeded in the wake of The Great Recession. In response to this Wall Street domestic violence against 99% of us, lay the foundation for demeaning global citizenship, deserting earthly stewardship and descending to where White Supremacists profane religion, tarnish patriotism and propagate Climate Injustice.
Arrogance, preached, oceans that weren’t ours protected us; that 1930’s Germany couldn’t happen in USA and Climate Change was a hoax. They evangelized and we said Amen, but then came 9/11, the invasion of Charlottesville by Bannon’s KKK Nazis and voters voting to MAGA, endorsing, it’s easier to drill through Arctic Ocean than arctic ice.
In January 1912, Henry Flagler’s Overseas railroad to Key West departed South Florida. Four months later, the ship, not even God himself could sink, RMS Titanic, plummeted with 1500 souls, in less than three hours.
Flagler’s Folly and the Keys’ islanders were devastated by the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane – many, including veterans, simply disappeared without a trace.
Despite telling themselves hurricanes don’t come to New England, in 1938 the Long Island Express killed 682 leaving devastation still visible in 1951.
The forecast: record breaking landslide for first Female president!
Election night finale: intellectual neophyte elected president.