Month: February 2018
Let us embrace in patriotic thanksgiving, all corporations and NRA members who now see the bloody truth of mass murder products and now clinch the cure: boycotts and ballots vs. domestic terrorism and the repetitive pools of blood it inflicts.
Parkland police proved Trump wrong and grieving father, Andrew Pollack, mistaken, for there is no school safety without sensible reforms that cap the merger between guns’ profiteers and gun violence.
It’s not a suicidal AR-15 carrying shooter who is afraid to enter the fray of gun violence in a public school. It’s LaPierre’s, good man with a gun. It’s not just conservatives as ignorant as Betsy DeVos or as arrogant as her appointer, our 45th.
It’s not just Rick Scott and Marco Rubio trying to dodge political bullets. It’s fifteen Democrats voting with forty-five Republicans against proposed ban on assault weapons in the aftermath of a gun assassin killing twenty Sandy Hook Elementary School six & seven-year-olds and six adults, with his Bushmaster XM-15 – a line of AR-15 semi-automatic.
It’s not about political parties, but politicized policies.
Twenty-years after Columbine, during which gun laws have been increasingly weakened, Congressional Republicans in 2018 feel no sense of urgency to do anything to protect Americans from being gun downed, anywhere, at any time. It’s about that.
It’s not about repealing the 2nd Amendment, but about domestic abuse of it; not about taking away handguns or hunting rifles from law-abiding citizens, but about saving civilian lives from civilians needing to inflict pain on us.
Our current divide is an OK Corral shootout between rage and passion, with Wayne LaPierre and Dana Loesch inspiring rage against reason, while Home of the Brave high school students, like David Hogg, ignite anew our national passion for the balance that comes with rational thought and the natural desire to protect our children.
It is for us to support all damaged by violent addiction to solving problems with bottom line-oriented gun violence – for neither a high priced exotic gun whore, nor Lon Chaney Sr Phantom look-alike gives a damn about our children’s lives, our Bill of Rights or our life expectancy — except as shields protecting gun manufacturing income.
Since our 21st century Valentine’s Day Massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, I’ve realized, even before Columbine mass murder, far too many Americans have been addicted to cigarettes, alcohol, murdering our stewardship of earth with over consumerism – and now, opioids and gun violence as salve attempt to deaden awareness of an unlikable life.
But we must save ourselves from rapid fire talking points deflecting in a rage against answering America’s children. Dana Loesch, is as mad as the man who ran down Heather Heyer 12 August 2017, because her verbal bullets mortally wound American sanity, as Jim Crow Lynching and Russian hacking wounded our Exceptionalism.
An all too easily acquired military weapon in the hands of even the most rational civilian, including veterans, can potentially be an all too easy destroyer of life in the heat of an argument, jealous rage, drunk or drug induced disillusionment, depression, loss of self and sense of worth – feeling hopeless and helpless. So, let’s stop scapegoating mental illness, as if it’s the only fugitive.
It’s about knowing how politicians of all political parties, Great Recession creating financial institutions including, but not limited to, probable cause of alleged fraudulent behavior by Pharmaceutical Opioid pushers, Bank of America and Wells Fargo. It’s about our federal government making billions off keeping Marijuana illegal.
It’s about our having the humane patriotic will power to overcome the addiction of self-serving politicians, domestic violence and foreign hackers.
It’s about who we want to be v. who we are. It’s about the lies we tell ourselves about ourselves and the corporate puppeteers who pull our addiction strings.
It’s about a president who doesn’t know he’s the vicious snake and those who voted for him, the unsuspecting woman.
It’s about that – about fearing national maturing – because, it’s about us.
Change that reforms America, is the only comfort for Americans besieged by poorly enforced wage laws, student debt, Russian hacking, white supremacy, sexual assault, inevitable water wars and gun violence masquerading as 2nd Amendment right to massacre innocence, and the innocent.
American solutions are waiting in the wings of change, the moment opposing sides across all political POVs, are reformed. Our children and the families they leave behind, dreamers all, beckon, because gun laws and gun assassins are an American problem in need of legal solutions.
If you have a license to own an AR-15, the FBI can ask to see it, and in a man’s castle, question his social media provocations. However, until an act of violence is committed, with or without an NRA condoned murder weapon, both FBI and police are powerless – unless you have been targeted by ICE, as an unwanted immigrant.
The 1/21/17 Women’s march, #MeToo #TimesUp and Black Panther prove We the People are the change, but will Paul Ryan’s 115th House vote for all-inclusive Background Checks, recognize our union with immigrant heritage and vote to honor America’s Statue of Liberty promise?
Upholding justice equality for all life, even after birth, unites us with our children everywhere in lifting a 2018 torch of freedom — a resounding gauntlet at the feet of a rented Congress, gun profits addicted NRA and a president’s den of iniquity.
Calling out all perpetrators of domestic violence and domestic terrorism, is what true patriots do.
On Saturday 24 March 2018, may America, lift every voice in harmonious chorus: young and old — people of color, women of every hue, Asians, Latinos, LGBTQ & Native Americans, letting freedom ring through us, in common cause, so vociferously, our tumult thunders to save our children.
Before and after American National Guardsman sent by Nixon, shot and killed four Kent State Students, anti-Vietnam war demonstrations were ablaze on college campuses. At Peabody Conservative of Music, students and faculty gathered in Peabody’s Concert Hall, in action-oriented peaceful assembly.
So, I stand with Cameron Kasky, Emma Gonzalez and all who have suffered because of the reckless combination of too easily procured assault weapons and yet another man incomplete without a gun.
America’s violent history teaches: the Sirens’ song calling us to greed, war and power over life and death addiction, most often fails to be controlled by those most powerful. Civil unity, however, is the key that frees rational thought, sensible pragmatic solutions and all-inclusive purpose.
America remains a work-in-progress, on a journey from bloody revolution & Civil War; through the Wild, Wild West & Jim Crow; to demagogues dictated to by powerful bankers and foreign chefs.
However, unlike, obstruction of justice, collusion is not legalized, and being thin-skinned is not an impeachable offense. Nonetheless, whether, unwitting individuals or overly trusting Americans misplacing their faith in unholy men, voting out of jealousy, fear, hate, or desire for revenge, makes voters powerless against the fox they hail, and vulnerable to the fakery he projects.
Failing to preserve national institutions protecting even the least of these our brethren, is antithesis to presidential oath.
Failure to protect us against tragic family destruction by AR-15 villainy, while shooting down our myopic Fourth Estate and imperfect FBI, morphs our Founding Fathers’ American Dream into a Laura Ingram nightmare.
Isn’t failure to preserve clean water, protect our Ground-Water reserves and defend occupiers of American territory from Rainmakers: Securities Industry, Wall Street investment groups, Hedge Funds, making rain from public water for private pools, a breach of presidential contract with both the 60% of Americans who vote and the 40% who don’t?
Is presidential inflammatory rhetoric making Americans susceptible to Putin schemes, treason or MAGA? And why should we care?
America is now run by Too Big to Fail Great Recession creators, a NRA rented Congress, a White House staff including 130 without security clearances and, by an adulterer tweeting mendacity, while gouging himself on overnight cheeseburgers.
Being ranked as the worst president isn’t an impeachable offense, but perhaps denying Russian hacking, the safety of our children and sanctity of our elections betrays, preserve, protect and defend.