Month: May 2018
Arguably, one thing our Left, Right and Center still have in common: it’s never about what we’re fighting about. It’s as imbalanced as gender income parity, as punishing as the wealthiest nation’s minimum wage and as inane as a top-down economic recovery scam.
It’s the revelation of voices crying in the wilderness, tarnished by short-sighted simplistic solution seekers peopling our way forward with morally bankrupt demagogues, false profits and vengeful Goliaths vowing to crush all who dare to slingshot wisdom into our voting booth.
I recently received this comment: Just got home from the Organic Grocery. The flag out front was at half-mast. I asked the shopkeeper why. She said, “For the school shooting.” I asked, “Which one?” She said, “I forget,” checked a paper, and said “Santa Fe.”
I live in St. Mary’s County Maryland. We recently had one of those shootings right here at Great Mills High School, just weeks after one was prevented at nearby Leonardtown HS. In both those instances, children had access to their fathers’ guns. In the one case (Leonardtown) the son’s dad had a federal license to distribute guns.
As I left the store, I told the clerk they might want to fly that flag upside-down. After all, the Nation is definitely in distress.
I have loved ones whose childhood memories include drilling what to do in case of a natural disaster, like earthquakes. My childhood education was replete with, Duck and Cover, as Military Industrial Complex’s K.I.S.S. educational defense against nuclear attack on school children.
Now, as Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School students Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg memorialize for us, our gullible naivete has been horribly morphed into a case of Second Amendment fraud, protecting the bottom line of gunrunners and enabling children and adults to spare families nothing, in rapid fire transformation from potential contribution, to suffocating too much innocence and too many dreams – too soon.
On Memorial Day, as we remember those who fought, died and continue to live for, what most have forgotten: Our American Exceptionalism is our one person, one vote Democratic Republic infrastructure – should we pass along Franklin’s gauntlet, keeping it by strengthening our natural national connection to, Out of Many, One.
On 27 May 1941, Bismarck was sunk by His Majesty’s British Navy, six months and eleven days before Pearl Harbor’s Day of Infamy. Three months later, we imprisoned Japanese-American citizens in internment camps — some until 1946.
On Memorial Day 2018, let us consider remembering, and celebrating, that apart from Native Americans in uniform, whether Code Talkers or not, all others, preserving, protecting and defending us, both then and now, are descendants of immigrants, believing in the united promise of the United States of America in all its hues, persuasions, preferences and splendid diversity.
Yet, enduring an encore of holiday timed gouging by Oil Company gasoline prices, seems as normal as entertaining Russia’s electoral beneficiaries. So, it’s immensely understandable to crave any opportunity for laughter, cookouts and alcohol numbing breaks from chaotic times — shared with friends and family to forget, what myopic media pros insist is American life, A Doin’ what Comes Naturally.
Nonetheless, the lesson is, America’s dream is no destination, but a challenging journey rising to uphold this truth to be self-evident: it is our civic, as well as moral, duty to lift each other in a joint effort to share equally our Constitutional right to Freedom of Expression, whether kneeling in thanksgiving to God or in memorial of life cut down too soon.
- to embrace anew our band of brothers and sisters
- to ban distress imposed by lesser men wallowing in deferments favoring other priorities or bone spurs iniquity
- to secure the hill of harmonious ensemble, knowing when we stumble, the long line before us, will reinforce our, Land of the Free
America’s initial game plan, still enticing us on wounded knee, was for mere mortals to form a more perfect union by cherishing individualism galvanized by the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances – and no one shall ever be allowed to trump that.
- Now DHS Chief Kirstjen Nielsen, not aware Russia, and Putin personally, infested our American 2016 election to help Trump win
- Too Big to Jail banks cash in on best quarter since cashing out Main Street with Great Recession, so Congress repeals piece of Dodd-Frank peace of mind protection hedge against Great Recession II
- Volcano lava threatens Hawaiian power plant
- Kim Jong-un’s queen moves south Knight, rooking pretender king, checking him between NRA praises and scripted thoughts & prayers
- Friday 18 May 2018 ten dead, ten wounded in Santa Fe Texas in ninth 2018 school shooting
Another entry in America’s Mass Murder journal, annotated by Trump-Pence administration writhe with foreign invasion, domestic terrorism, treasonous flirtations and an anti-American caste system’s inspiration for GOP Deportation Bus.
This is dereliction of Duty, Honor Country!
- The more, in Trump we trust, the dimmer our exceptional majestic dreams of humane character become
- The more we allow truth decay and failure to extract arrogant denial from reality of Manafort indictment and Flynn, Gates & Papadopoulos confessed guilt, the greater our consensual collusion with trumped fiction.
The first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee, commemorating 65 years on the throne, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II reigns over a U. K. where, the overwhelming majority of police, don’t carry guns.
By contrast, Americans endure increasing revelations from abused minors, sexually harassed women, violent discrimination against LGBTQ and non-Caucasians — and America’s gun murders are nearly thirty times higher than the Mother Country.
Probably the greatest gift personal liberty offers, is the freedom to choose wisely – unless unbridled individual choice performs shotgun weddings between young minds still developing full comprehension of connecting bridge between actions and consequences – and excessive accessibility to handheld destruction.
We can believe in selective manipulation of Bill of Rights’ amendments or stop giving middle and high school students, like Parkland’s Nikolas Cruz, lethal weapons fully capable of automatic mass murder.
We can build on Constitutional law and Statue of Liberty history or emulate corrupted morals of false prophet supremacists profiteering from our willingness to embrace false security.
We either rebuild our American Home of the Brave on the crumbling infrastructure of Corporatism’s rented craven, or on the solid rock of reason, civility and unity.
Either way, our choices define us — hacked 2016 elections spawning a lawless ICE or accepting our FBI as protective wall of investigated facts.
While bids for grandeur bull trade away USA in global china shops, favoring armed teacher tweets ignore truth: Santa Fe High School exemplifies gun runners’ hardened targets definition.
Blocked numbers, obscured usury, the family that steals together stays together, long enough to defraud American Dream, abuse national environment and ban Statue of Liberty brand, before exiting Stage Right into, what profits a man if he trumps the whole world but loses his soul.
To sustain, no one is above the law, we must insist in this country, we include presidents, members of their administration and their erosion of our human decency: domestic violence, ICE and every form of discrimination.
Whether the New York Times or Washington Post, we are free to act on 2016 election facts or be accessories to Trump/Pence administration’s violation of America’s First Amendment.
American patriotism should protect America from those distracting Americans from the swamp devil in the details of Qatar and Kushner 666 5th Avenue’s, art of the deal – or do we deserve Trump/Pence?
In 2018, our death toll for students and teachers killed by guns, outnumbers the number of American military active duty deaths. If MIA, what one item would have spared lives?
Refusing an amateur President a royal ceremony invitation from the world’s fifth oldest monarchy celebrating its continuing evolution, in the persons of Prince Harry and feminist Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle illustrated, with the aplomb of true greatness, England’s vision – including declining Pence/Trump religious and racial discrimination stains on their Stand By Me.
Either we defuse anger, hate and fear or eliminate excessive easy access to their primary instruments for murder. Denying gun violence is as life threatening as denying Opioid addiction, diminishing water supplies, Climate Change and bullied teen suicides.
Americans need facts, not fears.