Month: August 2018

America:  A Bridge Over Trumped Troubled Waters – Headline

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I’m not into obits that spare the rod at the cost of truth.  Senator John McCain could be petty and rage in a fit of temper, but while lesser men, had other priorities or claimed bone spurs for deferments, John McCain – who wasn’t a war hero for being captured – but a true patriotic example for all who aspire to live heroic lives – serving and staying in Vietnam until his fellow POWs were released. Then, returning home, he was a, serving America hero, throughout his life.

As husband, father, Navy Fighter Pilot and Politician, John McCain, a frequent ally on both sides of the aisle, optimized, whether thumbs up or down, all of our States were his responsibility – even when Americans failed to follow his example to preserve, protect and defend every life on American soil.

McCain knew from Alaska’s front porch view of Russia, to hurricane hammered Hawaii, to forgotten Native Americans and geographically detached Puerto Rican Americans – true patriots, like real heroes, don’t use ICE to destroy families and disappear children.

During his eighty-one years:

  • President Lyndon B. Johnson unnecessarily made Eisenhower’s and Kennedy’s Vietnam worse
  • With Kent State, failure to keep Vietnam promise and Watergate cover-up, President Richard M. Nixon devastated America’s faith in government
  • In 1968, America lost Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Then Bobby.  Then in the streets of Chicago, a defensive Mayor Richard J. Daley released offensive police to commit assault and battery against anti-war American citizens – violence which, in the heat of three nights, lured America onto the road to Trump’s erosion of our First Amendment.

Only a united people can survive the uber wealthy Republican 50-year plan to herd us, no matter our political POV, into feudalistic surfs over consuming for Corporatism’s profit.

Our current wounds and troubled waters didn’t start with Trump’s flood of lies, though his lack of knowledge and respect for American law, coupled with a complete disregard for human decency, probably convinces his morally destitute ego that he alone is master of our un-Americanism.

Nonetheless, America’s current troubling waves are less about Trump and more about how Americans progress our nation forward embodying our ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of justice for all, finally internalizing:

  • Immigration Reform means practicing what our Statue of Liberty preaches
  • Children must be saved from gun violence and all pedophiles whether priests or preachers, politicians or teachers, college coaches or athletic doctors
  • Justice for All means ALL – including LGBTQ, those taking a knee and refugees seeking asylum

However, as long as some Americans vote for a Supreme Court that betrays our historical Separation of Church and State, our desire for gender equality and our, one person, one vote Exceptionalism – America will be trumped by greed twisting Constitutional interpretations into profit margins.

When Americans choose to ignore Emoluments Clause violations, limitations of the 25th Amendment – laughing off live confessions of grabbing intimate female areas, unpresidential disrespect for heroes like John McCain, while inflaming division with Tweets of misinformation – America will be run by a cowardly Congress, politized SCOTUS and an unindicted co-conspirator POTUS, increasingly cornered – and dangerously vengeful.

The loss of anyone is as heartbreaking for family and friends, as losing the vision, humor and soul of a nation, is crippling.  Nonetheless we need rediscover our hero within to non-violently vanquish the opportunists inciting a house divided against itself.

Americans’ faith in our collective heroism, individual integrity and personal strength of character has been relentlessly attacked by tsunamis of hateful self-delusion, fearful self-doubt and ravenous death:  Anthony Bourdain, Steve Ditko, Milos Forman, Stephen Hawking, Tab Hunter, Margot Kidder, Robin Leach, Philip Roth, Kate Spade, Tom Wolfe, Craig Zadan – and now Aretha Franklin, Neil Simon and John McCain.

In nineteen months, Trump confirmed it is easier to destroy America’s protective institutions than it is for a Christ-like Pope to save a Roman institution from itself.

Throughout his life, Senator John McCain made it abundantly clear, he served an America that was for all of its people – including rivals.

Rejecting misinformation and denial bestirs America’s heroic bridge to victory over troubling threats:  Climate Change, gun violence, Alzheimer’s, abused children – decisively admitting, our future is on us.

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One guilty verdict down and one to go for Paul Manafort!

Michael Cohen implicates Donald Trump in Campaign finance violations!!

If hush money was paid by either Trump Campaign or Trump’s company – then infamous June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower for dirt, is just the tip of the iceberg for a titanic Trump family!!!

What if from Nixon’s GOP to Omarosa, following the money reveals the truth about a U. S. President stashing Rubles, Wall Street Corporatism raping American family finances – and, our 2016 presidential election was a fraud of, by and for Trump’s team of at least seven deadly sinners?

Can we handle such truth?

Perpetuating a reality of truly Fake News, people like conspiracist Alex Jones, RNC spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany, Jeff Sessions, Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell, Steve Bannon and Donald Trump are dismantling the very infrastructure of founding American principles:  Separation of Church and State, Checks and Balances and the privilege to vote – if not Gone with the Wind – blinded by the chemotherapy of Conservatism.

Truth is, regardless of what we believe, how we think of ourselves or what we’re willing to do unto others, 95% of Americans are on GOP enemies list.

Snatching the American Dream from, I Have a Dream, trumped men and women have resurrected a chaotic babbling tower inhabiting, The Peter Principal, financed by foreign wealth – while destroying refugee families, and disappearing innocent children.

The current nightmarish truth:  America is being programed to be an also ran, by elected hacks fortifying pressure, engrossing us with normalizing tyranny, that releases as indiscriminate street violence, spousal murders, children dying alone in over-heated cars – arguably, all the radioactive waste of a government of the greedy envious of Obama, by the wrath of power lust – all for the pride in gluttony.

Truth is, what’s rotting America’s state of mind, is implementing a mayhem façade to coverup Trump’s raison d’être.

Nonetheless, misinformation destroys in all directions – and truth is both its primary and ultimate target.  Our diverse character is most courageous and enlightening when, we hold these truths to be self-evident:  all are created equal, is the only truth that makes America a, Home of the Brave.

When we discontinue the lies we tell ourselves, we’ll see the value of focusing our energy on exposing the impeachable offenses of the Trump/Pence Administration – because, democracy is an endangered species when a POTUS encourages rigging, foreign and domestic.

In truth, there are no guarantees that Trump won’t pardon Manafort, that priests are the only pedophiles in America abusing all of God’s children or even for a miraculous, Blue Wave.

Reason, however, recognizes Trump’s malice aforethought and divisive mastery of derailing news cycles with extreme diversions from truth.  Nonetheless, we can’t make Mueller America’s comeback without journalism engaging in a balanced approach that doesn’t entrench every life in our distressed nation with relentless Trump projectiles.

America’s truth is in the answers of our leaders and ourselves:

  • Isn’t there reasonable doubt regarding the wisdom, indeed danger of the Trump/Pence agenda for America?
  • With so much gun violence targeting mental illness instead of Russian liaison NRA, is it not prudent to amend our 25th regarding a president’s mental health?
  • Did America’s truth, like the frog in a simmering pot of water, have its heat increased for boiling on January 20, 2017?
  • Aren’t bullies, like our president, just cowards craving recognition?

My Grandmama always said, the best apology is to never repeat the offense.  So rather than labeling Trump voters stupid, legally condemn the Trump/Pence gathering of lawbreakers, and make our 2018 mid-term elections a resounding Nessun Dorma vowing never to give our power to, me first men like Sessions, Gowdy, Nunes and Trump again.

Let’s vote, embracing this truth:  America’s current distress is imposed from within from those who deny that truth is real, discernable and absolute beyond, rude perjury traps.

Truth is, despite growing pains, America is changing and Trump’s Kavanaugh can’t stop us from answering The Call with a reinvigorating Left turn.