Month: May 2019
Memories & Memorials – Maestros & Madmen – Missives & Miracles – TREMR Staff Pick OpEdNews.com Headlined
The truth that hurts: America’s character decay neither began with our 2016 election, nor will end with our 2020 Census and election duo. The truth that sets us free: most of America’s problems have come from placing too much trust in leaders in both public and private sectors, who think, act and look like Trump/Pence.
So, this Memorial Day weekend, may our memories of mothers memorizing faces of missing children and loved ones in uniform snatched away, let us honor all who have been subjugated by men believing themselves masters of all, promising them, never again.
Haunted by what’s been sacrificed, who best reflects American Idealism: Representative Justin Amash, Machiavellian Barr or Madman DJT?
Who suffers in the dissonance of missives tweeted to distract coal miners and manufacturing workers from broken promises, if not family farms and small businesses traded to death by a money launderer?
What’s trending with Trump/Pence administration for people of color, affordable health care and women and children? Will a president, allowed to evade subpoenas, honor decisions of federal judges?
If Justice Anthony Kennedy, Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller weren’t America’s heroes, aren’t We the People all that stands between American democracy and mob rule?
Why are Americans at Trump rallies hypnotized into following, an existence unmolested by the rumbling of a soul?
How does America survive McConnell’s Judiciary take-down, Barr’s DOJ Intelligence Agencies invasion and Trump’s projecting his ignorance of Constitutional Law, particularly High Crimes, Misdemeanors and Treason onto his political enemies: The American People?
Before December 7, 1941 most American citizens and their elected officials had little desire to enter a second world war. So, we waited and hoped for a miracle. However, we learned, while there is good in most people, some, only emit moral bankruptcy.
Before September 11, 2001, most American citizens and our elected officials thought oil barons and gas guzzlers more praiseworthy than Henrietta Lacks. However, Bush/Cheney/Rice/Wolfowitz Mushroom Cloud manipulation, of both facts and Congress, denied us the hard truth, except that of young 1% volunteers marching off to war for the one percenters too big to fail, or jail – depositing all of us into the, Friends of Dick Cheney’s 2008 Recession Club – yielding madmen making derivative memories, yearning to maximize a new Iranian chapter of memorials.
In 2019, we’re left engulfed in needless trade wars because of the madness of a mischievous Juvenile-in-Chief motivated in Roosevelt Room to master intimidation of clingers on, magnetized by malfeasance.
Memories of 5th Avenue, the Halls of Congress, city Food Deserts, rural neighbors without high-speed Broadband and Americans living in Puerto Rico deserted – confirm our Land of the Free, is overshadowed by a prince of darkness.
However, while much of America’s history has been maneuvered for personal gain by older Caucasian men, there are fewer men maddened by the fear of the 2045 missive: muffled memories will suddenly manifest with a mighty righteousness propelling all Native Americans, people of color, LGBTQ and Constitutionally locked out female Americans to lavish on any face paler than their own, bearing a penis, the same maltreatment they received from wannabe masters of greed and oppression before December 31, 2044.
But fear not, for most Americans are not petty like Trump, hypocritical as Pence, hateful as McConnell nor small as Mnuchin. Most presidents don’t rip children from their parents. Most VP’s don’t ignore Jefferson’s separation of Church and State wisdom. Although admittedly, too many political clones, drunk on McConnell’s magic potion, put Party before 99% of Americans, most aren’t bigots who financially honor murderers of Native Americans over lifesavers like Harriet Tubman.
Now on this Memorial Day 2019, let us ask ourselves: when will our short-term memory memorialize the bait and switch from Garland to Gorsuch & Kavanaugh – and adjudicate operatic mood swinger Lindsey Graham, First Chair Grassley, Super Hatch and their masterly Maestro Mitch McConnell?
Most men are neither rapists nor pedophiles, and most in public service, put their lives on the line to save others. Most Americans, particularly teachers, first responders and Trump maligned FBI agents and news reporters, are pro-life for all lives from Alpha to Omega.
Most Americans never stop hoping for the best life ever for their family and friends. Most know Planned Parenthood doesn’t murder anyone, and most American administrations have rarely locked children in cages – knowing perhaps, Guantanamo and Quantico notwithstanding, most Americans abhor torture – and know an extremely stable genius wouldn’t make Trump’s Access Hollywood tape.
Most of us know, when a potentially treasonous target under suspicion, feels cornered and trapped, real patriots miraculously defend America, memorializing, Ask what you can do for your country.
Donald Trump is “the Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated on Americans” – TREMR Staff Pick & OpEdNews.com Headline
As William Barr mounts his already shame stained DOJ throne to squat on the rear receptacle crusted over with Trump’s executive order to defy all Congressional subpoenas, his stream of spying spin, from Russia with Love through a media too lazy to look beyond surface excrement, adds another slick of jaundice to our current seat of government.
By comparison, our 2000 coup d’état aided by the U.S. Supreme Court, and abetted by Reagan’s ultra conservative appointee, Justice Antonin Scalia – preemptively striking out Florida’s Supreme Court, was more blunt force trauma than takeover by Trump/Pence/Bolton/Mnuchin/Pompeo/McConnell – by a thousand cuts.
Domestic spies heavy laden with Koch and Deutsche Bank dirty laundry, coming in from the cold to warm their feet on ever increasing GOP, boil, boil toil and trouble for, of, by and for the people government – the Trump syndicate flips an AG middle finger not just at one co-equal branch but to the entire Land of the Free tree, including Founding roots.
Perhaps another reason to un-elect Donald Trump in 2020, is to be able to walk along 5th Ave without fear of being shot by a President of the United States – or at least, deny absolution to Trump’s Global and pre-pardons to go – as Conservatives amass attack from the female Right flank, in state legislatures’ push to pit lower courts against what they expect in a Kavanaugh v. RBG SCOTUS.
Imagine being both poor and female, whether paleface or tanned out of history: post tax cuts for super wealthy, twisting poverty standards to adjust for fewer Americans qualifying for Food Stamps.
The Non-exonerated investigated excommunicating justice from the Department of Justice, now investigating how his private foreign parts got probed without facilitating any hired urinating sources.
Trusting Pharmaceutical Opioid pushers and health insurance ravens is as dangerous as believing in peddlers of fear herding us into desperation that settles for any ol’ unqualified leaders. As a result, we’re being Saturday Night Massacred, again.
While many well-meaning parents remain whirling under the pressure of those who teach fear of vaccinations, fear of affirmative action and fear of true patriotism: the courage of, first do no harm – even when thinking for oneself, remember America’s greatness has always come from collectively caring for the common good.
Repetitive Republican talking points have made an unquenchable cliché of, I’m not a scientist, so when Science Guy Bill Nye goes ballistic on those who refuse to hear the truth about what they see, is it any wonder that logic is sacrificed on the altar of needing a stimulated political Base?
Smarter to, full stop conservatives trying to pry out of our grasp on reason, the birth of a new onslaught on women’s Constitutional rights – eager to clone Alabama, Georgia and Ohio reverberation of eleven Republican dominated legislatures, with their MAGA on, for another round of: the Trail of Tears, Slavery, police beaten Suffragettes, McCarthyism and Jim Crow.
To the peril of America’s humanity, we’ve Right-Winged patriotism, deserted the less fortunate, scorned human kindness, whitewashed dishonesty and betrayed our Constitution so much – finding our way out of the quicksand of a trumped GOP bog seems as insurmountable as defeating a raving, self-aggrandizing, narcissistic, maniacal demagogue, whose practiced charisma incited in an otherwise sane and industrious people, the willingness to allow the slaughter of more than six million human beings.
Nonetheless, despite this incredibly unimaginable horror, human decency overcame, and devastated families prevailed.
Collective self-delusion emboldens lawless executive action, whether emanating from Wall Street boardrooms, bankers banking on bank induced recessions or a foreign agent occupying the White House.
Change for the better never follows voting against the best interests of union members, small businesses or farmers oppressed by the side effects of violent white supremacists and executive privilege’s trade wars against patriotic voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
It’s not the color Tim Russert emulators paint our States, but the lacquer with which we ourselves stain our souls.
It’s descendants of lynch mobs – Alt-Rightness wrongly hijacking, do the Right Thing – and the vulnerable to quick and easy fixes of false prophets without a plan.
It’s falling for the showmen of over-simplification spouting lies camouflaged by promises of coal reruns and manufacturing returns – only to recycle Blue-Collar workers, and women, to their 1898 place.
It’s failing to internalize these self-evident truths:
- You’re not Pro-Life unless from womb to tomb committed
- An extremist president won’t combat his on-line extremism allies
- For Trump, the presidential oath of office does not include preserving, protecting or defending the Constitutional rights of LGBTQ Americans
As conservative Republicans trumpet refueled War on Women, reason responds: Lady Justice, blindfolded and not, our Statue of Freedom atop DC’s Capitol Building and our Statue of Liberty — are all women.