Month: June 2019
Can We Please Get Real About Our Reality Show Security Risk President? TREMR Staff Pick OpEdNews.com Headline
If half of our current U. S. Congress can’t recall where it buried our Constitutional remedy for removing a malice aforethought administration, then, recognizing our current Homeland Security risk as much domestic as foreign, let’s update our Senate on our raison d’être, with the freedom, needed for a, Land of the Free, resurrecting the political courage, if not patriotism, to justify our, Home of the Brave mantel.
America has never been a perfect people’s nation, but there have been periods, and presidents, who tried to make us a work in progress filled with promised ideals and global Good Samaritan goals.
However, keeping an exceptional Democratic-Republic is a delicate operation, which when delivered into the hands of men like Paul Wolfowitz & John Bolton, Dick Cheney & Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell & Donald Trump – becomes a regime of deaf lawmakers, dumb media and blind citizens – caging, neglecting, raping and torturing children.
Yes, Iran excels more as a, bad actor, than even our current pretend government of Trump’s hired Lobbyists Acting Out as federal agency department heads – Reality Check:
- We need more than one presidential election victory of rational liberal reasoning, to purge America of what Americans elected to bestow
- The Trump administration was the first to violate our 2015, Iran Nuclear Deal, and in 1988, an American missile cruiser shot down an Iranian passenger plane – killing 290 people. And every time a police officer shoots an unarmed person of color, the truth about American Exceptionalism is, too often we elect Welfare Queen racism and sexism.
- Still, we keep women in their second-class citizenship place
- We express, love thy neighbor by refusing service to those with alternative love preferences
- Electing Barack Obama is not reparations for McConnell’s, we paid for ‘sin of slavery’
Arguably, the lesson of our WWII to Trump experiences is: our Democratic-Republic is currently sandwiched between humanity’s past attempts at world conquest through the annihilation of human life and human decency, and a Rebirth of Freedom for an all-inclusive, American Dream – perhaps beginning in 2020, a future where humankind’s humane humanity permeates through all human beings – reinvigorated with the wisdom of loving kindness harmoniously requited to all.
Vegging out on Media hyperbole addicts us to hypnotic headlines and prophecies from self-fulfilling Talking Heads infected with afterglow belief in current White House occupiers’ assessment that, Americans are so mesmerized by sound-bites, repetitious declarative simple sentences casting Conservative anchors as sages, we won’t notice Hannity-Manafort texts and Census question bigotry.
Know this, Gerrymandering is racial profiling, McConnell’s refusing election protection Senate debate is Red-Mapping and what Trump and ICE are doing to migrant children and refugee families, profanes every promise America ever made.
However, there is an alternative to the illicit marriage between increasing income gap, bias against LGBTQ Americans and conjugal visits between Church, State and K Street, waiting for us in the voting booth.
It’s not just our increasing incivility, but that we are arguing about the wrong things!
To feel reassured in our comfort zones, we too often opt for naming things, labeling places and categorizing people, but there is no national security for anyone in selectively projecting defensive tags on our history and anti-Constitution president while sacrificing our children on the altar of Crude.
- If we blackout Obama from Biden’s resume – would segregationists, never called me ‘boy’…always called me ‘son – work for you?
- Giving tacit consent to an Executive Branch filled with Acting Cabinet/Agency heads, aren’t we complicit in the Grim Reaper’s transforming our democracy into a Demagogue’s Dictatorship?
- Which is better for our children’s future, wildcat exiling USDA scientists to Kansas to gaslight an inconvenient truth or knowledge?
We can’t allow oil wars in Cyberspace and Grids to blind us to domestic discriminations in mass political rallies too reminiscent of 1930-40’s Europe – ignoring homes without broadband Internet, schools without new updated textbooks, and women denied affordable health care
No, not all Evangelicals are hypocrites, not all Caucasian males sexists raping our children’s future for profit, and not all of America’s electoral problems, are Russian. However, if we don’t have a clear vision of who we will be after Trump/Pence, be assured John Mercer’s Kellyanne Conway and Mitch McConnell, do.
The oath of office affirms the primary responsibility of those we elect is to, preserve, protect and defend, We the People from all enemies, foreign (Russian hackers) and domestic (Fossil Fuels producers).
So, if we believe, a child shall lead them, why reelect an administration who cages and abuses children? Better we preserve, protect and defend children from Trump’s fake government and Conservatives’ AR-15 reality.
To those who are, willing to march into hell for a Heavenly Cause, here goes: Our Declaration of Independence, Gettysburg Address and U. S. Constitution are reduced to parchment hyperbole, the moment enough of us, see real change for the better in a reality show – then in reality, elect those who have lost all sense of moral necessity.
America’s 1775-2020 chain is only as virtuous in revolution, Lincolnesque in reconstruction and as ethical as a repentant people honor past sacrifices to our equitable law-abiding ideals. However, following the example of current GOP’s Trump/Pence/McConnell opprobrium weakens our link to any hope of Justice for All.
Isn’t Pompeo’s Iran oil tankers attack announcement too reminiscent of the tempo with which Lee Harvey Oswald was proclaimed the lone assassin of President John F. Kennedy, reeking of more recent media messaging: mass appeal made by massaging merger with a malice aforethought Mushroom Cloud gang?
Perhaps, with boogeyman updates, the GOP/Trump/Pence, Make America Great Again puppeteers believe, the best way to an American Heartland is through its, the South Shall Rise Again underbelly.
Democrats too, have taken turns twisting truth in pugnacious political prejudice: fleeing Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation – transforming into Dixiecrats, they, Went South, helping to create, The Solid South, for Jim Crow. However, claiming Democrats created the KKK is as vile a lie as Trump’s, good people on both sides Charlottesville assessment.
The Ku Klux Klan, like all parented by fear and hate, was birthed by, We the white People – without reparations. Denying our current political infamy by defending the people who people it, we emulate wheeling rodents running in circles, fighting the last war and reliving the last election campaign to be the last guinea pig standing on the dung hemp of racism, sexism and moneyed power lust.
There is no perfection in politics, no Wall Street penance for perpetuating, thirty pieces of silver legacy, nothing to be proud of in the pride of sanctimonious zealots – so our Democratic Republic hangs in current imbalance, by a silkworm’s hind parts.
Fear, especially when disguised as patriotism clothed in knockoffs of lambskin, baits false prophets with, the idle brain is the devil’s playground – trouble is, we were marched into hell before Mnuchin stole our Harriet Tubman $20.00 bill:
- LGBT Americans Banned from Government 27 April 1953; Mass Deportation of Mexican Migrants 9 June 1954
- 1950-1954, convinced by Joe McCarthy, Americans internalized internal combustion of government, principles and love thy neighbor as thyself – and, as with Trump, were wooed by outrageous stories to keep his name in the headlines
- Amidst America’s Bi-Centennial Celebrations, Ronald Reagan cast all less fortunate Americans with the caste system label: Welfare Queen
Political PACs are solidifying political parties behind Red & Blue lines for profitable power. America, however, isn’t as simple as, The Right is wrong and The Left weak. Nonetheless, we’ve forgotten Exceptionalism’s Heavenly Cause remains, unraveling the conveniently obscured complex definition of greatness in the mindset of the people peopling popularity of all-inclusive prejudice.
Imagine what webs of deceit we could delete; indeed, what solutions we could conjure if not mesmerized by talking-heads hypnotized by con-artists dangling political puppets on Corporatism strings.
On this Father’s Day, I bid you love, wisdom, happiness and this possible bit of comfort: one day, like earth and all life upon it, all supremacists supremely gutting voting rights; all citizens denying a woman’s right to choose, while crushing citizenship attempts with the profanity of a bigoted Census question; all those blocking Congress from legally saving our election process from foreign intervention will, like Mitch McConnell, turn to dust – unable to grope one thin FDR dime of their ill-gotten gain.
Our American Dream is meant to be shared, yet, not all of God’s children are safe from being kidnapped by the Trump/Pence/ICE administration – but passionately pursuing a life of excellence protects all children from the savages that rage against them, for, like music, peaceful assembly can also, soothe the savage breast.
Fear not for Behold, courage abounds, reflected in us to magnify: David Ortiz, Ali Stroker, Jon Stewart, the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, Paige Winter, Sara Cunningham and third grader Sara Hinesley.
On Father’s Day, thirty years ago, I took my parents to see Field of Dreams. I hope all children of any age will seize this unifying family experience – perhaps imagining a world where our multitude of worthy causes join in one all-inclusive lifelong ensemble.
Resonating harmoniously, we compose the highest possible human life: universal love wrapped in giving hearts, inside a Heavenly Cause – asking humankind to seek human kindness, by knocking at the door of human decency.
The torch has been passed to a new generation – run with them, or get out of the way.