Month: September 2019

Women, Children and Climate First OpEdNews.com Headline

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Regardless what Conservative Republicans or their Mercer/Koch updates of rich Uncle Pennybags proclaim – life on earth is diminished by manufacturers, from Mustard Gas to E-Cigarettes and Opioids, America’s Greatest Generation, Baby Boomers, over consumerism – and with or without their heads buried in the concrete of Wall Street glittering sand, all who pay more attention to Social Media Likes than, the climate calamity Fossil Fuels, oil and gas producers have bequeathed our children.

Most human inhabitants of earth perceive individual survival as undeniably enhanced by, make just someone happy procreation, that leaves a better world for those who follow, perhaps thinking, then my living shall not be in vain.

However, images of Mars dancing in the heads of some at the top of the food chain, increase sales of, doomsday bunkers in New Zealand, believing, like our 45th, the grass will forever be greener in Greenland?

Albeit, revisionist descendants of America’s Gilded Age of Robber Barons and Captains of Industry’s democratizing of slavery between our Civil War and WWI, continues today in the subjugation of women, ignoring children and oppressing the, have-nots of every color, race and creed.

America’s been a nation of gentlemen, revering women and protecting children, is arguably, second only to the lies from Trump family malfeasance, the greatest dishonesty Americans have self-inflicted.

Trump did not cause Climate Change, nor the death of three billion birds since 1950, but his:

  • America First MAGA
  • Lying to coal miners
  • Caging of refugees
  • Trading off livelihood of farmers
  • Betraying NATO
  • Purchasing women for twisted, misogyny
  • Rewarding wealthiest, tax cuts
  • Allowing more insecticides that kill bees
  • Refusing to allow states to limit car emissions while sending troops to protect murderous oil suppliers
  • Disdaining human life in less fortunate countries – most recently, anti-Paul Manafort Ukrainians
  • Deserting military school children to wall out Mexico
  • Castrating Congressional oversight
  • Decapitating our Executive Branch with unconfirmed Acting heads and lackey Attorney General ignoring America’s rule of law

Pence, McConnell and Trump have proven they are the least likely to do anything about gun violence, mass shootings, female constitutional equality and Climate Change threatening our children’s future – but increasingly support the real possibility that they are a treasonous trio threat to the United States of America, they swore to, preserve, protect and defend.

Now we can continue color coding each other, thinking Trump will rationally embrace the patriotism of a peaceful transfer of presidential power, after amassing tens of thousands of worshipers who believe the Second Amendment is divine permission to stock their cellars with weapons of mass destruction – not to mention, Trump could lose by five million votes and still win in 2020 – or like Greta Thunberg practice, a child Shall Lead Them.

The failure is not in our Founders, nor just embedded in Republican Governors, State Legislators and U. S. Senators confirming, silence is consent.  It lives also, in we the over forty crowd, who’ve forgotten, it’s not what we fight against, but who we fight for that saves us all.

22 September 1862 Lincoln issued Emancipation Proclamation. 21 January 2017 unprecedented numbers joined The Women’s March.  6 November 2018 women resurrected our House of Representatives.  20 September 2019 millions merged in youth-led climate strike marches in 150 countries.

Now is a good time to distinguish ourselves from Trump’s clan deserting earth’s stewardship:

  • Brush up your Shakespeare
  • Transform earbud hearing damaging disconnect with Subliminal Brain Power waves
  • Watch more Climate Change, Political, Cultural and Historical Documentaries for game changing guidance
  • Google ancient scribes and anonymous proverbs instead of expecting answers from politicians and Snap-Chat

From my father and I watching old movies on black & white TV, I absorbed the truth of, behind every great man is a great woman.

Living with a soap opera writer and her precocious six-year-old, reinforced my faith in, always listen to the children. 

This is no Kumbaya.  This is suppressed humanity unearthed by the power of, women and children first!

The next time you hear, one person or vote, can’t make a difference, list Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Malala, Emma González, Cokie Roberts, Elizabeth Warren and Zero Hour Founder, Jamie Margolin.

True, it may be too late to completely reverse the already visible coming onslaught resulting from Climate Change deniers, but as twenty-something, executive producer of, The Age of Consequences said, while we can’t yet imagine what can be done to save us from Abrupt Climate Change, every potential calamity faced by humankind, was faced not knowing how we would conquer it, until we did.

America’s exceptional power isn’t found in murderous hand-held weapons, but in thought-provoking daydreams of safe environments – filled with the courage to share this heartfelt vision with all life on earth – dedicating every precious moment of time, in harmony with each other, passionately pursue a life of excellence.

 

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Impeachment – Pence – Purdue – Drunk Drivers and Father Time – TREMR Staff Pick & OpEdNews.com Headline

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Like 9/11, what we thought could never happen in America is happening again, but in 2019, administered by a pretend president and his Acting government, conniving with the foreign power determined to destroy our ability to weather Franklin’s admonishment, a Republic, if you can keep it.

Streaming Michael Cohen’s reboot channeling John Dean’s, there’s a cancer on the presidency – Impeaching for our children, we bequeath them, Mike Pence.

Few American presidents have worn sobriety as the only proof of character, while daily crashing through clearly marked humanitarian Stop Signs, putting pedal to the metal to T-Bone both America’s history and it’s potential.

Confident we won’t defeat ourselves by surrendering to the foolishness of self-inflicted vengeful violence, nor to denial of the fearfully fatigued, because Peaceful Assembly and voter registration are not weak sisters, but rather, like United We Stand, the bridge that has restored America after Revolution, Civil War, two World Wars, sixties assassinations and September 2001.

Seeing through Corporatism’s haze, the wise set aside all Trump induced chaos rattling around in the echo chamber of a Fourth Estate that has lost its way – for Media smirks, are laughing America to death.

Gun owners know Wayne Lapierre’s malleable maniacal marionette-in-chief of misinformation is, like Cheney, Pence and Putin’s Moscow Mitch, another bad man with a gun – an adversary to truth, apathetic to the human condition – profiteering off the sacred office he has careened off course.

So, answering 2020’s call, the rational rise to eject Trump Senate enablers – not with Tiki-torches, but with reasserted government of, by and for the people.  Having learned from Odessa grandmother Shauna Saxton, who faced the hateful rage of a mass murderer, but unlike her president and our Congress, took immediate action, saving her family from NRA sponsored mass hysteria – we now unite!

To unscrupulous marketing of E-Cigarettes and Opioid producers, speeders whizzing by school buses with flashing red lights, drunk drivers and people who supply civilians with military styled AR weapons – We say enough!

Witnessing the difference between investigative reporting and the laziness of talking heads repeating, a liar is a liar, we are, like time, moving on.

Recognizing the characteristic opposites of the spineless intimidating NOAA cowardice, we emulate the heroism and integrity of NWS.

Voters get it:  while a president may not be dumb enough to share classified information with foreign enemies, a pretend president could be treasonous enough to do so.

Flint knows it:  if Bush/Cheney hadn’t launched one percent of our population into perpetual war, taxpayer money might be replacing brain destroying lead laden water pipes, causing Legionnaire’s Disease and increasing Pneumonia deaths.

Patriots know it:  and reject abusing Commander-in-Chief title to divide and conquer Pentagon leadership and Congressional oversight, to profit from Air Force sleepovers at failing resorts – even if, miraculously, Religious hypocrite Pence isn’t culpable.

Visionaries know it:  and refuse to join a pretend president’s race with Climate Change, at the expense of, Homeland Security.

Now, We the People embrace national choices and individual responsibilities:  for a presidential riddle wrapped in an Acting government mystery, inside the enigma of his resort tweaked Military Industrial Complex – refusing to permit the undoing of his oath of office, by foreign policy for financial gain.

Rejecting public and private leaders, who profit from the oppression of a child’s future – whether female, people of color, LGBTQ or refugees, we ascend.

Teachers know it:  scientists are not America’s enemy, but the stewards of earth and all life upon it.  Armed once again with the conviction of, we hold these truths to be self-evident, we legally entrap impeachable producers entangled in vaporizing our future, now blowing smoke screen billions to escape their tobacco predecessors fate.

Family fun at movies, parks, concerts, schools or dog walking, have become bloodied, not just because of bad men with guns and drunk drivers, but men in corporate and government suits, too lost gathering their thirty pieces of silver, to notice their time has passed on.

Yes, we have stepped in quicksand of hate, racism, sexual discrimination and perpetual war, that challenges our best, while exposing our worst.

Allowing extreme individual focus, we fail to see family and national unity’s time limits, because many things we believed true, never were.

Filmmaker friend Kent and I rarely got to work together, so made time for lunch every three or four months, for personal catch up and filmmaking brainstorming, he with a beer, me, ice coffee.

At our last lunch, he asked to send me a play he’d written for my director’s opinion.  Then back to work, looking forward to September’s lunch.

America’s first murderer was hanged in 1630; its first drunk driver arrested 1897.

Although Conservative Republican, Texan Evangelical Christian Kent C. Williamson and, Liberal Democrat, Roman Catholic New Yorker, me, were solid friends, as with our country, the United States of America, our next lunch was never promised.