Month: October 2019
Trump says, I am the Team, al-Baghdadi was a screaming, whining whimpering coward, as though we were watching a movie, Russia was great, Speaker Pelosi kept out of the loop, pendulum Linsey Graham swinging continually between reasonably rational and extremely apoplectic, determined to grant his Impeachment laden benefactor headlines – assisting in sweeping our Kurdish allies under Trump’s rug of betrayal, covering up Russian Goose Step Party marching orders in, The People’s House.
When will we peer into our mirrors and question ourselves, how could we follow blindly, increasingly since 20 January 2001 inaugurated used 11 September 2001 as patriotic pablum to enslave the masses?
We should thank Donald Trump for showing us how low we can go, not just admitting, Syrian Oil is safe, and the hell with Kurds and American troops left in his whimsical harm’s way – but giving us the perfect Fascist throw-back image, so we’ll never again forget why those, rockets red glare inspired something in us to take the less traveled road of renewal, striving to be, a new generation of Americans—tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage.
Now that we’ve heard the bravado Bully Pulpit of Donald Trump and his blustering enablers, we need to recreate our initial intention, that all those the trumped would ban from life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – were created equal to them.
Then, let us wash out the mouth of darkness, deceit and destruction descending from atop rented Gerrymandered government – for we’re either going to continue summoning foreign chaos and condoning Trump sanctioned domestic violent partners relishing in our derailment, or we rediscover our exceptional habit of faith in the justice of unity and equality – as rarely before.
In peaceful assembly, let’s seek to petition our government for a new birth of freedom, replacing Corporate PACs Red Mapping our Land of the Free, with a Red, White and Blue for every hue.
With malice toward none, let’s patriotically trade in our globe-trotting Attorney General and his criminalizing career DOJ civil servants.
Holding these truths to be self-evident, make a joyful noise to a world losing faith in America, knowing Trump may be the loudest, Cheney the worst and Pence the most hypocritical – but none are America’s first.
Reason suggests to the wise, it would be a mistake to think we can afford to wait until after Trump/Pence, to reset our moral compass. Until we replace their GOP Impeachable offenses with
- Respecting our allies
- Eradicating McConnell and Kavanaugh injustice, with a Nation for all of God’s Children
- Indicting all who addict humankind for profit, with heroes fighting our Climate Crisis
There can be no Life, Liberty nor the pursuit of happiness.
Let us question the current Right-Wing ideology financed to dominate our politics, healthcare and our children’s America – and be the voice of those silenced by the indifference of Conservative Caucuses.
Let us be the courageous solutions for Earth’s 21st century challenges.
Of course, we’re fatigued by our myopic media, that smirked too long before remembering 1930s Europe – and weary of the struggle to keep on keeping on, but we will survive when disrobing conjecture and denial in the realization that answers are not found in corporatism’s serfdom, but in the cathedral of rejuvenation, re-invigoration and reinvention.
The Honorable Elijah Cummings was a good man, but until all men are like him, we must keep our wits exceptionally sharp, our vision focused on the all-inclusive delight of liberty and our actions increasingly emulating the Good Samaritan’s, love thy neighbor as thyself – for, in our land, trouble now reigns from on high, in the underbelly of low places – threatening the very foundations of our Founding, while we sleep, manipulated by disinformation.
Wisdom insists we must now be the shoulders for our children that Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison; Biblical Abraham and Lincoln; Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth; Teddy & Franklin Roosevelt; John & Bobby Kennedy; Henrietta Lacks and Martin Luther King Jr, remain for us.
No matter our beliefs, dreams, hopes, politics or lifestyle embraces, we must now summon the courage to free the calm suffocating at the core of our self-inflicted turmoil and bring some semblance of singular light within our national darkness.
We need knock at the door of consciousness, trusting that peace will answer, and show us the way to renewal; Not the renewal of Cheney’s, So, as, We Tortured; nor believing our Civil War ever ended – and never again the past that allowed corporate profit to rise above the value of one human life.
Trump’s Turkey/Kurdish fiasco, Pence/Pompeo ceasefire façade and bedbug ridden self-serving deflated Doral trial balloon notwithstanding, change we can, seeing is believing, in, is here – Iceland’s dynamic melting visuals reproaching, what’s in a name, disappearing the biggest lies we tell ourselves: Conservative denial of the disastrous potential to life on earth from America’s ICE, Alzheimer’s and Climate Change.
Weather increasing focus on the Climate of Climate Change, we’ve overlooked the equally important piece of the newest more politically palatable two-word brand for, Global Warming: Change.
Although we have often lived in the best of times, since 20 January 2017, America is living in one of, the worst of times – indeed, a tale of two countries, wounded by derisive division that can incite, depending on, We the People, either revolution or reconciliation.
Change within is our best way out, for every action, there is a reaction. Even in the fog hovering over our rising swamp, despite veiled Facebook disinformation, camouflaged religious hypocrisy and hijacked justice for all women, LGBTQ and people of color – our Fourth Estate has even joined in recapturing the courage to see, welcome and embody America’s historical quest for the inevitable progression of change – quite possibly, come hell or high water.
Actionable Change: deny escape clauses for vendors causing deaths by Opioid overdose, an unprotected Grid in order to pay for oil wars, eyes wide shut reaction to business owned government inviting moral and ethical decay – for no longer can we deny, we are either in an age of rediscovering truth, or an age of tragic suicidal decline.
We know who the culprits are, who’ve played us against each other! Now we need to heroically recognize and acknowledge the change beckoning us to replace them.
We need be students of America’s youngest voters and better examples for non-voters, because the greatest change for humankind and life as we know it, is upon us – ready or not.
Women, denied gender and income equality by men desperately clinching the Constitution behind their backs, with one palm up declaring to all females, this far but no farther, now stand tall against past, present and future sexual harassment or assault – tipping the scale of national recognition toward individual accountability.
While we may not be able to completely remedy global Climate Change, we can cure ourselves of our current administrative disease, so apathetic to anything except its unquenchable gluttony for power to infect all with the worst we can be.
Such lack of empathetic leadership needs to be dethroned, and along with its worshiping cronies, fellow criminals, pernicious underbelly defining patriotism as anti-female, anti-gay and anti-diversity, marked discontinued.
Following 20 January 2001, We the People, having chosen to be blinded by narrow religiosity, raced headlong from, oral in the Oval, chasing the ambulance of political mirage, Right into horrific foreign wars and increased domestic bloodshed – deserting stewardship for the health of earth, our precious environment, and all life dependent upon either.
Resisting the reality of change, we’ve created a, Climate Era, bequeathing our children both current, Climate Mass Migration inland, terrorized by the reality of our very own disappearing shorelines – proving once again, denial terminates thinking and vision.
Since the first 100 days of FDR’s administration, when compared to the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, with inhumane exceptions, has been the lesser of two evils for voter consideration. And any political frustration of Jimmy Carter, Al Gore Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is understandable, but while three have moved on, clearly one has not. Nonetheless, stronger together is key to our forward movement after, fear of job loss from a dying industry, anger for not being visited by a national party nominee and 2016 damage to trust in our electoral process.
It wasn’t only Putin’s Russian hackers. It was GOP gerrymandered State legislatures, compromised computers, an Electoral College sorely in need of 21st century updates, and it was Americans who abstained from the voting privilege of citizenship.
What I learned from a Conservative Texas Democrat and a Virginia Progressive Activist about America’s bipartisan addiction to Corporatism’s self-serving, oil driven, empire building U. S. foreign policy – and as a Veteran – suggests, what Tulsi Gabbard has espoused falls short of how my mentors define a Democrat. Nonetheless, we need to unearth our unity because every death on earth, directly or indirectly caused for American profit, disavows who we claim we are.
Beware, it is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change – Charles Darwin
Change reveals, terrifies and challenges our balance, but welcoming it, elevates community and common sense to Common Cause.