Humanity and World Peace​

Zoo Fence for White Supremacists facing FBI and Americans Wise to Them – OpEdNews.com Headline

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For those for whom Angela Lansbury’s 1962 Manchurian Candidate and Kirk Douglass’ 1964 Seven Days in May weren’t the euphoric and tragic bookends of an American Presidency that was the light of the world, this week’s revelations from The New York Times and Washington Post regarding the possibility of a sitting President of the United States, being an agent for an enemy of the state, must be particularly shocking.  However, for Tom Brokaw’s Greatest Generation, this, Breaking News, resurrects reminders of both The Green Book and, we choose to go to the moon.

Nonetheless, as with Nixon’s resignation, now is not the time for either cheering or jeering; nor time to expend energy ridiculing those so frantic to hold onto a whitewashed history of their place in the world, that their votes have placed nation and future on the altar of a sworn foreign enemy of all earthly democracies.

It is a time to contemplate how we must channel the wisdom of Lincoln, compassion of Bobby Kennedy and judgment of RBG – in order to preserve, protect and defend America from the men who believe they, and they alone, are America’s greatness – and a political party willing to destroy America as it self-destructs.

In 2012 when U. S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was twenty-three, Paul Ryan took his seventy-eight-year-old mother to a Florida campaign event – to assure Florida residents that Medicare wouldn’t be sliced and diced until the generations after theirs.  The retirees living at The Villages, seemingly forgetting their children and grandchildren, as well as those of others, applauded thunderously for the Wisconsin Republican, using his mother as a political prop.

As Americans, we tend to be in a more satisfying comfort zone when we can name a thing, label a place or categorize a person, but before we jump the smoking gun and incite a violent rush to Supreme Court judgment of an unjust administration, let’s be mindful:  if we make 2019-2020 about allowing people like Dick Cheney, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, Chuck Grassley and all who tarnish American Exceptionalism, in order to abide in the inner-circle of power, define us – we lose opportunities to deserve those who sacrifice for our collective wellbeing, safety and country – especially those who show up, without being paid.

Indeed, we are in another historical chapter, though a different leaf, where America’s Green Book needs to be carried, for the walls that have historically haunted America remain both antecedent and foundation for the hate, fears and violence of those possessed by greed, and a need to feel superior to others in order to see value in themselves.

Aesop warned, we are known by the company we keep – true also for nations and their financial institutions.  So, let us forever beware:  in a land mesmerized by Selfies and herded by Social Media, traitors can hide in plain sight.

For American democracy surviving and thriving in a post-Trump/Pence era, we must find within ourselves, Lincoln’s compassionate reconstruction – and be the authority legitimizing America as an ongoing diverse conversation, all-inclusive agency and kindness to all strangers – especially children seeking asylum at our borders, only to be locked in ICE cold cages.

The world is not our oyster, and every time we pry it open with violence, bigotry, Opioids, insufferable health-care costs, climate change denial and government shutdowns, we invite, me first pride to go before our nation’s perilous fall – even as, Times up for people like Donald Trump Jr, Mitch McConnell and Steve King.

As with William Wyler’s Ben-Hur, America’s challenge is to recognize true enemies of the state and not succumb to, Where there is greatness, great government or power, even great feeling or compassion, error also is great.  We progress and mature by fault.

Our best defense:

Remember, wisdom and reason are always whispering to those willing to listen.

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Trump in the Oval Office – Endgame, Good Ol’ Fund-raising Revival or Coup? – OpEdNews.com Headline

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1973 Nixon’s DOJ sued Donald Trump for racial discrimination, before resigning in 1974.  In 2019 first Oval Office address, the accused again proves himself unfit for the office of President of the United States of America – and that he and his chosen Vice, both suffer from the same on-camera acting coach.

Morning after talking heads to the contrary, the big news isn’t, 51% of Democrats identify as Liberals, despite all branding by Koch heads like, Karl Rove.  It’s that following NRA’s 45’s regurgitation, there was a glimmer of hope, that TV hosts finally realized, this joke isn’t funny anymore.

Eye-rolling smirks and derisive laughter of a Fourth Estate confusing their First Amendment responsibility with labeling our inept apathetic Narcissist-in-Chief, endangers national security.

No one should feel unsafe in the United States of America – not fearful of a government manufactured crisis; not subjugated by the super-wealthy; not for a Shutdown stunt as manipulative as Bush/Cheney’s Axis of Evil wag – because, everyone wishing to work is an essential worker – essential to family, America and humankind.

America is an ongoing conversation, with Americans now at a troublesome lull before, Blowing the Bloody Doors Off – where it’s reasonable to say no to the unreasonable, to secure a conscientious path forward to all-inclusive freedom, justice and affordable health-care on a planet we’ve reduced to devouring itself.

When global leaders brand the less fortunate as, a national emergency, it’s usually a preamble to anti-humanitarian ethnic cleansing.

When a trivial thinker talks himself into a corner, treed by colluding with devastating delusions, callous illusions and unapologetic deceit – expect Marshall Law, recklessly laced with domestic terrorism.

The Alt-Right base of GOP support can no longer insult our intelligence, without consequence, for we know Six immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border in the first half of fiscal year 2018 whose names were on a federal government list of known or suspected terrorists according to CBP data – does not a National Emergency make.

Yet, Donald Trump claims that his border wall, really does have a higher purpose than next week’s pay.  And the people that won’t get next week’s pay, or the following week’s pay, I think if you ever really looked at those people, I think they’d say, “Mr. President, keep going. This is far more important. 

Indeed, Trump is right, there are some things more important than the next paycheck, but nothing inflicted on Americans by his Acting Cabinet heads, gerrymandered 115th Congress or Executive Privilege threat to muzzle Robert Mueller’s report, is anything more than the fungus of Nixon/Bush/Cheney on steroids.

Hopefully, the new look of our 116th House of Representatives, is more than skin deep, smarter than poopooing all over thirty-something and wise enough to see, America’s real wall crisis is not a trumped bait and switch issue.  The real wall is the one our 115th Congress terrified of Trump’s Base, built on the foundation of Ante-Bellum Plantations and the backs of Taft’s Little Brown Brothers.

We need Legislators who share the pain of their constituents – feeling the effect of Trade Wars on farmers, government shutdowns on wage earners and the weight of student loan servitude.  These walls are constructed by those believing another’s gain is their loss.

The real wall enforced by a first ever press room visit, Oval Office ramblings and Rose Garden promises, is being blind to the power source fueling Trump’s astounding ability to manipulate media focus.

Truth both hurts and sets us free and awaits discovery in our interrupting the uninterrupted fixation with false prophets:  Since 20 January 2017, we’ve been misgoverned by a reality show host suffering from borderline insanity.

The cure for this disease, is electing people who can marry the art of television with, love thy neighbor as thyself – because unless their personal income is negatively impacted, regardless of what happens to others, a third of voters will vote to reelect, Trump/Pence – the masters of nothing, save prevarication.

Republicans are elected by Americans feeling anxious about losing their perceived proprietary position in an American world, without end.

Shall we now be about the business of our humanity and stop fielding what Trump is pitching; aligning with diversity’s power insuring peace of mind for all, particularly Veterans, civil servants, Farmers, First Responders, Teachers, Nurses – freeing all children from cages – knowing America’s best border security is, Justice for All.

We protect America’s borders by investigating:

Know this:  some men just want to watch the world burn. Fixating on them alone, allows their walls to obstruct America’s, Razor’s Edge.