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From Bone Spurs Trump to a Virginia Encore in Alabama — Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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Tuesday 7 November 2017 lessons:  hope vs. you can fool some of the people all of the time, but most Americans, having heard, last call for the American Dream, recognize the silver lining of Trump — inspiring persistent civics and voting for racial and Gender equality, equal economic opportunity and respect for all — no matter their sexual persuasion or political preference.

The United States is in a state of humanitarian emergency, taking a knee in the shadow of towers that threaten to crush our Democratic Republic.  So American Exceptionalism needs to include reaching out to decent people with different points-of-view, in a way that emboldens them to protect fellow citizens from government collusion with Wall Street — and sexual assault.

Then the change we seek will appear like the return of a prodigal ideal, the very moment we replace domestic in-fighting – armed with weapons of massive closed minds dug into the limitations of self-inflicted blindness – with universal truth, with joint ventures resolving difficulties securing our daily bread and stabilizing our international example, as the glow that can truly light the world, embracing

  • Harmonious gatherings that dissolve any denial of, a House Divided cannot stand
  • Support our troops by not insisting they serve at the pleasure of American Corporatism.
  • Honor for our Veterans by ending the war on women, and respecting LGBTQ Americans
  • A modernized mindset regarding how we treat females – with their personal security in school, athletic medical offices, Hollywood — and in workplaces like Capitol Hill, be a Firewall between them and groping spin

What works?  The clarion call:  Those who embrace every hue, every idea progressing all forward and upward and every culture, creed and courageous Good Samaritan act of courtesy, civility and kindness.

Let’s open hearts and minds to exceptional, all-inclusive potential, by opening doors for females of all ages, especially Millennials and first time   voters and candidates running for office — encouraging all to raise the anchor mooring any segment of our population to sinking America further into a do-over Civil War.

Let us eradicate the fake supremacy of Bannon projecting Moore sins on America, distorting faith with propaganda.  Let’s reach out to Middle and Southern America, Las Vegas and Texas with a fifty-state hope for We The People, relegating the NRA to its OK Corral past.

Let us turn the other cheek through peaceful assembly, transmitting our transition in passionate numbers, rising well above the hate of the new Alt-Right generation, Roy Moore’s sexual perversion and Jeff Sessions’ inability to recall.

During Basic Training, I was a squad leader responsible for a dozen men, mostly just out of high school, away from home for the first time, destined for Vietnam.  Drill Sergeant tasked me with, when they come to you whining about home, give ‘em backbone.  I shared a room with a squad-leader from Alabama, who, after pretending to be asleep while I tried to carry out my orders for a tearful member of our platoon, confessed, I had no idea, I’ve never met a black person before.

Maybe empathy is all in who you know.

Arguably the greatest lessons to be garnered from our history textbooks are, The Half Has Never Been Told, our national need to embrace Herstory and to deliver our deserving youth from the darkness of hypocritical zealots.

Alabama is no more replete with Roy Moore clones, than trumped thinking was defeated by a popular vote of at least three million more citizens — neither blind to America’s greatness nor failing to enthusiastically answer the life-giving call to love thy neighbor as thyself.

Nonetheless, Virginians, came, saw and conquered Trumpisms like an Attorney General with no recollection, with a resounding victory for championing wives, daughters, sisters, mothers, even transgender girlfriends against the intimidation of the powerful, powerless against their desires, and the humiliation invading Short Eyes on our capacity for decency.

Call an Alabamian you know, to save the country we love!

 

 

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Trump: “I’m the only one that matters!” — Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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My father’s siblings were often admonished by my Grandmamma with, Sundays are for good news, Mondays for bad.  Yet, Sunday’s news was bloodied by gun violence against Americans asking for hope, seeking peace and now knocking at Heaven’s door.

However, even in tragedy, we transcend loss with generosity, void with reason, lack with plenty and political pretense with TR’s, Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

America, like Americans, tends to lose its sense of balance, justice and human decency when the challenge of President Kennedy’s Inaugural Address and the dream of unity seared in American history by Bobby Kennedy’s words in Indianapolis on the night of April 4, 1968 — a speaking event turned eulogy for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr – are forgotten.

Yet, despite the degrading of our American Exceptionalism by those who seek to further divide and conquer us, the avalanche of empowered women has inspired a huge majority to stand together, supporting those targeted for sexual assault – perhaps even replacing polarization with men speaking volumes.

Russian cyber weapons of mass destruction were our own bullets accentuating what we’ve been told to believe, by those who profit most from manipulated public opinion:  Madison Ave, Wall Street, Capitol Hill, Social Media and most of all the political ads of any candidate running at any level, for anything, willing to promise everything, for our votes.

It started long before 2016, but now fear of a level playing field on steroids, guts our Democratic Republic with desperation blindly following the darkness of Cheney, Karl Rove, Grover Norquist and other Koch enterprises, like GOP Senators aiding and abetting the perforation of our American Dream.

Following November 22, 1963, the hard lines of hardliners began to curdle, and by the 21st century, clotted our objective all-inclusive thinking, paving the way to elect in 2016 an inept president colluding with alternative facts.

Nonetheless, most of us know 2017, 2018 and 2020 invite us to shake off the dust of racial hate, religious zealots and Wall Street government collusion – because the Good News is:  our strength is found in our hope; our hope in quality education; our education in our diversity and gender equality; our equality in electing more women and Millennials – and our transformation in embracing the strength of character to overcome our past.

Thus far, this young century has been the age of fighting a civilian Civil War, when what’s needed most is a united persistence for all America promised to be.

Let me be clear, I wish Senator Bernie Sanders was president of the United States right now.  The fact that he isn’t, and Trump is, is as much the responsibility of the Democratic National Committee, Rust Belt Democrats, all who did not heed the Goldstar warning of Mr. Khizr Kahn and Berniecrats voting for unwinnable write-ins — as it is the fault of the malice aforethought of Evangelical Republicans duped by a Russian hacked lover of Putin and the Hard-Right White Supremacists Tea Party residue of Bannon’s isolationism disguised as America First.

Now own it!

And for the sake of our children, our economy, our National Security and International respect of nations – wake up, and vote like we’ve learned America’s most humanitarian life lessons:

  • Eventually we will elect a Congress not owned by the NRA. Only question is, how many innocents must be shot to death before we do.
  • It is our job to be the ball and chain of truth, Trump endures
  • I have one of the greatest memories of all time Trump is trumped by an administration chanting, I don’t remember
  • The memory of DNC Chair Donna Brazile may win the marathon with Clinton campaign staffers
  • Without wisdom, Democrats will continue using the club of perfect to beat the good out of winning for a population yearning to breathe free atop a pragmatic Liberal FDR & JFK infrastructure providing a renewal platform for Bobby and Bernie.

Let’s let go of fair-weather Democrats, bigots’ pretend patriotism and yes, Roland Martin v Obama OFA, and embrace the good news that is America:  you cannot fool all the people all the time.