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The Reality Show that’s America’s New D-Day Normal – TREMR Staff Pick & OpEdNews.com Headline

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Our News Media insists we are in a, New Normal.  To the degree we agree, we risk permanently casting ourselves as pawns of Corporatism’s political comrades.

What is normal and true:  from our Revolution through Civil War, to 1944 D-Day, Vietnam and September 11, 2001, those preserving, protecting and defending Americans and our Constitution were more often found on foreign battlefields, than home with other priorities or bone-spurs.

Despite the sacrifices of a few for Justice for All, women remain second class citizens under male laws banning even their right to make, and live with, their own life choices.

And still we’re easily distracted by unnpresidential administration news cycle stealing, while the immediate emergency crises that is an America imprisoned by the trumped – increasingly disconnects us from reasonable thought, each other and the exceptional ideal of the American Dream – the greatest victims of which still, know not what they do.

Choosing, Free Will for life is an infinitely longer commitment to humanity than choosing birth, then walking away from the reality that America’s Middle Class is as underwater financially as Middle America is literally; and American dreams are swirling uncontrollably in tornadoes destroying much of what we’ve left of an earth suffering from our lack of stewardship.

So, can we as individuals accept that for whatever time remains for earth and all life upon it, we choose to passionately pursue a life of excellence together – in reparation for time lost, talent unused and good not done?

Mass murder is neither new nor normal, whether seventy-five years ago, or in lower Manhattan, Virginia Beach, Charleston South Carolina, the Pulse or Parkland Florida – and there is nothing new, normal nor patriotic about the masses who are mesmerized by politicians, TV ads and talking heads rendering America vulnerable.

If George Will can say, making an ass out of you and me, the Senate remains in the hands of his Conservative friends, to heal our political culture, we need to replace our current president, shouldn’t all, Ask what you can do for your Country patriots align with, When They See Us, and admit, we’ve been bamboozled by an opportunistic right-wing populism reality show host – and confess, like torture at Guantanamo, Quantico’s Blackhole and railroaded Central Park Five, evidence American homage to China’s Tiananmen Square cover up.

As my Grandmama always said, the worst lies we tell are the lies we tell ourselves, and like her, Nancy Pelosi is a strong woman who, seeing the United States of America’s, Big Picture challenge coming soon to a mental state near you, speaks for a long view for our national life.

The thoughtless, self-serving and vulgar insult Mike Pence, Clarence Thomas, Bret Kavanaugh, Steven Mnuchin, Jim Jordan, Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump are to, We the People, a confirmation of their being unsuitable American leaders.  Nonetheless, the core responsibility of civilization demands we give the Devil’s tools the benefit of law – for this is the very foundation of America’s original intent.

Donald Trump was never a hard-charging, get-things-done CEO!  Like all Reality TV, The Apprentice was pretend – a bully, wrapped in a secret inheritance, inside a bigot.  To cure America’s Donald Trump infection, we must not follow his example, but rather we must defeat his malice aforethought, from the inside out.

We must psych out the craven psychopaths.  We must take away from Donald Trump what he cannot live without.

Trump’s lifeblood is screeching worshipers, chanting applauders, news cycle dominance, daily headlines, talking heads after talking heads bespeaking his nothingness as Lo and Behold: Men in arms snapping to his attention, women offering breasts and Bibles for his autographed adornment, palms strewed at his feet – total Sieg Heil adoration!

Deny him this and he will shrivel, like Dracula exposed to the dawning of a new day of freedom – though, like the Russian hacks and American money that twisted our Electoral college in his favor – what keeps our Speaker, and the wise awake at night:  prudent anticipation of the desperate acts of a cornered animal – for this character’s art is to deal out only simplistic retribution, seeking the sympathy of uncomplicated thinkers.

Yet, there are no simple answers for addictions to gun violence, sexual harassment, ICE’s child abuse or swaging the greed of Opioid makers.  Nor is Impeachment, if it leaves grounded in place, an electable Mike Pence riding the tattered coattails of misplaced sympathy.

Reckless abandonment deserting individuals to homelessness and national security to whimsy is Trump’s M. O.  So beware, when trying to reason with the unreasonable, for such incitement to violence can be contagious.

Nevertheless, the power of peaceful assembly cannot allow an unsound president, buffered by enchanted clones, to destroy both presidency and Republic – nor our true normal:  America progresses forward.

 

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Memories & Memorials – Maestros & Madmen – Missives & Miracles – TREMR Staff Pick OpEdNews.com Headlined

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The truth that hurts:  America’s character decay neither began with our 2016 election, nor will end with our 2020 Census and election duo.  The truth that sets us free:  most of America’s problems have come from placing too much trust in leaders in both public and private sectors, who think, act and look like Trump/Pence.

So, this Memorial Day weekend, may our memories of mothers memorizing faces of missing children and loved ones in uniform snatched away, let us honor all who have been subjugated by men believing themselves masters of all, promising them, never again.

Haunted by what’s been sacrificed, who best reflects American Idealism:  Representative Justin Amash, Machiavellian Barr or Madman DJT?

Who suffers in the dissonance of missives tweeted to distract coal miners and manufacturing workers from broken promises, if not family farms and small businesses traded to death by a money launderer?

What’s trending with Trump/Pence administration for people of color, affordable health care and women and children?  Will a president, allowed to evade subpoenas, honor decisions of federal judges?

If Justice Anthony Kennedy, Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller weren’t America’s heroes, aren’t We the People all that stands between American democracy and mob rule?

Why are Americans at Trump rallies hypnotized into following, an existence unmolested by the rumbling of a soul?

How does America survive McConnell’s Judiciary take-down, Barr’s DOJ Intelligence Agencies invasion and Trump’s projecting his ignorance of Constitutional Law, particularly High Crimes, Misdemeanors and Treason onto his political enemies:  The American People?

Before December 7, 1941 most American citizens and their elected officials had little desire to enter a second world war.  So, we waited and hoped for a miracle.  However, we learned, while there is good in most people, some, only emit moral bankruptcy.

Before September 11, 2001, most American citizens and our elected officials thought oil barons and gas guzzlers more praiseworthy than Henrietta Lacks.  However, Bush/Cheney/Rice/Wolfowitz Mushroom Cloud manipulation, of both facts and Congress, denied us the hard truth, except that of young 1% volunteers marching off to war for the one percenters too big to fail, or jail – depositing all of us into the, Friends of Dick Cheney’s 2008 Recession Club – yielding madmen making derivative memories, yearning to maximize a new Iranian chapter of memorials.

In 2019, we’re left engulfed in needless trade wars because of the madness of a mischievous Juvenile-in-Chief motivated in Roosevelt Room to master intimidation of clingers on, magnetized by malfeasance.

Memories of 5th Avenue, the Halls of Congress, city Food Deserts, rural neighbors without high-speed Broadband and Americans living in Puerto Rico deserted – confirm our Land of the Free, is overshadowed by a prince of darkness.

However, while much of America’s history has been maneuvered for personal gain by older Caucasian men, there are fewer men maddened by the fear of the 2045 missive:  muffled memories will suddenly manifest with a mighty righteousness propelling all Native Americans, people of color, LGBTQ and Constitutionally locked out female Americans to lavish on any face paler than their own, bearing a penis, the same maltreatment they received from wannabe masters of greed and oppression before December 31, 2044.

But fear not, for most Americans are not petty like Trump, hypocritical as Pence, hateful as McConnell nor small as Mnuchin.  Most presidents don’t rip children from their parents.  Most VP’s don’t ignore Jefferson’s separation of Church and State wisdom.  Although admittedly, too many political clones, drunk on McConnell’s magic potion, put Party before 99% of Americans, most aren’t bigots who financially honor murderers of Native Americans over lifesavers like Harriet Tubman.

Now on this Memorial Day 2019, let us ask ourselves:  when will our short-term memory memorialize the bait and switch from Garland to Gorsuch & Kavanaugh – and adjudicate operatic mood swinger Lindsey Graham, First Chair Grassley, Super Hatch and their masterly Maestro Mitch McConnell?

Most men are neither rapists nor pedophiles, and most in public service,  put their lives on the line to save others.  Most Americans, particularly teachers, first responders and Trump maligned FBI agents and news reporters, are pro-life for all lives from Alpha to Omega.

Most Americans never stop hoping for the best life ever for their family and friends.  Most know Planned Parenthood doesn’t murder anyone, and most American administrations have rarely locked children in cages – knowing perhaps, Guantanamo and Quantico notwithstanding, most Americans abhor torture – and know an extremely stable genius wouldn’t make Trump’s Access Hollywood tape.

Most of us know, when a potentially treasonous target under suspicion, feels cornered and trapped, real patriots miraculously defend America, memorializing, Ask what you can do for your country.