Politics and Finance
An inferiority complex GIF featuring a golf ball knock down of a Secretary of State and, an online hoax about the death of Sally Field are a menace to a society already stressed by White House tweets inspiring violence, racism, North Korea, and threats to our immigrant heritage and affordable healthcare.
Playing humane chords of global awareness on instruments of hope, captures life’s harmony for humanity’s definite major purpose. Our exceptional mission is not to harm or ridicule, but to share a life worth living — something the dark foundation of fear, anger, jealousy and hate can’t phantom.
Abrupt Climate Change is upon us, and we deserve better than Goldman Sachs and Gary Cohn’s, only morons pay the estate tax. We deserve the wisdom discovered in a near death experience — for anything less, is succumbing to the denial of me first isolationism – So let’s call out Scott Pruitt.
Though costumed on the Congressional set of Lincoln — Sally, as the 16th president’s wife, in the balcony, and I, fighting for Connecticut on the floor below — it wasn’t until after the Richmond premiere, that Sally saw me without my Guilfoyle wig and beard.
During the revelry before tired and wired released triumph to farewell hugs and kisses, Sally recognized my voice – sans beard and wig – just an instant before my wife, camera in hand, requested our photo. Sally silenced my protestations with, oh be quiet, can’t you see how proud she is of you – thus our duo was forever digitally cast.
Now, with overwhelming photographic proof that Climate Change has gone too far for us to catch it, the Emergency Management Reform Act directing DHS assistance, may be too late for FEMA to deploy volunteer personnel from Federal Executive Agencies — as a Surge Capacity Force where needed.
If empire building, Guantanamo, border wall propaganda, endless wars and, at an estimated annual cost of $156. Billion – maintaining approximately 800 U. S. Military Bases around the world – weren’t prioritized over funding School Breakfast and after school programs, the EPA, NEA, saving wheat production (which plummeted by 50% in 2016 due to abrupt weather changes) — FEMA might not need to redirect North Carolina Matthew relief to Harvey & Irma aftermath.
It may be too late to save our great-grandchildren from a planet reeling from serial rapists, but at least we could improve the quality of life for the remaining quantity.
There is no profit in being intimidated by K Street supremacists or defined by Wall Street towers. How we venerate all life, nurture the new, encourage the young, accompany the elderly and value the excellence of love thy neighbor as thyself is our remuneration.
Years before Steven Spielberg’s September 22, 1862 Richmond, I had met Sally Field’s TV co-star on a NYC loading dock for RMS Queen Elizabeth II. Only in my recent panicked search to discover the truth about the hoax concerning Sally did I discover we both knew, and loved, Madeleine Sherwood. Sally for years, and I, for an Atlantic crossing.
Two pacers waiting to board for Southhampton, I became convinced each time our paths crossed, Madeleine was the mother of Tennessee Williams’ no neck monsters in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
She approached, you keep smiling at me, do I know you? No, I explained, but I know who you are. She laughed, oh, I thought you were someone I’d worked with but didn’t recognize; it’s so embarrassing when that happens.
Two solos, now duet, crossing the pond — early morning deck walks, always on her good ear side, and her accompaniment at the QE-2’s Sadie Hawkins dance.
On 9/11/17, in my rebroadcast of The Age of Consequences, Sophie Robinson reminded, “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.”
With a president more interested in tax cuts for the super wealthy than throwing a lifeline to survivors of Hurricane Harvey, I can’t help but wonder, if Hurricane Irma is the angry prologue on a mission to repo the Seminole Peninsula paradise.
South Florida is more like another country than the 27th state we stole in 1830, without granting statehood until 1845. Invading the Everglades, its last frontier in the early 1900s, we challenged its very nature launching a railway from the Florida mainland to the Keys in 1935.
Low-income families now joined by Blue and White-collar workers – including DACA’s 91% employed, feel the greatest impact of hurricane strength stifling hot-air, barreling down from Breitbart’s foot-soldiers, denying the truth about America’s Civil War while wielding racist intimidation, religious bigotry and murder.
They tell us America’s Gross Domestic Product is the best way to determine the stability of our national economy because, GDP is the value of what any United States resident produces. Unlike the GOP, that makes the GDP color blind, without political prejudice, sexual misconduct, racial discrimination or religious travel bans.
Since the major expertise of our dysfunctional 45th administration is disruption, I express human value in cash flow terms to assist the trumped in grasping this truth: like the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey and Irma, deporting Dreamers will cost America, billions.
Scott Pruitt, it’s past Climate Change talking time with foreign policy Nikki Haley rudderless in the Sea of Japan without a Chinese clue or U.N. paddle, hoping a hack like Sessions will save America from a presidential maiden voyage.
When denial is our weapon of choice, voters, voting in the red, willingly fall on their best self-interests’ sword, allowing Corporatism injected politicians to slash to death programs and services needed for a rainy day.
Thus enabled, Conservative state governments, liberally slice and dice: Rick Scott gutted Florida’s Wetlands Agency – while his hero applies executive disorder, blood-letting Flood Protection.
They promised it could never happen in America, but our Senior Social Security, our children’s public education, our H2O — indeed, the very air we breathe are now species endangered by a MIA Commissioner for elder stability, a DeVos dumbing down education; Fracking, Coal Ash, Koch heads like Nestle quietly privatizing drinking water – all aided and abetted by the stench of democracy rotting in a McConnell and Ryan FEMA cutting Congress, providing smoke and mirror cover for banking institutions determined to decapitate our need for a post Bush/Cheney Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The fear that America needed to be made great again was seeded in the wake of The Great Recession. In response to this Wall Street domestic violence against 99% of us, lay the foundation for demeaning global citizenship, deserting earthly stewardship and descending to where White Supremacists profane religion, tarnish patriotism and propagate Climate Injustice.
Arrogance, preached, oceans that weren’t ours protected us; that 1930’s Germany couldn’t happen in USA and Climate Change was a hoax. They evangelized and we said Amen, but then came 9/11, the invasion of Charlottesville by Bannon’s KKK Nazis and voters voting to MAGA, endorsing, it’s easier to drill through Arctic Ocean than arctic ice.
In January 1912, Henry Flagler’s Overseas railroad to Key West departed South Florida. Four months later, the ship, not even God himself could sink, RMS Titanic, plummeted with 1500 souls, in less than three hours.
Flagler’s Folly and the Keys’ islanders were devastated by the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane – many, including veterans, simply disappeared without a trace.
Despite telling themselves hurricanes don’t come to New England, in 1938 the Long Island Express killed 682 leaving devastation still visible in 1951.
The forecast: record breaking landslide for first Female president!
Election night finale: intellectual neophyte elected president.