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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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Be a Global Citizen:  Take the Knee – Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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The honest and true patriot is not a nationalist America First supremacist stealing taxpayer dollars for personal convenience, power or profit.  True patriotism is being the living and breathing embodiment of the best of what our National Anthem, American flag and Statue of Liberty represent.

The patriot’s finest hour and greatest expression, is the potential of, Let Freedom Ring — not just hail to the symbols, but individually sharing and collectively being the actuality of a global Golden Rule’s Good Samaritans.

Those who can’t distinguish Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan or a Wall Street purchased Russian infiltrated administration from non-violent expressions of our First Amendment Rights, are cowards mocking the Home of the Brave.

Despite the freedom afforded a thieving treasury secretary to freely express, the expression of freedom of speech must be barred from sports events, while Supremely Blessed Corporatism Puppeteers Red Map America and Gerrymander our electoral process — non-violent, silent kneeling in protest of anything in America, is guaranteed by:  to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The Bill of Rights may be Exceptionalism created exclusively by America’s Founding Fathers, but its guarantees are not limited within American borders, despite, Weapons of Mass Destruction Bush/Cheney covertly implanting Protest Zones to fence in Free Speech.

Having a president who fails to comprehend the legal responsibilities of his oath of office to preserve, protect and defend our Constitutional freedoms – guaranteed any and everywhere in America – is as much a definition of anti-American, as Russian hacking.

Nonetheless, Freedom of Speech is not carte blanche protection for bully pulpit attacks, white supremacists, hate speech, spitting on nationalist blogger Jason Kessler, advocating vehicular murder, Tiki-torch parades proclaiming, Jews will not replace us, beating clergy with pool cues sharpened into spears — or even granting collectivism’s international money changers, a Citizens United human equivalency.

In a world of followers mesmerized by political TV ads & Fox News, Ted Cruz & Tom Price, Smart Phones & Social Media — goose-stepping for Kim Jong-un and genuflecting to Donald Trump — prioritizing human equality with Justice for All, requires the enormous courage to petition for a viable solution for survival of the planet, by turning the other cheek.

When I was a child, I resented TV sports ignoring the TV Guide schedule and pre-empting scheduled movies, as if movies were second class entertainment.  But when I became a man, Ken Burns documentaries enlightened me – indeed, there are more things in Heaven and earth than are dreamt of in an executive travel ban philosophy.

Continually inspired by DaveThe West Wing and The American President I’m an Italian-American who loves all Americans — and when it’s recognizable, weep during the National Anthem, both in appreciation for what it represents, and somewhat leery of how entrenched our school daze pledge of allegiance to the flag has indoctrinated adults with unadulterated flag-waving.

Beware, global empires, like Persian, Roman and Ottoman began erosion process when, after 250 years, the populace allowed economic imbalance, wars for wealth and expansionism, to tip imperial scales toward decline and fall.

The United States of America, in its 241st year, largely deserting united in favor of, dysfunctional — aided and abetted by K & Wall Streets, has replaced, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington with an abnormal Executive who is a colossal threat to, and forever in peace may you wave.

Is humankind willing to gather at the rivers of racism, sexism, Climate or nuclear extinction, because bully twins, Kim & Don, have wrested the global pulpit from wisdom, maturity, civility and rational behavior?

An American president denying Russian Cyber-attacks on our 2016 elections, Putin’s attacks on Morgan Freeman and Rob Reiner, video plea for a Commission to investigate same, and, in concert with corporate media and like-minded politicians — all but relegating American life in Puerto Rico, to a post-Maria footnote — is far more damaging to American Security, and symbolism than, bending a knee.

Get that SOB out of here, is repugnant to American ideals, but a bent knee, or two, for the right of the people peaceably to assemble, to snatch peace on earth from the jaws of the world’s demagogue duo, symbolizes what is best about America.