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Reasons to Resuscitate and Keep America Alive – Headlined on OpEdNews.com

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Can we accept that Eric Holder was speaking metaphorically, but that a gubernatorial candidate threatening to stomp all over his opponent’s face with golf spikes, has more in common with an out-of-control beer drinking SCOTUS Justice than constituents exercising our exceptional First Amendment right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances?

Have, The Members of both houses of Congress, forgotten, all Americans are their constituents and that, all constituents lose when lives are lost on foreign battlefields, and in pools of Pulse, Vegas, Sandy Hook and Stoneman Douglas blood – especially when at the hands of unchecked gun sales and the rants of media hosts conspiring on behalf of those colluding for profit?

In 2018, will we fail to heed the division with which Trump’s hyperbole and moneyed GOP PACS infect well-meaning Conservatives and those Evangelicals who’ve temporarily misplaced their Good Samaritan within – who, as Jesus taught and Lincoln reaffirmed, practiced, malice toward none – or shall we continue to ignore both Climate Change May Day and 2016’s Wakeup Call?

When the attention of America’s entire demographic favors facts over distortion – inciting courageous reactions to political inaction – collaboration between trumped thinking and a gubernatorial candidate, wearing his Georgia Secretary of State hat, not as metaphor, but literal Jim Crow, electing voter suppression with, malice aforethought – Justice will flow like a never-ending wave.

Until then, wisdom suggests we shun choices offered by a Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse metaphor and seek to understand the 40% of us who seem willing welcome mats, tempting the demise of an all-inclusive America. 

Going high when they go low, is easier when we internalize lessons of the historical plank in the eyes, and ayes, of the Democratic Party – while remaining determined not to become trumped, while attempting an Indivisible cure for America’s anti-malice toward none GOP.

Allowing false prophets to negatively impact our faith in each other, hope for our future and, Love Thy Neighbor as thyself – every woman and child threatened like a fourteen-year-old being shot at for requesting directions to his school – or lost to sexual abuse, gun violence or internment camps’ disappearing acts – or a nine-year-old falsely accused of imitating his Commander-in-Chief’s traditional groping – we entomb ourselves as collateral damage, and like ice, drift into oblivion.

As Master of Projecting his sins, moral bankruptcy, hypocrisy and crimes – exploiting contractors, tenants, and his human infrastructure for demagoguery, Donald Trump is accelerating his indiscriminate crafty white glue on male v female and Republican v Democrat, but Americans demonstrating democracy at White House doors and Congressional Halls of injustice, expose him as the desperate Last Hurrah, of a Supreme Court jester.

Because of current political upheaval, most of us are now rediscovering our higher selves – which isn’t, unprecedented.  Only Social Media trolls and in-depth investigative reporting replaced by polarizing talking heads, long to imbibe us with, new normal intoxication – instead of, What is Past is Prologue, truth.  Better we leave such self-deception to the great pretender, mimicking 1930’s bombastic nationalistic European leaders – while blithely following foreign money.

While we may be living through the last stand of the angry white man, most Americans bear little psychological or electoral resemblance to men, like Paul Ryan, Jason Kessler, Chuck Grassley, Mike Pence, Devin Nunes, Mitch McConnell and Brett Kavanaugh – aiding and abetting the worst among us.

Substantiating this, however, requires embracing a higher civic and humanitarian duty to all:  balancing persistently resisting our worst cultural failures with inhaling the breeze of deeply empathetic union and civility toward everyone.

Is America’s Gathering Storm, whether hurricanes like Michael, a Congress blatantly scorning less wealthy constituents, locked in lock-step with an Executive Branch determined to lock-down America, reasonable cause to reconsider, Jefferson’s revision.

Villains have shadowed us forever, sometimes ravaging our vision temporarily, but America is defined by, voting Millennials and millions in peaceful assembly:  the unknown in LGBTQ, Texas border and Voting While Black communities – shielding Babysitting While Black and children in their care – and saving all Americans from hate crimes, and presidential abuse of power!

Yes, it’s time to replace our, American Exceptionalism metaphor with a reality check – in both election booth and society.

 

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Poor v. Rich and Right v. Wrong – Headlined on OpEdNews.com & Tremr Staff Pick

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Reinventing ourselves after Collins Kavanaugh vote and Grassley’s women don’t want to do the work, let’s inaugurate a day of reckoning to spotlight why old men locked in secret rooms do the bidding of wealthy conservatism:  America’s ultimate gender, racial and sexual subjugation. 

Decades of criminal behavior:  banging other people’s money into six bankruptcies, while goading recruiters with bone spurs, just to grope erratic peace, lying to three wives about where his head lies – con artists threaten our Democratic Republic by convoluting a trumped sunset with America’s new dawning.

Stripping both messenger and message, to pinch focus from cheeky bony projections arousing worshipers of a distorted Manifest Destiny minus Native, female and African-American contribution, is M.O. of an impostor.

Aren’t we better than tax evasion swagger mocking targets of ill-tempered supremacists assuming, despite hindsight, supreme confirmation of drunken missionary positions?

The more we shovel the political manure of alternative facts onto the economically swindled, the less we will discern the tyranny white-washed in black robes, board rooms and secret Senate chambers.

Averting our eyes from America’s core of disparity deepens restlessness in a Home of the Brave where gun violence is default solution.

Only Peaceful Assembly, voting, Moral Mondays and holding these truths to be self-evident:  our Land of the Free, cannot be, until most of, We the People engage responsibility for revitalizing what we might have been.

Yet without waves of reason, we doubt our ability to erect from memories often too horrible to revisit:  too many of us have elected to infect all of us with corporate and government leadership that’s long-lost sight of America’s 1863 Gettysburg call to reject any animus to human decency.

Historically, our pale majority manifested and molested this truth:  poverty is not about color, but the glue that holds us together – as intentionally pervasively programed for economic stagnation of 43.5% of Americans.

“You might be poor, but at least you are white and that means something.”

Without an acknowledgment of Biblical foretelling and Constitutional guarantees, we, herded by age-old masculine litany, allow ensconced powerful, moneyed gray-haired men to exclude from their job description, the welfare of women and children, and wellbeing of the financially damaged.

When did we lose our compass to Justice for All – respecting accusers and expecting, in our humane Free Society, FBI investigations unhindered by the self-serving unhinged?

It’s not just Trump/Pence, it’s the GOP:  McKinley’s Corporatism, Taft’s Little Brown Brothers, Harding’s sex scandals, Hoover’s Hoovervilles, Eisenhower’s Operations Wetback, Nixon’s Watergate, Ford’s Nixon pardon, Reagan’s Trickle Down, Bush/Cheney’s perpetual oil wars – beget American polarization!

We need see beyond Trump/Pence and McConnell/Kavanaugh and uplift our new American majority – infected by Russian hacks, NRA money, in servitude to the uber wealthy standing, like Robber Barons and their We Built That descendants, on the backs of 99% of us.

Erasing what’s wrong with what’s right, cures America’s greatest limitation:   a millennium of violations against hardworking Americans – black and white, rich and poor, LGBTQ and straight, Republican and Democrat – especially women assaulted by the unrepentant, cast as second-class citizens by me first shareholders, uncaring CEOs, domestic violence, sexual discrimination, gender inequality and multi-million-dollar tax cheats.

Rising as indivisible antagonists to a GOP ignoring women, school shootings and DWB – we may help Americans who physically resemble Judiciary Committee Republicans, to eject men who neglect them.

Kathleen Charlton, North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and North Carolina Rev Dr. William J. Barber II are heroes, while Brett Kavanaugh, Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump choose to bury America’s promise – and all its #MeToo, gender income parity, ERA and PeopleDemandingAction.org supporters.

Nevertheless, Never Trump Conservatives, Justice John Paul Stevens and Americans descending on their Congress and Supreme Court, from all over our nation, confirm, we are poised at a nation determining precipice:  where all are equal under the law, or, a people willingly yielding to the nightstick of 80% of Republicans, standing by their man – aided and abetted by Mitch McConnell’s political cronies – preventing what’s right, from defeating, what’s wrong.

Mocking anyone, because of their physical or mental health, age, race or gender, may not rise to, I could stand in the middle of 5th Ave and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any votes – but it certainly wipes its feet on the doormat of our soul.