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Words and their Power Over Us – Tremr Staff Pick & Headline

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The word, Diego has blanketed, southern America with sheets of purity driven snow rising up into the Land of the Free – beyond Charlottesville’s First-Degree murder conviction, now carried by the wind into drifts of well-deserved hellish confinement.

Sharing the fullness of joy and strength for mind, body and soul, inspires words to be more honest than an American-ATM-in-Chief, a murderous Russian puppeteer and a whitewashed cover up of spending our tax dollars to preserve, protect and defend shrines to a nation divided:  Confederate memorials, cemeteries, tombstones and anti-United States of America statues.

Is it American to adopt and adapt to the words of Wisconsin and Michigan Republican legislators – or shall we unite with North Carolina elections board and delay Koch certification?

Are the words, Voter Fraud, now caught in the throat of its most raucous proponent?  Have our, give me your tired your poor, words been capsized into the darkness of a sickened ocean, asking not what our planet can do for us, but what we can abandon, to save North, South East and West from civil war?

Midterm elections proved words as ballots can envision a new diversified, American Dream on its journey to justice for all; that we can rise above freedom of speech demeaned by tea stained reruns and hacked ads – aided and abetted by a social face-off lying face-down in the muck racking of deceit for dollars.

In this season of philosophical celebrants simultaneously, if only coincidentally, rubbing elbows for a few end-of-year weeks of brief shining moments, dare to suggest a collective connection with, joy to the world and all life upon it, possibilities – and give the gift of deeds to our pro humankind words?

If not now, when will the words:  thoughts and prayers, of Mawlid el-Nabi, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas throw open the doors, to a vast evolution of hosts greeting all who enter life on earth with a prepared table in the presence of those Governors and Congressional members who have rented their service potential to enemies of the state?

Good words evolve into deeds that deflect any reflection of being doped up on forked tongues – disgorging on all manner of mangers – to still deny, room in the inn of prosperity, as continued subjugation of the least of these our responsibilities.

Deeds, atop a foundation of reasonable words, could save America’s soul from the gravity of past guilt, secrets and pretensions.  Texts could be a multitude of hosts, breathing freedom’s gift onto interned innocents – even melting the ice-cold chill engulfing the hearts and minds that imprison them.

Surely, we can imagine, and elect leaders, who rise above twisted Tweeters twisting phrases past averted Facebook eyes, demeaning freedom of speech into an Alt-Right invasion.

It is the power of our words that connects and enables our thoughts and actions.  However, words express both the core of current domestic Anti-Gettysburg Address America, and our call to honor all of God’s Children.

When my three visiting male Blue Jays announce winter’s new dawn, I wonder, in whose words are we better invested for the truth of what’s to come:  Al Roker, Rachel Maddow and Jon Whelan – or those trumped disciples genuflecting before the Koch throne installing Brian Kemp, Cindy Hyde-Smith and Brett Kavanaugh?

When the Blue Jays call, let our words be made manifest in the truth of deeds that honor, Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, who will never again stare in the face of sexism, racism or genocide without crushing, Silence is Consent, with law-abiding action elevated by, truth will set us free, word-power.

Respectful words prevent our echoing the devastation of ignoring the power of ignorance, reducing patriotism to racist tunnel vision or scorning diversity’s contributions.

Our words impact lives, whether telling a younger sibling they can’t draw or confessing to a wife’s students, she, brings out the pizza in me.

Embracing powerfully honest words might save a planet in peril from denial, by kicking it to the Curb.  However, our crowning achievement remains, choosing to passionately live a life of excellence.


America’s Mission Possible:  Standing Together Post Trump/Pence – Headline

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We can all accept that rising to a Lincoln standard every day, though a worthy Smith Goes to Washington goal, may be a hurdle too high for most, but how did America’s GOP, after the lessons of Nixon’s Watergate and the 1974 Midterm elections, go from George Herbert Walker Bush to a trumped Federal Government – in search of a State TV Network?

How is it, that 86% of Republicans still support Donald Trump enough to vote to inflict his residue on their children’s future?  What is it that keeps so many hard-working Americans resisting the evolution that is upon us, still expecting a trumped up six-figure income from a Coal industry that has largely abandoned them?

Why don’t Liberals understand rural families need hunting rifles to protect them from carnivores – and Conservatives acknowledge owning protective handguns doesn’t justify packing AR-15 type rifles?

As Michael Cohen confesses, Trump’s team pleads guilty and Matt Whittaker joins Mike Pence in, Duck and Cover – how do Believers justify worshiping a man whose entire life is the evil twin of Holy Scripture?

Is there a marriage of convenience between an America fixated on a President fixated on a Moscow Tower and the Americans getting current events’ updates from Social Media platforms and late-night stand-up comics?

Would that not beget children who grow up to imprison children?

People have been deceived before by false prophets claiming, they are the only one who can remedy all problems.  Remembering McCarthy Era, why can’t we see enemies vilified by such men are created to distract disciples, while they amass secret foreign profits?

Foreign and domestic, Empire Building isn’t new.  Its history conjures brother against brother to manipulate a proletariat feeling ignored, into investing faith in apathetic emperor wannabes.

Can we still miss the point that anyone who told, We the People, via our Media, the same lies Michael Cohen told Congress are as complicit as Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee who chose visions of grandeur and on-camera grandstanding, over FBI vetting, Constitution and common sense?

In the New Year, may we emulate POTUS 35 & 41, choosing history making collaborative accomplishments, over juvenile victory laps?

We may never touch the hearts or reach the minds of those who long for a whitewashed time of white hoods, white supremacy resurrecting a south rising to the depths of James Fields Jr., Brian Kemp and Cindi Hyde-Smith – but we can understand that most who believed in the mastery of a Pied-Piper-in-Chief, voted – seeking to be heard, not herded through the debris of oil wars and Great Recession.

Although a river of greed, bigotry and apathy runs through it, the Trump Administration, Organization and Family are merely the visible pathology atop our history of self-deception, from

  • Tule Lake’s Japanese-Americans to South-American refugee children interned in Tornillo Texas tents
  • Emancipation Proclamation to The Solid Democratic South
  • JFK/LBJ to The Solid Republican South
  • Jim Crow to Dixiecrats
  • 1966 UT Tower shooting to Sandy Hook, Pulse, Parkland and Las Vegas
  • Nixon’s Southern Strategy to Watergate and Treason
  • Reagan’s, Mistakes were made to Bush/Cheney/Wolfowitz’s Iran
  • Dishonesty of both political parties to K Street rental of too many politicians
  • Putin’s crowning a double-dealing pathological prince in his own image, to an American plague of ruthless anti-American human chicanery: Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, Kellyanne Conway, Kirstjen Nielsen, Scott Pruitt, Ryan Zinke, Steven Mnuchin, Mike Pompeo, Paul Manafort, Rudy Giuliani, Devin Nunez and the enabler of pedophile pimps, Alex Acosta

Despite Trump deal:  $50m Moscow Penthouse for ultimate in world power – it’s not just their lust for moneyed power, it’s their believing we’re dumb enough to fall for it.

Regardless of political party, holding ourselves and those we elect, accountable for everyone, is best definition of Justice for All.

However, being addicted to Media obsession with Donald Trump, we aid and abet his desired, Government-run TV Network, – because, the Russia Project was real and Brett Kavanaugh’s House Judiciary Republicans supremely tucked it.

Beware:  no people believing ignorance of their nation’s history, secrecy and laws can avoid losing their freedom.

However, committing to what we’re for, who we elect reflects us, but to define us, we must continually deliver on the Mission of America’s promise.